While it’s currently too early to tell which of the many great PS3 games being released in 2013 will turn out to be hits, there’s certainly enough information out there to speculate with. We’re going to see old franchises become reborn and new series emerge which will tantalize us for years to come; yes, 2013 is going to be a dynamite year for PS3 gamers. Anyway, without further ado, let’s explore 10 of the more promising titles which are currently slated for a 2013 release (in no particular order)…
The ‘Devil may Cry’ series is intimately acquainted with the Playstation empire, certainly the overall success of the franchise is a testament to that. This upcoming early 2013 release seeks to completely reinvent the series with improvements all around. Not only are the graphics getting a much-needed polish, but so are the controls. However, if you’re a long-time fan, don’t worry, the developers are promising that the game isn’t going to deviate from the gameplay concepts which made it a hit, they’re only seeking to improve upon their winning formula with some updates.
For those individuals who really like games which feature more dramatic elements along with “interactive thriller” aspects built in, ‘Beyond: Two Souls’ is a game to be on the lookout for. Many people have already compared B: TS to titles like ‘Hard Rain’, and for good reason, their scope is very similar as is the gameplay. Needless to say, Beyond: TS is going to present gamers with a true adventure whilst incorporating the latest technological approaches to constructing a video game.
8. Crysis 3
The first 2 Crysis titles were big hits for good reason; they incorporate everything gamers love about FPS with stunning graphics and enjoyable multiplayer action. While Crysis 2 certainly put the series back on the map, it did sort of alienate those who preferred the lush jungles of Crysis 1 over the bombed out cityscapes and ruins. In a way, Crysis 3 is merging both environments from the first 2 games. Likewise, we are presented with what is arguably an even better story, improved visuals and even more intense multiplayer action. What more could fans possibly want?
The release of a new GTA title is usually reason enough for gamers to celebrate. However, this upcoming Grand theft Auto title is set to blow our minds all over again. In a nutshell, if you thought GTA IV was the epitome of free-roaming open-world games, think again. More options, better graphics, perhaps even a larger area to explore await us in GTA V, this time, in Los Santos. If you’ve seen some of the recent screen shots, you already know what we’re talking about….This could easily be the most anticipated game for 2013.
6. Tomb Raider
When most people think ‘Tomb Raider’ they think fun and adventure in a somewhat animated atmosphere. Well, needless to say, that’s all about to change with the release of 2013’s “Tomb Raider”. This time around, Lara Croft is going to find herself facing some serious challenges and truly devious foes. Gone is the light-hearted approach, it has been replaced by grittiness and survival-themed action. This game seeks to show us exactly why Lara Croft is a true ‘badass’.
If you’ve previously played any of the God of War games then I shouldn’t have to tell you that GoW: Ascension is going to be great. The God of War series basically reinvented the hack-and-slash genre for Playstation gamers, and we’ve never been the same since. The sheer grandeur and interwoven mythology that permeates the series is not only extremely engaging, it’s often quite moving at times. Unless its developers have made a terrible string of bad decisions, it’s extremely likely that God of War: Ascension is going to also become a PS3 favorite.
Yes, the Last of Us is an apocalyptic-themed game which features both stealth tactics and combat, but according to current information, it’s still quite unlike anything that we’ve previously experienced. In this title, the goal isn’t necessarily to brutally assault enemies; it’s more about survival in the face of a terrible crisis. There are even scenes and dialogue sequences which seek to reinforce the notion that our main protagonists don’t want to kill the other individuals they encounter, but seem to have no choice as civilization has collapsed. The Last of Us is going to feature awesome graphics and interesting gameplay; definitely a winning combination.
While many might not find MGS2’s Raiden as interesting a main character as Solid Snake, he certainly has a strong following. This upcoming 2013 Metal Gear release is going to hopefully reignite the fires of the franchise and spark interest in the series once again. Naturally, this title is going to feature an entirely new approach to gameplay than we might be used to, but hey…it IS a bona-fide Metal Gear release that’s being developed in association with Kojima productions, so it has that going for it. Regardless, millions of fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of this game on store shelves.
2. Dead Space 3
The series that has essentially taken over the spot that the Resident Evil franchise used to inhabit continues onward with its third release. Dead Space 3 is set to improve upon nearly all aspects of what made the first two games such monumental successes. There will be plenty of scary moments and brutally intense action, not to mention puzzles to solve. What makes Dead Space 3 such an interesting game however is the fact that it will be the first in the series to incorporate true co-op play. So now you can take on the Necromorphs alone, or elect the safer route and have a friend join in with you.
For many gamers (and even game designers and developers), the Bioshock series reignited their imaginations. In terms of FPS’s, Bioshock stands alone as a sort of oddball that’s still somewhat conformist; it’s rooted in traditional gaming values but delivers them inside of mechanics and graphics the likes of which are wholly unique. Evolving the art direction and style they established with the first 2 games, developer Irrational Games has shifted focus from the oceans to the skies in Bioshock 3. This time around you’ll explore a floating city called Columbia as a private detective. Needless to say, there’s going to be plenty to see and do, not to mention, shoot (or zap).