Weekend Debate: What’s left on your current-gen bucket list? (update)

The Weekend Debate

UPDATE: Wow. Really busy debate this week! I dread to think how long the combined backlog on display here would take to wipe out. Anyway, without further ado, here are this week’s 10 lucky winners: Nightmare966, TVR-77, Golwar, toxic-inferno, DEKOWOLF, TheGlennsta, Zankes, XisTG, sjecollins and Elisq. Congratulations. Look out for a PM to your account on the official forums.

ORIGINAL STORY: So, by my count, we’ve got seven weeks left until PS4 arrives. Ready? I know I’m not. I’ve got an enormous PS3 backlog to plough through before my shiny new next-gen machine takes up residence beneath my TV. Rayman Legends, GTA5, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, BEYOND: Two Souls… the list goes on. And that’s before I even consider mopping up trophies on games I’ve already polished off. Quite frankly, it’s scary.

Your debate topic then: what do you still want to do on your PS3 before PS4 arrives?

What games have you got left to finish? Which Platinums do you need to pick up? Is there a title you’re waiting to play – say, Dark Souls 2 – before you dive into next gen? Let us know below.

As a reward for your efforts, I’m going to go and make that backlog even less manageable. I’ve got a super-limited edition media kit for BEYOND: Two Souls to offer to the 10 most entertaining and/or thoughtful responses, featuring a copy of the game, an animation cell and a lavish hardback art book in a deluxe sleeve. Best Weekend Debate giveaway ever? Best Weekend Debate giveaway ever. Good luck!

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turbogeek421 11 October, 2013 @ 5:03 pm   1

I do monthly gaming backlog updates, quite a few games on my list! Thanks Playstation Plus!


Gotta get platinum on GTA V and on Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD. I’m getting the Killzone camera PS4 bundle with 5 launch games but that don’t mean i’ve forgotten my PS3! Final Fantasy X HD Yeah!!!

mannyonthemoon 11 October, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   3

hurm…mainly psplus titles but there is still room for ico, assassins creed brotherhood and yakuza 4!

V00D00CHARL1E 11 October, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   4

I have a huge pile of shame, topped off by Bioshock Infinite and the Assassins Creed games starting from Brotherhood. I really need to finish those before I get AC4 on PS4.

Here the complete list:-

Ni No Kuni
Crysis 3
Yakuza 4
Alice Madness Returns + Alice
Aliens Colonial Marines
Darksiders 2
Dead Island GOTY
Splinter Cell HD
Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Splinter Cell Double Agent
Everybodys Golf
Saints Row 2
Medal of Honor Frontline
Retro City Rampage
Beyond Good & Evil
OddWorld Strangers Wrath
Under Siege
Penny Arcade 1
Penny Arcade 2
Deus Ex
Just Cause
3D Dot Game Heros
ICO and SotC Collection

Yes, thats right, Haze and Lair are on there too ๐Ÿ™

ePiCaL-n00b 11 October, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   5

I Want To Capture The Beyond: Two Souls Story As A Live Playthrough For Youtube And Do It Afew Times!


I actually got round to playing The Puppeteer demo yesterday and I absolutely fell madly in love with it. Just made me sad to think that I’ve had Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 4, and indeed a PS4, on pre-order for most of the year now, yet such an enjoyable and pleasant game like Puppeteer, which is refreshingly original to boot, totally fell under my radar.

Needless to say I’ve ordered it from Amazon for the absolute BARGAIN price of ยฃ25, and look forward to immersing myself in it until November 29th. It’s so nice to come away from the end of a console generation and feel so pleasingly enamoured with an orginal, rejuvenating experience amongst all the other hard-hitters like Last of Us and GTA V. Can’t wait to see what the PS4 has six years down the line ๐Ÿ™‚

trickydisko 11 October, 2013 @ 5:06 pm   7

I’d like to say Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD, but they’re last-generation games and I’m not sure they’ll be available to play before the PS4 launches!

