Best Video Games of 2013

The Top Ten

1 Grand Theft Auto 5 Grand Theft Auto 5 Product Image

I love Grand Theft Auto very much but I'm surprised that call of duty and halo didn't make it on. Now Grand Theft Auto is very unique because nothing comes close to it (Saints Row doesn't feel the same as Grand Theft Auto).

Open world, new cars, featuring everything possible, good graphics, Improved overall car handling, no more boat-like when turning...

Oh my god, the best series of games has possibly the best game in the world added to it. Rockstar will do well to follow up Grand Theft Auto IV and San Andreas. But definitely excited about Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto is probably the best free roam game that will surely mark the history of video games. The reason for this is because you can do almost anything a human can do and we all know that it is fun for everyone because we all have different taste of enjoyment, and our enjoyment can be filled in this game because we can do what we like. Me for example, I like gore so when the I get the game I would probably spend the whole day killing, stealing, and beating up people. This is probably the only game where "Cheating is fun" I'm not saying that cheating in Grand Theft Auto kills the joy of beating the game like all other games. It makes the game much more fun because they are there for the sake of enjoyment, not to make the game easier. Hats off to Rockstar!

2 The Last of Us The Last of Us Product Image

I have had the honor of completing both Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us within one week and I can testify as an unbiased entity that Last of Us is the best game I have ever played followed by Grand Theft Auto V. Now I know that TLOS is exclusive and that is the reason it is lagging behind Grand Theft Auto but believe me when I say it: TLOS is the best complete gaming experience you can ever hope for; this coming from a guy who had the best gaming week in his life with the top two games. Other games are in the upper echelon as well but these two are playing a different sport altogether, forget the same league.

As it stands, if it were a toss up between Grand Theft Auto V and TLOS. I would give TLOS the nudge 10 out of 10 times. In terms of Gameplay, TLOS eclipses Grand Theft Auto even though the possibilities are endless. But TLOS accentuates its strengths and sticks by them. There are minute intricacies which gamers tend to look over but TLOS compelled them to take ...more

You're guys crazy if this game isn't number 1 or 2, I mean It has awesome graphics, awesome gameplay and I'm sure it will have an amazing campaign.
This game is gonna be a hundred times better than Grand Theft Auto V, it should be on the top of the list with BioShock Infinite

The only reason this isn't #1 is because it's exclusive.

If this were multiplat, it would be #1 no doubt. This is not just game of the year, it's game of the generation.

Don't get me wrong, I cannot wait for Grand Theft Auto V. That will be an incredible experience. But is it something NEW? Not really, it's just really big. The Last of Us is an entirely new concept in that no zombie (I know they're infected, not zombies but same concept) game before has focused so much on story.

Naughty Dog is the pinnacle of gaming this generation. Everything about TLoU is phenomenal. The gameplay is smooth, fun, exciting, and much more varied than in any other shooter. The graphics are among the best this gen has seen. The story is indescribable. Yes, the premise has been done before, but the way and manages to convey the story is something that MUST be experienced first hand to really appreciate it and understand why this game is so good.

Hell, even the multiplayer is ...more

Naughty Dog are great devs! I'm sure this game will be great just like everything else they've made!

3 BioShock Infinite BioShock Infinite Product Image

Easily the number 1 game of 2013, I think this game would receive the same respect half-life 2 get and will be remembered by gamers all around the world as the greatest game of all time because of the gameplay and deep story, immersing atmosphere that became bioshock series' trademark

Although it's already obvious why everyone loves this game, I feel the need to say something different. The reason why I feel like this game should be the best of 2013 is that it goes above and beyond expectations. We all know that GTAV will have more vehicles, more missions, etc. But Bioshock Infinite goes above and beyond, it doesn't just give us a good story, it was able to take on new mechanics that not only are new to the series, but to the FPS genre in general. It's a beautiful game, with even more beautiful visuals and this game finally gave us an ending its previous games couldn't, which in my opinion, is more than enough reason to see why this game is the best of 2013.

Every great game had a massive thing that no other game of the same genre had: Half-Life (1 and 2) had a extremely awesome way to present you a story, you know, without cutscenes and all of that, it was purely gameplay.
The Elder Scrolls saga have an massive liberty...
Grand Theft Auto is pure fun.

