PlayStation 3

ConsoleNameDeveloperLucca's Observations
PS33D Dot Game HeroesSilicon StudioA voxel ARPG meant to emulate titles of the 80s, with sword customization and leveling
PS3Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultAcquireReal-time tactical defense, where leveling weaponry and commander units is crucial
PS3Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedAcquireFanservice-heavy ARPG where removing the clothes of vampires is the only way to defeat them
PS3Alundra (PSone Classics)Matrix SoftwareSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad II (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Arc the Lad III (PSone Classics)G-Craft/ARC EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn StarGustPrequel to the Ar Tonelico series with similar songstress protection and mental deep-dive mechanics
PS3Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar CielGustSwitch in gameplay to real-time battles, songstresses become more powerful after removing clothes (sigh)
PS3Asdivine Hearts (DL only)Exe-CreateIt's Kemco, so don't expect too much out of it, but it does have a neat character enhancement system
PS3Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of DuskGustFirst in the Dusk storyline, lots of endings, lots of alchemy
PS3Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk SkyGustSecond in Dusk storyline, each of the two different protagonists has a different playstyle
PS3Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of ArlandGustThird game in Arland storyline, adds complexity to the battle system with turn manipulation
PS3Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of ArlandGustFirst in Arland storyline, time and item management important as always, first 3D Atelier game
PS3Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of ArlandGustEnhanced version of the original with reworked 3D models, new dungeons, and more time to craft
PS3Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk SeaGustThird in Dusk storyline, no time limit, two different protagonists, and a ton of items regardless
PS3Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of ArlandGustSecond in Arland storyline, same as ever otherwise
PS3Battle Hunter (PSone Classics)SuccessSee PSX
PS3Battle Princess of Arcadias (DL only)ApollosoftSide-scrolling beat-em up with a cutesy art style; both army conflicts and siege battles appear in addition
PS3Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' WarOmega ForceA RTS/musou with a rock-paper-scissors-like element to squad types (which can each be leveled), takes place in an alt-historical version of France/England
PS3Breath of Fire IV (PSone Classics)CapcomSee PSX
PS3Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (DL only)KonamiMassive crossover metroidvania with local multiplayer and character growth based on equipment
PS3Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PS3Chrono Cross (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Chrono Trigger (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Class of Heroes 2GZerodivEnhanced version of the PSP first-person dungeon crawler with more skills/party members/dungeons
PS3Crimson Sea 2 (PS2 Classics)KoeiSee PS2
PS3Cross EdgeCompile HeartCrossover RPG with characters from Darkstalkers and Disgaea among others, combo-based gameplay, loads of technical issues
PS3Crystal DefendersSquare EnixFinal Fantasy-themed tower defense, cute spritework, unit management and leveling is important
PS3Dark SoulsFromSoftwarePrepare to die! A lot! Super-challenging ARPG combat and dungeon delving, successor to Demon's Souls
PS3Dark Souls IIFromSoftwareMore Dark Souls = more death
PS3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftwareEnhanced/remastered version of Dark Souls II with better AI
PS3Deception IV: Blood TiesKoei TecmoMore traps to be set in increasingly complex manners
PS3Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (DL only)Koei TecmoEnhanced version of the original game with an additional playable character and storyline
PS3Demon's SoulsFromSoftwarePunishing ARPG gameplay, loads of dying, learning, and dying again - collective actions online shift the difficulty of the game as a whole
PS3Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic)Nippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Disgaea 3: Absence of JusticeNippon IchiSRPG shenanigans in the netherworld, with weapon proficiencies, monsters changing into weapons, and stacks of Geo blocks
PS3Disgaea 4: A Promise UnforgottenNippon IchiStacks on stacks on stacks of characters, a customizable hub town, and more leveling madness
PS3Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2 Classic)Nippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Disgaea D2: A Brighter DarknessNippon IchiActual sequel to Hour of Darkness, adds rideable monsters and an affinity system
PS3Dragon's CrownVanillawareHighly overexaggerated character design and a solid side-scrolling beat-em-up with character leveling and progression
PS3Dragon's DogmaCapcomOpen-world ARPG with some grappling elements and lots of customizability
PS3Dragon's Dogma: Dark ArisenCapcomSpoiler alert: All roads lead to Gran Soren! Enhanced/remastered version of the original with additional content
PS3Dragon Ball: XenoverseDimpsMake your own DB character and fight using them in story mode (because what else do you do in that universe?)
