PlayStation 3

ConsoleNameReleaseGenreDeveloperLucca's Notes
PS33D Dot Game Heroes2010ActionSilicon StudioA voxel ARPG meant to emulate titles of the 80s, with sword customization and leveling
PS3Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault2016StrategyAcquireReal-time tactical defense, where leveling weaponry and commander units is crucial
PS3Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed2014ActionAcquireFanservice-heavy ARPG where removing the clothes of vampires is the only way to defeat them
PS3Alundra (PSone Classics)2010ActionMatrix SoftwareSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)2010StrategyG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad II (PSone Classics)2010StrategyG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)2011StrategyG-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star2014Turn-BasedGustPrequel to the Ar Tonelico series with similar songstress protection and mental deep-dive mechanics
PS3Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel2011ActionGustSwitch in gameplay to real-time battles, songstresses become more powerful after removing clothes (sigh)
PS3Asdivine Hearts (DL only)2017Turn-BasedExe-CreateIt's Kemco, so don't expect too much out of it, but it does have a neat character enhancement system
PS3Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk2013Turn-BasedGustFirst in the Dusk storyline, lots of endings, lots of alchemy
PS3Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky2014Turn-BasedGustSecond in Dusk storyline, each of the two different protagonists has a different playstyle
PS3Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland2012Turn-BasedGustThird game in Arland storyline, adds complexity to the battle system with turn manipulation
PS3Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland2010Turn-BasedGustFirst in Arland storyline, time and item management important as always, first 3D Atelier game
PS3Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland2014Turn-BasedGustEnhanced version of the original with reworked 3D models, new dungeons, and more time to craft
PS3Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea2015Turn-BasedGustThird in Dusk storyline, no time limit, two different protagonists, and a ton of items regardless
PS3Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland2011Turn-BasedGustSecond in Arland storyline, same as ever otherwise
PS3Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)2015StrategySuccessSee PSX
PS3Battle Princess of Arcadias (DL only)2014ActionApollosoftSide-scrolling beat-em up with a cutesy art style; both army conflicts and siege battles appear in addition
PS3Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War2007StrategyOmega ForceA RTS/musou with a rock-paper-scissors-like element to squad types (which can each be leveled), takes place in an alt-historical version of France/England
PS3Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedCapcomSee PSX
PS3Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)2011Action-PlatformKonamiMassive crossover metroidvania with local multiplayer and character growth based on equipment
PS3Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSone Classics)2007Action-PlatformKonamiSee PSX
PS3Chrono Cross (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
PS3Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedTose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Class of Heroes 2G2014Dungeon CrawlerZerodivEnhanced version of the PSP first-person dungeon crawler with more skills/party members/dungeons
PS3Crimson Sea 2 (PS2 Classics)2013ActionKoeiSee PS2
PS3Cross Edge2009StrategyCompile HeartCrossover RPG with characters from Darkstalkers and Disgaea among others, combo-based gameplay, loads of technical issues
PS3Crystal Defenders2009StrategySquare EnixFinal Fantasy-themed tower defense, cute spritework, unit management and leveling is important
PS3Dark Souls2011ActionFromSoftwarePrepare to die! A lot! Super-challenging ARPG combat and dungeon delving, successor to Demon's Souls
PS3Dark Souls II2014ActionFromSoftwareMore Dark Souls = more death
PS3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin2015ActionFromSoftwareEnhanced/remastered version of Dark Souls II with better AI
PS3Deception IV: Blood Ties2014StrategyKoei TecmoMore traps to be set in increasingly complex manners
PS3Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)2015StrategyKoei TecmoEnhanced version of the original game with an additional playable character and storyline
PS3Demon's Souls2009ActionFromSoftwarePunishing ARPG gameplay, loads of dying, learning, and dying again - collective actions online shift the difficulty of the game as a whole
PS3Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic)2013StrategyNippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice2008StrategyNippon IchiSRPG shenanigans in the netherworld, with weapon proficiencies, monsters changing into weapons, and stacks of Geo blocks
PS3Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten2011StrategyNippon IchiStacks on stacks on stacks of characters, a customizable hub town, and more leveling madness
PS3Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)2013StrategyNippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness2013StrategyNippon IchiActual sequel to Hour of Darkness, adds rideable monsters and an affinity system
PS3Dragon's Crown2013ActionVanillawareHighly overexaggerated character design and a solid side-scrolling beat-em-up with character leveling and progression
PS3Dragon's Dogma2012ActionCapcomOpen-world ARPG with some grappling elements and lots of customizability
PS3Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen2013ActionCapcomSpoiler alert: All roads lead to Gran Soren! Enhanced/remastered version of the original with additional content
PS3Dragon Ball: Xenoverse2015FightingDimpsMake your own DB character and fight using them in story mode (because what else do you do in that universe?)
