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The 7 best PlayStation 3 exclusives of 2011

The top titles coming to Sony's box next year

As the winter nights somehow grow colder, 2010 is about to expire and soon we'll gently shut the lid on a year of great gaming.

The great thing is we don't need to dwell on the past with a nostalgic sigh because 2011 looks like it will deliver even more by way of amazing video game experiences.

The PlayStation 3 alone will be home to many of next year's most anticipated titles, and we've picked a peck of Sony exclusives that really get our juices flowing (ahem).

Have a read, have a think and tell us which one tops your list. If you're holding out for a particular PS3 exclusive that didn't make our line-up, go ahead and shout for your cause in the comments below.

In the meantime, here are our top seven PlayStation 3 exclusives of 2011:

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LittleBigPlanet 2
The original LittleBigPlanet was universally applauded by critics and consumers alike upon its release for bringing what would become Sony's Play. Create. Share mantra to PlayStation.

Not only did LBP provide gamers with a fun and endearing platformer but it also presented them with a toolbox full of bits and pieces that could be expertly cobbled together into unique user levels that could be shared with a thriving online community of fellow players and creators.

With LittleBigPlanet 2, Media Molecule is providing more creation tools including the ability to craft fully programme NPC sack-bots with their own, unique AI brains and a theatre mode that will let players command a cast of sack-bots in their own scenes.

The real potential for LittleBigPlanet 2 then will be realise by you lot, the gaming community. We're sure Media Molecule will put out another great little platformer but the exciting bit is waiting for the LBP community to take it to the next level.

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Uncharted 3
The next title in Naughty Dog's Indiana Jones-esque adventurer has probably been the most anticipated for PlayStation 3 owners every year since the first Uncharted game made its out of nowhere impact back in 2007.

If the original Uncharted set the shot up for Naughty Dog, Uncharted 2 smashed it home, wowing everyone with its luscious visuals, brilliant characters, thrilling set-pieces and immensely playable action adventure mechanics.

The PlayStation public is right to place a lot of faith and expectation on Naughty Dog when it comes to Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and while early game footage suggests the third in the series will match what's come before, what's keeping everyone on the edge of their seats is the question of how it'll deliver that wow factor once again.

If anything we're just looking forward to getting reacquainted with Nathan Drake again. Oh how we've missed him.

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Killzone 3
Killzone 2 was celebrated as one of the best looking games on the PlayStation 3 and applauded for tweaking the FPS feel with more weighty, realistic (a term we use loosely) approach.

Killzone 3 comes to town with equally impressive visuals and the promise of a split-screen co-op mode, which we hope will add a fresh new dynamic to combating the Helghast forces.

Killzone 3 will also mark one of the first truly hardcore games to integrate Sony's Move controller into its arsenal, meaning that those of us into a bit of motion tech will finally be able to put the glowing orb on a stick through its paces in a AAA title.

Not enough? Killzone 3 will is also coming to your faces in full 3D, so not only will your shooting (hopefully) feel more intuitive with motion control but your world will feel more real as you stare into the depths of your TV. Killzone 3 really has the potential to be a technological showcase for Sony.

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