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Heavy Rain vs. Mass Effect 2 - The Ultimate PS3 Showdown, Round 1

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on 25 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:

Heavy Rain

Quantic Dream's psychological thriller was a totally unique concept for PlayStation 3 owners and featured game controls that brought player interactivity to a whole new level. Filled with drama, mystery, and suspense, the dark, rain-soaked atmosphere and mature storyline was as engaging as the search for clues and the perfectly-paced QTE fight sequences. Incredible graphics and sound have scarcely been used better to heighten an already tense atmosphere. Put simply, Heavy Rain made you feel like you were the star of your own movie, and became an instant classic on PS3 thanks to its unique blend of storytelling and interaction.

Mass Effect 2

Bioware’s action role-playing sequel was praised for its branching narrative, polished sci-fi environments, and cast of compelling characters. Character development was addictive and quests were diverse and entertaining. Thankfully, it's tight third-person combat held up as well. Dramatic and intense, Mass Effect 2 is well-paced and captivating, expertly managing to make players feel emotionally involved with their character and the weight of their decisions at every path. Expertly polished and constantly impressive, almost every inch of Mass Effect 2 is a joy to behold.

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!