New PS3 Owner - What are the must play games?

musicpenguy

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So I decided it was time to add a PS3 to my collection (an original PS2 backwards compatible one that will let me use a Dual Shock 4 to play PS2 games).

I've pretty much decided that I'm going to start with the Naughty Dog games which are all available digitally on PS3 (not so much on PS4 or Vita).

So I'm going to be getting the Crash Trilogy (PS1 classics), Jak and Daxter HD Collection, Uncharted Trilogy and then will be getting the PS4 version of Last of Us.

Outside of that initial batch of games what are the must have PS3 games; if it's on PS4 as a remake I'll be getting that version like Tomb Raider or GTA 5.

Thoughts - what are the games to get? Digital is preferred if they offer them that way - not sure how widespread digital retail games are on PS3.
 

musicpenguy

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Journey is an absolute must have!
I've heard great things - evidently it'll be playable on PS4 this year at Gamescom (I think that's the name) - hoping it hits PS4 this year; curious if that is worth waiting for since it seems pretty close
 

Taustin Powers

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Mass Effect Trilogy

The first one can be a little tedious, but the overall journey is so worth it!


Also, Dead Space, Bioshock, Fat Cry 3.
 

musicpenguy

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Mass Effect Trilogy

The first one can be a little tedious, but the overall journey is so worth it!


Also, Dead Space, Bioshock, Fat Cry 3.
Thanks! I'll add them to my GameFly queue - never played a Far Cry game before. Dead Space I think I own already thanks to this month's PS Plus freebies
 

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Oh geez...

The Uncharted Trilogy (You already mentioned it, but I'll back it up)

The Mass Effect Trilogy (Just finished the entire trilogy last night. Took me 2 months to beat).

Journey (More an interactive AV experience than a game. Still worth it, though)

The Demon's/Dark Souls series (Among my favoritest ever)

Okami HD (Great good fun)

Persona 3 and 4 (Technically PS2 games, but you can grab them off the Playstation Store for the PS3)

Megaman 9 (Great good 8-bit NES fun)

...and tons more. These are my top recommendations, though. I'd suggest starting with these.
 

Janichsan

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Just counting PS3 (or at least Playstation in general) exclusive games:

The Last of Us
Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD
Little Big Planet
Journey
Flower
Ni no Kuni
WipeOut HD
Stardust HD
 

lightz39

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Thats a lot of games. I hope you don't have adhd like me. I very rarely beat games unless i set my mind to it.

I suggest if you haven't played them picking up kingdom hearts 1.5 and 2.5 when its out. 3 will be out sometime in the future. Other than that I own a ps3 but rarely touch it. So I won't be much help.
 

alexreich

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I'd definitely recommend the following...

God of War Saga, which includes...
-God of War HD
-God of War II HD
-God of War III
-God of War: Chains of Olympus
-God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, which includes...
FFX HD
FFX-2 HD

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX, which includes...
-Kingdom Hearts Final Mix HD
-Re: Chain of Memories HD
-358/2 Days HD (cutscenes only)

Could get yourself several games for around $75 through those three HD bundles. Welcome to the breath of fresh air that is staying a generation behind. I got a PS3 a little over a year ago and I was able to get several games and bundles for cheap since the console is so "old."
 

Taustin Powers

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Thanks! I'll add them to my GameFly queue - never played a Far Cry game before. Dead Space I think I own already thanks to this month's PS Plus freebies
Regarding Dead Space: Do yourself a favor and play Dead Space 1. Only Dead Space 1. Pretend they never made any sequels. ;)

(The Plus freebie is Dead Space 3, if I'm not mistaken...)
 

musicpenguy

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Regarding Dead Space: Do yourself a favor and play Dead Space 1. Only Dead Space 1. Pretend they never made any sequels. ;)

(The Plus freebie is Dead Space 3, if I'm not mistaken...)
Ah okay thanks for the warning

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I'd definitely recommend the following...

God of War Saga, which includes...
-God of War HD
-God of War II HD
-God of War III
-God of War: Chains of Olympus
-God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, which includes...
FFX HD
FFX-2 HD

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX, which includes...
-Kingdom Hearts Final Mix HD
-Re: Chain of Memories HD
-358/2 Days HD (cutscenes only)

Could get yourself several games for around $75 through those three HD bundles. Welcome to the breath of fresh air that is staying a generation behind. I got a PS3 a little over a year ago and I was able to get several games and bundles for cheap since the console is so "old."
Thanks! - So many games!!! GameFly is going to come in handy - shouldn't be a problem with this older titles
 

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not a very popular game but Heavy Rain. It's so unique
I agree and I enjoyed it very much.

