Locked PS3 Game Saves Compilation List is Now Available

237w ago - Recently PS3Blog.net (linked above) has compiled a list of locked game saves on the PS3 console. Although most PS3 game saves are not locked to the console itself, the exceptions to this rule are detailed below.

The list is derived from a few smaller ones including those on Eurogamer and Loot-Ninja, and if anyone here wishes to add to it feel free to do so and you will be +Rep'd!

Locked PS3 Game Saves:

• 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
• Assassins Creed 2
• Batman: Arkham Asylum
• Bomberman Ultra
• Brain Challenge
• Burnout Paradise
• Call of Duty: World at War (mixed reports)
• Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
• Crash Commando
• Dark Mist
• Demons Souls
• DJ Hero
• Dragonball Z Burst Limit
• The Eye Of Judgment
• Fat Princess
• Fight Night Round 4
• Godfather 2
• Guitar Hero: Metallica
• Guitar Hero World Tour
• Heavy Rain
• High Velocity Bowling
• Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
• Killzone 2
• LocoRoco Cocoreccho!
• Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
• Mega Man 9
• Mercenaries 2: World In Flames
• Mortal Kombat 2
• Namco Museum Essentials
• NCAA Football 10
• Need For Speed: Carbon
• Need For Speed: Pro Street
• Need For Speed: Shift
• Rock Band
• Rock Band 2
• Saboteur
• Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse
• Singstar
• Skate 2
• Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
• Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (ingame savestates are protected)
• Soul Calibur IV
• Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
• Street Fighter II Turbo HD
• Street Fighter IV
• Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
• Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
• Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online (mixed reports)
• Tomb Raider: Anniversary
• Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
• UFC: Undisputed
• Vampire Rain - Altered Species
• Wolfenstein

Patched PS3 Game Saves (to Remove Copy Protection):

• MotorStorm: Pacfic Rift
• Resident Evil 5

Finally, some related topics on our boards include Finding PS3 Game Saves and Editing PS3 Game Saves.

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#33 - PS3 News - 202w ago
In the process of backing up my recently recovered YLOD dead PS3, I found a couple more game saves that belong on this list:

  • Saboteur
  • Guitar Hero: Metallica

Thanks- I added them to the list in the first post and +Rep hellmutt!

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#32 - hellmutt - 202w ago
In the process of backing up my recently recovered YLOD dead PS3, I found a couple more game saves that belong on this list:

  • Saboteur
  • Guitar Hero: Metallica

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#31 - Immunechain - 207w ago
i'm also pretty sure FFXIII is locked too (prevention of trophy scamming).

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#30 - weii - 207w ago
I wanted to add some comment to the list. I have Batman: Arkham Asylum, I was able to backup the save using the hard drive backup utility from PS3 and restore it to be used in another PS3. And I was able to copy the save file to USB flash drive without problem. The save is not locked to my PSN account either since I am able to load the save file using another username.

By the way, I have US verison of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Also, go and vote for this at Playstation Blog Share, it might not get Sony or developers to drop the locked saves, but it should raise some attention.


I am not the one that created the idea, just passing along.

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#29 - PS3 News - 207w ago
Ok, i have just found that Downloadable Burnout Paradise save is locked to the PSN account.
starocean the last hope international gamesave is locked.
I added them to the list in the first post, and +Rep pcsx2006 and laggmaster!

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