Well, we don't blame the readers one bit. And in fact, we agree.

While the huge Grand Theft Auto following gave it a run for its money, Naughty Dog's Uncharted 3 won out as the most wanted PS3 title. It's not hard to understand how the upcoming third installment in the franchise – which hasn't been officially unveiled, but is most certainly in development – beat out both Grand Theft Auto V and Final Fantasy Versus XIII . It's obvious: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was one of the most memorable video game experiences in history, and is widely considered to be the best title of the generation thus far. It's interesting, though…although the original Drake's Fortune was excellent, would you have predicted that Uncharted 3 would outstrip the industry's biggest names in a "most wanted" competition? It's just incredible what Naughty Dog has managed to do, and we all wait with bated breath for the unveiling of the third iteration. It's going to be one hell of a production.

Now, we turn our attention to potential Game of the Year candidates. We're in November now and there are only a few titles left that have a chance of being GotY. Now, our question isn't what you think should win the illustrious award, but which title do you think will win here at PSXE…? We might be leaning in a surprising direction… So what say you?

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FxTales
FxTales
11 years ago

Truth.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

I say Heavy Rain or Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood….I won't make my final decision until I get the latter.

But if the vote ends before the 16th, HR hands down.

FxTales
FxTales
11 years ago

As much as I'd prefer to see Heavy Rain take it, and I do, I see it going Red Dead. My two cents.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I don't think ACB is going to take it. There are just too many other games. Better games. Not saying ACB is a bad game but the beta was pretty lack luster and the AC franchise, having a nice following, just isn't GOTY quality. Especially when compared to the other games we have seen this year.

I have to kind of agree with Mell. I personally would like to see God of War III or GT5 win, i wouldn't be surprised of RDR wins. It wasn't my personal favorite but it was a fresh titles in a sea of FPS's.

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

Heavy Rain all the way.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

To be honest Jawknee, I hate deciding the GOTY, there's always a high level of quality of games releasing every year IMO, because the games I WANT to buy and WANT to play, are usually 90+ games, when it comes to scores.

This year alone, a couple of the many games I bought were Red Dead Redemption, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2, and Halo: Reach. Quality games, and I never like to favour one game I own over another because I always get this bad feeling in my stomach; I love all my games, they're like my children, in that I can't prefer one over the another, to the extent that the game I chose is GOTY material, that it's above on it own level compared to the rest.

Because all the games I've bought and played this generation so far are GOTY material to me, and I get really appreciative when I have a list or poll to work with because my answer wouldn't be specific, it would always be "all" or "every game I own is GOTY to me".

Hence my answer, based off of the poll here at PSXExtreme, is either HR or AC:Brotherhood, because I feel that my two picks had and will have respectively, a huge impact on the industry.

So I'm happy if most if the accolades go to either one of them when the aswesome PSXE crew present the awards at the end of the year.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Yea i just can't see what ACB is going to bring to the industry the previous two games didn't. Yea it has multiplayer that could be cool but judging from the beta, its kinda meh. I know what your saying i just think if AC was going to revolutionize the industry or genre it would have already.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

i say heavy rain wins at PSXE just by knowing how much they fell in love with it… GT5 shouldn't even be a choice but it's holding second place for some reason… and god of war III, while GREAT, was just more of the same… my pick is either red dead redemption or fallout new vegas… with heavy rain in 3rd place of course…

i've done all there is to do with RDR and loved every minute of it… i am 50 hours into fallout new vegas and i am not even close to seeing all there is to see, lol… and heavy rain WOW'd me, just like it did for the staff here… so currently, RDR would be my pick… but in a couple more weeks it will probably be new vegas, once i finally beat it…


Last edited by bOnEs on 11/1/2010 6:06:55 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I picked The Last Guardian. Love me some Uncharted but we already got two Uncharted games this gen and zero from Team ICO.

EDIT: Black Ops winning GOTY…that's funny. 😛

EDIT 2: I guess Joe Danger is equally funny. Haha!


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/31/2010 10:18:32 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Indeed Uncharted 3, I got a hunch that it will be announced at E3 2011.

