Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards is set to take place on December 12 and as you can expect, one of the most hotly-contested categories is that of the year’s best driving game.

After what we could imagine as months of deliberation and thousands of hours playing these games, Spike has whittled the contenders down to four games: Gran Turismo PSP, Forza 3, Need for Speed: Shift, and DiRT 2.

We have to admit that it’s a little tough to pick out a winner especially since we’ve spent an inordinate amount of time playing – and enjoying – all of these games so deciding on the best one is like choosing who your favorite kid is. Not easy, right?

Fortunately – or unfortunately, depending on your perspective – the notable absence of Gran Turismo 5 has made the inevitable choice a tad less difficult. But then again, we really wouldn’t know because GT5, for all of the hype and posturing, hasn’t been released yet.

At the end of the day, we’re going to have to come up with our own vote, but suffice to say, we probably wouldn’t cast it until a few hours before the deadline passes.


Source: Spike

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  (647) posted on 10.21.2010

My vote is for the GT5

  (442) posted on 10.21.2010

The Gt5 should be here if it wasn’t about the delayed of the release.

  (364) posted on 10.18.2010

Yup, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 is still one of my all time favorites! Super fast, and super fun!

  (344) posted on 01.18.2010

Of course it’s not yet released so they excluded that on the list and IMO, I will go on the Gran Turismo PSP. Although the game play is not like the PS1 that I most love to play, the graphics of that game is
5/5 and on the main menu, the navigation of it is like the Mac menu navigation.

  (8) posted on 11.27.2009

GT5 PS3 version is the best but it’s not in the list smiley

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