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.
even though I said A Link Between Worlds was my Game of the Year, I chose Pokémon X and Y because it was the game I had the most fun in
I definitely put an obscene amount of time into Pokemon X/Y. I loved every minute of it. Even grinding for shinies…
The Last of Us!!!
The Last of Us, hands down. It is a masterpiece!
It truly was a phenomenal game. Naughty Dog deserves at least one firm handshake.
So does that entire cast. They were amazing.
Had to be The Last of Us
Lot of great games to choose from, but The Last of Us really transcends GOTY voting. It was more like an ‘experience’, one that everyone should take.
It rocked my socks clean off.
Mine was Last of Us or Link Between Worlds..
They were both fantastic games. A Link Between Worlds hits hard with the nostalgia factor while providing an amazing new Zelda experience.
EXACTLY! so awesome
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
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!
Saints Row 4 was absurdly fun. I sent hours flying around dressed as Goku beating aliens with a giant tentacle. It was amazing.
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.
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.
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.
I can respect what The Last of Us was but it just didn’t hit me as GOTY. I personally enjoyed Tomb Raider much more. Perhaps it just fits my gaming preferences better.
The Last of Us was really solid. I didn’t want to buy into the hype, but I loved playing through it.
It was good overall but I can’t imagine doing a second play through.
One was all you need, haha.