Top Games of 2013

Can you remember what happened in 2013? Even though it was only a year or so ago, the events might as well have taken place decades ago. Our brains can’t remember anything, so we consulted the internet to find the big news of the year.

'Twerk' and 'Selfie' were added to the dictionary in 2013 apparently, confirming that society is on a vicious downward spiral into oblivion. If you’ve ever watched cult British comedy Nathan Barley you’ll already be aware that the idiots are winning.

We bet you don't remember that a living ear was grown in a lab in 2013? That’s proper science happening and all you want to think about is the best games released in the year. You probably care far more about the birth of Prince George, a baby so wealthy he could buy all the games on this list, and then some. You probably can’t do that, as you're not royalty. Are you!?

So what are the best games released in 2013? We'll show you below.

  • 30.

    StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Review

    StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    A solo campaign that knocks the socks off the one from Wings of Liberty and a refined multiplayer mode are marred slightly by a reliance on the original game. In an era in which additional content can take so many different forms, the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 29.

    Luigi's Mansion 2 Review

    Luigi's Mansion 2

    A few minor missteps don't manage to detract from what is one of the best games on the system. Being the less recognised half of a duo is tough. What do you do when your... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 28.

    The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons Review

    The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons

    The 'Oracle Of' Zelda titles remain a cut above. I would hate to be accused of assuming on other people's behalf, but I... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS,Gameboy Advance

  • 27.

    Gunpoint Review

    Gunpoint

    Good ideas, brilliantly executed, this is one of the year's best games. Gunpoint begins with two adjacent buildings, cross-sectioned and zoomed out,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 26.

    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

  • 25.

    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

  • 24.

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Review

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    Effortlessly entertaining. If you have a 3DS, you should play Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Yet... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 23.

    Pikmin 3 Review

    Pikmin 3

    A beautiful-looking and beautiful-playing video game. Trying to quantify Nintendo's magic is a thankless task, but the fact I... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 22.

    Dota 2 Review

    Dota 2

    An amazing and inherently overwhelming game. Two teams of five fight across three lanes. Three specific types of shop... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 21.

    Rymdkapsel Review

    Rymdkapsel

    Rymdkapsel is hard to put down. You’ll miss your bus stop, play it on the toilet and ignore your family. It stands up as one of the best mobile strategy games on the market. Hi, my name's Kirk and I'm an addict. My vice costs as much as a bus ticket,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 20.

    Gone Home Review

    Gone Home

    Gone Home nails the alienating sensation of feeling lost in a place that should be your home, and perfectly emulates the mild fear that comes with exploring a big dark house. When you leave home for the first time it feels strange, but coming home... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,PlayStation 4,Nintendo Switch

  • 19.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

    A beautiful upgrade that makes an already wonderful game even better. If proof was ever needed that you shouldn't give a flying monkey's what your... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 18.

    PES 2014 Review

    PES 2014

    Return of the king. With the FIFA vs PES battle now largely a critical rather than commercial... more

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

  • 17.

    Rain Review

    Rain

    A beautiful video game. As horrible as it makes me sound to say it, Rain is a beautiful video game.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 16.

    FIFA 14 Review

    FIFA 14

    Better than the 360/PS3 versions in more than just looks, this is the best version of FIFA 14 you can buy. Inviting as FIFA 14 iOS' freemium payment structure is - especially if you... more

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

  • 15.

    Card Hunter Review

    Card Hunter

    Card Hunter is excellent. Card Hunter is a browser-based free-to-play game which surprisingly isn't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Pokemon Y Review

    Pokemon Y

    Pokémon X&Y represent a mega evolution for the series. Pokémon X&Y start speedily. There's no faffing around, and it's not long... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 13.

    Pokemon X Review

    Pokemon X

    Pokémon X&Y represent a mega evolution for the series. Pokémon X&Y start speedily. There's no faffing around, and it's not long... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 12.

    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

  • 11.

    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

  • 10.

    Battlefield 4 Review

    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... more

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

  • 9.

    XCOM: Enemy Within Review

    XCOM: Enemy Within

    One of the best games of 2012 is back, and it might be the best game of 2013. Enemy Unknown's replay value wasn't evident until you started playing Iron... more

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

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.

    Super Mario 3D World Review

    Super Mario 3D World

    The game that deserves to sell Wii Us the world over... A major and fair criticism of recent Mario games has been their inclination... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U

  • 6.

    Tearaway Review

    Tearaway

    One of, if not the, best games on the Vita, and one of 2013’s most unforgettable adventures. Imagination is Tearaway's genius. Don't be fooled by its core simplicity:... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 5.

    Forza Motorsport 5 Review

    Forza Motorsport 5

    The bodywork is built for showing off your new machine, but there's something more substantial under the hood. You will show off your Xbox One with Forza 5. Its wonderful vistas and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One

  • 4.

    Resogun Review

    Resogun

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PS Vita,PlayStation 4

  • 3.

    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

  • 2.

    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

  • 1.

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    A Link Between Worlds deserves its place among the great Zelda games of yesteryear. A Link Between Worlds is one of, if not the, finest games of 2013. Nintendo... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS