Heavy Rain has been a long time coming. Concept footage has been shown since before the release of the PS3. Gamer have had a long wait for the spiritual successor to Indigo Prophecy, and with a deep, branching story with an unforgettable cast of characters, it seems the wait has paid off.
Heavy Rain is probably the most innovative game released this year. Many gamers believe that Heavy Rain isn't so much a game as it is an interactive movie, but Heavy Rain is certainly an experience. With a ton of replay ability, twitchy quick-time gameplay, and a deep and mysterious story, Heavy Rain is a game that must be played to be believed.
For more information on the winner, read our review of Heavy Rain.
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 5 certainly had its share of delays and pre-release troubles, but the wait turned out to be worth it, as Gran Turismo 5 set a new standard for the racing genre. Gran Turismo 5 includes a garage with over 1000 cars, an immersive career mode, and plenty of online options. Though Gran Turismo 5 did have a few shortcomings, it can't be denied that it is certainly the ultimate driving experience on the PlayStation 3.