Sony’s master console shares a number of third-party games with its nearest competitor in the Xbox 360, but what hidden gems are there that exceed on PlayStation 3? With its fair share of exclusives and great PSN experiences, it’s easy to miss some of the better, smaller games from this generation. So which hidden gems should you check out?
In the cockpit of a subterranean exploration vehicle, you investigate the interior of diverse cave-like complexes where you must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress. This brilliant download-only shooter showcases PlayStation Network’s worth and legitimate competitive edge up next to Microsoft’s Xbox Live arcade.
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In Flower, the surrounding environment, most often pushed to the background in games, is pulled to the forefront and becomes the primary "character." The player fades from an external and stressful world in the opening of this fresh and genuine game only for PS3, and journeys through beautifully vivid landscapes, changing the his surroundings and exploring nature along the way.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
As Ryu Hayabusa you are out to seek revenge after your clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja moves are at your finger-tips. You play with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword. Especially great for fans of the series.
The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection
This is truly the “gold standard” as far as video game collections go. If you can find this collection in stores (it is a tough one to find), be sure to get your grubby hands on it: not only will you be buying two of the best games from last generation, but arguably two of the most beautiful and inspiring games ever created, in one neat little pack. And of course in high definition!
Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal.
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Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Building upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition’s original six courses, the new game features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. This game is truly for a “masterclass” type of player: accessible, fun, and excessively addictive.
Which under appreciated PS3 games do you recommend?
By Gaetano Prestia