Top PC 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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  • 19.

    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    Slightly disappointing, but the compulsive appeal of the parent game carries over and it's nice to play a sci-fi shooter that's not trying to tell a so-called 'epic' story. For a game that's selling itself to be more RADICAL... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.


    Despite the tedium of the missions, Defiance has a ‘one more go’ thing going for it that other shoot and loot games don't. Note: This is our follow-up to an earlier Defiance impressions piece, which you can read here. You... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 17.

    Metro: Last Light

    A worthy, if slightly flawed, successor to the original game. Metro Last Light is like a post-FPS shooter. It's the game that takes place after Call of Duty and its ilk have ruined the Earth with their relentless need to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 16.

    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

  • 15.

    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

  • 14.

    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

  • 13.

    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

  • 12.

    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

  • 11.

    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

  • 10.

    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

  • 9.

    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

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.

    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

  • 6.

    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

  • 5.

    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

  • 4.

    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

  • 3.

    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

  • 2.

    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

  • 1.

    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