The Sony PS3, arguably the best gaming device in the market today, takes your gaming experience to even greater heights with its Move controller. Here’s a look at some of the very best of the lot amongst the many Move Games that the PS3 has on offer.
The PlayStation Move controller has been out in the market for a couple of years now, and has received tremendous response from all the ‘gameophiles’ out there. What really works for this new controller is the fact that it lets you control the game with normal body gestures, as you would in a real life scenario. For those who practically live in the virtual gaming world, this has added a whole new dimension to getting an even better ‘feel’ of the game. Motion-controlled gaming is undoubtedly the future, and is a giant leap towards taking the ‘virtual’ out of virtual-reality. While the market today is flooded with a myriad number of games, all trying to get a piece of this futuristic gaming platform, some have captured the minds of gamers like no other.
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs – Sony Computer Entertainment
The hugely popular SOCOM franchise is back, this time with a Move version, guaranteed to make the gameplay even better and more realistic. If you are someone who loves third-person shooting games, and have enjoyed the previous installments of the SOCOM series, you definitely won’t be disappointed with Sony’s latest offering. Stunning graphics, nice flow of the story, and great gameplay complemented by the almost perfect motion sensing controls, makes this one of the best action games in the market.
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded – Activision
It might almost seem like it has been ported right from the Wii platform on to the PS3, but this game is by far one of the most exciting games available on this platform. It’s an absolute visual treat to watch Mr. Bond strut his stuff, and go about his mission, with such panache and charm, that some of it may actually rub off on you! The missions are loads of fun, and the boss fights add to the entertainment quotient. The game offers great multiplayer support as well, so you get to challenge your friends at the many missions.
Killzone 3 – Sony Computer Entertainment
Sony, with its latest offering Killzone 3, once again delivers a truly amazing level of gameplaying, which blows the competition right out of the water. The visuals this time around are even better, and will often have you fooled into reaching out to make sure you aren’t really fending off the enemies! The maps in the game are extremely well laid out and planned, which make for great muliplayer duels. Moreover, the Move controller makes the game a lot simpler, and almost lets it venture into the realm of reality. The story however, could have been a little better, but that doesn’t take away from what is arguably one of the best action games around.
Resident Evil 5 (Gold Edition) – Capcom
Sony’s serious attempt to draw in all the hardcore gamers, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, as the name suggests, is the fifth installment of the hugely popular Resident Evil franchise. This is a third-person shooter game, and it has been developed and published by the famous Capcom studio. These are exactly the kind of games that the Wii could never offer, and the graphics that are supported by the PS3 make this a must-have title for any Sony Move owner. It will take a while to get used to the controls though, and many people may even prefer a regular controller the next time, but this is certainly an experience that you will not forget. You might want to warm up a little before you set out to save the world (once again) from the attack of the zombies!
Heavy Rain – Sony Computer Entertainment
One of the hottest selling games of all time, Heavy Rain, is an interactive game, wherein the plot changes depending on the actions you choose. The visuals and the animations are absolutely breathtaking, and the characters almost seem to exude human emotions. The background score perfectly complements the complex, yet easy to adapt gameplay, and makes playing the game quite an amazing experience, that will keep you hooked on for hours together.
Virtua Tennis 4 – SEGA
If you want a game that won’t tax you with complex moves and in-your-face graphics, then look no further. Virtua Tennis 4 still uses the same old controls, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The only downside is that the game doesn’t bring in any major changes, and the graphics leave a lot to be desired.
The game is loads of fun nonetheless, and the kids are bound to love it for its almost comical look and feel.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 – Electronic Arts
You might not get the actual feel of the open greens, but Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, sure brings you close to the real deal. Playing golf on a motion sensing video game console is one of the best experiences ever, and the act of physically swinging the controller is something that you will not get over. This makes this game one of the best selling games of recent times. Developed by EA Tiburon, and published by Electronic Arts, this game will thrill and excite you like never before. Golf lovers will not get enough of the accurate physics of the game, and you can even play an online Ryder Cup simulation with up to 24 different players. Wear your golfing gloves, and don’t forget your golf cap, as you set out to putt a few, and stake your claim at the cup.
EA Sports Active 2 – Electronic Arts
For all the fitness freaks out there, few games come close to achieving almost absolute freedom of moment like EA Sports Active 2. The sequel to the popular Sports Active, EA sports’ newest baby raises the bar by another notch with special motion sensors, which can be strapped on to your arms and legs, and does a great job of mimicking your every move. The heart rate monitor that comes along with the game keeps track of your heart rate all along, as the game takes you through some real fun and easy-to-do exercise routines. This game is tons of fun, and takes the top spot in the fitness game segment, which is getting a little too crowded.
Top Spin 4 – 2K Sports
The undisputed champion when it comes to tennis games, Top Spin is back with the fourth installment of its very successful franchise. This time around, the game makes good use of the motion sensing technology of the powerful PS3 platform, and the result is some pretty amazing and engrossing gameplay. In addition to some real fine graphics, the game also gives you the option to choose amongst 25 pros of the game, and the option to create your own tennis superstar. The game does a great job of capturing every action of yours, with little or no lag, and will have you hooked on till the rest of the family comes along and fights you for the controller!
