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PSXE Poll Update: Killzone 2 Squeaks Past inFamous

We actually didn't think it'd be close, but this one came down to within fifty votes or so...

We knew Killzone 2 and inFamous would duke it out for final supremacy in our latest poll, but we figured KZ2 would slip an uppercut in for the early knockout. Well, it never came, and in the end, we have to say that what continues to be PSXE's choice for Game of the Year won not by TKO, but by decision. In all honesty, we do attribute this to the fact that even the greatest experiences can fade in our minds only months after its release, especially when we're currently enamored with another game. We assume a lot of you are either still playing inFamous or have just recently finished it, which may explain the closeness of this competition. But we can't take anything away from inFamous; it's certainly my second-favorite title of 2009 thus far, and I had an absolute blast and a half playing it. Coming up a distant third was Street Fighter IV, but at least it broke a hundred votes, which the fourth place finisher, Guitar Hero: Metallica, didn't manage to do. Really, it was all about Killzone 2 and inFamous, as it should be.

Now, just so we're more aware of our reader's gaming preferences, we have a very simple question to ask this week (before we make things harder again next week). What's your favorite gaming genre? No, you can't select more than one, so just select the category that you love most. C'mon, it can't be that hard!

6/21/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (44 posts)

Bo0mKiiD
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 10:10:33 PM
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I love polls. Congratz Killzone 2.

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kevinater321
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 10:46:22 PM
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Same here and i think killzone deserved it, that game changed the way i look at FPS now. I can now actually laugh at CoD right in its fat face and laugh at my friends that still play it non stop........stupid kids

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Godslim
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:28:20 AM

graphically i think killzone is way better than cod but gameplay i know k2 was going for more realistic but i think cod has the edge

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Natalisrubbish
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 12:19:55 PM

@Godslim
I couldn't agree with you more. Gameplay and control wise COD4 is better ONLY and I say ONLY, online wise because of its shorter learning curve, accessibility and control layout. Before I get flamed though, I absolutely do give 100% props to Killzone 2 and its graphics/online play it just wasn't my cup of tea control wise so I sold it after two weeks. Now, I do understand there has been (rightfully I think) enough complaints about the aiming and recoil of weapons in the game that Guerrilla are in the act of developing a "precision aiming patch," for killzone 2, when that comes out, i'll pick up a used copy and try my hand again. My opinion, Great game, slightly lack luster aiming, AWESOME AWESOME Graphics and online.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 10:55:02 PM
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yeah, Killzone 2, woot woot. InFamous was fun though. Just wondering, does anyone know how to unbrick a PSP 3001. info. its version is 5.51. nothing special about it.

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faraga
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 8:03:22 AM

went back to the shop where i bought my psp 2000, i got a new one 2 weeks later, and broke the screen 4 days later :S but now (after more than a year, i finally have it repaired since i didn't get any warranty off it

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Qubex
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 11:23:13 PM
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Killzone2 is one of the best games I have ever played, and will be looked back in history will fond memories I think... I am selling most of my other games now to only concentrate on PlayStation exclusives going forward...

I will also not purchase MW2 now as I feel Activision have become to cocky. We'll see, may change my mind at a later stage...

Congratulations Killzone 2!

Q!

"i am home"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 11:53:01 PM
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Killzonin it up in this piece!

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Qubex
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:25:22 AM

WorldsEnd, do send me your PSN ID if you can!

Q!

"i am home"

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kevinater321
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 9:48:08 AM

yeh. Same here i want to add you so we can play some sick Killzone together ;)

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King James
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:10:57 AM

lol, to bad they do know that you're average at shooters World.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 2:12:24 PM

Yeah I;m average but its still fun, catch me under DonovanTheICEMAN

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Banky A
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 11:53:22 PM
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Yaaa Killzone!
I will get your DLC packs someday I swear lol

And I didn't vote for inFAMOUS for the reason that I don't own it, but the demo was awesome ;)
Like played it for 4 hours straight. So addictive.


