A DLC add-on. A trippy mobile psychodrama. A triumphant rebirth. A chilling sci-fi future. A giant arcade cabinet that lives in New York City. This is what I'll remember most about my video game experiences in 2013.
This year I turned 40 and, looking back, my gaming habits appear to have aged as well. In 2013, I probably acquired more titles and played fewer of them, overall, than in any other year. My pile of shame is so large it might spontaneously combust.
The year is coming to an end, and lists seem to be the thing to do right now—so I'm jumping on the bandwagon.
It's the most wonderful time of the year. The time when I get to produce a list of ten games I love, and then present them to the internet, a large percentage of which throw things. I can't change what I love, people.
When it comes to a list like this, it’s important to know why I enjoy gaming. Frankly, it’s the same reason I enjoy books, movies, TV, and anime: I love a well-told story. And though some of the games here may not be the pinnacle of gameplay, you're bound to get an awesome story, if nothing else.
What a year it's been, this, the Year of Luigi. As our list of Game of the Year nominations may have shown you, there were a lot of great games this year. And a lot of great games that can easily compete for the title of Official Best Game Of 2013.