Sunday 1 November 2020

Top 10 PS3 Single Player Games

10. Heavy Rain

One of the most ‘human’ games ever made, Heavy Rain is a powerful drama/thriller that deals with complex themes of loss, grief and obsession. With flawless mo-cap work that still holds up today alongside one of the most engrossing narratives in gaming, this atmospheric and cinematic masterpiece will always be one of the most celebrated titles on the PS3, and for very good reason. If you haven’t played it yet, what are you waiting for? 

9. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

There is a reason the MGS saga is up there with the most beloved gaming franchises, and one of its finest hours, Guns of the Patriots, serves an unparalleled gaming experience packed with raw, lavish gameplay and innovative ideas. The execution is nothing short of staggering and the final product is a masterpiece of stealth-based espionage action. Engrossing and cinematic, Guns of the Patriots is a truly unforgettable gaming experience.

8. Star Ocean: Last Hope

With an abundance of side missions, areas to explore and various endings to encourage replays, Star Ocean: Last Hope is a huge game that boasts stellar visuals, a straight-forward and addictive combat system, an authentic sci-fi atmosphere and a slow-burning but engrossing narrative. Yes, Last Hope is an incredibly rewarding JRPG title that deserves a lot more love. Just be prepared to put in the hours – this one will take over your life.

7. BioShock

Totally enthralling from beginning to end, the first adventure to the underwater city of Rapture still holds up as the best, thanks to an engrossing story, a perfect balance of action and exploration and an incredibly customisable combat and weapon system. Above all else, though, no game has ever given us an atmosphere like BioShock. With breathtaking originality, this undersea shooter is one of the finest single player titles on the console.

6. Fallout 3: Game of the Year

One of the biggest and best RPGs in gaming, Fallout 3 is a single-player masterpiece that will take over your life. As you make the choices that will define you and change the game, will you be a good samaritan or a dastardly villain? Walk the line between good and evil as you scour the post-apocalyptic wasteland and embark on one of the best adventures on the PlayStation 3 – now packed with oodles of DLC content in the Game of the Year Edition.

5. God of War: Ascension

With a refined combat system and thrilling new puzzle mechanics building on the established award-winning gameplay, Ascension takes the bloody brutal God of War series to new heights. With countless new enemies and the ability to now pick up and switch weapons, combat is more intense than ever as you learn your foes weaknesses and annihilate them the only way Kratos knows how. Packed with the usual stellar character and art design, this one is a sight to behold – and not for the faint of heart!

4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

In one of the biggest worlds in gaming, Skyrim is a game that allows the player to be whoever they want and do whatever they want. Utterly rammed with quests, customisation, skills and crafting, Skyrim drops you into its rich world and lets you forge your own path and find out what kind of hero – or anti-hero – you want to be. Absolutely one of the biggest and best single player experiences in modern gaming.

3. Beyond: Two Souls

This powerful and cinematic game puts you in the shoes of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers. As you traverse the globe, decisions you make will influence the outcome of Jodie’s story, resulting in a truly intense and unforgettable gaming experience that also boasts some of the most incredible visuals the PS3 ever offered. And any game that stars Willem Dafoe can only be good, right? 

2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Despite 5 games in the franchise and counting, it is the Uncharted saga’s first sequel, Among Thieves, that deserves the most praise. Playing like a Hollywood action-adventure, the game features some of the most exciting and explosive sequences in the genre’s history – despite multiple attempts, developer Naughty Dog could never match the excitement of Among Thieves’ iconic train segment. An unforgettable moment in gaming that still thrills today.

1. The Last of Us

Could the #1 spot really go to anything else? One of the finest games ever made, The Last of Us offers one of the most layered and intelligent gaming experiences thanks to brilliant AI, a stunningly realised world and phenomenal characters and story. The Last of Us immerses the player into a truly visceral experience packed with horror and heart in equal measure, and the result is nothing short of an unforgettable gaming masterpiece.

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