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October 8, 2009 // 2:58 am - Recently (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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#18 - Vortex3D - October 9, 2009 // 12:52 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PSPSwampy View Post
Not sure if this is 100% correct or not, but i believe Burnout Paradise is locked to PSN account (not sure if that also means its locked to the PS3 though)

Can anyone confirm ?

(I tried copying over to another account of mine and it wasn't having non of it!)


Burnout Paradise was locked save game. Most recent Patch removed the locked saved game but it's still locked to the PSN account. You can copy the saved game to another PS3 but you do need to login with the same PSN account to use the saved game.

#17 - PSPSwampy - October 8, 2009 // 6:43 pm
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Not sure if this is 100% correct or not, but i believe Burnout Paradise is locked to PSN account (not sure if that also means its locked to the PS3 though)

Can anyone confirm ?

(I tried copying over to another account of mine and it wasn't having non of it!)


#16 - PS4 News - October 8, 2009 // 5:52 pm
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OK, I updated the list and +Rep'd the contributers... I added "mixed reports" to Tekken 5 though as Dark Resurrection Online was reported as being locked but Tekken 5 Resurrection wasn't so not sure if there is any difference.

#15 - gforce715 - October 8, 2009 // 4:29 pm
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need for speed pro street should be on that list.. I was so mad when my 60gb ylod and i couldn't back that save up.. never really even tried to play that one again so i guess it was a blessing in disguise then lol

EDIT: lol didn't see that post above me but yeah same thing

#14 - Vortex3D - October 8, 2009 // 3:21 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by HellReborn View Post
the game need for speed: shift is also locked

Every NFS since Carbon for PS3 are locked saved game.

That's one area that game publishers are so clueless. They assume every PS3 gamers only own one PS3 and never need replace or buy a second PS3.

There are many older games that have locked save game which I stopped playing after I bought a second PS3 simply because the games aren't interesting enough to replay from the beginning.

#13 - victorinox - October 8, 2009 // 3:11 pm
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Demons Souls is locked to prevent item duping/trophy scamming *though you can trade for them =P*

#12 - arlyn - October 8, 2009 // 2:35 pm
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You have Tekken 5 on your list incorrectly. Game saves for Tekken 5 DR, and Tekken 5 DRO copy and load fine.

Soul Calibur IV is locked though.

#11 - HellReborn - October 8, 2009 // 12:57 pm
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the game need for speed: shift is also locked.

#10 - Vortex3D - October 8, 2009 // 12:21 pm
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Add to the list, Guitar Hero World Tour.

Aerosmith doesn't have locked saved game. Don't know if Metalica or GH5 have locked saved game because I don't have them.

Can someone who owns PS3 Batman: Arkham Asylum confirm if it has locked save game?

I'm planning to buy the game but locked saved game will be the main factor in deciding to buy either PS3 or X360 version. I know PS3 version has exclusive Joker challenge.

#9 - TY2NICE1 - October 8, 2009 // 10:00 am
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yeah they need to do something about that, batman is locked too.