Jimster-71 11 October, 2013 @ 5:07 pm   8

Since I can’t afford a PS4, I’ll probably be catching up on the games I have missed such as Tomb Raider, Heavy Rain and Rayman Legends. I’m also hoping that the excellent Playstation Plus will continue to provide great titles to keep me busy for a while.


Infamous 2
Resistance 3
Killzone Mercenary
GTA Online
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Okami HD
Batman Arkham City

I don’t think I have enough time….


I can’t wait to pick up Remember Me and Metal Gear Solid: Rising when they come out on PS+ for a start. Then there’s Beyond: Two Souls, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (when it comes out), Rain and Grand Theft Auto V still to play.

Because of all these, it’s looking like it might be a while before I can justify getting a PS4 and in some ways, there’s nothing worse than having a backlog of films/books/games to get into as you can never find the time. I also figure that there will be a great selection to choose from by the time I do get round to the PS4, upon which time the backlog will start all over again! ๐Ÿ˜€


I’ve got quite a lot on my list. But Dishonored stands out. I hear wonderfull things about it, even now with the release of the GOTY, but although I have my copy for months now I never got around playing it. It was a matter of finding the right time to dive in, as I can imagine it’s quite an immersive game, but other titles or (worse) work always filled my planning…

I’m picking up a PS4 on launch, so I’m not sure I will get around to Dishonored before that now the holiday season craze has started with a musthave every two weeks or so. But it’s not that my PS3 goes in a box when the PS4 arrives. As I’m moving together with my girlfriend coming december, the plan is to use the PS3 in the living room as casual gaming machine and blu ray player, while the PS4 takes up the game room spot. I’m sure Dishonored will see some action eventually.

That said, isn’t Beyond quite the ideal game to play with your girlfriend in a newly furbished living room?

stevie_aye 11 October, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   12

Just Batman Arkham Origins for me then on to ps4

huffytonge 11 October, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   13

For me im now done. Beyond:Two Souls is the last game i will have bought of this Generation and for my PS3. Giving me three final games to finish before the PS4 is finally released. Beyond, Puppeteer and ofc GTAV which has just sucked up any free gaming time that i have.

Roll on the PS4 now though. Killzone, AC4, Watch Dogs, Theif and all the Indie games my wallet can stretch for.

TheVolloxx- 11 October, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   14

Too many to count , I have over 20 Unplayed games and 20 unfinished , i will never be able to catch up with my backlog ๐Ÿ™


Well, first of all – thanks to PS+, playing all games that I didn’t have time for earlier is so much easier : )

But I don’t really have a problem with switching to PS4, because, well, I’m not getting rid of my PS3. I still want to play new God of War and Beyond (hatters gonna hat, I love David Cage :P), and Dark Souls 2 next year and new Castlevania. Lots of titles. Oh, god, and Ni No Kuni! I hope it will land in PS+ some time next year.

So many games, now just to find the time…

Even with my PS4 pre-ordered theres no way im done with PS3, i have a ridiculous amount of games still to play, like Puppeteer, BEYOND, Dark souls 2, batman origins…etc. I think i have about 70 games still factory sealed to be played.
Oh and btw, how would we leave PS3 when we keep getting amazing free games on PSPLUS every month? I think i have about 20 games i still need to play that i got FREE on PSPLUS.

So yeah, PS3 will look great right next to its younger brother PS4. Its not going anywhere soon!

Stonesthrow 11 October, 2013 @ 5:12 pm   17

Heh, that’s funny.. Recently I was just saying to my mom, after having finished Beyond, that this was the last real good game that released for me on ps3..
Now it’ll be a painful wait for ps4 although I imagine GTA online will help me through. As for backlog, All stars and LBP karting really deserve some more of my attention, and Bioshock infiniten Hitman and God of war Ascension a second playthrough. Still have to finish Sly cooper and most of Dead space 3 too. And a whole bunch of the PS2 collections I still have to start, but that’s mostly for nostalgia so no rush..


I want to take my PS3 and Vita and bash with them the head of the russian department’s director. Because of that bastard Sony support in Russia is even worse now than in New Zealand, and since we don’t get about half the games anyway, guess I’ll go with Xbox One next time.


