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Stereoscopic 3D Content Available For the PlayStation 3 Console

October 27th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Other S3D Tech

By the end of November all PlayStation 3 users will be able to play 51 game titles in stereo 3D mode with 48 titles supporting stereoscopic 3D gameplay already available at this very moment. Some of these S3D-capable games are only available as a downloadable content from PSN, others you may get on a Blu-ray media. And while the number of titles supporting stereo 3D mode on PS3 may still be much smaller than the total number of games playable in stereo 3D mode on PC, all of the games for the console give you good stereoscopic 3D support (although some may further reduce graphic detail in stereo 3D mode on the PS3). Here is a list of all the stereo 3D game titles available for the PS3 console:

1. Auditorium *
2. Batman: Arkham City
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
4. Captain America: Super Soldier
5. Cars 2: The Video Game
6. Crysis *
7. Crysis 2
8. de Blob 2: Underground
9. Dungeon Defenders *
10. Dynasty Warriors 7
11. Enslaved: Journey to the West (via PSN software update)
12. EyePet
13. The Fight: Lights Out
14. Gran Turismo 5
15. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
16. God of War: Origins Collection
17. High Velocity Bowling
18. Hustle Kings *
19. ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
20. Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao *
21. James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game
22. Killzone 3
23. MLB 11: The Show
24. Mortal Kombat
25. MotorStorm: 3D Rift *
26. MotorStorm Apocalypse
27. NBA 2K11 (via PSN software update)
28. PAIN *
29. Prince of Persia Trilogy *
30. Puzzle Dimension *
31. Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
32. Red Faction: Battlegrounds *
33. Resistance 3
34. Shaun White Skateboarding
35. SOCOM 4
36. Sonic Generations
37. The Sly Collection
38. Super Stardust HD * (via PSN software update)
39. Swords and Soldiers *
40. Tetris on PSN * (via PSN software update)
41. Thor: God of Thunder
42. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy
43. Top Darts *
44. Top Spin 4
45. TRON: Evolution
46. Tumble *
47. Virtua Tennis 4
48. WipEout HD *
49. Assassin’s Creed Revelations (expected in November)
50. EyePet & Friends (expected in November)
51. UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception (expected in November)

* Indicates it is a downloadable PSN title only

The PlayStation video store is also already offering a good 3D selection of movies, although there is still to be desired, however you should not forget the fact that the PS3 console can also play just fine Blu-ray 3D movies (there are quite a lot BD 3D movies already available with more being released quite often). The list of 3D movies available on the PlayStation video store:

1. Bolt
2. Chicken Little
3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
4. Dark Country
5. Gnomeo & Juliet
6. The Green Hornet
7. Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds
8. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
9. The Mad Magician
10. Meet the Robinsons
11. Monster House
12. Open Season
13. Piranha 3D
14. Resident Evil: Afterlife
15. Sanctum
16. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011: The 3D Experience
17. Tangled
18. TRON: Legacy

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chris K. // Oct 27, 2011 at 02:05

    Thanks for this…I’m awaiting my 3-D glasses to play my copy of Tron: Evolution (probably one of the very few games that supports 3-D and the Move controller…Will probably suck, but hey it’s Tron. ;^o )

  • 2 josh // Oct 27, 2011 at 03:05

    Even though Sly Cooper Collection is a HD remake of PS2 games, my experience with it with Nvidia 3D vision on a ACER hn274h monitor was a major let down. The 3D effect downgraded the graphics significantly. I am not sure how new PS3 games are in 3D or maybe the Sony monitor and glasses are better than 3D Vision for ps3 gaming. However I would avoid this monitor especially being that there are PC monitors that are similar in size and price that can handle 3D vision and 3d on the Ps3.

  • 3 Peter // Oct 27, 2011 at 04:03

    I have played the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (Well at least the ICO portion) and while the overall experience was good, I cranked up the in game brightness to the max and still there were a few parts that were too dark to see. I have been playing it on an Acer HN274H as well for what it matters.

    I still have to try Tumble though. Setting up the Playstation Move is a hassle though…

  • 4 josh // Oct 27, 2011 at 05:50

    @peter, you say the experience was overall good. if possible can you compare it to something like nvidia 3d vision playing batman arkham asylum? is the 3d effect anywhere near as good as something like batman aa?

