It's that time of year again. 2013 is an odd year. Plenty of amazing games were released this year, but to echo a sentiment I've heard from others, there's no read one "standout" game that is going to top the lists this year. That said, there have been so many great games released that you can still make a GOTY list without having to play everything, and I think that says something about the great breadth of games available today. Years ago this list would be only top AAA releases, but the growing indie games scene has given us so many great focused experiences.
And for the record, 2013's 2012 Game of the Year goes to Lumines: Electronic Symphony for the PS Vita.
Honorable Mentions include: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons; Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance; GTA V; and Dragon's Crown.