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IGN’s Top 25 PSN Games of All Time

Greg Miller's Avatar + Posted by Greg Miller on Feb 28, 2013 // Executive Editor, IGN

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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+ El_Pollo_CA on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

BEYOND! gawd Greg, are you taking over the Internet slowly but surely….a good thing I can assure you.

Great to see you here and great list as well considering Colin had a say :-) teehee


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:38 pm said:

    It’s like in Batman Begins when Batman tell Gordon “Now, we’re two.”


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+ kilburni86 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:20 pm said:

A heart-felt BEYOND to you, sir!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:39 pm said:

    Back at you, kilburn86. BEYOND!


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+ big_e559 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

you’re the best Greg! BEYOND! I’m glad you kicked cancer’s ass. Also, please try to have Powerhouse on Podcast Beyond as often as possible.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:40 pm said:

    You’re the best — thanks for supporting IGN and me. Cancer wasn’t so tough… actually it was really tough, but folks like you carried me through. Powerhouse is always welcome.


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+ Killer_App_23 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Critter Crunch? :(


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:40 pm said:

    We had to knock it off this year. :(


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+ Ntl_713 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

BEYONDD!! tell colin i say hi :D


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:40 pm said:

    “Hello. Good to hear from you.” – Colin


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+ AhmedWaheed on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

BEYOND! Gregg and Colin >


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:41 pm said:

    Beyond, Ahmed!


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+ johnnyp70 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Great Googly Moogly! Greg Miller as I live and breathe. How have you been feeling? Love the IGN lists,even (especially) when I don’t agree with them.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

    I’m back to 100 percent, and it feels really, really good.


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+ TubaDude49 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

No love for The Last Guy?


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

    For years, I’ve fought to have The Last Guy on. This year, I had to let him go. I STILL LOVE HIM DEARLY.


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+ Tsquared on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Great to see Greg on the blog! Thanks for, as always, bringing your great insight to us!

Beyond!!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:43 pm said:

    Thanks for wanting it! BEYOND!


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+ Tim81DE on February 28th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Greg, with whatever power you possess at IGN, please get Ryan Clements back there! I consider him one of the best reviewers, as well as a great addition to the IGN/Playstation family.

If nothing else, can you at least slide a recommendation to the PS Blog team to add him? I would love to see Ryan take up the new Pulse and Qore episodes, too!

Have a great day and remember that the Gators will still be SEC champs!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:43 pm said:

    I’ll take care of Clements however I can.


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+ stabbybizzle on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

.dnoyeB

:-o


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:44 pm said:

    Mr. Myxlplyx?


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+ fatkidbum25 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

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


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:44 pm said:

    Beyond to you!


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+ AguilarX on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

sad @pwamcider is not in the video, congrats on making it to the blog. BEYOND!!!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

    He’s in a better place… Oakland. BEYOND!


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+ BrianMcGuinness on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

Not going to comment unless I get trophies.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:45 pm said:

    THIS.


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+ purse317 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

du du da da du du da da

TIME FOR SOME NEWS

oh wait wrong report oh well LOVE THE LIST

BEYOND


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:46 pm said:

    I’m glad we served you well.


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+ spaceboy21 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

Serious omissions:

Infamous: Festival of Blood
Fat Princess
Motorstorm RC
Datura
Papo & Yo
Puddle
I Am Alive


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:46 pm said:

    The thing about 25 is that some awesome stuff needs to get left off the list. It stinks, but in the end, them the breaks. What your entire list?


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+ johnnyp70 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

Great Googly Moogly! Greg Miller as I live and breathe. How have you been feeling? Love the IGN lists,even (especially) when I don’t agree with them. BEYOND!!!


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+ elkwill84 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:22 pm said:

Nice list Greg


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:47 pm said:

    Thanks, elkwill84.


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+ Thwip on February 28th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

“This is not good. World’s are colliding! George is getting upset!”


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:48 pm said:

    PlayStation Blog George is killing IGN George!


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+ hjm50 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:24 pm said:

BEYOND! From the U.K


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:48 pm said:

    Beyond from downtown San Francisco.


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+ coheed1992 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:24 pm said:

Greg, I was so happy to see that you were finally on the PlayStation blog! Great list, great games, can’t wait to try some of these out! BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:48 pm said:

    Dawwwwwwwwww. Thanks!


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+ Zarxce on February 28th, 2013 at 1:24 pm said:

I’ve been lurking and reading this blog for years and hardly EVER sign in. You made me do so just so I could yell out

BEYOND!!

Now go take over the blogcast (again?) . I need something awesome to listen to while I grind away at DCUO (CR 80, got half of my T4 gear).


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:49 pm said:

    NICE DCUO stats. I’ll be back whenever Sid invites me. :)


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+ StargamerX on February 28th, 2013 at 1:24 pm said:

Beyond!

Great list, especially the Top 5. I want more Shatter!

P.S. Golden Birthday Cake Oreos are indeed the Uncharted 3 of cookies.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:49 pm said:

    You’re right on so many levels.


