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Jul 11, 2008





The PlayStation 3 was designed to have little to no region lock capabilities. 99% of all foreign PlayStation 3 titles can be played on your local region PS3 with no difficulties.


  • High and Standard Definition TV resolutions
    If your PlayStation 3 is connected by HDMI to an HDTV then you can skip this rule.

    The PlayStation 3 may have near 100% region freedom for its Blu-ray selection but there is one minor restriction that may prevent you from playing your new game: SDTV resolutions. If you play on an SDTV (or certain HDTVs not operating on HDMI connection) and plan to import a game from Europe/Australia, then you should be very careful before doing so. The PlayStation 3 has a built-in system that prevents users from playing certain games if the default resolution of the game is one that the TV in your home region does not actually support.

    "Standard definition" in Europe is 576i while North America and Japan's are 480i.

    If you attempt to play a standard definition European game on a North American/Japanese PS3 through an SDTV/non-HDMI video hookup, the PS3 will not be able to display the game and prevent you from running it. A popular example of a PAL PlayStation 3 game operating on 576i is the European Blu-ray release of SIREN: Blood Curse.

  • A list of region locked PlayStation 3 games
    • Persona 4: Arena




.hack//Sekai no Mukou ni + Versus
Trailer
Description: Welcome back to The World! From the people behind Naruto: Ultimate Ninja bring you this fast paced, exciting 3D anime fighting game based on Bandai Namco's popular .hack JRPG franchise! Choose one of many different newcomers or mainstays and hack it out across a variety of different offline and online battle modes, or take a break and watch the full length CG movie "Sekai no Mukou ni" included with every copy!
Language: Japanese (Character Data/Move List)
Trophies: Yes (Trophy guide with some English translations)
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generations
Trailer
Description: Banpresto's famous Super Robot Wars franchise finally arrives on the PlayStation 3 with the newest installment of the Original Generations series! Continue the adventures of Team SRX in this sequel to the Original Generations GBA games with full HD graphics, voice acting, high-res anime cut-in attacks, and all the SRPG style gameplay you can handle.
Language: Japanese (Translation Guide, FAQ + Wiki)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Another Century's Episode R
Trailer
Description: From Software's long running flashy anime mecha crossover action series returns featuring dozens of robots and characters from dozens of your favorite anime series. Gundam, Macross, Code Geass, Super Robot Wars OG, and more headline ACER's story mode, which attempts to cross-breed Armored Core and Zone of the Enders with its own brand of high speed robot action combat.
Language: Japanese (Translation Guide)
Trophies: Yes (Guide)
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara 1
Trailer
Description: This special Japanese retail re-release of the classic D&D side-scrolling arcade Dungeons & Dragons beat-em-ups "Tower of Doom" and "Shadow of Mystara" was created by actual team members of the original along with Capcom to create a true arcade purist's version, different from the Western PSN port from Iron Galaxy with new features like clone characters and color edit.
Language: Japanese (Guides [US version])
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


E.X Troopers
Trailer
Description: Lost Planet, Capcom's science fiction third person shooter franchise, takes a sudden swerve with this new stylish manga-inspired spinoff. Learn how to tame the wild, snowy wasteland of EDN-3rd as a student soldier through gunfire, hacking, and piloting robots to defeat the encroaching Akrid aliens and fend off the bandits that threaten the peace.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes (Trophy guide with some English translations, Japanese walkthrough wiki)
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Gal Gun
Trailer
Description: The Xbox 360's most infamous rail shooter arrives on PlayStation 3 with even more content for you to blast through. Your journey has it all: anime schoolgirls, magic pheromones, angels of love, gifts, valentines, tentacle monsters, and then some. Check out the brand new score attack mode, the PS3-exclusive bonus epilogue chapter, PlayStation Move support, and a "disguise" button to try and fool people who walk in unexpectedly that you're playing a decent game.
Language: Japanese (Menu guide, Various mode guides)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Gundam Breaker
Trailer
Description: The iconic, flashy combat of Gundam kitbashes together with the addictive creations of Gunpla with a hint of hunting action to create the most innovative Gundam title yet. You can create your own unique mobile suit out of countless different pieces, customizing each part and weapon to your whims and taking them into battle. Blast, hack, and slash your way through other enemy suits to break their parts off and steal them to make your mobile suit even stronger!
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Vita version depicted
Trailer
Description: She's back and she's better than ever! Project DIVA returns with a whole new slew of tracks, from returning fan favorites to brand new songs never before seen in DIVA. See the newly evolved "Double Scratch" gameplay feature, unlock tons of modules to customize your favorite VOCALOID's outfit and accessories, and create your own playable tracks to trade online!
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, eBay, Play-Asia, PlayStation Network (Japan)


