Sony’s PlayStation 3 may be the ultimate console of all time, as it gave birth to some of the best games that people still remember in 2022. These titles include Red Dead Redemption, God of War 3, The Last Of Us, Uncharted, Journey, Dark Souls, Persona 5, Grand Theft Auto 5and more.
The best games on the PlayStation 3 were popular for different reasons, such as their graphical fidelity and modern game mechanics. Additionally, players loved them for their simple stories full of deep lore. These are some of the best titles that seventh generation consoles offer where players can really dive in and explore the world through myths, legends, backstories and in-game details.
10/10 God of War 3
God of War 3 is one of the most iconic action-adventure hack & slash games of all time, as it concludes Kratos’ original journey. The exclusive Sony game first came out in 2010 on the PlayStation 3, and a remastered version became available on the PlayStation 4 in 2015.
God of War 3 is a fairly simple story about a man seeking revenge on gods who have wronged him. His goal is to kill everyone, including the god of gods Zeus. But despite its narrative simplicity, the game is full of deep lore that revolves around all things Greek mythology.
9/10 The last of us
The last of us is a Sony classic from nearly ten years ago that developer Naughty Dog has recently remastered for PlayStation 5. The biggest reasons for that are the tight gameplay of the original, brutal combat, incredible music, and a decent story that still works in 2022.
But despite the simplicity of The last of us, it manages to keep players hooked due to its world-building and brilliant storytelling. Everything in the game, including every note and location, is full of lore and detail.
8/10 Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto 5 came out in 2013 and immediately became the best open-world action-adventure title on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Soon after, the game came out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, followed by Windows, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has a huge world full of lore. From ghost sightings and UFOs to murder mysteries and other events, the game offers a lot to players who want to walk around and explore. The game also pays homage to the older titles, further expanding its story.
7/10 Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption (or RDR) is an open-world action-adventure title by Rockstar Games. Released in 2010, the game became an instant hit among gamers for its realistic gameplay, exciting story, and overall retro vibe that no game has yet matched except for Red Dead Redemption 2.
Like all other Rockstar Games titles, Red Dead Redemption is full of thought-provoking details and side quests that will keep players exploring for hours. Every element of the game, from local newspapers to NPC conversations, reinforces the lore of the game.
6/10 Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City is a beat-em-up action-adventure game that takes everything that has made Batman: Arkham Asylum epic to another level. The Rocksteady Studios title came out in 2011 and became an instant hit with gamers for its lavish gameplay and excellent story.
In addition, the game featured the iconic voices of Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, which made the entire narrative even better. Like all Arkham games, Rocksteady Studious has put its heart and soul into recreating the most comically accurate Gotham City in Batman: Arkham City. Therefore, the entire game contains deep lore and detailed environmental narrative.
5/10 Portal 2
Portal 2 is a puzzle platform game that appeared in 2011 and immediately became a hit on platforms such as Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In 2022, the game returned to Nintendo Switch and reminded everyone why it is one of the best in the genre.
Portal 2 is a valve title. Therefore, it connects the universe perfectly while building its world into it. The entire game, with everything in the environment and each level, is full of details dripping with knowledge for players to explore.
4/10 Uncharted Series
not mapped the series began in 2007 and was one of the most ambitious Naughty Dog titles on the PlayStation 3. The game featured a decent story, fun gameplay and action sequences only the sequels, such as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, could match.
not mapped games are simple and easy to understand from a narrative standpoint. However, this does not mean that they lack knowledge. The whole treasure hunting concept of the game oozes with backstories and in-depth details that players can explore while discovering things in the game.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the last authentic Metal Gear game that follows the good old game formula and tells the ultimate story of Solid Snake. The game is one of the best PlayStation 3 exclusives that ends the story of the last games with an epic ending.
Since Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots ending the original saga, it is full of myths, lore, legends and stories that expand the Metal Gear universe and make players realize that the game is deeper than meets the eye.
2/10 Mass Effect 2
Original Mass effect was an excellent action RPG shooter that gave birth to a fascinating sci-fi universe. However, it was Mass Effect 2 which took the ideas and ran with it, becoming the best game in the series for obvious reasons.
Mass Effect 2 is full to the brim with highly detailed environments, extensive lore and side stories that bring it to life unlike any other science fiction game in 2011. BioWare RPG is also a brilliant game in terms of world building, as each species in the game and planet has its backstory.
1/10 Dark souls
Fire Ring may have popularized the Souls-like genre among the casual audience but Dark souls is the game that built a community of original fans in 2011. From visuals to gameplay and overall level design, the first game in the series remains unbeatable years after its release.
Dark souls contains a terrifying story of gods vs. people in a fantasy setting that is truly unique, even in 2022. Also, the RPG nature of the game and how players interact with NPCs make it one of the best lore-driven games on the PlayStation 3.
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