Top Action Games of 2013

Welcome to's top action games of 2013, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    Halo: Spartan Assault

    Spartan Assault is simple but entertaining. Resisting the temptation to simply make Halo-lite, Vanguard Games has been smart in how it has entered the portable market. Each level is short and to the point, built around two... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 29.

    Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

    An engaging end to the first installment in a potentially great franchise. The final chapter of both Dishonored's overall narrative and the assassin Daud's DLC side-story, The Witches of Brigmore is a satisfying - if frustrating... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 28.

    Payday 2

    An offline bomb, Payday 2 erupts into quite the beast when taken online. You tried to go in quietly but now the alarm's been tripped. A horde of police are inbound. The drill - which was breaking through the safe - has jammed.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 27.

    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

    Flawed yet addictive, Assassin's Creed may be in need of a change. Editor's Note: Click here for the current-generation review of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Many nautical miles better than Assassin's Creed 3, Black Flag... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • 26.

    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

    Flawed yet addictive, Assassin's Creed may be in need of a change. Editor's Note: The below review is based on the PS4 version of Black Flag. Having played the PS3 version for around three hours in comparison, players should... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U

  • 25.

    Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Diminishing with every return, Ghosts' addictive nature is tempered by over-familiarity. On PS4 and Xbox One it may be, but Ghosts is a current-generation game. In fact, it's the current-gen game, the one that defined systems... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

  • 24.

    Ryse: Son of Rome

    The visual showpiece for your Xbox One. Ryse is a game that's perfectly aware of what purpose it serves. I'd wager no one from Crytek is expecting any Game of the Year awards: Son of Rome exists to give you instant satisfaction... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 23.

    DmC Devil May Cry

    DmC is a game that’s more respectful to the ethos of the series than its narrative canon, and as such it’s more sure-footed in its systems than its storytelling. Boy, do the folks at Ninja Theory have some serious cojones.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 22.

    Tomb Raider

    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. Considering the furore surrounding Crystal Dynamics' expensive... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 21.

    BioShock Infinite

    Despite its many flaws, BioShock Infinite might just be one of the most compelling games of this generation BioShock Infinite is a strange game, and one that makes a mockery of those little scores at the bottom of this and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 20.


    Throwing in a suplex or piledriver for good measure is just an amusing way to relive those pro-wrestling dreams of yesteryear. In many ways, Guacamelee! is stupid. The name alone should give you that impression. A loving... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 19.

    Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

    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. Poor old Daud. The moment he hits the height of his profession - assassinating... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.

    Saints Row 4

    Some poor missions can't derail a world of extraordinary creativity. How far Saints Row has come. For a series once fascinated in cautiously emulating GTA, we now have the so-called triple-A's most outrageous game; an open... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 17.

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist may not be for those who want a purer Sam Fisher experience, but it's still very good. If you were unsure about Splinter Cell: Conviction, I cannot begin to fathom what your thoughts towards Blacklist... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

  • 16.

    The Wonderful 101

    Almost as good as Kamiya’s twitter feed. Almost. At times, The Wonderful 101 represents Platinum games at its very best. Don't be deceived by the isometric view or the cutesy looks, though: this is a Hideki Kamiya action... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 15.

    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

    The Bureau delivers the best squad shooter since Rainbow Six: Vegas, and is successful in spinning an intelligent and twisting narrative, filled with fan service. The story starts simply enough, with you, William Carter,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 14.

    Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

    Survival horror done right. Following the success of the original, the Amnesia name is held with such regard that even the bizarrely entitled 'A Machine for Pigs' is enough to send a chill all the way down to your socks.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 13.

    Batman: Arkham Origins

    A worthy addition to the Arkham franchise. Batman: Arkham Origins is a wonderful version of somebody else's game. While a return to the Arkham series is welcome - and if you take only one thing away from this review, it should... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 12.

    Dead Rising 3

    Dead, and loving it. Worried that Dead Rising 3 might be a bit... serious? Don't be. From the moment it starts, subdued colour palette aside, this is the series as you know it. By the time you find and build the dildo gun,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 11.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

    A great action title and one of the best offerings on Nintendo's console. Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate feels like an amalgamation of Castlevania's history. It's got the exploration and RPG-lite elements of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: 3DS

  • 10.

    State of Decay

    This is The Walking Dead: The Simulator, and it’s every bit as good as that sounds. It's ugly. The frame rate is terrible. It routinely stutters. The clipping is appalling. The cars handle like bars of soap. And it's one... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PC

  • 9.

    Hotline Miami

    A fine port of the original game. Before I go anywhere with this, if you've landed on this page thinking 'What the hell is Hotline Miami?' then click here first. It has all the juicy information you need. As for those who... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 8.

    Skylanders: Swap Force

    A brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages In the face of strong competition from Disney Infinity, Skylanders really needs to be on its A-game this year. Yet series creator Toys For Bob has taken a back seat, handing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 7.

    Grand Theft Auto Online

    GTA's online offering lives up to its billing. With a launch so devastatingly crippled by server issues, it's fair to say GTA 5's first forays into the MMO mire were about as painless as John McClane's glassy stroll through... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 6.

    Battlefield 4

    An exceptionally gorgeous and superbly-balanced multiplayer game marred only by a hollow single-player campaign. Editor's note: Click here to read the current-generation review of Battlefield 4. 'Levolution' may've made it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PC

  • 5.

    Battlefield 4

    Excellent maps, refined balancing and a greater emphasis on destruction set the scene for an exceptional online experience. While the current-gen version of Battlefield 4 fails to match the sleekness and scale of its next-gen... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    The strongest Lego title yet, and the best Marvel game ever made. Lego Marvel Super Heroes is, for the most part, plastic proof that familiarity works - providing a game still has the love and imagination to retain the excitement... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 3.


    Amidst a pretty lukewarm lineup of launch titles across both platforms, Resogun absolutely shines. Resogun is a simple game in many respects. But don't be fooled into thinking it's just another good-looking shmup with a lively... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4

  • 2.

    The Last of Us

    The Last of Us isn't just the PlayStation 3's swan song. It's the best exclusive on the console full stop. The Last of Us is one of the finest game experiences of this generation. Starting a review off with such hyperbole... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 1.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The best GTA game ever made. Unless you play it for yourself, it's near impossible to grasp how big GTA 5 is. It's not just the world. It's the gargantuan story, the sheer amount of missions and the variety introduced with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3