Top 5 Games To Play With PSN Down
The PlayStation Network is still down, Sony can't yet provide any new update, and you're sick of reading all the articles and rumors online. You want to play.
Well, if you need any help, we're giving you the top 5 games to play when we don't have online access. Obviously, we're picking some of the best single-player experiences out there, so pay attention-
It remains one of our favorite games of the generation, and let's not forget that the sequel arrives on June 7. This is a fantastic game to play when you're forced off the PSN; it's just endless fun, and playing the original (again or for the first time) will pump you up for inFamous 2. An endlessly entertaining blend of superhero powers and a sandbox/GTA structure, Sucker Punch's original title is just a blast and a half.
4. Alan Wake
Yes, Xbox Live is fine but maybe you don't play the 360 much, or maybe your friends spend all their time on the PSN. So it's time to take a break from anything multiplayer-related and if that's the case, why not sample one of the most fulfilling thrillers of the generation? Incredibly well-written, awfully creepy, and boasting excellent performances, this was sadly overlooked when it released last year. Thankfully, though, we hear a sequel is in the works and if that's true, you'll need to be familiar with the first story. It's very well done.
3. Most anything from BioWare
Just pick one. Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2; there has got to be something from these RPG masters you can enjoy. If you like a sci-fi setting, ME is for you; if you're more of an old-fashioned fantasy-type guy, go for Dragon Age. All of them offer sufficiently long campaigns and will undoubtedly see you through this no-PSN crisis. Plus, if you're new to RPGs, you might just discover a new-found love, and you'll cultivate it in the near future.
2. Portal 2
The campaign is plenty long enough and you'll continually test your problem-solving ability. Valve's ingeniously designed puzzler includes some of the best voice acting you've ever heard, unbelievable puzzle and level creation, and awesome balance and pacing. The critics are raving for a reason so if you need something new that will tide you over, Portal 2 is a no-brainer. Don't be intimidated; it's not that hard. It's just rewarding.
1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
As we look forward to Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception in November, we look back to what is widely considered to be the greatest game of the generation thus far. And unlike many other titles, its popularity was almost entirely due to its unparalleled single-player campaign. If you're looking for the definitive solo experience of the era, it's right here. So what if you've already played it? Play it again! You won't be sorry.
4/25/2011 12:09:13 PM Ben Dutka