PlayStation news: Fun for all the family with PS3 Essentials

Find out more about the greatest gaming experiences at the best value with PS3 Essentials.

Your PlayStation 3 is home to an amazing selection of incredible games, and now you can get even more value for your money with PS3 Essentials: a diverse range of critically-acclaimed games at pocket friendly prices. Whether you’re searching for a bargain, aiming to fill the gaps in your games collection or looking for the ideal gift, you’ll be able to find the perfect title for your needs. Here’s a look at 10 games which will liven up any family occasion.

For sports fans:Sports Champions

Grab your PlayStation Move motion controller and try your hand at Archery, Beach Volleyball, Bocce, Table Tennis, Disc Golf and Gladiator Duel. Are you good enough to take the top spot in the Champions Cup?

For dance floor divas:DanceStar Party

Pump up the volume of any social occasion with the funky moves of DanceStar Party. With an amazing track list of 40 top songs including hits from Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jessie J, you can groove to the beat and test your fancy footwork. Make sure you record your smooth moves with the PlayStation Eye camera so you can relive every step via video playback and then share your world-beating performances with the DanceStar Party community, your Facebook friends and Twitter followers.

For the young at heart:Start the Party!

This madcap game puts you in the centre of the action on your TV screen in a variety of fast paced and light-hearted party games. The whole family can get a piece of the action using the PS Move motion controller to slice, smash and swing to victory in over 20 crazy challenges, including Bug Bash, Picture This and PiƱata.

For creative minds:LittleBigPlanet

Journey with Sackboy through the wonderful world of the Creator Curators to explore the inventive landscapes of LittleBigPlanet. Then build your own levels by cleverly combining stickers, decorations, springs, elastic, metal, cardboard, string, sponge and many more materials – glue them all together then upload your level via PlayStation Network to share it with the world… or play someone else’s level and rate their creativity.

For racing fans:ModNation Racers

If creating your own games in LittleBigPlanet has inspired you, ModNation Racers is the perfect way to spice things up even more with the ability to build your own karts, tracks and characters and race them online. You can also share your masterpieces via PlayStation Network so everybody can enjoy your spark of genius, or you can get some friends around to have a race in the local multiplayer modes – it’s all par for the course in ModNation Racers.

For those in need of a good workout:Move Fitness

How about a little fitness kick? Grab two PS Move motion controllers and step into your own high-tech gym without leaving the comfort of your home. Work out to a personalised training programme, burn calories and get into shape with exercises including jump squats, sparring and dodgeball.

For brave little soldiers:Medieval Moves

Prince Deadmund desperately needs your help – his castle has been overrun by the evil Morgrimm and his skeleton army, so pick up your PlayStation Move motion controller and wield it as a mighty sword, explosive dynamite or pinpoint bow and arrow to defeat Morgrimm’s troops and save the kingdom. And if your courage falters, team up with a friend in co-operative battles via PlayStation Network.

For animal lovers:EyePet & Friends

EyePet & Friends is a refreshingly different type of game where you nurture and play with two cheeky EyePets who materialise in your living room using the magic of the PlayStation Eye camera. Use the motion controller to create and customise EyePet toys, outfits and more, and then share your furry friend’s adventures via PlayStation Network.

For the thrill seekers:MotorStorm

Go off-road in a variety of vehicles, including agile motocross bikes, rugged ATVs, powerful racing trucks, lightning-quick rally cars, sturdy mudpluggers and unstoppable big rigs in the craziest festival on earth.

For space explorers:Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

Massive weapons, awesome gadgets, dastardly villains and intergalactic adventures are all in a day’s work for Ratchet and Clank, so strap yourself in for an unforgettable space-bound voyage to the Polaris galaxy at the end of the universe…

These are just a few of the games in the PS3 Essentials range – there are even more unmissable titles at a great price to get your hands on. Which one will you get next? Head out to your nearest shop or online to PlayStation Store and snap up a bargain now.

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