The PlayStation 3 has had an incredible year. New exclusives like Ni no Kuni and The Last of Us are some of the best games the system has to offer, and Sony has spoiled Plus subscribers rotten. Best of all, amazing games like Gran Turismo 6 are still on the way. If you still find yourself stumped over what to get a PS3 owner, you can't go wrong with anything on this list.
3-month PlayStation Plus Membership
A PlayStation Plus subscription is the kind of gift that keeps on giving. Recipients will instantly be able to download a solid collection of games, and they'll receive new titles every week. Each PlayStation Store update feels like Christmas! Best of all, they can continue to use their subscription if they upgrade to a PlayStation 4.
DualShock 3 Charging Station
Once you have a DualShock 3 charging station, it's hard to imagine how you ever lived without one. This sleek station will make sure controllers are always charged and ready to go. It also allows you to put your controllers on display instead of shoving them in a corner. There are a number of controller chargers on the market, and this one's the absolute best.
The Avenger Elite Controller Adapter
If a friend or family member is obsessed with online multiplayer, the Avenger Elite controller adapter can really give them an edge. It may look like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it's specifically designed to improve the user's PS3 gaming skills. This will give the user lightning fast reaction times without cheating. They won't be able to thank you enough when their K/D ratio starts to rise.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection
Know someone who can't wait for Metal Gear Solid 5? This amazing collection should help tide them over. It includes every one of Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear titles along with a very nice selection of bonus content. It's an absolute steal for the price, and could keep any gamer busy for months on end.
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
Because Disgaea D2 was released just a few days before Pokémon X and Y, many long-time fans of the series neglected to pick it up. That's a shame, because it stars the franchise's most beloved characters — Flonne, Laharl and Etna. It also features exciting new gameplay mechanics like monster riding and character promotions. Anyone who's ever enjoyed a Disgaea game will love receiving this title.
Puppeteer is one of the most beautiful and original titles in the PS3's library. The constantly changing visuals range from charming to absolutely gorgeous, and the platforming offers a surprising amount of challenge. It's the kind of game you can play again and again, and it's a terrific gift for gamers of all ages.
God of War: Ascension
Now's the perfect time to grab God of War: Ascension. Its $30 price tag should make the game appealing to anyone who didn't pick it up when it was first released. The multiplayer has been improved, and there have been some great deals on the game's DLC. If you know someone who's craving a good hack-n-slash experience, consider sticking this in their stocking.
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
The wonderfully weird Deadly Premonition is both fascinating and immersive, spooky and laugh out loud funny. The new director's cut gives PlayStation owners their first chance to play the cult classic. It also includes a laundry list of improvements. Everything from the graphics and the controls has been refined, and the additional scenarios definitely add to the experience. If someone on your shopping list loves Twin Peaks or horror comedies, they'll have a blast with this game.
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
The newest Rachet & Clank game won't win the series any new fans, but it'll definitely please those who loved past titles. The script is sharp, the gameplay is as good as ever, and the new gadgets make things really fun. At $30, it's a great bargain, and the included voucher for Quest for Booty really sweetens the pot.
Be sure to check out all of the other awesome gifts, games and consoles in GameZone's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Gamers (Click on the image below).