Top 5 PlayStation 3 Games Coming Later In 2012

Fall and Winter 2012 are shaping up to be amazing seasons for the PlayStation 3 in terms of game line-ups. PS3 players can look forward to triple-A blockbuster games from Sony’s own internal studios as well as third-party publishers that range from open-world adventures, to first-person shooters, to survival horror.

One thing is for sure, PlayStation 3 owners will have their hands full with some of the best games this year. Check out our top 5 PlayStation 3 games coming later in 2012 after the break.

The cross-play between DUST 514 and EVE Online is intriguing and can potentially open a lot of new doors for other MMORPG’s.

5. DUST 514

DUST 514 is a massively multiplayer online first person shooter set in the same PC MMO EVE Online universe, one of the longest running MMO’s in history. While EVE Online is all about politics, economy and space battles, DUST 514 brings players into the thick of it with down and dirty ground battles deep in the planetary wars found in EVE Online.

Battles won or lost in DUST 514 will affect events, politics, and economy of the EVE Online universe. Conversely, EVE Online players can actively participate in DUST 514 battles by planetary bombardment and other such features that really flesh out the cross-platform gameplay between PC and PS3.

A fanboy’s dream come true, PSABR pits all PlayStation characters in all out fights to find out who the best PS Universe representative is.

4. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Set to release during the holiday season of this year, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will star characters like Sly Cooper, Kraots, Sackboy, Fat Princess, Sweet Tooth, Kratos, and much more. Oh and it’ll be awesome to be able to play as Big Daddy (Bioshock), Nathan Drake (Uncharted), Sly Cooper, and Colonel Radec (Killzone 3) in all out multiplayer fights.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on the PS3 and PS Vita will both have the same character roster, game modes, and interactive crossover levels. The E3 live demo showed the Metropolis location from Ratchet and Clank get invaded (and destroyed) the Hydra from God of War. The players will then have to be aware of the Hydra as it’ll occassionally attack the them and cause serious damage.

Speaking of crossover, PS3 and PS Vita players can play against each other using the cross-play technology that the Vita brings to the table. Should be interesting to see how that plays out when the game releases later this year.

A true open-world FPS game that treats mature themes and story with care and respect.

3. Far Cry III

Far Cry 3 ditches Africa from Far Cry 2 and brings the action back to its island roots, an idyllic paradise from the outside, and a lawless, gang/crazy-run land that’s the perfect background for an adventure as insane as its residents. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Far Cry sequel if the developers didn’t carry over features and gameplay elements from the two games that came before it. Returning are the fire mechanics (generative fire), the open-world system, and of course multiplayer.

Developers have said that they have listened to fan response from the last game and have vastly improved upon its perceived weaknesses including travel times, long stretches without shooting or action, a more insane approach with the story compared to the last one, and finally, a main character that players can identify with. A few years ago, I had thought Far Cry 2 was an okay game with a lot of potential for improvement, and it looks like Ubisoft has made good with their word to make an even better open-world first person shooter adventure with Far Cry 3. Definitely one of the games i’m excited to play later this year.

From gameplay videos and demos, it’s looking like Resident Evil 6 might be the best survival horror game of the year.

2. Resident Evil 6

Set 10 years after the events that destroyed Raccoon City, Resident Evil 6 stars a number of playable protagonists led by series stalwarts Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield. Joining them will be Jake Muller, the son of the infamous Albert Wesker. As in Resident Evil 5, each of the main characters will be joined by their own partners: US government agent Helena Harper, BSAA member Piers Nivans and returning Sherry Birkin (who was last seen with Leon and Claire in Resident Evil 2).

Each of the characters’ interwoven stories (playable in solo, co-op on and offline) will introduce the Crossover mechanic in which up to four players can join together online to tackle objectives. Imagine the teamwork gameplay mechanics of RE: Operation Raccoon City, and you get the idea.

What else can be said about Assassin’s Creed 3? It’s a brand new engine, brand new character, and it looks damn awesome.

1. Assassin’s Creed 3

Assassin’s Creed 3 features a larger open-environment set in the American Revolution. It will also feature a new combat system, a brand-new camera system, different weapon types available for use including axes and firearms (pistols and rifles), and – what’s sure to be a much debated change – a new regenerating health system. Assassin’s Creed 3′s new setting will be much bigger than Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and a number of old features (like the bomb crafting and economy building/rebuilding  meta-game) have been axed from AC3.

Connor Kenway, the new protagonist, is special in that he is one of the few Native American protagonists in video games and will employ brand-new animations, a two-handed fighting style using a variety of tools and weaponry, and a new reliance on either dispatching his enemies or running away from the fight in order for his health to heal.

And there you have it, our top 5 PlayStation 3 games coming later in 2012. Agree or disagree with the list? Are there any other PS3 games that you’re excited to play?

Check back on July 9 for our Top 5 list of Xbox 360 games coming later in 2012!


About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

Posted on July 7, 2012, in Gaming Top Lists and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Darren Russell

    I was actually looking forward to Dust 514, then I got in the beta for a weekend. It was awful. The graphics looked like something from the PS2, the spawning is f’d up, it was a huge mess. Really hope they can sort it out because it has a ton of potential but at the moment, unfortunately, none of it is being realized.

    • it’s a beta you moron. a real beta. its not like the LBP karting “beta” that is actually a complete game. you probably weren’t in the first build of the game, but it hardly had textures. graphics and bug fixes are the last things to be put in a game, if the textures are terrible ( which they got a bit better but they are still bad) then the beta isn’t nearly as good as the full build.

      This is why I asked them not to let random PS3 morons into the beta, they see bad gfx for a build that is 5 months behind the current and crap bricks.

      assassins creed will almost definitly be better on xbox, same with far cry 3, and tbh probably the same with RE6….
      Playstation all stars didn’t look super good at E3, it kinda looks boring tbh.

      Dust is a long way off, it won’t come 2012 is my bet. but they might surprise us.

  2. Too bad the first three will be better on other platforms and number 4 is a meh unbalanced ripoff game with no competitive value. That leaves number 5. The Beta for Dust 514 is just bad. It is indeed a huge mess as Darren Russell points out. PlayStation 3 will remain in last place again this year if this is the best they can come up with. The Xbox 360 has Halo 4 coming out, which always sells huge amounts and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 will sell tons more on the 360 according to the preorder charts. Sony’s KO this year, but I’m sure next year will be fine if their crumbling stock and already dead Vita turn around.

    • Most people who but Halo have come to realize its a stretched out series now and it really never was intended to go on for this long. Black Ops 2 selling more on Xbox 360 will do nothing that hinders Sony since it won’t affect the sales figures of Black Ops 2 on the Playstation 3… Playstation 3 CONSISTENTLY outsells Xbox 360 worldwide EVERY week, and has been doing so for the past few years. Before you go and start rambling on about your preferred console, get your facts straight.

  3. what about the last of us

  4. Doodermobile.

    idiots, dust 514 beta is a real beta. its not a demo posing as a beta like almost every console game.
    the devs are actually listening to the players ( you should have seen the swarm launchers 1hiting everything in a 20 foot radius)
    what version of the beta did you play? answer this, was there a sand storm/weather in the map? if yes, then you are playing the e3 build, which atm is the latest public build which is about 2 months old.
    if it didn’t you were playing the first playable/public build which was about 4 months old.

    it probably won’t come 2012, if it does it will be winter at best.

  5. Assassins creed 3 is amazing.Wonderful graphics and amazing action.

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