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Game of the Year 2013

PS4 Game of the Year 2013 Winner

Which game nabs the title of best on the PlayStation 4?

Earlier this year, if you had asked Assassin's Creed fans what their favorite entry in the series was, most would have told you Assassin's Creed II. Sure, you could make the argument that Brotherhood is the more refined game, and no one would call you crazy for that. But the leap forward from the first game to Assassin's Creed II was just so remarkable that it has managed to linger in the minds of players all these years later. But now? Well, things are a bit more complicated.

For that, we can thank Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. With its introduction of open-sea exploration and a host of fantastic side activities, Black Flag is easily the best Assassin's Creed in years. It's an ambitious, sprawling adventure that builds on what the series has done before while never forgetting its own strengths. In short, Black Flag is that giant step forward that Assassin's Creed fans have been hoping to see again. And you know what? It also happens to be a pretty fantastic game in its own right.

Discussion

562 comments
justerthought
justerthought

Assassin's Creed 4 is an outstanding game and it's just impeccable on PS4, so it's good decision. It won best game and PS4 truly is the best platform to play it on without a doubt. It just looks awesome with lust details running smooth as silk. The volumetric smoke during the sea battles never fails to amaze me and the image is totally stable with no shimmering fine details in the distance like lower res XB1 and current gen versions.

Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins

No, but a GOTY for a system that has been out for two months (and a cross-platform choice at that) is a little ridiculous.

Daan Van Belle
Daan Van Belle

have a bit patience man… Rome wasn't build in one day.

chyng85
chyng85

Quite a wise choice~ 

DWalker131
DWalker131

Its GOTY because even though the console has only been out for 1 month, its still the end of the year, so there has to be a GOTY otherwise people will one day think the x1 and ps4 came out in 2013 but howcome theres no GOTY on the year it was released lol.... thats the only reasonable answer i can think of

easykillzgaming
easykillzgaming

This is for sure easily the winner for PS4. Nothing even comes close to it besides Killzone. Even killzone did noth have the dynamics that it showed off or supposedly had. Battlefield 4 is just face it, a disaster. Call of duty ghosts seemed to be a solid game when being first announced as well but turned bust too. Assassins creed is the only game that stayed true to what it was saying and delivered all the same features it previewed. The story was epic and the graphics for ps4 were at the top of its game. Not to mention the DLC and season pass that it gave out delivered with no questions. This game is def. my vote too.


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CaptainBlaze
CaptainBlaze

Its kinda odd that you'd have a GOTY for games and consoles that have only been out for just over a month. But whateva, AC4 would be a shoe-in for this surely.

Zevvion
Zevvion

No surprise here. AC is the only overall great game. It's a GOTY contender in its own right, but going up against sub-par games I wouldn't think twice about picking it. 

cjlebron
cjlebron

Sorry but PS4 & Xbone GOTY lists are thoroughly pointless so close to release.

kestreleyes
kestreleyes

I played this on Wii U and really enjoyed it, but it was not nominated for Wii U game of the year? Is this purely down to it being a port or not being able to compete graphically with the ps4 or Xbone? Seems like an odd decision. Just curious.

KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

No way. AC games are super casual, boring SP that take no skill. Killzone SF is GOTY, it has the best online.

cboye18
cboye18

I just don't support EA

broly180
broly180

RIP XBOX ONE AND I HATE XBOX ONE

RobDev
RobDev

i think you should have either made it exclusives only or just skipped the xbox one and ps4 for this year. 

VexxRed
VexxRed

Amazing game, and well deserved. I'm glad to see it win with the ps4. 

moesuir
moesuir

LMFAO, a last-gen cross platform title is the "best" game on PS4!!!!??? SO SAD AND PATHETIC, the PS4 is such a huge joke.

VERGELJEK
VERGELJEK

Battlefield? Lol. Good graphics only

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

Umm, shouldn't we wait a year until we do a game of the year award? Call me crazy...

mattman127
mattman127

I think I have around 40 hours into this game, haven't played a game this much since Skyrim but this time I'm actually enjoying it

Pewbert
Pewbert

Is this an early April Fools joke?

Vexov
Vexov

Seriously, how could you have a GOTY when the system has been out for "1 MONTH". I know its "of the year" and 2013 is .. almost over, but its been out for 1 month.

termadoyle
termadoyle

I'm not a hater but I can't imagine how after 6 games of the exact same mechanics, only varying size, AC4 could be console GOTY worthy for the two next-gen consoles which had at least one good exclusive going for them. 

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

I heard AC 4 runs at 30 fps on PS4 and Xbox One. That's next-gen for you, hahahaha oh lord...

notorious98
notorious98

@RobDevAgreed.  Both systems have been out for a month.  Perhaps we should wait until there is a larger catalog to choose from.

realscarygary
realscarygary

@moesuirlets have a look on ps3 launch titles shall we...Motorstorm and Resistance...fantastic games...or not!

BoxOfPocky
BoxOfPocky

@moesuir Well if that's your reasoning to call the ps4 a huge joke, then I guess the Xbox One must be one too.

people100
people100

@moesuir are you an xbox one fan? if so i think you should check out the xb1 goty...

XolrecX
XolrecX

@jimmy_russell Not when the games came out this year.. Hence game of the year.. this year..

VERGELJEK
VERGELJEK

@mattman127 agree with you. I can't get enough of this black flag. I hope the DLC Freedom Cry is good as the main game.  And Also I can't wait for the next Elder Scrolls

VERGELJEK
VERGELJEK

@Vexov You don't need a year to decide if this is a good game or not. You just need 1 weekend to decide.

VERGELJEK
VERGELJEK

@termadoyle Play the game and compare it to the previous series and you'll recognize some new features. There are side quest a little different from the others, crafting, uprading the ship, You can control your ship freely( not only in mission). Naval Battle, Conquer forts, hunt animals, hunt whales, sharks. I guess you haven't played that much of AC4. 

python1026
python1026

@termadoyle Actually, AC3 changed the overall game, AC4 copied that and made an epic pirate game, soooo yeah.

mr_3001
mr_3001

@Trickymaster Dude,  you obviously havent played the next gen systems.   You look like a fool,   if you had played then you would laugh at your comment as ps3 games look like cat puke.   

Pewbert
Pewbert

@python1026@Pewbert 

I'm not arguing whether AC4 is good or not - I'm wondering how a game can be "Game of the Year" when ...

a) The console hasn't been out longer than a month

and

b) It has about 5 other games as it's competition!

korvus
korvus

@Pewbert It's not the "Best game at the PS4's one year anniversary" it's the best game of 2013 for each platform...the year ends at the same time for every console =P (now you could argue that the PS4 and X1 shouldn't even be present at these "awards", in which case I'd agree)