But BioShock Infinite... Oh, BioShock Infinite has an amazing story and an amazing way to see it. The combat is fun (not THAT fun, but it makes it work), the characters are amazing, and the story is the best in a lot of years. It has flaws, as an excessive amount of combat (at least in my case, I wanted to shoot a little less, but other people will think it's alright), but however it always manage to make a compelling gameplay always directed by an amazing story. Hurrah, Irrational Games!

Incredible texture and design, a dramatic story I'd never ever experience before. Infinite has a lot of differences for the previous Bioshock series, but still the best. Best first shooting game in 2013, I think only BF4 can compare with Infinite, but BF4 will come out in 2014. So Bioshock is number 1

4 Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Product Image

Come on, at least should be in top 10! M/_

The one and only game which inspired me a lot!
This is the best game in the world...

It has the best storyline ever in gaming industries...

Hit Thumbs up if you guys agree with this

The best game ever in the world!

The greatest thing about the Assassin's Creed storyline is that their is no plot-holes. None, Zippo. It also doesn't have the exact same ideas to rectify their situation. For those who have been living under a desk for the last decade, Assassin's Creed is about experiencing the lives of men and woman that live by their own CREED and lifestyle that goes by the Assassin's code.

The good thing about this series is that the Assassins you control in gameplay all come from different historic time periods. For instance, in this game. Edward Kenway (the protagonist) is living in the Age of the Pirates / The time of Blackbeard.

I'll admit, The Last of Us has better Character Development, and Graphics, but I will stop you right there.

1. As much as the storyline in LoU is touching, Naughty Dog is trying to manipulate you so your emotions take over your overall opinion. AC doesn't do that, straight up, badass, no emotion string pulling (Yes, Achilles was old we all knew he ...more

5 Batman: Arkham Origins Batman: Arkham Origins Product Image

I think this game is going to be an epic one

Ready for the new arkham game?

I am fully ready to play third Batman game. Lots of monsters, super-villian that Batman must kill all evil villain.

Many people put Origins down, saying it is really bad compared to the other Arkham games, however, it's my favorite. The multiplayer is flawed, however.

6 Injustice: Gods Among Us Injustice: Gods Among Us Product Image

Who is the idiot that didn't make this number 1? Are you blind or something, this game was legendary, it went where no fighting game has gone before and think about it, if the DC heroes ever battled like this, all of that destruction would happen. Injustice really turned around my feelings about Aquaman, Nightwing and some of the others. This game will also show you some heroes or villans of DC you may have never heard of like Soloman Grundy or Black Adam. The animation of this game was stunning especially the stage transitions and super moves. It was made by the creator of Mortal Kombat But they took a huge step forward and created the best game ever.

WHY IS THIS NOT NUMBER 1? ITS A FIGHTING GAME WITH INTERACTIVE OBJECTS AND SUPER EPIC LEVEL TRANSITIONS, WHAT MORE DOES THIS GAME NEED TO BE NUMBER 1? This game was probably loved by everyone, and I think I speak for a lot of gamers out there, I love this game because it's taking a break from all the war games out there which most people like me are getting tired of. Injustice Gods Among Us for the win

This game should be on top... This game have everything

What the hell. #16? That's stupid, this game is the most epic fighting game this year!

7 Battlefield 4 Battlefield 4 Product Image

EA better not mess this up...

Just awesome, nothing more too say. One of the best battlefield games. Also the best Fps games ever.

Laugh out loud How is this below Call of Duty Ghosts. I'm sorry but I like both Call of Duty and Battlefield but Battlefield took 2013 in my opinion, no question.

