Nerd Wars! What Was the Best Game of 2013?

Best of 2013
The gods of gaming definitely smiled upon us in 2013. We were blessed with so many fantastic games and even two brand new gaming consoles. Choosing one game to represent the pick of the crop is going to be difficult, but it must be done for future generations. Come cast your vote for game of the year!

We carefully organized this list in an attempt to capture the best of the best for 2013. Every single one of these titles deserves recognition and a play through. If there’s a game you feel isn’t properly represented in our list, please feel free to drop a comment below. We will count your comment as a vote for that title and any accompanying “Thumbs Up” to that comment will be counted towards the tally.

As you can see, this week’s round of Nerd Wars! is going to be a toughy. Unfortunately you can only pick one nominee, but you can always tell your friends to stop by and vote as well. The more the merrier, I always say.

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    1. I definitely put an obscene amount of time into Pokemon X/Y. I loved every minute of it. Even grinding for shinies…

    1. They were both fantastic games. A Link Between Worlds hits hard with the nostalgia factor while providing an amazing new Zelda experience.

  1. Of the games that I played last year, I have to make a confession: the game I had the MOST FUN playing was actually Saints Row 4! It may not have been the “best” game as far as graphics, plot development, or mechanics, but Goddamnit there was never a dull moment to be had!

    1. Saints Row 4 was absurdly fun. I sent hours flying around dressed as Goku beating aliens with a giant tentacle. It was amazing.

  2. My personal favorite this year was Guacamelee. Additionally, The Last of Us really knocked me back on a number of occasions and had a really satisfying arc, while Brothers/Kentucky Route Zero got me thinking about where game design is heading.

    1. I never got the chance to play Guacamelee, but it looked right up my alley. I hear it was a modern day love letter to the classic MetroidVania games.

      1. It very much is a throwback to that era of action-adventure games, and its got loads of nods and references to them. That being said, it really doesn’t “feel” like it’s old or from that generation of gaming. It’s got a lot of contemporary designs to it, and aesthetically there’s just nothing that even comes close to its style today.

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