Entering a new era of video gaming, was Sony’s PlayStation 3. Its previous system, the PlayStation 2 was a big hit, adding several smash hit games that would go on to become household names. But this time around, there was stronger competition than ever. Between Nintendo’s first motion-controlled home gaming console and Xbox’s 360 system, Sony knew it was in for some steep competition. But that didn’t stop them from releasing some top-notch games, so today we’ll be focusing on the 10 best adventure games for the Sony PlayStation 3.

Far Cry 3 (2012)

Here you play as someone stranded on a fictional tropical island. You notice your girlfriend is gone (later to find out she’s been kidnapped), so you accept numerous missions in an act to gather intel and rescue her. The game focuses on the exploration of the island, where you battle people and wildlife – it’s much like Far Cry 2 (which took place in Africa), but it has a lot more added to it.

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007)

The dynamic duo is back together, but at the beginning of the story, you realize there’s something up with the hovercraft. While working on it, you get a call from Captain Qwark and have to go fight an army of commandos. From here, you get word of a bigger war at stake – this story takes place after Up Your Arsenal and Going Commando – but with more gadgets and battles than ever!

Crash of the Titans (2007)

With twenty full levels of boss-battling fun, Crash of the Titans decided to add a new “punky” look to their game. This was the first Crash game that enabled co-op, which allowed people to play together, instead of taking turns. While still challenging, this wasn’t quite as frustrating as the original 3 Crash games, making it less inclined to drive you crazy.

Grand Theft Auto 5 (2013)

To this day, it’s the highest-rated Grand Theft Auto game, as well as any game published by Rockstar. You play the story mode alternating as 3 protagonists, Michael, Franklin and Trevor who have been involved in heists together. They find themselves crossing paths in an open world that allows players to do just about what their imagination lets them. Online and off, you’ll find there are tons of fun things to do in San Andreas.

Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)

The Arkham series brought the darker side of Batman to home gaming consoles everywhere. It all starts with Arkham Asylum, where the Joker finds a way to escape and hold Gotham City hostage, telling Batman he can’t leave Arkham Island without bombs destroying the city. You have to fight through a prison filled with bad guys, all while uncovering clues in furthering your mission to rescue Commissioner Gordon and save the city. Oh, and getting all the inmates back in prison where they belong.

God of War 3 (2010)

About an epic of a game series as it gets – you play as Kratos (son of Zeus) in the world that’s loosely based on Greek Mythology. You fight armies of soldiers and in some cases, Greek Gods. The combo-style button masher has been praised for its playstyle and graphics, not just the third installment, but all of them. However, God of War 3 is considered to be the best of them all.

LittleBigPlanet (2008)

Sony’s favorite platformer adventure game was a smash hit for good reason. You play as Sackboy in a 2-dimensional world where you try to help the 8 creators fix their own issues and stop the collector from taking over. You can also create your own worlds and share them with your friends, making this the game that keeps on giving.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)

The sequel to the original Uncharted was even better than the first. You embark on a quest as none other than Nathan Drake to find special treasure in the Middle East. But in the process, you find a lot of double-crosses and issues that make for a really fun and interesting story.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)

The decorated Solid Snake has aged but must return from retirement. You team up with a genius kid to battle cyborgs and corrupt soldiers with the fate of the country in your hands. The in-depth story and state-of-the-art graphics were considered ahead of its time – making this a must-play!

The Last Of Us (2013)

Following an outbreak of mutant fungus, you find yourself in something of a post-apocalyptic world just trying to make it to tomorrow. Joel (the main protagonist) teams up with a child, Ellie to gather supplies and… survive. The story of this one tugs at the heartstrings and the gameplay makes you feel as if you were there. This is truly a game for the ages.