I did not play a lot of new games in 2013 since I was saving up for my Xbox One. Maybe next year I will be able to play more (oh wait, I am having a kid so I guess not). Of the ones I did play, here are my five favorites in reverse order:
The Cave was fairly simple, and it didn’t have the most creative puzzles ever, but it was incredibly charming. It made me smile the whole time I played it, so for that it makes the list at number five.
I played a lot of the pen and paper role playing game Shadowrun in 2013, so to be able to play it on the computer was great. This crowd-funded indie’s major flaw was that it was lacking a save anywhere system, but it looks like they are going to fix that in early 2014, so it is only going to get better.
2013 was the year that indie games really took off with them filling two of my top five slots, and State of Decay was one of the best. It combined rouge-like gameplay with zombie survival. Microsoft was very smart when they locked this title up for themselves for a few months.
I have not done a proper review of this game since I just started playing it on my Xbox One, but of what I have played, I have been very happy. I am only in the early going, but it is far more engaging than Assassin’s Creed 3, and I am guessing it has to do with having my own boat and sailing the ocean blue!
This game is awesome. I have never felt more like a pirate in any game I have ever played. Sid Meier’s Pirates finally has some competition! Got a new Xbox One and need a game to play? Look no further.
Oh man I love this game! It makes me happy to play it, and in the end that is what games are supposed to do. If you want to play a game celebrates your success as much if not more than you do, than this should be on the top of your list.
So what were your favorite games this year, or why is my list completely wrong? Leave a comment below and let the world know.