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#1 Purkeynator

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:11 PM

With many PS3 games now requiring a sizable hard drive installation and lots of gamers having a 20GB or 40GB hard drive on their Playstation 3 console I figured it was time to make this thread. This thread is meant for others to share the sizes of the installation of the PS3 game to their hard drive and whether or not the installation is required or optional. This will help others to judge how much hard drive space they will need for games that they plan to purchase in the future and to figure out how much hard drive space will meet their needs. As people post their findings I will edit the post with the new information all in one handy location.

*UPDATE* As of May 16, 2011 the first post has been Wikified so that anyone may update the list and add games with install sizes.

Assassin's Creed--------(Required) 1.3Gb
Alone in the Dark - Inferno (Required) 3.78GB
Burnout Paradise--------(Required) 0.4GB
Battlefield BC------------(Required) 0.4GB
BioShock-----------------(required) 5.0 GB
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (unknown) 2.00 GB
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway-(required) 2 GB
Civilization Revolution (Required) 0.65GB
Conflict: Denied Ops ----(unknown) 2.60 GB
Call of Duty 3 ------------(unknown) 0.60 GB
Conan--------------------(required) 0.67 GB
Cross Edge---------------(optional) 4.42 GB
Devil May Cry 4--------(Required) 4.83 GB
Dark Sector ------------(Required) 1.2 GB
Dynasty Warriors 6-----(Optional) 1.86GB
Eye of Judgement---------(Required) 1.9GB
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (required) 4.2 GB
Fallout 3-------------------(required) 5.0 GB
Far Cry 2------------------(required) 3.5 GB
Fight Night Round 4 -------(required) 1.3 GB
Folklore-------------------(Optional) 1.04GB
Fear -----------------------(Required) 2.5GB
Full Auto 2---------------(Optional) 1.7 GB
Fracture -----------------(required) 2 GB
GTA IV-------------------(Required) 3.3 GB
GT5 Prologue-----------(Required) 5.24GB
Genji: Days of Blade---(Optional) 2.14GB
Ghostbusters -----------(Required) 4.0 GB
Haze --------------------(Required) 3.82 GB
Hawx ---------------------(required) 4GB
Hot Shots Golf 5 - ------(Required) 3.61Gb
Heavenly Sword--------(Required) 2.1GB
Infamous ----------------(required) 1.3 GB
Little Big Planet----------(required) 0.6 GB
Legendary----------------(required) 4.5 GB
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition-(required) 4.9 GB
Lost: Via Domus --------(required) 3.00 GB
Medal Of Honor:Airborne-(Required) 1.95 GB
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (required) 2.7 GB
Mirror's Edge -----------------(required) 0.55 GB
MLB The Show 09 ------------(required) 2.5 GB
Mobile suit gundam: crossfire--(optional) 4.2GB
Mortal Kombat VS DC-------(required) 1.1 GB
MLB 08 The Show--------(required) 2GB
Metal Gear Solid 4--------(required) 4.0GB +(optional) 1.1GB for MG online
Ninja Gaiden Sigma-----(Optional) 3.3Gb
Nascar 09------------------(required) 0.13GB
NBA 09 The Inside --------(required) 2.8 GB
Need for Speed Undercover (Required) 1.0 GB
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm-(Required) 4.0 GB
Oblivion---------------------(Required) 4.6GB
Orange Box ----------------(Required) 0.6GB
Oblivion GOTY--------------(Required) 5+GB
Overload Raising Hell----(required) 3.33 GB
Prototype -----------------(required) 0.65 GB
Ratchet & Clank Future-(Required) 0.42GB
Resistance: Fall of Man--(Required) 0.22GB
Resistance 2---------------(required) 0.4 GB
Rainbow Six Vegas 2------(required) 3.00GB
Ridge Racer 7 -------------(Optional) 5GB
Saints Row 2 --------------(required) 3.8 GB
Spiderman 3---------------(Required) 2.6Gb
Skate ----------------------- (required) 2.6 GB
Shaun White Snowboarding (Required) 1.0 GB
Splinter Cell Double Agent (unknown) 0.86 GB
Soul Calibur IV-------------(required) 2.6GB
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows-(required) 2.0 GB
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed-(required) 2.7 GB
Street Fighter IV---------------(required) 2.10 GB
Socom Confrontation -------(required) 2.7 GB
Time Crisis 4---------------(Optional) 2.45GB
TNA Impact!----------------(required) 4.75 GB
Top Spin 3------------------(Required) 3.6 GB
Timeshift ---------------(required) 1.02 GB
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (required) 2.52 GB
The Bourne Conspiracy---(required) 4.7 GB
Tom Clancy's End War ----(required)5 GB
Unreal Tournament 3 -(Optional) 2.4GB
Valkyria Chronicles-----(Optional) 3.3 GB
Virtua Fighter 5--------(Optional) 2.34GB
Virtua Tennis 3----------(Optional) 3.40GB
Vampire Rain: Altered Species (unknown) 3.8 GB
Warhawk w/boosters-(Required) 1.1 GB
Warhawk w/o boosters(Required) 1.25GB
WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2008 (required) 2.4 GB
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (required) 3.2 GB
Yakuza 3-----------------(optional) 5GB

