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Platinum Hits Trio Features Three Of The PS3's Best

We all know about the many, many great games on tap for the fourth quarter this year, and most of us simply don't have the time or money to play 'em all. And if money is your primary obstacle and you've missed out in the past, maybe now's the time to turn your attention to those attractively priced Platinum Hits.

There are already several great titles in the lineup and for only half the original price, they're always great deals. And now, according to European site PSFocus, three of the PlayStation 3's best titles to date will be inducted into the illustrious Platinum ranks early next month: Killzone 2, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and Resistance 2. Now, it's only a Euro site and we don't have any official announcement from either SCEA or SCEE, but the only question we have concerns the date, which is September 2. On that day, you should be able to buy these three games for only $30 each. However, while we're absolutely certain all three have sold enough copies to qualify for the Platinum label, we can't say the second of September is 100% accurate without a press release. If it is accurate, that's great, because it means these three insta-classics will be available as Platinum Hits at the exact same time the PS3 Slim hits store shelves. Think about it: buy the new, cheaper PS3 for $299 and maybe two of those three titles for the price of one new game.

Yep, sounds like a great deal to us. We imagine other titles might soon be added to the Platinum lineup in the near future, too, so if you still need to play some catch-up, pay close attention...

8/24/2009 Ben Dutka

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Charger7302
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 2:30:16 PM

I have to agree, I was disapointed with the entire "orange" look for Resistance 2. I loved Resistance
Fall of Man for so many reasons, but mainly because I liked how the whole game looked. Resistance 2 had too much color, but i guess I can blame that on the game engine since it's the same engine Insomaniac uses for Ratchet and Clank.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:15:40 PM

Resistance 2's story wasn't as good as the first. Other then that, it was better than the first in almost every way (online, graphics, and campaign).

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kevinater321
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:48:45 PM

It's really just opinion, but i think that resistance 2 was better.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 4:48:01 PM

MS:PR was fun until the 7th/8th bracket when the AI starts cheating, then its not fun at all.

R2 missed a lot of the great weapons that make Insomniac games awesome. They all felt really bland compared to R:FoM. I enjoyed the heck out of it though, and the online is still really fun.

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MadKatBebop
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:01:41 PM

I haven't played Resistance 2 or Resistance FOM, but they both look fun, so if I can get them both for $30 that would be awesome!

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LowKey
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 2:28:37 PM

the main thing that pissed me off about R2 was that there was no 2 player campaign. I mean wtf is that? put it in the 1st but not the 2nd? Pretty stupid if you ask me.

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RustEDalex
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 10:53:17 AM
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I don't really like buying the platinum, greatest, or any kind of hits games. I like sticking to the original, unless they carry added features that the original didn't have

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bearbobby
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:26:25 AM

You don't like paying half the price for the same game?

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sticklife
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:48:58 PM

Could be that he does not like the box. I don't like seeing the greatest hits logo at the top.

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RustEDalex
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 1:18:17 PM

yeah that's it i don't like the greatest hits logo, but if if includes some DLC then I will purchase it

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bearbobby
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 2:22:35 PM

Ah, an aesthetic choice, right on.

Personally it could be a picture of a Helghast taking a dump on a dead marine, for $30 bucks that's still a steal. lol

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Jalex
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 10:56:31 AM
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Unfortunately (for my wallet), I've already purchased 'Resistance 2' and 'Killzone 2.'
But I'm not a big enough fan of the 'MotorStorm' series to pay full price for it, so perhaps now I'll get a chance to give it a go.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:28:37 PM

MS:PR was great. Still is and we still play it here. I have two of those games and yeah, my wallet is a bit bitter but oh well. That's technology for ya. Might have to finally pick up KZ2 even though I will get my arse handed to me.

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Deadman
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 2:42:44 PM

You dont have to worry about KZ2 too much they try to keep players of the same rank in online matches together. Just there are a few out there that like to improve thier rank and score by starting over.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:06:34 PM

fluff you gotta get it at that price, even if FPS isn't your fave it is a helluva game.

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JofaMang
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 10:56:42 AM
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MS:PR was a huge improvement on the first one, in the way of loading times, graphics, and computer AI, but the same sloppy control was still there, though probably intentionally, as it is an offroad racer. I enjoyed it, but like the first one, I couldn't get over the AI at higher level races taking themselves out of the race just to ruin your race. It is lazy programming that leads to AI cheapness being the prime indicator of difficulty. I don't think I raced a single time online, due to my frustration with AI in single player causing me to put it on the "trade in at next game purchase" shelf.

