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8:00 AM on 12.25.2013

Check out all the winners from our Best of 2013 awards

Congratulations once again to Naughty Dog, as The Last of Us is our Game of the Year for 2013. It also won our best console exclusive, and more importantly it won the community choice award as voted by you. Here are all the r...

Hamza CTZ Aziz


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11:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 character

And now we present the award for best character of the year. The options this year were as interesting as they were broad, and narrowing down our list just to the nominees was painful enough, let alone the brow-furrowing whic...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 adventure game

I like to think of adventure games as the games that make you think. They are the ones that keep you awake at night not because your pulse is pounding but because your brain is on fire. Here are the nominees for 201...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 role-playing game

No Persona 4: Golden this year? Well, it wasn't all bad. The year certainly wasn't slouching when it came to doling out 50+ hour time sinks. It started out strong with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch all the way back i...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 platformer

The frustrating thing about these game of the year posts is they all follow the same format. First I'll tell you about what a great year 2013 was for games. Then I'll briefly talk in vague terms about the category in question...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 fighting game

There weren't a whole lot of fighting games this year, but the ones that did make the cut were mostly beloved by the community. We finally have a winner, but let's take a look at all of the hopefuls first. Here are the n...

Chris Carter

6:30 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 multiplatform game

Unless you're filthy rich and have all the consoles, chances are you've missed out on a hot exclusive here or there. You probably would have loved to get your hands on that blockbuster du jour, if only you owned that other sy...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 story

From the moody and mysterious to the sublimely depressing to the hilarious and endearing, there were a lot of games this year that tickled our minds as much they drove our fingers through dextrous gauntlets. Represented ar...

Steven Hansen



Max's Top 10 favorite gaming moments & stuff of 2013 photo
Max's Top 10 favorite gaming moments & stuff of 2013
by Max Scoville



Hey gang, remember 2013? I sure (mostly) do! It was a wild and crazy year not just for video games, but for the video game industry as a whole. So here are my Top 10 Things And Stuff That Happened In 2013.

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The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 console exclusive photo
The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 console exclusive
by Chris Carter

It was a great year for consoles. Not only did we get two new ones, but the Wii U steadily gained a killer library of software. That's not even including the strong year for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which offered up tons of great titles to fill up your time with. But at the end of the day, we had to choose just one game.

Here are the nominees for 2013 console exclusive of the year.

And the winner is ...

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The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 community choice photo
The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 community choice
by Mr Andy Dixon

Oh my god this was an amazing year for gaming. There were so many extraordinary releases from studios big and small that I may never have a chance to play them all -- talk about a wonderful, lucky "problem" to have!

But of course, at the end of the day, only one game can take home the coveted Destructoid Community Choice Award. So after a week of intense voting, debating, and a surprising lack of name-calling, we are finally ready to unveil your pick for the best game of 2013. ARE YOU AS EXCITED AS I AM?!

And the winner is...

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The winner of Destructoid's 2013 Game of the Year photo
The winner of Destructoid's 2013 Game of the Year
by Steven Hansen

Boiling a year's worth of content down to ten top picks, as we did with our nominees, is taxing enough. Picking one as our Game of the Year? It's not easy.

We covered a large swath of titles in our nominations, from the triplest of A to a turn-based strategy RPG to an indie adventure game made by a few people, and still there were plenty of amazing games left off. Tearaway. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Everything else you'll be complaining got snubbed in the comments.

But pick we must and pick we did.  

Here are the nominees for the 2013 Game of the Year:

And the winner is ...

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3:30 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 original concept

Boy howdy, there sure were some mighty fine and dangerous new ideas during this, the year of Luigi. While our patron saint may not qualify due to his age, these fresh faces are sure to leave you impressed. Or refreshed. Or...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 soundtrack

A great soundtrack can help make a great game legendary, and can even make a mediocre title memorable. In recent years, more emphasis has been put into crafting a noteworthy and fitting soundtrack for a game, and more compose...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best 2013 strategy game

Sometimes, the best strategy is to not play at all. This is not one of those times. Unless you value your spare time, because this year's wondrous array of strategy games will inevitably gobble it up in oodles like a bull ...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 12.24.2013

The winner of Destructoid's best of 2013 visuals

There were so many desktop wallpaper worthy games this year. Heck, one of the entrants comes from a collaboration with Studio Ghibli. I've considered buying an old iPad and converting it into a digital photo frame because exi...

Steven Hansen