Edited by Purkeynator, 16 May 2011 - 10:48 PM.

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#2 Purkeynator

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:12 PM

Assassin's Creed--------(Required) 1.3Gb
Alone in the Dark - Inferno (Required) 3.78GB
Burnout Paradise--------(Required) 0.4GB
Battlefield BC------------(Required) 0.4GB
BioShock-----------------(required) 5.0 GB
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII (unknown) 2.00 GB
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway-(required) 2 GB
Civilization Revolution (Required) 0.65GB
Conflict: Denied Ops ----(unknown) 2.60 GB
Call of Duty 3 ------------(unknown) 0.60 GB
Conan--------------------(required) 0.67 GB
Cross Edge---------------(optional) 4.42 GB
Devil May Cry 4--------(Required) 4.83 GB
Dark Sector ------------(Required) 1.2 GB
Dynasty Warriors 6-----(Optional) 1.86GB
Eye of Judgement---------(Required) 1.9GB
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (required) 4.2 GB
Fallout 3-------------------(required) 5.0 GB
Far Cry 2------------------(required) 3.5 GB
Fight Night Round 4 -------(required) 1.3 GB
Folklore-------------------(Optional) 1.04GB
Fear -----------------------(Required) 2.5GB
Full Auto 2---------------(Optional) 1.7 GB
Fracture -----------------(required) 2 GB
GTA IV-------------------(Required) 3.3 GB
GT5 Prologue-----------(Required) 5.24GB
Genji: Days of Blade---(Optional) 2.14GB
Ghostbusters -----------(Required) 4.0 GB
Haze --------------------(Required) 3.82 GB
Hawx ---------------------(required) 4GB
Hot Shots Golf 5 - ------(Required) 3.61Gb
Heavenly Sword--------(Required) 2.1GB
Infamous ----------------(required) 1.3 GB
Little Big Planet----------(required) 0.6 GB
Legendary----------------(required) 4.5 GB
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition-(required) 4.9 GB
Lost: Via Domus --------(required) 3.00 GB
Medal Of Honor:Airborne-(Required) 1.95 GB
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (required) 2.7 GB
Mirror's Edge -----------------(required) 0.55 GB
MLB The Show 09 ------------(required) 2.5 GB
Mobile suit gundam: crossfire--(optional) 4.2GB
Mortal Kombat VS DC-------(required) 1.1 GB
MLB 08 The Show--------(required) 2GB
Metal Gear Solid 4--------(required) 4.0GB +(optional) 1.1GB for MG online
Ninja Gaiden Sigma-----(Optional) 3.3Gb
Nascar 09------------------(required) 0.13GB
NBA 09 The Inside --------(required) 2.8 GB
Need for Speed Undercover (Required) 1.0 GB
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm-(Required) 4.0 GB
Oblivion---------------------(Required) 4.6GB
Orange Box ----------------(Required) 0.6GB
Oblivion GOTY--------------(Required) 5+GB
Overload Raising Hell----(required) 3.33 GB
Prototype -----------------(required) 0.65 GB
Ratchet & Clank Future-(Required) 0.42GB
Resistance: Fall of Man--(Required) 0.22GB
Resistance 2---------------(required) 0.4 GB
Rainbow Six Vegas 2------(required) 3.00GB
Ridge Racer 7 -------------(Optional) 5GB
Saints Row 2 --------------(required) 3.8 GB
Spiderman 3---------------(Required) 2.6Gb
Skate ----------------------- (required) 2.6 GB
Shaun White Snowboarding (Required) 1.0 GB
Splinter Cell Double Agent (unknown) 0.86 GB
Soul Calibur IV-------------(required) 2.6GB
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows-(required) 2.0 GB
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed-(required) 2.7 GB
Street Fighter IV---------------(required) 2.10 GB
Socom Confrontation -------(required) 2.7 GB
Time Crisis 4---------------(Optional) 2.45GB
TNA Impact!----------------(required) 4.75 GB
Top Spin 3------------------(Required) 3.6 GB
Timeshift ---------------(required) 1.02 GB
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (required) 2.52 GB
The Bourne Conspiracy---(required) 4.7 GB
Tom Clancy's End War ----(required)5 GB
Unreal Tournament 3 -(Optional) 2.4GB
Valkyria Chronicles-----(Optional) 3.3 GB
Virtua Fighter 5--------(Optional) 2.34GB
Virtua Tennis 3----------(Optional) 3.40GB
Vampire Rain: Altered Species (unknown) 3.8 GB
Warhawk w/boosters-(Required) 1.1 GB
Warhawk w/o boosters(Required) 1.25GB
WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2008 (required) 2.4 GB
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (required) 3.2 GB
Yakuza 3-----------------(optional) 5GB

















