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5 must-have PS3 games for retired hardcore gamers


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52 Responses

  1. Seong Aleque

    Or, you know, just get a Vita and play on a train/bus/lunch break.


    • Sylen7Nato

      still the same principle…you only get to play in the few spare minutes of the day, compared to hours on the couch with nothing better to do…i have both vita and ps3, and i dont play one more than the other even if the vita is always in my pocket…from one retired hardcore gamer to another, great article wololo…i can definitely relate.

    • NakedFaerie

      WHY do people care if they post first then say it? You sound like a complete *** with no life if your so excited you commented first.

      Go outside and find a life as you dont have one now, OR grow up and get a life as you are too young to be on the internet so much.

  2. EmoryM

    Whenever I see Heavy Rain I sing Chocolate Rain to myself.

  3. Chezni

    Of note, I’d like to plug from software’s 3D dot heroes as a Zelda Clone that was better than most of the mainstream Zelda games.

    Regarding your choices, I’d have to generally agree. What competitor does TLoU does Xbox have? I can’t even come up with an answer.

  4. Archaga

    While as a fan I’m obligated to say MGS4 was the best PS3 game, Heavy Rain was so absurdly awesome it’s a mystery how more people haven’t played it.

  5. mixedfish

    “despite the fact that a PS3 controller is probably as adapted to play a FPS as a spoon is to slice meat”

    That’s alright because Uncharted is a TPS game.

  6. Retired hardcore gamer don’t retired, we just lose are hand eye coordination..Great list of game..

    • Dan

      “Lose our hand-eye coordination”. And the ability to spell, as well, apparently! Just kidding. I’m not really that pretentious. Or, is this the pretentious part?

  7. NeonAera

    Wow I just ordered The Last of Us on Amazon.com. 🙂 I can’t wait to play it.. There are sooo many people that raved about how really good it is.. So I couldn’t resist. I like zombie survival games too anyhow, so yeah perfect for me.. Excited. Glad this game made it to your must-have PS3 list, wololo! And I’m also somewhat of a retired gamer myself.. glad someone is going through what I am as well..

  8. lel

    what a joke

  9. scooter61686

    are the /talk Forums giving anyone else a ‘503 Service unavailable error’? it has been for like the last 3 days for me? if someone could comment back with an answer that would be swell. thanks guys!

  10. The Kick

    The resistance series should’ve made it. My dad loves resistance 3.

    • NakedFaerie

      MGS4 is a movie and after 3 hours of cutscenes there is 5 seconds of gameplay before another 2 hour cutscene.

      Its the biggest ‘*** you off’ game there is. ENOUGH with long boring cutscenes and get on with the gameplay.
      Games are supposed to be about gaming NOT cutscenes or it would be called an interactive movie which MGS4 virtually is.

      • sathriel

        It is a silly excuse when The Game of Press X To Not Die is on the list.

      • Acid_Snake

        I partially agree with you. The MGS series has always been known for their storyline, but MGS4 and MGS2 took it too far. On the other hand, Peace Walker took it to far in focusing on gameplay more than story, becoming yet another generic shooter. MGS1 and MGS3 were the best as they had a perfect balance between storytelling and gameplay.

  11. NakedFaerie

    Great list. What about Uncharted 1 as you said 2+3.
    And the LBP series also goes to the PSP and Vita also. Great game on any platform. Really hard and rage quit lots of times but eventually you’ll get past and be glad you finished it and never play it again.

    There are a few other great games like the Hitman series, Rainbow Six series, Bioshock series, and Assassins Creed 1+2 as anything past them suck. I’m a huge AC fan and 3 was the worst and 4 doesn’t look like getting any better. Everyone I speak to about AC said 3 was a flop and the series has gone down hill and not getting any better soon. We all with AC4 does bring it back to life but it doesn’t look like it. So its got new features, thats not really the game its the console the game is on thats got those new features. It all comes down to gameplay and AC3+4 gameplay isn’t as good as AC1+2 and the story sucks on both.

    And what about Tomb Raider, thats a great game. The series is good but it needed that reboot.

    And what about GTA? That series is awesome. Again its another game where the gameplay is about the same throughout the series but its great from GTA3 to GTA5. Its got the right amount of ratio between gameplay and cutscenes. 90% of game time is gameplay which is great. Thats the problem with MGS4 it was about 55% gameplay to cutscenes ratio which made the game suck.

  12. john

    Great article, but what about Portal 2?

  13. scooter61686 the talk forums have been working fine,For me and it may be your ISP.

  14. Caio

    What if you don’t have a family? Can you still be a non-retired hardcore gamer?

  15. sathriel

    From the list one can see that wololo is more interested in movies than games 😛

    Seriously tho, LBP and Journey are very unique games, and Uncharted and Last of Us are very cinematic experiences.

    Heavy Rain on the other hand…

  16. Jkoiou

    Definitely inte boat of retired hardcore gamer being married, one kid and one comng in 2 weeks!… I play max 3 hours a week and usually late at night (12-3 am). The above list is great. I’ve started tLoU and I’m about 5-6 hrs in I think. It’s good but I feel I need a long stretch to play it to enjoy the story. Plus I suck at fps games so I constantly have to keep retrying missions. ;).

    I know you wanted to keep the list to short burst games, but I would say FFXIV would be a great addition as you can play in 1 hr spurts, get a few missions done, accomplish something and them return at your leisure. Plus the end game is not the point. And it’s FUN.
    ALSO, ni no kuni for those RHCG who want an amazing jrpg experience an can manage a 30 or so hour game.

  17. BahamutBBob

    4/7 of those I wouldn’t recommend, personally. (Uncharted, LBP)

    I’ve been meaning to play through Heavy Rain, but I have a pretty big backlog right now. I didn’t like the gameplay in The Last of Us demo, and I haven’t watched the story on YouTube yet.

  18. Acid_Snake

    I have to disagree with you about Uncharted 1. Yes it may not be as graphically intense, and gameplay seems old, but the storyline alone makes it a must have, plus there are some screwups in the other two (specially Uncharted 3) that make them on par with the others.

  19. capcomlegend

    Lol a retired hardcore gamer lol I like the way that sounds ,im in the same boat ,just turned 30 busy with work ,school and the fam,it sucks…

    • vicsidious

      Now now old sport, don’t be so sad! You should be glad you have a wife and kids! Many of us don’t have this chance! Beside, you still can play a lot of games with them. I’m sure there’s AT LEAST 1 game that you and your wife will enjoy! Play it and smile! 🙂

  20. Ravi

    I couldnt agree more. But i also wanted to see God Of War 3 on the list