With the PS3 as the platform, we have seen a multitude of open world games which have never failed to amaze us. The open world games are the most played and longest running games among all genres because of the availability of various time killing methods fostered by the open world setting.
Compiled here today is a selection of six PS3 open world games that you should most definitely play. Without further chit-chat, let’s dwell on them below.
[textblock style="4"]1. Skyrim[/textblock]
Developed by Bethesda, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role playing action open world game that was released on November 11, 2011. The game is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls series of games.
The story line of Skyrim revolves around the player who is tasked with defeating Alduin, a dragon prophesied to destroy the world. The setting of the game is 200 years after the previous installment in the series, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The tradition of the previous games in the series is continued by Skyrim, as the game allows the player to postpone the main storyline indefinitely by travelling to any part of the world at any given time.
The game met with critical and commercial success, shipping over 7 million copies in the first week of release. The game and the series in general attained mass popularity by imbibing the non-linear gameplay tradition. One of the most successful open world games to grace the PS3 and definitely one to play on the PS3.
[textblock style="4"]2. GTA IV[/textblock]
Arguably the best open world game of this generation and a fodder for many a debates, Grand Theft Auto IV is an open world action adventure game developed by Rockstar. The game was released for PlayStation 3 on 29 April, 2008.
The game is set in the fictional Liberty City, which bases itself heavily on New York City. The game follows the adventures of Nico Bellic, who is in search for the ‘American Dream’ but gets himself into a world of crime. GTA IV features open world gameplay and derives its elements from driving games and third person shooters. The game attracted mass appeal due to the overwhelming popularity of the previous games in the series. GTA IV broke industry records with sales of around 3.6 million units on its first day of release and grossing more than $500 million in revenue in the first week.
Be it story-wise or gameplay-wise, GTA IV is a gem of a game, one to be reckoned with. Definitely one to try on the PS3.
[textblock style="4"]3. Saints Row: The Third[/textblock]
Saints Row: The Third is an action adventure open world video game published by THQ and developed by Volition, Inc. It is the third title in the Saints Row series, a sequel to the 2008 Saints Row 2.
The third installment in the Saints Row series retains the trademark gameplay aspect of open world and urban warfare. The player controls the character of the leader of the Third Street Saints as they battle it out with three gangs in the fictional city of Steelport. The element of insanity finds prominence in the game as the over the top humor elements are scattered abundantly.
The game was mostly well received by critics and fans who praised it’s intriguing gameplay and quirky humor. The game shipped over 4 million copies till date. Don’t give this one a miss.
[textblock style="4"]4. Sleeping Dogs[/textblock]
Developed by United Front Games in conjunction with Square Enix London Studios and published by Square Enix, Sleeping Dogs is a 2012 action adventure open world video game. Released on August 14, 2012, the game takes place in Hong Kong and focuses on an undercover operation to infiltrate the Triads.
Sleeping Dogs is played from an over-the-shoulder, third person perspective. The player assumes the role of Wei Shen, a Chinese-American police officer who is tasked with infiltrating the Sun On Yee Triad organization. The storyline missions in the game are essential to progress through the game, but as in other open world games, players can complete them at their leisure. The open world is properly utilized in the game as the player can participate in fights, races and also possibly have girlfriends.
With a great story and amazing open world gameplay elements, not one to give the miss on the PS3. The game takes place in a modern day world.
[textblock style="4"]5. inFamous 2[/textblock]
Infamous 2 is a 2012 PlayStation 3 exclusive developed by Sucker Punch Productions. The game is a direct sequel to the 2009 Infamous. The game takes place in a modern day world where people with superhuman abilities exist and are termed ‘Conduits’.
The player assumes the role of Cole MacGrath who prepares to face the Beast, a prophesied being of untold power. The setting of the game is after a few months from the first game in the series wherein clandestine organisations seek to create and employ Conduits for their own personal benefits and view Cole as one of the most powerful, attempting to gain his aid or eliminate him.
The game managed to hold its own sales-wise and was possesses a great story. Its open-world offers gamers a bevy of side quests and other activities making the best PS3 exclusive which features an open-world environment. Definitely one you should play on the PS3.
[textblock style="4"]6. Assassin’s Creed III[/textblock]
Assassin’s Creed III is a 2012 action adventure video game from the house of Ubisoft. The game is the fifth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and a direct sequel to 2011′s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
The plot of the game is set in a fictional history of real world events. It is set in the 18th century and follows the adventures of Connor, the ancestor of story protagonist Desmond Miles. The framing story is set in the 21st century and Desmond tries to relive the memories of his ancestors. The game is played from the third person perspective and primarily focuses on Desmond and Connor’s combat and stealth abilities. The game also has a multiplayer element.
Assassin’s Creed III was hugely successful and sold 12 million copies worldwide and features one of the most diverse open worlds for gamers to try out. Definitely a must play on the PS3.
These are the games we have eked out for your consideration as the best open world games that you should most definitely play on the PS3. What do you think? Do let us know. Also, feel free to add anything you like or any game of your choice that we might have missed in the comments below.