Photo by philosophygeekThe Playstation Network has been available to gamers ever since November 2006, and it has been providing endless multiplayer capabilities and a wide range of digital downloads to players around the world providing the best online games PS3. Prior to the Playstation 3 generation, split-screen was the only option for those who wanted to play games with their friends (or you could buy a network adaptor to play with the limited online PS2 network); PSN changed all that, and now you can play multiplayer with friends from around the world, simply by keying in your Wi-Fi code.
Sadly, we’re about to say goodbye to the PS3, its been a wonderful 7 years, and we’ve seen some of the most fantastic, beautiful games come and go [Sony will continue to support PS3]. Playstation 4 is coming this Christmas, so lets have a final reminisce over the best online multiplayer PS3 games to have ever been produced:
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is quite an old PS3 game now, but it has always received critical acclaim, and if you mention it to a group of gamers, they will all begin to reminisce over wild-west showdowns and glitch-y floating horses. Red Dead was a truly great open-world, free-roam game, and when you add multiple players into that mix, you’re bound to end up with fun and carnage. Best of all, if you got your hands on the Undead Nightmare DLC, you and your friends could enjoy shooting up some zombie hoards!
Another great game that quickly gained a cult following – it was all the survival and apocalyptic fun of a game like Fallout, but with additional craziness and randomness, which expanded into even more chaotic fun when you play online. With up to 4 players, you could bond and experience an adventure together through seemingly unlimited numbers of quests.
Some PS3 gamers may giggle at the mention of this game ever being the best at anything, as the development seemed somewhat lazy at points; there were multiple glitches in this game, a little big of lag, and many of quests were basically “Go to the other side of the island and get something for me.”, but if you like a game which is a bit of a gore-fest, multiplayer Dead Island offers a crazy, thrill-filled experience, where you’re often running for your life and left screaming and laughing down the headset to your friends.
This little indie game wowed the gaming community when it was first released. They stripped back the concept of an online multiplayer game right back to the bones, and they made it beautiful, emotional and highly memorable. You start Journey in a huge, expansive world, and you are paired up with a stranger who you can only communicate with through a series of pretty tones. After you complete a range of challenges together, look out for each other, and reach the end of the game, you’ll have a level of respect for your anonymous friend that no other multiplayer game could ever produce.
Grand Theft Auto 5
We’re speculating on this one, because we haven’t actually played it yet, but this game has been so long in development, and has hyped itself up so much that it would fall flat if its online multiplayer gaming turned out to be anything but magnificent. The graphics look hyper-realistic, and we’ve loved every GTA to date, so we really recommend a pre-order with this one.