The Ultimate PS3 Showdown - Pick the best game of all time!
- Posted July 19th, 2012 at 22:42 EDT by PSU Staff
- 16 Comments
Uncharted. Metal Gear Solid. God of War. When you hear these names, you think of PlayStation, because PlayStation is the home of gaming's finest masterpieces. Even multi-platform games shine on Sony's consoles - powerful exclusives join hits like Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, and BioShock to make PlayStation the best brand around, and PlayStation 3 the best platform to boot. Indeed, PlayStation 3's game lineup is arguably one of the greatest catalogs ever conceived, with sublime retail and digital experiences dominating every genre.
However, in the end, there can only be one champion. There can only be one elite experience that rises above the rest. There can only be one king, one game to earn the crown of Best PS3 Game of All Time.
We're letting you decide.
Starting Monday, July 23, and continuing over the next several weeks, PSU readers and community members will vote on a series of match-ups to decide the greatest PS3 game ever. We'll begin with Round 1 - a selection of 32 PS3 games that run the gamut from groundbreaking exclusives to multi-platform blockbusters. God of War III versus Red Dead Redemption. Skyrim versus Fallout 3. BioShock versus inFAMOUS. The winners will move forward in an ever-narrowing field and, as the days go by, only the absolute best of the best will remain. In the end, two games will square off in a multi-day competition to decide the Best PS3 Game of All Time.
The voting will be intense. Choosing will be difficult. Already, the staff of PlayStation Universe has torn their collective hair out deciding which games would make the cut and appear in our Top 32. We drew input from our own community and even made some drastic cuts based on your feedback. There was no set formula - as you'll see, some sequels are included alongside their predecessors, but others aren't. Likewise, you'll find interesting match-ups right off the bat - Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 2 square off in the first round. Only one can proceed, and you decide which.
The best part? This tournament is a competition for you - PSU readers and the original PlayStation community - to show off your skills and predict who will take home the coveted title. We want you to give us your picks for the Final Four, Championship Round, and Best PS3 Game Ever. Leave your picks in our official Ultimate PS3 Games Showdown forum thread, and when the dust clears, we'll tally your points and find out who will be taking home any PS3 of their choice! You can even pick a pre-order for a game like Beyond: Two Souls or The Last of Us.
In the meantime, you have from now until Monday, July 23, at 10 a.m. ET to give us your picks and enter the competition. Take a look at the complete graphic below (click here to view in full size) to begin planning your votes and choosing your champions.
Every day, new match-ups will hit the PSU home page. Every morning, we'll declare winners from the day before. The first eight match-ups will begin on Tuesday, July 24, so get your picks in and prepare for The Ultimate PS3 Games Showdown!
Here is how it works:
- Look for articles with "The Ultimate PS3 Showdown" in the headline everyday starting next week and running into August.
- These articles will put two games in a head-to-head battle. The winner, which must receive the most votes from our community, will go on to the next round.
- Look for the winners announced after 24-hours of voting.
- Talk about each match-up in this forum.
- Pick the right Final Four, Championship round, and the Ultimate PS3 Game and you will get a chance to win any PS3 game of your choice.
Here is the official list of first-round entrants:
Grand Theft Auto IV vs. Just Cause 2
Journey vs. Warhawk
Demon's Souls vs. Street Fighter IV
God of War III vs. Red Dead Redemption
Portal 2 vs. Killzone 2
Heavy Rain vs. Mass Effect 2
Batman: Arkham City vs. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vs. Fallout 3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves vs. Assassin's Creed II
FIFA 12 vs. MLB 12 The Show
Gran Turismo 5 vs. MotorStorm
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TheMadTitan | EcksMane
- 12:43am EDT - July 20th, 2012
i hope ppl vote for the game they like the most n not the "popular" game.
- 12:44am EDT - July 20th, 2012
No need for a contest, Prototype 2.
XSpike | XSpike
- 4:35am EDT - July 20th, 2012
You've forgotten Rainbow moon, might be new but its the best
- 7:33am EDT - July 20th, 2012
No RE? No Valkyria Chronicles? Fail list!
"Pick the best game of all time!" They're not in there so wrong title...
- 7:35am EDT - July 20th, 2012
Um??? Gran Turismo 5....WTF....best racing game ever!
Drebin296 | Drebin296
- 9:53am EDT - July 20th, 2012
Heavy Rain, Metal Gear Solid 4, Demon's Souls. All top contenders in my book.
- 11:33am EDT - July 20th, 2012
@4 Thanks for your input. Our picks were born from a combination of staff and community input, for a number of reasons both technical and emotional. Achieving the balance and scope that we did was an enormously difficult task - many of my favorite games didn't make the cut.
- 12:54pm EDT - July 20th, 2012
the Lack of Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland is shameful.
- 1:30pm EDT - July 20th, 2012
UC3 vs arkham city right off the bat? dam
Thats like having Federer face off Djokovic in the first round of wimbledon.
- 11:50pm EDT - July 20th, 2012
- 11:53pm EDT - July 20th, 2012
- 3:13am EDT - July 21st, 2012
god of war 3 and unchatted 3 defenetly will meet at finalls.
doh should have read more
- 7:13am EDT - July 21st, 2012
Soldier 95B | Solder_95B
- 11:41am EDT - July 21st, 2012
Red Dead vs. God of War 3? lol...no comparison..Red Dead destroys God of War 3.
- 3:16pm EDT - July 23rd, 2012
Battlefield 3 should beat MW3, but I think I'll be in the minority when it comes to the vote for that clash.
bigtitovalencia | bigtitovalencia
- 11:13pm EDT - July 23rd, 2012
Final Four: Final Two: Winner:
1. GTA VI 1. GTA VI Mass Effect 2
2. Assassins Creed II 2. Mass Effect 2
3. Mass Effect 2
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