&&&.......... Role Playing Games!!!
Then Action/Adventure
Then Racing (unless it's Gran Turismo then Racing will be No. 2)

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Banky A
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 11:55:54 PM
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BTW Ben do we actually get all those thousands of votes for every (mostly) poll? ^_^

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Jalex
Sunday, June 21, 2009 @ 11:56:41 PM
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I'd like to believe I'm not so fickle as to think something is better just because it's a bit more recent in my memory, and I went with 'inFAMOUS.' I really enjoyed 'Killzone 2', though.
The decider was probably the fact that I've already got more hours out of 'inFAMOUS' than 'Killzone 2.'

As for the new poll:
The fact that I just started new games on 'Dragon Warrior VII' and 'Final Fantasy VI' should speak for itself.

Last edited by Jalex on 6/21/2009 11:57:02 PM

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MRSUCCESS
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 12:32:32 AM
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I recently bought Killzone 2. I know, I know I'm late to the party, but I was busy from February to May with school & work, I'd like to think those are a priority. From what I've experienced Killzone 2 is very good, but I'm not surprised it took 1st place since FPS games are so popular nowadays.

Which one did I vote for? Street Fighter 4 of course. Playing the franchise for more than a decade now I was eagerly anticipating this game and for the most part it's everything I wanted. With more than 1000 matches played and 850 matches won (and counting), this will be one of my favorite games of this year.

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Scarecrow
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 12:51:37 AM
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Killzone 2 is such a great game! Truly deserves the win.

Though SFIV is slightly better imo, it just captures everything that is great 'bout fighting games. The roster itself is spectacular!

Ben, this new poll is damn tough! Seriously choosing between Action/adventure and rpg is like choosing between pizza and chinese food :D

Eh, I'll go with rpgs

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 1:33:56 AM
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both Killzone2 and inFamous are NOT my type of games. Actually all FPS and GTA/inFamous alike games are not my type.

To answer your question Ben, my fav category has to be RPG, or to be more specific JRPG, no questions about it, hands down!

Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 6/22/2009 1:36:56 AM

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 1:44:10 AM

followed by Action/Adventure, a specific portion of it tho, like MGS series, Castlevania series, DMC series, GOW series etc.

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ThugNificent101
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 3:26:09 AM
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Glad Killzone 2 took the crown as well.
Amazing game! Still playing it, the only shooter i play really... though im hoping to get a new ISP soon because mine seems to be getting slower and slower... Kinda sucks playing online now =/


For the next pole... i dont think the choice is too difficult, even though i admit i had to think for a second.
But i can say that RPG's take it because of the fact that you get a much richer story telling experience than just about any other genre imo.
Just started re-playing FFVII for about the hundredth time (on my psp this time) and im hooked again. Just got Aeris's Great Gospel and am pretty proud of the strength and progression that ive achieved for where i am. (Level 65 cloud and aeris disc one with about 37 hours)
cant bring myself to continue the story yet because aeris's great gospel kicks so much a**!!

Last edited by ThugNificent101 on 6/22/2009 3:27:20 AM

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Banky A
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:45:40 AM

Niiiice

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Sir Shak
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:37:51 AM
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I voted for Killzone as I haven't played inFamous yet . By the way , thanks for spoiling it for those who are yet to pick it up Ben .

As for the new pole , I hope action/adventure takes the crown .

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Ghidora
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 5:14:04 AM
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KZ2 is an easy winner...

I still play the MP all i can, and just got my Valor Grand Cross last week :)

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www
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 6:23:30 AM
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Well, what happened to RE5?

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Juanalf
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 6:35:20 AM
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KZ2 is a fantastic game but unfortunately is been partially forgotten b/c of the early release which will probably ruin is chances for GOTY.

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faraga
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 8:00:08 AM
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as for the next poll, i voted sports racing, but please, never put those two genres in the same category since i love racing games and i hate sport games (thinking about stuff like fifa and pes and other sport simulators)

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Scarecrow
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:20:52 AM

Exactly...

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Jawknee
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 9:29:37 AM
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there's A lot of reasons I liked KZ2 more but I find inFAMOUS strangly addicting.