Yes, Gamefly is going to be your best friend and should have no problem getting the order you want with so many older games.

Great service.
 

Tsuchiya

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Another vote for Bioshock Infinite, Heavy Rain and Far Cry 3.

I also quite liked Heavenly Sword if you can find a cheap copy. Not the best game mechanics but it was more enjoyable than some reviews suggested.
 

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My faves. I'll try to stick to exclusives but let's see!

R-Type Dimensions
Street Fighter 4 AE, SF3 Online
3D Dot Heroes
Ni No Kuni
Gran Turismo 5 - with a racing wheel+3D glasses it's brilliant
Dark Souls
Metal Gear Solid HD collection+4
Ico+Shadow of the Colossus HD
When Vikings Attack
Zen Pinball 2 - bought tables work on PS4 and Vita too
Rayman Origins
Journey
Under Defeat HD
Super Stardust HD
Outland
 

musicpenguy

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This growing list of games is going to be really handy - will be picking up a second DualShock 4 just to use with my PS3 coming in later today!

I hope that outside of rumble that the DS4 does the job, I really don't want to have to use a DS3 :)
 

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This growing list of games is going to be really handy - will be picking up a second DualShock 4 just to use with my PS3 coming in later today!

I hope that outside of rumble that the DS4 does the job, I really don't want to have to use a DS3 :)
If a game needs to use the motion sensors it won't work at all. GTA doesn't do, just because there's an option to use gestures to ride vehicles+reload guns! Quite a few games don't support it. I'm really hoping for a patch to enable a DS4 to work flawlessly with the PS3, motion controls and all, because it really is a comfy controller!
 

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If a game needs to use the motion sensors it won't work at all. GTA doesn't do, just because there's an option to use gestures to ride vehicles+reload guns! Quite a few games don't support it. I'm really hoping for a patch to enable a DS4 to work flawlessly with the PS3, motion controls and all, because it really is a comfy controller!
Yea I heard they did one patch already that improved support, hoping they will make it 100 percent compatible in the future - rumble and all - how hard can that really be :)

I am pretty excited as odd as it sounds to try backwards compatibility mode on the PS3 and see what it feels like to play PS2 games on a Dual Shock 4!
 

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AAAAAHHHH - I AM SO FURIOUS AT THIS EBAY SELLER - HOW DID HE THINK THIS WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA ... Have already opened an eBay case - this is just ridiculous - what a waste of time and passing up some other better auctions

For clarification - I have yet to open the box - that is how I got it!!!!!
 

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musicpenguy

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Holy crap that is terrible and would dispute it.
Yea there is a rattling inside, the top is scratched all to hell and I'd imagine the hard drive is toast. Won't know until tonight if it even works.

Have already requested an official refund from eBay and want to return it regardless - part of the reason I bought the fat was how awesome visually it looks, also PS2 support is fantastic.
 

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My favorite PS3 exclusives:

Journey
Heavy Rain
Demons' Souls
The Last of Us
Beyond Two Souls

There are a ton mutliplatform titles too, but I'm just going to assume PS3 exclusives are what you were looking for lol
 

Renzatic

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Yea there is a rattling inside, the top is scratched all to hell and I'd imagine the hard drive is toast. Won't know until tonight if it even works.

Have already requested an official refund from eBay and want to return it regardless - part of the reason I bought the fat was how awesome visually it looks, also PS2 support is fantastic.
Ahh, the fat PS3. One thing you need to keep in mind is that only the old 60GB PS3 is directly compatible with PS2 games, and they're hard to come by these days. And the scratches on the top? I've got a fat, and I can't even look at the thing without it getting another dozen scratches.

I wanna say take it back, but considering what you've got, you might not be able to replace it. If it works, but it's ugly...I'd keep it.
 

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If you're into RPGs, I'd suggest Valkyria Chronicles. Alternate-reality WWII with Anime characters... which is actually a LOT more interesting than it sounds. A pretty great JRPG with genuinely deep characters, an interesting setting, and some unique and challenging gameplay.