As for GOTY at PSXE, I'd say it'll be GT5.
And obviously the top 2 is GT5 and GOWIII.
RDR will eventually fall behind and Heavy Rain will catch up.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 10/31/2010 10:56:33 PM

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
11 years ago

I haven't played any of the games listed on the GOTY contenders, damn! (Actually I haven't played any 2010 game)


Last edited by hellish_devil on 10/31/2010 11:31:51 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

What were you doing in 2010?!?!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I could have sworn i saw you playing God of War III. Though i could be wrong.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
11 years ago

Well, I started my gaming year with Valkyria Chronicles, after that Uncharted 2, then I replayed GTAIV (with trophies now, then it was all about my 2nd playtrough Fallout 3 (with trophies too, then I started playing my 2ndplaytrough Dragon Quest VII, then I bought Infamous, played it, then Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction. Between all of them there was always a little bit of Disgaea 3 and Demon´s souls,.


Last edited by hellish_devil on 11/1/2010 7:57:55 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

GT5 will get GOTY. It will be – to coin a phrase – EPIC.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

I think it would re-invent the word EPIC (not to mention SCALE) 9000 times over!!!!!!!!*

*Pun intended

Shams
Shams
11 years ago

Between GT5, Heavy Rain, GOW3, RDR, AC:B, and COD:BO, I'd say it it would be a safe bet to say GT5 wins…IF, that is, it makes it in the holiday season. Let's hope for the best, so to speak.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
11 years ago

Uncharted 2 sold more than GTA IV? never knew. Is that possible Cuz' GTA IV is multiplatform…

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Uncharted 2 never sold more than GTAIV.

…what does that have to do with anything, anyway?

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
11 years ago

Sorry I missread.

gangan19
gangan19
11 years ago

killzone 3 here, take all the time you need for uncharted 3 to make it perfect and not rushed

just2skillf00l
just2skillf00l
11 years ago

So many good games…so many seem to be worthy GOTY contenders in my book. Generally, I'm leaning toward GoW3, HR, GT5, RDR, and ACB. From there I'd dwindle it down to HR, GoW3, and ACB. Then maybe HR and ACB. Those two will battle it out for the prize. (Considering ACB doesn't commit seppuku). Pretty epic list you got there.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Pretty sure it's only your opinion that RDR is better than those PS3 exclusives you listed…an opinion not shared by most critics, by the way.

And based on the review scores for New Vegas, it's highly doubtful ANY source will nominate it for GotY.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/1/2010 12:55:07 AM

Shams
Shams
11 years ago

So i guess we can cross out RDR, that leaves HR (Ben's personal favorite), GOW3 (Arnold was happy to review instead of HR), GT5 (if it makes it this year, and we know both Ben & Arnold are automotive enthusiasts), AC:B, and COD:BO (see what i did thar). Since it will be a mutually agree upon choice between Ben & Arnold, GT5 has the strongest chance if it makes it by the holiday season. If not, there will be a banging of heads!

Teddie9
Teddie9
11 years ago

GOW3 only because it's one of those exclusives that pushes the console to new limits, however would imagine GT5 plans to do the same.
However I feel that peace walker should get some kind of honourable mention.

Temjin001
Temjin001
11 years ago

I think if it were up to Ben, it'd probably be Heavy Rain 😉

Unless GT5 is as good as it will be, and aught to be. Which I think it'll be =)

GT5 gets my vote.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

As for the last poll, it looks like just two Lone Wolf's picked David cage's next title(Hmmm, I wonder who the other wolf was).

A for the new poll, damn, I haven't bought any of those titles yet, so I'll have to pass.
(but except for Super Streetfighter & Joe Danger, I will be buying all of them in the within the next 3 to 4 months tops.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

Wasn't me.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

Yeah, Uncharted 3. I think that was a given. If ND push it as hard as they pushed Among Theives, it will creep into the best game ever crypt and steal the title from whatever Nintendo game is currently holding it. The Last Guardian is a close second.

My personal GotY is probably Enslaved. It may not have the most refined gameplay, or be especially technically proficient, but the storytelling is rock solid and moreover believable, and it is fun.

Considering that it isn't on the list, I'm going to say Heavy Rain. Although GT5 is a very solid contender. The only other possibilities (IMO) are GoWIII and RDRedemption, but I don't think either was strong enough to pull it.
Peace.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
11 years ago

Thumbs down for saying I like Enslaved? NOT HAPPY JAN!

___________
___________
11 years ago

game im most looking forward to is LA Noire…….. if it actually ever releases!
ps3 exclusive would be Agent…….. if that ever releases!
GOTY, probably just cause 2, or alpha protocol.
😉


Last edited by ___________ on 11/1/2010 2:10:56 AM

AshT
AshT
11 years ago

It has to be GT5

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
11 years ago

Ben, who is that character in your display pic??

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
11 years ago

Ramza Beoulve from Final Fantasy Tactics.

