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IGN’s Top 25 PSN Games of All Time

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Holy crap, I’m posting on the PlayStation.Blog. I’ve been reading this thing for years and saying “Shut up, Jeff and Sid; I can write that better than you!” And here I am. I’ve made it. Beyond.

Anyway, IGN.com is this website I work for, and it’s the Internet’s No. 1 source for video game news, previews, reviews and videos. My Podcast Beyond cohost Colin Moriarty and I sat down not too long ago, and hashed out the 25 PSN games we’d recommend to folks with a PS3. Gameplay, graphics, story – it all factored in here. But there’s something different about this iteration of the list.


Namely: this is the last year we’re going to make it.

We’re not done covering PlayStation Network, we’re not saying nothing’s coming out this year – we’re saying that PSN games are so good that there’s no point in treating them differently. There’s no point in not letting them compete with the biggest boxed games. Journey was IGN’s 2012 Game of the Year; clearly, these titles are good enough to just be considered “PlayStation 3 games.” Plus, it goes the other way; PS3 games are available digitally now on PSN, so what’s the point in differentiating? Great games are great games.

So, this list is it. The best PSN games you can possibly buy. Did your favorites make the cut? Click on over, read the article, and leave an insightful comment. If you do, you’re entered to win a PSN voucher code that will get you all 25 games. That’s right: go comment on the IGN article and you have a chance at walking away with all 25 PSN games.

I am also told that leaving a comment on this here PlayStation.Blog post before 11:59pm Pacific Time tonight will enter you in a random drawing to score the same 25 PSN games. Not bad, right? The giveaway has ended and the winner has been contacted!

Beyond!

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ItsNymo said:

February 28th, 1:04 pm

BEYOND!

vanwinkle said:

February 28th, 1:05 pm

This is bizarre seeing Greg in here. Go Greg! Go PS Blog! Go me!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:06 pm

    GO, VANWINKLE! GO!

Moriarty-IGN said:

February 28th, 1:07 pm

BEYOND.

Suicide_Surfer said:

February 28th, 1:07 pm

GREG I LOVE YOU

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:07 pm

    You’re pretty cool, Suicide_Surfer. Love you, too.

IM_RICK_GRIMES said:

February 28th, 1:08 pm

BEYOND!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:09 pm

    Rick, wake up! Beyond!

Suicide_Surfer said:

February 28th, 1:08 pm

Oh my God, he responded to me!

Moriarty-IGN said:

February 28th, 1:09 pm

Greg has the power to respond to comments on the PlayStation Blog.

These are scary times we live in.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:10 pm

    THE LAST OF US.

SBN_Rashad_850 said:

February 28th, 1:09 pm

GREG YOU ROCK EVERY TIME BRO BEYOND INTO PS4!!!!!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:10 pm

    Thanks for listening!

Joker_13zz said:

February 28th, 1:10 pm

Great list and yay for a chance for free stuff! I have some but not all on the list so I’d love the rest. Yay for Greg on here too!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:11 pm

    What’s your list?

Stealth20k said:

February 28th, 1:10 pm

” it’s the Internet’s No. 1 source for video game news, previews, reviews and videos”

HAHAHAHA oh greg you cad

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:11 pm

    The numbers speak for themselves. Well… they don’t speak… but y’know… you look at them and th– BEYOND!

DBoi787 said:

February 28th, 1:10 pm

Greg on the PS Blog?! BEYOND! Also, Walking Dead and Journey, YEAHHHHH!!! Beyond good games!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:12 pm

    They really, really are. Beyond to you, Dboi787.

WorcesterRaider said:

February 28th, 1:10 pm

A hearty Beyond to you Greg! The list looks great and kudos for taking the plunge and putting PSN games on one list with retail games.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:12 pm

    Games are games, and it’s time for a change. Wooooooo!

