With sales of the Playstation 3 console continuing to increase in 2009, an influx of gamers who are unaware of all that has recently become available to them can be expected. Or perhaps you have just neglected to delve into the realm of games that aren’t purchased on Blu-Ray discs. Either way, you could probably use some help.
The amount of content that is now available on the Playstation Network can be overwhelming if you’ve never checked it out before. While there are numerous enjoyable titles to download, I’ve pinpointed four titles which I believe any gamer could find enjoyable.
Developer: PopCap Games
Release: June 11, 2009
PopCap games brought this PC title to the Playstation 3, and the two have turned out to be quite the match. In this side-scrolling shooter you play as a super tank, using the dual analog sticks to independently move your tank, and aim and fire your cannon. Collect power-ups dropped by your allies from a supply helicopter, but watch your fire because a new feature added specifically to the version released on the Playstation Network makes it possible to shoot down those supply helicopters and lose points if you aren’t paying attention. You can also play survivor mode either online or locally with up to four players, where you and your friends battle endless waves of enemies to see how long you can stay alive.
This seems to be what PopCap does best; taking a classic arcade-style game and giving it an enjoyable modern twist. This is certainly another title to add to your library of quality games. Being able to relive the good memories you have of playing side-scrolling shooters, only this time with better graphics and maybe even a group of friends to play with you, makes this game worthy of purchase.
Publisher: Hudson Soft
Developer: Hudson Soft
Release: June 11, 2009
Bomberman makes his debut appearance to the Playstation 3 in this intense, multiplayer focused warzone. Now you and up to eight players can blast your way through 14 levels on six different game modes. Collect 16 different power-ups to help you dominate your opponents, while avoiding the power downs. Measure your progress against the online stat tracking leader boards, and unlock over 50 costumes that allow over 150,000 combinations to customize the appearance of your character.
Bomberman ULTRA really speaks for itself. Think fast and don’t get blown up by your opponents or yourself. I’ve always been a fan of Bomberman, but I believe that I can be unbiased and say that unless you’ve been completely repulsed by the Bomberman series, you will enjoy this game. Being able to blast your way through a variety of levels with eight friends in the online multiplayer mode is both addicting and fun. There’s not much more to ask from a game.
Cellfactor: Psychokinetic Wars
Developer: Timeline Interactive / Immersion Games
Release: June 3, 2009
Genre: First-Person Shooter
If killing your enemies using traditional methods has lost its charm, then giving Cellfactor: Psychokinetic Wars some playing time ought to rekindle that old flame. Destroy your enemies in multiplayer matches of up to 16 players on seven different maps, or complete 30 single player challenges while playing as any of three available characters. Each character possesses unique telekinesis abilities and super powers, which include being able to hurl objects at your opponents, trample enemies using super accelerated running speed, teleport, fly and many more. Better your score and earn improvements for your character’s abilities.
Although Cellfactor: Psychokinetic Wars isn’t a groundbreaking title, and there is hardly a story behind the mayhem, it is simply a fun, fast-paced first-person shooter. I felt a slight resemblance to games like Unreal Tournament and Halo from some aspects of this game. The impressive graphics are also a plus, and it’s also available on the Xbox Live Arcade.
Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty
Developer: Insomniac Games
Release: August 21, 2008
Yes, yes – it’s been nearly a year since this delightful encore to Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction was released on the Playstation Network. However, if you’ve enjoyed any of the R&C series and you haven’t played Quest for Booty, then I suggest you do so before the fall 2009 release of the series’ next anticipated title, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
The story picks up right where you’d expect; Ratchet continuing his search for Clank. Included are new features like the ability to move and manipulate objects with Ratchet’s wrench, and several new and challenging puzzles. The amount of content that Insomniac provided in what is suppose to be a small, stand-alone adventure between major titles is what I found most surprising. The graphics are equivalent to those in ToD, and the storyline carried on through a variety of puzzles and missions is just as intriguing as it ever was. Any fan of the R&C series can expect to be satisfied after playing Quest for Booty.
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