PS3: Games That Will Shine in 2009

2 02 2009

With such exclusives releases as Little Big Planet, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Resistance 2 many people claimed 2008 to be the year of the PlayStation 3. Now I won’t refute or echo that statement however if that was the case then 2009 seems ready to build on that momentum. Those signs are evident with the growing popularity of the recently released PlayStation Home, the new trophy system and another year of triple A exclusives.

Here are some of the exclusive titles that are sure to shine in 2009:

  • God of War 3

Anyone that has any relation to the PlayStation brand is aware of the series and its success. For just that fact alone this will be a huge sequel, however is not the only reason it’s a top this list. God of War 2 was arguably the best game of the PS2 genre and given the vast amount of games released that is no small feat. The sequel appears to be no different when released on the PlayStation 2’s big brother. Although this game probably won’t be released until 2010, we can hope can’t we?

  • Killzone 2

The game was originally hyped back in 2005 when a trailer displayed bold predictions; fast forward three years and most of those predictions have come to fruition. With huge upgrades over the last installment and stunning graphics to boot there finally appears to be some competition in the market. As the hype increases the closer we get to its release we can only hope that it won’t disappoint.

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

One of the pleasant surprises for the PlayStation 3 was Uncharted which had eye-catching visuals, an interesting storing and proficient gameplay which Naughty Dog will hope to expand on. Although just recently announced, Uncharted 2 appears to be a step in the right direction after watching their teaser trailer. After trudging through the jungle, I am looking forward to the places Drakes adventures will take us next.

  • Gran Turismo 5

One of the most successful racing games on any console is getting a fifth installment. However unlike its predecessors this installment will feature an online mode and a library of over 9000 vehicles such as first time participants like the Ferrari. The series has always been known for its realism along with its ability to push each system to heights previously unknown. Therefore this installment should be no different.

  • Heavy Rain

While not on most gamer’s radar, which is a mistake, I believe this game will be a silent killer. Most of its hype again came from a tech demo that was shown at E3 in 2006. Visually it looked amazing but there was more than meets the eye. The storyline is ambitious and involves new ideas which are admirable. If this game wasn’t on your radar before this article at least make it a point to learn more about it now.

While these were the only games we choose to spotlight here are some other notable releases to watch out for: InFamous, MAG, White Knight Chronicles, and Ratchet and Clank. With all of these games hopefully set to release this year could 2009 be the year of the PlayStation 3? I won’t claim that yet… but the future does look bright

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Did we miss a game that you think should be on the list, or do you completely disagree? Let your voice be heard and leave a comment below.

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9 responses

2 02 2009
Ribena

Errr…the ICO Team game, and am sure that their will be another few surprises this year

2 02 2009
BeyondTheD-Pad

@Ribena: Trust me, I wanted to include that game as well, but since it is still “un-announced” there was not much to say. Yet I agree, that title will be highly anticipated. Thanks for the comment.

@Cobra_Girl: When researching the piece I got that the 9000 cars was a wish list but since the game is still in development and the claim was not specifically, to my knowledge, debunked I decided to include it. I will research further and if I find a specific source I will edit the above post with an update. Thanks for pointing that out.

@Andy: While I didn’t specifically single out InFamous it is included in the article at the end under other games to look out for, but thanks for including your comment and participating. Much appreciated.

If I missed something else let me know and as always feel free to comment and feedback.

2 02 2009
Cobra_Girl

9000 cars in GT5 has been confirmed as a wishlist someone was trying to pass off as fact. It is complete fiction and has been debunked over 6 months ago. GT5 will have a ton of cars and they’ll be beautiful, but lets not perpetuate rumors as facts please.

2 02 2009
Andy Milliconous

…Infamous?

2 02 2009
A_funk

Heavy Rain, GODW3 = pushed back to 2010 INFAMOUS?

2 02 2009
jonathan

quantum theory
also a silent but deadly killer

3 02 2009
lh_swe

Infamous is an open world game with a huge scope a great developer and if marketed right will be among the top 3 ps3 games this year i beleive.

6 02 2009
greghorrorshow

Looks like a big year for PS3 ahead. Played the Killzone 2 demo yesterday and was impressed.

17 02 2009
BeyondTheD-Pad

@ Greg: I checked out your review of Killzone 2 and it was a nice write up, I only played the demo but was impressed and really looking forward to the release. Now if I can only find time for the vast amounts of gaming 2009 will bring me. Thanks!

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