Though the Sony exclusives weren't as prominent for the year of the PS3's final hurrah, the last-gen platform's mixture of downscaled next-gen offerings, multiplatform gems, and one of the best expansions we've ever played made for a fantastic year nonetheless. Dark Souls II and its incredible add-on chapters kept us satiated whilst From Software's next-gen Souls series successor, Bloodborne, lurks on the horizon. The Last of Us: Left Behind delivered an impactful expansion, in both its narrative delivery and refined enemy encounters, of what won GameSpot's 2013 PS3 Game of the Year.
South Park: The Stick of Truth surprised us by being both a fantastic South Park game and an excellent RPG in its own right, with superb writing from series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone that hit show's high notes and poked fun at games themselves. Finally, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Dragon Age: Inquisition may look better and play smoother on next-gen systems, but their PS3 iterations still delivered solid offerings of some of the year's best stealth and role-playing experiences.