I’m actually waiting on my copy of beyond two souls to arrive (probably Monday) and its really hard to avoid all the spoiler images on every game site ๐Ÿ™

So, in conclusion I don’t need to win but I do need some sort of router add on that filters out anything with the word beyond in it ๐Ÿ˜›

Is a total bucket list game for me – killzone bundle ps4 preordered baby


After near-enough finishing GTA V, it’s all about Rayman Legends. I hope the franchise continues onto next-gen consoles!

Stonesthrow 11 October, 2013 @ 5:13 pm   21

Oh yea and still gotta get Rain and Puppeteer..

Nightmare966 11 October, 2013 @ 5:14 pm   22

Oh, that’s a long list, let’s see… Since I got my (first) PS3 in 2008, and I didn’t/don’t have much money, over the years there are MANY games I’ve not been able to complete yet, and some I just got. So, as of today, I’ve still to touch (in full game form, because demos are GOOD!)…

-Ratchet and Clank Future (with the exception of QftB).
-Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (good timing on releasing the Collection? Perhaps).
-Rayman Legends

Then the yet to come list (and surely to grow)…:
-Lords of Shadow 2
-AC Liberation HD
-Batman: Arkham Origins (although this one’s fully pre-ordered).

With, if able, Heavy Rain and Beyond. And ACIV being an undecided one.

And that’s because among sales and re-releases I’ve been able to grab this 2013:
-Batman: Arkham Asylum
-Devil May Cry 4 (This was a pending one ever since 2008)

And I’m thankful I was able to do. Thankfully I’ve been able to get all my other titles in time one way or another.

Of course I’m not counting PS Plus here. That’s another whole thing ๐Ÿ˜›


Batman Arkham Origins has me really excited. New developers, new voice actors and a different villains. Batman has proved himself to be be of the most badass characters in any universe, ever, and experiencing that again is making me drool.

Beyond: Two Souls also looks intriguing. Heavy Rain was such an awesome and unique game, so that is enough of a reason for me to want BTS.

The other titles I still haven’t played that I want to is GOW: Ascension and MGR: Revengeance. Luckily, MGR sorted itself out with ps+ (thanks!), but GOW I have yet to pick up.


I’ve got the PS+ games to try and finish. But as we know that is impossible as new games gets added all the time ;). But I will try to finish Far Cry 3. But as of right now I will be saving my money for PS4 games(still buying psvita games doh)but I think I can survive with PS+.I mean the list just grew with Remember ME and Metal Gear Revengece.


A bucket list for PS3. I really don’t have one; not only because of the (frankly brilliant) PS+ service which has seen my game collection double, or even treble in size – most of which are sat there saying “Daddddyyyyy, play me” – but there are so many quality games coming out soon that I just absolutely NEED to buy/download/play – not least of all Arkham Origins and Arkham Origins: Blackgate, Beyond: Two Souls, and eventually Metal Gear Solid V!!

But if there is (TWO) games that are out currently that I feel I owe it to myself to play, it’s easily “Unfinished Swan” and “Journey”.

I’ve not got around to buying them yet (I will, I promise!) but I am so excited to load them up, and see the beauty and imagination come alive right in front of my eyes. The amount of good things I’ve heard about both games, coupled with the few gameplay clips I’ve watched, make my mouth drool at the prospect.

If they were sugar coated donuts, I’d eat them.

allhailmaximus 11 October, 2013 @ 5:17 pm   26

I have to pretend to be BATMAN in Batman: Arkham Origins. Gotta get V stars as many times as possible in GTA V. Have to continue playing The Last Of Us. Gran Turismo is coming up as well as many more! 7 weeks til I get my PS4, I don’t know how I will find time to play all of these games and socialize, but who needs friends when you have PlayStation!

Alvena123 11 October, 2013 @ 5:17 pm   27

Ow lord, like almost all people here I’d say I have way too many games left to still play-.- It’s all because of that bastard ‘Real Life’ with all it’s responsibilities and that nonsense!
I have a massive amount of ps plus games left and then: Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Dead Island, Cross Edge, Final Fantasy X-2 and some games I bought on psn and haven’t even got around to playing.

