PS3 Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

PlayStation 3 is the 7th generation console from Sony. It was released on November 17th, 2006 in North America and March 23rd, 2007 in Europe. PS3 came about a year later than its biggest rival – Xbox 360 from Microsoft – so it didn’t manage to conquer the market as PlayStation 2 had done a couple of years earlier. Also, complicated architecture of the console – based on the Cell CPU which became a pain in the neck for game developers – made it harder to achieve great sales results. PlayStation 3 was succeeded by PlayStation 4 in 2013.

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DiRT 3 (PS3)
DiRT 3 (PS3)

Racing 24 May 2011

The third full-fledged installment belonging to the incredibly popular racing-themed franchise developed by Codemasters. The DiRT subseries has cultivated traditions initiated in the late 1990s by the Colin McRae Rally series. After the previous game, which emphasized off-road competition, DiRT 3 constitutes a return to the original concept behind the main Colin McRae series, bringing back rally competition in its most classic form (the game uses the official WRC licenses). However, this third iteration still introduces a massive number of novelties, such as stunt arenas from the X-Games competitions, or a completely new type of contest, that is the so-called Gymkhana - it was popularized by one of the most famous drivers in the world, Ken Block. Gymkhana is all about being fast and showing off at the same time - a designated route has to be completed as quickly as possible, but the player is rewarded with points for performing various stunts along the way. As usual, a wide set of licensed cars is at the player's disposal here, many of them originating in different time periods. Also, DiRT 3 features buggies and pickups - those are typically used in off-road competitions.

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WRC 5 (PS3)
WRC 5 (PS3)

Racing 09 October 2015

The fifth installment in a series of racing games initiated in 2010 and devoted to rallying. Despite entrusting a completely new crew with the task of creating this game, the mechanics haven't changed significantly since previous installments - WRC 5 was developed by Kylotonn Games, the creators of such games as Bet on Soldier or Hunter's Trophy. The player's goal is to complete subsequent career events by taking part in competitions such as WRC, WRC 2 or WRC Junior, for example. The creators obtained the World Rally Championship licenses, allowing real-life teams, drivers and co-drivers to appear in the game. The game offers new, more realistic driving physics, as well as carefully recreated rally stages from 14 countries. WRC 5 is the first installment in the series to be released for eighth-gen consoles, which resulted mainly in a visible increase in the quality of the visuals, as well as implementation of changing weather conditions.

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DiRT (PS3)
DiRT (PS3)

Racing 11 September 2007

A continuation of the popular racing game series labeled with the name of Colin McRae, a famous racing driver. Contrary to the previous installments of the series that were devoted to classic car racing, this time around, the developers at Codemasters decided to turn their eye to a completely different direction and focus on off-road racing, which was an equally important episode in the career of the legendary Scotsman. Colin McRae DiRT features an extensive career mode in which we can participate in a number of various challenges, starting with off-road special sections to rallycross tournaments and mountain races on the popular Pikes Peak track in Colorado. Depending on the race, we have different types of licensed cars at our disposal. As we drive, the vehicles can be damaged in various ways and are gradually covered with the eponymous dirt. The title also features a multiplayer mode that lets us compete against other players over the Internet.

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Off Road Drive (PS3)
Off Road Drive (PS3)

Racing canceled

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Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (PS3)
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (PS3)

Racing 08 September 2009

The sequel of the well-received racing game entitled Colin McRae: DiRT that set a completely new direction for the racing game series by Codemasters, labeled with the name of the tragically deceased Scottish racing driver. DiRT 2 focuses on dynamic off-road tournaments in which we can sit behind the wheel of several licensed cars. The new career mode was designed similarly to that of GRID — while traveling around the world, we take part in races and gradually build our reputation. As we progress, we establish friendships with other aces of motorsports such as Travis Pastrana or Ken Block who invite us to exclusive tournaments with valuable prizes. The game has a typical youth style, although it retains the class of its predecessors. From among the introduced novelties, the most notable ones are enhanced gameplay mechanics, the improved Flashback feature, and significantly expanded multiplayer.

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DiRT Showdown (PS3)
DiRT Showdown (PS3)

Racing 25 May 2012

A spin-off installment of the racing game series from Codemasters, which, contrary to the major installments in the franchise, puts emphasis on crazier, purely arcade, and much more spectacular gameplay. Some of its features, namely the Gymkhan mode, have already appeared in DiRT 3. In the game, we take part in a grand motorshow and compete in several game modes divided into three categories. The first one is traditional racing (Lap Attack, Eliminator, Domination), the second, the Hooningan’s challenges, involves breaking objects or performing various stunts. However, at the core of DiRT Showdown is the demolition mode where we compete in special arenas, and our task is to survive, while eliminating as many opponents as possible. Implementing new game modes, the developers took care of more spectacular damage model, thanks to which our vehicles spectacularly break apart during the competition.

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WRC 3 (PS3)
WRC 3 (PS3)

Racing 12 October 2012

The third installment in a popular racing series that was started and developed by the Italian Milestone Studios - creators of such series as Screamer, SBK, and MotoGP. In the game, one can traditionally participate in World Rally Championship races, which, thanks to the FIA license, feature a full set of tracks, teams, drivers, and machines that appeared in the 2012’s races. This installment in the series delivers a number of changes and improvements - for the first time, apart from the presence of special sections on certain tracks, the game introduces drift contest and the so-called ‘gate-crasher’ races. In comparison with previous installments of the WRC series, the game introduces much more realistic beds; additionally, the tracks have been narrowed, which results in the increased difficulty level. In the career mode, the managing panel has been simplified a little, and the players are scored based not only on their positions at the finish line, but also on their driving style. The list of novelties is complemented with a new graphics engine that allowed developers to represent the in-game models in better detail and implement improved lighting effects.

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WRC 2 (PS3)
WRC 2 (PS3)

Racing 14 October 2011

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Pure (PS3)
Pure (PS3)

Racing 16 September 2008

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WRC Powerslide (PS3)
WRC Powerslide (PS3)

Racing 13 March 2013

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Sega Rally Revo (PS3)
Sega Rally Revo (PS3)

Racing 28 September 2007

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nail'd (PS3)
nail'd (PS3)

Racing 30 November 2010

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Sega Rally Online Arcade (PS3)
Sega Rally Online Arcade (PS3)

Racing 01 June 2011

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