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Uncharted 3 vs. Skyrim - The Ultimate PS3 Showdown, Round 2

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on 30 July 2012

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!


The Contenders:

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Naughty Dog surpassed itself with the third game in the Uncharted series, delivering an action adventure with a great narrative, likeable characters, and stunning setpieces across an incredible gameworld that burst out of the screen. Physics, visuals, and environmental effects played their part in creating perhaps the most attractive game to have ever graced the PlayStation 3, while its clever level design ensured that Nathan Drake’s signature moves, combat skills, and puzzle-solving chops were put to the test with a variety of enjoyable challenges. Script-writing was sharp, the soundtrack was rousing, and the pacing was spot-on. It’s no wonder Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception scooped an unprecedented amount of awards in 2011, from “Best Character” to “Best Graphics".

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was probably the most-anticipated RPG sequel of all time, and it didn’t disappoint. Traversing the open world of Skyrim on foot or horseback, never knowing what or who you might stumble upon, was incredibly exciting and showcased the vast and highly detailed gameworld. With engaging character development and hundreds of quests that take you from dark dungeons and quaint towns to snowy mountains and battles with giants, Skyrim has depth, variety and personality. Character design was exemplary and the large roster of enemies ensured that players had to adapt their fighting styles, with intense dragon battles providing many highlights. Skyrim is an absolute juggernaut and, despite its PS3-specific technical issues, a clear contender in this tournament.

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!