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The 50 Best PS3 Games

Our definitive list has arrived...

Last week, we asked our readers to tell us what the best PS3 games on the market were. You duly obliged: We received hundreds of your opinions via email and under our original story.


Now, having taken your thoughts on board - combined with the opinions of the world's press and our own silly ideas - we've compiled our list of the best PS3 games on the market.

Batman: Arkham Asylum may have pipped it to the post at last week's BAFTAs, but it's Sony's Uncharted 2 that comes out on top in our list, with Assassin's Creed 2, Modern Warfare 2 and Demon's Souls all also hitting the Top Ten.

Check out our Top 50 list of the Best PS3 games below. Let us know your thoughts - what we got right and wrong - in the comments section below...

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1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Funny and beautiful like its predecessor with seamless, jaw-dropping set pieces to push it to the top of the PlayStation pile.
Read our Uncharted 2 review



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2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Classic Kojima brings the PlayStation's greatest series to a close with another masterpiece.
Read our Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots review



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3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Like fighting fire with fire, only Modern Warfare itself was able to truly challenge Modern Warfare with brilliant single, co-op and multiplayer features.
Read our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review



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4. Assassin's Creed 2
Climb anywhere, stab anything. Italian stallion Ezio arrived in a sequel that blew its predecessor away.
Read our Assassin's Creed 2 review



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5. God of War III
Next-gen Kratos is bigger and angrier than ever before with seamless set-pieces on a scale you simply won't find anywhere else.
Read our God of War III review



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6. Bioshock 2
The return to Rapture brought more of the same and topped the original in terms of combat and narrative.
Read our Bioshock 2 review



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7. Batman Arkham Asylum
The game every Bat-fan needs. Atmospheric, fun and true to the source material.
Read our Batman Arkham Asylum review



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8. Grand Theft Auto IV
Upping the standard in the premier sandbox series, GTA IV means more polish, more carnage and more fun.
Read our Grand Theft Auto IV review



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9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The defining FPS of its generation, Modern Warfare set the standard for all others and it set it really really high.
Read our Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare review



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10. Demon's Souls
A real favourite amongst gamers, almost to the point of worrying obsession. The fantasy RPG has to be imported if you want to get your European hands on it.




11. FIFA 10
The best FIFA game ever took its place as the best football game ever by making leaps in gameplay PES is yet to achieve
Read our FIFA 10 review

12. Heavy Rain
Quantic Dream's stunning noir thriller aims to give players an emotional experience and a moral dilemma at every corner.
Read our Heavy Rain review

13. Battlefield Bad Company 2
A best-seller this month, Bad Company 2 might be lacking in the campaign department but some dare to say that its online multiplayer beats the great Modern Warfare.
Read our Battlefield: Bad Company 2 review

14. Bioshock
Stunning atmosphere, a brilliant story and inventive gameplay meant that Bioshock brought something new to the FPS.
Read our Bioshock 2 review

15. Final Fantasy XIII
Definitely the Marmite of the series. Some hate it for it's linearity but many love it for its stunning visuals and story.
Read our Final Fantasy XIII review

16. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Stunning visuals and instantly lovable characters brought new life to an old genre.
Read our Uncharted: Drake's Fortune review

17. Dante's Inferno
In most ways a God of War rip-off but exciting action, disgusting brutality and a fascinatingly detailed realisation of hell makes Dante's a great action game in its own right.
Read our Dante's Inferno review

18. Killzone 2
Probably the best looking FPS to date, with gameplay that feels solid and authentic. Every gamer now recognises those glowing orange eyes. This one's a must have.
Read our Killzone 2 review

19. Little Big Planet
A whole new way of looking at platformers and the gaming experience in general. Cute, creative and fun.

20. Infamous
Some of the coolest abilities given to a game character, a strong story and a vast open world made Infamous one of the best games last year.
Read our Infamous review

21. PES 2010
Still the footy game of choice for many, PES 2010 triggers cries of celebration and condemnation that only the real deal can match.
Read our Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 review

22. The Orange Box
Five great games wrapped in one Orange Box. Pound for pound it's the most amount of quality game juice money can buy.
Read our Orange Box review

23. Dead Space
Impressive visuals and genuinely scary, Dead Space set a new standard in the survival horror genre.
Read our Dead Space review

24. Fallout 3
Fallout's epic wasteland offered a really imaginative and immersive world, even if it was baron in a lot of places.
Read our Fallout 3 review

