The PlayStation Move got a new lease on life recently thanks to Sony announcing that motion controller will be supported by the PlayStation VR headset of the PlayStation 4. If you want to get the most value out of the Move, however, we recommend picking up a few PlayStation 3 games. Below, you can check out our list of the top 10 best PlayStation Move required games on the PS3.
Before we start, let’s take a look at the hardware required to use the PlayStation Move controller to play PS3 games. Of course, you will need to have a PlayStation 3 console. If you don’t own one, you can purchase it with this link on Amazon. You will also need a PlayStation Eye camera, which is available for purchase here.
Some games also require a PlayStation Move Navigation Controller while others (especially those with multiplayer support) may need a second PlayStation Move. You can buy both accessories with the following pages: PlayStation Move and PlayStation Move Navigation Controller.
The PlayStation Move has plenty of mini-game collections. One of the best is Carnival Island, which features over 35 carnival-themed games to play by yourself or with your friends. Not to mention that you can also take photos with the PlayStation Eye camera and share them online. If you are looking for a good party game to play with the motion controller, make sure you check out Carnival Island.
The mini-game collection came out in North America on November 15, 2011. You can purchase the PS3 exclusive with this link.
One of the most unique ways to use the PlayStation Move can be found in Echochrome II, which utilizes the motion controller as a flashlight to create shadows to help a computer-controller character navigate to his goal. Along with 100 creative puzzles, the PSN game also features user-created content as you can create and share your own levels, so you will get plenty of content.
Echochrome II was made available on December 21, 2010. You can purchase the digital title from Amazon with this page.
EyePet did not initially support the PlayStation Move. Fortunately, the development team decided to add compatibility for the motion controller, which lets you interact with your virtual pet in some creative ways (such as taking a bath, playing catch and performing various tricks). If you would like to see how the Move functions in an augmented reality game, make sure to check out EyePet.
EyePet, which came out on September 5, 2010, is available for purchase here.
EyePet and Friends
In the sequel to the original, you get to interact with multiple EyePets with even more activities. It also comes with more customization features in addition to having the ability to share your experience online with other players. So, if you enjoy the first EyePet game, you should definitely check out EyePet and Friends as well.
EyePet and Friends launched on November 15, 2011. The sequel can be bought via this link.
Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest
Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest comes from the same developers behind the Sports Champions series. As a result, it uses the same natural motion for attacks, such as sword swinging, ninja star throwing and aiming with your bow. In addition to the main campaign, the on-rails action game also comes with multiple alternate routes along with several cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes that can be played in both offline and online settings.
You can order Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest, which came out on November 15, 2011, on this page.
PlayStation Move Ape Escape
Although not a traditional installment of the series, PlayStation Move Ape Escape is still a relatively fun on-rails game where you get to use the motion controller as various tools in order to capture the monkeys. If you don’t mind the different take to the Ape Escape formula, you should find plenty of enjoyment in this move game.
PlayStation Move Ape Escape was released on July 5, 2011. You can purchase a physical copy of the Move required title here.
Sony decided to released a PlayStation Move Starter Pack that came bundled with Sports Champions. This ended up being a great choice as the mini-game collection features some strong motion-based experiences, the best of which are archery and table tennis. The other sports (Disc Golf, Gladiator Duel, Beach Volleyball and Bocce) are also great to play.
Sports Champions originally launched on the 17th of September in 2010. You can order the PlayStation Move exclusive via this link.
Sports Champions 2
Sports Champions 2 features more sport activities such as boxing, golf, skiing and tennis. The excellent archery mini-game from the original was also updated. With the ability to set up tournaments and customize avatars, the sequel is a definitely must play for those who enjoyed the first game in the Move exclusive series.
Sports Champions 2, which was made available on the 30th of October in 2012, can be purchased via this page.
Sorcery is a somewhat overlooked adventure game (as it came out after the popularity of the Move began to wane) where you get use the PlayStation Move as a magic wand in order to cast spells. You will use the magic spells to defeat enemies and clear obstacles in the environments. So, if you are looking for a more traditional gaming experience with your motion controller, you should definitely give Sorcery a shot.
Sorcery launched in North America on May 22, 2012. You can buy the Move-only software product with this link.
Last but not least, Tumble is a PlayStation Move required puzzle game where you use the motion controller to accurately place objects in order to complete the more than 50 available challenges. Not to mention that there are also cooperative and competitive modes as well. Even though it may look like a simple puzzle game, Tumble is an immersive experience that PlayStation Move owners should not miss out on.
So, if you have a PlayStation Move, make sure you check out the Move required PS3 games we mentioned above.