For PlayStation 3 2009 represented a banner year for gamers as many blockbuster titles were released on to console. Games like Killzone 2, inFamous, Uncharted 2: Among Theives, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. With 2009 coming to a close, it’s time to set our sights on 2010, a year filled with the most amazing PS3 line-up yet. We’ve done the dirty work and compiled a list of the best games set to grace the PS3 in 2010 in what will be the console’s best year yet. This is part one of our 2010 PS3 Line-Up Preview which details First-Party Exclusives.
MAG – Release Date: January 26, 2010 – Pre-order Now
Massive Action Game. Even three words as exciting as those, still do not explain the sheer thrilling experience provided by Zipper Interactive’s MAG. Tapping into the full potential of the PlayStation Network, MAG puts 256-player controlled, Private Military Company soldiers onto the battlefield in one all out war. MAG is an online only First Person Shooter that lets you pledge your allegiance to one of three military factions. Strategy plays a major role as you call in air-strikes, parachute insertions and more to put the drop on your enemies.
White Knight Chronicles – Release Date: February 2, 2010 – Pre-Order Now
The developers behind Dark Cloud and Rogue Galaxy, Level-5 are looking to set a new standard for RPGs on the PlayStation 3. Set in a medieval fantasy world with beautiful, stunning backdrops the epic story of two warring kingdoms unfolds. The game’s hero, Leonard is bestowed with the ability to engage in combat as the fabled White Knight. As Leonard learns of the power the White Knight wields, he uses it to attempt to save the princess, meanwhile he also learns how that same power could bring an end to the world.
ModNation Racers – Release Date: February 24, 2010 – Pre-Order Now
United Front Games aims to blend classic kart racing with PlayStation’s Play. Create. Share genre ushered in by Media Molecule’s award-winning LittleBigPlanet. The game provides users with easy-to-use editing tools to not only customize your character and karts, but to also let you design and create your very own tracks to race upon in what is shaping up to be the most personalized racing experience to date. Race against computer controlled AI, friends and family, or across the PlayStation Network in this fun-filled kart racer.
The ex-spartan warrior Kratos returns in what is to be the brutal climax of the God of War trilogy, a franchise based around Greek mythology. Featuring new moves, weapons and techniques added to the already devastating move-set, Kratos mercilessly decimates the evil that he’ll face throughout his journey. Detailed graphics,dark, gritty art-style, fluid life-like animations and awe-inspiring worlds make God of War III one of the most visually stunning games of 2010. Like previous God of War games Kratos will solve puzzles and battle behemoth-sized foes from Greek Mythology. Expect God of War III to raise the bar for all action-adventure games moving forward.