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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown: The Top 10 Best games of 2013

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AQWBlaZer91's Top 10 Countdown:

The Top 10 Best games of 2013

The year 2013 comes to a close as the brand new consoles the XBox One and the PS4 have finally launched, both are getting mixed “Ahhhs and boos” from fans across the globe, it will take time to for those two systems to really showcase their next gen potential. It's that time of the year again to put what the best games of the year or the worst games of the year. Well, now that I finally cleaned my hands from typing up my list of the Worst Games of 2013 we can now look at the best overall games out this year. This year saw reboots of old franchises and mostly amazing squeals. Which of the best made the list? Some may not agree with the overall picks.

10: Pokemon X and Y

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Game Freak

Release Date: 12th October 2013 (World Wide)

Aside from the tank controls, Pokemon X and Y rebuilds the Pokemon Franchise with a list of new features like Breeding Pokemon to build stronger bonds, Sky battles in which any Pokemon with Levitate can enter against flying Pokemon, Horde Encounters where one of your Pokemon takes on 5 Pokemon which is amazingly epic, play customizations and Mega Evolutions. This is one of the Best games in the Pokemon Series by far and they really gave Pikachu some extra treatment.

9: Tomb Raider

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: Action & Adventure

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Release Date: 5th March 2013 (Mostly Worldwide), 25th April 2013 (Japan)

Crystal Dynamics revived the Tomb Raider and our old heroine looks really dirty and darker then her original. This new game went for a more survival roots which was very refreshing for the series, a lot of her old moves are retained and the exploration of the game was well fluid. There's some good Multiplayer action included too which helps make this game a well done reboot.

8: BioShock: Infinite

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: Irrational Games/2K Australia

Release Date: 26th March 2013 (World Wide)

Putting the controversy aside BioShock: Infinite has various abilities as well as gunplay and Elizabeth's power that's needed to escape from Columbia. Nothing is safe in there I can say. BioShock Infinite is one super sweet game in the series thanks to the amazing graphics, impressive story and characters and fantastic gameplay that has kept true to the BioShock series.

7: Gone Home

Platform: PC

Genre: Adventure, Interactive Fiction

Developer: The Fullbright Company

Release Date: 13th August 2013

Gone Home has got a really engrossing story going for it. It's a game where you as Kaitlin Greenbriar explores her home to find out where her parents have gone. If you're looking for a nice Indie Adventure to play then you're lucky not to leave home to find this online.

6: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii U/PC/PlayStation 4/XBox One

Genre: Action & Adventure/Stealth

Developer: Ubisoft

Release Date: XBox 360 & PlayStation 3: 29th October 2013 (World Wide), Wii U: 29th October 2013 (North America), 21st November 2013 (Australia), 22nd November 2013 (Europe), 28th November 2013 (Japan), PlayStation 4: 15th November 15, 2013 (North America), 29th November 2013 (Australia), 22nd November 2013 (Europe), PC: November 19, 2013 (North America), 21st November 2013 (Australia), 22nd November 2013 (Europe), XBox One: 22nd November 2013

Assassin's Creed IV continues the series stealth roots as well as introducing the next generations graphics amazingly although the missions were repetitive but however the game has new ship gameplay elements and multiplayer returns. Assassin's Creed IV's enjoyable stealth missions make it one of the finest installments to date.

Honorable Mention: Battlefield 4

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

Genre: First Person Shooter

Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE

Release Date: XBox 360/PlayStation 3 & PC: 29th October 2013 (North America), 31st October 2013 (Australia), 1st November 2013 (Europe), 7th November 2013 (Japan), PlayStation 4: 15th November 2013 (North America), 29th November 2013 (Europe), XBox One: 22nd November 2013

Battlefield 4 follows from the gameplay elements from it's predecessor. The Multiplayer was great in all but some people felt that the Single Player was only brief and also they were a few bugs in the game. It was indeed rushed and a patch is needed to correct of the issues with it but Battlefield 4 was still amazing in the eyes of gamers, it's also another game that suffers from the Call of Duty syndrome.

5: Tales of Xillia

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Namco Tales Studio

Release Date: August 6, 2013 (North America), 9th August 2013 (Europe & Australia)

Tales of Xillia helped restate the oversea gamers interest in Namco's long running Tales of Series. The game including two different lead characters in which the player can chose to experience the story the characters point of view, battle system is refined to combine party members Unified Attacks. The skits are hilarious to watch and the storyline just has a lot of unique twists. Tales of Xillia is a great and wonderful J-RPG which makes it into the Top Games of 2013. The Future of Tales of is defiantly bright for the fans.

4: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Action & Adventure

Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 3/Monolith Soft

Release Date: 22nd November 2013 (North America & Europe), 23rd November 2013 (Australia), 26th December 2013 (Japan)

A Link Between Worlds is one of most impressive Zelda games on the handhelds. The puzzles are clever with Link's arsenal returning as well as all the areas from A Link to the Past. There are new features like Link entering walls to become a drawing allowing him to access new areas. I find it unusual that Nintendo would develop a sequel to a Zelda that was on the 16 bit Super Nintendo.

3: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Role Playing

Developer: Level-5

Release Date: 22nd January 2013 (North America), 31st January 2013 (Australia), 1st February 2013 (Europe)

While this game was released back in 2011 in Japan, this year marks it's release in the West on the PlayStation 3. Ni No Kuni is one of the Most Anticipated J-RPG's of 2013 that combines both the RPG masterpieces of Level 5 with well famed Anime Studio Ghibli. The battles are challenging and enjoyable, there are plenty of creatures to use at your command, the storyline is amazingly tear dropping, music which is very relaxing and graphics are absolutely beautiful. Square Enix RPG's are now nothing compared to this.

2: Grand Theft Auto V

Platform: XBox 360/PlayStation 3

Genre: Action & Adventure

Developer: Rockstar Games

Release Date: 17th September 2013 (World Wide)

Rockstar releases their lastest sandbox title in the GTA series after a long while. GTA V is filled with loads of enjoyable areas for the players to mess around in and also it's chaotic Online Multiplayer returns as well. The game's environments are very detailed and also the gameplay is well refined. GTA V also has an excellent story with 3 different characters to go though it as. Grand Theft Auto V is an excellent game this year that's full of content and it's gameplay is just as amazing as other shooters this year.

1: The Last of Us

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Third Person Shooter

Developer: Naughty Dog

Release Date: 14th June 2013 (Mostly World Wide), 20th June 2013 (Japan)

From the creators of the Uncharted series comes a completely excellent story based action game called The Last of Us. The main character Joel (voiced by Troy Baker) has to guide a young girl named Ellie to the resistance group called the Firefiles, whilst surviving against infected or non infected survivor that appear hostile in a Post Apocalyptic United States. The Third Person gunplay is very realistic and you'll need every bit off fire power with a mix of some stealth segments I order to survive. Last of Us does have an amazing multiplayer component, excellent voice acting like the fore-mentioned Troy Baker and outstanding graphics and soundtrack makes game the overall best game of 2013.

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Written By Anthony Hayball (AQWBlaZer91)

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