1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 4 is a special game, not just for the PS3 but for the industry in general. It arrived in 2008 to total and widespread critical acclaim, and pushed all the boundaries of a genre that already counted itself among the best ever created on any gaming platform.
Set 5 years after Metal Gear Solid 2, Snake returns as a rapidly-ageing old man/clone and faces a fight to stop arch-enemy Liquid from world domination - a fight he must win before his own time runs out.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots trailer
With the PS3 turning five today, we've rounded up the best Sony PS3 games ever, according to our team of game-worshipping critics
We've already focused on the best games of 2012, but if it's guaranteed quality you're after you've come to the right place. Sony's exclusive games titles over the last five years have been a little hit and miss. For every spell-binding adventure-romp like Uncharted 3, we've had to sit through an overhyped snorefest like Haze.
To help you avoid this minefield of quality, and in the spirit of Sony's birthday celebrations, we've put together the five best Sony PS3 exclusives for your viewing pleasure.