PS3Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection2012FightingDimpsHD remasters of both Budokai (itself more of a fighting game alone) and Budokai 3 (fighter with mild/moderate RPG elements)
PS3Drakengard 32014ActionAccessHack-and-slash gameplay marred heavily by technical issues, very stylish nonetheless
PS3Dungeon Explorer (DL only)2011Dungeon CrawlerAtlusSee TG16
PS3Dynasty Tactics 2 (PS2 Classic)2013ActionKoeiSee PS2
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam2007ActionKoeiHacky-slashy-mechy ARPG musou fun with the ability to change the outcomes of certain pilots' predetermined fates
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 22009ActionKoeiRemoves Japanese voices but adds some aerial combat, combos, and quick time events
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 32011ActionKoeiAdds a larger amount of mission variety to the previous games in addition to a more cel-shaded art style
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (DL only)2014ActionOmega ForceReverts back to the artstyle of previous games, brings back space battles, includes more Gundam series than any previous game
JP PS3E.X. Troopers2012ActionCapcom/HexaDriveA manga-styled Lost Planet spinoff, with materials to gather and trecherous terrain to traverse
PS3Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest (DL only)2015StrategyTenco/5pb.An SRPG with an alternative historical slant - major world leaders are all portrayed as women; stats are built by completing sidequests and upgrading troops
PS3Enchanted Arms2007Turn-BasedFromSoftwareMediocre, sci-fi-themed, turn-based, adds Sixaxis controls to enhance attacks in this version
PS3Eternal Sonata2008ActionTri-CrescendoAdds a lot to the 360 version - more story, more playable characters, more dungeons; combat is fun but tactical
PS3Fairy Fencer F2014Turn-BasedCompile HeartNot the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
PS3Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)2013SimulationNEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - a dating sim/JRPG hybrid with lots of angels
PS3Favorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)2013SimulationNEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - more dating sim/JRPG gameplay where you send out other heroes to do the work for you
PS3Final Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)2010Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)2012Turn-BasedTose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)2009StrategySquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy V (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedTose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedTose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)2009Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)2009Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster2014Turn-BasedVirtuos/Square EnixBased on the International versions of both games with extra bosses (X) and monster capture mechanics (X-2), as well as an audio drama
PS3Final Fantasy XIII2010Turn-BasedSquare EnixStory too complex for its own good and divisively linear, but fun real-time/turn-based hybrid combat
PS3Final Fantasy XIII-22012Turn-BasedSquare EnixTries to correct linearity issues by getting wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, with mixed results
PS3First Queen IV (PSone Classics)2013StrategyKure Software KoubouAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - a combination of real-time strategy, ARPG, and SRPG elements
PS3Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage2010ActionKoeiThe legendary storyline in musou form - where evern destroying fences will give you karma to level up
PS3Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (DL only)2013ActionKoeiLargely retreads the same story ground as the first, but does add more content overall; gameplay is more akin to Dynasty Warriors than the first
PS3Folklore2007ActionGame RepublicCapture and control fantasy creatures with ARPG gameplay that also utilizes the Sixaxis motion controller (for good or ill)
PS3Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)2010StrategySquareSee PSX
PS3Genji: Days of the Blade2006ActionGame RepublicOrigin of the "giant enemy crab" meme, stat progress depnds on weapon leveling
