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Top PlayStation 3 games

CNET's gaming experts narrow down the best PlayStation 3 games for the gamer on your list this holiday season.

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Jeff Bakalar
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Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

What's widely considered the PlayStation 2's two best titles, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, are being bundled together on a single Blu-ray disc for the PlayStation 3, remastered and in HD. For those who didn't have the pleasure, now is the perfect time to find out why the entire gaming world is awaiting The Last Guardian with such high expectations.
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2 of 8 id

RAGE

RAGE is an amazing graphical achievement. The first-person shooter is set in the near future after an asteroid has left most of the planet scorched, mutated, and chaotic.
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3 of 8 Rocksteady Studios

Batman Arkham City

The Dark Knight returns in the follow-up to one of the best superhero--let alone Batman games--ever made. This time, Batman must deal with Arkham City, a sectioned-off Gotham slum that now hundreds of criminals call home.
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4 of 8 DICE

Battlefield 3

If there's any game that has a chance to dethrone Modern Warfare as the best military shooter, it's Battlefield 3. Eye-popping visuals and ultrarealistic combat situations highlight the game's resume in addition to a multiplayer mode that should give Modern Warfare faithfuls a run for their money.
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5 of 8 Naughty Dog

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Nathan Drake's latest adventure has him scouring the vast desert in an epic tale only the team at Naughty Dog can tell. A franchise known for fantastic visuals, stellar gameplay, and top-of-the-line voice acting and story, Uncharted 3 is sure to deliver on multiple levels.
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6 of 8 Infinity Ward

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The world's most popular online military first-person shooter is back once again and the hype has never been greater. While we've seen tons of gameplay in regards to the game's impressive single-player campaign, the MW3 team has kept some new multiplayer features secret. We can't wait until Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 go head to head this fall.
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7 of 8 Bethesda

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Easily 2011's most anticipated RPG comes in the form of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A vast land awaits players, who now have the ability to duel wield weapons and spells. A franchise known for its epic open-world format, Skyrim is larger than any other Elder Scrolls game before it.
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8 of 8 Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Revelations combines characters from every Assassin’s Creed game to date, spinning a tale that spans hundreds of years.

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