Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS3)
Fighting 04 November 2008
A 3D fighting game by Japanese studio Cyberconnect2, based on the popular manga and anime series by Masashi Kishimoto, and a sequel to the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series for PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. Like in the previous installments, the gameplay focuses on one-on-one (or rather three-on-three) battles, and you can choose from a variety of familiar characters, possessing different fighting styles and special abilities, and from a range of large arenas. Before each fight, you pick a team of three warriors: the leader that you control directly and to AI-controlled companions, which allows you to perform spectacular combo attacks. Unlike its predecessors, Ultimate Ninja Storm features slightly altered mechanics: the characters can move all over the arena, and the camera adapts to their position. Apart from the more classic battles, the game also features a story mode, which consists of over 100 missions based on the anime series.
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS3)
Fighting 05 February 2015
Another installment in the best-selling fighting games series set in the universe of the popular manga by Akira Toriyama and anime TV series. The production was developed by the experienced Dimps studio, which already has in its portfolio several parts of the game, released for both home and handheld consoles. This installment of Dragon Ball focuses on presenting the most important and most spectacular duels in the history of the series, with the participation of Son Goku and the main villains: Vegeta, Nappa, Freezer, Cell, and Buu. In order to refresh the formula of the cycle, the creators introduced a new structure of the world, a futuristic city and new, mysterious characters. The graphics of the game employ the cel-shading technology, which gives it a distinctive comic style. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse marks the debut of the series on eighth-generation consoles, which obviously has influenced the visual experience.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (PS3)
Fighting 23 January 2014
A dynamic 3D fighting game set in the Dragon Ball universe popularized by anime series and manga. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z was created by ARTDINK - a Japanese developer popular for such titles as A-Train HX or Gundam Seed Battle Destiny. The players were offered a chance to assume the roles of their favorite heroes, such as Goku or Vegeta, as well as to participate in spectacular duels both in mid-air and on the ground. The game features several modes, such as a single player story campaign or an extensive multiplayer mode for up to 8 players. The game offers cel-shaded 3D graphics and because of that, resembles Dragon Ball comic books and cartoons to a large extent.
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (PS3)
Fighting 25 October 2011
Another fighting game by Spike, based on the cult manga created by Akira Toriyama. The rich plot is based on the story told in the Dragon Ball Z series and serves as the story background for subsequent duels between the most famous characters of the franchise, including Goku, Cell, and Vegeta. Combat takes place on spacious and varied arenas, while fighters use a rich arsenal of attacks and special abilities, the most notable one being the iconic Kamehameha. Compared to the previous works of the studio, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi offers a reworked, user-friendly interface and simplified controls. Attractive graphics, faithful to the manga original, as well as dynamic soundtrack are among the game’s strengths. We can play both solo and with our friends — the multiplayer mode allows us to play over the Internet and in split screen mode.
South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
RPG 04 March 2014
A cRPG game based on the popular adult animated TV series South Park. South Park: The Stick of Truth was co-developed by Obsidian Entertainment and the creators of the original animated series – Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The player assumes the role of a kid who, together with his parents, just moved in to the titular town and tries to win his peers’ sympathy. Shared LARP (Live Action Role Playing), in which Cartman and his friends take part, gives the hero a chance to prove himself. The plot of South Park: The Stick of Truth is filled to capacity with absurd humor and references to popular culture. The creators applied elements of classic cRPG mechanics, like character classes, turn-based combat, gaining experience, and reaching higher levels. The production features cartoon-like graphics.
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (PS3)
Fighting 02 November 2010
A production developed by Spike, based on the cult manga by Akira Toriyama. It is a classic fighting game in which the events from the Dragon Ball animated series serve as the story background for subsequent duels. In Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, more then 90 fighters are at players’ disposal, including 20 completely new ones. Heroes are different in terms available attacks and special abilities — the most notable one being the Kamehameha. Fights take place on varied arenas. Apart from the ones known from the game’s predecessor, the title features completely new battlefields. Compared to the original, the graphics were significantly enhanced (the advanced environment destruction is now not without influence on the course of a fight), while the camera system and controls were designed from scratch. The game also features the original Japanese dubbing accompanied by English subtitles.
