year in review

I Finished These 31 Video Games In 2013

For the eighth consecutive year, I’ve counted the number of games I finished in the last 12 months. The number has gone up, even as I played fewer games.

Kotaku Editors' 10 Favourite Games Of 2013

Have you heard? The Last of Us is Kotaku’s game of the year. We’re not going to talk about The Last of Us now, though. Well, not “just” The Last of Us.

The 16 Games That Consumed 311 Hours Of My 2013

Hello, my darlings! It is me, Tim Rogers, founder and director of Action Button Entertainment, currently directing an androgynous apolitical abstract minimalist electronic sport called VIDEOBALL, which will arrive on all consoles and computer operating systems with a robust cross-platform online multiplayer user experience, 4K graphics, and 300fps animations in Q2 2014. With numbers like that, 12-year-olds the world over will forget all about Call of Duty.

Steve's Top 10 Games Of 2013

In the last 24 hours of the year, I finally got around to making my top 10 list for 2013. As a special bonus, I’m including my list of shame for everything I didn’t get around to this year.

The Five Best Anime Of 2013

Over this past year, I’ve shown you my picks for the anime you should be watching for the spring, summer, and fall seasons. You’ve even had the chance to weigh in on your favourites. So without further ado, here are Kotaku‘s picks for the best anime of 2013.

The Best Gaming GIFs Of 2013

What did we get from this year of next-gen press conferences, console launches, Nintendo Directs, and huge open-world games? Some good times. And some amazing animated GIFs.

​Kirk's Top 12 Games Of 2013

It was a very good year for video games, with zombies and dames, killing monsters with flames… oh the things we’ve seen… in 2013…

Eric's Top 5 (Chinese) Games Of 2013

The year is coming to an end, and lists seem to be the thing to do right now — so I’m jumping on the bandwagon.

​The Best Surprises Of 2013

We spend a lot of time talking about the future. What’s on the horizon, what’s coming, what’s the next big thing. Between the hype-laden developer diaries and the publisher-approved preview events, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s no room left for surprises in video-game land. But of course, you’d be wrong.

Stephen's Top 10 Games Of 2013

Sorry, Super Mario 3D World. Hundreds? Hell of a game. You were grand, Tearaway. I liked so many games in 2013 that I can’t put all the great ones on my Top 10. But I can put, uh, 10. (Actually, I’m going with 11.)