The Top 100 PS3 Experiences

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Poison Ivy's Pants

As consolation for losing several fights against Batman boss Poison Ivy, the planty princess struts her stuff at the screen in particularly skimpy leaf pants - goodness!

As pants go, you'd have to look to something like Dead or Alive or Soul Calibur to find similar skimpiness and though wrong on many levels, it's an entertaining addition to one of 2009's best games.

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89.

Feeling true speed in Mirror's Edge

Getting into a full, uninterrupted sprint while playing Mirror's Edge is an exhilarating experience.

When every jump starts to hit the right mark and Faith begins to flow seamlessly from edge to edge, the sense of freedom and power is incredible. At top speed, the scenery begins to blur and the wind races past as Faith ploughs forward. Great stuff.

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88.

Underwater paradise in Tomb Raider

Though the game might not rival Uncharted, one level that has a lot to be proud of is the immensely beautiful underwater level near the beginning of the game. It's rare to see a game let you explore so freely underwater this way, and a welcome change.

Though crystal clear at the shore, the hazy blue depths that Lara explores are filled with immense statues, great temples, numerous fish and coral reefs. It's all quite picturesque and certainly worth a tour.

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87.

Playing advanced Pong in Shatter

Games have evolved considerably in just a few decades, but traceability is still evident when great games like Shatter improve an existing classic with Pong-style gameplay in a more modern, music-powered setting. It might not have terrific depth, but there's something incredibly satisfying about playing Shatter.

Just taking part in any level, getting into the music and letting yourself go with the flow is great fun.

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86.

Touring Paradise City in a single burnout chain

Burnout Paradise isn't without its flaws, and leaves plenty of scope for better racing games in the future, but it does crack the feeling of speed perfectly and a good chain of burnouts is tremendously rewarding.

Starting on the beachfront, flinging your car past the Wildcats stadium, then touring at the speed of sound around the entire map is nothing short of exhilarating.

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85.

Achieving a perfect streak in Guitar Hero 5

Okay, the difficulty setting is important here, but even on the game's Easy setting, it's still pretty satisfying to get through an entire song without a mistake. For expert players, the same can be said for harder settings of course.

The concentration required is surprising, even in songs as short as two minutes, but a complete streak through an entire song is extremely pleasing.

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84.

Exploring the dark in Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Though it might be an older game, the HD remake of Butcher Bay retains the exquisite tension and bone-breaking stealth attacks that were the trademark of the Riddick FPS experience.

Using darkness for cover and prowling like a fearsome wolf, coiled and ready to strike, there's a feeling of power not usually available in games while unarmed.

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83.

Creating a custom XMB theme

It was several months after PS3's release before themes became available and longer still before we could create our very own custom versions.

As soon as the tech was in place though, you want cuddly Ratchet, a powerful demon, Lara Croft in skimpies, penguins skipping on ice or warhawks screaming overhead? You got it.

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82.

Playing GRAW 2 co-op

In the early days of PS3, providing an excellent alternative to the competitive thrills of Resistance online was GRAW 2 co-op.

Up to four players could take on entrenched enemies, coordinating attacks to meet varied objectives. Tense and enjoyable fun.

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81.

Fighting raptors in Turok

The PS3 entry of the Turok series might not have made the biggest splash in the FPS world,, but there's still something amazing about taking on dinosaurs twice your player's size with little more than a knife and crossbow.

Sure, they're not as crafty as they were in Jurassic Park, but the velociraptors are still brilliant.

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