It’s the end of the year, so that means here comes the “best of 2013” polls. We’re going to try to accelerate the schedule and do them every three weeks, so that will give readers until January 17th before we post the official choice of the Killing Time Community for Best Video Game of 2013. While there are still a lot of Oscar contenders trickling out into the theaters throughout January and February, the video game industry seems content to carpet bomb consumers with the entirety of their good products for the year in a six week period from October to Thanksgiving.I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really enjoy having good games in, say, July. In my case, this year was odd because my two favorite games of the year: Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite came out nine months ago. This was, as I’ve mentioned several times, a really poor year for big games as the companies focused instead on getting out new systems (oddly without having BIG launch games for any of them).
2014 looks much brighter with actual next gen games like Destiny and Titanfall set to take gaming into a whole new realm. Also, it would be nice if there were an RPG this year because this was the worst year EVER for my favorite genre. The last few months I’ve been playing Lego Marvel Universe almost non-stop. I’ve poured over fifty hours into the game and I’m only 33.4% finished. If you’re a grown-up LEGO nerd like me and enjoy comics, this game is your nirvana.
Vote your favorite game of the year either in this post or on the Killing Time home page, where this poll will migrate to in a day or so. In three weeks, we’ll dissect the results and move on to crowning another media 2013 champion!
PS – If you really want to vote for one not listed, email me and I’ll add it instead of having an “other” category this time.
- 5 Biggest Video Game Industry Blunders In 2013 (makeuseof.com)
- The Best Video Games Of 2013 (forbes.com)
- LSZ’s 2013 Game of the Year Awards – Best Voice Acting (linksaveszelda.com)
- National UMA Awards 2013 (umacommand.com)