PlayStation is undoubtedly the most renowned brand name in the interactive entertainment arena. PlayStation has successfully made a niche for itself among the elite in the gaming sector. Several factors are responsible for the ever growing popularity and craze of PlayStation gaming. These factors include aggressive and effective marketing strategies, major hype and most importantly, mind-blowing games.

Factors Taken into Consideration

Several factors were considered before arriving at a final list. We took into account factors like how popular was the game as compared to others in this segment. The game’s replay value, overall depth, innovative elements and the impact during its launch, were assessed. Another factor that helped us to decide was, whether we would still play the game after several years?

The final list was an outcome of our own personal likes, dislikes or individual choice.

Growing Craze among Gamers – Top Five Favorites

1) Metal Gear Solid 4

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is technically the most amazing video game of recent times. It’s a fine specimen of storytelling proficiency. The narrative and game play are interwoven so effortlessly that it becomes difficult to distinguish between the two. You would definitely be mesmerized.

All design elements in MGS4 have apparently lived up to its vision. The plot is about the future, when countries depend on private military companies, who would be employed to fight the battles on their behalf. It features the heroic feats of the aged Solid Snake, who comes back as a savior to protect the world from Liquid Ocelot, who happens to be a renegade soldier. In terms of graphics and presentation, it seems far superior to other games in this genre.

Metal Gear Solid 4

2) Uncharted Series

Uncharted is an exciting series developed for PlayStation 3 by Naughty Dog developers. The trilogy consists of “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”, “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” and “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception”. The central character is Nathan Drake, who is actually a treasure hunter who unravels a number of historical mysteries.

Drake is seen in Amazon and an unknown island off South America’s coast. In Uncharted 2, Drake travels to the snow-capped regions of Tibet, the forests of Borneo, Nepal and a museum located in Istanbul. In Uncharted 3, he is seen exploring the streets of Colombia and London, a French Chateau, a Syrian Castle,  the extensive deserts found in the Rub’ al Khali and a city situated in Yemen.

Uncharted Series

3) Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar Games’ brilliant offering shows the world that these developers are definitely capable of creating games with more than violence, gore, blood and explicit content.

While retaining all the prior benchmarks, Red Dead redemption introduces the gamer to a fantastic storyline, characters with great depth, and an unbelievable and unique western setting which is poles apart from the spunky modern cities GTA gamers are used to seeing. A final word, Red Dead Redemption is an absolutely immersive game which is perfect for gamers willing to put in hours and hours of play in a single game.

Red Dead Redemption

4) Grand Theft Auto IV

Here’s a game most will be familiar with. Rockstar Games, yet again managed to dumbfound millions of gamers the world over, by continuing a franchise, which gets better with iteration. The story is based in Liberty City. The protagonist Niko Bellic is an immigrant from East Europe, who is on his visit to the United States.

This game pivots his rise from a non-entity to someone who achieves a life of recognition and glory. All the hallmarks of the GTA franchise, from stealing cars, to flaunting a variety of weapons and killing any and every person in sight, have been incorporated into this thriller. All in all, GTA IV is a valuable addition to any aficionado’s collection.

Grand Theft Auto IV

5) Dark Souls

Considered a sequel to From Software’s 2009 hit Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls is an action RPG with fantasy elements. The setting is in the kingdom of Lordran, where the player is to make a pilgrimage as an undead. It is a consequential game, the plot and difficulty of gameplay being determined by the progress and decisions of the gamer. Hence, there is no adjustable difficulty level. Your inventory is packed with armor, weapons and several items to carry you forward.

An online feature accompanies the story mode where players work together to defeat the enemy, or attempt at obliterating each-other’s world. The game combines a minimalistic plot with a free form environment, and demands stealthy and strategic gameplay; being more than 100 hours in length, this game is a must-grab for any experienced RPG gamer.

Dark Souls

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