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We’ve been counting down the ten greatest PlayStation games on each of Sony’s platforms over the past few weeks, and whittling down the definitive libraries for the PS1, PS2, and even the PSP have been pretty arduous tasks. Now it’s time to take on the PlayStation 3.
However, we’re going to have to tackle the PS3 a little differently. The PlayStation Network has been home to some of the finest games on the platform, and to make sure that they get the attention they deserve we’re giving them their own list; a list of traditional retail titles will follow next week, and fewer heartbreaking compromises will have to be made.
So which were the ten greatest PSN games? Read on.
Licensed games are a hell of a gamble for publishers and consumers alike, but we’re hard-pressed to come up with a better pairing of license and genre than what Ubisoft came up with for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.
The popular comics by Bryan Lee O’Malley were born to be adapted into a side-scrolling beat ‘em up, and this is one of the best around. It’s tough as nails and requires some level grinding to get through the end, but the movesets are so much fun that we barely even mind. The comic art is adapted into beautifully animated sprites by the incomparable Paul Robertson, and the chiptune soundtrack by Anamanaguchi is one of the best we’ve heard in any game.
Whether you’re playing with pals or on your own, few titles on PSN are as relentlessly fun as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.