2008 Year of the PS3 shooters

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One of the biggest complaints levelled at the Xbox 360 is that it doesn’t have enough depth in games and concentrates solely on first person shooters and the odd sports games.

Well after taking a look at this expected blockbusters from both camps it looks like that criticism is going to have to take a back seat for a while.

Now unless this list is missing something here are the expected major titles for the PS3 this year.

1. MGS 4 – Stealth Shooter
2. GT5P – I just can’t accept that it is not a demo
3. Killzone 2 – Shooter
4. Resistance 2 – Shooter
5. Haze – Shooter
6. LBP – Platforming genre breaking exclusive
7. Home – It’s not even a game…

So that’s it, that is the killer PS3 line up that is 2008 and granted I want 5 out of those 7 titles but I am a FPS nut..

Is this a sad example of how the developers are all moving towards the guaranteed money spinners or am I just missing a huge amount of non-shooting games for the PS3 this year? (Exclusives only)

Last Updated: March 31, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • MGS4 isn’t a shooter. (Stealth Action game – I shot about 10% of enemies in MGS2/3, I prefer sneaking and knifing)

    Wipeout HD – Racer
    Motorstorm 2 – Racer

    Which makes the shooter line up 30% of the BIG name releases.

    But yes, that was the trend for 07/08, I think for both platforms, developers will move away from the shooter for 09’s realeases. Western developers generally make more FPS’s than anything else…

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  • Fox1

    I see no F1 game in that list. What is Sony doing with the license? I hope the FIA does not extend the license for Sony.

  • Jinja, 360’s done it’s “year of the shooter” last year, this year is “year of the rpg”. 😉

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  • JimBob

    There’s Heavy Rain, White Knight Chronicles, Infamous, Valkyrie of the Battlefield, Wardevil, Afrika, Motorstorm 2 and many others missing from your list, although some of these end up early 2009 rather than 2008. (If you include PSN network games, many of which are near retail quality, there’s also things like Echochrome and Wipeout HD).

  • Doobiwan, true. Sony is now trying to win over all those mindless gamers who masturbate while staring at their poster of Master Chief.

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  • Sorry, did I say that out loud?

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  • Yeah, you probably shouldn’t have considering you’re the one whose been doing the drooling over these titles 😉

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  • CHase

    I agree the “big” exclusives are mostly FPS, but then again there are some other good ones coming out, dunno if you call them “big” exclusives tho…

    Tekken6
    Time Crisis 4 (yes its a shooter but its very different to your run of the mill)
    Final Fantasy 13
    L.A. Noire
    Afrika (dunno what its about but not fps 🙂 )
    Heavy Rain(looks intersting)

  • CHase

    Check this out on ps3za forums, dunno how accurate it is but its a list of 98 titles, they probably not all coming out in 08 tho .

    scroll down to tan365 post for the full list with sources

    http://www.ps3za.co.za/forum/archive/index.php?t-2319.html

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