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.