The first week of Game of the Year nominations for the PSXE readers is complete, and the top five will move on to the finals.
Heavy Rain was the leading vote getter for this first batch, followed closely by Red Dead Redemption and Gran Turismo 5 . These were by far the most popular, and the last two to squeak in were Call of Duty: Black Ops and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker . Most probably could've predicted the titles that would move on, but it's interesting that Heavy Rain topped the poll. Given the popularity of Gran Turismo 5 and the wide mainstream appeal of Red Dead Redemption , we would've picked one or the other to take the lead. But we have to remember the readership 'round these parts is a bit more intelligent and mature, and we probably shouldn't underestimate the reader's interest in intellectual, progressive experiences. The question is, can Quantic Dream's masterpiece topple what many perceive to be the overwhelming favorite, God of War III ?
It wasn't easy to pick in last week's poll, and it won't be any easier this time around. Many claim Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is superior to Black Ops , Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has a staunch following (although not so much at this site), and there are plenty of Final Fantasy XIII fans out there. Also, don't forget about the dark horses like Joe Danger … Vote now! The top 5 will round out the final 10!