Well, sometimes, there's one clear winner that dominates all from the start, and in this particular case, it appears as if no contestant will be able to challenge Gran Turismo 4 .
Easily your choice for the Best Sports/Racing game on the PS2, GT4 built upon the awesome foundation provided by its predecessor and made everything better. We got enhanced physics and graphics, better overall realism, and more tuning/mechanical options than ever before. It was a racing simulator's dream come true (and our dreams should come true once again when Gran Turismo 5 drops), and it provided fans with almost endless hours of awesome entertainment. The next closest competitor – Burnout Revenge – didn't even manage to get half the votes of GT4, but then again, we shouldn't have expected anything different. Although it didn't have an online multiplayer option, Polyphony's supremely polished racer was certainly one of the generation's best titles, and should lead the charge in the second week. Here's the top 5 (all racers); we'll have to see who emerges with the Silver and Bronze medals, because that might be an interesting battle.
Gran Turismo 4
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Perhaps surprisingly, SSX didn't make the cut, although it's certainly one of the highest scoring games of the generation. Then again, as it was a launch title, the system did come a long way and later racing games were more advanced. For our part, we'd like to see Wipeout Fusion come up and snag a medal…but hey, that's not up to us. 😉