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.
i'm also pretty sure FFXIII is locked too (prevention of trophy scamming).
In the process of backing up my recently recovered YLOD dead PS3, I found a couple more game saves that belong on this list:
- Guitar Hero: Metallica
I'm probably just sharing an obvious fact, but Burnout Paradise also serves the torture of locked game save to us, so whenever you need to reformat or get a new ps3, you have to part ways with a hell of a lotta work
I got a few:
- Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse
- Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
- Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (Just the ingame savestates are protected)
i was wondering what games got non-encrypted files... and made a small list:
- Assassins Creed 1
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Battlefield 1943
- Battlefield: Bad Company
- Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII
- Condemned 2: Bloodshoot
- Dark Sector
- Dead Space
- Def Jam Icon
- Everyday Shooter (every savegame file even has a .len-file containing savegame file size lol)
- Fifa Soccer 08
- Fight Night Round 3
- MLB the Show 09
- Sega Rally Revo
- Skate1 ?
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
would be cool to know some more, most of these games either use the hash at the beginning or are either completely non encrypted.