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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.

Crystal'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

Jonathan's Top 5 Games of 2013

I’m continually amazed each year by the kinds of stories that videogames are willing to tell and the worlds they can create. 2013 is no different. From para-dimensional offices to post-apocalyptic Russia to a computer simulation in a computer simulation to a vacation house by the sea, this has been a phenomenal year to be part of the gaming community. but there are always too many game to play. When I think of what it means to be game of the year, I think of games that embodies the idea of “must play.” They’re games that no matter what genre, no matter what platform, they should be experiences by everyone. No games I’ve played in 2013 meet that description quite like these do.

Jonathan's Top 5 Games of 2013

Josh's Top 5 Games of 2013

For me, 2013 was about change. Life changes, career changes, and changes in the way I play and enjoy games. Almost every game I truly loved this year would never be found on a GameStop store shelf, and they brought me immensely more value than any number of AAA titles. I was looking forward to developers improving existing formulas this year, but instead I got completely new experiences that I wouldn't have dreamed of just a few years ago. Here are a few of my favorites.

Josh's Top 5 Games of 2013

Mikhail's Top 5 Games of 2013

This was such a rad year. I got my Master's degree, got a sweet job, finally got a 3DS (my first ever Nintendo thing), met with some DarkStation folks in person, made new friends, did Extra Life, and played an absurd amount of awesome games. It bums me out slightly that I have to limit this list to a top 5 and 5 honorable mentions because I really enjoyed every game I played this year. But I'm also glad that I get the chance to recognize the cream of the crop here on this site. The best of the best of the best, sir. With honors.

Mikhail's Top 5 Games of 2013