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (PS3)
Fighting 06 June 2008
Another fighting game based on the cult manga by Akira Toriyama, developed by Dimps Corporation. The players get to experience the events known from the original animated series, up to the fight with Cell. Subsequent storylines are presented in the form of film cut-scenes shown between duels. There is a rich set of characters at our disposal — including such characters as Goku, Raditz, Yamcha, Krillin, and the androids. Visually, the game features a style similar to the works of the Japanese mangaka, and the graphics are enriched with spectacular special effects that accompany various attacks. In Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit, you can play solo or with friends, both over the Internet and in the split-screen mode.
LEGO Dimensions (PS3)
Arcade 27 September 2015
Next installment in a bestselling game series devoted to LEGO bricks and developed, as usual, by Traveller’s Tales studio. This title is Warner Bros'. response to the growing popularity of franchises like Skylanders or Disney Infinity. This is the first game in the series that uses real LEGO minifigures, which are transferred into virtual word through a special port. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game is not much different from other titles in the series, still being a third-person action-adventure game. You play as various LEGO characters who have to stop evil Lord Vortech from annihilating humanity. The game is available for purchase in several editions devoted to different franchises. Starter pack includes figurines of Gandalf, Wyldstyle, Batman, and Batmobile. However, you can buy individual packs of characters featured in the Return to the Future franchise, LEGO Ninjago sets, DC Comics, or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast (PS3)
Fighting 10 November 2009
Another fighting game based on the cult manga by Akira Toriyama developed by Spike under the supervision of Namco Bandai. The players can take part in the events presented in the Dragon Ball Z animated series as well as previously unknown side episodes. There are over 70 characters at our disposal, including the popular heroes (Goku, Vegeta) and the main adversaries (Freeza and Buu). Duels take place on extensive, destructible arenas. Compared to previous works of the studio, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast offers more freedom of movement in the air and better combat system on the ground. The graphics as well as characters’ facial expressions are also more detailed. Apart from a single player story campaign, the title offers the possibility of playing in a competitive multiplayer mode.
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PS3)
Action 22 March 2011
A 3D action-adventure platformer that came out as the third installment in the LEGO Star Wars game series. The story of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is based on the popular animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Players can take part in the galactic conflict between the Republic and the Separatists. The developers prepared 3 campaigns, each consisting of 6 missions corresponding to the consecutive episodes of the TV show. The gameplay focuses on fighting opponents, overcoming obstacles, and solving puzzles. The game also features special levels, in which you pilot a space fighter or control the massive AT-TE walker. Moreover, the developers from Traveller's Tales implemented some improvements in visuals, including brand new lighting system.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3)
Fighting 15 October 2010
This title brings a continuation to the 2008's 3D fighting game based on popular manga and anime series Naruto, developed by Cyberconnect 2 and released exclusively for PlayStation Portable. Similar to the previous installments, spectacular duels filled with explosions are at the core of the experience, as each of the in-game ninjas has powerful special abilities at their disposal. The player can take part in countless battles, choosing from among over 40 characters included - the fans of the Naruto Shippuden series are definitely familiar with those, but the game features one fighter from Tekken 6 as well. Apart from the duel mode typical for this genre, the player will also find an extensive story mode that focuses on adventures of Naruto and Sasuke - one can go through the most important encounters from the original anime series in this mode. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 offers 23 interactive 3D arenas that are also destructible. What is completely new here however, is an opportunity to play in co-op mode for up to 4 players.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (PS3)
Fighting 11 September 2014
Another entry in the arcade fighting game series based on popular manga by Masashi Kishimoto. It has been developed by CyberConnect 2 studio, which has been developing the franchise since its creation. The title expands on foundations of 2013’s third game in the series, focusing on dynamic battles, which – thanks to the heroes’ unique abilities – take place both on land and in the air. The developers prepared over 100 characters known from the Naruto Shippuden universe, including a completely new fighter created exclusively for the game by Masashi Kishimoto. New features include additional attacks and ways to combine them in more advanced techniques. As far as audiovisuals go, the title retains traditional colorful graphics stylized on original manga.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (PS3)
Fighting 22 October 2013
