Written by Anthony
Killzone 2 is coming out next week, so we are pretty sure you PlayStation 3 owners will be quite busy. But if you are looking for that gem of a game, that you may have missed, we are going to list the Top 5 PS3 games that didn’t get the attention they deserved. Whether it be because you didn’t own a PS3 yet, or because you just didn’t pick up the title, doesn’t mean you should miss out on these games. Here is our top 5…
#5) Heavenly Sword
You play as Nariko, the strong willed, fiery red haired heroine, with the goal of defending your clan from the evil King Bohan. Tales the clan passed down from generation talks about a cursed sword that has the power to vanquish all evil which you eventually come to wield. With gorgeous level design, some of the best character animation I have seen to date, and compelling storyline, this game wasn’t appreciated as it should have been.
#4) Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
While even before it was released, it had already received the stigma, that it was just a “demo”. If that were the case, it would be the very best demo I have ever experienced. It’s lacking in the track department, but not in the variety of vehicles, or the amount of gameplay you can squeeze out of the most recent release from Polyphony Digital. Sporting some of the best graphics to date on a racer, and one of the slickest presentations I have seen, calling this a $40 demo is completely unjustified.
#3) Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
Having been released among other smash titles during the past holiday season, Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, did not get it’s time in the limelight, although it deserved it. A sequel to one of the top selling PS3 games to date, went above and beyond improving on it’s already solid formula. Off road, arcade style racing has never controlled so well, and at the same time offered so much eye candy when you crashed and burned. Stunning, lush landscapes make up the majority of the tracks, with only a few stages being a throwback to the original Motorstorm which was relatively a brown, muddy mess. Trophy support, and solid multiplayer round out the game’s vast feature set.
#2) Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Ratchet and Clank games are known to be some of the best platformers ever to grace the PlayStation 2, and on it’s PS3 debut, it certainly doesn’t disappoint. With near Disney Pixar quality graphics, a variety of gameplay elements, and some of the most hilarious, enjoyable weapons you will ever wield… Ratchet & Clank Future, has me looking forward future installments. I am sure many of you missed out on the game due to is “kiddy” looks, but I assure you, if you can get past that, it’s a very charming, and deep game.
#1) Valkyria Chronicles
The best PS3 game that nobody played. Seriously. This strategy RPG has everything going for it other than sales. With one of the most enjoyable casts, a deep and interesting storyline, and totally kick-ass gameplay mechanics, this is my favorite PS3 game to date (other than MGS4). The game boasts beautiful anime/story book style graphics, and 40+ hours of gameplay, you WILL NOT regret picking this title up. Try out the demo on the PSN, I did, and that day I went out and hunted this game down. DLC should be arriving soon, that lets you play as the bad guy, which I must admit, I cannot wait to sink my teeth into.