UPDATE: The Final Four match-ups have been posted. Use the links below to navigate to the match-ups and cast your votes to decide the Best PS3 Game Ever. Choose wisely...
ORIGINAL: Here at PSU Towers, we often daydream about the best PlayStation 3 games we've ever played. We started the Ultimate PS3 Showdown with the single goal of deciding which PS3 game is the very best, the most magnificent title to grace our favorite console. To do that, we put the power in your hands. After all, who better to choose the best PS3 game ever than the original PlayStation community - the dedicated readers, forum members, and superfans of PlayStation Universe?
We have never been closer than at this moment.
Eight games remained at the start of Round 3, but only four could move on. And now, after three grueling rounds of debate, passionate allegiance, and voting, we have arrived at the Final Four. Below, you'll see PS3's very best games, the cream of the crop, as decided by the PSU community.
Now, the real fun begins.
Two weeks ago, we asked you to submit your predictions for the Final Four, Championship Round, and Champion of our Ultimate PS3 Showdown. We promised that the winner - he or she who picked the most correct games - would win a PS3 game or pre-order of their choice. That promise hasn't changed. A brand-new PS3 game is on the line, and only one person will claim it. With the Final Four decided, entry scoring has already begun. Here's how it works:
Contest entrants shall receive:
-1 point each for correctly guessing the games that advanced to the Final Four
-2 points each for correctly guessing the games that advance to the Championship Round
-4 points for correctly guessing the Champion
Ties will be decided via random number generator.
Voting for the Final Four will commence on Monday morning, August 6, at approximately 8 AM ET. The voting period will last until Wednesday morning, August 8, at approximately the same time. The next day, voting will begin for the Championship Round to decide the Best PS3 Game of All Time. You don't want to miss this.
So, take a look at your Round 3 winners - the Final Four - below, and take some time this weekend to think carefully and reflect on which games deserve your vote. We want each match-up to have meaning, to carry weight, and that can only happen with thoughtful decisions.
See you on Monday, and let the battle begin.
ROUND 3 WINNERS:
GRAND THEFT AUTO IV VS. GOD OF WAR III
WINNER: GOD OF WAR III, 69 votes, 72.63%
Grand Theft Auto IV, 26 votes, 27.37%
HEAVY RAIN VS. SKYRIM
WINNER: HEAVY RAIN, 61 votes, 51.69%
Skyrim, 57 votes, 48.31%
UNCHARTED 2 VS. LITTLEBIGPLANET 2
WINNER: UNCHARTED 2, 61 votes, 64.21%
LittleBigPlanet 2, 34 votes, 35.79%
METAL GEAR SOLID 4 VS. inFAMOUS
WINNER: METAL GEAR SOLID 4, 51 votes, 54.26%
inFAMOUS, 43 votes, 45.74%