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  • News A Group of Fans Are Reviving PS3's Online Multiplayer with Emulated Servers

    Killzone 2! Warhawk! MotorStorm!

    The PlayStation 3 had a lot of cracking online games, didn't it? Even from Sony itself, there were plenty of offerings for those looking to get stuck into some multiplayer. Whether it was the vehicular battlefields of Warhawk or the mucky racing of MotorStorm, there were lots of ways to play together. Unfortunately,...

  • Guide Best PS3 Games

    As voted by you

    What are the best PS3 games? Sony's console is now 15 years old (if you can believe it), and so we've made a list of its greatest software — as voted by you, the Push Square readers. Looking back on it now, the PS3 took a couple of years to really hit its stride. A rocky launch (and an embarrassingly late one in Europe) scuppered...

  • Video Why Skyrim Is Still the Ultimate Open World Fantasy RPG, 10 Years Later

    House of the Dragon

    Some games come and go, but rarely does one come along and have such a cultural impact that players are still talking about it a decade on. Originally released for the PlayStation 3 on 11th November, 2011, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is absolutely one of those games. A fact that’s being celebrated by Bethesda today with the...

  • Poll 10 Years Later, What Are Your Thoughts on Skyrim?

    Dragonborn for this

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is officially ten years old. How time flies, eh? The open world role-playing game first released for the PlayStation 3 on the 11th November, 2011 — and boy was it a mess. Skyrim ran extremely poorly on Sony's old console — even after it had received a boatload of updates — but its poor technical...

  • Guide GTA 5 Cheats: All Cheat Codes in Grand Theft Auto 5

    Criminal code

    What GTA 5 cheats are in Grand Theft Auto 5? Cheat codes are sadly a bit of a rarity in this day and age. There was a time when virtually every game under the sun launched alongside a list of convoluted button prompts allowing you to unlock secret costumes, exciting items, and, if you were really lucky, brand new gameplay mechanics...

  • Poll Rate Your Favourite PS3 Games

    Help determine Push Square's best PS3 games list

    Alright everyone, we need your help. In a move that we haven't at all stolen from our dearest friends over at Nintendo Life, we've decided to rank the best PlayStation 3 games. With Sony's last-last-gen console having its 15th anniversary on the 17th November (in North America, at least!), this seems...

  • Video Which Call of Duty Game Is the Best?

    The Franchise Wars strike back

    Call of Duty: Vanguard launched this past Friday to once again transport players to the dramatic theatres of war set across WWII. Such an event gave video editors Liam and Aaron a good excuse to duke it out in another edition of Franchise Wars, in which both video editors battle it out to debate their favourite Call of...

  • Soapbox Please Don't Let GTA 4 Rot on PS3, Rockstar

    Liam wants to go bowling again

    By the end of this week, every mainline Grand Theft Auto game still worth a playthrough will be available on PlayStation 5 and PS4 — except for one. The badly named Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition remasters III, Vice City, and

  • News Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD Removed from PS Store Today Temporarily

    PS Now version pulled too

    Multiple HD versions of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are being temporarily removed from the PlayStation Store starting today as Konami works to renew "the licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game". This means the games in question will no longer be available for...

  • News Naughty Dog Marks 10 Years of Uncharted 3 with Special Blog Post

    You did good, kid

    Here's a milestone likely to make you feel old: today marks the 10th anniversary of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. It really has been a decade since Naughty Dog put out the third instalment on PlayStation 3, just over 18 months before The Last of Us hit. Since then, the game has been remastered as part of Uncharted: The Nathan...


  • Video Which Far Cry Game Is the Best?

    Franchise wars underway

    Last week saw Far Cry 6 finally launch on PlayStation 5 and PS4, allowing players to set off on another sun-drenched and chaos-filled first-person adventure – this time set amongst the vistas of the Cuban-inspired Yara. This got us thinking, though: what are the best Far Cry games leading up to this point? Video editors...

  • Video Was 2011 the Best Year Ever for PlayStation?

    It only does everything

    When it comes to nailing down what are the best ever years for gaming history, the usual gamut of 2001, 1998, and sometimes 2013 are likely to pop up. However, when it comes to PlayStation being at the absolute height of its power, one of the years absolutely worth mentioning is 2011. Why? Well, it was the era of Kevin...

  • Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games on PlayStation 5?


    Can you play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on PS5? Sony has talked a lot about the importance of PS5 backwards compatibility, but is the PlayStation 5 backwards compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 1? As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to tell you whether PS5 is backwards compatible with PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. You...

  • News PS3, PS Vita to Remove PS Store Payment Methods

    You'll need to top-up your wallet elsewhere

    Sony will keep the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita storefronts open, as previously promised, but it seems that the compromise is that it will remove most funding methods from the devices natively. What does this mean, then? Well, from 27th October you won’t be able to purchase games using a credit or debit...

  • News Agent Finally Removed From Rockstar's Website More Than a Decade After PS3 Announcement

    The end of an era

    Ah, Agent. First teased as a PlayStation 3 exclusive all the way back in 2007, Agent was all set up to be a pretty big deal — a new property from Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar, set during the Cold War in the 1970s. It was a project that had people seriously hyped for years — especially when it was officially revealed in...

  • Feature The Best Super Smash Bros. Clones on PlayStation


    Can you play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on PlayStation? Well, no, you can't. The super-popular platform fighter is a Nintendo-exclusive, meaning you're not going to be pitting Luigi against Mewtwo on your PS5 anytime soon. The game does feature several characters that have appeared in (and are even associated with) PlayStation games —...



  • Random Skyrim's Famous Intro Was Once Ravaged by a Bee During Development

    There was no plan bee

    "Hey, you. You're finally awake. You were trying to cross the border, right? You walked right into that Imperial ambush; same as us and that thief over there." How many times are you willing to admit to hearing those introductory sentences of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? We're sure some of you are well into the double figures,...

  • News GTA 5 Has Now Sold an Eye Watering 150 Million Copies

    Red Dead Redemption 2 crosses 38 million units

    Grand Theft Auto V will span its third console generation when Rockstar re-releases the PlayStation 3 title on the PS5 later this year. It’s a game that’s achieved unrivalled success, with the open worlder surpassing 150 million units sold-in to date. This reflects both digital downloads and Blu-ray...



  • News GTA 5 Heading Offline on PS3 by the End of This Year

    Max Payne 3, L.A. Noire too

    Online services associated with the PlayStation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto V will be taken offline before the end of this year, rendering GTA Online effectively null on the old Sony console. The multiplayer mode will be inaccessible from 16th December 2021, and Shark Cards usable in the PS3 version will no longer be...

  • News Sony Celebrates the Evolution of Ratchet & Clank

    Stunning trailer goes back in time

    Sony’s released a stunning trailer celebrating the evolution of Ratchet & Clank across four generations. The clip, designed to promote the upcoming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, shows various different titles from the series and their associated console. It also focuses on some of the televisions from the...

  • News PS3 Received a New Firmware Update, By the Way

    Available to download now

    The PlayStation 3, almost 15 years old at this point, has received a new system software update. For those still rocking Sony's seventh-generation console, firmware version 4.88 was released yesterday, ready to be downloaded and installed. It wasn't that long ago that Sony was planning to shut down the machine's PS Store...

  • News Five Need for Speed Games Pulled from PS Store Permanently

    Servers go offline in August

    Five Need for Speed games spanning the PlayStation 3 generation have been taken off the PS Store permanently, with little to no warning from publisher EA. As confirmed in a Reddit post yesterday, the five titles were removed from the storefront that very same day. The games were Need for Speed: Carbon,


  • News PSN Offline for Many PS3 Users, Sony Currently Investigating

    Error 8002A537 causing trouble

    If you're trying to play online on your PlayStation 3, you might be out of luck. Lots of users are reporting trouble logging into PSN on their PS3 consoles, with the error code 8002A537 popping up on screen. It seems as though this is affecting quite a large number of people around the world, with the PS3 subreddit...

  • News Gears of War 3 Now Playable on a PS3 Devkit

    10 years since the data was built

    You can play Gears of War 3 on a PlayStation 3. That is if you have the devkit associated with the console. After it was leaked over a year ago that Epic Games had tested getting the third iteration in Marcus Fenix's story up and running on a PS3, which was then confirmed to be real by the developer, the full game...

