Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 3
We're back with our third and final installment of our editors most anticipated games of 2018. If you missed it, Part 1 & Part 2 went up earlier this week and cover a slew of amazing games. That's not all. We've got five more games that our editors are excited for in 2018. Give it a read.
John K's Top 5 Games of 2013
2013 was another “bleh” year for gaming. No doubt, it had its share of memorable titles, but the publishers on PC and home consoles mostly phoned it in this year. The big budget releases were dominated by games with numbers above 2 in their title (Dead Space 3, Forza 5, Assassins Creed IV, Battlefied 4), and games that could have easily had numbers in their titles if they had wanted to (Batman: Arkham Origins, Sim City, Splinter Cell: Blacklist). In most cases, these titles were mediocre, subpar entries into their series. Both new consoles launched with a new, big budget IP (Knack and Ryse: Son of Rome), but neither game was good. Crowd-funded games exploded in popularity and number, with mixed results. The big budget new IP that I really wanted to play, Watchdogs, was delayed. But, as I said, there were some high points. The Playstation 3 had a very good year, and the WiiU welcomed some critically acclaimed titles, although I can’t comment on those because I don’t own a WiiU. If you ask me, 2013 will be remembered for its bombshell news events, and not its games. EA getting pummeled for its Sim City debacle, new consoles getting announced and released, Microsoft getting pummeled for their DRM policy, Microsoft reversing their DRM policy, Valve announcing hardware, Blizzard changing direction on the real money auction house, and the NCAA franchises getting killed off by the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit – all of these stories were huge and will have long term implications. Our hobby suddenly looks a lot different than it did 365 days ago.
Crystal's Top 5 Games of 2013
This has been another great year for gaming. There were plenty of great games released and now we have next-gen consoles. I've been slacking on my backlog and haven't had the chance to play many of the new games yet, but I look forward to catching up pretty soon. Here is a list of what I think are contenders for Game of the Year, and what I'm prioritizing in my backlog.
Brian's Top 5 Games of 2013
This is an odd list. In a year that highlighted how great non-blockbuster games can be, my list is filled almost exclusively with triple-A titles. I didn't mean for this to happen, and if I were smart, I probably would have played some of those smaller titles. But when you have a kid, and if you have been following along, you'd know that I have two small ones (there's a large one too, but he lives with his bio-dad), time is at a premium. That and apparently, I still have a problem with MMO's and time management.
Joel's Top 5 Games of 2013
2013 is such a weird year to write about my favorite games. For all but one of my Top 5 games, the console in which I played these games is no longer hooked up. That just goes to show that developers have learned to develop for these older consoles and put out some truly remarkable and memorable experiences. We can only hope it doesn’t take developers another seven years to put out the high quality of games that we got this year for the new consoles.
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.
Jeremy's Top 5 Games of 2013
Last year around Game of the Year time I had a clear cut set of games that I knew would be in my top five. This year it wasn't the same case. It took a lot of thought to really narrow down my favorite games I played this year and I think this year more than most I missed some of the bigger games. It's a bummer but it is what it is. No one can play everything. It's hard to deny that 2013 has been an exciting year, with new console launches and big changes in major franchises but what was more exciting to me is how much developers were able to squeeze out of their probable last attempts with the current generation. Something I think is well reflected in my list. So without further ado, my favorite games of 2013 follow!
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!
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.
Most Anticipated Games of 2013 – Part 4
We have reached our forth and final installment of our Most Anticipated Games of 2013. We have covered some amazing games but this final installment still has some truly exciting titles to look forward to in 2013. Make sure to check them out and let us know what you think!