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German Support in PlayStation 3 (PS3) Video Games February 9th, 2011

Updated 2011-3-24 with Castle Crashers, Dead Nation, Heavy Rain, and Killzone 3. Updated 2011-3-27 with Crysis 2. Updated 2011-5-30 with LA Noire and Portal 2. Updated 2011-9-23 with Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bulletstorm, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Resistance 3. Updated 2012-2-12 with God of War Collection, God of War Origins Collection, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid Collection, Rage, Rayman Origins, and Uncharted 3.

My History With Foreign Language

Foreign language has never been my forte. I took two years of Spanish in high school and did not do that well. I decided to try again with German in college — that turned out really bad. Third time is a charm, however, so I'm gonna give German another try.

How Does One Learn German?

I am guessing that my poor grades in college German we because I was playing video games in English, not German. This time things will be different. I went through my PS3 game collection to see which ones supported German. All my games are region 1 and my PS3 is a US system. Make sure to set your PS3 language to "German" as well.

The Games That Work

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum supports German everything — menus, subtitles, and voice work.

Batman: Arkham Asylum in German

Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm supports German everything — menus, subtitles, and voice work.

Bulletstorm in German

Dead Nation

The PSN game Dead Nation supports German menus and subtitles, but no German voice work.

Dead Nation in German

Grand Theft Auto IV

GTA 4 supports German menus, subtitles, but no German voice work.

Grand Theft Auto IV in German

Heavenly Sword

Heavenly Sword supports a ton of languages, and German is one of them. It supports German menus, subtitles, and voice work.

Heavenly Sword in German

Killzone 2

The German support in Killzone 2 is great. This makes sense as the developer, Guerrilla, is a European company.

Killzone 2 in German

Killzone 3

Just like Killzone 2, the German support in Killzone 3 is great. It supports German menus, subtitles, and voice work.

Killzone 3 in German

LA Noire

LA Noire supports German menus and subtitles.

LA Noire in German

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 supports German menus, subtitles, and voice work.

Mass Effect 2 in German

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid 4 supports German menus and subtitles, but not voice acting.

Metal Gear Solid 4 in German

Portal 2

The German support in Portal 2 is great. It supports German menus, subtitles, and voice work.

Portal 2 in German

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption, much like the other Rockstar production (GTA IV), supports German menus and subtitles, but no German voice work.

Red Dead Redemption in German

Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 supports German menus and subtitles, but not voice acting.

Resident Evil 5 in German

Resistance: Fall of Man

Resistance supports German everything — menus, subtitles, and voice acting. Very impressive for a PS3 launch title.

Resistance in German

Resistance 2

Resistance 2, like its predecessor, supports German everything — menus, subtitles, and voice work.

Resistance 2 in German

Uncharted: Drakes Fortune

Uncharted supports German everything — menus, subtitles, and voice acting. Too bad #2 wasn't the same…

Uncharted in German

The Games That Have no German Support

The lack of German support for most of these games seems reasonable. However, I was really expecting it in God of War 3 and Uncharted 2. Both of these games are published by Sony and do quite well overseas. How hard can it be to shove some German subtitles on a 50GB Blu-ray?


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