Best PS3 Games of 2011 (So Far)
It’s time to take a look at the best PS3 games 2011 has delivered so far. Sony makes it a point to keep as many titles exclusive to the PS3 as possible. Because these exclusive titles are able to leverage the PS3’s hardware better than cross-platform ports, they are typically quite popular, and a couple made our list.
1: Portal 2
You’ve probably already noticed the trend that Portal 2 is among the top games for every platform that it’s available on. It’s really that great of a game. If you don’t already have it, buy it (though the PC version should be your first choice).
2: L.A. Noire
L.A. Noire is one of the most popular games this year, on both PS3 and Xbox 360 (and likely PC when that version is released later this year). As a stylistic third-person shooter with A LOT of cinematic qualities, the PS3’s hardware is better configured to make the most out of the game, making it a slightly better experience over the Xbox 360 version.
3: inFAMOUS 2
As a direct sequel to its 2009 counterpart, the just released inFAMOUS 2 is basically a direct continuation in the storyline. The game play remains much the same as the original, running around, completing missions, and gaining power; however, inFAMOUS 2 includes a new features that allows players to create their own missions and share them with other real players around the globe. Critics give the game relatively high scores, and as more user-generated content is populated, they game will only get better.
4: Killzone 3
Killzone 3 is extremely similar to its predecessor. Its new features are primarily cosmetic but bring a much more encompassing environment to the first-person shooter. Optional use of the Playstation Move controller also contributes greatly to the game play. The multiplayer mode is hailed as rivaling that of Call of Duty: Black Ops, one of the best in the genre. Where Killzone 3 falters in comparison with its predecessor is the storyline, which doesn’t quite deliver as strongly as Killzone 2.
Mortal Kombat returns! Keeping true to its roots, this 2011 edition of Mortal Kombat delivers a story driven 2D fighting experience, but with enhanced 3D graphics. Praised for its balanced characters and classic look, Mortal Kombat is sure to take you back to your younger gaming days. Chief complaints revolve around the difficulty of some levels forcing you to take less than honorable approaches to win, though this, too, remains true to the original titles of the series.
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