Happy Throwback Thursday, Retronauts. We’re back again for another week of nostalgia, and can you believe it’s November already? Those who are a fan of Sony would realize that this November 11th marks the 10th anniversary of the PlayStation 3, and I know — I too can’t believe 7th Generation systems are already 10 years old. On this Thursday, we want to take a look back at some of our favorite PS3 titles and show some love to the Sony juggernaut that was.
GRAND THEFT AUTO V:
Grand Theft Auto has been a staple for Sony ever since the PlayStation 1 when the first title in the series was released, and GTA V was no exception to the rule when it was released in 2013. It broke sales records, selling $1 Billion(US) in just three days of its release! And although it was often criticized like most Grand Theft Auto titles are for its violence, depiction of women, and language, it was also praised for its huge overworld map and overall gameplay. With online co-op play enabled, you could cause a ruckus in the streets of San Andreas with your best buddy, and with that, the world was never the same again.
Considered the spiritual successor to PS3’s Demon Souls in 2009, Dark Souls took the gaming world by storm when released in 2011. In Dark Souls, the player controls an unfortunately cursed, undead character who embarks on some sort of pilgrimage to discover the fate of them and their kind: The Undead. The combat functionality was superb, with a decent amount of difficulty. Dark Souls’ world of Lordran was designed so intricately, and was so well received, that it spawned two sequels: Dark Souls II released in 2014 and Dark Souls III released this year.
The Last Of Us:
I mean, was there any doubt that this was going to be on our list? We’ve talked about how Ellie is one of our more unique feminine heroes in modern day VG culture, and how it’s one of our favorite games to date, and trust me: it deserves all the acclaim. Released for the PS3 in 2013, it was a Third-Person game that involved firearms as well as improvised weapons, “zombies,” and a race against time for our protagonists Joel and Ellie. With added concepts such as being stealthy around enemies, to activating your “listen” mode to get a hint on how close an enemy was, The Last of Us was a successful hit. It possessed true character development, and suspense all along the way and can be considered as one of PS3’s best titles to date.
Now there’s an array of games released over it’s 10 year lifespan that we can get in to, but we’d be here all day. But we wanted to at least take a look at some of the best the PlayStation 3 had to give us. And although these few titles are more on the popular spectrum of things, they are popular for good reason.
Have a favorite PlayStation 3 game that we didn’t quite mention? Let us know, and until next week, have a great Throwback Thursday!