  • News New Noclip Documentary Details Development of Dishonored Series

    Covers level design, cut content

    Danny O'Dwyer is back with another Noclip documentary that's worth sitting down with a good mug of hot chocolate and investing an hour of your time into. This time around, the Irishman focuses on the incredible Dishonored franchise from Arkane Studios, interviewing developers at both its Lyon and Texas-based...

  • Guide All Resident Evil Games Ranked and Best Places to Start

    A comprehensive guide to Resident Evil

    The Resident Evil series is one of gaming's most popular and recognisable franchises, dating back to the PlayStation 1 and encompassing more than 25 years of history. With a hardcore following across the globe that hotly anticipates all upcoming entries — no matter where it's a mainline instalment or spin-off...

  • Feature Resident Evil's Story So Far, Summed Up in 30 Mind-Twisting Minutes

    Fasten your seatbelt

    Are you picking up Resident Evil Village today? You should: our Resident Evil Village PS5 review already explained that it’s arguably the best instalment since the outstanding Resident Evil 4. But do you need some kind of story recap to get you up to speed? We can help, as we’ve put together a mammoth 30 minute video that...






  • News PS3 Gets a Surprise Firmware Update, Available to Download Now

    What year is it?

    Sony has updated the PlayStation 3, its classic console originally released in 2006. The new firmware update – numbered v4.87 – actually includes a new feature as well: it updates the Blu-ray keys for recent movie releases, meaning you can continue to use the system as a media player. There’s also a minor security fix that the...


  • Poll Is the PS5 DualSense Sony's Best Controller Yet?

    It's time to Dual

    The PS5 has been out for at least a week now (depending on where you live), and we want to know what you think of the DualSense — the console's high-tech controller. Featuring advanced haptic feedback functionality, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone, it's a premium piece of kit, and a key PS5 selling point. Here at...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 349

    Rollercoaster of love

    For many of our American readers, this will be your last weekend before your PlayStation 5 arrives, which is insanely exciting news. Of course, there’s still absolutely tons to play on the PlayStation 4, so we’re sure you’ll find a way to pass the time. Shall we WAYP? Sammy Barker, Editor: I’ve been busy with the PS5...




  • News PS5 Won't Play PS3, PS2, or PS1 Games

    According to Ubisoft, anyway

    In an unpredictable year, this is potentially the most expected article we’ll write in 2020, but the web is losing its collective mind all the same: the PlayStation 5 won’t play PS3, PS2, or PS1 games. The story comes courtesy of a Ubisoft FAQ page, and the information has since been removed. It’s unclear whether...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 339

    Football and Fall Guys

    The nights are drawing in and the weather’s really turned here in the UK, which means that summer is gradually coming to a close. Traditionally, this weekend would be a busy one because Gamescom should be in full flow, but 2020’s proved a wash-out and we’ve got a long Bank Holiday weekend to blitz through some reviews...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 338

    Rest and relaxation

    Another week has come to its conclusion, and it’s been a quiet one when it comes to PlayStation news. Sure we got the PS5’s first ever commercial, but it’s been dismal other than that. Fortunately, the weekend brings an opportunity to relax, unwind, and enjoy some games. Here’s what we’re playing this time. Sammy...

  • News Shakedown: Hawaii Might Be the Very Last PS3 Game

    Out this week

    Here's a bit of a weird one for you -- there's a brand new release on PlayStation 3 this week. Shakedown: Hawaii, which released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita last year, is being ported to Sony's old console because, well, Vblank Entertainment can. If you already own the game on a PlayStation system, then the PS3 version will...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 337

    Break stuff

    The time is moving faster than ever before, but here’s the positive: we’re one week closer to the PlayStation 5. Sony may be reluctant to date its new device, but we can be sure whenever it comes out, we’re getting closer every single day. Logic. Sammy Barker, Editor: I’m trying to wrap my head around some of the finer details...

  • News July 2020 NPD: Ghost of Tsushima the Next PS4 Exclusive to Top the Chart

    Sony dominance

    After dominating the UK sales charts for close to a month, selling out in Japan, and surpassing 2.4 million copies sold in just three days, Ghost of Tsushima has now found itself at the top of the best-selling games chart in the US for the month of July 2020. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is now the fifth best-selling game of the year...