Best thing about the backlog is that it has an educational purpose for me! Recently moved from the NL to Finland and there’s a lot of games with Finnish subtitles (makes me replay Uncharted and Sly Cooper regularly). Thanks Sony!!!

P.s. I have also been diagnosed with 100%endites, so clearing my backlog will really take forever ;O (you won’t hear me complain though:))


for me its the last of us.

i have had it sitting since the month after it came out and due to the kids i have just not had the time to immerse myself in it the way i think it deserves, i seem to be getting more time to game so i should hopefully make a start on it soon.

i was going to say gta but im actually going to put that on the backburner for a while due to the fact my ps4 will have watch dogs so i dont want to burn myself out on that style of game.

however i will be happy to make beyond my last platinum before the ps4 launches ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have to get the 3 remaning FarCry3 co-op trophies to get a platinum then finish The Last of us on hard mode, uncharted 2 on hard and crushing, BioShock on the hardest mode and maybe finish the two games my friend gave me to play. Watchdogs looks dope so maybe *fingers crossed* I will buy it. That’s all for this year


My current gen bucket list has a few items on the list, mainly get one last Platinum to round my count up to 30 to give myself a good launch into the PS4 era. There are many PS+ games that I wish to complete as well such as Stealth Inc.

But alas, PS3 will live on for some time after PS4’s arrival so we all have plenty of time to get our lists fully checked off and sorted even after we are busy playing Driveclub ๐Ÿ™‚

PARAN0ID_PANDA3 11 October, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   31

Only have kingdom hearts 1.5 to complete (let’s not talk about the amount of games from ps+) but since I’m getting an xbox one next gen I will have kingdom hearts as my last platinum

won2winit 11 October, 2013 @ 5:22 pm   32

I dont have a bucket list of games to complete, its more a skip list many due to PS+ but at least my dark winter nights are sorted


My current gen game takes me all the way back to the last gen! Final Fantasy X is a game which I never got around to play on PS2. So a few years a go I thought I would try and finish it but the HD collection was shown off! So I waited, and waited and waited. But it will be worth it! So 2 generation later and I might tick this one off the bucket list! ๐Ÿ˜€

megahertz 11 October, 2013 @ 5:27 pm   34

Just sold everything, ps3, all the call of duty games from CoD 4 modern warfare to black ops 2, all the extras that PlayStation brought out for the 3. Total of 15 games. Give up on the gaming larck. Need a lot of convincing to get me back.
I’d say my bucket list needs style,power and a lot of games. But hey that’ll never happen. ๐Ÿ˜‰

almondo84 11 October, 2013 @ 5:32 pm   35

At the moment playing Splinter Cell Blacklist…

infamous 2
Mass Effect 3
Metal Gear Rising
Dead Space 3
Crysis 3

There’s about 10 more in the pile too ๐Ÿ™‚


The list of things I need to do before the PS4 is getting ever bigger, I have an insane backlog of games that simply won’t go away, some of them older than others. I’m yet to play any of the Bioshock franchise, despite being recommended by so many, and not forgetting the fact I’ve got Bioshock 2 installed on my HDD. I also want to finally get around to buying and playing Heavy Rain, and hopefully Beyond if I can scrape enough money together. I am also ashamed to say that I’ve yet to play MGS4, which I may have to do taking next months PS+ games into account.
On top of that, I’ve got a huge list of games I’m half way through and would love to get round to finishing. Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3, Borderlands 2 and Dragons Dogma to name just a few.
Finally, as a bit of a trophy hoarder, there are a selection of great games I’d just love to get the platinum trophy for, The Last of Us, GTAV and Uncharted 3 should I ever get the chance.
Added to this the time I’ll spend on the ever growing array of Vita games, and remembering that I’ve not even started the addictive looking GTA Online yet, I’m starting to give up hope that I’ll ever check every box on my list, and may have to simply start a fresh at Christmas time.