The third installment of the series of fighting games Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm that is based on the popular manga created by Masashi Kishimoto. The game was developed by Japanese development studio CyberConnect2 in cooperation with Namco Bandai. During the game the player can assume the roles of their favorite characters from the Naruto universe (including Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Sakura Haruno, Kabuto Yakushi) and participate in spectacular fights against rivals controlled by artificial intelligence or other players. The visuals of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 were developed using the cel-shading technology. Thanks to that the game looks similarly to its animated archetype. Full Burst edition contains additional missions, characters and story plots.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (PS3)
Fighting 13 March 2012
A side installment in a series of 3D fighting games developed by Cyberconnect 2 and set in the universe of the popular anime series Naruto. Similar to the previous installments, the gameplay is based on two main modes. Classic fighting is the first of them and the player assumes the roles of the most popular characters created by Masashi Kishimoto. Among dozens of fighters available, one will find here both those from the original Naruto series and characters introduced only in Naruto Shippuden. Each of the in-game ninjas has a different fighting style and a set of special abilities. The story mode is the second and the player gets acquainted with stories of the most important characters from the series here. Significantly, the player can take part in the greatest battles from the original manga series as well. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations is based on the mechanics of its predecessor, but nonetheless introduces several novelties that enrich the experience.
Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection (PS3)
Fighting 30 October 2012
A compilation of two fighting games from Dragon Ball Z Budokai series, developed by Dimps Corporation. The package contains Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 – titles based on the license of the cult-classic mamga created by Akira Toriyama. Each of the games sports improved visuals, video resolution having been upscaled to HD standard, and a re-recorded soundtrack. The player can decide whether he wants to choose the English version, or stick to the original, Japanese voice-over, which has been recorded by the actors known from the series. Aside from story mode, which is heavily based on the stories from Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT series, each of the games included in Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection contains a multiplayer mode – we can invite friends for some offline gameplay, or compete with other players online.
Disney Infinity 3.0 (PS3)
Arcade 28 August 2015
The third installment in a popular action-adventure game series for kids, set in an expansive universe of films and cartoons of The Walt Disney Company. As many as five game developers worked on this title: Avalanche Software, Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo, and United Front Games. In accordance with the tradition of the series, Disney Infinity 3.0 lets you synchronize collectible figurines with the game in order to unlock virtual characters. Upon doing so, you take part in various adventures in one of many Disney worlds. The third installment in the series introduces 5 new worlds coming from Star Wars, Marvel universe, and the animated picture Inside Out. Of course, there are also new heroes and an improved version of Toy Box with new multiplayer modes. Disney Infinity 3.0 retains the cartoonish artwork characteristic for the series. The game supports all figurines and power discs from previous editions.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3)
RPG 02 December 2014
Another set of refreshed versions of Kingdom Hearts games, developed for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The package includes: Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded. The first title is an expanded version of the second main entry in the series known from PlayStation 2, the second one is a special edition of the first PlayStation Portable entry in the series. The third one was originally released on Nintendo DS and it develops the plot from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix. The controls of all games were adapted to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 controllers. The graphics of title were improved so that they support HD resolution.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3)
Fighting 05 March 2013
The third full-fledged installment in a series of popular fighting games developed by Cyberconnect 2 and focusing on the adventures of a bright-haired ninja warrior by the name of Naruto. Once again, the game was based on two main modes - classic 1 on 1 battles taking place on wide 3D arenas, and the story mode which allows the player to explore this popular universe freely and take part in the greatest battles depicted first in the original manga series (until the Nine-Tails invades the Hidden Leaf Village). As usual, the game includes most of the characters the fans of the series are familiar with. Each of the in-game fighters has their own unique fighting style and a set of spectacular special abilities. All of this is complemented by (what is typical for this franchise) cel-shaded graphics that successfully recreate the art style of Japanese animation. As a result, the visual impressions resemble watching another episode of one's favorite anime series.