PS3Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD CollectionDimpsHD remasters of both Budokai (itself more of a fighting game alone) and Budokai 3 (fighter with mild/moderate RPG elements)
PS3Drakengard 3AccessHack-and-slash gameplay marred heavily by technical issues, very stylish nonetheless
PS3Dungeon Explorer (DL only)AtlusSee TG16
PS3Dynasty Tactics 2 (PS2 Classic)KoeiSee PS2
PS3Dynasty Warriors: GundamKoeiHacky-slashy-mechy ARPG musou fun with the ability to change the outcomes of certain pilots' predetermined fates
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2KoeiRemoves Japanese voices but adds some aerial combat, combos, and quick time events
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3KoeiAdds a larger amount of mission variety to the previous games in addition to a more cel-shaded art style
PS3Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (DL only)Omega ForceReverts back to the artstyle of previous games, brings back space battles, includes more Gundam series than any previous game
PS3Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest (DL only)Tenco/5pb.An SRPG with an alternative historical slant - major world leaders are all portrayed as women; stats are built by completing sidequests and upgrading troops
PS3Enchanted ArmsFromSoftwareMediocre, sci-fi-themed, turn-based, adds Sixaxis controls to enhance attacks in this version
PS3Eternal SonataTri-CrescendoAdds a lot to the 360 version - more story, more playable characters, more dungeons; combat is fun but tactical
PS3Fairy Fencer FCompile HeartNot the most impressive technically, but a solid turn-based positional battle system and a decent cast of characters
PS3Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - a dating sim/JRPG hybrid with lots of angels
PS3Favorite Dear: Jyunpaku no Yogensha (PSone Classics)NEC InterchannelAvailable in NA Playstation Store, but untranslated - more dating sim/JRPG gameplay where you send out other heroes to do the work for you
PS3Final Fantasy IX (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy Origins (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy Tactics (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy V (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VI (PSone Classics)Tose/SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy VIII (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterVirtuos/Square EnixBased on the International versions of both games with extra bosses (X) and monster capture mechanics (X-2), as well as an audio drama
PS3Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixStory too complex for its own good and divisively linear, but fun real-time/turn-based hybrid combat
PS3Final Fantasy XIII-2Square EnixTries to correct linearity issues by getting wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey, with mixed results
PS3First Queen IV (PSone Classics)Kure Software KoubouAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - a combination of real-time strategy, ARPG, and SRPG elements
PS3Fist of the North Star: Ken's RageKoeiThe legendary storyline in musou form - where evern destroying fences will give you karma to level up
PS3Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (DL only)KoeiLargely retreads the same story ground as the first, but does add more content overall; gameplay is more akin to Dynasty Warriors than the first
PS3FolkloreGame RepublicCapture and control fantasy creatures with ARPG gameplay that also utilizes the Sixaxis motion controller (for good or ill)
PS3Front Mission 3 (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Genji: Days of the BladeGame RepublicOrigin of the "giant enemy crab" meme, stat progress depnds on weapon leveling
PS3Grandia (PSone Classics)Game ArtsSee PSX
PS3Grandia III (PS2 Classics)Game ArtsSee PS2
PS3GrimGrimoire (PS2 Classics)VanillawareSee PS2
PS3Growlanser: Heritage of War (PS2 Classics)Career SoftSee PS2
PS3Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PSone Classics)Victor Interactive SoftwareSee PSX
PS3Hyperdimension NeptuniaCompile HeartFirst in a long series of tongue-in-cheek games about the game industry itself; combat is based upon an AP spending system
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2Compile Heart/Idea FactoryLargely the same as the first, has an affection point system as well as item synthesis
PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia VictoryCompile Heart/Idea FactorySee above, but with more customizable combos in combat
PS3Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition (PS2 Classics)ArtePiazzaSee PS2
PS3Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 RemixSquare EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHI with added story and gameplay changes, Re: Chain of Memories, and a series of cutscenes from 358/2 Days
