2013 has been a good year for some and an awful year for others, but I do not care to dwell on the failures of others. Thats what the rest of the internet is for. I would rather celebrate those that have exceeded my expectations:
5. Outlast (PC) – “Outlast” was a game that you heard was crap-your-pants-scary and then it came out and turned out to be completely true. This game literally scared the crap out of me. Don’t believe me?Ask GoneDrinkin00.
4. Call of Duty: Ghosts – This is the first “Call of Duty” game I have enjoyed playing since the first “Modern Warfare.” The story was exciting and fast paced without trying to be a crap-tastic knock off of “Live Free and Die Hard.” Yeah, this is just a carbon copy of pervious games, but you should expect nothing more from an Activision game. Extinction mode is there crown jewel, however.
3. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) – I have never really liked the “Zelda” games (let the hate mail commence), but I really enjoyed “A Link Between Worlds.” The game looked great, exploring dungeons was fun, and the story was pretty enjoyable.
2. Tomb Raider (multi-plat) – This is the game that every fan of the “Tomb Raider” franchise was waiting for. The story, character design, voice work, and the detail of the environments did not disappoint. I think the only thing that stopped “Tomb Raider” from being a perfect game was the multiplayer. I know developers feel that multiplayer ups replayability, but some games just don’t need it. I played “Tomb Raider” on the PS3 and now I am playing through it again on the PC and I would have preferred an additional 4 – 6 hours of story instead.
1. Last of Us (PS3) – I love this game. It’s visually gorgeous (would you expect anything less from Naughty Dog?), voice acting is perfect, and the story is extremely engaging. From the moment the game starts and you’re looking for your father as the world is starting to fall apart all the way to the ending you are engaged. Games need that nowadays so people can spend more time in single-player.
“Battlefield 4” would have been on the list if the game didn’t deteriorate at the speed of of light after the release of “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” When it first came out I did not experience any of the issues many other gamers complained about: lag, graphical issues, save file corruption. It wasn’t until after “COD” and when “Battlefield” released “China Uprising” that my gameplay took a nose dive. Fix your shit EA.