Top 10 Best Video Games of 2013

The Top Ten
1 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!

It's five times bigger than Red Dead Redemption, has tons of variety with it's locations featuring; cities, mountains, oceans, stores, wilderness, beaches, and tons more. For the first time it features not one but THREE protagonists. (Michael, Franklin, and Trevor) You can switch back and forth between these three characters at any time you would like. There's cars to customize, planes to fly, clothes to buy, sports to play, oceans to dive in, animals to hunt, neighbors you can befriend, bounties to go after, and so much more. There's been an improvement in the mechanics, heists you can perform, and the way you go about the heists/other missions you get to choose. After performing these heists you get to spend your money on things like tattoos, nice cars, and you can even invest in stocks and real estate. And then there's Grand Theft Auto online...

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).

There will be so much to use/do in this game, for example you can drive boats, cars, trains, planes, submarines, motorbikes, quad bikes, BMX bikes, trucks and a massive open world to go crazy in with 3 awesome characters called Michael who is a retired bank robber, Franklin who is a young illegal car dealer who is going up the ranks in the criminal underworld; And then there is Trevor who is a violent, insane, alcoholic, foul mouthed, hillbilly, redneck, weapon loving, ex military, drug addict who also loves prostitutes. WOW!
Although this will definitely be my game of the year! But I also think Watch Dogs, The Last Of Us and BioShock Infinite are must buy games too! (I already have BioShock Infinte)

2 The Last of Us

When one plays "The Last of Us" it becomes more than just a game, this is one of the few games that you can actually sit and be connected with characters on a far more personal level. Levels are intense, cinematic are unpredictable and exemplify the beauty and the deep truth in TLoU, hands down this has solidified its name as one of the best games of this generation. Honestly this game should be #1 or 2 on this list, but I think it isn't due to the fact that it's a ps3 exclusive, but besides that, awesome game, awesome story, and as IGN describes it "A Masterpiece". I believe this paves the way in the future of gaming entertainment, let's be honest, when was the last time you teared up on a video game? Anyway this better get Game of the year.

How is Grand Theft Auto 5 higher than this? I do admit, GTA5 has great gameplay, but the Last of Us has even better gameplay. And most of GTA5's story is horrible. The Last of Us has an awesome story. And The Last of Us is the most realistic game I've ever played. I mean, the graphics are amazing! GTA5's graphics are good, but not as good as The Last of Us. I do admit, GTA5 gives you more freedom. That's the only thing that it has that is better than the Last of Us. The Last of Us is the 4th best game I've ever played, and it's the best game I've played all year!

Unreal game, emotionally, graphically, the voice acting, and the story-line. Among those things lets talk bare bones. The combat is visceral and sometimes even hard to watch. It's so violent and rewarding and yet sometimes if you listen to these NPC's (Non-player characters) speak. Its as if they're real people just trying to survive just like you. That similarity is also their fatal flaw in the fact that you are willing and capable to kill to survive... As are they. This game makes violence feel more like a necessity then a pleasure. This game was a privileged for me to play and now with a new T.V. I can't wait to play it again.

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

3 Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

AC 1, 2, Brotherhood and Revelations were just awesome, But I was really disappointed by Assassin's Creed 3, But the fact that Assassin's Creed Black Flag isn't going to be focusing on the American civilization restored faith for me, Because to be honest The storyline of Assassin's Creed 3 and the cocky character of Connor made hate the game, that I didn't even want to complete the game.

"I once sailed for a king. I obeyed men of privilege and wealth. Now, I bend my knee to no man. My only oath is to my crew and together we will take back what is rightfully ours. With blood and steel, we shall stand up to the powerful. Captains will curse our flag, and kings will fear it. As long as empires generate wealth and riches, we will be there to bleed them dry. "
―Edward Kenway, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's "Under The Black Flag" Trailer.

Assassins creed has been around for a while and over the past decade they have increased their gameplay and graphic quality. The stories of the characters come in contact with true historical events giving a twist to things you may have learned in history books.

So excited for this game. This has one of the best continued storyline that I have ever seen, along with a surprisingly smooth multiplayer. Also, (unrelated) Halo 4 shouldn't be on here. Don't get me wrong I LOVE the game, but it was made in November of last year; not in 2013.

4 BioShock Infinite

This game is completely fresh and unique in its excellence. Bioshock demonstrates completely new gameplay mechanics unlike any game in the "shooter" genre, that's you call this game a shooter anyway there is so much more to it than that. The beautiful immersion this game demonstrates is unlike any game I have ever played. This is really a stop and smell the flowers experience which manages to boldly stand itself from any other title on this list. This game is one of the very few games which has managed to create a strong emotional connection between the player and the game. The ending fill's in all of the blanks and answers every question you had when the game began, allowing unlike most campaigns a strong replay value. The emotional connection this game creates will be what stands out in the years to come and is completely innovative in its execution.

