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Developers Celebrate Five Years of the PS3

Posted on November 17, 2011 AT 03:24pm

THE BUZZ: Today is the 5th anniversary of the PlayStation 3 launching in North America, and in honor of that, the Official PlayStation Blog asked a number of game developers to pick their three favorite PS3 releases.

Stig Asmussen
Game Director, Sony Santa Monica Studios
Three picks: Heavy Rain, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dead Space 2

Cliff Bleszinski (Design Director, Epic Games )
Three picks: Heavy Rain, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Killzone 2

Ed Boon (Creative Director, Netherrealm Studios)
Three picks: God of Ware III, Grand Theft Auto IV, LittleBigPlanet

David Cage (Creative Director, Quantic Dreams)
Three picks: Portal 2, Catherine, LittleBigPlanet

Raphael Colantonio (Co-Creative Director, Arkane Studios)
Three picks: Fallout 3, BioShock, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Dylan Cuthbert (President, Q-Games Ltd.)
Three picks: Fallout 3, Gran Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet

Glen Egan (President, Sanzaru Games)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, inFamous

John Garvin (Director of Product Development, Bend Studio)
Three picks: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, God of War III, Heavy Rain

Billy Harper (Animation Director, Sucker Punch Productions)
Three picks: God of War III, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Portal 2

Mark Healey (Creative Director, Media Molecule)
Three picks: Flower, Heavy Rain, Blast Factor

David Jaffe (Co-Director, Co-Designer of Twisted Metal)
Three picks: Darksiders, Flower, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Dylan Jobe (President, LightBox Interactive)
Three picks: Burnout Paradise, Uncharted 2: Among Thieve, Red Dead Redemption

Ken Levine (President and Creative Director, Irrational Games)
Three picks: God of War III, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Joe Danger

Patrick Liu (Producer, DICE)
Three picks: Shatter, Siren Blood Curse, Wipeout HD Fury

Jonathan Mak (Creator, Queasy Games)
Three picks: PixelJunk Racers, Flower, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Yoshinori Ono (Producer, Capcom)
Three picks: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, inFamous, PixelJunk Eden

Steve Papoutsis (Vice President and Executive Producer, Visceral Games EA)
Three picks: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, MLB 11: The Show, Heavy Rain

Randy Pitchford (President and CEO, Gearbox Software)
Three picks: Valkyria Chronicles, Demon’s Souls, Resistance 3

Matt Southern (Studio Game Director, Evolution Studios)
Three picks: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Red Dead Redemption

Jordan Thomas (Creative Director, 2K Marin)
Three picks: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, L.A. Noire, Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Evan Wells (Co-President, Naughty Dog)
Three picks: Flower, Portal 2, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX


EGM’s TAKE: So what would I pick as my top three favorite PS3 games? Sticking with PS3 exclusives, Demon’s Souls would easily be my first choice. Uncharted 2 I’d have to pick, both for the single-player portion of the game, as well as the utterly enjoyable multiplayer. Finally, I might have to go with Super Stardust HD—that one really surprised me, and I ended up really loving my time with it.

What would be your picks for top three PlayStation 3 games? Let us know in the comments below!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got started via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as can realistically be crammed in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk Eric on Twitter: @Eric_EGM. Meet the rest of the crew.

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