10 Most Criminally Over-Looked PS3 Games You Never Played


It seems like every time I turn around these days, someone is telling me that I need to go play the latest Halo, Call of Duty, or Assassin€™s Creed game. And while I agree that these games typically offer a fun, over-the-top AAA experience, sometimes I crave a game that brings new ideas to the table. A game with refreshing gameplay, a great story, and unique visuals. Unfortunately, games like these can be rare and are often overshadowed by their bigger, more powerful brothers. These great, unique games might be the games that you stumble upon because you were intrigued by that interesting case at your local gaming store. Or maybe your best friend/younger cousin pressed a game into your hand with the plea to "just play it, you'll see." Because you took a chance on that game, you got hooked. And then you wondered why no one else seemed to realize that it existed. With this in mind, here are my top 10 (in no particular order) most criminally over-looked PS3 games that you€™ve never played.

10. Catherine


Catherine is a surreal experience from the beginning. The game places you in the shoes of 32-year-old Vincent, your typical male. His girlfriend Katherine is everything he could possibly want, but when she sits him down to talk about commitment, he finds himself with cold feet. He seeks relief in the form of a night drinking with his friends, but he wakes up with a hangover and in bed with a gorgeous blonde also named Catherine. Struggling between telling Katherine the truth or pretending that nothing ever happened, Vincent delves each night into a nightmare world of grueling puzzles and tough moral decisions. With beautifully rendered anime-style cutscenes, multiple game outcomes based on the player's choices and moral stances, and addicting gameplay, this game is easily one of the most unique on the PS3. Players are not asked to take up a weapon, explore exotic locations, or rescue a princess. Instead, players must wrestle with mature themes such as relationships and commitment. Timed puzzles induce a state of anxiety, and the threat of death keeps players motivated. And if you want more of a challenge, local cooperative and competitive multiplayer pits you against your friends to be the first to solve the game's puzzles.
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