2013 was a year of big life changes for me. I moved into an apartment with my wonderful girlfriend AND got my very first teaching job! Being a teacher has certainly put a damper on the amount of time I can dedicate to videogames, but itís really just changed the type of games I play instead of playing less games overall. Take the order of this list with a grain of salt since I had a very hard time deciding.†
So here's some games I liked.
Games I havenít played enough to put on here but would likely end up on here if I played them more: Papers, Please, The Stanley Parable, Rayman Legends, Desktop Dungeons, A Link Between Worlds, State of Decay, Divekick, Gunpoint. Games that just†didn't†make it but I still really really like them: Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter, Pokemon X, Ni No Kuni, Rogue Legacy, Antichamber, Wind Waker HD
So without further ado, here are my top 10 games of 2013.
1. Dota 2
So, Dota 2
has joined the ranks of the few games that have transcended the ďvideogameĒ category into the ďhobbyĒ category. Yes, I understand that videogames are hobbies, but certain games became a hobby themselves
. Games (for me) like Rock Band 3
, which is something I just boot up and play when thereís down time. Thereís no ďbeatingĒ it and I donít think Iíll truly ever be bored with it. Team Fortress 2
are also in this category. Theyíre the games that make my GOTY list every year, even if itís unmentioned.
I am absorbed into everything Dota 2
. The gameplay, the economy, the community, the metagame, everything! Every game is so different and you must always be on your toes in order to thrive. I can spend an entire evening simply watching Dota 2
and be perfectly content. In fact, thatís what I prefer to do sometimes! I canít get enough of Dota 2
, and it easily takes this #1 spot on my list.
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