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My Top 10 Best (Favorite) Video Games of 2013

Published: December 31, 2013, 5:26 pm, by Terry Terrones


Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s the last day to get 2013 New Year’s Resolutions done. That means I have only a few hours left to learn Spanish, lose 20lbs and quit smoking. Although I’ve never been a smoker, so that’s one down, two to go!

Since I have so little time to complete this year’s resolutions, I’m going to make this Top 10 list short and sweet (In case you missed it, here’s a link to my picks for the Top 10 TV Shows of 2013.). Below are the video games I selected as the 10 best for the year. While a new generation of consoles just launched in November, next-gen exclusives got very little love. 2013 was dominated by the Xbox 360 and PS3. On a side note, you’ll notice that video game titles in 2013 loved to use colons (:). Why that is, I’m not quite sure. I guess we’ll have to wait until 2014 to see if that trend continues.

Disagree? Feel I missed something? Comment on this post to have your voice heard.

10. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

9. Bioshock Infinite (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

8. Forza 5 (Xbox One)

7. Batman: Arkham Origins (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)

6. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

5. Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PC, Xbox 360, Wii U) 

4. Saints Row IV (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

3. GTA V (PS3, Xbox 360)

2. The Last of Us (PS3)

1. Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
“Tomb Raider” was the most fun I had with a video game all year. Some of the games on this list stressed me out or had moments I had to push through to get to the more enjoyable parts, but not this one. “Tomb Raider” was pure fun from start to finish. It rebooted a character I’ve enjoyed for years, had plenty of action and it fell right into my sweet spot with all the collectibles – I had to work to find them but it wasn’t torture either. The “definitive edition” of this game comes out for next-gen systems on January 28. I reserved it the day it was announced.