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Playstation3 Top 25

by: Cori Jacobs ; edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Some recent rising stars on the PS3 charts.

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    Plenty of pre-release excitement on the list this time around, as almost a third of our chart-topping titles are creating big buzz before they even arrive in your local store. Namco's Soul Calibur IV has impressed pre-release-playing critics, with praise being heaped on its ultra-realistic graphics and new online mode. Gridiron fans are drooling over the thought of EA's Madden 09, with its promise of online league creation and all-new graphical enhancements. And one of the most anticipated PS3 games in recent memory, the fun puzzle-platformer LittleBigPlanet, has finally confirmed a landing date after creating big buzz way back at the 2007 Game Developers Conference. Popularity isn't just focused around the pre-release games, however -- titles with strong stories and gameplay, such as Grand Theft Auto IV, Assassin's Creed, and Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution continue to show their dominance on the chart while weak, opportunistic titles with awkward controls, questionable graphics, and poor replay value fall by the wayside. Players looking for a fun new title might want take a cue from some of our Bright Hub reviewers and look at some quality games that might not be on the bleeding edge, rather than taking a chance on a new release where the word "shambles" appears in more than review (I'm looking at you, Beijing Olympics 2008)!

    1. Soul Calibur IV Publisher: Namco ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Official Site: http://www.soulcalibur.com/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Fighting Amazon Customer Rating: Pre-release
    2. Grand Theft Auto IV Publisher: Rockstar Games ESRB Rating: M (Mature) Official Site: http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Action, Adventure, Racing Amazon Customer Rating: 4
    3. Metal Gear Solid 4 Publisher: Konami ESRB Rating: M (Mature) Official Site: http://www.konami.jp/mgs4/global/index.html Price: $59.99 Genre: Third-Person Action Amazon Customer Rating: 5
    4. Madden NFL 09 Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Official Site: http://www.easports.com/madden09/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Sports, Football Amazon Customer Rating: Pre-release
    5. Assassin's Creed Publisher: UBI Soft ESRB Rating: M (Mature) Official Site: http://assassinscreed.us.ubi.com/ Price: $29.99 Genre: Action Amazon Customer Rating: 4
    6. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Official Site: http://www.gran-turismo.com/en/gt5p/ Price: $39.99 Genre: Racing, Driving Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5
    7. Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Publisher: 2K Games ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+) Official Site: http://civilizationrevolution.com/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Turn-Based Strategy Amazon Customer Rating: 4
    8. NCAA Football 09 Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Official Site: http://www.easports.com/ncaa09/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Sports, Football Amazon Customer Rating: 3.5
    9. Rock Band Special Edition PlayStation 3 Publisher: MTV Games ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Official Site: http://www.rockband.com/ Price: $169.99 Genre: Music, Rhythm Action Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5
    10. Resistance: Fall Of Man Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment ESRB Rating: M (Mature) Official Site: http://www.us.playstation.com/resistance/ Price: $59.99 Genre: First-Person Shooter Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5
    11. Battlefield: Bad Company Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Official Site: http://battlefield.ea.com/battlefield/bf/ Price: $59.99 Genre: First-Person Shooter Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5
    12. Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collectors' Edition Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Official Site: http://www.easports.com/madden09/ Price: $89.99 Genre: Sports, Football Amazon Customer Rating: Pre-release
    13. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+) Official Site: http://www.us.playstation.com/ratchetandclank/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Action, Platform Amazon Customer Rating: 5
    14. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Publisher: Sony ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Official Site: http://www.us.playstation.com/Uncharted/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Action, Adventure Amazon Customer Rating: 5
    15. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Publisher: Activision Inc. ESRB Rating: M (Mature) Official Site: http://www.charlieoscardelta.com/ Price: $59.99 Genre: First-Person Shooter Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5
    16. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Publisher: Lucas Arts Entertainment ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Official Site: http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Action Amazon Customer Rating: Pre-release
    17. The Orange Box Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB Rating: M (Mature) Official Site: http://orange.half-life2.com/ Price: $29.99 Genre: First-Person Shooter, Action, Compilation Amazon Customer Rating: 5
    18. MotorStorm Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Official Site: http://www.motorstorm.com/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Car Combat, Racing Amazon Customer Rating: 4
    19. FIFA 08 Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Official Site: http://www.ea.com/fifa-soccer-08 Price: $49.99 Genre: Sports, Soccer Amazon Customer Rating: 4
    20. Beijing Olympics 2008 Publisher: Sega Of America, Inc. ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Official Site: http://olympicvideogames.com/us/ Price: $49.99 Genre: Sports Amazon Customer Rating: 1.5
    21. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Publisher: Bethesda ESRB Rating: M (Mature) Official Site: http://www.elderscrolls.com/oblivion/ Price: $29.99 Genre: Role-Playing Game Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5
    22. MLB 08: The Show Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) Official Site: http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Games/MLB_08_The_Show Price: $59.99 Genre: Sports, Baseball Amazon Customer Rating: 4.5
    23. LittleBigPlanet Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending) Official Site: http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Games/LittleBigPlanet Price: $59.99 Genre: Action Amazon Customer Rating: Pre-release
    24. Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice Publisher: NIS America ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Official Site: http://www.disgaea.us/dis3/ Price: $49.99 Genre: Role-Playing Game Amazon Customer Rating: Pre-release
    25. God of War III Publisher: Sony ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending) Official Site: http://www.godofwar.com/ Price: $59.99 Genre: Third-Person Action, Adventure Amazon Customer Rating: Pre-release