Though that seems to be a lot it should be noted that you can easily delete this data off your hard drive if you are done playing the game or sell it. If you come back to the game you can easily re-install it and download any updates again.

Edited by Purkeynator, 25 July 2009 - 11:22 PM.

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#3 cdietschrun

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:17 PM

GTA4 3.3 GB (Required)

#4 mguiddy

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 06:11 PM

Warhawk (Disc Based) with both boosters - 1.0 GB (Required)

#5 Purkeynator

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:17 PM

Updated second post. Thanks everyone, keep 'em coming.
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#6 Zoglog

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:30 PM

if you have a 20GB ps3, i'd hope you'd have upgraded the size by now.

#7 nyprimus4

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 09:59 PM

Warhawk - PSN Version (no boosters) 798 MB

I guess Required because your downloading the entire game.

#8 StrandedBrit

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:31 PM

Virtua Fighter 5 - 2.3GB Required
GT5 Prologue - 5.3GB Required
UT3 - 2.4GB Optional
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#9 thedolphinsrule

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:45 AM

Would an external hard drive fix my problem of only having a 40gig PS3 and if so any suggestions of what to get and where to get it?

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#10 zewone

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:49 AM

Would an external hard drive fix my problem of only having a 40gig PS3 and if so any suggestions of what to get and where to get it?


No, you need to install to the internal hard drive.

You're going to need a 2.5" SATA internal HDD if you want to upgrade the size.

#11 youinreverse

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:49 AM

Tagging this thread for later.

#12 blueweltall

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:39 AM

Virtua Fighter 5 - 2.3GB Required
GT5 Prologue - 5.3GB Required
UT3 - 2.4GB Optional


Really? I own that game for almost a year and didn't notice the install.:lol:

#13 imascrub

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:08 AM

Hot Shots Golf 5 - 3.6gb
Assassin's Creed - 1.3gb
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - 3.3gb

I think these are all required. I know at least HSG5 and NGS are required. Don't remember Ass's Creed though i'm pretty sure it's required. just checked game data on the system and these are the numbers i have. Don't have all the cases with me.
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#14 hone

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:02 AM

Hot Shots Golf 5 - 3.6gb
Assassin's Creed - 1.3gb
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - 3.3gb

I think these are all required. I know at least HSG5 and NGS are required. Don't remember Ass's Creed though i'm pretty sure it's required. just checked game data on the system and these are the numbers i have. Don't have all the cases with me.


actually, NGS isn't required. It's optional as one of the items in the menu. You can play w/o doing it.

#15 StrandedBrit

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:35 AM

Hot Shots Golf 5 - 3.6gb
Assassin's Creed - 1.3gb
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - 3.3gb


HSG and AC are definitely required.
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#16 Mana Knight

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:41 AM

I think these are all required. I know at least HSG5 and NGS are required. Don't remember Ass's Creed though i'm pretty sure it's required. just checked game data on the system and these are the numbers i have. Don't have all the cases with me.

NGS isn't required. I chose to install.

Let me check my HDD:
Devil May Cry 4 [Required] = 4.834GB
Dynasty Warriors 6 [Optional] = 1.863GB
Folklore [Optional] = 1.04GB
Genji: Days of Blade [Optional] = 2.14GB
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue [Required] = 5.235GB
Heavenly Sword [Required] = 2.068GB
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [Required] = 3.612GB
Ninja Gaiden Sigma [Optional] = 3.306GB
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction [Required] = 417MB
Resistance: Fall of Man [Required] = 219MB
Ridge Racer 7 [Optional] = 4.992GB
Time Crisis 4 [Optional] = 2.452GB
Virtua Fighter 5 [Optional] = 2.342GB
Warhawk w/ boosters [Required] = 1.098GB

I have a 250GB HDD so I don't care. :lol:
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#17 mykevermin

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:42 AM

Oblivion has a 4GB install, roughly.
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#18 hone

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:12 PM

Oblivion has a 4GB install, roughly.


