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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

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Comments (19 posts)

Jed
Sunday, January 11, 2009 @ 11:53:26 PM
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I think I know who will win the next one... ;)

So how many people usually vote in these polls?

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Scarecrow
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 12:32:08 AM
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Oh sh*t just voted for Gran Turismo 4 :D , wanted to vote for GOWII

Hehe still they're both great games!

Haha Ben love your lines "It may have been obscenely difficult to nab Gold medals in those License tests, but this Gold was a breeze."

So true I could only ever get a handful of the gold medals in the GT games, I mean never really bothered to shoot for gold, though in GT2 I did aim to get some golds, got a quite a bit of them.

Anyway Polyphony's racing genre domination is unstoppable, for more than 10 whole years Gran Turismo is still king...amazing.

Will never forget when I got GT1 back in the Summer of 1998...

Anyway no MGS3 on the list makes me sad... :(

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eLLeJuss
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 1:00:01 AM
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ahh. im goin FFX all the way :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 1:04:13 AM
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FFX for me baby.

I'll bet you race fans will have fun trying for all the trophies in GT5.

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jlch777
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 1:52:51 AM
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GT4=best racing game until GT5 arrives.

Patiently waiting......

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Jed
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 4:05:58 AM

where does prologue stand??

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 2:14:03 AM
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I voted for FFX, i liked 7,8 & 9 better, but X was the last one with the charm to it, still think MGS2 should be in that list.

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mastiffchild
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 3:55:14 AM
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Jeeeezus. Sonene else with a soft spot for MGS2. Well, there you go, for years now I've felt it was just me!

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firehahahahaha
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 4:36:07 AM
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Hmm I never really cared for any of the games on this list... This'll be tough, but I guess I'll go for God of War II, and just pretend it's the first one. Second one had too many puzzles in it...

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mastiffchild
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 7:42:44 AM
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Really? I honestly thought the second GOW was a far more complete game all rounsd and built well on the QTE and quality evolving combat with better puzzles(Chains of Olympus on PSP is prolly just as good as either too so GOW3 should be a cracker)-but hey, horses for courses and that.
My faourite PS2 game is still SoTC if I'm honest though-I played it through last wekk and it's still incredible for a game to be so affecting. Got me right in the mood for some news on the new Team Ico game but there's basically just that chain going down the hole! It's a great chain going down a hole but y'know I expected there to be a little more info by now!!

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www
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 7:43:53 AM
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Haaa...Gran Turismo 4,wat else?
like
Nespresso,wat else?.........Clooney.

BTW
FFX ftw,wat else?

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Xanavi23
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 8:20:16 AM
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Was there aver any doubt? GT continues to dominate the racing game world.

My 2 races last night were a key example in GT5P.
After tinkering with my TVR Tuscans suspension set-up i dropped a whole second off my 650PP Suzuka laptime down to 2:11.281 and was averaging 2:11s with no offs. This was down from my original starting laps a day ago or so of 2:14.xxx.

Nothing rewards you like GT when you put in the time, effort and skill. The racing being especially awesome.

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dveisalive
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 9:02:27 AM
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Grand Turismo is way more addicting to me than C.O.D. 4/W.A.W. which sounds crazy but its true.

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Xanavi23
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 4:39:01 PM

Ya it is, but COD4 is close...i sold it, but i still want it back...such a good game lol(COD4).

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 7:55:22 PM
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"ZOOM, ZOOM"
(Oh wait.....that's Subaru's TM)

OK, "VROOM, VROOM", it is then!

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Xanavi23
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 8:05:40 PM

No, lol, ZOOM ZOOM is mazdas ;)

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BikerSaint
Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 9:29:24 PM
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Yeah, that's the ticket, LOL

Oh hell, most of those lil metric lawnmowers all look alike to me

Double damn, can't go back & fix it either, cause I'm somehow lost the edit button.

(Here, button, button)

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 2:41:53 AM
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No GrandTheftAuto?

You guys have any idea how much GTA meant to Sony during the PS2 days?

Its why me and every friend I knew wanted one.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:31:43 PM

well, u couldve gotten gta for the pc =/

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