My Top 5 Favorite Video Games of 2013

Posted by Shaun Walker Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hello there readers, I'm back with another Top 5 list! (If you missed my previous post, click on this link.)

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With another year filled with great games ending and a new one beginning, I think it's time to reflect on the games that I played and loved in 2013. Granted, we had some god-awful titles such as Gears of War Judgement (it just wasn't my cup of tea, as we Brits say), but we also had some amazing games such as Injustice. Just because your game doesn't make my list doesn't mean it's a bad game; I just either haven't played it yet or didn't like it. Remember, folks this is based entirely on my own humble opinion.

Let's begin!

#5. Injustice: Gods Among Us

What can I say about this game that hasn't already been said? The main story was amazing and gripping for the beat-'em-up genre. The Joker killing Lois Lane was awesome, and seeing Superman going batshit crazy was epic. The story alone is what put this game as my number five.

Let's Play Injustice Gods Among Us for Wii U


#4 Batman: Arkham Origins

Although I did lose my saved data, this game is here for a reason—it's an incredible prequel to the trilogy. I was nervous about the new voice actors, but they nailed it as The Joker and Batman (Joker especially). You get to fight eight of the deadliest assassins in the DC Universe as they try to claim the bounty set by Black Mask to kill Batman. The game play has stuck to its roots, which is another plus, because I was a huge fan of Asylum and City. Every Batman fan or DC fan should pick this up. Sadly, I can't comment on the multiplayer version, because I have only played this on the Wii U. Sorry folks!

Let's Play Batman: Arkham Origins DLC


#3 Rayman Legends (Wii U Edition)

This game surprised me, as I think it did a lot of people. It is very colorful and vibrant. I find myself spending most of my time in the challenge mode; I just gotta beat my friends' scores and get as far as I can or finish the course as quick as I can. This game mode is addicting and fun, but there isn't much story behind it, and that's what stops it from being my number 1 or number 2. Overall, however, this is a fun game for up to five players, and it's crazy fun.

Let's Play Rayman Legends game Wii U online


#2 The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

This is a tough choice. I wanted this as my number one pick; in fact, I would say that really it's a tie between The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD and my number 1 game. I loved Wind Waker on  the Game Cube, but this version is so darn beautiful it blows my mind and makes me smile every time I play it. The fast sail is a godsend; why it wasn't in the original is beyond me. The sailing is a drag that breaks up the pace of the adventure, which is why I dropped this back to my number 2.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for Wii U


#1 Super Mario 3D World

What's not to love? Super Mario 3D World is beautiful. The colors and sound are amazing. It's fun, and it made me feel like a kid again. You get to play as four characters that we haven't seen since the fake Mario Bros 2, and there is a hidden fifth character (but I don't want to ruin it for you). This game made me feel like I made a good choice in purchasing my Wii U; in fact, all the games I have mentioned I own on the Wii U, and that is my favorite purchase of 2013. I can't wait to see what 2014 brings!

Let's Play Super Mario 3D World for Wii U


Hope you guys enjoyed my list. What were your favorite games in 2013? Tell me in the comments below!

THIS POST WRITTEN BY: SHAUN WALKER

Shaun Walker is a computer nerd with a dipolma in ITP for web design and computer science. He is also a fan of gaming, old school cartoons, anime, and LFC.
You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Extended staff profile here.

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