2013 Game of the Year Shortlist


This year has been a strong video game year overall. The new generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft joins the race with Nintendo. There are big franchise games for each system such as Fire Emblem, Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, GTA IV, Assassin’s Creed and Bioshock. Newcomers such as The Last of Us and The Wonderful 101 enjoyed success as well. Here are some highlights for games this year.

Game of the Year

  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Pokemon X and Y
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Last of Us


Best Re-release/Remake/Repackaging/Port

  • Earthbound (Wii U)
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3)
  • DuckTales: Remastered (360/PS3)
  • Resident Evil Revelations (360/PC/PS3/Wii U)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
  • The Elder Scrolls Skyrim: Legendary Edition (360/PC/PS3)
  • Diablo III (360/PS3/PS4)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (360/PC/PS3)
  • Muramasa Rebirth (PS Vita)


Best Xbox One Exclusive Games

  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Killer Instinct
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Ryse: Son of Rome


Best PS4 Exclusive Games

  • Resogun
  • Knack
  • Killzone Shadow Fall
  • Contrast


Best PS3 Exclusive Games

  • The Last of Us
  • Dragon’s Crown
  • God of War: Ascension
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Tales of Xillia


Best Wii U Exclusive Games

  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Lego City Undercover
  • New Super Luigi U
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Wonderful 101


Best 3DS Exclusive Games

  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Pokemon X and Pokemon Y
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds


Best PS Vita Exclusive Games

  • Dragon’s Crown
  • Killzone: Mercenary
  • Soul Sacrifice
  • Valhalla Knights 3
  • Muramasa Rebirth



  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360/PS3)
  • God of War Ascension (PS3)
  • Lego City Undercover (Wii U)
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
  • Soul Sacrifice (PSV)
  • The Last of Us (PS3)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (360/PS3)
  • Infinity Blade III (iOS)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (360/ONE/PC/PS3/PS4/Wii U)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (360/PC/PS3/Wii U)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS/PSV)


Role Playing Game

  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
  • Pandora’s Tower (Wii)
  • Dragon’s Dogma (360/PS3)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
  • Tales of Xillia (PS3)
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
  • Pokemon X and Pokemon Y (3DS)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS)
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (3DS)



  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS/Wii U)
  • Diablo III (360/PS3/PS4)


First Person Shooter

  • Crysis 3 (360/PC/PS3)
  • Gears of War Judgment (360)
  • Bioshock Infinite (360/PS3)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (360/PC/PS3/Wii U)
  • Killzone: Mercenary (PSV)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
  • Battlefield 4 (360/ONE/PS3/PS4)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (360/ONE/PC/PS3/PS4/Wii U)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360/PC/PS3)



  • Dead Space 3 (360/PC/PS3)
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (360/PC/PS3/Wii U)



  • NHL 14 (360/PS3)
  • FIFA 14 (360/3DS/Android/iOS/PC/PS2/PS3/PSP/PSV/Wii)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (360/3DS/PC/PS2/PS3/PSP)
  • NBA 2K14 (360/PC/PS3/PS4)
  • NBA Live 14 (ONE/PS4)



  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (Wii U)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (ONE)
  • Need for Speed Rivals (360/ONE/PC/PS3/PS4)



  • Darkstalkers Resurrection (360/PS3)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (360/PS3/Wii U)
  • Guilty Gear XX: /\ Core Plus R (PSV)
  • Killer Instinct (ONE)



  • Angry Birds Star Wars (360/3DS/PS3/PS4/PSV/Wii/Wii U)
  • Angry Birds Star Wars II (Android/iOS/Windows Phone)
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Advenuture (3DS/Wii U/PC)



  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
  • Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
  • Plants vs Zombies 2 (Android/iOS)
  • The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (3DS)



  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
  • New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
  • Rayman Legends (360/PC/PS3/PSV/Wii U)
  • DuckTales: Remastered (360/PS3/Wii U)
  • Sonic Lost World (Wii U)


Best New Console

  • Xbox ONE
  • Playstation 4
  • Ouya
  • Nvidia Shield
  • Playstation Vita TV


Merry Christmas everyone!

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