lianplay_1985 11 October, 2013 @ 5:34 pm   37

Probably want to play some of the #PS3 classics such as God of War 3 and GTA 4/5 as well as Heavy Rain, also to fill my trophies and develop more in higher difficulties

Paquete89 11 October, 2013 @ 5:42 pm   38

This November I’ll have the most important exam in my life and I’ve been studying for it since December (yes, you read that right).One of the biggest sacrificies I had to make was spending a little time a part from my beloved ps3 :'( Having to skip some of the biggest games of this generation has been killing me like you wouldn’t believe! So, what’s on the top of my to-do list for December: saying farewell to my good old friend, the ps3!
First I’ll go on vacations to Los Santos, see what kind of risky endeavours those 3 tough guys are getting into and explore everything, from the deep oceans to the tall mountains (creating some mayhem along the ride). Then I want to see if I have what it takes to be The Last of Us and fight all the evil fungus the genius minds at Naughty Dog throw at me! (And the only thing I love/hate more than zombies are fungus!) I’ll need to relax and catch my breath after, and what better way to do it than to lose myself in the life journey of Jodie and Aiden (I heard it is Beyond amazing!). If I have the time I’ll use my skyhook to travel trough the skies of Columbia, getting back on my couch just in time for the arrival of my brand new PS4!

mavericks_786 11 October, 2013 @ 5:44 pm   39

I have no idea why I haven’t got round to playing uncharted 3 as I brought it new and it’s still waiting. I guess it’s because I don’t want it to end or know it will be amazing. Other games are infamous, and spec ops the line, which I’ve heard has a great plot


My backlog is mostly awesome PSPlus games!
I’m currently working on Far Cry 3, Catherine and Dragon’s Dogma DA.

I have Dark Souls II Collector’s Edition preordered as well as the Dark Souls Design Works due next month for my birthday! I thought DaSII would be my last PS3 game but now that Drakengard 3 has been announced for the West, that will probably be my last PS3 game, God rest it’s poor 500GBHD!

As for platinums, I don’t actively go for them unless I’ve finished a game and have enjoyed it enough and am close enough to get it. I’m currently working on the Zone of the Enders HD Collection… think I may be able to bring home the plat for that!
I also only need a quick run through Dishonored for the platinum and with the new GotY edition announced I’ll probably do that soon!


I have still to play(& want to 100% complete them to) – Every PS1 game & every PS2 game & every PS3 game before the PS4 comes out next month…ONLY JOKING!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
My real game list is(left to play for me) – Beyond + TLoU(Yep i am ashamed to say it i still not got it yet) + GT5 + R&C:N + Batman:AO. But i am not going to rush them & still play my PS3 & future PS4 side by side erm no at the same time tho ๐Ÿ˜€ THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS;)


Oh man… to my shame, my backlog stretches back to the three titles I got in the Day 1 bundle with my 60GB PS3 – Genji, Resistance and Motorstorm. I got close on Genji and Motorstorm before considering them “done”, i.e. I had shinier games to consign to my backlog, like Heavenly Sword, Fallout 3, Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV, Uncharted 2&3, Heavy Rain, Assassin’s Creed 3… I have completed some games, really I have. Book of Spells counts right?
I am planning something of an overlap, PS4 is on pre-order and will be target platform for Watch_Dogs and AC4, but I do intend to keep gaming on the PS3, and get through those already mentioned along with Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, The Last of Us. Really the list is too long for me to consider stretching to getting Platinum on anything, unless by accident rather than design.

Solid_Snake1987 11 October, 2013 @ 5:53 pm   43

Bucket lists for this gen? Well here’s what I still have left…

– Sky dive (GTA V)
– Expand my horizons (Journey)
– Go on safari (Far Cry 3)
– Find true love (Catherine)
– Experience zero gravity (Dead Space 3)
– Travel to Japan (Yakuza 4)
– Learn to drive (GT6)
– Look down on the world from above the clouds (Bioshock Infinite)
– …Give blood (Castlevania)

With me buying myself a few joblots of ps3 games on ebay in the past aswell as being a playstation plus subscriber, my list of games had got to the point of “when am I ever going to be able to play these”. Add to that the annual titles of call of duty and fifa, there just didn’t seem enough hours in the day to play them.