The Idolm@ster 2
Trailer
Description: It's the franchise you've heard of but probably have no idea what it's actually about! Manage a stable of pop stars, train them in the art of song and dance, form teams, and take the Japanese music charts by storm in this long-running simulation/rhythm game series now including a whole host of bonuses and DLC exclusive to the PlayStation 3 release.
Language: Japanese (Translation Wiki, PS3 version specific Wiki)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Initial D: Extreme Stage 4
Trailer
Description: Doooooorrifto! The world renowned anime drift racing series arrives with all the arcade action and Eurobeat you can handle! Learn the tracks, customize your driver, trick out your car, and drift alone or online in this exciting racer that fans of the series and casual racing gamers can both enjoy.
Language: Japanese (Translation Guide)
Trophies: No
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Kamen Rider: Battride War
Trailer
Description: Unleash the true power of the Rider in this super-crossover musou action game from the people who brougth you Seint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle. Clear through hundreds of mooks in your battles against the forces of evil, seamlessly switching up on-foot combat to high speed motorcycle action at the push of a button as you play all your favorite Riders.
Language: Japanese (Translation wiki)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra
Trailer
Description: The legendary shmup factory CAVE might be dead in the cold, cold ground but that won't stop 5pb from porting their games! This blisteringly hot, high-precision vertical shooter finally arrives on the PlayStation 3 with all the bonus features included on the Xbox 360 version such as replay upload/download, a new arranged soundtrack, and X Mode.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy
Trailer
Description: Take to the starry skies with your favorite Macross characters spanning every series in this giant crossover extravaganza. Macross 30 takes open world action RPGs and combines them with 3rd person robot action and the trademark Macross aerial dogfighting to create the game fans have been waiting several years for!
Language: Japanese (Translation Guide)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record U.C. 0081
Trailer
Description: This 3rd person action entry to the Gundam franchise takes place shortly after the events of the One Year War, offering squad-based team action with deep robot customization and a full, separate online campaign along with two complete story modes that combine CGI, in-game graphics, and anime visuals to create the perfect anniversary Gundam game!
Language: Japanese (Translation Guide)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS
Trailer
Description: Fast paced two-on-two arcade action is the game of the day in the latest entry to the famous Gundam VS franchise. Players can choose their favorite mobile suit out of over 100 different options and take on a wide array of single player challenges and online battles.
Language: Japanese (Translation guides)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost
Trailer
Description: Get ready for even more Gundam VS action! Super fast paced two-on-two co-op arcade action is the flavor of this mecha combat game, offering players their choice of even more mobile suits and challenge a variety of single player and online challenges and battles. Get even more suits, stages, and modes from this expanded version of Gundam VS!
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, eBay, Play-Asia


Mobile Suit Gundam UC
Trailer
Description: The flames of war are fanned once again in this video game adaptation of the popular anime movie series Gundam Unicorn. Pick your favorite mecha and pilots from across the movies and re-enact major battles in full 3rd person combat, mixing in-game graphics with anime style.
Language: Japanese (Translation guides)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


NieR Replicant 1
Trailer
Description: At the twilight of the human race, one young man fights against impossible odds in a dying world for the sake of his younger sister who's been stricken with a terminal illness. The swan song for the infamous studio Cavia, this dark, post-apocalyptic fantasy action RPG stands out as their greatest (and final) achievement.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Onechanbara Z: Kagura with NoNoNo!
Trailer
Description: It's time to kill with Japan's most ridiculous bikini zombie slayers! This Xbox 360 character action cult classic arrives on the PlayStation 3 with all old schlocky B-movie blood, guts, and fanservice you can handle, coupled with a brand new character and all new gameplay elements such as adjustable blood colors and costume customization.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Phantom Breaker: Extra
Trailer
Description: From the people who apparently bring you every visual novel on the planet, 5pb. presents this updated version of the 2011 Xbox 360 2D anime moe blob tournament fighter. This update features a full rebalancing, more characters and techniques, a brand new "extra" fighting style, new and updated stages with new effects, and an online spectator mode.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Ryu ga Gotoku ISHIN! PS4 version depicted
Trailer
Description: The last huzzah for Sega's legendary open world beat-em-up franchise on the PS3 comes in guns blazing! Kazuma Kiryu becomes Ryoma Sakamoto, a samurai in the 1700s who must avenge his slain father and master by finding and tracking down their killer in the Shinsengumi under a pseudonym.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Ryu ga Gotoku KENZAN!
Trailer
Description: In 1605, a different version of Yakuza star Kiryu Kazuma lives a slow life during the Sengoku days of samurai lore while harboring a dark past. His humdrum life as a brothel bouncer is changed when he's hired by a little girl to accomplish an impossible task: assassinate legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi!
Language: Japanese (Translation Guide)
Trophies: No
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Ryu ga Gotoku 1 & 2 HD 1
Trailer
Description: Take a look back on the original Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza) games for PS2 now on your PS3 in glorious HD! Play as Kazuma Kiryu and get into the gritty bare knuckle brawling, street fighting, arcade machines, hostess bars, and more await you in this open world crime drama spanning two classic games.
Language: Japanese (RGG1&2: Japanese walkthrough wiki)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle 2
Trailer
Description: The classic anime beloved by Japanese, Brazillians, and the French makes its late debut on the PlayStation 3 with this bright, colorful beat-em-up. Play as one of 20 different characters and brawl across a multitude of various stages that tell the early story of the series with flashy visuals that mirror the original show.
Language: English
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, eBay, Oz Game Shop


Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Nihon yo, Kore ga Otoko de Aru!
Trailer
Description: Be a man in this bloody, violent, and manly arena fighting game adaptation of the classic 1980s fighting manga, where super angry, hotblooded young Japanese men fight to the death in brutal combat to revive the spirit of Japan! Use deadly weapons, the deadly environment, or your burning spirit to pummel your delinquent foes!
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Sengoku BASARA HD Collection
Trailer
Description: See the beginning of the Sengoku BASARA saga in this brand new HD Collection! This collection includes Sengoku BASARAs 1, 2, and Sengoku BASARA 2: Heroes in stunning 1080p HD. That same over-the-top action gameplay you know and love, now available in a cheap trilogy package for you to carve through!
Language: Japanese (Translation guides)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Sengoku BASARA 3 Utage
Trailer
Description: Put ya guns on, again! Capcom follows up to their fun, frantic, and over-the-top Musou action game based on the popular anime with a jampacked revision full of brand new content. Over a dozen new playable characters, more stages, weapons, new modes, and brand new stories both official and parody headline this new BASARA Party! Transfer your save data from Sengoku BASARA 3 to get a headstart with all your previously unlocked content available.
Language: Japanese (Translation Wiki, Translation Forum)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Sengoku BASARA 4
Trailer
Description: The fun, colorful, and flashy Sengoku BASARA series returns with an all-new prequel, featuring tons of new and returning characters who fight with even more fantastical weapons and in ridiculous places. New storylines, improved graphics, and even more gameplay mechanics round out the most advanced BASARA game yet.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Sengoku Musou 2 with Xtreme Legends and Empires HD Version 1
Trailer
Description: The classic PlayStation 2 Samurai Warriors game gets an all-inclusive HD remake featuring both the Xtreme Legends expansion pack, which adds even more stages, characters, and weapons, but also the Empires spinoff which is highly regarded as one of the best in the entire franchise.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Sengoku Musou 3: Empires
Trailer
Description: Conquer all of Japan in this crossbreed of Nobunaga's Ambition style turn-based strategy and Samurai Warriors crowd clearing action. Choose your favorite officer or create your own, manage your country, train your officers, build up your city with Dark Cloud style building arrangement, and unify Japan!
Language: Japanese (Translation Forum)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Sengoku Musou 3 Z 1
Trailer
Description: Cross swords on the battlefield in this enhanced, definitive edition of the original Wii game, now with even more characters, stages, weapons, and all the soldiers you can defeat.
Language: Japanese (Translation Guides)
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Shin Koihime Musou: Romance of the Three Kingdoms Adaptation With An Abundance Of Girls
Trailer
Description: This fast-paced 2D anime fighting game based off a Japanese visual novel takes the revered Chinese tale Romance of the Three Kingdoms and merges it with the unstoppable juggernaut of moe blobs.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


SIREN: New Translation 1 2
Trailer
Description: An "Americanized" remake of the original cult classic SIREN from the PS2. This is a stealthy survival horror game told in a non-linear fashion about an American TV crew who investigates a lost, derelict Japanese village only to get caught in the dealings of an apocalyptic cult. Undying cultists, strange monsters, and the end of the world are only the beginning of things.
Language: English
Trophies: No
Where to buy: Amazon, eBay, Play-Asia


Super Heroine Chronicle
Trailer
Description: It's the girliest Super Robot Wars game you will ever play! Infinite Stratos, Symphogear, Higurashi, Super Sonico (for some reason???), and more round out the cast in this incredibly anime all-girl focused SRPG, featuring all-new combat systems and its own bizarre sense of humor.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Super Robot Wars OG Infinite Battle
Trailer
Description: The never ending Super Robot Wars series continues in this fighting game spinoff. This speedy 3D robot 1-on-1 fighter takes inspiration from Gundam VS, starring your favorite characters and robots from the SRW: Original Generations series.
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - PRIDE OF JUSTICE
Trailer
Description: The next chapter in the Super Robot Wars OG spinoff series starring Masaki Andoh and the legendary robot Cybuster. All the mythological and fantastical fantasy robots you can handle, now in stunning HD with full voice acting and high res anime drawings!
Language: Japanese
Trophies: Yes
Where to buy: Amazon, AmiAmi, eBay, Play-Asia


1 - This game is available in North America, but only in one format and/or on a different platform.
2 - This game's Asian or European release has native English language support
3 - This game's Asian or European release has an English manual/documentation.
4 - This game's Asian release does not support online play and/or DLC.
5 - This game's online support only connects to Japanese servers
6 - This game's online support requires an online pass.
7 - This game requires PlayStation Move