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Flashback: Five Cheap Playstation 3 Videogames Worth Purchasing in 2008

Burnout ParadiseThe Playstation 3 launched at the now infamous price of $599.99. Sony was able to drop the price tag for the system quickly to $399.99 in less than two years. Therefore, sales began to pick up in 2008. New gamers at that game also had a selection of low-priced games to choose from. So what were the best cheap videogames for the Playstation 3 that could be bought way back in 2008? Take a look at our list below:

Burnout Paradise

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: Criterion Games, Release Year: 2008, ESRB Rating: E10+

The Burnout series has always push systems to their limits. The first next-generation installment, Burnout Paradise, did exactly just that on the Playstation 3. Not only are the visuals awe-inspiring, the game also ran silky smooth. Gameplay-wise, it featured a dramatic jump from previous games thanks to the open world and online focus gameplay. In addition to free downloadable content, Burnout Paradise was one action-packed cheap title.

Resistance: Fall of Man

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Insomniac Games, Release Year: 2006, ESRB Rating: M

Resistance: Fall of Man was easily the best launch title on the Playstation 3. This intense first-person shooter has all the right ingredients: creative weapons, robust multiplayer modes and an epic adventure that can be played cooperatively. Not to mention that it has one of the best storylines in the genre. Now that it can be bought on the cheap, Resistance: Fall of Man should be essential to any Playstation 3 gamer’s collection.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Publisher: 2K Games, Developer: Bethesda Game Studios, Release Year: 2007, ESRB Rating: M

Before the blockbuster Fallout 3, developer Bethesda Game Studios made the critically-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. One of the biggest games in any era, this cheap title features an open world where players have the freedom to do whatever they please. With hundreds of hours of gameplay, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will keep you entertained for months.

WipEout HD

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Studio Liverpool, Release Year: 2008, ESRB Rating: E10+

Most new Playstation 3 games retail for $59.99; so it was refreshing to see WipEout HD come out at a cheap price. This download-only game was one of the best-looking games on any system. Just as impressive was the game’s ability to run at 60 frames per second at 1080p resolution. The frantic blazing racing gameplay was just icing on the cake. WipEout HD made the perfect showcase game on the Playstation 3.


Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Incognito, Release Year: 2007, ESRB Rating: T

Warhawk was one of the best multiplayer games on the Playstation 3. A blend of foot soldiers, ground vehicles and aircrafts made for one chaotic battlefield. It was hard not to get addicted in Warhawk once you get past the high learning curve since it just keeps pulling you back in. Warhawk ended up being one of the best titles for those who were looking for some multiplayer mayhem.