6 Classic RPCS3 Games You Need to Play Today

RPCS3 is one of the best PS3 emulators out there, the emulator software has improved a lot over the years, and the team behind it continues to refine it to this day. Not only does it run on various computer operating systems, but it is also able to run almost every commercially released PS3 game.

Console exclusives such as Asura’s Wrath, original Demon’s Souls, and many other classic PS3 games can be enjoyed on PC once you set up the emulator. We have made a list of classic PS3 games that you should check out at least once.

6 Classic RPCS3 Games

Here we have 6 classic PS3 games that we all have heard of, and they are huge.

1. God of War: Chains of Olympus

God of War games on PS3 in the early 2000s were widely popular and Chains of Olympus was different. The game was a prequel to the earlier 2005 release of God of War and takes place after God of War: Ascension. Like the other titles of the series, Chains of Olympus has puzzles that will give you a sense of satisfaction after completing them, same with the boss fights although there aren’t many. Later in 2011 Chains of Olympus along with God of War: Ghost of Sparta received a remastered release.

2. High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition

Casino games have been very popular on consoles ever since the first PlayStation came out in 1994. The popularity motivated video game developers to create more gambling games with their twists. We also started seeing non-gambling-centred titles including gambling mini games within their game world. 

For instance, in 2007, Coresoft released High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition and it was a hit among poker lovers. Looking back, the game was great news for its time and offered a variety of customization features for poker games for both offline and online play.

The casino table simulation the game provides coupled with incredibly good AI is akin to how modern online casino platforms work today. High Stakes offers five types of poker games including the widely popular Texas hold ’em, and involves a realistic casino table game simulation, which offers a solid poker experience that players can translate into real-world casinos as well. 

The game’s only issue lies in its offline game mode options and a lack thereof. Since many poker fans are used to playing the tournament format of the games, they might find the title a little lackluster.

3. Super Street Fighter 4

Super Street Fighter 4 is considered a spiritual successor to Street Fighter 2 and is an updated, more refined version of Street Fighter 4. Much like its predecessor, the game features a detailed 3d background, where characters from the large roster can fight in the usual 2D plane. While the modern installments in the franchise offer games with more modes and advanced graphics, going back to the roots is its own experience. The mechanics of SSF4 are quite solid for its time and the game can hold its own in the classic titles of the PS3 era. 

4. Dark Souls

FromSoftware’s Dark Souls marked the beginning of a new video game genre known as soulslike games. Technically, Demon’s Souls was the first souls game, but the popularity of Dark Souls is what made the series known throughout the world. While you can play the original Dark Souls natively on PC, the controls feel a bit janky on the mouse on the keyboard. Soulsborne games work best on the controller which is why this PS3 classic will give you the best experience on an emulator or a console. Dark Souls was remastered and released in May 2018.

5. Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls brings joy in losing as the game’s difficulty and level design will kill you several times to respawn until you accomplish your goal. The game was originally released in 2009 for PS3 and recently received a remake as a PS5 exclusive. Demon’s Souls play similar to other Souls games that followed with a few differences in mechanics. However, it’s a fact that the is very hard and it gets even harder in later stages, but the player also learns more skills which give you satisfaction of accomplishment after beating a boss.

6. Asura’s Wrath

Developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Capcom Asura’s Wrath was released on February 12 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is centered around a demigod named Asura who seeks revenge against other demigods who betrayed them. 

The game’s main theme is based on Hindu and Buddhist mythologies with an addition to modern science fiction. You’ll also find some similarities between the protagonist Asura and Berserk’s main character Guts. Asura’s Wrath is an underrated classic that you should play at least once.

Wrapping Up

PS3 was first released in 2006 and the iconic console’s games are still played today. Not everyone can get their hands on the decades-old Sony console, and even if you have one lying around from your childhood days, it’s unlikely in a working condition. However, that has not stopped gamers from enjoying the nostalgic games from the PS3 era thanks to RPCS3.

Growing up, I was the kid who was obsessed with classic games. Fast forward to today, and not much has changed. I'm all about emulation ROMs, diving deep into retro gaming, and sharing that nostalgia on this blog. Ready to take a pixelated trip down memory lane?

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