There are a few genres that are still completely absent from the PS3 (native titles only, excluding PS1/PS2):
- Dance Mat Games: None.
- Karaoke Games: None. Rock Band is coming this month which has karaoke, but many still want a dedicated Karaoke title. Europe gets Singstar next month, Americans have to wait.
- Horror: None. Will Silent Hill be coming soon. I hope we get a PS3 native version of Manhunt as well.
- MMORPG: None. Lots are definitely coming to PS3 from NCSoft and Sony and probably others.
- RTS: None.
- Light Gun: None right now, but Time Crisis is coming very soon.
A few other genres have pretty weak selections on PS3 at the moment:
- RPGs: PS3 has a few (Oblivion and others), but the pickings are still slim. Some great titles such as White Knight Story are very close to release (supposedly December in Japan).
- Open World Action Adventure (GTA-like/Sandbox): Godfather. Not much else for now. Mercenaries 2 and GTA 4 are two *amazing* entries coming in 2008.
- Driving Simulation: GT5 pre-release. Will have to wait until 2008 for the full title.
Fortunately, lots of genres are very well packed high quality titles to choose from:
- Arcade Racer: Motorstorm, Dirt, Sega Rally, etc.
- Skateboard: skate, Tony Hawk
- Music/Rhythm: Guitar Hero 3. Rock Band is almost here.
- Action Adventure: Heavenly Sword, Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Assassin’s Creed and Drake’s Fortune are coming this month.
- Platformer: Ratchet & Clank.
- Multiplayer Shooters: Warhawk, R6:V, GRAW, Resistance. CoD4 hits next week. Haze hits later this month.
- Single-Player Shooters: Resistance, Darkness. CoD4 hits next week. Haze hits later this month.
- Magic-Style Card Battle: Eye Of Judgement
- Action RPG: Folklore
- Twitch Action: Stardust, Calling All Cars
- Indie and Experimental: Everyday Shooter, flOw.
Overall, the PS3 is having an amazing first year, however, I’d like to see those missing genres covered. Any others you care to add?