The PS3 has been out for over a decade and as a result, there are a lot of titles out there. Due to this, choosing a game is sometimes easier said than done and in this article, we’ll be looking at 3 PS3 titles that are certainly worth your while!
1. Okami HD
When one thinks of games with a Japan-related theme, their mind usually goes straight to anime/vocaloid games such as Hatsune Miku’s Project Diva. However, not all games from the land of the rising sun are those type of games and Okami HD is an excellent example of this.
Okami HD is probably one of the most unique games out there and you should certainly play it as it’s available on a lot of platforms!
Okami released in 2006 for the PlayStation 2 and it was later remastered for the PlayStation 3 in 2012 (with ports for the PC, Switch and PS4 following a few years later).
This game has you playing as Amaterasu, the sun goddess, in the form of wolf and it’s set in ancient Japan. In this game, which is highly inspired by Japanese folkore, you have to restore the land to its normal state because a warrior called Susano freed the mythological 8-headed demon Orochi who drained the life out of Japan. After a while, you meet Issun who is a small creature that jumps around on your head and handles communication with other NPCs and you continue on bringing life back to Japan while fighting bosses that can be a tad difficult at times. This game is also pretty unique thanks to the celestial brush which is used for a lot of things such as cutting trees, generating gusts of wind or even attacking enemies.
Regardless of whether you’re interested in Japan or not, Okami HD is a title that you should surely check out if you like action-adventure games with a twist and nice graphics!
2. Need For Speed Carbon
The Need For Speed series is a series that’s been with us for over 2 decades and as a result, it has a pretty big following although some titles aren’t as good as others due to a variety of reasons.
Whether you’re a fan of racing games or not, NFS Carbon is a title you should probably check out since the open-world, night theme and drift racing make it pretty fun to play
For this list, I personally went with 2006’s Need For Speed Carbon as it’s a pretty good entry in the series and has a lot to like especially for NFS Most Wanted fans (2005) like myself.
In a nutshell, this game is essentially Need For Speed Most Wanted: Night Mode since it has pretty similar graphics to the title it succeeded which still look okay even to this day. That being said, it does have some differences namely the fact that the ultimate goal is to win over every territory in the fictional city of Palmont from other rival street gangs without any mention of the police blacklist. This is done by competing in many different races, which you get to by traversing through an open-world, and finally, by challenging the crew boss in order to officially cement your dominance in the given territory. Occasionally, you’ll have to take part in races in territories you already took over to quell any dissent.
While racing games aren’t for everyone, NFS Carbon is a very fun one that can even be pleasant to those who just like driving around an open-world map and it isn’t too long! Oh, and if you do play it, make sure you master drift racing as racking up combos can be quite fun! 🙂
3. Assassin’s Creed II
While the latest Assassin’s Creed games, like Origins and Odyssey, have amazing visuals and are a lot of fun to play, Assassin’s Creed II will remain in history as the game that made the franchise insanely popular and for good reason!!
Like the NFS series, the Assassin’s Creed series also has a large following and while the newer games have amazing visuals, there’s one title that I think will always remain the best. This one is the second installment in the main series: Assassin’s Creed II and it was initially released back in 2009.
In this game, you play as Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who is Desmond Miles’ ancestor, in Renaissance Italy so that his memories related to the Apple Of Eden can be investigated. Throughout this game, you are tasked with finding and killing the people responsible for the death of Ezio’s father and this is done by going to various cities like Florence, San Gimignano, Forlì, and Venice while completing missions in order to gain information and killing those who stand in your way. This game introduced the ability to loot guards and buy weapon upgrades/resources while also having some more unique features like the ability to use Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions like the Flying Machine.
If you haven’t played any Assasssin’s Creed games, this title is probably the best to start with as Assassin’s Creed I (the 2007 game) isn’t as good in my opinion. If you have played some AC games, make sure you check this one (and Brotherhood) out unless you’ve already done so!
While the PlayStation 3 is an ageing console, it still has a vast library games, some of which look pretty good in the graphics department to this day like God Of War III. If you can get your hands on a cheap PS3, you should surely get it especially now that all PS3 consoles are hackable and can have homebrew run on them thanks to PS3HEN!
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