Sports Champions – Sony Computer Entertainment
A game that is now synonymous with the Move platform, Sports Champions, is to the Move, what Wii Fit was to the Nintendo Wii game console. Developed by Zindagi games, and published by SCE, this game allows multiple players to play a number of sports with the help of the Move controller. You have 6 events to choose from (table tennis, archery, volleyball, disc golf, bocce, and gladiator duel), and the accuracy of the on-screen movement is phenomenal. For all of you who never got a chance to show off your skills back in school, this game gives you just the platform to shoot a few hoops, and show off your swordsmanship.
Toy Story 3: The Video Game – Disney Interactive Studios
Thrice the fun of the original Toy Story, this game now offers you three exciting modes to choose from. You can choose to play any of the movie’s characters, including the evil Emperor Zurg. A smash hit with the kids since its release in 2010, Toy Story 3: The Video Game, is still amongst the top few games available on this platform.
LittleBigPlanet 2 – Sony Computer Entertainment
This game, with its interesting layout, actually goes all out to give the power to the gamer. You can choose to create your own levels, and link them together to have twice the fun, or you could play in the story mode, as you zip through in your little cars, shooting, flying around, and hurling grenades and firing with RPGs. This game is a whole lot of fun, and also lets you interact with other players and see their worlds, in the multiplayer mode.
The Sly Collection – Sony Computer Entertainment
All the three games from the Sly Cooper Series make a comeback, and this time they are here in beautiful high-def 3D. The beautiful visuals and the familiar controls, make this a fun and engrossing game. Kids and grown-ups alike would love to play this rather simple, yet absorbing game.
Sorcery – Sony Computer Entertainment
This is one of the games that uses the PS3 platform and the Move controller to its true potential. You encounter many goblins, and other mystical creatures as you journey towards becoming a powerful sorcerer. Sorcery, with its impressive visuals and characters, casts a spell on you, and you can get lost in this world for hours-on-end, as you fight your way through and learn new spells, and strengthen your magic. If you can get over the fact that the camera tends to lag a little as it tries to capture your actions, this can be a real fun game, which will transport you into a world of magic and wonder.
Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest – Sony Computer Entertainment
Transform your controller from a shiny blade, to an unfailing bow and arrow, to the most effective dynamite (it’s loads of fun to see the enemies go boom!) as you fight your way to get to the one thing that will restore you to your true form, a magical amulet. You play a real cute (yet very aggressive) skeleton called Deadmund, who wants to get back to being a real boy (the new-age Pinocchio anyone?). The scenes right through the game are absolutely gorgeous, and if you get tired of all the monster bashing, you can always walk around in search of hidden treasures and ‘milk’ the time on your hands! The cute characters, the impressive backgrounds, and some interesting gameplay options, together make this a favorite amongst kids.
Dance / Fitness / Role Play
Zumba Fitness – Majesco
There’s nothing quite like burning away those excess calories, as you shake a leg to some real groovy tracks. Zumba, which took the world of fitness by storm, with its amazingly fun-to-do routines and great music, now comes on board the PS3 platform, to get you fit, without working much of a sweat! Use your controller, as you follow the steps on screen, and groove to the music. You get to choose from 30 different routines, with different styles of dancing, right from hip-hop to salsa. The visuals are quite a treat, although the camera seems to have a tough time catching up with your amazing moves!
Fit in Six – Ubisoft
A perfect game for people who are hard-pressed for time, and tend to get bored with the usual workout routine, Fit in Six focuses on six key elements of fitness; viz cardio, balance, upper body strength, lower body strength, core strength, and flexibility. It features full workouts, with specific individual goals, and fitness tests, to find out your level of fitness. A fun way to work out, without sticking to the traditional way of exercising, this game is an absolute treat for all the gamers who’ve long been troubled by their ever-growing tummy!
Wipeout 2 – Activision Blizzard
If you haven’t had enough of all the running, jumping, holding on, and loads of falling around that you did in the first part, Wipeout 2 comes with even more fun ways of trying to do just that, wipe you out! The second part of the Wipeout series, this one outdoes its predecessor in terms of even more realistic imagery, and intuitive controls. The fun continues as the game finds newer, and even more unique ways of sweeping you off your feet. This game surely is a guaranteed entertainment for the entire family.
Start the Party! – Sony Computer Entertainment
This is for the entire family, and acts as a great introduction to the ability of the console itself. Developed by Supermassive Games, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), this game ventures into the realm of augmented reality. What makes this game even more fun and realistic, is the fact that the face of the person holding the controller is used in the game (with the help of the PlayStation Eye camera), and the individual has to carry out various tasks like painting, swatting bugs, and popping balloons amongst many others. Loads of fun, this is a great way to just unwind and have a good time.
Carnival Island – Sony Computer Entertainment
For all those who weren’t able to go for the carnival in town, Sony now brings the carnival into your living room! While you might not get any caramel apples at this carnival, you can definitely try your hand out at the many games which are truly the soul of any carnival. There are seven fun levels to choose from, and you can try the hoops, or toss the ring to win prizes, amongst the many other games on offer. The kids would love the experience, although Sony could have really put in some extra time working on the graphics.
With controllers and games getting even more advanced, aping every single human action and expression, it sure is good times for the many die-hard gamers out there. Now that games let you virtually do everything, right from walking your dog to working towards rock-hard abs, it might be a great time to put your money on the LA-Z-BOY stocks!