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Victor321
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 9:35:37 AM
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I can't vote in this poll, I love all of them like my own children!! Equally!! DX

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Mr Bitey
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 9:47:44 AM
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I voted for Infamous. I loved KillZone 2, but I stink at playing it online.

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King James
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:12:29 AM
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KZ2 took over my life late winter. KZ2 is the 1st game I bought and played the online 1st. And I love single player experiences. That's why KZ2 won.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:45:25 AM
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Killzone is better than COD in my opinion. KZ is realistic and COD is more of an arcade shooter. I had to vote for KZ2, I didn't forget about Infamous because I bought it!

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 12:10:45 PM
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If FPS's win this i'll be disgusted with the modern gaming community.

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Alienange
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 3:22:30 PM

It won't. RPGs FTW !

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Karosso
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 12:26:20 PM
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Damn! I just had eye surgery and am completely blind on my right eye... As luck would have it, I just got InFamous :-(
Guess I will need to wait two months until my vision is fully restored to play this amazing game...
No TV, No books, no sex, no flying, no exercise, just laying on my right side the whole day...

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ImInFFXIII
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 5:46:41 PM

dude that really sucks

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Karosso
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 6:08:33 PM

Tell me about it... Its not one of those things you can trifle with so, I must obey the doctor. Would not want to loose my right eye for good. Playing FPS would be almost impossible :-)

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DarthNemesis
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 4:09:39 PM
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InFamous is the better game,that's a fact.I have both and FPS games just fail in comparison to games like InFamous that offer a variety of ways to play them.That's one reason why i don't like shooters that much,they are repetitive and stale.i know that most people that voted for KZ2 has not even played InFamous.To anyone who still has not picked up InFamous,you are really missing out on the best game on the PS3 and possibly the best game this generation.

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Totalz
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 6:03:40 PM
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I voted Prototype...man I'm a moron. As soon as I got inFamous after Prototype I knew it was superior. Well done KZ2 though!

I am considering boycotting further Activision titles after there w*nkerish displays, clearly all these yearly franchises have gone to their head, everything they do now is a variation on a theme of either COD or GH. Seriously, other than Prototype Activision really needs some new IP, fast. They gave up WET and Brutal Legend for god knows what reason, which were interesting but risky new IP; they probably didn't see enough profit in them...They've become the EA of a few years back.

RPG all the way!!! XD

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Jonesy555
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 8:35:24 PM
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I voted inFAMOUS because I liked the story better. Killzone 2 is a good game no doubt, and it plays alot smoother than inFAMOUS, but the story of Cole is just too good. And the ending...WOW!

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Nerull
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 9:59:43 PM
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I've only played the demos thus far, infamous should be arriving in my mailbox from ebay anyday now, but I think Infamous has a definite edge on killzone 2 other than being more recent.
Namely it's not a FPS that's mostly grey, and it's not quite so damn linear. Everything I've seen of killzone 2 has been underwhelming, reminds me of halo alot actually, it doesn't seem to do anything that hasn't been done in dozens of other FPS's yet it gets tonnes of hype. Maybe I'll get it when it eventually becomes a greatest hit but besides infamous ghostbusters is next on my list.

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somethingrandom
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:15:02 PM
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Killzone 2 FTW!

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Skatejimmy5
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 6:55:21 AM
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I voted inFamous, because I didn't like Killzone 2 THAT much. It was really good, but in my honest opinion I liked COD4 way more.

This week, I've voted for Action/Adventure. Games like Uncharted and Tomb Raider are what gaming is about for me.

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___________
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 7:41:47 AM
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slow down ben uncharted 2 aint out yet so how can you call goty already?
but out of infamous and KZ2 i would have to say fun wise infamous but which was the better game KZ2.
infamous is more fun but graphics wise and sound wise was disappointing, where KZ2 was amazing.
i dont know whats wrong with me, ive played infamous for over 20 hours ive finished EVERYTHING and i STILL want to play it.
what Trenton said at sonys E3 media release is true infamous is bloody addictive.

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