So far we have taken a look at the overlooked games of the Wii, DS, and PSP. Now let's shift our focus towards the HD consoles. Well, at least one of them anyway with a glimpse at some of the Playstation 3's most overlooked games. If you're in the market for a PS3 slim, maybe you can pick up one of these games to go with it!
Think of this title as God of War-lite. Featuring a strong-willed heroine with long, ravishing red hair, Heavenly Sword boasted huge production values. well-acted scenes, and a terrific score accompanying all the fireworks. Take down enemies with ease with the intriguing combat system or just mash buttons wildly. The choice is yours. You can pick up the game for cheap as it's been a Greatest Hits title for a while now.
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
SPC reviewed this game on Thursday, so it seems fitting to add to the inaugural list of overlooked PS3 games. There's sixteen tracks set across four unique zones: fire, earth, air, and water. The game is a beauty to look at, and the ability to have custom soundtracks makes this game one to rock out to no matter what you're listening to. Race with up to fifteen other racers as you slip, slide, ride, and climb your way to the top! There's eight ranks of competition in all with enough variety in events and courses to keep you playing till next summer. Did I mention online play is great, too?
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
Known as Everybody's Golf 5 on the other side of the pond, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds showcases some remarkable golf courses of which there are current eight of. Two of which are downloadable for purchase. The game features two swing mechanics: the traditional three click system and the new club swing mechanic which emulates a real life swing with the analog stick. Online is a big drawing point with leagues, tournaments, and other easy-to-use options. If you want to pay the cost for DLC, you can play golf will Kratos and Sackboy of God of War and LittleBigPlanet respectively.
This strategy RPG comes from the studio that developed Skies of Arcadia, so you know it's worth a look. It features an incredibly unique art style of cel-shading plus a pencil-like filter. This title has been getting a lot of positive buzz and for good reason. It's one of the best of its genre, and it fills a hole in the Playstation 3's library. Track this bad boy down while it's still available for a relatively sane price.
007: Quantum of Solace
While nowhere near the level of fantastic that Goldeneye is, Activision has done an admirable job of bringing Bond to current-gen consoles. The campaign takes events from both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Though understanding the story without watching the movies may be a tad confusing. Multiplayer is decent enough for many players to shoot up one another in one of many modes including the one hit kill Golden Gun mode. Take the money you earn in multiplayer and use it to buy new weapons and gadgets for use. I was expecting another poor movie game, and I was pleasantly surprised. Perhaps you will be, too.