FM23
FM23
11 years ago

Well my GOTY is Fallout New Vegas so far. GOWIII is a good second with RDR following it. Heavy Rain may be GOTY based on originality. Let me see how AC Brotherhood turns out. ACII wasn't GOTY quality so nothing gives me incentive to believe this will be either.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

well the way this site is run *cough*pro ps3*cough* i'll give the vote to God of War 3. But my GOTY goes to Red Dead Redemption.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
11 years ago

I have RDR and I got bored of it. GOW3 is a better and funner game. Pro PS3 or not exclusives seem to be better than multiplatform games.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

SHOCKER! The Earth is round, water is wet, fire is hot and a Playstation site is Pro-Playstation! Who'da thunkit?!

*cough*troll*cough*

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
11 years ago

Lol jawknee!

FatherSun
FatherSun
11 years ago

see below…


Last edited by FatherSun on 11/1/2010 6:28:01 PM

bloody_rootz
bloody_rootz
11 years ago

God of War 3 was an amazingly epic title, one of my fav games i own. the scale and intensity of some parts made my adrenaline pump bigtime. but i reckon it will have to be read dead. only because it has heaps of replay value. once u finish G.O.W 3, twice. you have to wait at least half a year or so before you can play through it again for you to feel pumped up again.

with read dead there was soooooooooo much opportunity to create your own fun. like punching out a whore at the pub then hog tieing her chuckin her on the back of ya horse taking off to a train track under a bright full moon dumpin her onit and sit back and have a smoke. hahahahahahahahahahah

spiderboi
spiderboi
11 years ago

HR. Coz its a 10 in "hook" factor. Uncharted 2 never let me go until i finished it. RDR, while engaging, had some start-up time to get me into it. GTA4, i still hadn't come around to playing since the first few missions aren't too interesting IMO. GoW3, epic scale but its a bit like a "been there, done that" game (which isn't a bad thing for GOW) that didn't bring much new in terms of gameplay, but then again, it retaliated with grand locations.

Then again, GT5 is coming….

JackC8
JackC8
11 years ago

Some of those games aren't even out yet, so I don't know. If there's one thing that the last few weeks should have taught us, it's that pre-release hype is absolutely no guarantee of ultimate quality.

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
11 years ago

It isn't a surprise that Uncharted 3 is the most wanted. Most of the people on this site are loyal PS3 fans. No multi-plat stood a chance in that survey. I'm not saying its undeserving though. In fact, I can't F'n wait for UC3. I still play at least 2 hours a day in the multiplayer deathmatch because its just so sick! I hope they put a good story in like the one in Drakes Fortune and add to the multiplayer. This is a pre-order game for me and I rarely pre-order any game. Oh and they better have Chloe in UC3. In fact, she needs her own game.

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
11 years ago

Oh by the way. I'm glad we finally got a good weekly poll question. The last couple of poll questions were kinda of weak and predictable. The poll question above is very intriguing. It was a tough choice to make. In fact, if you notice there are three choices over 20%. I'm curious to see how the poll pans out next week. Good job.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Oh yeah. Uncharted 3 is a game I want bad. I just wish that Uncharted 2 received some single player DLC loving instead of every DLC going to the multiplayer end of it.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
11 years ago

I'd love to see UC3. I LOVED the second one and kick myself for not playing it sooner. To me, it's the best console game I've ever played.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

My guess is heavy rain, gt5, or ac: brotherhood! Those seem to be among the favorites, although it's tough to say the 2 of the 3 havnt been released.

My personal goty so far is RDR! I love this game, and the undead nightmare dlc only solidified it as my fav. Game this year!

I was telling Maxpontiac I havnt yet got to play new Vegas which a lot of people are liking, and we also still have big titles left to be released so who knows how I'll feel 2 months from now but RDR is #1 in my book!

Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago

Of the games that are out so far, I think Ben enjoyed Heavy Rain and God Of War 3 the most. At least thats what I thought by his comments and discussions.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
11 years ago

I would say GOW3 as well. No it didn't do anything new, but it was almost perfect in every way. Plus i thought it ended the trilogy with justice.Just so epic!!! RDR was uber fantastic and a great accomplishment, its one of the only open world games that i've played all the way through. Such a great game. Heavy Rain was fanstastic as well and i think it deserves to be on the list just because it is such a new experience. For best shooter of the year… BFBC2 hands down. I really liked Bayonetta too even though it was a bit broken on the PS3. And i'm just going to throw this out there cuz it's one of my favorite games, FIFA 11. It's just one of my GOY's. Nothing more…