Submitted by doctorstrange 867d ago | opinion piece

What are Your Two Favorite Games From the First Half of 2013?

"Hotline Miami’s plot reminds me so much of my childhood, where I used to wake up with a chicken glued to my face surrounded by dead Russians." - PSLS (BioShock: Infinite, Hotline Miami, Metro: Last Light, PC, PS Vita, PS3, The Last Of Us, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

TrendyGamers  +   867d ago
I think GOTY will go to TLOU.
ftwrthtx  +   867d ago
It will be tough to beat out GTA V. Even if the game is sub-par, the franchise will probably still win out.
BiggCMan  +   867d ago
I don't think the story will be the biggest impact of GTA V. Instead I think it will be how VAST the city is, how much stuff you can really do in it, and the multiplayer they seem to really be hyping up as something spectacular.

Not to say the story will be bad at all, hell no. But I don't think it will come anywhere near the storytelling level of Last of Us.

As for the topic question, right now my 2 favorite games of 2013 are Last of Us and God of War Ascension, a lot of people forget about God of War, real shame.

Some others thus far are Metal Gear Rising, that was a lot of fun, though the story was kinda crappy. Bioshock was good but not great in my eyes.

That's about all I've gotten so far this year, most of the stuff I want is coming this holiday season like Beyond and Watch Dogs, and GTA V of course, with Saints Row 4.
dboyc310  +   867d ago
Exactly just look how GTA IV won many GOTY awards. GTA games aren't really well known for there story telling. I do admit though that it's impressive and how the city and environment looks so alive.
HammadTheBeast  +   867d ago
I dunno, GTA V will have to pull off some amazing characters and story lines in order to edge out TLoU.

The GTA games have always reigned over the sandbox open world area, but the story and characters haven't always been the best.

Last year, Journey was GOTY, so anything can happen.
FATAL1TY  +   867d ago
The Last of Us
GT6 demo
dbjj12088  +   867d ago
GTA V will win.
HammadTheBeast  +   867d ago
Yeah. Can I borrow that copy you have btw?
dedicatedtogamers  +   867d ago
My two favs for the first half of 2013 are TLoU and FE Awakening.
FanboyCrusher  +   867d ago
Stay on topic, nothing about GOTY contenders here. It's your "two favortie" games. Not your GOTY contender.

My personal 2 favorites would be FarCry: Blood Dragon, and Bioshock: Infinite.
SquareEnixFan  +   867d ago
Bioshock Infinite is definitely my number one. Tomb Raider slightly edges out The Last Of Us as my second favorite.
dbjj12088  +   867d ago
I like Bioshock Infinite less and less as a game every day (I play The Last of Us).
SquareEnixFan  +   867d ago
The Last Of Us is an amazing game but for many reasons it just couldn't top the experience I had with Infinite.
testsubject  +   867d ago
I agree with your statement about Bioshock Infinite,I went to my first midnight release ever for it and loved every second of it,but in my opinion The Last of Us is second for me because I'm a diehard Bioshock fan and the experience I had with Bioshock couldn't compare to The Last of Us (not dissing the game at all),and Tomb Raider is my 3rd favorite because it was really fun and enjoyable.
SquareEnixFan  +   867d ago
They are all great games and a strong argument can be made for any of them to be ranked the best. I enjoyed Infinite the most but I am not trying to insult the brilliant work Naughty Dog and Crystal Dynamics put forth.
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HammadTheBeast  +   867d ago
Bioshock Infinite had a very strong story, but I just didn't feel that the gameplay was as good as it could've been. The Last of Us had a story that rivaled Infinite's, characters that edged out Booker and Elizabeth, and the game play was great as well.

Both are amazing games, and it's kind of sad that they both had to be released this year, but my personal GOTY goes to TLoU.
DxTrixterz  +   867d ago
Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite.
krontaar  +   867d ago
Fire emblem and...um..Wow, not many good games this year.
TongkatAli  +   867d ago
Lie more
sparta76  +   867d ago
The last of us
NeoTribe  +   867d ago
Last of us so far. Hell last of us is my game on the year for the past 5 years atleast.
XXXL  +   867d ago
So far Bioshock Infinite and I loved Far Cry 3. Just started playing TLOU so it may bump one of those two soon enough
orakle44  +   867d ago
far cry was good, but it was actually released last year.
XXXL  +   867d ago
Shit was it? My bad. Bioshock it is
Foxgod  +   867d ago
Metro Last Light 4 me.
Master-H  +   867d ago
The Last of Us first & Biosho-Naaah , my second favorite is Ni No Kuni
plaZeHD  +   867d ago
The Last Of Us
orakle44  +   867d ago
TLoU and Ni No Kuni for me.
knifefight  +   867d ago
^ My work here is done.
vikingland1  +   867d ago
Those are my picks also.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   867d ago
I still need to play Ni No Kuni! So far for me it is TLOU and then Bioshock Infinite.
WalterWJR  +   867d ago
TLOU, Tomb raider and Ni No Kuni.

2012 My favourite were Far cry 3 and Max payne 3.
PS3isKing  +   867d ago
Bioshock Infinite. Hands down.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   867d ago
The last of us and tomb raider were amazing,so far my favorite games for the year,i still need to get ni no kuniand bioshock infinite though.
MegaSackman  +   867d ago
Two? How convenient.

The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite, in that order.
Zack_Fair  +   867d ago
MGR Revengeance and The Last of Us
ThichQuangDuck  +   867d ago
Bioshock Infinite and The Last Of Us only 2 I have played really. Last Of Us ending is making it hard to replay,but the gameplay was what had me hooked I surprisingly did not connect with the characters as much as it seems others did
Slysi  +   867d ago
The last of us and tomb raider easily and in that order
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CaptainPunch  +   867d ago
The Last of Us and Tomb Raider.
jakmckratos  +   867d ago
Last of Us and Bioshock derghh. It's unfortunate Tomb Raider waited so long to come out last year or it prob woulda been the GOTY then instead of Far Cry 3
Bathyj  +   867d ago
and Tombraider.

Havent played Metro or NiNoKuni but.
Summons75  +   867d ago
Tough :/ but as of right now it's tlou and a toss up between MGRR and Bioshock. I don't really sit and think about my personal goty until December though.
nick309  +   867d ago
Mgr , bioshock, tlou, tomb raider, metro. Screw goty , i say gotys. Now wheres my gta 5,sr4, kz, knack, dead rising 3, killer instict.. Etc etc.. Good year :D
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Perjoss  +   867d ago
Don't Starve and State of Decay. I love a good survival game.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   867d ago
crysis 3 (starts looking for a rear exit) seriously tho....bioshock and the last of us.
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rmedtx  +   867d ago
The Last of Us and Bioshock.
josephayal  +   867d ago
3.tomb raider
AndrewLB  +   866d ago
GOTY wont be The Last of Us. Why? Because it's an exclusive PS3 title. As of right now, the game I think will win is Bioshock Infinite.
Caffo01  +   861d ago
2009 winner was Uncharted 2 so your argument about PS3 exclusivity falls short..

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