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The best PS3 games that disappeared from the PlayStation Store and that you can enjoy from Xbox Series with greater advantages

That Sony has backed down with the final closure of the PlayStation Store on old consoles, does not mean that in all these years many games have not disappeared. In fact, it is surprising to discover that badges such as Gran Turismo 5 or Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception have long since vanished from PSN.

To avoid scares, or simply to offer another alternative, here are the best PS3 games that are no longer on the PlayStation Store and that are also backwards compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series. Because you have to bet on the conservation of the environment and if it is with performance improvements , welcome.

Backward compatible … with remastering on PS4

Before going fully with the PS3 classics that you can enjoy more comfortably and with better appearance than ever from the Xbox Series, we must make a small paragraph to mention those that were removed from the PlayStation Store , but that have later remastering for PS4, like the RPG Dark Souls. Ironically , Demon’s Souls is still available on the PS3 Store, without forgetting, of course, its recent remake for PS5, also called Demon’s Souls.

There are not many more notable cases that are both backward compatible and have remastered for PS4, having Burnout Paradise in open world driving tasks and already Ghostsbusters: The Videogame, which is still the best Ghostbusters game, by far from it. rest. And one more: Star Ocean: The Last Hope, which was a temporary Xbox 360 exclusive.

Role-playing video games of more than proven quality

With the purchase of Bethesda by Microsoft, Xbox Game Pass users now have a very special incentive, by increasing the Bethesda catalog in this subscription service. And this includes heavyweights from the likes of Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Yes, these three disappeared from the PlayStation Store a while ago and are backwards compatible on Xbox .

It goes without saying that with those three you have a game for months, but if you are wanting one more title, it should be remembered that Final Fantasy XIII (the only one in the trilogy that was withdrawn from the PS3 digital store) is backward compatible. The whole trilogy is .

Old school shots with current airs

Moving on to shooters there is a significant contrast , seeing a classic like Unreal Tournament III, whose fame plummeted by the landing of Gears of War (also from Epic Games) a year earlier, share backward compatibility with Call of Duty: World at War. , one of the forgotten of the Second World War .

It goes without saying that we also have two action games (with a lot of shooting) in the open world, such as Far Cry 2 and RAGE. And the truth is that they earn many integers with backward compatibility , wanting to give them another chance in case they passed us in their day. In fact, Far Cry 2 is more realistic than Far Cry 5.

Action seasoned with good doses of adventure

A most disturbing fact : all PS3 Silent Hills disappeared long ago from the PlayStation Store. Luckily, they are backwards compatible on Xbox, despite the fact that the only one that is still available in the digital store is Silent Hill HD Collection for 29.99 euros. But if we keep the physical copies (or buy them digitally before they are retired) of Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Homecoming, we will be able to play them without problems on Xbox One or Xbox Series. So perfect.

Another that was withdrawn from the digital market was Shadows of the Damned, which is also backward compatible. And the truth is that it is not bad at all if the dark theme goes with a pinch of extravagance in between. Although if you are looking for the exaggeration made video game, you can freak out with the huge Asura’s Wrath.

For lack of styles it will not be, of course. If you are a fan of metal and pay homage to figures like DIO, Ozzy Osbourne or Lemmy Kilmister, Brütal Legend is your choice. Apart from that with Jack Black as the master of the show. And if you want to embody the bad guy, nothing better than Overlord and Overlord II, which are like an infernal Pikmin.

It is surprising, on the other hand, that neither the 2008 Prince of Persia nor Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands are available on the PlayStation Store for PS3. Of course, you can also enjoy them again from your Xbox One or Xbox Series, so great.

And be very careful with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, which still seems like a jewel to claim from the Ninja Theory studio, now owned by Xbox Game Studios.

Combo: driving, sports, fighting and strategy

As for the rest of the genres, without a doubt the one that has surprised me the most in its second review, now from Xbox Series, is Driver: San Francisco. A risky game, where Ubisoft opted for Shift mode to “get out” of our body and “steal” any vehicle in the city to continue driving without losing the dynamism of the game. Now thanks to the Xbox Series SSD it goes smoothly .

Without leaving the driving genre, we also have rally ration with DiRT 3 and DiRT Showdown, two curiously different proposals, the second being more in the style of Destruction Derby or the recent Wreckfest. What if we change the wheels of the cars for those of a skateboard? That we have Skate and Skate 3 as retrocompables that have won many integers in recent years.

Already in battle we have Tekken 6, which despite being one of the least prominent of the Iron Fist Tournament, disappeared from PS3 and is backwards compatible on Xbox. While in strategy there is the accessible, but addictive, Civilization Revolution.

And a small helping of classics from the 80s and 90s

Finally, in relation to the disappeared classics of PS3 in PlayStation Store and that are backward compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series, two in particular stand out, the first of them being the fireproof Earthworm Jim in its update of 2010 by Gameloft. A tough nut to crack but extremely original.

The other belongs to the Midway Arcade Origins collection, where historical figures such as Gauntlet, Rampage, Smash TV or Super Off Road, among others, come together. Here you will not notice any technical improvement, but they are part of the history of the video game and you should know them and, above all, be able to play them on current systems, go.

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