25. Street Fighter IV
The fourth Street Fighter managed to satisfy both hardcore fans and newcomers alike by managing to revitalise the series while still maintaining a strong sense of nostalgia.
Read our Street Fighter IV review

26. Bayonetta
Savage, silly and sexy. This epic action game takes Devil May Cry and cranks up the ridiculous.
Read our Bayonetta review

27. Far Cry 2
No epic set-pieces, but this realistic safari FPS that made you do everything to survive in a beautiful but deadly environment
Read our Far Cry 2 review

28. Burnout
A sprawling open world, blurring speed and devastating crashes make Burnout the most exhilarating game on the PlayStation.
Read our Burnout review

29. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
One of the greatest RPG experiences, certainly the most open-ended, had just as much impact when it finally came to PS3
Read our Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion review

30. Race Driver: GRID
Stunning looks, a real sense of speed and enough content to fill a double garage, Race Driver: GRID sets a new racing standard.
Read our Race Driver: GRID review

31. Warhawk
A rich, varied, rewarding third person shooter, Warhawk gave a lot of bang for a few bucks. A PSN favourite from the very beginning.
Read our Warhawk review

32. Assassin's Creed
In the end Assassin's Creed's lack of variety made it hard to get through, but with environments that were so detailed that everything could be climbed, its engine alone was revolutionary.
Read our Assassin's Creed review

33. Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
Probably the best graphics to feature in a game ever and the most accurate racing sim there is. Still waiting for Gran Turismo 5 (boo).
Read our Gran Turismo 5 review

34. MAG
Named 'Massive Action Game' and massive it was. This online FPS makes it on the list simply for literally pushing the gaming boundaries to make room for a staggering 256 players in any one game.
Read our MAG review

35. Colin McRae: Dirt 2
Dirt 2 saw the series get back on track with weighty cars, exhilarating power sliding and gorgeous graphics.
Read our Colin McRae: Dirt 2 review

36. Mirror's Edge
An FPS with very little shooting. If nothing else Mirror's Edge did something genuinely refreshing with its bright, white, point of view parkour experience.
Read our Mirror's Edge review

37. Skate 2
Intrinsic and extensive, Skate 2 built on its predecessor ensuring that the series maintained a substantial lead over a certain Mr. Hawk.
Read our Skate 2 review

38. Motorstorm
A pretty racer with insane speed and massive crashes. Boosting made the difference, falling off a cliff was likely and addiction was a certainty.
Read our Motorstorm review

39. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
Familiar turf for PlayStations favourite cartoon duo, but that only guaranteed more crazy contraptions, challenging puzzles and bags of fun from this polished platformer.
Read our Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time review

40. Guitar Hero 5
Nothing new but Guitar Hero 5 brought more to the table in every area, making it the definitive music rhythm game.
Read our Guitar Hero 5 review

41. Valkyria Chronicles
Beautiful cell-shaded graphics and an innovative slant on RPG tactical combat set Valkyria Chronicles apart from competitors.
Read our Valkyria Chronicles review

42. Borderlands
The massive, frankly crazy, arsenal on offer alone puts this shooter under 'must have' for a lot of people and the strength of its RPG elements make it a unique experience.
Read our Borderlands review

43. PixelJunk Shooter
The PSN shooter is simple but immensely satisfying and therefore a download favourite amongst PlayStation gamers.

44. Rock Band 2
Does exactly what it sets out to do by making players feel like they're in a real band. Brilliantly executed.

45. Heavenly Sword
This was a launch title for PS3 with stunning visuals, pioneering sixaxis controls and an insanely fun combat system.
Read our Heavenly Sword review

46. Resistance: Fall of Man
Helped to define the next step in gaming as a launch title for the PS3, slick and solid, the first FPS of next gen gaming filled everyone with anticipation.
Read our Resistance: Fall of Man review

47. Wipeout HD
A blast from the past with a shiny new lick of HD paint all bundled up on PSN. The original tracks still don't feel old, which is testament to this great series.
Read our Wipeout HD review

48. Braid
Complex, beautiful and sophisticated, Braid is thought of by many as the best puzzler ever.
Read our Braid review

49. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars
Nothing but unadulterated, frantic fun from the PSN. Zippy little RC style cars, boosts, jumps, flips and football - what's not to like?

50. Flower
There are no guns here, instead spread petals throughout a decaying world and relax.

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