Here’s Why 2013 Was One Of The Best Years Of Video Games

Check out the best games released in the year 2012. In this series, I compile some of the greatest games released in last 17 years. We have started from 2000 and will end the series in the year 2017. Counting down the best of the best video games released in the last 17 years.

So without any further ado let’s head right into best video game released in 2013. A new article will be posted soon covering the best games released in 2014. 

Grand Theft Auto 5

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GTA5 does much more than repeat the San Andreas model, introducing many new features in the franchise. From those, the one that adds a whole new dimension to the game is the fact that for the first time we have three main characters instead of one. GTA is the king of controversy… long live the king. – Eurogamer Spain
Marrying gameplay brilliance to compelling characters and a world matched only in size by the number of things you can do in it, Grand Theft Auto V is a masterpiece–one of the greatest games ever made. – Playstation Universe
Grand Theft Auto V is a gargantuan accomplishment, with an emphasis on the word “gargantuan.” It may still have an assortment of inconsistencies, idiosyncrasies and eccentricities, but one could argue that such missteps still give this franchise a singular character. – PSX Extreme

The Last Of Us

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A masterpiece, that breaks the self imposed barriers of gaming narrative and ensnares the player with intelligent gameplay and brilliant A.I. Anyone wanting to tackle the same themes will have to be compared to Naughty Dog’s work in the future, and it won’t be pretty. – SpazioGames
The Last of Us is a really different game, mixing traditional adventure, survival, action, stealth and constant exploration. The resources are most important. The best graphics on PlayStation 3 are back in the hands of Naughty Dog, also the atmosphere, and two unrepeatable and unforgettable characters. Overwhelming. – Meristation
With The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog switches from the easy entertainment that is Uncharted, to the more serious stuff. Despite their differences, both games prove to be of unprecedented high levels of quality, from a studio that controls their ability to create games into the smallest detail. Thanks to its unique pace and adult story The Last of Us has become an experience that has no equal. –

Bioshock Infinite


Dealing with themes like religion, racism, and xenophobia, Columbia is a richer and more nuanced setting than even Rapture, and the unveiling of the city’s culture is masterfully executed. – Game Informer
For a while it’s a frantic shooter game, then it’s a touching confession, afterwards it is a parable about the ideological turmoil in America. The others would break it into pieces, but quantum physics and its creators that are hell-bent on going far than other big productions hold it firmly together. –
It is fascinating, and also boring. It is important, yet forgettable. Its world is enticing and unappealing. It attempts to move things forward, yet is in places stuck in the past. For a game that has the potential to open up the franchise up to a multitude of different ideas and interpretations, BioShock Infinite can feel curiously limited. – VideoGamer

Super Mario 3D World


It really is a fantastic game. That thrill of hitting the top of the flagpole is still there after all these years, Mario and co leap about at the top of their game, it’s colourful, friendly, joyful, and the most fun I’ve had with a platform game since Super Mario Galaxy 2. – Telegraph
Traditional Mario, who perfects all the possible aspects of the plumbing trade. Indeed, this is not a revolution, but you will be frequently surprised, and you will never be bored in his company. –
While I’d still like to see a proper 3D Mario game on Wii U, 3D World does so much right that it’s hard to bash the formula, especially when it veers off course so often. – Game Revolution

The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is yet another good game from Telltale Games. One major flaw is dismissing some characters – that’s the reason the first season of The Walking Dead is and will be a better offering. Everything else – from the atmosphere to the storyline – is really good. Apparently Lee and Clementine’s adventure wasn’t a one-time high quality offer. I can recommend this game with a clear conscience. –
The Wolf Among Us tells an engaging tale, filled with great characters, colorful graphics and clever choices. If only the choices held more meaning. –
Overall, I was a little disappointed that Telltale Games couldn’t come up with more puzzles for The Wolf Among Us, but otherwise everything about the game is first-rate. – Game Over Online

Assassin’s Creed 4


Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is a damn good game that has little flaws attached to it, which is impressive for a launch title. – Digital Chumps
The PlayStation 4 version of the game is mechanically the same as the PlayStation 3 version, but the new engine is eye-poppingly awesome. – GamingTrend
Despite my issues with the paths that are laid out before you, Black Flag is great fun when you let your impulses guide you. – Game Informer
An energetic new protagonist, a focus on piracy and pillaging, excellent naval combat and a huge, beautiful open world make Black Flag an easy game to recommend, and a decent way to kick off the next generation. – games(TM)

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons


The brothers’ commitment to their goal and to each other is so strong, the various parts of this game so superbly crafted and woven together, that it’s hard not to feel deeply touched when you finally reach the end of the road and see how deftly this game marries its gameplay to its themes in a way few have before. – Giant Bomb
This is a breakthrough in what interactivity can accomplish with little aid from more traditional storytelling mechanics – its resulting importance to this medium is no exaggeration. – GamingTrend
A gorgeous world, bursting with personality. Great storytelling makes up for the short length and unchallenging puzzles. – PC Gamer

Metro: Last Light


This sequel plays more like a shooter than its predecessor, but doesn’t sacrifice its intricate narrative or creative vision in the process. Masochistic fans will appreciate the harder difficulties that recreate the grueling experience of the original, but no matter how you approach it, exploring Last Light’s absorbing world is wholly entertaining. – Game Informer
Metro: Last Light is not a bad game, but does not reach the level of excellence. – Eurogamer Portugal
If you were to take someone who’s played his share of shooters, someone who cares about the story between and around the shooting, someone who can appreciate games that offer new takes on familiar experiences, Crysis [3] will feel like a soulless blockbuster to the auteur’s art film of Metro: Last Light. – Quarter to Three
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