Welcome to my Top Ten Best Games of 2013. Before I start developing it, I must tell you guys that all of those game are my personal option's and that doesn't mean that you guys have different ones, which is great. This list will consist in games that I have played at least some considerable amount of time that allow me to take an overall perspective of the game and the majority of it's feature's.
Every game that I putted in my list have came out this year, in final release or as a port to an specified platform and I must have, at least, spent some considerable amount of time on them to make an final verdict.
I have some other great tittles that I didn't add to the list, and I will explain why:
Grand Theft Auto V - Grand Theft Auto V is an huge game and I didn't end it's story or played it's multiplayer because I don't own the game. Yeah, I don't have it... shame on me for being an PC Gamer (But there are two PlayStation 3 games on my list). But like I said before, I already played it but it isn't enough to make an review or add it to this list.
Battlefield 4 - Yeah... this one is not on the list too. I didn't make the review yet but I did play the game, but for what I played... It didn't deserve to be on this list and the review might not be that high as I was hoping for.
DMC: Devil May Cry - Nope... This one was good but it didn't catch some of the magic from the previous games and ended up being a bit of anti fan base type of game.
Crysis 3 - Amazing graphics, but an huge letdown and haven't played much.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted or Rival's - Fun games, but not my type of Need for Speed.
Gone Home - Interesting game, it was almost on my list but against many other games, I decided to put it aside.
Behyond: Two Souls - Another great game that I almost incorporated in my list.
This games, among many others, were up for consideration, but I could only pick 10 and I must tell you guys that it was hard as hell since my major platform is the computer...
Number 10 - Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider takes the 10th spot in my for it's amazing scenarios, great origin's story and an amazing atmosphere. It may not bring everything that the fans loved for years but this game showed that this franchise can bring much, much more to the table. But don't get me wrong, unlike the DMC: Devil May Cry reboot, Tomb Raider somehow treated the fan base with a more charismatic and delightful feeling of nostalgia while rebooting an character that player's know for a long time, unlike DMC that changed everything...
Number 9 - State of Decay (PC Version - 2013)
State of Decay is one excellent mix of Sandbox, Survival Horror and Role Playing Game elements. It's violent, scary, sometimes emotional, the map is large and detailed, the graphics are sharp and good looking, the gameplay is smooth and simple and it has a lot of bug's and some technical problems, but they are overshadowed by it's immersion... It's an great experience for every type of gamer and it shoes a lot off potential.
Number 8 - Warframe (Open Beta and Final Release - 2013)
Warframe is an great looking game with an amazing art-style and an extremely well executed Co-Op gameplay feature that is essentially the core of the game.. It's simple, intuitive, fun and more importantly, it's free to play (And yes, the Free to Play model in this one is actually good and sort off balanced).
Number 7 - Arma III
Arma III is the best military simulator that came out this year. It's slow (but not dramatically), tactical, fearless, suspenseful and dramatic. Arma III is an huge improvement over it's predecessor in therm's of gameplay and graphics. Many people are now wondering why I putted Arma III instead of Battlefield 4, and the answer it's pretty simple: Arma III knows what it is and does the best at it while Battlefield 4 kinda have an personality problem, It's nearly an Casual/Arcade Shooter as it is nearly an Simulator, so it stands in the wasteland of being nearly an thing or another and it makes no sense comparing these two.
Number 6 - God of War: Ascension
God of War is great for what it is. It has great graphics, a good story (I have some complains) and an fun Multiplayer. This game doesn't add that much to the lore of the God of War Franchise but it is for damn sure well executed (with everything thing that everyone likes and loves for the previous tittles) and very fun to play through.
Number 5 - Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice: Gods Among Us is an game that did surprise me in a lot of different ways. The gameplay mechanics were solid and intuitive, the characters were cool and filled with detail, the scenarios were awesome and riveting, overall the game is a blast to play and see Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc. clash against each others in some amazing fight's.
Number 4 - Bioshock Infinite
Bioshock Infinite could had been the number one of my list but it's good storytelling didn't make up for the somewhat repetitive gameplay and an extremely confusing ending. Seriously, I cannot make an review of this game since I don't even understand the ending since it has an huge amount of philosophical layer's attached to it. Seriously, I did understand the core of the ending, but after more plays through it, I found more meanings and metaphor's... Philosophy it's this actually, an never ending cycle of discovery without real answer's... What saved this game for me was it's amazing atmosphere, great characters, awesome graphics and good storytelling and story till the very end... which was a bit confusing. I'm not saying that the ending was bad, but it tried too hard to be smart that made many, many player's wonder what was happening and what kind of message it was trying to deliver, but when they see the message it kinda makes sense.
Number 3 - Paper's Please (Final Release - 2013)
Paper's Please is that type of games that at first sight is ugly and bland but when you go deeper into it, it grows on you with such level that you start seeing an cruel and sad message that makes you think and act like you were in that situation. It's hard to play, hard to watch and this is what makes this game so powerful and provoking. The gameplay is simple and easy to master and the graphics are nice and add up to the dark atmosphere of this world. After ending it, I was still thinking on my decisions and how powerful those actions were... This is an experience that not many games can achieve and certainly it's not for everyone.
Number 2 - Metro: Last Light
Metro: Last Light is an amazing game and the biggest surprise this year, at least for me. This game clearly knows what it is and does it perfectly. It has action, true suspense, amazing and cruel story, an amazing world filled with detail and an dark atmosphere. Overall, Metro: Last Light feel's and play's very smoothly and it doesn't try to be what it isn't and like Paper's Please, this one also shows how dark and cruel the world is without holding the consequences back.
Number 1 - The Last of Us
Where do I start... Well The Last of Us is a perfect mix of everything that I love in videogames. Amazing graphics that push the limits of the PlayStation 3, an amazing story with absolute phenomenal writing and voice/motion capture performances, an incredible and fluid gameplay, a world filled with detail, an incredible soundtrack, fierce and incredible menacing enemies... Man, there are so many things that I can say about this game... The Last of Us simple conquered my number one favorite spot of this year. It made me feel happy, sad, angry, scared, almost every type of emotion and not many games out there make me feel like this. I think that this game surely deserves the recognition it got and if it wins some "Game Of The Year" Awards, they are well deserved.
With the Last of Us I finish my list and I hope that next year I can finally put Grand Theft Auto V, with the PC port in my list saying great things about it, but until then I cannot put it here since I didn't made up my mind about it (but it has being amazing, so far...).
I hope you guys liked my top 10 and if you have an different list or opinion please share them in the comment section. Right now I am doing another list of the worst or most disappointing games (it doesn't mean they are bad) that came out this year.