The next phase of our PSX Extreme Best of the Best Poll series has come to a close, and after 1,128 votes in one week, you loyal readers have made it very clear: your choice for the best PS1 fighter is Tekken 3 .

As many followers of the long-running franchise will probably tell you, the first two installments established the hardcore fan base, and the third hit just about every correct chord. The fighting mechanic was borderline flawless for the time, and those visuals were pretty damn good, too. In fact, this game occupies that lofty critic score plateau that only includes the likes of Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid in the 32-bit generation, and that's impressive. How many times did you hold a Tekken 3 party with a large group of friends on the weekends? How many of you were determined to learn every single move with one particular character? And once you did so, how many so desperately wanted to punish any n00b who had a masochistic desire to lose in embarrassing fashion? There's no doubt that this fighter spawned legions of new fans and secured millions of others for life.

Here are the final results for Best PS1 Fighter:

Gold Medal: Tekken 3

Silver Medal: Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Bronze Medal: WWF SmackDown!

Thing is, there was a downright crazy race for that second slot. WWF SmackDown ! pulled away from Street Fighter Alpha 3 in the last few days, but came up just shy of passing Mortal Kombat Trilogy . The difference. 5 votes . So don't think for a second that your vote doesn't count! Anyway, we have now moved on to the next step- Best Action/Adventure, and as we are including platformers and FPS in this category, we're adopting the two-week format we used with the Best RPG category. So basically, we take the top 5 vote-getters for the first week, and then those five battle it out for the final medals.

Remember, you can always present and/or defend your opinion in the official Best of the Best Polls topic in our forums.

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Daedusian
Daedusian
12 years ago

Were the results still about 40% for Tekken and 16% or so for MK? Just curious at how close or far the top two were apart…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
12 years ago

Yeah, 45% for Tekken 3 and 15% each for Trilogy and SmackDown!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Street Fighter Alpha 3 was better

Zapix
Zapix
12 years ago

ugh, resident evil 3 was soo much better than 2. *sigh* not an option though. guess I'll go with mgs in this case.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

No

Resident Evil 2 was Playstation's best Resident Evil, period.

Specially in terms of storyline

AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
12 years ago

man this is hard, MGS was such an awesome game. Twisted Metal 2 was a great game, Resident Evil 2 … how many hours, days and months I've spent on the game? ……………. Honestly, the second best game on PS1 is Metal Gear Solid. I'll be voting for that one. FF VII is ranked #1 =)

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Second?

Seriously you must be joking

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

Yup i knew Tekken 3 would win, suprised that Soul Blade didnt do better. I voted Metal Gear Solid for best action game. Though im confused why Resident Evil 2 is in there, Its a HORROR game. you need to do a Horror game poll.

Also there needs to be a separate catagory for action & platforming games, Spyro & Metal Gear Solid classed in the same genre seems incorrect, Wheres Crash Bandicoot, you can miss out the Crash Bandicoot adventure trilogy!

AntDC
AntDC
12 years ago

That is a quality list of games in the poll… everyone of them deserves a medal. I think this ones gonna be closer.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
12 years ago

This seems like a really odd selection to be together this time… I'm gonna be giving my vote to the Legacy of Kain series on this one.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
12 years ago

man.. i played all these games. except for teh dragon. all of em were good. i probably played twisted metal the most. it was fun playing it with my cousins, though i think mgs is the best =P. me and my dad used to have so much fun with it.

MadPowerBomber
MadPowerBomber
12 years ago

Mortal Kombat Trilogy and WWE Smackdown? Are you serious? Wow. Street Fighter Alpha 3 made both of those games look like sissies. I voted for MGS on the new one, 'cause I love the game; but Castlevania Symphony of the Night wipes the floor with everything else on the list.

Laguna
Laguna
12 years ago

Where is Crash Bandicoot 3 in the new poll?

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

I dont know, I was wondering myself.

bamf
bamf
12 years ago

RE2, MoH, LoK and TR was some of my best games for the PS1 but none of them come close to the excellence of MGS, it was my fave game for PS1.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
12 years ago

How could Metal Gear Solid possibly lose? lol

Mista
Mista
12 years ago

I loved some Legacy of Kain and Resi 2 but come on, Metal Gear Solid rules all.