Although buying the most expensive video game system may seem unwise during an economic recession, the Playstation 3 has the most versatility. It is a Blu-Ray, DVD and music player in addition to many other multimedia functions. Now may be the best time yet to buy it since it has many bargain bin games worth checking out. Here are the five of the best budget titles for the Playstation 3.
Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: Criterion Games, Release Date: 2008, ESRB Rating: E10+, MSRP: $29.99
The Burnout series has always push systems to their limits. The first next-generation installment, Burnout Paradise, did exactly just that on the Playstation 3. Not only are the visuals awe-inspiring, the game also ran silky smooth. Gameplay-wise, it features a dramatic jump from previous games thanks to the open world and online focus gameplay. In addition to free downloadable content, Burnout Paradise is one action-packed budget title.
Resistance: Fall of Man
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Insomniac Games, Release Date: 2006, ESRB Rating: M, MSRP: $29.99
Resistance: Fall of Man is easily the best launch title on the Playstation 3. This intense first-person shooter has all the right ingredients: creative weapons, robust multiplayer modes and an epic adventure that can be played cooperatively. Not to mention that it has one of the best storylines in the genre. Now that it is a budget game, Resistance: Fall of Man is essential to any Playstation 3 gamer’s collection.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Publisher: 2K Games, Developer: Bethesda Game Studios, Release Date: 2007, ESRB Rating: M, MSRP: $29.99
Before the blockbuster Fallout 3, developer Bethesda Game Studios made the critically-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. One of the biggest games of all time, this budget title features an open world where players have the freedom to do whatever they please. With hundreds of hours of gameplay, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will keep you entertained for months.
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Studio Liverpool, Release Date: 2008, ESRB Rating: E10+, MSRP: $19.99
Most new Playstation 3 games retail for $59.99; so it is refreshing to see WipEout HD come out at a budgeted price. This download-only game is one of the best-looking games on any system. Just as impressive is the game’s ability to run at 60 frames per second at full 1080p graphics. The frantic blazing racing gameplay is just icing on the cake. WipEout HD makes the perfect showcase game on the Playstation 3 and it only costs at budgeted $19.99.
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Incognito, Release Date: 2007, ESRB Rating: T, MSRP: $29.99
Warhawk is one of the best multiplayer games on the Playstation 3. A mixture of foot soldiers, ground vehicles and aircrafts made for one chaotic battlefield. It is hard not to get addicted in Warhawk once you get past the high learning curve since it just keeps pulling you in. Since the community is active, you will always find full 32-player games to sink hours into. Warhawk is the prefect title for those looking for some multiplayer mayhem.