10 PlayStation 3 classics you can finally play on PC with PlayStation Now

All the essential exclusives you've missed over the last decade

If you picked the PC as your gaming destination long ago, then you've sadly missed out on some absolutely brilliant PlayStation games along the way. But now you can make up for lost time.

Starting today, Sony's PlayStation Now service is available for Windows PCs in the UK and a couple other countries, with a wider launch to come. And that means you have the fresh ability to tap into 400+ PlayStation 3 games without need for a console under your TV.

PlayStation Now uses the power of the cloud to stream full games to your computer, and if you've got a strong, reliable connection then the quality is almost as strong as if you were running the game natively on your box. Almost. Come on, you can deal with the occasional stutter or glitch if it means catching up on some of the best games of the last decade, right?

Planning on digging through the Now library? Here are 10 of our favorite PlayStation exclusives from the last generation that we've never been able to play on a PC before now. Enjoy!

1) The Last of Us (2013)

When we went through and picked our favourite games from every PlayStation platform back in 2014, The Last of Us topped the list. So yes, we obviously think this is the first game you should play if you're just coming into PlayStation 3 library with PlayStation Now.

The Last of Us is a culmination of Naughty Dog's immense talents, showcasing a lived-in world filled with mature characters under duress, all while keeping the action and stealth taut and the whole thing incredibly bleak. It's grim yet spectacular, and a game that everyone should experience at some point.

2) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)

It might seem excessive to start this list with two games from the same developer, but over the last decade there's been no studio more synonymous with PlayStation – and arguably, no character more linked with the brand than adventurer Nathan Drake.

The first three Uncharted games are all on Now, and it's worth running through the whole trilogy. But if you're unsure and want to see what all the fuss is about, Uncharted 2 is easily the best of the bunch. It's incredibly intense - startlingly so at times - with amazing adventuring and brilliant presentation. Uncharted 3 is nearly as strong, while the original game is a bit patchier.

3) God of War III (2010)

God of War elevated the hack-and-slash action genre, refining the mechanics and implementing a dazzling combo system, all while adding plenty of personality with its aggro anti-hero, Kratos. And you'll find six different entries on PlayStation Now, including the remastered originals and a couple of PSP ports.

While those first two PS2 entries are where it all began, we'd nod to God of War III as the high point of this collection. It was the first PS3 game and still one of the most amazing experiences on the system, delivering massive boss battles and huge peaks amid the blistering combat.