PS3Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 RemixSquare EnixContains the previously JP-exclusive Final Mix version of KHII and BBS with added story and gameplay changes and a series of cutscenes from Re: coded
PS3La Pucelle: Tactics (PS2 Classics)Nippon IchiSee PS2
PS3Last RebellionHit MakerNot the best of games - turn-based gameplay with an emphasis on targeting specific body parts of enemies
PS3Legasista (DL only)System PrismaTop-down ARPG dungeon crawler with a job system, positioning is key in battle, gameplay a bit repetitive
PS3Legend of Mana (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIISquare EnixTrims down the party to be only Lightning, time management becomes ultra-important to prevent the apocalypse; completing quests leads to stat growth
PS3Lost DimensionLancarseRPG/visual novel hybrid with lots of party betrayal, replayability, and a tactical style of combat
PS3MagusBlack Tower StudiosYou play as John Wizardington and learn spells/level up in a bland, bad ARPG
PS3Mugen SoulsCompile Heart/GCRESTOpen-field turn-based RPG where being moe is important to getting stronger… somehow
PS3Mugen Souls ZCompile Heart/GCREST/Idea FactoryVery much like the first, still just as uncomfortable
PS3Mystic Heroes (PS2 Classics)KoeiSee PS2
PS3Natural DoctrineKadokawaSRPG with elements of cover/positioning, lots of unfortunate corridor/funnel-type maps, overall too complex for many players
PS3NierCaviaHack-and-slash ARPG with a pervading sense of melancholy and a gorgeous soundtrack, multiple endings; takes place after one of Drakengard's endings
JP PS3Nier ReplicantCaviaThe version of Nier not released in the West (until 2021), featuring Nier as a brother rather than a father
PS3Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchLevel-5Incredible Ghibli-styled visuals, monster-collecting elements, and unfortunate AI
PS3Odin Sphere (PS2 Classics)VanillawareSee PS2
PS3Odin Sphere: LeifthrasirVanillawareEnhanced remake of Odin Sphere with much less slowdown, difficulty changes, more stages, and new enemies
PS3Parasite Eve (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Parasite Eve II (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PSone Classics)AtlusSee PSX
PS3Persona 5AtlusDemon negotiation, collection, and fusion, all with a bunch of stylish teens!
PS3Ragnarok Odyssey AceGame ArtsEnhanced version of Ragnarok Odyssey with all DLC included, new dungeons/enemies/skills, and readjusted gameplay balance; stat enhancements done via cards
PS3Record of Agarest War (DL only)Compile HeartMulti-generational game with dating sim elements and tactical combat
PS3Record of Agarest War 2Compile Heart/Idea FactoryChange in gameplay to be more combo-based rather than tactical, loveless marriages are possible (but not recommended)
PS3Record of Agarest War ZeroCompile Heart/Idea FactoryPlays like the first game, can connect using save data to unlock characters from the first game, heroines' costumes depend on their feelings towards you
PS3Resonance of FateTri-AceFree-roaming gun-heavy "cinematic" battle system, only 3 party members, a lot of moral gray areas
PS3Revenant Saga (DL only)Exe-CreateAnother Kemco jam, as by-the-numbers bland as it gets
PS3River King: A Wonderful Journey (PS2 Classics)MarvelousSee PS2
PS3Rune Factory: Tides of DestinyNeverlandHarvesting, adventuring, and seafaring in order to raise islands from the bottom of the ocean, with bonus Move controls
PS3Saiyuki: Journey West (PSone Classics)KoeiSee PSX
PS3Sarara's Little Shop (PSone Classics)Kinotrope/SiestaAvailable on NA PSN, but left untranslated - combines shop management and dungeoneering elements akin to Recettear
PS3Shadow Tower (PSone Classics)FromSoftwareSee PSX
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2 Classics)AtlusSee PS2
PS3Star Ocean: The Last Hope InternationalTri-AceAdds anime-styled character portraits, dual audio, and new music to the original 360 release; considered to be the definitive version of the game
PS3Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PS2 Classics)Pinegrow/AtlusSee PS2
PS3Suikoden (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PS3Suikoden II (PSone Classics)KonamiSee PSX
PS3Suikoden III (PS2 Classics)KCETSee PS2
PS3Suikoden IV (PS2 Classics)KCETSee PS2
JP PS3Tales of BerseriaBandai NamcoSee PS4 - last Tales game developed for PS3
PS3Tales of Graces fNamco Tales StudioEnhanced localization of a JP-only Wii Tales title, very technical combat system, takes place at multiple times through the party's lives
PS3Tales of Symphonia ChroniclesBandai NamcoCombined release of the previously JP-only PS2 version of Tales of Symphonia (with additional content) and Dawn of the New World (with a new control scheme)
