Fire Emblem Awakening

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.

Adam Schedler's Top 5 Games of 2013

Joseph's Top 5 Games of 2013

2013 had its fair share of disappointments, but overall it’s been a great year for games, no matter where you look. While we had two major console launches, and long awaited games like Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us finally released, I once again found myself most impressed and excited by the games I wasn’t expecting. It seemed like interesting titles were coming out of nowhere, to the point where (despite my best efforts) I just couldn’t keep up at all. However, the games I did play offered a great amount of variety, ranging from endlessly replayable strategy games, to short and succinct indie experiences.

Joseph's Top 5 Games of 2013

Hiram's Top 5 Games of the Year

It was a great year for games if you knew where to look. There’s always a feeling on these transition years that there isn’t really much to look for in the way of major releases, but this year more than any other, indie and handheld games really came out and showed you that if you’re just playing on the home consoles, you’re going to be missing out on some pretty good stuff.

Hiram's Top 5 Games of the Year

Kyle's Top 5 Games of 2013

By the time I’ve finished up a review for Risk of Rain, I’ll have reviewed…not a lot of games this year. I spent most of the fall, easily the most plentiful of gaming season this year, doing school work and catching up with friends. As a result, there is an inordinate amount of handheld games and oddities on this list. I played games in cramped positions on buses, in dorm rooms seeking an escape, and maybe after a bright, sunny day of exploring outside. It’s worth evaluating how and why you play games, and I found myself doing that even more often this year. Thanks, 2013; I had one hell of a time playing you.

Kyle's Top 5 Games of 2013

Nick's Top 5 Games of 2013

For console gamers, 2013 was a year in limbo. With new hardware finally on the horizon after almost a decade of waiting, major publishers either played it safe, or opted to wait until 2014. What resulted was a year in which inventive independent games for the PC had free reign over enthusiast attention and a Nintendo 3DS, of all things, became indispensable gaming hardware.

Nick's Top 5 Games of 2013

Alexander's Top 5 Games of 2013

2013 has been a mixed year. We have had some great games come out, we have also had some of the worst in recent memory. The new consoles are also upon us offering the chance for new experiences. 2014 looks set to be a great year. Anyway lets get on with my favourite games of 2013.

Alexander's Top 5 Games of 2013