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!

Wouldn't hesitate one bit to put this at number one on my list, this game perfectly combines all of the feeling of a modern game, while still maintaining the feel of the previous games in the series. Bioshock infinite without a doubt has stepped up bioshocks already stellar reputation. The gameplay is pristine and everything was clear and concise the added Hardcore difficulty added to the fun as well, personally I beat the game on all 3 difficulty's including 1999 mode, this will always be an amazing game to return to and I cannot wait for the DLC, I bet there is even more amazing content coming out way.

5 Batman: Arkham Origins

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.

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

Can't wait for this game! I don't know anything abut batman, but once I play this I'll be obsessed with batman.

It is a very good game and has superb graphics. The game has a superb story and for me it is a great game.

6 Tomb Raider

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".

"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.

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

Seriously? Call of Duty, Minecraft and FIFA get higher than this masterpiece. AC black flag isn't even out yet and when it is people will regret putting it at number 3. Tomb Raider has the best story, gameplay, characters and graphics of any game in 2013 the last time a game blew me away like this was Red Dead Redemption. Last of us is ok but come on tomb raider is 10 times better than every game that has come out this year so far.

7 Battlefield 4

Battlefield four is easily better than Ghosts... Infinity ward really messed up with that game. It still delivers a great campaign and multiplayer but the game just dosnt feel like a Call of Duty, on the other hand battlefield delivered in my opinion one of the better campaigns of the franchise bf3 is my favorite still. Ending could have been better for bf4 but I still enjoyed it! And the main part and the best part... the multiplayer... It is so realistic I can't even explain it. great game and deserves more recognition!

I have been a battlefield fan ever since the release of Battlefield 3. I have spent countless hours on the game after I got it (just hit 200 a few weeks ago) and have not regretted a single minute of it. I played the beta for Battlefield 4 and if that was just the beta, I am so anxious for the full game's release because of how great it was even in its early stages! Battlefield 4 will be the best, hands down.

Dice is one of the best Game Designers I have ever seen creating engines such as the frostbite ones. I have seen Battlefield evolve from it's 1942 stage where it looked really good for its time but now it has an amazing engine along with beautiful graphics.

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.

8 Injustice: Gods Among Us

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.

Injustice needs to be number 1. It's a fighting game with the DC heroes and villains with interactive objects, awesome super moves and level transitions. What more do you need? Everyone just put games like Battlefield higher than this. I don't know about you guys but I love Injustice because the world finally took a break from making war games like Call of Duty or Gears of War because just like me, a lot of people are getting sick and tired of war games. This game should have the top spot and I hope someday they make a Marvel vs DC fighting game.

This is an amazing game! It should be in the top 10. I really love the diveristy and the introduction to a new fighting game! It also always listents to the gamers' opinions, and keeps fixing it to become the greatest foghting game ever made!

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

9 Saints Row 4

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?

I want to play a game that offers the freedom that gamers deserve in an open world game and the Saints Row franchise always delivers and just gets crazier and crazier in the best kind of way possible, powers, customization at its finest, fun weapons, upgrades, extremely epic storyline, it's just an incredible franchise that I've stuck with since the beginning (Grand Theft Auto doesn't feel the same) yeah, how do you like that you arrogant punk? Read the comment on the Grand Theft Auto 5 choice, dude bashes saints row for noa reason, probably because he sees this game as a competitor to his flawless amd precious Grand Theft Auto 5, another thing, I'm super hyped for Grand Theft Auto 5 but saints row just has that charm that always wins me over

I purchased this game yesterday. Hands down way better than grand theft auto 4. It parodies mass effect, the matrix and many more! It's really fun and I would recommend it to mass effect fans, grand theft auto fans, splinter cell fans, past saints row fans and matrix fans.

Ha ha, my comment about johnny gat being back now seems kind of stupid, I was just so hyped on the first day he was confirmed being back and I had to post that comment, but aside from that, I really do believe that he helped the franchise a lot and pretty much saved it.

10 Pokemon X

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.

Best Pokemon game yet! People can have their Grand Theft Autos and their Call of Doodies but they can't compete in the sheer fun of Pokemon. Anyone claiming that Pokemon is a game only for little kids are too insecure so they feel the need to "display their maturity" by playing violent games such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty.

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!

Pokemon is one of the most successful franchises in gaming history (with the exception of Grand Theft Auto for some of us.) So yea! this is just a awesome iteration of the series! Better graphics, AWESOME legendary Pokemon, And a fresh, new game for the world to play! And in my opinion, This is one of the best Pokemon games in the series! and I think it should be 4 or 5 on this list, not 12!

