We thought this would be a much closer race than it was, but clearly, God of War II is just too good.
In what turned out to be a landslide victory for Sony's incredible sequel, the readers have selected GoWII as the best PS2 game in existence and we have to say, it's tough to argue. Although it's very possible to make a legitimate argument for the runner-up ( Final Fantasy X ), one simply can't deny just how close to action perfection GoWII came; for that generation, it absolutely trounced the competition. It's one of the reasons why we all so desperately want the third installment on the PS3: this is one series that has yet to let anyone down, as even the PSP entry ended up being one of the best handheld experiences ever. GoWII somehow managed to build on the already-impressive foundation of the original and there isn't a soul on earth who can look us in the eye and say, "yeah…we just didn't like it." No. That's not gonna fly. Everyone loved that game, damnit! Anyway, here are the final PS2 Best of the Best: Overall standings:
Gold Medal: God of War II
Silver Medal: Final Fantasy X
Bronze Medal: Gran Turismo 4
Now that this has been settled, we're taking a little break from the console awards and zeroing on something a little more specific. What's your favorite installment of some of the industry's most successful franchises? We're going to start with a PlayStation classic: Metal Gear Solid . What's your favorite MGS? And yes, you guessed it: when we're done figuring out your favorites for a bunch of franchises, we'll stack all the winners against each other. So vote now!