PS3Grandia (PSone Classics)2010Turn-BasedGame ArtsSee PSX
PS3Grandia III (PS2 Classics)2016Turn-BasedGame ArtsSee PS2
PS3GrimGrimoire (PS2 Classics)2011Turn-BasedVanillawareSee PS2
PS3Growlanser: Heritage of War (PS2 Classics)2014StrategyCareer SoftSee PS2
PS3Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition (DL only)2012SimulationMarucomeSee PS2
PS3Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)2011SimulationVictor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia2011Turn-BasedCompile HeartFirst in a long series of tongue-in-cheek games about the game industry itself; combat is based upon an AP spending system
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia mk22012Turn-BasedCompile Heart/Idea FactoryLargely the same as the first, has an affection point system as well as item synthesis
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory2013Turn-BasedCompile Heart/Idea FactorySee above, but with more customizable combos in combat
PS3Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition (PS2 Classics)2012SimulationArtePiazzaSee PS2
PS3Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix2013ActionSquare EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHI with added story and gameplay changes, Re: Chain of Memories, and a series of cutscenes from 358/2 Days
PS3Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix2014ActionSquare EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHII and BBS with added story and gameplay changes and a series of cutscenes from Re: coded
PS3La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2 Classics)2012StrategyNippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Last Rebellion2010Turn-BasedHit MakerNot the best of games - turn-based gameplay with an emphasis on targeting specific body parts of enemies
PS3Legasista (DL only)2012Dungeon CrawlerSystem PrismaTop-down ARPG dungeon crawler with a job system, positioning is key in battle, gameplay a bit repetitive
PS3Legend of Mana (PSone Classics)2011ActionSquareSee PSX
PS3Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII2014ActionSquare EnixTrims down the party to be only Lightning, time management becomes ultra-important to prevent the apocalypse; completing quests leads to stat growth
PS3Lost Dimension2015Strategy/Visual NovelLancarseRPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
PS3Magus2014ActionBlack Tower StudiosYou play as John Wizardington and learn spells/level up in a bland, bad ARPG
PS3Monster World IV (DL only)2012Action-PlatformWestoneSee JP Mega Drive, but officially in English
PS3Mugen Souls2012Turn-BasedCompile HeartOpen-field turn-based RPG where being moe is important to getting stronger… somehow
PS3Mugen Souls Z2014Turn-BasedCompile Heart/GCREST/Idea FactoryVery much like the first, still just as uncomfortable
PS3Mystic Heroes (PS2 Classics)2013ActionKoeiSee PS2
PS3Natural Doctrine2014StrategyKadokawaSRPG with elements of cover/positioning, lots of unfortunate corridor/funnel-type maps, overall too complex for many players
PS3Nier2010ActionCaviaHack-and-slash ARPG with a pervading sense of melancholy and a gorgeous soundtrack, multiple endings; takes place after one of Drakengard's endings
JP PS3Nier Replicant2010ActionCaviaThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father
PS3Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch2013ActionLevel-5Incredible Ghibli-styled visuals, monster-collecting elements, and unfortunate AI
PS3Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle (DL only)2013StrategyKoei TecmoSee PS2
PS3Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (DL only)2015StrategyKoei TecmoGrand strategy in the Sengoku era, with menuing galore and officers that can gain XP, levels, and abilities by participating in various politicking/warmongering activities
PS3Odin Sphere (PS2 Classics)2011ActionVanillawareSee PS2
PS3Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir2016ActionVanillawareEnhanced remake of Odin Sphere with much less slowdown, difficulty changes, more stages, and new enemies
PS3Parasite Eve (PSone Classics)2011ActionSquareSee PSX
PS3Parasite Eve II (PSone Classics)2011ActionSquareSee PSX
PS3Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)2013Turn-BasedAtlusSee PSX
PS3Persona 52017Turn-BasedAtlusDemon negotiation, collection, and fusion, all with a bunch of stylish teens!
