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PS3 Christmas Buyer's Guide: The Top PlayStation 3 Games for Christmas 2012

Updated on September 10, 2012

The PlayStation 3 is looking to have a big Christmas in 2012. The biggest release period is the months before Christmas. Triple A titles abound during the holiday seasons, but it can make it hard to choose which games are actually treasure and which are fool's gold, capitalizing on the increased purchasing that goes on during November and December.

This PS3 Christmas 2012 Buyer's Guide will help you figure out what gift's to get your gamer friends and family for the upcoming holiday season. The top PS3 RPGs, First Person Shooters, Action titles and more are outlined to help you make the best purchases this year.


A first-person shooter with shades of Bioshock, Dishonored puts you in the shoes of a man wrongly accused of regicide in a turn of the century London filled with magic and steam-powered high technology. Missions are designed so that they can be completed in a variety of different methods. For stealthy sneaks, you can slip in through an a window on the second floor and use your powers to distract guards while you seek out your target. Or you could just kick in the door and shoot everyone in the face.

Featuring a stunning new world to explore, a story filled with intrigue and twists, and a one of a kind combat system that encourages experimentation, Dishonored is sure to be one of the most anticipated PS3 games for Christmas 2012.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Although it is now available on the Xbox 360, in many way's Tekken is one of the PlayStation's most visible franchises. Since the original PS1's release Tekken has always been a showcase game for Sony's console. The latest iteration of the franchise, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, takes the mechanics of the venerable series and shifts them into over drive.

As always, players will enter a martial arts tournament against the computer or another player. This time, though, the game features team based battles allowing for fast paced two-on-two combat, more characters than ever before, and a truly outlandish character customization feature that lets you customize and costume your favorite characters in millions of different unique permutations.

This is going to be a top PlayStation 3 game this Christmas. If you have fans of martial arts or beat-em-ups on your shopping list, definitely pick up Namco's signature fighter.

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale

In this beat-em-up party game, Sony takes their top franchises from across the decades and makes 'em put their dukes up. Drawing clear inspiration from Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series, PlayStation AllStars feature big fun for groups. Four players can engage in a heated free for all battle for supremacy all on one TV, making a fun family diversion for the Christmas holiday.

Featuring characters like Nathan Drake from Uncharted, God of War's resident bad-ass Kratos, Sly Cooper the cartoon raccoon, and Tekken's Heihachi, PlayStation All Stars eclectic cast has made it one of the most anticipated PS3 games for 2012. Check out the unique title this Christmas.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Another year, another Call of Duty title. For Christmas 2012, the most anticipated PlayStation 3 title may well be Black Ops II. Featuring the series's signature blend of cinematic story telling, intense military action, and highly competitive online multiplayer, Black Ops II is the go-to title for hardcore gamers.

Pit yourself against out of control unmanned military drones when the United States of the future finds itself under attack by a mysterious terrorist who has managed to take control of the world's computerized military assets. Be sure to check out the unique Special Editions featuring some remarkable in-game bonuses like extra maps and weapons.

Hitman: Absolution

This stealth-action hybrid once again puts players in the shoes of assassin Agent 47, Disguise yourself as the enemy, sneak into their home or business, and quietly and efficiently put them down. Featuring a brand new story and a revamped engine, Hitman: Absolution promises to be one of the top PS3 games for Christmas 2012.

If you have a big fan of the series to shop for during the holidays, consider the Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition to make Christmas morning that much more special. Featuring a unique art book, a behind the scenes documentary showing the making of this hit game, and free Day 1 DLC, it's a smart buy for the Hitman fan looking for a cool collectible.

Leave us some feedback!

What are your hot PS3 games for Christmas 2012? Leave a message in the comments below to let the author's of the PlayStation 3 Holiday Buyer's Guide know what you're into!

Afterwards, why don't you check out this list of the top Xbox 360 titles for Christmas 2012 and see how they match up?


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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I wish I could buy this stuff. It looks real and fun to be played. Nice review. Cheers,