PSXE Best Of The Best Poll Update: Gran Turismo 4 Pulls Away
The unstoppable driving simulation proves its supremacy for a second straight week, as Gran Turismo 4 is clearly the reader's choice for Best PS2 Sports/Racing game.
While GT3 established the franchise in a new generation, GT4 built upon the already excellent foundation and Polyphony added better graphics, physics, and depth. It's no surprise that so many readers voted for the game, despite some stiff competition from the likes of Burnout Revenge and Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, because GT is always so unbelievably polished. Sure, arcade-style racing titles can be fun, of course, but nothing was quite so engrossing as the authenticity of GT4. We're a little surprised that other sports games didn't factor into the final voting, but at the same time, we knew GT4 would emerge victorious. Here are the final results for the category:
Gold Medal: Gran Turismo 4
Silver Medal: Burnout Revenge
Bronze Medal: Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
It may have been obscenely difficult to nab Gold medals in those License tests, but this Gold was a breeze. It's now time to crown the single best PS2 game of the generation, as we're going to take the winners of all the previous categories and toss 'em in together. This means that Final Fantasy X, God of War II, Gran Turismo 4, Tekken 5, and Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal are gonna duke it out for the ultimate prize! Good luck to all the contestants!
1/11/2009 Ben Dutka