Top 10 Most Anticipated PS3 Games
The list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games has a little extra room now that Metal Gear Solid IV and GTA IV have been released. Those were certainly 2 blockbuster titles, but there are many other hotly anticipated games worthy of a spot on the list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games. Many of the anticipated PS3 games are sequels, and the quality of previous installments on either the Playstation 3 or its predecessor, the PS2, have gamers hoping the developers of these games have managed to top their previous work. Will sequels dominate the list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games, or will we see some entries from a brand new intellectual property. Read on to find out.
10 – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Any game featuring the money-printing Star Wars license is going to have a huge built-in fan base, and those fans have managed to help The Force Unleashed edge out the competition on this list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games. Console exclusives are becoming rarer and rare, and this game is no exception, releasing on all the major consoles this fall.
9 – Rock Band 2
First Guitar Hero grabbed the attention of gamers everywhere, releasing an addictive party game that allowed gamers to unleash their inner rock star. The original Rock Band took it to the next level, adding drums, a bass guitar and a mic to really emulate the experience of playing in a band. Not content to split the market, these two music game behemoths will continue to duel it out, with the Guitar Hero franchise adding other instruments to try and steal some of Rock Band’s thunder. However, with Rock Band 2, Activision plans to capture even more of the market from the Guitar Hero franchise, and the marketing machine is in full hype mode, revealing Rock Band 2’s new Fender Stratocaster guitar. Wannabe rock stars everywhere rejoice. It is going to be a fun autumn.
8 – WipEout HD
This super-popular futuristic racing series has a cult following, and PS3 owners everywhere are itching to get their hands on this title. With an exhilarating sense of speed, gorgeous looking visuals, and gameplay that is incredibly fun, WipEout HD is an easy selection for the list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games.
7 – Resident Evil 5
After seeing what Capcom did graphically with Resident Evil 4 on the Nintendo Gamecube and PS2 during the last console generation, gamers are drooling in anticipation just how disturbingly realistic the 5th installment of this survival horror series will be with the horsepower of the PS3 to work with. Resident Evil 4 was one of the highest rated games of the last generation, and early game trailers of Resident Evil 5 look jaw-droppingly gorgeous and it is unlikely that the horde of fans that are anticipating the release of this game won’t be disappointed.
6 – Resistance 2
Number 6 on the list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games is the sequel to the PS3’s most favorably reviewed launch titles. The original Resistance was one of the few bright lights of the PS3 launch, when media and gamers alike were bashing it for its steep price and its dearth of quality launch titles. With incredible graphics, a gripping plot, and a very versatile multiplayer mode, Resistance gained legions of fans, all of whom are anxiously awaiting this sequel.
5 – Motorstorm 2
Motorstorm was another launch title for the PS3, and found its way into many living rooms as part of a bundle with certain versions of the console. Motorstorm wasn’t just a throw-in however. It is a fully featured off-road racing game that is insanely fun to play, and features some of the best graphics in any next generation console game to date. It is no wonder that its sequel earns a spot on the list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games. Gameplay trailers reveal that Motorstorm 2 has taken the gorgeous graphics of its predecessor to an even higher level, abandoning the brown dust and mud of the first game for vibrant green jungles.
4 – Gran Turismo 5
One of Sony’s most popular series, and a cash cow throughout the years on the original Playstation, PS2, and now the PS3. Gran Turismo 5: Prologue has already given racing fanatics a taste of what is to come, and now they are nearly mad with anticipation of getting their hands on GT5. With graphics so real you’d swear you were watching a race on TV, and enough customization to satisfy even the most demanding tweaker, Gran Turismo 5 is going to have racing fans lining up to purchase a copy.
3 – LittleBigPlanet
Something refreshing original in this list of sequels and movie tie-ins adds some much needed spice to this list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games. Media Molecule is the development studio behind this curious, but gorgeous-looking little puzzle platformer. Players are given an unprecedented amount of control in the game, interacting with objects in order to overcome the obstacles and enemies in their way. With real time physics, and fun and quirky gameplay mechanics this game looks like crazy, addictive fun, and is easily one of the most anticipated games on the console.
2 – Killzone 2
Ever since that controversial CGI footage was shown leading up to the PS3’s launch, gamers everywhere have been anxiously anticipating this title, eager to see if the visuals in-game are as jaw-dropping as the trailer was. Debates have ranged on blogs and forums all over the internet as to the validity of the graphics, but if the graphics are even close to what was demonstrated then Killzone 2 will easily be the best looking console game in history.
1 – Final Fantasy XIII
None other than the upcoming chapter Square Enix’s enormously popular fantasy RPG series is at the helm of this list of the top 10 most anticipated PS3 games. For more than 2 decades the Final Fantasy series has been delighting gamers, and in recent years much of Sony’s success can be attributed to their negotiation of exclusivity deals with Square Enix. Final Fantasy XIII looks like it will be the greatest installment yet, and you can bet that gamers, particularly in Japan, will be lining up to grab this game when it is released in 2009.