Best of 2013
Not all the games on my list may have come out in 2013 but that's when I played them. Before I get into top 10.
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4) I haven't finished this game yet. I should also say I'm not a big AC guy and haven't been interested in an AC since the second. I find myself playing it off and on sporadicly but no matter what I'm doing in it I'm having a blast. Roaming the open seas and having a plethora of interesting things to partake in this beautifully presented open world is a delight that hasn't worn off yet.
Borderlands 2 DLC (PC)
Mindlessly shooting stuff, getting loot, expanding skill trees. Right when I thought I was out they pulled me back in.
I'm still making my way through this one. So far the characters seem interesting and the story is keeping my attention but I feel like it could lose me at one bad plot device. The idea of having to finish many different paths to see different endings to make sense of things is what slowed down my interest in playing it. I have come to like the idea of living with choices in games like The Walking Dead. I am starting to see the reasons for why VLR does what it does but having to keep track of which "version" of a character I'm seeing is strange. Like different timelines. I hope future JRPGS get away from this design choice. True endings, etc.
The Wolf Among Us (PC)
Only the first episode is available so far. I'm enjoying it though. The setting is strange, the writing and tone of the subject matter makes everything fit oddly well together. I look forward to seeing if they can keep my interest.
Shadowrun Returns (PC)
I tried this game out because of my fondness for XCOM:EU. The mixed fantasy cyber-punk setting was strange at first but it sort of grew on me. It doesn't feel as tight as XCOM:EU but I did put some solid time into it. I enjoyed what I played and need to get back and finish it at some point.