Top Action Games of 2013

Welcome to VideoGamer.com'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.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Fuse Review

    Fuse

    Insomniac's first step away from PS3 exclusivity is just one more time around the world of this generation’s most habitual design choices. Fuse suffers with Daft Punk syndrome. Originally introduced as Overstrike at... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 29.

    Deadpool Review

    Deadpool

    A great character wrapped in a standard (and short) action experience. 'Press A to make a stink pickle or press B to kill germs.' This is the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 28.

    Dynasty Warriors 8 Review

    Dynasty Warriors 8

    It's Dynasty Warriors, with all the good and bad that brings. Since the franchise debuted in 1874, it has been customary to open any... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 27.

    Lost Planet 3 Review

    Lost Planet 3

    Spark has made its best game to date, but Lost Planet 3 fails on so many levels the end result is still only a notch above a complete washout. A mech without guns is like a fry-up without the bacon. You think it'll be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

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  • 26.

    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Review

    Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

    In a console market that's about to be assaulted by Dante, Raiden and even Kratos, Razor's Edge is seriously lacking in precision and balance. Classically, player feedback is a useful but unquantifiable tool. A strong... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii U

  • 25.

    Narco Terror Review

    Narco Terror

    A goofy blast from the past that lacks substance, but makes up for it in style. Narco Terror is the best fun you can have with drugs for £8. I've never... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 24.

    Killer is Dead Review

    Killer is Dead

    Style over substance, and nowhere near Suda51's best. All mercenaries need a catchphrase. Upon removing the head of his... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 23.

    Infinity Blade III Review

    Infinity Blade III

    Enjoyable at times, and graphically at least you get what you pay for, but some poor design almost sours the whole experience. Infinity Blade 3's graphical prowess makes standard iOS games look like the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 22.

    Sonic Lost World Review

    Sonic Lost World

    Sonic: Lost World on 3DS is better than its Wii U counterpart, but it's still a disappointment. In case you haven't read VideoGamer.com's take on the Wii U Version yet,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Wii U,Nintendo 3DS,PC,Wii U,Nintendo 3DS

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  • 21.

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    Niggles keep Revengeance from reaching its full potential, but this is yet another satisfying effort from Platinum Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has one of the best opening levels of the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 20.

    God of War: Ascension Review

    God of War: Ascension

    A lacking campaign is made up for by a fresh multiplayer take on the franchise. For me, Kratos may not be one of gaming's great characters, but he's up... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 19.

    Soul Sacrifice Review

    Soul Sacrifice

    A good game, but it definitely isn’t the killer app Sony could use right now. I feel sorry for Vita owners. I had one for six months and the poor thing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 18.

    Resident Evil Revelations Review

    Resident Evil Revelations

    Revelations on consoles is a great port of a good game that is well worth picking up. Resident Evil: Revelations originally came out on the 3DS last year and was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC,Wii U,Nintendo 3DS,PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Nintendo Switch

  • 17.

    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Review

    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.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,Wii U,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC,Wii U,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PlayStation 4

  • 16.

    Tomb Raider Review

    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 reboot of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 15.

    BioShock Infinite Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 14.

    Guacamelee! Review

    Guacamelee!

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Xbox 360,Wii U,PlayStation 3,PC,PS Vita

  • 13.

    Saints Row 4 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 12.

    The Wonderful 101 Review

    The Wonderful 101

    Almost as good as Kamiya’s twitter feed. Almost. At times, The Wonderful 101 represents Platinum games at its very best.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 11.

    Batman: Arkham Origins Review

    Batman: Arkham Origins

    A worthy addition to the Arkham franchise. Batman: Arkham Origins is a wonderful version of somebody else's game. While... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U,PlayStation 3,PC,iOS,Xbox 360

  • 10.

    Dead Rising 3 Review

    Dead Rising 3

    A better version of an already good game, Dead Rising 3 on PC is as close to the game's reveal trailer as we'll get. Worried that Dead Rising 3 might be a bit... serious? Don't be. From the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One

  • 9.

    DmC Devil May Cry Review

    DmC Devil May Cry

    DmC Definitive Edition's customisation tools that allow the player to tweak gameplay to suit their own style is what makes this an excellent remaster for newcomers and veterans alike. Boy, do the folks at Ninja Theory have some serious cojones. In DmC's first... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 8.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Nintendo 3DS

  • 7.

    State of Decay Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360

  • 6.

    Hotline Miami Review

    Hotline Miami

    A fine port of the original game. Before I go anywhere with this, if you've landed on this page thinking 'What... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,PS Vita

  • 5.

    Skylanders: Swap Force Review

    Skylanders: Swap Force

    A brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages In the face of strong competition from Disney Infinity, Skylanders really... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii U,Nintendo 3DS,Wii

  • 4.

    Grand Theft Auto Online Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 3.

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC,Wii U,Nintendo 3DS,PS Vita,Nintendo DS,PlayStation 4

  • 2.

    The Last of Us Review

    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.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 1.

    Grand Theft Auto 5 Review

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The definitive version of Rockstar's biggest world to date. Unless you play it for yourself, it's near impossible to grasp how big GTA 5... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox One,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PlayStation 4,PlayStation 5