Top PC Games of 2013
2013 may have been the year of the new consoles, but that didn't mean there weren't plenty of great games left over for the PC crowd. There were some masterful racers, some hella good shooters, and some excellent RTSs, but it was arguably the year where the indie scene finally started to crack into the mainstream.
The success of games like Papers, Please and Gunpoint proved that independent games weren't undiscovered relics poised only for the most hardcore crowd, but games that could be discovered and enjoyed by all. Even if you [i]were[/i] the one playing it first.
It wasn't game over for big budget titles, of course, with Battlefield 4, Tomb Raider and Blizzard's Heart of the Swarm, leading the way in their respective genres, albeit with some initial teething problems. So while indie may be the place for the hot new talent to shine, 2013 was the year that proved both AAA and budget releases can live harmoniously - and successfully - side-by-side.
An engaging end to a potentially great new franchise.
Flawed yet addictive, Assassin's Creed may be in need of a change.
Diminishing with every return, Ghosts' addictive nature is tempered by over-familiarity.
Ron Gilbert's latest might have been on his mind for the last 30 years, but The Cave is a deft combination of old and new, classic and modern.
Tomb Raider is not a brave game. Nor is it one that’ll likely live long in the memory, but while you’re walking in Lara’s muddy size fours, it is spellbinding.
Despite its many flaws, BioShock Infinite might just be one of the most compelling games of this generation
A very impressive new slice of Dishonored. With Daud's story left on a cliffhanger, we hope Arkane keeps up this form with the next installment.
Another quality racing game from Codemasters.
A fantastic package that outdoes its peers not in tactical nuance, but in raw spectacle.
Some poor missions can't derail a world of extraordinary creativity.