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Congratulations, PS3 has lots, lots of games and besides TLOU (don't forget the DLC Left Behind which is as good as TLOU) and Uncharted:

- Infamous, all 2 games + DLC are GREAT, better than Second Son IMO
- Gran turismo 5 or 6 (which is better) are still the reference
- The ICO & Shadow of the colossus collection (beware, you'll want to buy a PS4 next year to play The Last Guardian to play more stuff from Fumito Ueda if you play those 2 games)
- Get the Metal gear HD collection and play all games you never played before Phantom pain that'll release on PS3 too.
- God of War 3
- Pupeeter, a hidden and relatively recently released gem
- You can try Heavy Rain, it's a special experience.

Some Indies-ish, not really exclusive, are incredibly good
- Braid, Limbo, Fez

Also Portal 2 and The Orange Box (Half-life 2 and episodes) if never played before on PC or X360

Finally you can consider subscribing PS+ for all PS3, vita and PS4 games. you'll be happy to have those games if you buy a Vita and or PS4 later.

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bunchanumbers said:

A Sony product is sitting in front of me. My cousin gifted me his old PS3 after he got one of the old fat PS3s with full BC. The one he gave me looks like the model they released shortly after giving up BC. I knew they were big, but I never really seen one up close before. Its massive. After gaming on Wii and Wii U, this makes them look miniature. This looks like it could be the biggest console I ever owned. Its bigger than my Saturn, old Xbox 360, even the 3DO.

Anyway, I'll have to do some things to get it proper. Upgrade the HDD, (this one is 80 GB) pick up some controllers, and maybe a new fan. After that is done, then it will be time for the important thing. Games! I have never owned a PS3 before so I got a lot of catching up to do. I'm open to suggestions. I know about the Uncharteds, and the TLOUs and the like, but beyond those games I really am not in the loop. I was 360 for last gen. I'm mostly interested in exclusives because I most likely have played it on 360 if its a multiplat. Can you help a newb out?

My favorites on the ps3. Uncharted series, tlou, killzone series, infamous, demons souls, heavy rain, little big planets series, and resistance series. Overall, that's 15 great games. 

You can play literally every main series Ratchet game on PS3. That's ten games for you right there, and that's definitely a series I wholeheartedly recommend. The whole series should run you no more than $120 total too, so it's a steal if you accept some minor bugs on the PS2 ports. Those plus the obvious Uncharteds, throw in inFamous 1 and 2, Ni No kuni, etc. And you've got a good time

You should check out my YouTube channel, The Golden Bolt!  I review all types of video games, both classic and modern, and I also give short flyover reviews of the free games each month on PlayStation Plus to tell you if they're worth downloading.  After all, the games may be free, but your time is valuable!

Super stardust is amazing. Also this video shows a lot of exclusives;

If you have a 3D tv or a decent home cinema surround system the ps3 is king of the last generation with lots of support for those including 7.1 support. Quite a lot of 1080p games to, more so than 360.

Online gaming is free too on ps3 which is good although many older games have discontinued online support annoyingly.

Uncharted 1,2, and 3

Ni No Kuni

White Knight Chronicles 2
Valkyria Chronicles
Metal Gear Solid 4
Tales of Xillia
Tales of Xillia 2
Yakuza 3
Yakuza 4

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My personal top 19 for ps3 (in order from my top 50 games of all time)

#3 Ico & SotC HD collection
#4 Grim Fandango remastered
#6 Journey
#7 Dark souls
#9 Ni No Kuni
#10 Okami HD
#15 The last of us
#17 GT5 / GT6
#19 Ratchet and Clank: A crack in time (HD collection is great too)
#20 Dragon Age: Origins
#22 Jak and Daxter collection
#26 Little big planet
#30 Wipeout HD
#33 Metal gear solid HD collection
#37 Portal 2
#39 Silent Hill 2 (although the HD version is lacking)
#41 Valkyria chronicles
#44 Rayman origins
#46 Heavy rain
#50 NFS: Hot pursuit

Plus for indies the pixeljunk games are all pure quality, Monsters, Eden, Shooter 1,2, Sidescroller.

Well I was told to start with the LBP games so I grabbed the first one. I also am playing older PS1 games on it and fell in love with Parasite Eve once again. I like the smoothing options for it. It looks better than it did even with a S Video cable. Can anyone tell me if the PS3 can use a 7200 rpm hdd? I read that it has trouble if its not 5400. Is that true?

If you are going to pick PS1 games, then be sure to get The Legend of Dragoon!