The Contenders
11 FIFA 14

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.

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!

Crazy amazing game! The passion, game-play, graphics, features, are all to die for! It puts you right in the middle of everything! Simply the best game ever (till fifa15 @least)!

Love it! Best game in the world for pepule like me that love soccer! But what pisses me of, is that every other release you have to pay $40.00 for almost nothing, but every other release you pay $40.00 for a lot of improvement!

12 Super Mario 3D 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!

There are NOT 24 game stghat are better than this one just from 2013! I mean COME ON! How the HECK is this number 2? NOBODY APPRECIATES Mario ANYMORE! And how is Grand Teft auto number one? I wouldn't be as ticked off if it were the last of us but COME ON! This game at least deserves to be in the top five it just as good as black flag and bioshock infinite! But in my opinion it the best.

The final level of this game "Champions Road" I've never heard of until 2018 when I watched's "top 10 Hardest Mario Levels" and then I decided to collect all the star coins and Stamps in this game to play and try to complete it. In fact I haven't completed it yet (for those of you that are reading this in August of 2018)

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

13 Call of Duty: Ghosts

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.

Everyone loves to hate Call of Duty, If so, then how come it gets game of the year since 2007? Most people who complain about haven't played it. I tip my hat to IW and Activision, for at least trying to make an awesome game this year. Campaign looks awesome, can't wait for multiplayer, overall looks great. There's lots of great releases I'm getting this year, Grand Theft Auto 5, Assassins' Creed 4, battlefield 4; and of course Call of Duty: Ghosts!

IT is one of the best Games that ever capture all ages, genders, races and qualities of life. It brings amazing entertainment to the table and will make you love the way FPS games are coming. Although it could have very hard competitors I think it will stand out to be one of the best FPS, games ever created for mankind to enjoy. It might even be pushed down as the others rise to power but it will stand to be one of the best ever created in the eyes of many fans.

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.

14 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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.

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

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

15 Deadpool

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.

Hey what am I doing at 30? Oh wait I want meant to break the 4th wall on this site. Yeah does everyone have a coupla chimichangas for your pal... Sincerely the pool

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

Anything Deadpool related needs to be in the top 3.

16 WWE '14

I can't wait until it comes out! It will be the best birthday present ever! Considering, it comes out on my birthday;October 29.

Awesome! The rock is on the cover of the wwe 2k 14

It gonna be awesome

I think this because the graphics the roster it has a lot of comparison from the last WWE game

17 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

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.

Most creative game Nintendo's done since Skyward Sword.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is the Best Luigi's Mansion game I've played so far

18 Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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

I hate when Grand Theft Auto is always in the top ten of a best video game list in my opinion I don't like Grand Theft Auto. Animal Crossing New Leaf should be number 1!

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.

#27?!?! Console gamers are lame, who cares about Assassin's Creed. New Leaf is amazing and oh yeah.. It's actually released unlike a lot of these games high on the list.

19 Crysis 3

Why is this not up in top 5?!?!? I'm sorry, but crysis 3 is hands down the most eye-tantalisingly delicious game I've ever witnessed. Not only does it have one of the most sophisticated game engines to ever exist, the storyline is gripping, emotional and thought-provoking. It shows a lot of heart for a game about a man who has become more machine than human. The gameplay is incredible, the visuals are glorious and the cell and ceph are a joy to destroy. What else can I say that will make this ineffably incredible game no. 1?

I think that this game is legendary. If you don't like this game, you are messed up. In fact, if you hate this game, I consider you a douche. You need to like it.

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

Really the best game I have ever played... Here you can a God over the situation... & even you can play it in 3D... And I don't know any other game which allows 3D...

20 Dead Space 3

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.

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!

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.

Played this with my girlfriend and we were so addicted it is a super fun game and if you haven't played it, you're missing out.

21 The Walking Dead the Game
22 Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Going to be best game ever I mean lego games are awesome and so are marvel put the two to gather and it what does it answer BEST GAME EVER!

Lego + marvel... Need I say more?

It's a great game

Another good Lego game with most likely you're favourite superhero involved

23 NBA 2K14

Why is this game so low in position. IT is better than NBA live 14. It has better graphics more realistic in gameplay. This game should be in the top ten, or at least top 20 to be honest. This game has better blocks, clutch factors, my player, mycareer, creating a legend, dunks and layups, and signature skills.

Nba live is on here and nba 2k14 should be too. ITs always been a very reliable way to pass time and have fun.

I want it so bad

24 Madden NFL 25

My dad and I LOVE this game! Probably the best Madden game of all time.

What how is this not on the the top ten!

This game looks great

The best game out there

25 BEYOND: Two Souls

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.

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

Best video game story of the year.

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