At the very least, what are your favorite games released this year that are available on Steam? I'm interested in seeing what everyone's into, since I'm quite new to Steam and would love to play some new titles.
What's your Steam Game of the Year?
State of Decay and Starbound are my 2 favorites to come out on Steam this year.
As for Steam games that have been around for awhile that I still play:
FTL - is about to get a free expansion coming in 2014.
Spelunky - I was a skeptic of rogue-likes for a long time, and especially Spelunky, until this year. Now I'm doing the "Daily Challenge" as often as I can.
Dark Souls - By now, you probably know if you're up for this game or not. The art in Dark Souls is great and the man behind the Dark Souls Fix or DSFix is putting in work to help everyone see it at the highest resolutions. I think he's doing a similar fix for Deadly Premonition now.
Skyrim - I still enjoy modding Skyrim to get it looking like this:
Steam Trading cards, it's a whole new gamification of profiles, wallpapers and emoticons. I wish I was joking, it's kinda addictive, and then I get a coupon and go "WOW! 90% off of Faerie Solitaire?" And then just leaving 100 game on to collect more trading cards. It's a terrible habbit.
But yeah, there's odd things you can do with steam that's not just the games, because at some point EVERYTHING was released on steam except Mario and Last of Us. Guacamelee is easily my game of the year, and that's PS3, Vita and Steam.
Sanctum 2. Preordered it on a whim because I sorta kinda liked the first game. I ended up sinking almost 60 hours into 2 and I'm not even close to being tired of it. I'm not even really into tower defense or FPSes, but this game really struck a chord with me for some reason. I ended up buying the season pass at full price too which I think is the first time I've ever done that for any game. It was only like $12, but if it were any other game, I'd wait for steam. I finished this and immediately bought it because I didn't want to wait and I felt like the developers earned every fucking cent of my money.
I would give it to DotA2 considering it was technically released this year, but I've been playing it for what? Almost 3 years now or something?
@geraltitude: I thought about it as I was creating to topic, but then there wouldn't be as many different opinions as seen above. It's interesting to see people choose games that were on consoles as well, I just wanted to know their specific reason(s) behind such choices.
Right now, I'm enjoying Antichamber quite alot, as well as Rogue Legacy while occasionally playing some backlogged games (Stacking, Fez, Monaco, They Bleed Pixels, Thomas Was Alone)
Antichamber is definitely frustrating but it's pay-off is grand. I'd definitely nominate it for GOTY so far, even before finishing it.
If we're talking a game exclusive to Steam, then I'd have to go with Dota 2 for sure. But if we're including multiplatform games that I happened to play on Steam, then it's Bioshock Infinite. That game managed to exceed all of my expectations going in, and I think it far surpasses the original, which was one of my favorite games of all time.
Kentucky Route Zero, Rogue Legacy, Bioshock Infinite, The Stanley Parable and Guacamelee make up the 5 best 2013 games I've played on Steam (in no particular order) and yet I'm behind on some others that are pretty good like Gunpoint, The Swapper and Starbound.
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