Mine's definitely 5 and up. It might be b/c I have the GOTY though.

#19 Thomas96

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 01:16 PM

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: [Required] 937KB
Assassin's Creed [Required] 2048KB
Spiderman 3 [Required] 2.6gb
Heavenly Sword [Required] 2100MB
Oblivion [Required] 4600MB
Eye of Judgement [Required] 1903
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#20 zewone

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:04 PM

NGS isn't required. I chose to install.

Let me check my HDD:
Devil May Cry 4 [Required] = 4.834GB
Dynasty Warriors 6 [Optional] = 1.863GB
Folklore [Optional] = 1.04GB
Genji: Days of Blade [Optional] = 2.14GB
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue [Required] = 5.235GB
Heavenly Sword [Required] = 2.068GB
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [Required] = 3.612GB
Ninja Gaiden Sigma [Optional] = 3.306GB
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction [Required] = 417MB
Resistance: Fall of Man [Required] = 219MB
Ridge Racer 7 [Optional] = 4.992GB
Time Crisis 4 [Optional] = 2.452GB
Virtua Fighter 5 [Optional] = 2.342GB
Warhawk w/ boosters [Required] = 1.098GB

I have a 250GB HDD so I don't care. :lol:


Jesus.

A new HDD is pretty much a required upgrade if you want to make the PS3 your system of choice.

No wonder that Sony exec thinks the 40GB is too small.

#21 Mana Knight

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:22 PM

I actually had just a 20GB, but planned to upgrade one day anyway. Not an issue since I knew 20GB was never going to be enough, and my HDD didn't cost all that much either. I'm a hardcore PlayStation fan, so oh course I need a lot of HDD space (I have a ton of PSN games too, along with music, movies, demos, pictures, etc. Still have over 160GB left).

I installed all the optionals because since I have a large HDD, I might as well.
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#22 zewone

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:23 PM

I'm just thankful I won't have to run into that problem. 40GB is enough for me.

I'd rather put the 250GBs in my PC.

#23 imascrub

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

actually, NGS isn't required. It's optional as one of the items in the menu. You can play w/o doing it.


NGS isn't required. I chose to install.


ah..my bad. I just remember I sat through a somewhat lengthy install process while the story text faded in and out against the red background lol.


I have a 60gb, and with 7 games, several demos and a few downloadable games, along with two fistfuls of videos, I think i've got about 9gb last time I checked. Though that might have gone down a bit cuz I downloaded a couple demos since then.
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#24 thedolphinsrule

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:07 AM

I actually had just a 20GB, but planned to upgrade one day anyway. Not an issue since I knew 20GB was never going to be enough, and my HDD didn't cost all that much either. I'm a hardcore PlayStation fan, so oh course I need a lot of HDD space (I have a ton of PSN games too, along with music, movies, demos, pictures, etc. Still have over 160GB left).

I installed all the optionals because since I have a large HDD, I might as well.


How would you get one and how much would it cost?

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#25 zewone

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:14 AM

How would you get one and how much would it cost?



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#26 Mana Knight

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:33 AM

How would you get one and how much would it cost?

I spent a little more (like $130 or something) and bought a boxed retail one of a Seagate 250GB one, B&M (since I prefer buying in-store than online). You can get them cheaper at newegg (they have a list of 250GB SATA laptop HDDs), but B&M is my preference (like at Office Depot, Fry's Electronics, Staples, etc.).

I almost got 320GB, but based on price per gig, I felt 250GB was the best bet. If I had a nice job, I would have waited for the 500GB one to come. ;)
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#27 Purkeynator

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:06 PM

Updated second post with new reportings. Also converted all figures to GB so all figures are on same scale. Did some rounding up and down for quicker figuring. Also to clarify, I am looking for actual installs, not required space for game saves ect. I will better organize and alphabetize when I have more time.
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#28 Snake2715

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:13 PM

Wow love this post, I will add what I can as I buy games that are not on the list.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

Just wanted to say very nice topic.
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#30 smiggity

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:35 PM

Didnt see GT5 Prologue on there...