PS3Ragnarok Odyssey Ace2014ActionGame ArtsEnhanced version of Ragnarok Odyssey with all DLC included, new dungeons/enemies/skills, and readjusted gameplay balance; stat enhancements done via cards
PS3Record of Agarest War (DL only)2010StrategyCompile HeartMulti-generational game with dating sim elements and tactical combat
PS3Record of Agarest War 22012StrategyCompile Heart/Idea FactoryChange in gameplay to be more combo-based rather than tactical, loveless marriages are possible (but not recommended)
PS3Record of Agarest War Zero2011StrategyCompile Heart/Idea FactoryPlays like the first game, can connect using save data to unlock characters from the first game, heroines' costumes depend on their feelings towards you
PS3Resident Evil Revelations2013ActionCapcom/ToseSee XBO
PS3Resident Evil Revelations 22015ActionCapcomSee XBO
PS3Resonance of Fate2010Turn-BasedTri-AceFree-roaming gun-heavy "cinematic" battle system, only 3 party members, a lot of moral gray areas
PS3Revenant Saga (DL only)2017Turn-BasedExe-CreateAnother Kemco jam, as by-the-numbers bland as it gets
PS3River King: A Wonderful Journey (PS2 Classics)2012FishingMarvelousSee PS2
PS3Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny2011ActionNeverlandHarvesting, adventuring, and seafaring in order to raise islands from the bottom of the ocean, with bonus Move controls
PS3Saiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)2011StrategyKoeiSee PSX
PS3Sarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)2014SimulationKinotrope/SiestaAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - combines shop management and dungeoneering elements akin to Recettear
PS3Shadow Tower (PSone Classics)2015ActionFromSoftwareSee PSX
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2 Classics)2012Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 Classics)2014Turn-BasedAtlusSee PS2
PS3Sonic Unleashed2008Action-PlatformSonic TeamSee 360
PS3Star Ocean: The Last Hope International2010ActionTri-AceAdds anime-styled character portraits, dual audio, and new music to the original 360 release; considered to be the definitive version of the game
PS3Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PS2 Classics)2013StrategyPinegrow/AtlusSee PS2
PS3Suikoden (PSone Classics)2008Turn-BasedKonamiSee PSX
PS3Suikoden II (PSone Classics)2014Turn-BasedKonamiSee PSX
PS3Suikoden III (PS2 Classics)2015Turn-BasedKCETSee PS2
PS3Suikoden IV (PS2 Classics)2017Turn-BasedKCETSee PS2
JP PS3Tales of Berseria2016ActionBandai NamcoSee PS4 - last Tales game developed for PS3
PS3Tales of Graces f2012ActionNamco Tales StudioEnhanced localization of a JP-only Wii Tales title, very technical combat system, takes place at multiple times through the party's lives
PS3Tales of Symphonia Chronicles2014ActionBandai NamcoCombined release of the previously JP-only PS2 version of Tales of Symphonia (with additional content) and Dawn of the New World (with a new control scheme)
PS3Tales of Xillia2013ActionNamco Tales StudioTwo separate protagonists with different combat styles (in similar ARPG format to others in the series) gives additional replayability
PS3Tales of Xillia 22014ActionNamco Tales StudioDirect sequel to Tales of Xillia with a new silent protagonist, lots of debt to manage, and character affection to earn
PS3Tales of Zestiria2015ActionBandai NamcoOften maligned amongst series fans for being misleading in terms of character marketing, has a battle system that revolves around partnering up
PS3Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord2014Visual NovelAquaplus/StingSequel to a JP-only visual novel; plays more or less like a visual novel with occasional SRPG skirmishes thrown in
PS3Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness (PSone Classics)2015StrategyTecmoSee PSX
PS3The Awakened Fate Ultimatum2015Dungeon CrawlerNippon IchiTop-down roguelike with a focus on choosing between good and evil (with matching transformations)
PS3The Guided Fate Paradox2013Dungeon CrawlerNippon IchiIsometric roguelike in the Disgaea universe, with angel companions and the ability to grant wishes and levels resetting upon leaving the dungeon
