PlayStation 3 Game Picks
The incredible power of the PlayStation 3 opens up new possibilities for games to shine visually and in their gameplay. Soundtracks also receive a welcome boost. Online co-operative play and other community features let a gamer extend their PlayStation 3 world out beyond the living room.
But just because Sony has provided unprecedented power to game developers does not mean they all take advantage of it or, if they do, their games are worth playing. Most of them are priced around $60, so picking quality games is more important than ever. So which games are good choices for giving this year?
PlayStation 3 Best Bets
Sony’s PlayStation 3 gaming console is the most powerful and flexible game console available, but unlike the Nintendo Wii, demand has not outpaced supply. Yet. The recent introduction of more powerful systems coupled with price cuts could turn that around and make the PS3 harder to find.
More and more games are being made available for the PS3 all the time, and are taking advantage of the powerful hardware and Sixaxis controllers. Graphics are top notch and the PS3 will output up to 1080p resolution.
PS3 Best Bets
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare brings the wildly successful COD franchise into modern times and lets the player choose to play as a U.S. Marine or a British S.A.S. soldier. Fantastic graphics and sound. Single or multiplayer. Rated Mature. About $59.
Rock Band Special Edition is an expensive multiplayer competitor to Guitar Hero III. With Rock Band, you can choose to play lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, or vocal parts. The game comes with a wireless guitar, drum kit, and a microphone. Rated Teen. About $169.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is the latest in the Ratchet & Clank 3D platformer where you run around the galaxy building gadgets and fighting off a wide and nutty range of enemies. Graphics and sound are great. Rated 10+. About $59.
NBA 2K8 is a good choice for the sports fan, especially if they like basketball. NBA 2K8 is visually impressive and the best BB game available. Rated Everyone. About $59.
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a great game for any console but really shines on the PS3. Graphics are better and the PS3 version offer online co-op play. Rated 10+. About $59.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is a first person shooter that offers a realistic squad combat simulation with single player and online co-op modes. Rated Teen. About $59.
Other good PS3 game choices
- Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Gorgeous 3D aventure game that has the player looking for the treasure of El Dorado. Rated Teen. About $59.
- Resistance: Fall Of Man – This war game has the gamer fighting off alien invaders in the historical setting of World War II. The graphics and soundtrack are amazing. Single and multiplayer modes. Rated Mature. About $58.
- Heavenly Sword – Incredible gameplay, graphics, sound, and cinematics make up for this intense fighting game being somewhat short (several hours). Rated Teen. About $59.
- FIFA 08 – The premier soccer game makes good use of the PS3 power and graphics to deliver a challenging and exciting sports title. Rated Everyone. About $59.
Other articles in the Brittlefish 2007 Holiday Gift Guide
- Holiday Gift Guide – Gaming Systems – Our guide to which game console to give, or whether you should give a gaming class PC. Also, which handheld game system is the best bet?
- Holiday Gift Guide – Wii Games – Our picks for which games to get for a Nintendo Wii owner.
- Holiday Gift Guide – Xbox 360 Games – Our picks for which games to get for a Microsoft Xbox 360 owner.