The Top 20 Highest Rated PSN Games by European PS3 users
For us this was one of the best new additions to the PS3 because it assists gamers when choosing what games to buy for their system.
So that’s why we decided to come up with a list of the top 20 highest rated PSN games.
Today we’ll focus on the European PlayStation Store as the ratings differ between various regions. But don’t worry because very soon we will also deliver a list especially for North American users.
So here are the top 20 games on the European PlayStation Store, rated by you!
1) Metal Gear Solid (£7.99/€9.99) – 4.94 (900+ votes)
Is it ironic that the game at the top of the list is twelve years old? Metal Gear Solid is a classic stealth title and PSN users have given it a near perfect score. With its unmatched gameplay and plot, perhaps it is no surprise that it tops our list.
2) Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus (£3.99/€4.99) – 4.92 (200+ votes)
Not far behind, this PSOne classic also comes from the year 1998. Similar the Abe’s Oddysee, the game is centred on Abe, a Mudokon who sets himself the task of saving his friends from the fierce Glukkons who try to exploit them to make a drink called Soulstorm Brew.
3) Final Fantasy IX (£7.99/€9.99) – 4.91 (1200+ votes)
Some of you may be surprised to see this game outdo its other PSOne cousins, but Final Fantasy IX comes third in our list. It was the last Final Fantasy to release on the PSOne nearly ten years ago.
4) Final Fantasy VII (£7.99/€9.99) – 4.84 (1900+ votes)
This game needs no introduction either but it is most likely the most requested title in the history of gaming to have a remake, which shows just how special it is. It may be over thirteen years old, but it is still very special in people’s eyes.
5) Final Fantasy VIII (£7.99/€9.99) – 4.81 (1200+ votes)
The third Final Fantasy title on the list, FF VIII was released on the PSOne in 1999. Square Enix started work on the game shortly after completing Final Fantasy VII which had raised the bar for RPGs, making the developer’s job even harder.
6) Tales of Monkey Island: Full Series (£13.99/€17.99) – 4.81 (400+ votes)
This may surprise you to see it so high on the list, but this game is the highest rated non-PSOne classic. In short the game, that’s divided into individual episodes, and developed by Telltale Games, is a comical adventure game where players assume the role of Guybrush Threepwood, a pirate who must defeat his nemesis, a zombie pirate. You can read our review here.
7) Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (£3.99/€4.99) – 4.79 (600+ votes)
Crash Bandicoot was the iconic mascot for the first PlayStation, and PSN users have made Crash 3 the highest rated game of them all. It is a direct sequel to Crash 2 and it sees the ruins of Cortex’s space station crash-land to earth and unleash evil across the planet.
8) The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (£7.99/€9.99) – 4.73 (1300+ votes)
The LucasArts game is a remake of a title that was first released way back in 1990 and inspired ‘Tales of Monkey Island’ that sits here in fifth place. The game begins with you playing as Guybrush Threepwood, a youth who aspires to be a pirate. Here is a trailer here.
9) Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (£3.99/€4.99) – 4.72 (500+ votes)
We now come to the first game of the Oddworld saga that began the franchise we all know and love. The adorable protagonist Abe is one of gaming’s best protagonists and typing this just makes us want to go to our consoles and play it. We also think it deserves an HD remake!
10) Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle-Cars (£7.99/€9.99) – 4.72 (400+ votes)
This 2009 game can be easily summarised: Think football with cars! The very simple but extremely addictive gameplay makes it one of the favourites amongst PS3 owners, especially when playing online. If you’re still not convinced watch the trailer here.
11) PixelJunk Shooter (£6.29/€7.99) – 4.68 (600+ votes)
PixelJunk is one of the most famous game series on the PlayStation Network and you PSN gamers have rated the most recent entry the best of them all. The title follows a very simple gameplay format that persuades you to come back for more. For further information read our review here.
12) Burnout Paradise (£24.99/€29.99) – 4.68 (200+ votes)
This is the highest rated full PS3 game on the PlayStation Network, which should be of no surprise. This game brought Burnout to an open-world city providing hundreds of opportunities to cause havoc and have fun with your friends. There is plenty of DLC too. Why not read our retro review!
13) Flower (£6.29/€7.99) – 4.67 (1700+ votes)
Flower is one of the most unique and memorable titles we have ever seen, so it’s no surprise to see this game on our list. With the use of the SIXAXIS technology in the DualShock 3, you tilt the controller to manipulate petals to bloom various flowers. This title is one of the most attractive games in the world, and is perfect to help you unwind after a busy day. Experience it yourself by watching this trailer.
14) Battlefield 1943 (£9.99/€12.99) – 4.66 (1000+ votes)
A World War II online multiplayer shooter, Battlefield 1943 allows you to play as either the United States Marine Corps or the Imperial Japanese Navy with up to 23 other players. In total there are four great maps which make this game a favourite amongst PSN gamers as it offers more than you would expect for a download title. You can watch a trailer right here.
15) CTR: Crash Team Racing (£3.49/€4.99) – 4.66 (700+ votes)
Crash enters again in the chart with the first of the series of racing titles. If you have played or seen Mario Kart then you know the story to this game. Its fun but competitive nature makes it a favourite amongst you guys.
16) Critter Crunch (£4.49/€5.99) – 4.66 (300+ votes)
Critter Crunch is a puzzle game, but don’t let that turn you off. It is one of the most visually stunning games you can buy from the PSN, but it is also one of the best titles in the genre. It is not an expensive game, and so it’s great value for money. We suggest reading our review.
17) Trine (£7.99/€9.99) – 4.63 (800+ votes)
Trine is played from a 2D perspective and offers various tasks and puzzles that get you using your brain. To solve them you can play from a choice of three characters, each of which have their own unique abilities. The visuals are also stunning in Trine and the game can be played solo or in a three-player co-op with your friends. This is our review.
18) Super Stardust HD (£6.29/€7.99) – 4.61 (1000+ votes)
As the first game to have trophies, and the first to have 3D support, Sony realise the importance of this title. A remake of an Amiga game, players control a ship to protect planets from asteroids and various alien enemies. Put simply, you have to destroy anything that comes your way. Highly addictive, it is one of the best PSN games you can buy. Why not watch this trailer!
19) Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype (£9.99/€12.99) – 4.61 (200+ votes)
This game is a fresh take on classic 2D shooters. It doesn’t severely test your abilities but is still very addictive. There are many elements to the game that take time to make the most of, and weapons will take an age to reach their full potential. It’s not so much a pick up and play, as it demands long play sessions that you won’t want to shy away from. You may like to read our review.
20) WipEout HD (£13.99/€17.99) – 4.60 (5100+ votes)
WipEout is another iconic series on PlayStation, and for the PS3 the developers chose to retune it in HD, featuring classic tracks from previous games. The fast paced hypnotic action makes it one of the best PSN titles to date, and can also be played in 3D if you have the right TV. Here is a tasty trailer.
And there you have it. Please note that where two or more games have the same score, they are arranged in order of total votes. Games with fewer than 200 votes are excluded altogether.
So what do you think? Are there games you think deserve to be in this list, or games that are rated far too highly? The comments section below is awaiting your thoughts.