2013’s Awards – Best PS3, 360, Wii U, PC & Mobile Game

As all good things must come to an end, so does 2013. Nevertheless, this past year will sure go down as one of the more impressive ones in our industry. Not only did the 8th generation of gaming begin, but 2013 also saw the release of yet another batch of overly impressive titles, which are sure to amaze pretty much everyone.

Analog Addiction’s second award feature is going to be quite big, as it covers Sony’s PlayStation 3, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Nintendo’s Wii U, the almighty PC, and the ever growing mobile platforms. First, let’s take a look at the PS3. The best five games of this year are the following:

  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Rayman Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Last of Us

And the winner is…

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

The truth is, there is so much I love about The Last of Us that a review cannot fully justify what I have to say. If I had endless amounts of time, and my reader had endless amounts of patience, I could tell you every little piece about The Last of Us that just makes it so special. By the time the credits roll, The Last of Us will have moved you and you will seldom be able to deny the impact this game has.” You can check out our full review, here.

Moving on, let’s see what did the 360 bring to the table, this year. And the nominees are:

  • DmC: Devil May Cry
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Tomb Raider
  • Rayman Legends

And the winner is…

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is one of two very good ways to end this generation – the other being Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. GTA V succeeds in just about everything it sets out to do, ranging from its satirical outlook on modern American life, to making sure the gameplay is so finely tuned to deliver the fun and memorable experience we have here. Everyone simply owes it to themselves to own this game, before making the jump to the next generation consoles.” You can check out our full review, here.

Next, let’s take a look at Nintendo’s Wii U. Even though the console still has a few problems on the sales side, it undoubtedly brought some great games to the market, this year. Here are the best five:

  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Duck Tales Remastered
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Super Mario 3D World

And the winner is…

Batman - Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins

Warner Bros. Montreal had a tough task at hand – to deliver a Batman game experience equal to what Rocksteady essentially built from the ground up. For the most part, they succeeded. Among others, the multiplayer presents interesting ideas, and players finally get to trek through the streets of Gotham-“freaking”-City. Arkham Origins is well worth your time with all there is to do in Gotham. Though it wasn’t made by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Origins deserves your acknowledgement as canon to the franchise.” You can check out the rest of our review, here.

You simply can’t bring gaming in discussion, without mentioning the immortal PC. As always, the open-platform brought us a slew of new titles, this year, ranging from the smallest indie, to the biggest publisher. Here are the top five:

  • Outlast
  • Gone Home
  • Rayman Legends
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

And the winner is…

BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite is a game that many people will be talking about for many years to come. They’ll discuss the good. They’ll discuss the bad. From what you’ve experience in BioShock Infinite, you’ll remember it. One thing I do hope people remember is the hidden genius behind Infinite’s story telling and how you as the player are encouraged to get out there and discover the story for yourself. BioShock Infinite simply wants you to play the game which perhaps is a quality one might argue some developers have forgotten about over the years.” You can check out the rest of our review, here.

Finally, the mobile platforms have become so big, that they’ve earned themselves a spot in these awards. Sure, the list is smaller, but here are three games which are sure to keep you busy in your spare time on the bus, train, school (?) etc.:

  • Device 6
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2
  • Year Walk

And the winner is…

Plants Vs Zombies 2

Plants vs. Zombies 2

PvZ 2 took vexations from the original addictive substance known as Plants vs. Zombies, and used its blueprints to build on the formula in a fantastic way. The new plants are formidable, the new Zombie types will make you think thrice about your strategy, the times you travel and its accompanying environments consistently keep the game at a fresh state, and the soundtrack maintains its delightful tone throughout your time-traveling endeavors.” You can read the rest of the review, here.

Agree? Disagree? We’re always eager to hear your thoughts, so don’t forget to put them down in the comments section below.

In addition to being a PC editor, Vlad Pintea is also a chief of news and reviews here at Analog Addiction, and sometimes he even speaks his own mind. You can contact him via e-mail at vlad94pintea@yahoo.com and vlad94pintea@gmail.com, on Skype (vlad94pintea), Steam, Facebook, and Twitter. Have a good day, and remember: stay calm, and keep on gaming!


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