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Gran Turismo 5 vs. MotorStorm - The Ultimate PS3 Showdown, Round 1

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on 24 July 2012

The Ultimate PS3 Games Showdown has officially kicked off! We've set out to decide the Best PS3 Game of All Time, but we need your help. Through a series of match-ups, we'll narrow the field until only the best of the best remain. All you need to do is click the link below and cast YOUR vote in our official poll!


The Contenders:

Gran Turismo 5

Polyphony Digital's simulation racing opus was a long, looooong time coming, but it arrived in high style with critical acclaim to boot. We won't pretend that Gran Turismo 5 was perfect; a clunky online interface and framerate issues were dark spots on an otherwise pretty package. And boy, was it pretty. Never before have 1,000 cars careened down the track reflecting sunlight in such dazzling splendor. The simulation is pitch-perfect, the playable modes are many, and online support has been terrific every week since release. Gran Turismo 5 is everything that a GT fan could want; we challenge you to find a better simulation racing experience.


Gran Turismo may have the whole simulation thing locked down, but MotorStorm is no racing slouch. This launch window title showcased the kind of precision racing action that Sixaxis could achieve, and it did so in a flurry of mud, dirt, and sand. Fantastic course design and challenging AI injected each race with adrenaline. The wide variety of vehicles - including dirtbikes, ATVs, rally cars, and semi trucks - also made for plenty of interesting scenarios. As one of the PS3's first multiplayer hits, MotorStorm has earned its place in this competition.

Which of these two games deserves to move forward in our competition? 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!