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.
Condra's Top 5 Games of 2013
2013 feels a lot like that last vacation you take with your friends before an impending graduation. It’s filled with profound memories, reverie (perhaps drunken, or not), setbacks on the road, years-long gestating confessions to close friends, personal revelations; days and nights suffused with the overwhelming joy of imminent freedom, but bruised by the sadness of parting ways and unfamiliar routines that are about to take over.
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.
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.