December 13, 2007
A New Toy

I won a shiny new 60GB PS3 at the ThoughtWorks Christmas party last night. Class - well worth the hangover. Whether it's worth the memory of all that nerd-dancing, well, I'm not so sure.

Anyway, not really being much of a gamer, I need some advice. Which games should I get, and which should I avoid? I'm into FPSs, strategy games and RPGs, and I'm not into platformers or sport sims.

I've already spent £200 on games and accessories in my head...

Posted to Toys and games by Simon Brunning at December 13, 2007 01:29 PM

Uncharted is, by all accounts, the first real absolute-must-have for the PS3. Action-oriented third-personer... less platformy than you'd think, apparently. If you've not played any of the Half-Life 2s, Orange Box is a must (although the PS3 version apparently has some slowdown...)

Maybe Rock Band when it comes out, based on your stellar Guitar Hero posturing...

Tekken:DR from the PS Store is always worthwhile.

Oh, and I loved Skate on all platforms, but that's maybe just me. Download lots of demos off PSN, is the best advice I can give - works for me on 360 quite well.

Posted by: Tom Armitage on December 13, 2007 01:55 PM

You've won something else!!!!

Posted by: elp on December 13, 2007 03:19 PM

Heavenly Sword is probably the most visually stunning game on the platform. I can't comment on gameplay but it looks like one of the few games that really goes above and beyond the average.

Posted by: masukomi on December 13, 2007 03:57 PM

If you like FPSs - Call of Duty 4 is a *must* buy. The single player campaign is amazing and the story ... well I'm not going to spoil it. I also second getting Unchartered. I have it on order and, from playing the demo, it seems more like a shooter than a platformer.

Posted by: Simon Brown on December 13, 2007 04:59 PM

You should ask Srushti Ambekallu - he purchased one a few weeks ago and has apparently been working his way through a bunch of PS 3 games...

Posted by: Sidu on December 17, 2007 01:06 PM

I got Call of Duty 4 for Xmas, and the single-player campaign is amazing. I also recommend Resistance: Fall of Man and Super Puzzle Fighter II (downloadable).

I don't have a lot of time on my hands, so I play a lot of the free demos from the Playstation Store.

Posted by: Ken Liu on January 1, 2008 01:29 AM

002162.. Corking :)

Posted by: on June 3, 2011 01:34 PM

002162.. Amazing :)

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