Best PS3 Games Of All Time (2023)

These games are still remembered fondly among gamers.

While the PS5 may currently be the PlayStation headliner, gamers have a lot of fond memories associated with the PS3. While the console did not have the smoothest start, it quickly became home to some great games. If you want to take a trip down memory lane and replay some of the best PS3 games of all time, we have got you covered.

The Best PS3 Games You Need To Play

In this list, we will cover some of the greatest PS3 games that have created a special place for themselves within gaming history. These games are some of the best to have arrived on the PS3 platform and are still wildly popular among gamers today. With new games being released at a breakneck pace, this is quite a feat for any game to accomplish.

Persona 5


  • Developer: Atlus
  • Released: 2016

Persona 5 arrived on the PS3 and continued to build upon the popularity of the Persona series. You will navigate the world of Japanese high school while also destroying demons as a side hustle in the game. The game mixes reality with fiction to provide an intriguing and engaging storyline. This game has something for everyone from the daily life of a high schooler to the commentary on the current state of world politics. So, make friends, take odd jobs, and build relationships as you experience the Metaverse of Persona 5.

Grand Theft Auto V


  • Developer: Rockstar North
  • Released: 2013

This game has had a legendary run and its popularity is nowhere near declining. With millions of players all over the world, this game has cemented its legacy as one of the most successful GTA titles. GTA V offers multiple playable characters, each with a rich and diverse background. The storyline is one that keeps you coming back for more. Even the shooting and driving mechanics have taken a big leap from previous adaptations. Best of all, the Online mode offers whole different side of the game where players can interact with other players in the community.

Red Dead Redemption


  • Developer: Rockstar San Diego, Rockstar North
  • Released: 2010

Red Dead Redemption is a game based in western setting where you get to live out your dreams of being a gunslinger going on adventures across North America. This game offers you a gripping story, beautiful world design, and a solid protagonist. You will love to explore the  story of John Marston in this action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Released: 2009

This game was pivotal in turning around the fortunes of the PS3. It is a cinematic masterpiece and the opening train car level throws you right in the thick of the action from the get go. It’s show rather than tell format also pleased the gamers. There are no lengthy cutscenes where you disengage from the game. The storyline is set two years after the events of Drake’s Fortune (2007).  Join Nathan Drake, Chloe Frazer, and Elena Fisher as they search for the Cintamani Stone and Shambhala while battling a militia led by war criminal Zoran Lazarevic.

The Last of Us


  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Released: 2013

The Last of Us is a playable movie with mature storytelling and stunning graphics. You will need all your wits about you survive the harsh, nightmare world that The Last of Us thrusts you in. If you are a fan of powerful, emotive storytelling, this game should be a must play in your list. You will control Joel who is a smuggler tasked with protecting Ellie as they travel across a post-apocalyptic United States. It is played from a third-person perspective. You will need a strategy mixed with offense and defense to survive against humans and cannibalistic creatures alike.

These are some of the best games on the PS3. For the best PSP games of all time, check out Best PSP Games Every PSP Owner Should Play.