How in HELL is this #10? Probably the BEST fps game I've ever witnessed. Looking forward to this and AC: Black Flag for the holidays. In my opinion, this is my top ten list; 1-Grand Theft Auto V
2-The Last of Us
3-Assasin's Creed: Black Flag
4-Battlefield 4
5-Tomb Raider
6-Dead Rising 3
7-God of War: Ascension
9-Call of Duty: Ghosts
10-Batman: Arkham Origins

Notice how BF4 is the best fps game. I'm sure quite a bit of you agree. Plus, I agree with some Battlefield fans; how is this below Call of Duty: Ghosts? I've seen both trailers. My best friend got both and he enjoyed Battlefield 4 WAY more than Call of Duty Ghosts.
If you disagree and hate this comment, you're most likely a Call of Duty fanboy. If you are, read this; I used to love Call of Duty, but when I got MW3, I swear, that was IT for me! I was ready to move on to a game where there were no 6-12 year old noobs, a game where there was no such thing as a camper, a game where ...more

8 Tomb Raider Tomb Raider Product Image

No. 8? Excuse me! This is eventually/currently the best game of 2013. How can anybody vote for Grand Theft Auto V before even releasing?... Don't you know what happened with Aliens: Colonial Marines. Tomb Raider gave me one of the best gaming gaming experience I've ever had, of course except skyrim and Batman Series but this showed me a greatest example of a power of a woman and what is the real meaning of "The Hero".

Come on no:5 are you serious! This is like the one of best game I have ever played. I loved Lara croft and her fight for survival. The graphics of the game is breathe taking. The story line is powerful. People you should really buy this game and check it out your self that a women can really be powerful and a hero

Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.

"Tomb Raider", is a reboot of a 17 year old franchise. Very few franchises last 17 years, and even fewer of them feature a female protagonist, a characteristic which, I believe, is vital to the evolution of the gaming industry. Additionally, the gameplay in "Tomb Raider" is amazing, while the story may not have been as complex, I believe the gameplay in "Tomb Raider" is superior to the gameplay in "The Last of Us". After over 10 years of being considered a mediocre, "Tomb Raider" is finally back on top.

9 Saints Row 4 Saints Row 4 Product Image

Before I played Saints Row the Third, I was mainly a Grand Theft Auto fan. After I finished SR3, I knew that I HAD to use my money on Saints Row IV. Besides, it'll occupy me until Grand Theft Auto V is released. They're only about a month apart. August 20th, I cannot wait for you

I've always wanted to see superpowers in saints row and this game has is it is going to be no doubt a best seller this game now has it all. 10/10 from me

I don't care about what people say about the new saints row game but I know it's gonna be amazing

Why the HELL is Saints Row 4 so low on the list!? It's going to be much more fun than Grand Theft Auto 5, as the Grand Theft Auto series is much more gritty while Saints Row is laugh out loud, and it doesn't take itself seriously, which I LOVE. Nothing is better than a game with a sense of humour, and there are going to be SUPERPOWERS in this game. Can Grand Theft Auto do that?

10 Super Mario 3D World Super Mario 3D World Product Image

It makes you feel awesome with playing this game, and looks amazing, feels like it's gonna bring you to a fantasy world.

Should be #1. Grand Theft Auto V may be fun, but there's so many bad things about it. This game is amazing! Great graphics, music, fun and creative levels, cool twist on story, and I love the new Cat Suit and Double Cherry power-ups. This game is so awesome!

And why is it 73

I am such a Mario fan. I love all the games. This is especially was brought to my attention. Loved the cat suit power-up.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Pokemon X Pokemon X Product Image

Can't compete with Grand Theft Auto V but I think this would also be the best for everybody (But for matures is Grand Theft Auto V). I mean don't regret it. It is now going to be on 3DS. With enhanced graphics because there is no more pixelated stuff! Gameplay? It is pretty much the same though but more to come for this game. Can't wait for October 2013!

Sorry for out, but Pokemon is one of the greatest things to happen in my life. I am mature, but Grand Theft Auto will never be able to compete with ANYTHING from Pokemon (anime and all. It doesn't come close to anything Nintendo. )

I can't wait to try this game, I am sure this is the best game even though I haven't played it yet! Haha.

Not as good as Grand Theft Auto V but think about it Grand Theft Auto V took 5 YEARS development to be as good as it is. This game took a year and is still an awesome game. Think about it if this game was given an extra 4 years in development (the same as Grand Theft Auto V) it would be WAY better that Grand Theft Auto V and all the games of 2013.

12 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Product Image

This sequel of the twenty year old 'A Link to the Past' was one of the best video game experiences of all time!

Brilliant story, brilliant gameplay, my favorite game of 2013 and one of my favorite Zelda games to date.

I prefer Skyward Sword and Wind Waker, but I also like A Link Between Worlds.

