Grand Theft Auto IV vs. God of War III - The Ultimate PS3 Showdown, Round 3
Round 3 of the Ultimate PS3 Showdown has officially begun, and it's time to select the games that will star in the Final Four. "The Best" is about to get even better, and only your vote can make that happen. Follow the link below to the official polling thread for this match-up, and keep an eye on your brackets - with a free PS3 game on the line, the stakes won't get much higher.
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.
God of War III
Say what you will about Kratos and his morals, the guy knows how to get sh*t done. Medusan eyes, Chimeran heads, a Cyclops' thunderous club - next to nothing will stand between the God of War and his revenge, and PS3 gamers get to revel in every second of it. God of War is one of the finest franchises to ever grace Sony platforms, and God of War III was the bloodiest, most brutal entry yet in a series recognized for its blood and brutality. Lucky for us, God of War III was a joy to look at and play. Action-packed battles and setpiece moments were refined to a diamond polish, and even upcoming sequel God of War: Ascension will have a hard time topping this violent tour de force.
Which of these two games deserves a spot in the coveted Final Four? Cast your votes in the official polling thread, and be sure to vote in all Round 3 match-ups. Only you can choose the Best PS3 Game Ever.