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.

Yes, since I’m technically a video editor, I decided to do my top 10 as a video. Here’s the barebones list, in no particular order, for those of you who don’t want to watch a video:

  • The Last of Us
  • Battlefield 4
  • Monaco
  • Papers, Please
  • Device 6
  • Gunpoint
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Gone Home
  • The Stanley Parable

Honorable mentions go to the two craziest games I’ve played this year, both with Leo: Tactical Intervention and Just Cause 2 Multiplayer.

Bonus: The list of shame

These are the games that I know I would probably like and didn’t get around to playing, or didn’t get to play enough of this year:

  • Skulls of the Shogun — I didn’t get to play through this game, but I loved what I did play. If you’re into turn-based strategy, check it out.
  • Antichamber — I have a feeling this game would make me want to smash my computer, but it also looks fascinating.
  • Payday 2 — I’ve heard mixed things, but I was never able to get a crew together to play. I’m still holding out hope.
  • Metro: Last Light — I loved the original Metro, and I really regret not getting around to playing the sequel.
  • State of Decay — I don’t feel too horrible about this one since it was another of those surprise games that came out of nowhere, but I’d like to check it out at some point.
  • Super Motherload — This game I really can’t play because I’ll forget to move or eat until I finish the game. I played through a bit and managed to tear myself away, I might go back to it to celebrate the new year.
  • The Wolf Among Us — I’ve heard nothing but great things about this from friends, and I love The Walking Dead, so I’m looking forward to filling the time between Clementine’s adventures learning about fairy tales.


  • Can you really include games currently in beta like Battlefield 4? Disclaimer: Just tried three servers in a row and couldn’t find a game without epic rubber-bandage. Playing Ghosts instead.

  • Highly recommend getting around to The Wolf Among Us. Just as good as The Walking Dead, and better in some ways. Apart from that, your list of shame is almost identical to mine.

  • Thanks a bunch for having the list there as well, I am on shaped internet til the 8th and every time I see an interestingly titled article only to be presented with a 2 sentence description and a youtube video, I die a little inside

  • My Battlefield 4 experience….

    Ironsights = Everyone dies. Top of the leaderboard

    Red Dot / Scope = I can shoot like potato

  • I don’t understand, do you mean to say you only played 1942, had a break, then woke up and played bf4? Because bad company had some great scenes. I still found Battlefield: Vietnam to be the most interesting, maybe it was all that great loading music? or the real revolvers?

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