Luckily, or unluckily, however you may view it, my plus subscription ran out this month, so my list of games to play has decreased dramatically.

I’m currently working towards the platinum of Uncharted 3. After that i’m going to play what people may view as it’s predecessor in Tomb Raider Underworld. Fallout 3 is another title i’m looking forward to playing. Unfortunately due to this backlog of games, i’ve stopped myself from buying much anticipated titles such as GTA V, or The Last Of Us.

I’m most likely going to hold off getting a PS4 until christmas, so that then gives me enough time to finish the above games. Wish me luck!

doomsday619 11 October, 2013 @ 5:54 pm   45

100% GTA V so i can see these UFO’s for myself and hopefully figure out the mystery of Mount Chillard. I know the online portion of this game has been rocky but the amount that is in the main game keeps calling me back.
Oh and complete Beyond Two Souls got it today and been on it for hours such and amazing game why it got such mixed reviews messes my head up for people that have listened and cancelled because of the low scoring reviews i suggest playing it yourself you wont be dissapointed what an amazing game to finish off this generation. I would love even though i have got to win this comp as the stuff i would keep but the game i would give to a family member who has turned his nose up after reading reviews *silly man* for an xmas present that way he will have to play it.

JD_LloydLewis 11 October, 2013 @ 5:54 pm   46

I still need to pick up The Last of Us and Soul Sacrifice! But everytime I am about to buy it something interesting pops up on PS Plus! I’m engrossed in Dragon’s Dogma at the minute do won’t be getting around to purchasing them yet and now Metal Gear Rising has been announced! I’m never going to get to play these games with PS Plus being this good!

Alex-1124 11 October, 2013 @ 5:56 pm   47

Admittedly there’s a lot, you know the usual annual Q4 AAA games, huge backlogs and getting those shiny platinums, I want them all but this fall I’m prioritising the PS4 and hoping for ports of the big Q4 PS3 games, if not I can always go back sometime in the new year and pick them up.

The last PS3 game I plan on buying is Rachet and Clank: Nexus. I love those games and I feel like Insomniac have had a bit of a bad year so I’m giving them all my support even if they are making an exclusive title for the darkside :P.

Until then it’s getting through/platinuming my backlog (aka PS+ :)) and playing all those wonderful indie titles on the Vita.


Ah, massive backlog but will probably go for platinum on Beyond, and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD.
I still have some older Classics to get through Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have been on my list for years hopefully with the help of remote play I can get through them.
I am also looking forward to finishing the Wonderbook games with my son. My ps3 has definately earnt its place in the living room.
I am going to be holding on to my ps3 for sometime at the very least to clear my ps plus backlog. Oh and I still need to play mgs4 with trophies! Oh and I’m missing one platinum from Uncharted series.
If I wasn’t so excited for ps4 I could probably wait another year at least with just ps3 and vita.

moonie131 11 October, 2013 @ 6:00 pm   49

What I need to do is play through all my old favourite games. Uncharted, heavy rain, the last of us, the list goes on. I need to do this because I may not play some of the ever again, or at least bit for a long time. I’m not fussed about getting every single trophy in every game, I just want to experience them all again. The stories. The gameplay. The countless hours of fun I’ve had since I opened it up on Christmas morning 6 years ago.

I also need to play Beyond: Two Souls. One last amazing game seems fitting.

VenomousAlbino 11 October, 2013 @ 6:00 pm   50

I have SO much on my PS3 bucket list it’s not even funny; Beyond, Bioshock Infinite, Disgaea D2, DmC, Kingdom Hearts HD, LA Noire, Max Payne 3, Ni no Kuni, Portal 2, Puppeteer, Resistance 2, Resistance 3, Splinter Cell Blacklist… not to mention all the PS+ games I keep downloading and the stuff that’s yet to come out.

As excited as I am for PS4 – and believe me, I am more than a little bit excited – it’s going to have to wait a good long while. There’s no way I’m jumping on board the next gen without fully exhausting the brilliant games of this gen first.

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