PS3The Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)2012Timed Turn-BasedSony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel2015Turn-BasedFalcomBeginning of another major arc in the Trails series, adds co-op link attacks to combat, structure is based in a school-type environment
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II2016Turn-BasedFalcomTakes place soon after the first game - basically required playing if you liked the first one
PS3The Witch and the Hundred Knight2014ActionNippon IchiIsometric ARPG with food management, a wonky camera, and a game-breaking bug, but a delightfully dark cast
PS3Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)2011ActionSquareSee PSX
PS3Time and Eternity2013ActionImageepochStrange, oft-criticized game with an offbeat anime-hybrid art style, dating-sim elements, and a single party member; repetitive gameplay
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters2015Strategy/Visual NovelToybox/Now ProductionSRPG/visual novel hybrid of sorts with a ghost-hunting theme, combat takes place on a grid, traps are important to place, luck is a very important factor
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)2016StrategyToybox/Now ProductionEnhanced remake of the original that makes some slight QoL improvements to battle, adds extra story scenes, and bonus harder battles
PS3Transformers: Devastation2015ActionPlatinumGamesSee 360
PS3Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll2011ActionOmega ForceARPG with 3 different playable characters that can be switched between on the fly, first of its series to be localized
PS3Trinity Universe2010Turn-BasedIdea Factory/Gust/Nippon IchiTurn-based, has two different protagonists (each with different guest characters from Atelier and Disgaea) and an AP-based combo system
PS3Vagrant Story (PSone Classics)2011Dungeon CrawlerSquareSee PSX
PS3Valkyria Chronicles2008StrategySegaSquad-focused SRPG with real-time troop movement limited by AP, tanks are also controllable (and destructable)
PS3Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)2011StrategyHuman EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Way of the Samurai 32009ActionAcquireA Sengoku-era ARPG with 22 different endings; weapons gain XP and lead to learning skills, many butterfly effect-type decisions to make
PS3Way of the Samurai 4 (DL only)2012ActionAcquireAnother iteration of the samurai sim taking place during the last days of the shogunate; skills can gain XP in order to become stronger and unlock higher tiers
PS3White Knight Chronicles: International Edition2010ActionLevel-5/SCEJAttempts to be a MMO/JRPG hybrid with customizable avatar; doesn't really succeed at it, repetitive combo-based combat system
PS3White Knight Chronicles II2011ActionLevel-5/SCEJPuts a coat of polish over the first game's systems, but does little to improve them; the disc also includes a copy of the first game with the reworked battle system
PS3Wild Arms (PSone Classics)2007Turn-BasedMedia VisionSee PSX
PS3Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)2009Turn-BasedMedia VisionSee PSX
PS3Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (DL only)2011Dungeon CrawlerAcquireSame ol' Wizardry - another difficult first-person dungeon crawler
PS3Wonder Boy in Monster Land (DL only)2012Action-PlatformWestone Bit EntertainmentSee 360
PS3Xenogears (PSone Classics)2011Turn-BasedSquareSee PSX
PS3Yakuza 32010ActionAmusement Vision/SegaContinues Kiryu's story but takes out a fair amount of content due to rushed localization (hostess clubs, for example)
PS3Yakuza 42011ActionAmusement Vision/SegaAdds additional protagonists in addition to furthering Kiryu's saga (with tons to do in Kamurocho as always)
PS3Yakuza 5 (DL only)2015ActionRyu ga Gotoku StudioHas 5 controllable protagonists total and takes place over 5 different cities, uses a more enhanced graphics engine than other PS3 games in the series
PS3Yakuza: Dead Souls2012ActionSegaNon-canonical spinoff taking place after Yakuza 4; 4 playable protagonists and reduced exploration ability (on account of there being zombies everywhere)