The first round of our Best PS1 Sports/Racing game poll is now complete, and perhaps some of you will be surprised with the results.
First of all, while Gran Turismo 2 was the lead vote-getter, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 gave it a serious run for its money and what should've been an obvious Gold Medal run is now very much in doubt! Furthermore, we at PSXE are surprised once again at a few of the popular choices. We still can't figure out how Castlevania: Symphony of the Night didn't at least medal in the Best Action/Adventure category, and now, we don't understand how Wipeout XL could've been eliminated in the first round. Quite possibly one of the best racing games ever, and certainly one of the best of the 32-bit generation, Wipeout XL was a true-blue phenomenon. But we're not about to quibble; this is your choice, dear reader, not ours. And so, here are your picks for the top 5, which will now move on to the second and final week. Which of the qualifiers will take home medals, and can GT2 stave off THPS2 once again?
I'd also like to remind all of you that after this Poll is complete, we'll be moving on to the "special" poll for next week: it will consist of all the great PS1 titles that didn't quite make the genre awards; we'll take 10 of the previously forgotten and have them fight it out for the final spot in our upcoming Best Overall PS1 Game Poll. If you have some ideas as to what this game should be, please tell us in the official thread in our forums. But first, make sure to vote for the ultimate winner in the Sports/Racing category!