While most people are winding down their yearly responsibilities in preparation for the holidays, we at GameRevolution take on the biggest, most difficult responsibility of all: honoring the best games released during the year. With such a mix of genre-blending, big budget, blockbuster retail releases, and the increasing quality found in digital-only titles, this task grows more challenging each year.
Despite this difficulty, we are humbled to have the opportunity to award games that brought us such enjoyment and emotion, and a means of escaping the everyday grind of life.
After much deliberation, plenty of polling and voting, and maybe even a few punches thrown, the GameRevolution staff has painstakingly narrowed down the very best of the best of 2013 to just one winner in each category. To view the winner of each individual category, scroll through our slideshow below. To listen to us discuss the awards process, listen to our Best of 2013 Podcast below. To see the full nominees in each category, select from the category list below the slideshow.
These are the best games of 2013 honored in GameRevolution’s Best of 2013 Awards.