The Best of 2013

My Top Ten Games of 2013

#1 - The Last of Us

#1 - The Last of Us

#2 - Grand Theft Auto V

#2 - Grand Theft Auto V

#3 - BioShock Infinite

#3 - BioShock Infinite

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV

Gone Home

Gone Home

Dead Rising 3

Dead Rising 3

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls

Everything after BioShock Infinite above isn't officially ordered. Below are the rest of the 2013 releases I beat until February 2016. They are also not officially ordered:

Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Gunpoint
Papers, Please
Ryse: Son of Rome
DmC Devil May Cry
Knack
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death


Criteria: 

1. It had to come out in 2013.
2. I had to beat it. 


 

2013: In Memoriam

Back in 2013, I had intended to do a full "Best of" blowout like I did in 2012, but I never got around to it except for a few:

Best Unlockable Achievement
Best 2012 Game
Fluffiest Booty
Favorite Concept Art


Below are the notes I took as I was planning them. I haven't edited this since, so some stuff may be missing, and some stuff maybe shouldn't be there. These are just ideas I was working on along with some nominees for the rest of the categories:

Best Ending: The Last of Us; BioShock Infinite; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Best Ending Credits: Saints Row IV; Knack

Best Writing: The Last of Us; BioShock Infinite; Grand Theft Auto V; The Stanley Parable; Gone Home

Best Music: BioShock Infinite; The Last of Us; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons; Gone Home

Best Graphics: The Last of Us; Grand Theft Auto V; Super Mario 3D World; Beyond: Two Souls; Dead Rising 3; Ryse: Son of Rome

Best Use of Cussing/Foul Language: The Last of Us; Grand Theft Auto V; Saints Row IV

Worst Ending: Killzone: Shadow Fall; Call of Duty: Ghosts

Best Narration: The Stanley Parable; Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Best Male Performance: Troy Baker as Joel (The Last of Us); Nolan North as David (The Last of Us); Gerald "Slink" Johnson as Lamar Davis (Grand Theft Auto V); Steven Ogg as Trevor (Grand Theft Auto V); Ned Luke as Michael (Grand Theft Auto V)

Best Female Performance: Ashley Johnson as Ellie (The Last of Us); Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth (BioShock Infinite); Annie Wersching as Tess (The Last of Us); Sarah Grayson as Sam (Gone Home)

Best Art Direction: BioShock Infinite; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons; The Last of Us; Papers, Please

Best Gameplay Sequence: Burying your brother in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Best Theme Song: Papers, Please

Best Non-Playable Character: Jorji (Papers, Please); Lamar Davis (Grand Theft Auto V)

Best Game of Glory to Arstotzka: Papers, Please

Best Textures: Gone Home; Killzone: Shadow Fall

Best Achievements: The Stanley Parable

Best Love Story: Gone Home

Best Use of Nudity: Papers, Please; Saints Row IV

Best Boss Battle of 2013: Bob Bargas, DmC Devil May Cry; David, The Last of Us

Best Pores: Dead Rising 3; Ryse: Son of Rome

Best Twist: Rapture, BioShock Infinite; Annie being Chuck Greene's daughter, Dead Rising 3

Best Co-op: Dead Rising 3; Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Best Late Title Card: Call of Duty: Ghosts

Game I died the most in: Knack

Best Use of Physics: Knack

Best Reflections: Knack

Man Crush - Troy Baker

Best DLC - Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (Borderlands 2)



 
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