Adam Schedler's Top 5 Games of 2013
It's tough to talk about a year's worth of video games without being reductive, but overall 2013 felt like an appropriate closing ceremony to the last generation of hardware. Releases were focused on perfecting the design thesis laid out years prior. With the PS3 and 360's technical foundations unable to be pushed any further, familiar genres and series' were transformed through design and polish. I thought that more subtle, iterative process would make parsing out spots on this list tough this year, but it was remarkably easy. These five games dominated my time and my thoughts this year and got me thinking about what's next.
Jon's Top 5 Games of 2013
2013 was the year I became “that guy”. I phased out of most main stream games as my move to the west coast meant leaving my consoles behind. Being armed with a laptop meant that a lot of the graphical powerhouses, like Assassin’s Creed IV and Saints Row 4, would have to wait until I built a PC of my own. In the mean time I became the guy that focused on indie games, and you know what? I liked them! I consider 2013 to be one of the best years in a long time as the games I played this year, as evident by my list, brought more fun, emotion, and provocative thoughts to my life than any gaming year has before.
Ashley's Top 5 Games of 2013
2013 was a special year for me when it came to videogames, being the first year of my life so far where I've had the money, time and effort to keep up with the majority of major releases. In previous years I was forced to pick and choose, or spend my time catching up with older titles I missed out on. 2013, in comparison, was gluttonous for me. I played so many great games that this list is possibly the hardest one I've ever had to make. I hope you had as much fun as I did this year!