The Top 100 Games Of The PS3 Generation: 1 -10

With the U.K. launch of the PS4 looming, PSU staff have got together to argue and fight over the definitive top 100 games of the PS3 generation, which includes PSP and Vita titles. It’s not quite the end of an era, but it’s the perfect time to reflect back on some of the great titles that have graced Sony’s black behemoth.

You can check out 91-100 here, 81-90 here, 71-80 here, 61-70 here, 51-60 here, 41-50 here, 31-40 here,  21-30 here and 11-20 here.

Here’s the top 10 games of the PS3 generation.

10. Persona 4: The Golden

Metacritic rating 93

A marvelous port of a JRPG classic feels more like a director’s cut; the definitive version of a thrilling journey equal parts charming and challenging.

PSU score 9. 5 review HERE


9. Mass Effect 2

Metacritic rating 94

In Mass Effect 2, gamers step into the role of Commander Shepard, leading a crew of the most dangerous special operatives from across the galaxy on a mission to save mankind. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich storyline, sexy romance, space exploration and emotionally engaging character interaction.

PSU score 9.5 review HERE


8. BioShock: Infinite

Metacritic rating 94

BioShock Infinite is a master class in storytelling. With exceedingly fun gameplay and combat, a beautifully intriguing world to explore, and an extremely impressive cast of characters, BioShock Infinite stands as one of the best first-person shooters ever made, with an ending that has reduced people to tears.

PSU score 9.5 review HERE


7. Batman: Arkham City

Metacritic rating 96

An expansive and brilliantly crafted playground to test Batman’s abilities as a detective, brute, and predator, Batman: Arkham City is highly addictive, and a work of digital art. Holy Dark Knight Robin, the best Batman game ever.

PSU score 9.5 review HERE


6. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Metacritic rating 92

Uncharted 3 propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.

PSU score 9.5 review HERE

5. Grand Theft Auto 5

Metacritic rating 97

Marrying gameplay brilliance to compelling characters and a world matched only in size by the number of things you can do in it, Grand Theft Auto V is a masterpiece–one of the greatest games ever made.

PSU score 10 review HERE



4. Killzone 2

Metacritic rating 91

Dictionary Definition, ‘Epic’: Heroic and impressive in quality; surpassing the usual or ordinary; majestic; impressively great; Killzone 2.

PSU score 9.5 review HERE



3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Metacritic rating 96

With the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Naughty Dog has created an epic game that rivals the storytelling of Hollywood’s finest feature films, with seamless gameplay that sets a new benchmark for future releases. The stunning graphics and fluent cut-scenes deliver the ultimate visual presentation, while the tight action, puzzle, and navigation mechanics ultimately cement Among Thieves as one of the greatest PS 3 titles.

PSU score 10 review HERE


2. The Last Of Us

Metacritic rating 95

The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven tale about a modern plague decimating mankind. Nature encroaches upon civilization, forcing remaining survivors to kill for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.

PSU score review HERE


1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metacritic rating 94

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a stellar entry in the series and ultimately one of the most rewarding videogame experiences of the decade. Absolutely essential, regardless of whether you are a fan or not.

PSU score 10 review HERE.