Best Downloadable PS3 games
Sony's PlayStation platform is in a good place right now, with the PlayStation 4 having a solid lead over the competition and the PlayStation 3 still going strong. Sony's decision to reach out to independent developers and help them to bring their games to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita is a big reason those platforms have a wide variety of content. AAA games may be a console's meat, but indies offer up the veggies. They're a part of a healthy console lineup.
So, I've taken it upon myself to find some of the best indie games on PlayStation Network. The smaller games you can play in-between your Skyrims, GTAs, and Assassin's Creeds. Don't cry for your hero, gentle readers, because in the end I do it all for you.
As pointed out by the readers, I missed a few games in the original list. The first one up is Spelunky, the rogue-like platformer that grabbed the hearts and minds of players everywhere. The controls and basic mechanics are simple, but the challenge comes in the randomly-generated caves you explore. How you get to the end of each cave is up to you and every one is full of traps and monsters hoping to end your run. Spelunky is painfully-hard, but that's why you'll feel that since of triumph when you do slightly better than your last run.
Super Stardust HD/Delta
$9.99 (PS3, PS Vita) Cross-Buy
This is essentially two different versions of the same title, with HD being the PS3 version and Delta being an improved port with Vita-specific features. Either way, Super Stardust remains one of the best PlayStation-only gaming experiences. It's a twin-stick shooter that puts you in orbit of a planet, one you must protect from incoming obstacles. Super Stardust is fast, bright, and plays perfectly; it's a game that relies on perfect execution, not wild innovation.