Update: We've updated this list with the most current games available on the PlayStation 3, while keeping in mind that most of the games we've already listed remain the cream of the crop, even to this day. Read on to find out what we've changed and what we've kept.
The Xbox 360 may have the Halo series and Gears of War to tide players over, but the aforementioned console clearly lacks games with the finesse of Nathan Drake, the artistry of Folklore and the sheer brutality of Kratos.
Sony's consoles have long since been home to some of the finest action adventure games ever made, from Okami to Shadow of the Colossus, and the PlayStation 3 is no different. Platform to some of the best action adventure games available today, the PlayStation 3 will soon be home to The Last Guardian, the next game by Team ICO.
Here are some of the finest games that the PlayStation 3 has to offer, many of which are available only on the platform.
Here are the Top 10 Action Adventure Games on the PS3 in no particular order,
DMC: Devil May Cry
DmC: Devil May Cry was subject to a whole lot of belly-aching before its release. Long-time fans complained that Dante, the game's protagonist, no longer had white hair, and that the game wasn't being true to its predecessors by being developed by a foreign studio like Ninja Theory.
Well, the game's out now, and it's managed to prove every one of the gamers who had bad things to say about it prior to its release wrong. Love it or hate it as a Devil May Cry title, it's a damn good game with fine action, well-written characters, and a narrative that grips you and won't let go.
Nathan Drake reprises his role as an internationally renowned treasure seeker in Uncharted 2, returning with his rogueish personality and rugged good looks. After Drake is approached by two fellow treasure hunters with an offer he can't refuse, he makes his way to a Turkish museum to retrieve an artifact in what seems like a simple milk run--assuming that leaping across rooftops and subduing armed guards is all par on course for the average adventurer.
As you would come to expect, there's no honor among thieves, and Drake finds himself betrayed by his former companions who have simply used him to acquire the treasure, with him to take the fall for the crime.
After spending many months in a Turkish prison, Drake finds himself liberated by his old friend Sully and one of the companions who betrayed him--his ex-girlfriend Chloe Frazer, who claims that the employer she's working for (a Serbian war criminal) intends to use the treasure towards some pretty nefarious ends. What else would you expect a military dictator? He can't really trust Chloe, but he can't let the bad guys get away with it, either.
In Uncharted 2, Drake makes his way through the jungles of Borneo, the wartorn streets of Nepal and the highlands of the Himalayan Mountains. As he does so, he runs into Elena Fisher again. What a pleasant surprise!
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Enslaved is a retelling of the Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. It's a story that's inspired multiple TV shows, movies and animes from Korea, Japan and China.
Written by Alex Garland, best known for his work on 28 Days Later and Sunshine, Enslaved reimagines the story in a futuristic post-apocalyptic setting. With a few twisted details, the plot revolves around a young woman who enlists the protection of a warrior, who in the original story happened to be an elemental monkey god. Here, he's a big brawny guy who goes by the name of Monkey. He also beats robots to death with his fists.
The game combines the climbing and platforming of Uncharted with a rich and colorful portrayal of post-apocalyptic New York City set a century and a half into the future.