Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Favorite Video Games of 2013 (video)

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I have always been a gamer, since the earliest computers and consoles.  I currently game on PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox 360, PSP, Gamecube, Dreamcast and iPhone 5s. This year, I bought fewer games but played longer. These are the games that kept my attention the longest and impressed me the most.

The Last Of Us - The PS3 exclusive sets a new level for dramatic storytelling and addictive game play. One of several games that made you "feel" as you played. 

Bioshock Infinite - Another game whose plot was as interesting as it's game play. I played the PC version and am looking forward to playing again when the game is added to the Playstation Plus list of free games soon!

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - I have sunk more hours into this game on PS4 than almost any other this year and I am 84% done with everything at the time of this posting. The freedom of it's open world and the incredible locations keep me coming back to find every secret and accomplish every mission.

Grand Theft Auto V - A stellar achievement and the best GTA game yet. But, in the end, playing a pirate topped playing a thug for me this year.  I still have a lot to finish and at some point, I will. Loved how the iFruit app worked with the game!

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - This PS3 exclusive was the best role playing game of the year, beautiful and addictive. Easily my second most played game of the year. We need some JRPGs on PS4, please!

XCOM: Enemy Within - An add-on that makes a great strategy game nearly perfect.

Tomb Raider - The best Lara Croft game since the first, I am looking forward to playing it again when the Definitive Versions come out for PS4 and XBOX One next month!

Metro: Last Light - One of the best shooters of the year, it surpasses it's predecessor in all areas.

Killzone: Shadow Fall - The first truly next gen shooter would probably be ranked higher if my playing it had not been sidetracked by AC4!

Battlefield 4 - As modern shooters go, it's not bad. The campaign is too short and I haven't tried the multi-player. But it looks and plays great on PS4!

Civilzation V: Brave New World - Like XCOM, Civ 5 got an add-on that changes the whole game for the better.