Top 5 Playstation Exclusives

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you read my top five.

1. I am only including PS3 exclusive games on this list

2. I am only including games that I have played to completion i.e I can't put Resistance on this list because I haven't played it yet.

3. If there were any games you wanted to see included below, I don't give a shit.

 

5. Killzone 3

This game is good but not great. There seems to be very little that sets this game apart from other shooters on the market, but that doesn't mean it's not fun.

 

Pros:

Dedicated servers in multiplayer- This has for some reason become a rarity in shooters lately. Basically dedicated servers means that I'm not constantly being killed by host advantage and other bullshit that happens in other shooters like Halo, Call of Duty, and Gears of War.

Warzone Mode- This is one of the coolest multiplayer modes I have ever played. It is an objective mode where the objective is constantly changing without any stop in the game.

Dynamic Camera System- In Killzone you control a person, not a camera. You look at your gun when you reload and the camera shakes appropriately when you climb up ladders, sprint, or even turn. The controls are not the most precise, but they are perfect for the presentation of the game.

 

Cons:

Terrible Story- British space Nazis galore. This is one of the worst stories I have seen. The cutscenes where the British space Nazis are arguing are at least interesting, but even those are rife with horrible dialogue and below average voice acting.

 

E3 2010 Gameplay Trailer

 

 

4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

This is how you do story telling in video games. Developers will have to rethink how they do story in games if they ever want to compete. This isn't the best shooter, but you can't deny that this game has fantastic character development.

 

Pros:

Amazing story- Some of the best character development and dialogue that I have seen. In Uncharted: Drake's Fortune there really wasn't much dialogue between characters during the combat and action sequences. This created a bit of a barrier between the story and the combat. In Uncharted 2: Among Thieves there was a lot more dialogue between characters during combat which created a much more organic story experience this time around.

Amazing graphics and art design- The environments are lush and beautiful. Buildings look old and dilapidated and I have never seen snow done so well in a video game.

 

Cons:

Final Boss- Just like the first game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has a boss at the end. The fight is prolonged and kind of stupid.

 

Uncharted 2 Gameplay

 

 

3. Heavy Rain

This is easily the longest game that I have ever completed in one siting (about 10 hours) I absolutely could not put the controller down. This easily the most immersive experience I have had with a game.

 

Pros:

Characters- This game actually makes you care about these characters. In the game there are four main characters, any of which can die at any moment. This actually makes you want these characters to live unlike most games where character development seems to be a lost art.

Interactive story that plays out like a brilliant mystery novel- Trying to figure out the name of the origami killer is made more interesting by characters down branching paths that may or may not lead to their death.

 

Cons:

Identity of the origami killer- I won't give away who it is, but let's just say it's a little disappointing after ten strait hours of playing.

Voice Acting- It is painfully clear that english is not the first language of most (if not all) of these voice actors. This is especially clear with the character Lieutenant Blake (one of the main characters)

 

Heavy Rain E3 Trailer

 

 

2. God of War 3

One of the best action games of this generation. Inspired combat and gore that rivals the Mortal Combat series.

 

Pros:

Best action gameplay around- All of the different weapons, counters, magic abilities, and gore make for one of the most fun and visceral games I have ever played.

An interesting take on Greek mythology- Kratos (the former God of War) is on a quest for revenge and will kill whichever Olympians are foolish enough to stand in his way. This is an awesome (if a little over zealous at times) take on Greek mythology.

 

Cons:

Cutscenes that you can't skip- These cutscenes are great, but why do I have to watch them on my second and third playthroughs.

 

God of War Launch Trailer

 

1. inFamous

This is the best superhero game ever made. The story is fantastic and the choice between good and evil is harder than you might think.

 

Pros:

Story- Not the best characters ever, but this story would make not only a great comic book, but possibly one of the greatest comic books of all time. It's that good.

Awesome powers- Throughout the game you will unlock some of the coolest powers a superhero has ever had. Batman you poor bastard.

The choice between Good or Evil- This game actually gives you choice and not just an illusion. Do you want to save empire city, win back Trish, (your girlfriend) and be loved by all, or would you rather give all that up to become most powerful and feared person in the city? The choice is yours.

 

Cons:

The tech: The tech in this game is below average at best. It's hard to become invested in a character when the developers don't even make an attempt to make them emote realistically.

 

inFamous Trailer

 

That's it for my list. If you have any suggestions for any lists to make in the future than please put them in the comments section below. Next I think I will do an NES top 5

pfro's picture

this list is complete bullshit

 

5 Killzone whatever - multiplayer and graphics are good, but the campaign sucks balls completely

4 1/2 God of War III - (including 1/2 because fuck you) great gameplay, but story is for small children, I want badass not kid loving

4 Infamous - fun and cool concept, but it is just kind of empty in my heart

3 Resistance 1>2 - great story especially for a fps and cool guns and multiplayer and set pieces, but 2's Hale and no story coop sucked ballz

2 Little Big Planet whatever - Creative and unique, but story is not there and playing maps isn't rewarding

1 Uncharted 2 - perfect game - The boss fight was wonderful and very difficult on crushing, the story and comedy is excellent, the characters are likable, the gameplay is flawless, the multiplayer/coop was good, the -insert any part here- was -insert any good remark here-

explicit_baron's picture

The resistance games are always overlooked. I just got Resistance 2 and it's awesome, better than Killzone 2.

Josh Kowbel's picture

Pfro, you have two choices for number 4. Also, all these games are great, but some you're going to enjoy more if you're a fan of the series.

My list (in no particular order):

1. Metal Gear Solid 4

2. Resistance series

3. Killzone series

4. Ratchet and Clank series

5. Uncharted series

iWINuFAIL's picture

5. Resistance 2

4. Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction

3. inFamous

2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

1. Uncharted 2

pfro's picture

I have never played MGS4 even though it has to be dirt cheap by now. Kowbel, Uncharted has to be better than Killzone.

brodyitis's picture

@explicit_baron I didn't include Resistance because I haven't played it yet, but I am very excited to.

brodyitis's picture

@Boss Kowbell thanks for contributing. Your reviews are great.

FratasticVoyage's picture

It's a sin to overlook MGS4, ecspecially when it's like 5 bucks at gamestop now.

Josh Kowbel's picture

Pfro, if you had taken the extra second to read my comment above my choices, you'd clearly have seen I wrote, "in no particular order." Even if my list was in order, it would still be my choices, my opinion, no one elses.

pfro's picture

eh sorry. But you put numbers, gosh.

brodyitis's picture

@FantasticVoyage I haven't played it yet.

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