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mjc's GOTY Selections - Because I Said So Part 3 - 2013

Because I Said So is the only game of the year awards you should care about...because I said so.

If you missed Part 1, check it out to see my 2013 choice for most disappointing, favourite unplayed and best old game. If you'd prefer to see which game had the best cannibal moment or worst barber, Part 2 is where it's at.

On to Part 3, where I select my favourite three games for each platform. My GOTY will emerge from this list, so be sure to pay close attention!

WINNER - Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

It's been a long time since I've paid a MMO subscription, but here we are. I didn't expect much from FFXIV:ARR, especially after the poor start with FFXIV. However, this game pulls all the best bits from other MMOs and mixes it in a world worthy of Final Fantasy.

RUNNER UP - Tomb Raider

A reboot done right.

WINNER - The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1

I avoided almost everything on this game before it came out. It wasn't because I didn't want to spoil it, I just wasn't interested. However, one impulse buy later and I was found myself a big fan. This year's pleasant surprise game.

RUNNER UP - Gone Home

An exciting game of exploration that tells a good story.

WINNER - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

It stayed true to the series, while moving it into a new genre. Quite an achievement!

RUNNER UP - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

A beautiful world and unique double-character control system made this a must-play.

WINNER - Beyond: Two Souls

Not only is it a deeply moving and emotional game, but it sets the standard for character models and the facial animations. Every game I've played since seems horribly dated in that department.

RUNNER UP - Grand Theft Auto V

Planning and executing heists made this one a standout!

WINNER - Sonic: Lost World

I'm a sucker for platformers and Sonic. It's possible Mario 3D World tops this, but I haven't unwrapped it yet!

RUNNER UP - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut

My GOTY for 2011. It's still just as good and I loved being able to play it on a handheld with Off-TV Play.

WINNER - Killer Instinct


RUNNER UP - Battlefield 4

I guess it was okay, but I don't have much to select from at the moment...

WINNER - Resogun

Who would have thought that the free retro shooter you get with the system would be this year's best game for it!

RUNNER UP - Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

Ship battles - YEAH!

WINNER - Persona 4 Golden

I poked around with this one on the PS2, but never got into it. I'm so glad they made it for the Vita - such an absorbing game.

RUNNER UP - Dead or Alive 5 Plus

A perfect handheld port for the already awesome PS3 game.

WINNER - Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

A humorous, interactive story that I never wanted to end.

RUNNER UP - Fire Emblem: Awakening

Turn it to easy if you don't want to cry when your characters die and can't come back.

WINNER - Layton Brothers: Mystery Room

Not quite Professor Layton, but still a decent game and worth a look - even if you're not a fan of mobile games.

RUNNER UP - Halo: Spartan Assault

I'll admit, I waited until 360 controller support before playing it. The touch controls are pretty crap, but it's still a decent game.

That's all for Part 2. Keep an eye out for Part 3 next week!