  • News The Scott Pilgrim Game Could Be Coming Back from the Dead


    Remember Scott Pilgrim? Starting life as an extremely popular graphic novel series, it was later adapted into a movie, with a game running alongside it. Bearing the name Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, the Ubisoft-published title was a pixelated, 2D beat-'em-up featuring the music of chiptune band Anamanaguchi. It was released for...

  • Quiz How Well Do You Know Naughty Dog?

    Good boy

    Naughty Dog is one of Sony's most prolific first-party studios, so much so that it can be considered one of the best game developers in the world right now. That's thanks to the likes of the Uncharted and The Last of Us franchises, but the team actually has a long history that stretches back more than 30 years. So, how well do you know the...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 336

    Too fast

    It’s another roasting weekend in the UK at least, so we’re thinking of cooking our eggs on the pavement tomorrow morning. Just kidding – that would violate the five second rule, and would probably ruin our fry-up. Sammy Barker, Editor: I don’t really know what’s happened to me lately, but I’ve found myself hooked on GTA...

  • Quiz Can You Name These PS3 Exclusives?

    George Foreman's own

    The PlayStation 3 generation was a weird one, wasn't it? After a rough start with a high entry price and lacking exclusive games, Sony eventually managed to right the ship with the introduction of the PS3 Slim and some quality titles you could only play on the console. However, how well do you actually know those PS3 exclusives?...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 335


    And thus concludes another week. If you're here in the UK, then you'll have spent much of your time claiming it's "too hot", even though you've been complaining about the cooler temperatures for the remainder of the year. Sammy Barker, Editor: I'm nearing the conclusion of Ghost of Tsushima, which is a fantastic game that only gets better...



  • News These Are the Five Most Redeemed PS Plus Games Ever

    And the most played multiplayer titles

    As reported earlier, PlayStation Plus has handed out over 1,000 games since it debuted a decade ago, but which titles have been redeemed by the most members? An infographic released by Sony shows the most popular freebies thus far, accurate as of April 2020. They are as follows: Call of

  • News PS Plus Has Given Out Over 1,000 Free Games Since Launching

    Play time

    If you’ve been a PlayStation Plus subscriber since it launched exactly 10 years ago, then you’ll have been able to add over 1,000 games to your library over the course of the decade. The statistic comes courtesy of a Sony infographic designed to celebrate the service’s 10th anniversary, which we’ve embedded below: The platform...

  • News PS Plus Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today

    Can we expect anything special?

    While we’re all waiting for July 2020’s free PS Plus games to be confirmed, it’s perhaps worth pointing out that Sony’s subscription service will celebrate its 10th anniversary today. The Japanese giant introduced the membership model on the PlayStation 3, and it was a very different beast in its early days...

  • UK Sales Charts The Last of Us Remastered Returns Amid Sequel's Success

    We really are The Last of Us

    Not one but two The Last of Us titles cracked the UK sales charts this week, as The Last of Us Remastered rebounded on the back of its PlayStation 4 successor’s record-breaking success. Joel and Ellie’s inaugural adventure saw an 82 per cent rise in week-on-week sales in order to secure 9th place, while the sequel...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 330

    Sun and games

    Has it really been a week since The Last of Us: Part II launched? Most of you will probably be mopping up the Platinum Trophy using our The Last of Us 2 guide or perhaps participating in our spoiler discussion. As for the rest of you, well, you’ll probably be working on finishing the game. Don’t rush – it deserves to be savoured...

  • Quiz How Well Do You Know The Last of Us?

    It's about the journey

    You knew it was coming, didn't you? As The Last of Us: Part II launches, perhaps the biggest PlayStation 4 exclusive of all, it's time to test your knowledge of the original game and its DLC -- Left Behind. How well do you know The Last of Us? Do you remember Ellie and Joel's journey across post-apocalyptic America like it was...

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 329

    Surprise us

    Do we really need to even ask the question? Really? Our PlayStation 4 friends list is filled with The Last of Us 2, and we suspect it’s much the same for you, too. Whether or not the sequel breaks sales records is up for debate, but one thing’s for sure: it’s a monstrous release. Sammy Barker, Editor: Now that I’m done putting...

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