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    astagnantsleep

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    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.

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    Fear_the_Booboo

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    Bioshock Infinite

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    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.

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    #8  Edited By AlexW00d

    Dota, Democracy 3, Gunpoint.

    There's 3 of my favourite games this year.

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    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:

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    bigjeffrey

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    gone home

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    #11  Edited By elyk247

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

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    Video_Game_King

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

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

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    Anything: BioShock Infinite

    PC Exclusives: Outlast

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    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.

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    Tough choice between Metro Last Light and Arma 3.

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    Spelunky. That game is so damn good.

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    Steam GOTY: Europa Universalis 4

    Overall GOTY: Europa Universalis 4

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

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    #20  Edited By BabyChooChoo

    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?

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    The Swapper

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    Stanley Parable

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    @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!

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    #24  Edited By RonGalaxy

    Since it came out this year on steam, Fez.

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    megalowho

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    One more for The Stanley Parable.

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    Rogue Legacy. Not even close.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    Wolf Among Us

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    Crembaw

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    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.

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    Tomb Raider and Saints Row IV.

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    Rogue Legacy.

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

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

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    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.

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    @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.

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    #39  Edited By kyelb22

    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.

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    @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.

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

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

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    Tomb Raider.

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    Dota 2

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    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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    #47  Edited By Krataur

    Civ V Brave New World

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    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.

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    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.

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    1. The Stanley Parable

    2. Bioshock Infinite

    3. The Swapper

    4. Antichamber

    5. Don't Starve

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