Top Family-Friendly PS3 Games in 2012 BY STEVE COOPER
Here are 8 fantastic PS3 games that all hold a teen rating or younger so that the entire family can get in on the action.
Using NASA topographical data and their own developer tools, the team at Electronic Arts has recreated (and exaggerated) nine iconic mountain ranges from around the globe, including Mt. Fuji, Kilimanjaro, Grand Golliat, Whitehorn Mountain and more. You can race, pull huge tricks, challenge family and friends and much more.
First, you can use the Move controller to handle all aspects of this baseball update. Second, you can save and access files over the PlayStation Network, meaning you can pick up your game on a PSVita when you're not in front of your big screen. Of course there's much more, including improved broadcast presentation, 4-player support (offline and online), and 3D compatibility. Game on!
Journey is a very unique adventure game. You awaken in an unknown world and you must walk, glide and fly through a breathtaking landscape. You discover things along the way and since this is an online game (purchased through the PSN) you're encouraged to explore spaces with players you cross paths with online. While exploring with online friends, the experience expands and becomes unique.
We realize that not everyone believes the UFC is a family sport, but this T-rated (teen) game is much less violent when compared to the spin-ripping alternatives. Getting that out of the way, this upgrade to the UFC franchise now includes Pride fighting environments, a new submission system (and new moves), improved facial animations and access to over 150 fighters, which also includes the new Featherweight and Bantamweight divisions. Downloads are also available for even more fighters.
The Jak & Daxter franchise is an acclaimed classic that first appeared on the PlayStation 2 console. This collection includes three complete games remastered for the PS3 in HD and 3D. This duo shoots, drives, and takes out their enemies in a humorous, action-packed three-part adventure.
The latest in the Uncharted franchise actually arrived in late 2011, but there have been some added online content. Really, we're just using the online content as an excuse to include this in our 2012 lineup. Continuing Nathan Drake's adventure takes us to new landscapes, including an amazing ocean cruise ship chapter and, as you can tell from the cover, the dessert. If you're a fan of the Indiana Jones movie franchise, you'll love this game franchise.
When it comes to video games tennis is one of the classics, but we've come a long way from Pong. Grand Slam Tennis 2 lets you take full advantage of the Move controller so you can swing your arms to smash that overhand. With this game you're able to play with legends of the past and present, allowing you to relive some of the classic battles from Borg vs. McEnroe to Nadal vs. Federer. You're also able to play in the biggest tournaments including the Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon.
Two legendary fighting games clash. You can finally battle Ryu vs King, Guile vs Kazuya, and Chun-Li vs Nina. You can have tag team battles where you get to switch between two fighters and you can use the button control schemes unique to each franchise. There's also 4-player battle royale mode, online fighting, and other unique gaming modes. It's like having two arcade machines smash together in your living room.