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+ NekoNiv on February 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

Great to see Greg on the ps blog, looking forward to seeing this list of must uave titles.

BEYOND!!! and RIP Mr T


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

    No one misses Beyond’s Mr. T.


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+ ahhhrealmonsters on February 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

This was one of the best list of top psn games i’ve ever seen.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:51 pm said:

    Yay! Colin, we did it!


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+ Josrocket on February 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

I want the 25 games so here is my “Flippin Tidy” comment


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+ Onideka on February 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

BEYOND!!! Great job on the list Greg and Colin. Journey is a great experience. Dead Nation was my favorite co-op game for months! I love Playstation. I love Greg and Colin. that is all.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

    We love you.


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+ Stealth20k on February 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

I do like greg in fact I think hes my favorite IGN personality outside of the nintendo team. So I dont want people here to get the wrong idea. Colin on the other hand drives me crazy with his bias.

But greg I love


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+ Yeuseu on February 28th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

Beyond!

Sound Shapes is my personal favourite but I probably need to play journey…


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:53 pm said:

    You do.


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+ sugarfreegamer on February 28th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

WOW i think greg replies more than anyone on this blog. that is truly BEYOND!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:53 pm said:

    James Stevenson over at Insom is big on the “Reply,” too. He’s my benchmark today.


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+ Miircelo on February 28th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

Free 25 PSN games? (*o*) Gimme, gimme. gimme! (n_n)


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+ loakum on February 28th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

I love oreos….that is all. ^_^


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+ whoombat on February 28th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

It’s unreal how many of these games have been available through PS+. Beyond!


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+ RobertJay on February 28th, 2013 at 1:27 pm said:

Beyond?


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+ istin03 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

BEYOND!


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+ mr_chun on February 28th, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

You put Costume Quest in there, but didn’t put Stacking in the top 25 list? Well you can go you know where, Greggy boy. ;)


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:54 pm said:

    Costume Quest is better than Stacking. FACT. ;)


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+ Stompy_MwC on February 28th, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

Holy crap, Journey was an awesome experience. But not as awesome as Greg Miller!! BEYOND!!!!!


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+ neversawthestars on February 28th, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

Greg miller….the chance to win free games… I feel like that nerdy girl with glasses and overalls and greg is the misunderstood bad boy with the heart of gold who is paid to turn me into prom queen by the end of the year… I can almost here the music..
Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon’s sparkling….

BEYOND!


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+ saintaqua on February 28th, 2013 at 1:29 pm said:

Huh? What’s IGN? Just kidding, you should do some more guest appearances in the future on here, we appreciate it.


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:55 pm said:

    I’ll try to sneak in more!


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+ cmp13 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

BEYOND Greg! Awesome list. I think it’s smart to consider these just as important as “non-downloadable” or “retail/boxed” games, because quite frankly a lot of PSN games these days are a lot better than their non-PSN counterparts.


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+ noyram23 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

Beyond! Gonna miss the Powerhouse though :/


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+ BoltZilla on February 28th, 2013 at 1:31 pm said:

BEYOND BEYOND


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+ Serevion on February 28th, 2013 at 1:31 pm said:

It really surprised me last year to see Journey become the best game of 2012 for so many people. I figured some big triple A game like Assassin’s Creed or Far Cry would make the top, but fortunately I was wrong. It’s great to see great games like Journey get the recognition they deserve, regardless of the length of the game. If this continues, I have high hopes for the gaming community in the near future. =)


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+ Pharsti- on February 28th, 2013 at 1:31 pm said:

I’ve got a lot of these great games, but not nearly enough! Yay for contests!


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+ MrECWRVD420 on February 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

Nowhere on the internet is safe from GREG MILLER!!!!! BEYOND!!!!!!!


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+ Lou-igi on February 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

Too bad PixelJunk Shooter didn’t make the list but this is definitely solid. Playstation Beyond is my Favorite podcast. BEYOND!!!


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+ Anbu_kurosaki on February 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm said:

Awesome list my too favorites are castle crashers and the walking dead. BEYOND!!!!


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+ ninjatuned on February 28th, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

Aww I guess he’s not replying to every comment anymore :-(


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:55 pm said:

    I can’t keep up and have a meeting in five minutes!


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+ saintaqua on February 28th, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

I have all of those but 3…so maybe it wouldn’t be a good idea to choose me!


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+ thejonesyman on February 28th, 2013 at 1:33 pm said:

Greg,
Great article and great list! A big thank you for all your (and the Beyond crews) work synthesizing your thoughts and opinions on games and the ecosystem in general. Though I’m older than you, I’m always so pleased to be called a “kid”.

Keep it up, and BEYOND!

P.S. So thankful you are past the health issues of 2012, blessings to you in 2013!


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    + Greg Miller on February 28th, 2013 at 1:56 pm said:

    Thanks for the support, thejonesyman. We’ll keep the work coming — you keep reading and watching.


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