I had to choose from over 30 games that I thought deserved to be on this list. It took me weeks to decide on this list and i’m pretty confident in my selection. This is my official top ten games of 2013!
This is the only Tomb Raider game that I like and for good reason. Tomb Raider needed this revamp and I was very pleased with the results that were shown. The only thing that kept me from putting this game higher on my list is the lack of replayability that this game has, and the predictable story.
Shadow Warrior is one action packed game that offers hours upon hours of fun. It’s funny, brutal, and absolutely beautiful. I wanted to place this higher on the list but it’s up against some steep competition.
Path of Exile is my MMO of the year. It’s point click gameplay is addictive, and it’s 1,000 passive skill tree is amazing. It’s gory, and brutal combat is just what I was looking for and really sets the tone for the rest of the game.
Lost Planet 3 got a lot of hate from reviewers everywhere. I’ve never liked any Lost Planet game and I ended up loving this one. I love the fact that it’s more story driven this time around and even though the gameplay isn’t as fast as it’s predecessors it’s still fun. Lost Planet 3 has my recommendation.
Crysis 3 is breathtakingly beautiful. I loved my playthroughs of this game. The gameplay, visuals, and excellent voice acting really bring this game to life.
Total War Rome II disappointed me. I wanted to sing it’s praise to the skies and say how awesome this game was and instead of that happening I had to give it some tough love. Right now Rome II is a lot more playable then it was on release but it’s still a long way off from being fixed. I can’t help but love this game though and I’m still out conquering the known world with my Spartans.
4. Metro Last Light
Metro Last Light is creepy, and gives an interesting look on what the world could look like after a nuclear war. I loved every second of this game and the for once I was treated to a good ending and not dlc bait. Metro Last Light told one hell of a story and was backed up by some of the best voice acting i’ve ever heard.
Saints Row IV took me completely by surprise. I never expected to love it as much as I did. There are so many different things to love about this game that I can’t say them all here. Instead i’ll point you over to my official Saints Row IV review: https://drakulus.com/2013/09/19/saints-row-4-review/
#2 Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock Infinite is now my favorite game in the Bioshock Trilogy. It told a deep, and engaging story and offered us one hell of an ending. Not many games can do what this one did and it deserves to be on my list.
#1 Splinter Cell Blacklist
Splinter took everything I loved about stealth games and combined them all into one game. I’ve always hated being penalized for not playing the way the developers wanted me to play. Hitman Absolution is a great example here. Splinter Cell Blacklist does not punish you for not playing a certain way. Anyone can pick this game up and play it without worrying about their score the end because there are three different types of scores you can get. This game doesn’t just have awesome gameplay it also tells one hell of a story that kept me engaged from beginning to end. It was tough trying choose this over Bioshock or the other way around because I love them both so much but in the end Splinter Cell gave me more value and has more replayability then every game on this list. Splinter Cell Blacklist earned it’s number 1 spot on my list.
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