Grand Theft Auto IV vs. Journey - The Ultimate PS3 Showdown, Round 2
The Ultimate PS3 Showdown is back, and Round 2 has officially begun! We've narrowed our field of the best PS3 games ever from 32 to 16, and the competition is heating up fast. How do you choose between "amazing" and "amazing"? We don't know, and that's why we're turning to you. Cast your vote in this match-up to decide the Best PS3 Game Ever!
Grand Theft Auto IV
Before Red Dead Redemption came along, Grand Theft Auto IV was the absolute pinnacle of sandbox gameplay. For many, it still is. The intoxicating blend of wreaking havoc in a beautifully-replicated New York City and the series' trademark humor was nothing less than gaming nirvana. However, some still maintain that much of the innocence and playful freedom of the series' PlayStation 2 installments was lost with a turn over to more mature storytelling. Whatever the case, it's hard to deny the indelible mark left by GTA IV, even if it DID debut as a multi-platform release.
thatgamecompany surprised us all when they topped the already artistically brilliant fl0w and flower with a game (experience?) that drew emotions like no other. Journey is a powerful, albeit short, odyssey that subverts convention and offers subtle lessons on the importance of companionship as we find our way in this world and life. At least, that's what some think - Journey is wide open for interpretation and one of the best things you'll find on the PlayStation Network.
Which of these two games deserves to move ever closer to the crown? Cast your votes in the official polling thread, and be sure to vote in all our match-ups to decide the Best PS3 Game Ever!