2013 Top 10+

Start of a new generation (PS4 / Xbox One)

Saving the best for last

Arrival of a money printing Behemoth

Great year for Character Action games/ Year of the Sword (also year of the Bow)

Prequel Panic

Frozen Planets

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  • What can I say, one of the most mature and well written video games this generation, a game that offers genuine beautiful moments between characters and emotional responses from everyone that plays it. All I can say is that the game has heart and is truly a special experience that everybody should play at least once. One of the most memorable games on the PS3.

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  • The definitive Rockstar experience of the generation comes in the form of it's flagship franchise, this game combines elements from all their best games of this generation (and boy there are some), and smashes them together to from a almost impossible to avoid package that every gamer should own.

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    One part Assassin's Creed, one part Pirate Game

    Best open world pirate game. The Assassin's creed side is kind of lacking but the other side just rocks and carries the whole package.

  • A solid showcase of the PS4 with amazing visuals that will surely stand the test of time. I enjoyed some of the missions and moments in the single player but I agree it's not quite as good as KZ2.

    The Multiplayer is what kept me coming back again and again and I ended up spending a lot of time in it.

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    Great graphics, massive scale, amazing sound and feel. One of the better FPS games of the year if you are into Multiplayer.

  • Great game overall, but it did leave me a bit unsatisfied, clearly what was showed in the trailers hyped the game way to much. It still provided a great experience, I played it mainly stealth but I was not afraid to use my extended arsenal from time to time just to spice things a bit.The game is smart and it shows at some points, other times it just feels like things could have been better.

    Still I did not experience all the content residing in the package, the commentary from the devs was a nice addition to this version.

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  • It foregoes the immersive sim roots of the original for a more straight forward linear shooter romp, which is ultimately it's weakest choice.

    However the new setting and story do elevate it back to greatness.

  • One of the better reboots out there. Enjoyed this new take on Lara and her adventure.

  • One of the best Stealth games I played on the PS3, Splinter Cell is a great blend of old and new stealth mechanics. The only real complaint I had was the voice and facial change of Fisher, but even that didn't matter after playing for a while. The Story is pretty forgettable but had potential, and the multiplayer I didn't play but it sounds good enough. It's a full package, well worth the money spent.

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  • A game that avoided development catastrophe and became a fan favorite . Entertaining, cool, badass it's crazy how far Raiden has come since his debut in MGS 2.

    There hasn't been a game that has done the whole "cheesy but cool" as good since Resident Evil 4.

  • Similar to Gears of War Judgement, this game is pretty much a adventure for people who wish for more God of War. It doesn't really break new ground for the series but it does offer a healthy dose of GoW action and EPIC moments. The combat is as fun as ever, and while the weapons are pretty much the same but with different colours I did find myself changing between them quite often. The game still has some really nice colossal battles, however I feel that the pacing and campaign is weaker then the previous ones overall. Still this game looks gorgeous, one of the best looking ps3 games no doubt. Haven't touched Multy.

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  • One of the most immersive games I played on the system, I even played with Russian dialogue, mostly because I could not stand the English one. The game is also a technical marvel at times, and horrible the next with plenty of glitches, but that didn't take too much out of the overall experience. I much preferred it over the first one, better feeling combat and slightly better stealth, but the stealth still breaks quite often.

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  • A short but solid game, I really dig the setting and some of the larger environments (made a good playground for hunting). Visually the game is pretty much the closest you get to Next Generation on the PS3, no questions about it, however the story failed to carry any weight even though the world was ending in a spectacular fashion. At times the game is surprisingly great, I always enjoy a nice stealth mechanic, sadly the enemies were a little to good at spotting you from large distances and made the stealth not as good as it could have been, and the game is over quite soon.

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  • More Gear, but gears is pretty good.

  • While not a bad game, at all. I still have a bad taste in my mouth seeing that this franchise needed a reboot, DMC was fine as it was before. This game really didn't need to happen, but whatever, it's here and sure give it a try. Some of the things that did improve are the environments, and the aesthetics.

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  • *Remastered on PS4*

    Battling the controls is almost as hard as battling some of the bosses in this mighty adventure.

    I still love it though, there is so much heart and effort poured into this one that I can't overlook.

    Once again Platinum shows that is has mastered the "Cheesy but cool" shtick.

  • My favorite modern Need for Speed game.

  • A clear contender for most underrated game of the Year, Puppeteer is amazing. Great Voice acting, great graphics and style, awesome music, cool writing and incredibly charming overall. I whole hardly recommend this game.

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  • Inventive way of playing a game that helps strengtheners the bound of the two brothers and leads to a beautiful adventure.

  • Just because it's a shorter adventure doesn't mean that it's a lesser one. I had a surprisingly great time with this.

  • One of my personal favorite Telltale games. Really pushed me to give into my inner wolf.

  • Mortal Kombat but with only the DC. Surprisingly good single player story.

  • A pretty meh Call of Duty game, but still solid enough thanks to it's pedigree.

  • Didn't enjoy it as much as Heavy Rain because choices didn't have the same weight, I did enjoy the game for what it was though, really great visuals, surprisingly varied in locals and moods, and some nice acting and facial animations from the characters. However sadly the focus is all over the place and it's even more detached from being a game then it's predecessor. However, much like Heavy Rain, it's a game you will want to experience with an open mind and not seeking gameplay related thrills.

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  • A nice little game that features some cool ideas and themes, but sadly the execution, while mostly solid, seems a bit uneven. There are areas where the game excels and others where it falls short, and that seems to have been enough for people to quickly dismiss it. I think that it's a better game then some make it out to be, but indeed it could have been a way more fulfilling experience.

    I'm sad that the company behind this game closed down, while maybe the game didn't quite deliver, there is no denying that there were some talented people working at Dontnod.

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  • Treated it as a PS4 remaster of an old PS1 game and had quite a bit of fun with it. More challenging then expected.

  • It's fine but not as good as the first.

  • Generally I like Suda 51's games because they are equally interesting and equally bat-shit weird. KID is not a particularly good game nor is it terribly bad, it just seems to exist. I can't tell if the experience was worth it in the end, I felt unsatisfied but also intrigued in a way of what I just witnessed.

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  • Liked the idea of the game.

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    For me the Lost Planet series is just the first game,after that the series has just kinda spiralled out of control and lost it's continuity, and this is the final stage. A Eastern IP made by a Western developer, that pretty much tried to create a whole new identity for the series. Now I can see some Sparks (get it) of talent in the developer, but they have to work hard on their execution. With that said RIP Lost Planet.

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    One of, if not the biggest surprise of this generation for me, this game is absolutely all I ever wanted in an RPG. Great open world, absolutely solid combat mechanics, great beasts to slay, good graphics, danger and atmosphere. Every time I was setting off with my companions it felt like I was going on an epic and unpredictable adventure. Quite possibly on of the most solid RPG's ever made, however it does have a few problems that keep it from greatness. I hope a sequel is planned for next gen.

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    Never really clicked with me, though I respect the long term commitment and improvement of the game over the years.

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