As for R2, in the long run, I found the single player campaign more entertaining and compelling than KZ2, though the online wasn't as engaging as KZ2. To each their own.

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Milonakis
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 10:58:56 AM
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Killzone 2 will be great at $30. Although with Obama 30 is the new 60 with taxes.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:14:31 AM

Amen. Who ever believed this dolt would lower our taxes was kidding themselves.

I never played Resistance 2. I have to admit i was pretty disappointed with the 1st.

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phantomMenace
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:23:42 AM

Thats funny a little of topic but funny.

Anyway, this is great that these games are getting lowered, with all of the new gamers who are going to be picking up the ps3 slim this will give them all a chance to get the great exclusives for $30.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:08:25 PM

Just don't be taxin my smokes anymore!

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Scarecrow
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:21:40 AM
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Three beautiful games I have
Wow, surprised that KZ2 got to into Platinum status so early

Usually it takes a year

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godsman
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:32:39 AM
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Maybe its time to pick up KZ2 finally...

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THEVERDIN
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:37:53 AM
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@ Jawknee couldn't have said it any better.

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Jawknee
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 11:49:32 AM

Actually I should have said, who ever believed the lies this dolt told us about lowering our taxes was kidding themselves. =P

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Kangasfwa
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:38:19 PM

No politics, would you kindly?

Last edited by Kangasfwa on 8/24/2009 5:39:00 PM

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phudge_supreemz
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:06:35 PM
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Sounds like a Killzone 2 PS3 Slim bundle on the way.

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CH1N00K
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:15:37 PM
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Too bad I already bought 2 of the 3..lol. I may get Pacific Rift, I really enjoyed the first Motorstorm that came bundled with my PS3. For 30 bucks the second could be a good deal.

Now a little off topic, and I don't know if you consider it news or not, but Ben did you see the patch that is suppose to be coming for SOCOM: Confrontation tomorrow morning?

It looks like Slant 6 is finally making the game the way it should have been when it released last October. (and new DLC coming shortly after)

Like I said I don't know if you consider it newsworthy or not, but check out socom. com if you want the full list of details of what's coming.

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Hezzron
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:22:59 PM
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I already picked up MotorStorm:PR at Target for $15 and the Collector's Edition of Resistance 2 at Best Buy for $40. KZ2 is definitely on my "to get" list and its new Platinum price status will speed up that process.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:29:10 PM

CE of R2 is 29.99 at TRU now. In case anyone is interested. I'd get it but I got R2 on release day for $34.

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Alienange
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:55:30 PM

Yeah, funny how they have to raise the price of some games when they make the greatest hits list.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:39:28 PM
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I might get motor storm at that price, i need a racing game and its seems to deliver. I already have Resistance 2, very dissapointed there was no co-op campaign, especially after R1 did.

I'm not getting K2 purely becuase i have enough First person perspective games, 6 is more than enough for me.

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kevinater321
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:51:41 PM

I agree with the co-op campain opinion. I think that in resistance 3 they should include both whole new story campain and co-op campain. But just have like 4 player co-op campain instead of non campain co-op's 8 players.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:44:09 PM

@ Kevinater321

How could Insomniac even make Resistance 3, given the game's ending?

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kevinater321
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 6:20:31 PM

What do you mean? SPOILER it may have a different progaonist but there are TONS of things that are still not ansered!

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Alienange
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 12:58:19 PM
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A smooth move regarding KZ2 if you ask me. With Uncharted 2 sporting multiplayer, Gorilla Games probably wants to fight for some attention.

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Highlander
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 2:24:04 PM
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Wow, this is a win/win for Sony and gamers.

Things are movin'....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:03:31 PM
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*continues to wait for Uncharted to make the list*

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www
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:06:38 PM

Really...

Shoulda gotten it a long time ago, now Uncharted 2 is about 2 months away.

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godsman
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:24:07 PM

Didnt Uncharted make the list already as the Greatest Hits? What's the difference between Platinum Hits and Greatest Hits?

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www
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:29:20 PM

godsman,

In EU its Platinum. In US its Greatest Hits

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:42:35 PM

I heard somewhere that it did, but I have yet to see anything official, if anyone has anything official post it up.

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Alienange
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:36:51 PM

Amazon dot com

It's GH and 29.99

edit: took out the link. I'm sure you can find it. ;)

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Fane1024
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:57:08 PM

@World

They announced Uncharted (and SOCOM) about a week ago, available this week.

