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Heavy Rain vs. Skyrim - The Ultimate PS3 Showdown, Round 3

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on 1 August 2012

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.


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.

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 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.