Suicide_Surfer said:

February 28th, 1:10 pm

Oh my God, Colin too!? Stop responding to me, I’m gonna faint!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:13 pm

    Breathe. Breathe.

coreno said:

February 28th, 1:10 pm

This is interesting

Stealth20k said:

February 28th, 1:11 pm

“PSN games are so good that there’s no point in treating them differently.”

I would continue to treat them very differently :) because they are different in how people receive them.

I think eshop games are just as good as 3ds retail games but I understand they are different in the minds of the consumer

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:14 pm

    That day is coming to an end, and we’re happy to be ahead of the curve.

Kchow23 said:

February 28th, 1:11 pm

BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:14 pm

    Beyond, Kchow! Good to see you again.

JamesBlonde777 said:

February 28th, 1:12 pm

IGN and PSN…a perfect combination for a podcast and blog post!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:15 pm

    The PSN is awesome by itself.

WonsAuto said:

February 28th, 1:12 pm

Please let Greg post here whenever there’s a new Oreo Oration out.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:15 pm

    Hahaha. I think you can find those on your own. ;)

Prangstar said:

February 28th, 1:12 pm

Greg Miller on playstation blog? Next ur gonna tell me handsome greg is going to visit.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:16 pm

    “Handsome Greg” doesn’t exist.

Seurel said:

February 28th, 1:12 pm

I want to win!! :)

Akimitsu782 said:

February 28th, 1:12 pm

PSN games have come a long way! BEYOND!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:16 pm

    Right? It’s amazing. Beyond!

aloafrica said:

February 28th, 1:12 pm

Greg… *sniff* it’s so beautiful…. I LOVE YOU! XD Also, excellent list. :D

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:16 pm

    I love you, too. Thanks for the support!

FearMonkey said:

February 28th, 1:12 pm

BEYOND!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:17 pm

    Beyond, FearMonkey!

SiloEyes said:

February 28th, 1:13 pm

BEYOND! Glad to see Swan up there at number 3! As an artist, it is one of my favorite games visually :)

RIP Powerhouse!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:17 pm

    The Unfinished Swan is sooooooo good. Beyond!

Marcellus said:

February 28th, 1:13 pm

BEYOND!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:19 pm

    Marcellus — BEYOND!

DBoi787 said:

February 28th, 1:13 pm

Oh! And Greg, rematch in PS All-Stars once the new DLC drops? >:)

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:20 pm

    Hahaha. If I ever have time, yes!

mdnytecartunr said:

February 28th, 1:13 pm

Just finished Journey a couple of nights ago, and I’m pretty sure that if I’d just lost someone close to me, that ending sequence would have sent me into a tearful tizzy.

Oh, and BEYOND!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:20 pm

    It hits so hard. Amazing game. Beyond!

bouncingsoul217 said:

February 28th, 1:13 pm

BEYOND!

BEYOND!

BEYOND!

Stealth20k said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

I dont think I like this because there is sort of a conflict of interest here. Hypothetically what if this is a bribe by sony so ign reviews playstation games better?

It would be like if richard george wrote for the official nintendo magazine.

I sort of like a buffer

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:22 pm

    Our content is up and live regardless of what would’ve happened here on the PlayStation Blog. This was just a way to get the content to more people. I understand your concern, but nothing foul is afoot.

luvtoseek said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

Hiyas, Greg! Hello Colin, leave NYC yet? Beyond, guys & gals!!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:22 pm

    Yes. Sadly, Colin is sitting right next to me. In a Resistance 3 shirt. BEYOND!

Joker_13zz said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

@Greg If you’re asking what I have on the list here they are!

Bloodrayne, Castle Crashers, Megaman 9, Closure, Plants v Zombies, PacMan, and Journey. So 7 out of 25 ain’t bad I guess? Gonna have to check out the others.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:23 pm

    Hahaha. I’d love to see the whole thing.

Kchow23 said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

This is rather awesome, only thing that would top Greg having a post on PS Blog would be if Portillo had his own post about his simple life.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:23 pm

    Portillo’s post would be about sleeping under the covers all day long, then eating.

