The SEGA Five: Best SEGA games on Playstation 3

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Today is the launch day for the Playstation 4 in America, many people are grabbing up the ‘next generation’ consoles and soon Playstation 3 will be a relic like the Playstation 2 before it. So I think its the perfect time to remember SEGA’s best Playstation 3 games. This is my personal list, if you want to share your favorites let us know in the comment section!

5. Vanquish

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It was hard putting Vanquish over the amazing Bayonetta, but since this is a Playstation 3 list I had to go with Vanquish. Why? Simply because the Bayonetta port wasn’t that great. Thankfully Platinum Games delivered in aces with Vanquish, which in my opinion is vastly underrated game. Vanquish might look like some sort of Gears of War clone, but it really isn’t.

Imagine a bullet hell game that is all about moving, taking cover actually punishes you by reducing your score.  This makes the game fast pace and fun. Sure it had its flaws like no multiplayer and some cheap shots (one hit kills), but it is differently worth playing.

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4. Binary Domain

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The people behind Yakuza deliver a new IP since… well since Yakuza! It was hard for me to be excited for this, especially considering the terrible box art, trailer and other assets that SEGA released online. It just seemed so generic and terrible, but boy was I wrong!  The game featured a character that will now be on my list of favorite SEGA characters, Cain. It also had some really big box fights, pretty well done single player mode and had multiplayer.

Though the game did have its faults, mostly their much advertised voice recognition system they promoted was hit and miss. If you do go out and get it, just turn it off!

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3. Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

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Virtua Fighter 5 came to the Playstation 3 exclusively, but was later released on Xbox 360 (with online) making many Playstation loyalist angry. Especially in Japan. After awhile even the Xbox 360 version was ancient, considering that Virtua Fighter 5 got both R and Final Showdown updates released, console gamers wanted a new version of the game. After years of waiting, we finally got it and even got a bargain, since it was released digitally.

Even though I don’t think Virtua Fighter 5 is my favorite in the series, it is still one of the best fighting games this last generation and if you haven’t picked up a digital copy of the game… what are you waiting for?

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2. Yakuza series

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I decided to make the Yakuza series only take one spot, if I didn’t then Yakuza games would make up the majority of the list and that’s no good. Even though we didn’t get all of the Yakuza titles here in the United States (No Kenzan or Yakuza 5 sadly), we did get three full package titles and that’s with fans begging for them. Was it worth it? Yes! These zany off the wall brawling games with RPG elements will keep you occupied for hours and hours.

Since the series is going to continue into the next generation with Yakuza Restoration, it would be a great time to pick up the games in the series and catch up (even though Restoration has nothing to do with the main game’s story lines..)

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1. Valkyria Chronicles

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There is just something about Valkyria Chronicles that really resonates with me, the game has an incredible style, goofy characters, and a well thought out SRPG fighting system. If you are fans of Shining Force and other SRPGs, especially ones from Japan, you have to pick this up. Sadly the sequels ended up on the Playstation Portable due to lack of sales on the Playstation 3.

Sales, why SEGA fans can’t have nice things!

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Stay tuned for next week’s The Weekly Five where we will look at the best SEGA games on the Xbox 360, because you know, the Xbox One is just around the corner!

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9 responses to “The SEGA Five: Best SEGA games on Playstation 3

  1. cube_b3 says:

    I think Sonic Generations deserved a spot in the top 5. Certainly not the top 5 Sonic games but definitively one of the best Sega games on the console.

  2. TaroYamada says:

    No way did Sonic Gens deserve a spot, also, Binary Domain < Vanquish.

    My top 5 SEGA games for this console:
    1. Virtua Fighter 5
    2. Vanquish
    3. Valkyria Chronicles
    4. Bayonetta
    5. Binary Domain

  3. SEGAboy says:

    PS3 fail

  4. dude says:

    I only realized this week PS4 was coming out. I’ve been out of the loop for a while. I bought a PS3 specifically for Valkyria Chronicles and after completing that game I can die a happy gamer. I never thought another title could capture the magic of Skies of arcadia on the dreamcast but when I saw the trailer I was sold on it. It definitely deserves its place in this list and I would argue it is the greatest game sega have ever developed.

  5. Good list! at first I was thinking exclusives, but there really aren’t that many. I think all the exclusives are on this list, except house of the Dead 4.

  6. CrazyTails says:

    Valkyria chronicles is a really special game. SEGA started the generation so well. Too bad they used the engine so little, at least of what i know..

  7. Something that we are needing here.

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