PS3Tales of XilliaNamco Tales StudioTwo separate protagonists with different combat styles (in similar ARPG format to others in the series) gives additional replayability
PS3Tales of Xillia 2Namco Tales StudioDirect sequel to Tales of Xillia with a new silent protagonist, lots of debt to manage, and character affection to earn
PS3Tales of ZestiriaBandai NamcoOften maligned amongst series fans for being misleading in terms of character marketing, has a battle system that revolves around partnering up
PS3Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the OverlordAquaplus/StingSequel to a JP-only visual novel; plays more or less like a visual novel with occasional SRPG skirmishes thrown in
PS3Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness (PSone Classics)TecmoSee PSX
PS3The Awakened Fate UltimatumNippon IchiTop-down roguelike with a focus on choosing between good and evil (with matching transformations)
PS3The Guided Fate ParadoxNippon IchiIsometric roguelike in the Disgaea universe, with angel companions and the ability to grant wishes and levels resetting upon leaving the dungeon
PS3The Legend of Dragoon (PSone Classics)Sony Computer Entertainment JapanSee PSX
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold SteelFalcomBeginning of another major arc in the Trails series, adds co-op link attacks to combat, structure is based in a school-type environment
PS3The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIFalcomTakes place soon after the first game - basically required playing if you liked the first one
PS3The Witch and the Hundred KnightNippon IchiIsometric ARPG with food management, a wonky camera, and a game-breaking bug, but a delightfully dark cast
PS3Threads of Fate (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Time and EternityImageepochStrange, oft-criticized game with an offbeat anime-hybrid art style, dating-sim elements, and a single party member; repetitive gameplay
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost HuntersToybox/Now ProductionSRPG/visual novel hybrid of sorts with a ghost-hunting theme, combat takes place on a grid, traps are important to place, luck is a very important factor
PS3Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters - Daybreak Special Gigs (DL only)Toybox/Now ProductionEnhanced remake of the original that makes some slight QoL improvements to battle, adds extra story scenes, and bonus harder battles
PS3Trinity: Souls of Zill O'llOmega ForceARPG with 3 different playable characters that can be switched between on the fly, first of its series to be localized
PS3Trinity UniverseIdea Factory/Gust/Nippon IchiTurn-based, has two different protagonists (each with different guest characters from Atelier and Disgaea) and an AP-based combo system
PS3Vagrant Story (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Valkyria ChroniclesSegaSquad-focused SRPG with real-time troop movement limited by AP, tanks are also controllable (and destructable)
PS3Vanguard Bandits (PSone Classics)Human EntertainmentSee PSX
PS3Way of the Samurai 3AcquireA Sengoku-era ARPG with 22 different endings; weapons gain XP and lead to learning skills, many butterfly effect-type decisions to make
PS3Way of the Samurai 4 (DL only)AcquireAnother iteration of the samurai sim taking place during the last days of the shogunate; skills can gain XP in order to become stronger and unlock higher tiers
PS3White Knight Chronicles: International EditionLevel-5/SCEJAttempts to be a MMO/JRPG hybrid with customizable avatar; doesn't really succeed at it, repetitive combo-based combat system
PS3White Knight Chronicles IILevel-5/SCEJPuts a coat of polish over the first game's systems, but does little to improve them; the disc also includes a copy of the first game with the reworked battle system
PS3Wild Arms (PSone Classics)Media VisionSee PSX
PS3Wild Arms 2 (PSone Classics)Media VisionSee PSX
PS3Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls (DL only)AcquireSame ol' Wizardry - another difficult first-person dungeon crawler
PS3Xenogears (PSone Classics)SquareSee PSX
PS3Yakuza 3Amusement Vision/SegaContinues Kiryu's story but takes out a fair amount of content due to rushed localization (hostess clubs, for example)
PS3Yakuza 4Amusement Vision/SegaAdds additional protagonists in addition to furthering Kiryu's saga (with tons to do in Kamurocho as always)
PS3Yakuza 5 (DL only)Ryu ga Gotoku StudioHas 5 controllable protagonists total and takes place over 5 different cities, uses a more enhanced graphics engine than other PS3 games in the series
PS3Yakuza: Dead SoulsSegaNon-canonical spinoff taking place after Yakuza 4; 4 playable protagonists and reduced exploration ability (on account of there being zombies everywhere)