Games of the Year for 2013

It took us awhile to settle on a Game of the Year schedule at Push to Smart. I wanted to crash the gate on New Year’s Eve, Jaylee wanted to wait until January like critics of other mediums (think of all the lists that missed Beyonce, he wisely noted). And so now I can finally present my favorites games of 2013.

To cut to the chase, my essential games of 2013 were as follows:

  1. Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut
  2. DmC: Devil May Cry
  3. Papers, Please
  4. Gone Home
  5. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (my number one pick by a mile)

My list is a little unconventional, mostly due of the inclusion of Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut. But, as I explain in the video, Deadly Premonition is a unique experience that should be experienced by anyone passionate about the medium, and the expanded audience afforded by its new cut is worth lauding.  A full transcript of the video–including my reasons for choosing these games–can be found on Push to Smart’s post.

I’ll be traveling for a majority of the week, but I hope to have a more detailed post about my runners up and disappointments soon. Until then, I hope you’ll try out some of the games we listed if you haven’t already. I know I’ll be starting on one of Jaylee’s picks, Shin Megami Tensei IV, as soon as I finish my newly-opened Bravely Default.

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