Easily the greatest Zelda game in the past 10 years. subverts the typical narrative structure that has shackled the series for too long

13 FIFA 14 FIFA 14 Product Image

Can't wait for FIFA 14

This is a chance for a person who doesn't play football, to have the feeling to be on the pitch. Fabulous, realistic graphics. Feel the game!

Dopest most realistic game out there a feel me?!

When you play the game, I feel comfortable, enjoyment, it erases my thoughts, I forget my problems. It expands my brain which helps my brain thinking capacity. It gives a chance for someone to have the knowledge of football. I think my brain is made of football. I thank the organizer of fifa13.

14 Deadpool Deadpool Product Image

Come on... It's Deadpool.

Should just vote to put Aliens at the bottom

This is the rare game that really focuses on comedy. I've played plenty of games and the only laugh I got was from irony, or the lame joke that comes up. This is filled with laughs, great graphics and is the best game of 2013.

Why does Minecraft think it deserves such a high place? This game is better.

15 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Product Image

Most creative game Nintendo's done since Skyward Sword.

Imagine a Sonic versoin called "Amy's Mansion" or a crossover version called "Luigi & Amy's Mansion" whereas Sonic & Mario are both kidnapped by King Boo.

Only on 3DS I love it when Luigi is not scared if freaky spooky ghosts. WHO! AHHhHhHhHH!

Luigi is da best

16 Call of Duty: Ghosts Call of Duty: Ghosts Product Image

How is it 38. Just because it's Call of Duty it should be lower. When a new one comes out everyone wants to get it. Long lines ok storylines but great online play.

Looks like it'll be a good game, from the trailers. Finally leaving the Modern Warfare storyline.

Well, the first point is that the story of all the call of duty's games is awesome, I really like how the graphics paint a incredible gameplay and story. I think that the story should be played in a movie. It's a good choice like Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, and Battlefield 4.

The Call of Duty franchise has always been well known to deliver, and I'm sure that this title is no exception. The series has known to set the bar for the FPS genre across the board on many accords and took the industry to a whole new level, raising the setting the standards for what we know as an "online shooter" and in numerous other aspects also, including, but not limited to graphics, customization, online features. Judging from what glimpses we've had at the game already, this game shall be no exception to the task of being able to please fans and new gamers to the series alike.

17 WWE '14 WWE '14 Product Image

WWE games is better than other games

Man I bet this game is going to be the bomb and when It comes out

This has not came out yet
It comes out oct.29,2013
And al wwe games are better than
All games
So ha

It gonna be awesome

18 Dead Space 3 Dead Space 3 Product Image

Primarily set on a frozen planet called Tau Volantis, the game will follow protagonists Isaac Clarke and Sergeant John Carver as they attempt to stop the Necromorph scourge for good. There is also an improvement over the weapon system. The 'Bench' weapon upgrade system from Dead Space and Dead Space 2 has been upgraded to a new upgrading system called 'Weapon Bench'. Here, player are able to construct new weapons from parts that Isaac collected throughout his adventure.

No Dead Space game yet truly captured the open world potential of a horror. I love Dead Space 1 and 2, but the scares in them are all fixed, and if you miss them, you miss them. In Dead Space 3 you have bigger areas to explore, and they actually revved up the difficulty and scares to feel like you're in a bad spot. Solid game.

Frozen off a dead seeming planet you go and into a monster riddled facility, this makes some games shrink at the scales of play here! I loved the previous two installments of space fueled horror & the third is a true testament of willpower! If you can't see Dead Space in the top 10 of this list you are born backwards & you can't read a sign from any distance. The power ups at the fitting stations throughout the games progress is quite an eye opener. No laugh intended no monster or human can imagine the breath of life this game takes on! Lets do better wity this rating drop down Assasins Creed Black Flag - Civil War Is Over, Batman Arkham Origins Next title is better than this one, no grapple hook huh, The Last of Us - Fallout 3 is the end yep & Grand Theft Auto 5 dreams if stealing cars and hot babes nobody is dating in real life, see me eye to eye now. - VIRTUALWARRIORJ XBOX 1 gamer for life!

Brillant art graphics hard works persons.
I like fans Dead space 3 now best, I was old dead space 1,2 bit no good something.