MLAC-11 said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

Greg <3

WorcesterRaider said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

Any thoughts on content that US Plus members receive versus what EU Plus members get? EU seems to be getting some amazing games. Although I am psyched for Vanquish.

Also look forward to Pax East and going to a Beyond Podcast.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:26 pm

    Not really. It all seems to work out in the end, right? EU got Vanquish earlier, but it got to the US in the end. Let’s not forget Persona 4 Golden came to the US MONTHS before the EU. That’s the kind of thing you can’t put a price on.

Jim777 said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

BEYOND!

Oh god they let Greg into the blog? Someone over at Sony PR is getting fired.

Good to see you guys moving away from treating digital games differently then physical ones.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:26 pm

    Haha. Thanks, Jim. I’m sure there are a few people sweating that I have “reply” access. :)

brisklemonade53 said:

February 28th, 1:14 pm

birthday cake oreos are amazing!! and this list is pretty top notch too!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:27 pm

    You’re right on both accounts.

sugarfreegamer said:

February 28th, 1:15 pm

i remember seeing him on the tester season 3. he was cool.

lqudsnake said:

February 28th, 1:15 pm

This post is just further proof that Greg is a Sony moneyhat! :P

BEYOND!!!!! :)

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:30 pm

    If someone doesn’t understand “beyond” they think you’re serious. Everyone knows, I’m only an OreoHat.

dragonmagician said:

February 28th, 1:15 pm

Beyond!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:30 pm

    Dragonmagician, a BEYOND to you.

fede01_8 said:

February 28th, 1:15 pm

ugh! you ruin IGN and now you just ruined the PS Blog… just kidding! I’m happy for you. Cool list

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:32 pm

    Ha. Glad you enjoyed it!

MaxxAmmo said:

February 28th, 1:16 pm

Just listened to the latest Podcast whilst driving for my dreaded job of DOOM and have to say it made my day brighter and all rainbows, unicorns and stuff!

Great list – keep up the XLNT workage!

BEYOND!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:32 pm

    Glad we can be there for you, Maxx.

Letonrules said:

February 28th, 1:16 pm

BEYOND!!!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:32 pm

    Letonrules — you rule! BEYOND!

hecTiur_ReTRo said:

February 28th, 1:17 pm

l want a reply too :3

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:33 pm

    You should probably ask a question then. :P

Caboose2036 said:

February 28th, 1:17 pm

BEYOND!! Great list Greg and Colin. I think my personal favorite game on PSN is either The Unfinished Swan or Outland, but I agree Journey was a fantastic game.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:33 pm

    The Unfinished Swan is crazy good. We love Outland, too, but cuts had to be made.

Dr_Tingler said:

February 28th, 1:18 pm

Greg!!!!!!! Beyond!!!!!!! Favorite game of this gen? Seeing as this gen is almost over. I always knew Sony was going to pouch you!!!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:34 pm

    Whoa, whoa, whoa — I’m still at IGN. Favorite game this gen? Come to PAX East and find out in the IGN Game Scoop panel!

Reverseamoeba said:

February 28th, 1:19 pm

It’s really cool to see Greg and Colin on the ps blog. Beyond to you both. I really enjoy the work you guys do. Great list it just reminds me how badly I want shatter 2 to be a reality. Wish you both continued success.

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:35 pm

    OMG — Shatter 2. Yes. That’s be amazing. Thanks for supporting us — that’s what got us here.

DarklingVladd said:

February 28th, 1:19 pm

Beyond?

N7Spartansw0rd said:

February 28th, 1:20 pm

Cool

fadeddream said:

February 28th, 1:20 pm

Huge fan of Shatter and Super Stardust!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:36 pm

    They are indeed awesome games.

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

February 28th, 1:20 pm

Journey goes BEYOND the top of the mountain!

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    Greg Miller said:

    February 28th, 1:37 pm

    I see what you did there.

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