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The Best Game Ever - Voted By 'AOL' Members

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 11:22 a.m. PST

During the month of January 2002, GAME.uk.com, the online store and part of GAME, Europe's leading specialist video game and computer software retailer, announced a video games list, and offered members of the AOL service in the UK the opportunity to vote for their favourite game.
Over 20,000 online consumers took part in the poll which featured some of the best selling and most popular games of 2001, such as Gran Turismo 3, Harry Potter and Mario Kart Super Circuit. The online poll presented AOL members with the top 5 games across each console platform, namely PC, PlayStation2, PSOne, N64, GameBoy Advance, Dreamcast and GameBoy Colour.

Dave Evans, New Media Director for GAME/EB said "We're delighted with the number of people who voted, demonstrating how much appeal video games have today".

According to those polled the top 3 games of all time across all formats were:

1. GTA3 (PS2)
2. Sims : Hot Date (PC)
3. Max Payne (PS2).

GTA3 received 51% of all votes and explains why it is one of the best-selling PS2 game ever released. GTA3 was also featured in GAME's top 10 sales figures for web transactions from AOL members.

A separate poll about GAME's Top 10 most anticipated games of 2002 is currently live on the AOL service, with the results due to be published in May. This current poll aims to spark yet more interest in games that have yet to be released, and will also include games on the new consoles launching this year, Microsoft's Xbox (out now) and Nintendo's GameCube (due 3 May).

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