19 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Animal Crossing: New Leaf Product Image

Okay, I'm not going to lie you guys. I like GTA5 and Call of Duty and all those other games guys usually play, but Animal Crossing: New Leaf should AT LEAST be in the top ten. The gameplay never gets old and, lets face it, nothing is more addicting than hanging out with virtual animals. :3

This game will probably be unappreciated, even though everyone with a 3ds pretty much owns this game and plays it everyday and will probably continue to play it all year.

This is the best game to come out this year. Hands down. Not only does Animal Crossing cater to every demographic, but it is just an overall legendary series.

Come on, guys. Animal Crossing is wonderful. Thug life, guys. Thug. Life.

20 The Walking Dead the Game The Walking Dead the Game Product Image

Actually It's The Walking Dead: Season Two that came out this year (S1 was 2012)

But I’d vote both for GOTY!

21 Crysis 3 Crysis 3 Product Image

It's criminal that this game isn't higher. It's 2020 now and it still holds up today

Why is it so low? It's one of the best games. My friend skips school just to play it.

I love this game :3

Best game after battlefield

22 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Product Image

I have been hooked on this game for a while and always enjoy hanging out at my friends to play this game. Compared to other RTS games it was a lot easier to understand than others and a lot more addicting than rage inducing Call of Duty and the amazing Walking Dead game ( I can't wait for season two to come out and the original was the first game I actually cried over). I can't wait to get my own PC and paly this forever!

This game is great. Mainly because of the great solo-campaign, where every mission is different. You even have Diablo-like bossfights as Kerrigan tries to regain control over the Swarm. The game is very replayable. If you completed the campaign you can test your mettle with the Challenges, matches vs AI, and versus human opponents. It's a great expansion to Wings of Liberty and I'm surprised it doesn't have a higher standing. AC4, GTA5, Watch Dogs etc. Aren't even released yet!

Best game ever? Are you kidding me those games on top can't be played after about 24 hours of gameplay but sc2 new gameplays are possible in every single game. Starcraft 2 really is the best RTS game around and I would even go far and say that it is the greatest game in 2013

This game is just not good.. Please try playing actual games instead before you say this is the best game ever... The best game ever should appeal to everyone!

23 BEYOND: Two Souls BEYOND: Two Souls Product Image

This game should be in the top ten due to the fact it has one of the best video game storylines I've ever seen.

Best video game story of the year.

This Is definitely game of the year, it has an amazing concentrated fully emotion drived story that leans much more to be a movie...and ELLEN PAGE God She is gorgeous

A riveting drama with heartbreaking acting. This game was amazing.

24 Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8 Product Image

Why so far down

25 Fire Emblem: Awakening Fire Emblem: Awakening Product Image

Okay, so the Fire Emblem franchise isn't exactly the most well known, but this game is a great place to start and has been the very reason that many people bought a 3DS this year! Awakening keeps the classic turn-based RPG formula like the previous Fire Emblem games while incorporating new things of its own such as the "Pair Up" fighting system. Also, Awakening brings back several features from specific Fire Emblem games (ex: interactive world map from Sacred Stones, Custom Avatar from New Mystery of the Emblem, Marriage and second generation system from Genealogy of the Holy War etc. ). The gameplay in itself has been described as amazing and has received consistently good ratings from gaming review sites and magazines. Awakening has tons of DLC content, too, so there's so much more to do even after you beat the main storyline. You won't be disappointed!

Being one of the few games on this list actually RELEASED so far this year, this game needs to have more consideration. The characters are all unique, and you grow to care about their relationships - which will be different from person to person - and you will find yourself crying at certain points of the story, whether it's THAT ONE cut scene from Chapter Nine, the reveal of Lucina at the end of Chapter Thirteen, or the confrontation between Lucina and the Player Character (Who may even be her mother or husband, depending on how you played the game), something will stir an emotion. Also, the series trademark punishingly high difficulty on higher levels grant it an insane amount of replay value.

Come on this is a good fun planning game

Addicting, moving, tons of fun, and even though it does have tons of side content, I am committed and enthusiastic to replaying this game because of my love of the game, not the different modes and missions, which I believe to be the true test of great replay value.

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