With the end of each year, I find myself gathering a bunch of games I missed thanks to school, work, and the like, to cram them into my winter break as healthily as possible. Because, once the school year starts up, it’s back to gaming on weekends and keeping my head down during the week. This means that a lot of games go onto a list of things to buy instead of a shelf of things I own. It also means that just about every break from school is little more than a frenzied rush to stay up to date on a field that moves incredibly too fast.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve started and finished a dozen games, many of which are on this list in some capacity. Some were in 2013, and some were in the very front-end of 2014… but for the sake of this list, they are 2013 games because that’s when they came out goddammit.
So here, in alphabetical order, are my ten top games of 2013:
It’s been especially rough keeping up with games and going to art/design school this year… but I used my break pretty unwisely and got caught up on stuff for the most part. So check out my GOTY list for 2013.