We figured this would be the most hotly contested category for the PS2 Best of the Best Polls, despite the closeness of the recent RPG competition. After the first week, though, God of War II pulled away from its worthy competitors and took the top slot heading into the second and deciding week.
SCEA's insta-classic was an unbelievable follow-up to the original title, and it gave action aficionados everything they could possibly ask for…and more. Kratos, one of the biggest bad-asses in gaming history, ripped his way through foe after foe, and for our part, we have difficulty remembering a more enjoyable experience. However, we can't sell the other competitors short, as four other downright fantastic gems are into the second week. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater poses the most significant threat to GoWII at this point (surprisingly, MGS2 didn't make the cut), while "Your Favorite GTA" snapped up third. Really, there isn't a game that isn't worthy of some sort of recognition on this entire list, so we realize it's a difficult decision. But Round 2 will make the final determination, and here's the top 5:
It's good to see another old favorite – DMC – crack into the top 5, too. So hey, let's see if any of those four titles can pose a legitimate challenge to GoWII; we leave it all up to you. Vote away, valued readers!