I'm trying to decide whether I can wait until my birthday (2 months). I'll probably cave.



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somethingrandom
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:04:59 PM
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I believe Ben, that they are called Greatest Hits. The XBOX ones are called Platinum Hits.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:11:15 PM

pretty sure in europe they are Platinum, and this news comes from a euro site. fyi :)

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www
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 3:30:49 PM

No in EU, the Xbox ones are called XBOX CLASSICS
and PS3 ones are PLATINUM.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 4:28:08 PM

in north america, 360 and xbox "discounted" editions are platnum, and ps3, ps2, ps1 is greatest hits.

just a little clarification..

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 4:22:27 PM
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2 FPS and an arcade Racer, pff I shall pass.

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 4:26:03 PM

oh well, your loss

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:39:11 PM

In your opinion, correct. In mine (which matters the most to me) I'm saving 90 dollars that I can spend on games I actually use a console for.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:38:07 PM
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great news for whoever love the FPSs, for me, I might pick up the Motorstorm 2. I still enjoy greatly my Motorstorm 1 from time to time, so fun.

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Alienange
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:39:02 PM
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The day when these platinums make it to NA as GH is the day I buy Killzone 2.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:40:07 PM

I'm surprised you haven't bought it yet. You seem to be it's biggest fan given the history of your comments regarding the game.

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Hexen
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:58:22 PM

I'm just surprise by how many people haven't played KZ2 yet.It's like a PC gamer not having played Crysis or a 360 owner with Halo 3.

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sunspider13
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:45:00 PM
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That's cool. I always borrow stuff my brother gets first to see if I like it before I go buy it. Now I can get R2 and K2 for cheap when the prices drop here.

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Kangasfwa
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 5:48:56 PM
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Why isn't Uncharted on this list? Does it have Shcafer-Syndrome (awesome game that no one buys)?

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RustEDalex
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 7:47:02 PM

I believe they announce it already along with the new Socom game, I could be wrong

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Ivan_PSP
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 1:06:07 AM

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sony_Greatest_Hits_games

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Nasty80
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 9:16:15 PM
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sweet, i almost bought all three of those games on there launch dates, now its really time to get them... if they do drop in price.

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Nerull
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 9:52:38 PM
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Good to hear. I already have MS:PR, made it to the last bracket where it truly does cease to be any fun. Maybe I'll pickup killzone 2 at some point, not much point in getting R2 since the new R&C will more than likely be better anyway.

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OriginalSin
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 2:08:37 AM
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I really enjoyed R2 but in my personal opinion I thought R:FOM was better in certain ways. I also liked the way it looked and played.... But then again it was the first game I played on my PS3 so that probably has something to do with it. Not taking anything away from R2 thou I also really enjoyed that game.

As for MS2. That was definitely better than the first one just really hoped they'd let you customize the paint to your cars by yourself and not just give you a hand full of presets. But it's also a game I play from time to time and not constantly like others.

For me personally KZ2 was still the best FPS I ever played and the one I enjoyed the most next to COD:MW.... But after KZ I look at FPS differently I must say... Still looking forward to Modern Warfare 2 thou.

I'm just surprised that they will be putting it out on Platinum so soon. I know it sold a boat load of copies just didn't think they'd make it Platinum in the same year as they released it...

I decided to pick up a PS3 Slim once it gets released here and then I will keep my original 60GB Model in a safe place as my backup machine.

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___________
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 3:01:55 AM
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it has gone platnum.
well i picked it up ages ago as a platinum title, 3rd time i picked up the game, and this time it only cost me 30 AUD instead of the normal 50.
i only wish unreal tornament 3 and gears 2 would go down in price.
UT3 has been out for 1.5 years and its STILL its release price.
gears 2 was out late november and its STILL its release price.
i wish epic would stop ripping us off and drop the %$^$ing prices, this is why i still and will not buy shadow complex.
if KZ2 can drop price by 60 bucks in 6 months WTF is epics excuse with UT3 and gears 2?

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Imagi
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 7:51:33 AM
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May have to give MotorStorm: Pacific Rift a spin only one on the list I have not got. Saying that, I never completed the first Motorstorm, some of the levels are really evil, some even getting close to joypad through the tv situations, hmm, maybe it best that I skip a second instalment.

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Ivan_PSP
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 @ 1:02:10 AM
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I got Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 all i need is MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. Sony always takes a little longer to add them to their GREATEST HITS, PLATINUM or THE BEST collection. Almost every PS3 exclusive starting from PS1 have been on that Hall Of Fame collection for gaming.

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