This list might look a lot like other Top 10's in this category but I chose some different games.
#10 Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
This game I waited for so long since 2006 ever since I finished Sly 3. I've been looking up on updates and such over the years and I even got a message from someone on YouTube whose father works in Sucker Punch. This person gave me the plot details which was what everyone's been expecting from the cliffhanger on Sly 3. Finally in early 2013 the game came out and I was proud and a bit disappointed. I was proud to see Sly and the gang back in action but was disappointed that the game was made by a different company named Sanzaru. It still kept the whole stealth platformer action going on and a great plot twist that left me stunned for a while. I was proud that they made some nods to the first 3 games and cameos from other games like Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and inFAMOUS. unfortunately I gave it a 7/10 but I'm still adding it to this list because of how long I waited.
#9 Lego City Undercover
This game had some problems but I still enjoyed it. It was like GTA or Saints Row but with Lego characters but it's missing some driving music. Only time you hear music is when your doing missions or sidequests. Besides that the game was enjoyable it made me think like a kid and had some great humor. I even like the LEGO Mario cameos like the "?" blocks and the LEGO piranha plant. I just wish it had more music aside from "Walking on Sunshine" for the opening and the credits.
#8 SMTIV (Shin Megami Tensei IV)
This game had many SMT fans waiting for it, including me. I enjoyed it a lot all the demon designs were well done, the music felt like the old SMT games and the plot was good. The only problem I had was that you get exp. from everything and this isn't the only game that does it. I played Xenoblade and you get exp. for completing sidequests but it had a reason like saying "your screwed if you didn't do the sidequests." But SMTIV was really strange cause you get exp from plot missions, and sidequests, especially when the plot missions don't have a boss like a mission called "Let's Eat Breakfast" and afterwards you level up. I still enjoyed the game though especially with the endings I love the Neutral ending even though it took me a while to get it.
#7 Animal Crossing New Leaf
This game is quite different with me because I played the first Animal Crossing but I had no idea what to do or what it's about, but its probably because I was in 3rd grade. New Leaf is different because your the mayor of your own town and you can add whatever you want to it. This game is like a vacation from all the violent games I've been playing since it's all about having fun with your villagers and your friends in real life. I'm still playing it now because I love my villagers I have to show them love!
#6 Saints Row 4
So one day I was playing a game on PS3 (either Ratchet and Clank or Jak and Daxter) and one of my friends from high schools messages me that Saints Row 3 is out for free on Playstation Plus. I downloaded it and we had one hell of a blast destroying stuff with crazy weapons. Later I heard that Saints Row 4 is coming out so I was getting ready for it and once I got it I had a lot of fun with the music and the powers. Best part was the dubstep gun (especially the christmas one.) The game felt like inFAMOUS from destroying stuff with your special powers along with your gang members. The Christmas DLC was fun and messed up. Overall it was great.
#5 Legend of Zelda Link Between Worlds
This game is fantastic and it somehow feels nostalgic even though I never played A Link to the Past. I love the retro look Link has in the game and gimmicks are great I love Ravios rentals. The gimmick with Ravio is this, you can rent any item that can help you through the game but if you die you lose all the items you rented and have to purchase them again for rent. The story is great and the challenges for the heart pieces are really well done. I never used the streetpass function cause...I haven't been outside with my 3DS lately. I also want to replay it again on Hero Mode. It's that good!
#4 Ace Attorney Dual Destinies
I played all the Ace Attorney games before this one came out including the Edgeworth game. I love all the characters and the cases were great. I was confused as hell in the second case cause I thought I had to prove in court that demons exist. You play as all the characters and use their special skills like Phoenix's Magatama, Apollos bracelet and the new character, Athena Cykes, Mood Matrix. I especially love the plot twist at the end of the game I was stunned and couldn't believe it cause the main villain was one of my favorite characters in the game! I really recommend this game to every Ace Attorney fan or people who want to solve mysteries.
#3 Super Mario 3D World
This game is great for the following reasons: Playing as other characters aside from Mario, Catsuit, and the revival of the Wii U. This game should've been what came out on the Wii U's release, Nintendo Land was fine but I really think 3D World is better then Mario Bros. Wii U. The atmosphere is great Nintendo put a lot of potential into the game with the vibrant colors and the characters animations in their power ups. I love how they changed the bosses from the expected Koopa Kids to something completely out of the blue like a giant snake or a living boulder. Rosalina was a far away unlockable but she's great it feels like your playing Mario Galaxy.
#2 Fire Emblem Awakening
This game...this game is a masterpiece for handhelds. This is my first Fire Emblem game and it's glorious from the story, the characters, and the most difficult thing I can think about that requires a lot of replaying...SHIPPINGS! You can ship any character in your party with another. I have been thinking a lot about who'll marry who and why but I need to look at their earlier conversations to be sure. It's that complicated for me. I'm on my third playthrough right now. The music is fantastic and I love strategizing how my team should fight in the war. I highly recommend it if your into shipping and fictional wars.
#1 The Last of Us
This game is phenomenal. I have never experienced a game thats so realistic, well detailed and literally focuses on the theme of survival.The game is difficult but its difficult for a reason because the theme of survival your items for survival are very scarce to find and this idea really fits a future zombie apocalypse atmosphere. Let me state that I was never fond of Zombie related stuff because of how huge it is nowadays and its everywhere. This game isn't quite a zombie epidemic it all started from a mutated crop. The game has great mystery about whats been going on in the areas you've been traveling through. Best part is the sound it makes you feel like your really in the game. I got a TV with surround sounds and when I was in the tilted building its creaking sounds makes the TV room shake. The story is an emotional roller coaster and I cried a lot through the whole game. I love the bonding that Joel and Elie go through in the game and I was stunned at the end. It felt like there would be more. I can't say too much about the ending but I really want people to play it. This game became Game of the Year in a few websites.