The Best PS3 Science Fiction Games

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best PS3 Science Fiction Games
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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for PlayStation 3 at some point.

If you owned a PS3 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few Science Fiction games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PlayStation 3 Science Fiction games of all time.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling Science Fiction games that were released for PS3. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This list includes BioShock, Crysis 3 and more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.

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  • BioShock
    83 votes

    Set in the underwater city of Rapture, BioShock tells a profound story of a utopia gone awry. As protagonist Jack, the player must navigate a dystopian world filled with genetically modified "splicers" and massive armored protectors called Big Daddies. With a variety of powerful weapons and "plasmids" - genetic modifications that grant extraordinary abilities - players can create their own unique playstyle. BioShock excels at storytelling and atmosphere, immersing players in a complex narrative that explores themes such as free will, objectivism, and the consequences of unchecked ambition.

  • Dead Space 2
    66 votes

    In this heart-pounding sequel, players assume the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who must survive against necromorphs - grotesque reanimated corpses hell-bent on destruction - aboard a desolate space station. The game's standout feature lies in its unique strategic dismemberment mechanic, which requires players to strategically sever limbs from their mutated enemies to vanquish them. As for iconic characters, players encounter Ellie Langford, a resourceful pilot who becomes an integral part of Isaac's survival and story. Overall, Dead Space 2 offers a perfect blend of horror elements and adrenaline-fueled gameplay that keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Borderlands 2
    46 votes

    This much-anticipated sequel offers a rich, cel-shaded open-world experience ripe for exploration, featuring an astounding array of randomly generated weapons and loot. Players can choose from one of four distinct character classes, each with their own unique skills and abilities, embarking on a humor-filled adventure through the hostile world of Pandora. Handsome Jack, the charismatic and ruthless antagonist, provides equal parts motivation and entertainment, with witty dialogue and memorable encounters throughout the game. Borderlands 2 excels in combining loot-driven gameplay with quirky humor and compelling characters, making it an unforgettable sci-fi experience.

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    41 votes

    As Adam Jensen, a mechanically augmented security expert, players must navigate a near-futuristic world where human augmentation has blurred the lines between man and machine. Featuring a stellar blend of first-person shooter and role-playing game elements, Human Revolution rewards players with choice in its branching narrative and non-linear gameplay. The iconic element of this game is the unprecedented level of customization available, allowing players to enhance Jensen's abilities through a range of augmentations that cater to various playstyles. By encouraging players to deeply interact with its world and story, Deus Ex: Human Revolution delivers a thought-provoking and immersive experience like no other.

  • Resident Evil 5
    47 votes

    Featuring Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as the protagonists, Resident Evil 5 takes players on a heart-pounding adventure to battle the sinister corporation, Tricell, and a horrifying new virus. This fifth installment in the popular series focuses on cooperative gameplay, with drop-in/drop-out functionality and a shared inventory system. Iconic antagonists such as Albert Wesker and Excella Gionne deliver thrilling encounters and unforgettable boss battles, ensuring a gripping story. Tense action, combined with strategic inventory management and teamwork, make Resident Evil 5 a standout title in the genre.

  • Portal
    53 votes

    This groundbreaking puzzle-platformer puts players in control of Chell, a test subject in the mysterious Aperture Science Enrichment Center. Armed with the iconic Portal Gun, players must navigate a series of mind-bending puzzles by connecting two points in space. The enigmatic antagonist, GLaDOS, provides dark humor through witty, unsettling commentary as players progress through the facility. With its innovative gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, and thought-provoking challenges, Portal stands as a landmark title in the realm of science fiction gaming.