See also, The top 10 Xbox 360 exclusive games ever made 

Fortunately for those who play a vast amount of video games while owning only one console, most titles are available on multiple platforms. However, with an approaching new generation, it is often those games or franchises that are exclusive to one console or another that can be the determining factor in which hardware to purchase. Those who chose the PlayStation 3 during the seventh generation did not go unrewarded, and were able to experience amazing games that were not available anywhere else.

Here are the top 10 Playstation 3 exclusives ever made

10. Killzone 2 (2009)

Killzone 2 Cover Art Playstation 3 exclusiveDeveloper: Guerrilla Games

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Killzone 2 was a vast improvement on the series from its predecessor and offered a great single player campaign that perfectly balanced action packed gameplay with an incredibly well crafted storyline. Though further improved in the third game, Killzone 2 offered the foundation to a high powered and extremely addictive multiplayer experience.

9. LittleBigPlanet (2008)

LBP Cover Art Playstation 3 ExclusiveDeveloper: Media Molecule

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Puzzle-platforming became truly lighthearted and lively with the release of LittleBigPlanet. Not only do you get to explore the colorful world and dress up the player-character, Sackboy, in a number of costumes, but you also get to collect stickers. And who doesn’t love collecting stickers? Followed by a sequel and a tied-in racing game, LittleBigPlanet is not only an enjoyable game for experienced players, but is also good fun for the whole family.

8. Heavy Rain (2010)

Heavy Rain Cover Art Playstation 3 exclusiveDeveloper: Quantic Dream

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Many games attempt to mimic the features present in Hollywood films, but arguably none do so more closely than Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain. An engaging and, at times, gut-wrenching narrative along with unique gameplay create one of the most intriguing gaming experiences of the 7th generation. Heavy Rain may also be the closest a player can come viscerally to cutting off a finger or crawling through an air-duct full of broken glass without ever having to actually do so.

7.Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (2007)

Uncharted Cover Playstation 3 exclusiveDeveloper: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America

A remarkable step forward in video game storytelling, the first installment of the Uncharted trilogy offers fast-paced action, well placed puzzles, and an engaging narrative. The stunning voice performances and highly detailed scenery of the game create a truly cinematic experience. After playing the first game in the series, players will be immediately inclined to continue on to Uncharted’s two equally impressive sequels.

6. Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crank in Time (2009)

R&C Cover Art Playstation 3 exclusiveDeveloper: Insomniac Games

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

The third installment of the Ratchet and Clank Future saga, A Crank in Time provides interesting puzzles, enjoyable combat mechanics, and a beautifully vibrant world (or worlds). A good story line and continuous comedic effect throughout the game causes this to be the best of the Ratchet and Clank series and a must have for PlayStation 3 owners.

5. God of War III (2010)

GoW3 Cover Art Playstation 3 ExclusiveDeveloper: SCE Santa Monica Studio

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

God of War and God of War II made up two of the greatest games for the PlayStation 2 so it is no surprise that the third game was equally impressive. God of War III provides exciting, fast-paced button mashing gameplay which is further bolstered by 7th generation graphics. PlayStation 3 owners are able to experience the gruesome narrative that completes the storyline of the original trilogy with added thrill as they cut their way through a plethora of Greek Gods.

4. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)

MGS 4 PlayStation 3 exclusiveDeveloper: Kojima Productions

Publisher: Konami

Apart of one of the longest running video game narratives, Metal Gear Solid 4 was the seventh game created in the canonical Metal Gear series. Even players who are not particularly interested in the often long-winded narrative can experience a great mix of stealth infiltration and fast-paced gun fighting gameplay. Additionally, MGS 4 upholds the series’ reputation by providing some of the most interesting and unique boss fights of any video game.

3. The Last of Us (2013)

The Last of Us Playstation 3 ExclusiveDeveloper: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

One of the later PlayStation exclusives, The Last of Us is an incredible achievement in mood setting in video game storytelling. Though the player is forced to take on a fairly gruesome player-character, this game offers a great post-apocalyptic world, strong voice performances, and well developed, albeit dark, overall tone. The Last of Us provides one of the great final exclusives for the PlayStation 3 in light of the upcoming generation.

2. Journey (2012)

Journey Playstation 3 exclusiveDeveloper: Thatgamecompany

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Though fairly short, even for an indie game, Journey provides an incredible story and some of the most visually stunning set pieces of any video game ever made. Creating an incredibly entertaining experience, it is also able to tell an emotionally engaging story without having any dialogue whatsoever. Along with one of the best and most unique uses of multiplayer co-op, Journey is a reason in and of itself to go out and buy a PS3. Well that may be a bit over dramatic, but on a by little.

1. Infamous 2 (2011)

Infamous 2 Cover Art Playstation 3 ExclusiveDeveloper: Sucker Punch Productions

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

While the original Infamous was a decent game, the sequel managed to get rid of most of the annoying or redundant aspects while improving all the ones that made the game great. New powers and the New Orleans style setting provide an enjoyable open world ripe for player exploration. Not to mention a constantly captivating storyline that make for some difficult moral choices and one of the most emotionally touching endings of any video game narrative.

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