The Playstation 3 had an amazing summer last year with the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. While 2009 may not contain the same kind of impact title, it is still a great period for hotly anticipated new games, especially from third-parties. Here are the top five Playstation 3 games of summer 2009.
5. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Publisher: Arc System Works, Developer: Aksys Games, Release Date: June 30, ESRB Rating: T
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is the latest fighting game from the developer of the excellent series, Guilty Gear. This summer Playstation 3 game features beautifully hand drawn characters in addition to an excellent soundtrack. Furthermore, the chaotic fighting system BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger requires plenty of strategy.
4. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Publisher: Atari, Developer: Terminal Realty, Release Date: June 16, ESRB Rating: T
The original Ghostbusters films are some of the most beloved movies ever. Ghostbusters: The Video Game is essentially the third movie with many people from the original movie team involved with the game’s development. So while the new Ghostbusters movie may still be in limbo, Ghostbusters: The Video Game will do more than tied you over while you wait.
3. Fat Princess
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Titan Studios, Release Date: June, ESRB Rating: RP
The highly anticipated Playstation Network title is close to completion. Fat Princess is a 32-player, capture-the-flag game where the flags have been replaced by cake-loving princesses. Furthermore, you will also get plenty of other multiplayer-focused modes. With charming humor and a deep class system to boot, Fat Princess is the premiere summer downloadable game on the Playstation 3.
2. Fight Night Round 4
Publisher: EA Sports, Developer: EA Canada, Release Date: June 30, ESRB Rating: T
The best boxing simulator returns to the Playstation 3 once again this summer. Fight Night Round 4 is the most realistic boxing game yet thanks to the unprecedented physic system in addition realistic graphics and animations. Over 40 real life professional boxers are at your disposal. Don’t be surprise if Fight Night Round 4 ends up being the best boxing game ever when it comes out this summer on the Playstation 3.
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
Publisher: Eidos Interactive, Developer: Rock Steady Studios, Release Date: Late Summer, ESRB Rating: T
Many Batman fans were disappointed when a video game didn’t come out along with the theatrical release of The Dark Knight. The long wait is well worth it as Batman: Arkham Asylum is looking great so far. Batman: Arkham Asylum is an open world game that takes advantage of Batman’s melee and gadget abilities. The Playstation 3 version also gets to play Joker exclusively. Batman: Arkham Asylum is therefore the most anticipated game on the Playstation 3 this summer.