PSU’s Holiday Buyer Guide: PlayStation 3

Out shopping for your kids, your buddies, or yourself this Christmas and not sure what to get? Well look no further. We’ve compiled a great buyer’s guide to all the best holiday titles. This guide takes a look at a few of the latest PlayStation 3 games, listing the Top 5 titles to give as gifts or save for yourself. So let’s begin…

5. Assassin’s Creed
Release Date: November 13, 2007
Price: $59.99

Developed by the team that brought you "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time", Assassin’s Creed allows the player to take control of an murderer named Altair. Equipped with daggers, swords, and throwing knives, players can use strategy and stealth to assassinate contracted targets.

4. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Release Date: November 20, 2007
Price: $59.99

Players take control of a young adventurer by the name of Nathan Drake. Teamed up with a foxy blond reporter, Nathan must jump, swing, and climb the landscapes, finding new clues to the location of the mysterious gold statue. Developed by Naughty Dog Studios, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune offers beautiful graphics, solid platforming, and movie quality storytelling.

3. Unreal Tournament 3
Release Date: December 10, 2007
Price: $59.99

Developed by Epic Games, Unreal Tournament 3 plans to bring not only a great single player experience to the platter but maintain its signature fast paced online action. Also, Epic Games has confirmed that all PC mods will be transferrable to the PS3, unlocking infinite possibilities with maps, weapons, and more.

2. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Release Date: October 23, 2007
Price: $59.99

Ratchet and Clank make their PlayStation 3 debut, this time travelling in a world filled with robotic space pirates, huge aliens operating giant mechs, and robots with fish bowls for heads. With amazing controls, gameplay, graphics, and storyline, Ratchet & Clank Future is one title that both you and your family can enjoy.

1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Release Date: November 5, 2007
Price: $59.99

Call of Duty 4 is one of those rare titles that only comes along every so often and not only offers great single player action but also an addictive multiplayer that will have players still playing online years from now. Taking place in the modern world, players infiltrate territories throughout the Middle East and Western Russia, fighting terrorists who threaten nuclear warfare, and revival of the Soviet Union.

Runners Up or Others:

Rock Band
Release Date: November 20, 2007
Price: $169.99 ($59.99 for game only)

SingStar (UK and AU only)
Release Date: November 2007 (UK) , December 7, 2007 (AU)
Price: $59.99

So there you have it. If you are lost and need some help in your holiday gift shopping, PSU.com is here. Stay tuned for our Blu-ray Buyer Guide later this week.