The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us

The Last of Us is definitely one of those games that is almost reason enough to justify the purchase of a PS3 if you don’t already own one. The storyline is gripping, the action scenes incredible and even just exploring the many outstanding locations you travel through is a thrill. The combat in particular is a highlight with tense battles against enemies that will do their best to take you down. There can be no doubt that The Last of Us is one of the best, if not the best game available on PS3.

Gameplay: Tense battles against bandits and infected ensures that this game keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Graphics: Naughty Dog once again demonstrates that they know how to harness the power of the PS3.

Sound: Excellent voice acting, great music and solid sound effects

Prototype 2

Prototype 2

Despite its flaws, Prototype 2 is a action-packed romp that allows you to decimate everything in your sight. While the story is rather weak, there are enough cool powers and crazy moves to keep you interested. If all you crave is some mindless action, then Prototype 2 is your game.

Gameplay: Uppercutting helicopters have never been this much fun.

Graphics: Good, but not great.

Sound: The swearing is a bit OTT, but otherwise the audio is not bad

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls definitely improve on Heavy Rain in a few areas, but the story just didn’t have the same impact for me. The cleaner interface and tighter controls make the experience a lot more streamlined, but the way that the story jumps around makes it a bit less immersive in my opinion. The visuals, animations and voice acting are all top-notch and Beyond: Two Souls is without a doubt one of the best looking games on the system. There is plenty of variety, but sadly also lots of padding that ultimately drags the experience down a notch or two.

Gameplay: A streamlined interface and better controls, but the story is not as gripping as Heavy Rain.

Graphics: Some of the best visuals you will ever see on PS3.

Sound: Using professional actors to provide the voices made all the difference in the world

DmC: Devil May Cry

DmC: Devil May Cry

I had my reservations about the new Dante, but still ended up enjoying this game due to the involved combat system. Ninja Theory knows how to create action packed games and while it is quite a departure from past titles in the series, this reboot should appeal to fans. Provided you can look past the redesigned Dante that is.

Gameplay: More accessible than previous titles, but with enough depth for veterans.

Graphics: Not bad, but certainly not the best the system has to offer.

Sound: Mostly good voice acting and fitting music

Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour

Technical issues aside, Silent Hill: Downpour lacks the atmosphere of earlier titles in the series. The scares just isn’t there and while the monster encounters have been toned down considerably the combat is still clunky and the creatures uninspiring. I had fun with the game, but it could have been so much better.

Gameplay: Let down by technical issues and a lack of scares.

Graphics: Looking very dated.

Sound: Good but not great

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Injustice: Gods Among Us

While Injustice doesn’t surpass Mortal Kombat, it at least doesn’t feel like a clone either. There is a sizeable roster of heroes and villains plus plenty of extras. The story mode is over in a flash, but it is just a small part of the overall package. If you are a fan of the DC comic universe, then you will thoroughly enjoy this game. If not, it is still a great fighter.

Gameplay: Very easy to get into but can feel a bit stiff initially.

Graphics: A very gritty interpretation of some famous superheroes.

Sound: The voice acting is good and the music fits the game

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

While Uncharted 3 is a great game, it falls somewhat short of the jaw dropping thrills delivered in the last game. The story is little less inspiring and the whole game has a bit of a rushed feel to it. There are some great set pieces and the usual assortment of exotic locations but nothing that tops Uncharted 2.

Gameplay: Epic but somehow not quite as epic as the last installment.

Graphics: Still some of the best on the system.

Sound: Up to the usual high standards

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2 improves on just about every aspect of the original game to deliver one of the best action experiences on the PS3. The locations are exotic and varied, the enemies cunning and the dialogue great. Virtually every single chapter has a stand out moment that will leave you slack jawed with amazement. Definitely one of the finest games on the system.

Gameplay: The perfect mix of action and adventure.

Graphics: A showcase of what the PS3 can deliver.

Sound: Great voice acting and excellent music

Heavy Rain: Move Edition

Heavy Rain: Move Edition

While the controls and reliance on quick time events might deter some players, Heavy Rain is a game that must be experienced. The attention to detail and the gripping narrative are highlights and while the game fumbles in a few places it kept me hooked right to the end.

Gameplay: After a slow start the game really pics up the pace and draws you in.

Graphics: Very impressive character details and some excellent environments.

Sound: Good overall but the voice acting can sound a bit strange

Rayman Origins

Rayman Origins

If you don’t like to be challenged and prefer games that you can complete without breaking a sweat, then Rayman Origins is not for you. If you can still remember the days when platform games were a true test of your skills and reflexes then you can’t pass up this game. Origins is one of the best looking and entertaining entries that the genre has seen in recent years and well worth adding to your collection.

Gameplay: Starts off nice and easy, but the challenge soon ramps up.

Graphics: Some of the best 2D visuals seen in a platform game.

Sound: Brilliantly wacky and perfectly suits the look and feel of the game