2013 was a unique year for me gaming wise. It was one of the first years I had a gaming capable PC, and it was also the first “next-gen” year in which I could actually go out and buy my own console. I tried to base my top 5 list solely off of hours played, but games with strong stories reigned supreme this year. My number one pick may lead to scratch your head, but Dota 2 is a unique experience, one that involves several tens of hours to even begin to understand how deep the game really is. 2014 is shaping up to be another 2007, where next-gen finds its footing and we start getting games that will make dropping hundreds of dollars on a new console worthwhile.