  • 5 artox // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:51

    From what I’ve played on the ps3 in 3d I can say that I’ve had the best experience with Killzone 3, Stardust and GOW: origins. I’ve also played GT5, ICO&SOTC, POP Trilogy, Motorstorm 3 and 3d rift demo and WipeoutHD.
    Killzone 3 was one of the best fps games I’ve played in s-3d on any platform, the stereo effect was superb (for depth, not pop-out) and the cinematics in 3d were also awesome. Of course this comes at the price of lower res textures and reduced internal resolution (compared to the regular 3d with Killzone 3). However, the use of particle effects, depth positioned hud and setpiece moments in this game really makes it worthwhile, even if the game itself is worse than Killzone 2. GOW in 3d has been a dream of mine, ever since I’ve heard that there is a working emulator for ps2 on the pc (I abandoned all hope a long time ago). Too bad that the original GOW collection didn’t come out with stereoscopic support, but the origins psp games really deserve a chance. The stereoscopy adds immensely to the experience and it definitely makes the games worth the play in this format even by gamers, who aren’t fans of the franchise. Stardust offers a very pleasurable experience in s-3d and toyfication suits this game very much. GT5 from a visual standpoint, not a gameplay one is worse than Dirt3 for the pc with 3dvision (really ugly jagged shadows, check out some videos if you don’t believe me and lack of in-race editing of s-3d settings), however during replays it is really cool to just sit down and watch. Obviously for games like POP (with iz3d, not 3dvision) and Avatar playing on ps3 if you have a pc doesn’t add anything. Especially for pop, where they’ve upconverted the ps2 versions instead of the far superior pc versions and I can’t even tell you how much the sound sucks, I mean I literally can’t describe it, seriously you have to mute it or risk permanent hearing damage :). I have’t tried avatar on ps3, but I’ve heard that there is some major lagging. Motorstorm: Apocalypse is not bad as a stereoscopic showpiece, but as a game it’s much worse than Pacific Rift. In terms of s-3d, the version of Pacific Rift is the one I’d go with, although it looks much simpler than the original non-s-3d version.
    I can’t wait for Uncharted 3 in s-3d. You may check out 3d videos by digital foundry of the multiplayer in youtube. They look really good.

  • 6 Frédéric // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:54

    I have a Samsung 3D TV (UE46C7700) for more than one year and a PS3 for about one year.
    My first 3D game was MotorStorm: 3D Rift. I found it interesting at first but after a few minutes of play, I felt nauseous… At that time, I didn’t know if it was linked to the game ot to 3D…
    As I got the PS3 bundled with PS Move, I bought Tumble. For this game, 3D is really appropriate to estimate the depth. But the game is a bit repetitive…
    After the hacking of PSN, I got Super Stardust HD as a gift from Sony. Really impressive game in 3D ! The explosions go out of the screen. Very good game, I recommend.
    Yersterday I bought Batman: Arkham City. Not yet tested. I’m looking forward to test it…
    Concerning 3D blu-ray, I’ve seen Grand Canyon Adventure (average) and Monster House (excellent 3D).

  • 7 artox // Oct 27, 2011 at 10:59

    I forgot to mention that the biggest pro and con at the same time with s-3d on the ps3 is the lack of convergence. Pro, because if the developer did it right there is no moment in the game, where you’ll be getting bad s-3d, con – because if the developer didn’t invest into s-3d properly you won’t be getting a great effect to rival an experience on the pc.

  • 8 Fapster // Oct 27, 2011 at 15:17

    What sacrifices does PS3 have to make in order to display games in 3d? Surely it doesn’t have the power to display them at native 2D settings. Does it lower texture quality/resolution, etc?

  • 9 artox // Oct 27, 2011 at 16:01

    @Fapster – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-uncharted-3-beta-tech-analysis?page=2
    Here you can see exactly what sacrifices are needed, but the general idea is that if you have splitscreen multiplayer the quality reduction needed is overall the same as the one for playing in s-3d. This is of course is true 3d is displayed, not the Crysis 2 z-buffer trickery.

  • 10 @asianastroboy // Oct 28, 2011 at 17:31

    I’ve just had a look for 3D movies on the PS3 PlayStation Store (UK) and could not find Monster House in 2D or 3D or most the of others you have listed:

    1. Bolt – NO 2D OR 3D
    2. Chicken Little – NO 2D OR 3D
    3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – ONLY 2D
    4. Dark Country – NO 2D OR 3D
    5. Gnomeo & Juliet – 2D AND 3D!!!
    6. The Green Hornet – ONLY 2D
    7. Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds
    8. Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
    9. The Mad Magician – NO 2D OR 3D
    10. Meet the Robinsons – NO 2D OR 3D
    11. Monster House – NO 2D OR 3D
    12. Open Season – ONLY 2D
    13. Piranha 3D – NO 2D OR 3D
    14. Resident Evil: Afterlife – ONLY 2D
    15. Sanctum – ONLY 2D
    16. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011: The 3D Experience – 3D
    17. Tangled – ONLY 2D
    18. TRON: Legacy – ONLY 2D

    Did you survey the US PlayStation Store?

  • 11 Bloody // Oct 28, 2011 at 21:52

    Yes, it is possible that the not all 3D movies are available in all regions…

  • 12 Jakirby // Oct 29, 2011 at 08:44

    How do you feel about Ridge Racer 7 and NBA 2k12 as ps3 3d games. I have a Mits 65 and I love my 3d gaming and movies. Also have a Acer HN274H for pc gaming.

  • 13 Lavinia // Nov 23, 2011 at 01:43

    i have one question. If you have an Lg 47LW550T 3D tv and this is a passive 3D can you use , play games or applications, programs that are designed for an active 3D TV? Because i have tried to play a fighting game on my moove playstation and the 3D settings don’t appear ….and on the case it says that it can be used with active 3d tv, glasses etc. I want to know if with my passive 3d tv i can use stuff that is made for active 3D tvs?

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