What's your Steam Game of the Year?

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#1 Posted by aStagnantSleep (40 posts) -

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.

#2 Posted by Fear_the_Booboo (404 posts) -

Mine's Kentucky Route Zero. Before buying it though, know that it is not finished (two episodes out of five) and might never be. It's pretty weird/artsy too.

#3 Posted by shrinerr (132 posts) -

Enemy Within, been playing it almost nonstop since it came out. On my third straight I:I run through.

#4 Posted by Random45 (1065 posts) -

Tomb Raider is the one that pops in my mind. That game was a lot of fun, though I wasn't too fond of the collectible hunting aspect of it. That's a trend in modern AAA games that I wish would just die.

#5 Posted by aStagnantSleep (40 posts) -

@random45: Tomb Raider was really entertaining, I would definitely +1 that even though the collectible hunting was kind of too easy...and tedious.

#6 Posted by wewantsthering (1554 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite

#7 Posted by Capum15 (4827 posts) -

Saints Row 4. Purest form of fun I had in a long time.

And while not on Steam, then Pokemon X came out and that was another pure form of fun.

#8 Edited by AlexW00d (6198 posts) -

Dota, Democracy 3, Gunpoint.

There's 3 of my favourite games this year.

#9 Posted by ShaggyDude (136 posts) -

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:

#10 Posted by bigjeffrey (4821 posts) -

gone home

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#11 Edited by Elyk247 (366 posts) -

Gotta be The Stanley Parable. I'm really liking Papers, Please too.

#12 Posted by Video_Game_King (36124 posts) -

It's hard to choose between Amnesia and Bit.Trip.

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#13 Posted by cloudymusic (1063 posts) -

Does the Terraria 1.2 update count? No? Well, too bad.

#14 Posted by DonutFever (3550 posts) -

Anything: BioShock Infinite

PC Exclusives: Outlast

#15 Posted by crithon (3081 posts) -

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.

#16 Posted by Vuud (1943 posts) -

Tough choice between Metro Last Light and Arma 3.

#17 Posted by Hells (68 posts) -

Spelunky. That game is so damn good.

#18 Posted by Animasta (14651 posts) -

Steam GOTY: Europa Universalis 4

Overall GOTY: Europa Universalis 4

#19 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5282 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite. I preordered the game on 360, but I couldn't wait and just bought it off steam. I regret nothing.

#20 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4310 posts) -

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?

#21 Posted by spankingaddict (2659 posts) -

The Swapper

#22 Posted by DeadpanCakes (822 posts) -

Stanley Parable

#23 Posted by Random45 (1065 posts) -

@vuud said:

Tough choice between Metro Last Light and Arma 3.

OH! I forgot about Metro Last Light again! Damn, that game didn't leave an impression on me at all, but it was a good game!

#24 Edited by RonGalaxy (2924 posts) -

Since it came out this year on steam, Fez.

#25 Posted by megalowho (960 posts) -

One more for The Stanley Parable.

#26 Posted by BRich (431 posts) -

Rogue Legacy. Not even close.

#27 Posted by TheMathlete (322 posts) -

Of what came out this year, I've only gotten Papers, Please and the Typing of the Dead: Overkill... so Papers, Please I guess.

#28 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2326 posts) -

Same as my for-reals game of the year, Antichamber.

I have yet to play Saints Row 4, but that's looking like a second- or third-place as far as PC stuff goes. It might bump The Swapper, but probably not Rogue Legacy.

#29 Posted by fisk0 (3881 posts) -

I guess I've been too busy expanding my Steam library to play a lot of it, but I guess I've had fun with Battle Worlds: Kronos and Metal Drift, though the latter was released in 2009.

#30 Posted by laserguy (439 posts) -

I only have bioshock in my account, so bioshock is my favorite steam game this year.

#31 Posted by Timoti87 (8 posts) -

Wolf Among Us

#32 Posted by Crembaw (319 posts) -

X Rebirth, for being the game that took the most of my time trying to coax a refund for a broken-ass game that won't start out of Steam.

Alternatively, Metro: Last Light, one of my favorite games this year.

#33 Posted by Stonyman65 (2609 posts) -

Tomb Raider and Saints Row IV.

#34 Posted by PhantomGardener (458 posts) -

Rogue Legacy.

#35 Posted by StudsMcKewl (68 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite. If it's a PC exclusive game on Steam, then probably Gone Home.

#36 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2214 posts) -

Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite as those games were fun and looked even better on PC than the console counterparts.

#37 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3018 posts) -

Am I the only one who finds the idea of a "Steam Game" super weird?

Shouldn't that be limited to Steam Exclusives like Dota 2?

Anyways, I have a terrifying number of hours in FTL, especially considering how often I die.

#38 Posted by aStagnantSleep (40 posts) -

@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.

#39 Edited by Kyelb22 (297 posts) -

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.

#40 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1539 posts) -

@alexw00d said:

Dota, Democracy 3, Gunpoint.

There's 3 of my favourite games this year.

Is Democracy 3 good? I absolutely love Political Simulators and I played D2 to death.

#41 Posted by BeachThunder (11728 posts) -
#42 Posted by geirr (2483 posts) -

If it's exclusives this year, and with my short memory, I'd say Starbound Beta.

#43 Posted by Belegorm (365 posts) -

Europa Universalis IV. I haven't played it in a while but that game was positively awesome.

#44 Posted by Xshinobi (373 posts) -

Tomb Raider.

#45 Posted by Flacracker (1610 posts) -

Dota 2

#46 Posted by Dalai (7006 posts) -

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.

#47 Edited by Krataur (346 posts) -

Civ V Brave New World

#48 Posted by NinetySevenA (48 posts) -

Blood dragon. I had so much fun playing that game. This game is what action movies from the 80s are all about. Dumb shit. So it's great to relive 10 year old me's fantasy.

#49 Posted by aStagnantSleep (40 posts) -

So far I see alot of Stanley Parable, Dota 2 and Tomb Raider votes. Very interesting. I really look forward to see if any of these games make it through GB's list. DOTA 2 is definitely gonna be a tough push for Brad.

#50 Posted by spraynardtatum (2633 posts) -

1. The Stanley Parable

2. Bioshock Infinite

3. The Swapper

4. Antichamber

5. Don't Starve

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