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The must-own games on every platform

Open world
Grand Theft Auto IV

A multi-award winning masterpiece that combines deep gameplay with real cinematic detail.

Stealth
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Snake’s curtain call feels dated thanks to the overblown plot, but it’s still a rich and rewarding stealth game.

Platforming
LittleBigPlanet

Whether you enjoy creating your own intricate new levels or just want to play other people’s, this game just keeps on giving.

Action/Adventure
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Forget Batman – the Joker is the true star of this superb adventure. And on PS3 you can play as him!

Fighting
Super Street Fighter IV

Near flawless fighting from Capcom. Includes new characters, stages and moves at a knockout price.

Shooter
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

US Special Forces fight Russian extremists all over the globe in this storming, state-of-the-art shooter.

Action
God of War III

Kratos’ war against Olympus is brought to a stunning and bloody end in this hack ‘n’ slash battle against gods and monsters.

Action
Assassin’s Creed II

A tale of secret plots, medieval action, and sinister mind games, this is an adventure full of ambition.

RPG
Fallout 3

Featuring plenty of depth, terrific shooting, and loads of mutants... exploring the post-apocalypse has never been so much fun.

Action
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

A runaway train of a title packed with explosives, intrigue and one-liners. One of the most consistently exciting PS3 games.

The best PS3 peripherals

A. Wireless Keypad. Makes typing messages and browsing the web a breeze.

B. Wireless Headset. Improve your game online by communicating with your squadmates – and, er, commiserating with your victims.

C. Playstation Eye. Gesture recognition webcam. Flail your arms about using this and Eyetoy.

D. Wireless SingStar Microphones. Throw your own karaoke parties on PlayStation.