The Best New PS3 Games of 2014

October 2014

1. Skylanders: Trap Team

Skylanders Trap Team

If you’ve been collecting dozens upon dozens of Skylanders figurines, then we know how much you’ve been spending dough on Trap Team. This 2014 iteration of the series brings about a new portal and the power to wield new villains who now fight for the forces of good. Trap Team features a gold-plated lion with a shield and a blue alligator with a dart gun. Those two reasons alone should make naysayers hop on this game’s bandwagon.

2. The Evil Within

The Evil Within

Enjoy being frightened half to death? Do you get some sick, perverse joy out of watching your digital avatar get beheaded by a mania wielding a chainsaw? Then The Evil Within is the survival horror release that you need to add to your collection. This digital thriller is full of haunting scares, due to the deformed creatures, psychological tricks and massive boss creatures that want you dead.

3. NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15

The basketball sim you need to add to your collection is definitely the 2015 rendition of Visual Concepts/2K Games’ 2K series. The excellent graphics bring to life some of the more popular pro basketball players you can’t get enough of, the new face scanning techniques places you right in the game and the soundtrack curated by Pharrell Williams is awesome. The past-gen of basketball simulators has gotten even better with NBA 2K15.

4. Alien: Isolation

Alien Isolation Last Survivor

Xenomorph’s scare the holy hell out of us. They’re less freighting while you have a huge M56 Smartgun locked into your hands. Alien: Isolation returns longtime fans to the paralyzing fear that the 1st film was all about. You play as Amanda Ripley (daughter of franchise star Ellen Ripley) as you search for your missing mother and deal with a hungry alien. Tread carefully as you look to stay out of the sight of that huge Xenomorph.

November 2014

1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has been followed by a flood of hype since its initial announcement. After delving into this latest COD, we’re happy to say that this series just gained some extra steam. The huge offering of futuristic weaponry and new exoskeleton suits make you feel like the ultimate solider this time around. The multiplayer maps are much more varied and open, which play up to the theme of vertical gameplay. Plus you can’t pass up a game that features a 3D model of KEVIN SPACEY!

2. Assassin’s Creed: Rouge

Assassin's Creed Rogue

Ubisoft didn’t want to leave fans of the Assassin’s Creed series hanging on PS3 and Xbox 360. There’s no need to worry about the quality of this entry, since it’s just as good as Unity. Rogue takes place during the French and Indian War and places you in the role of a Templar Assassin Hunter. Naval exploration makes it return here, as well as the same intense stealth gameplay that has been refined from Black Flag.

3. Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition rights the wrongs of the 2nd game in the series and adopts the best elements the original game. This time, your grand task involves saving the world by closing up the demon-filled rifts in the sky. You help gather up a band of warriors, raise an army and gain influence across Thedas. This RPG may take the cake for the best genre entry of 2014. The awesome plot, interesting dialogue options, varied roster and tight battle gameplay all make up this great package.

4. LittleBigPlanet 3

LittleBigPlanet 3

Sackboy arrives in another sequel to his creativity filled series. And this time, he’s joined by three additional allies that feature skills that freshen up the platforming gameplay. LittleBigPlanet 3 is more of the same cute, fun-filled hop and bop gameplay that we’ve all come to love. All of teh created stages and scenarios from past versions are compatible here, syo you’ll always have a wealth of player-created content to enjoy.

5. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

LEGO Batman 3

2014’s big LEGO games shines its light (Bat Signal?) on the DC Universe with LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. The open-world structure may have been abandoned due to the focused level format, but the fun factor is still at an all time high. Batman and his super heroic buddies head into space to thwart Braniac in an addictive adventure. With over 150 characters o play with, the co-op gameplay combinations are practically endless.

6. Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4

Ubisoft’s 4th main Far Cry places you in the cold mountainous region of the Himalayas. The main baddie this time is Pagan Min, a cruel king that’s embroiled in a civil war with the rebel organization known as the Golden Path. Far Cry 4’s gameplay expands upon everything great that was introduced in Far Cry 3. There’s so much to do and shoot, so you’ll certainly get sucked into the mayhem taking place in Kyrat.

7. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Geometry Wars 3

50 stages full of enemies that need to get blown to pieces. Trippy graphics that transport you into a world reminiscent of Tron. And an addictive twin-stick shooter that will keep you coming back for more. This is the entirety of the incredible downloadable shooter that is Geometry Wars 3. Major kudos also goes to the dope soundtrack that makes the experience that much more engrossing.

December 2014

1. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix

Square Enix blessed PS3 owners with another incredible Kingdom Hearts compilation – the HD 2.5 Remix of Kingdom Hearts II, Birth by Sleep and RE:coded. Getting the chance to play the amazing sequel and its PSP exclsuive counterpart is a joyous occasion on all accounts. This collection is full of hours of replaybility, plus it adds to the excitement for Kingdom Hearts III.

2. Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd looks AMAZING! Watching this intense fighter in person on either the PS3 or PS4 is simply a sight to behold. Sol, Ky, Slayer and the rest of the metal rock-inspired cast go head to head in the clashes that legendary fighters are made of. The awesome soundtrack is filled with awesome guitar riffs, the zoom-in camera aspects are cool as all hell and the deep gameplay is hard to master yet fun to get addicted to.

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