You should play Dead Space and Dead Space 2, they're quite good. I'd have to say my top ten most anticipated are likely #10 Remember Me #9 Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns #8 The Last Guardian (Been Rumoured For a 2013 December Release) #7 Fuse #6 Tomb Raider #5 Beyond: Two Souls (Which I do not think is a sequel to Heavy Rain actually, it is its own story) #4 Bioshock Infinite #3 Dead Space 3 #2 Aliens: Colonial Marines #1 The Last of Us. (That is just my most anticipated) I am looking forward to plenty more, but those are the ten I'd want most.
Well, here it is. My best revision of my favorite games of 2013. Tell me what your guys' favorites are. 2013 looks to be a masterwork of video games. Here are just my favorites:
#10. Dead Space 3
I have to admit, I've never played a Dead Space game, but they've always looked awesome; I just haven't gotten around to it. I love the idea of a co-op horror game IN SPACE, that isn't Resident Evil. The graphics look breathtaking, the snow is absolutely beautiful. I will be playing the first 2 before this, to be prepared for the best space trilogy this side of Mass Effect.
#9. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
I'm still pissed off that Conviction never came out on PS3 (due to the PS3 not having smarticles), but from what I've seen, it didn't look very good anyway (they removed very crucial stealth parts). This game on the other hand, seems to be bringing back classic stealth gameplay, fusing it with the more fast-paced aspects of Conviction, and shipping it out in a beautiful, polished package. Look out, Metal Gear Solid 4, you may have some competion.
#8. (Tie) Beyond: Two Souls/South Park: The Stick of Truth
A spiritual sequel to Heavy Rain, by David Cage, starring Emily Paige. It looks to be a mixture of Heavy Rain, Indigo Prophecy (Farhenheit), and The Walking Dead; with the signature style of David Cage, with gorgeous graphics, and a very interesting premise. It's looking to be a masterpiece.
Let's take a second to take this in: a GOOD South Park game, that's a turn-based RPG, being made by Obsidian, and being written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, that isn't in 2D. Now ask me why I want to buy it.
#7. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
The first C:LOS has a very special place in my heart: it was the first game I ever played and beat on PS3. So, when I heard there was gonna be a sequel, I was f**cking eccstatic. The game looks to be the same awesome "God of Vania" style as the first game, albeit more polished, and beautiful; the original is one of the best looking games ever made. You'll see me wearing my "THE MORNING SUN HAS VANQUISHED THE HORRIBLE NIGHT" T-shirt, midnight, release day, at Gamestop.
#6. Pokemon X/Y
Pokemon is just awesome, man! I mean, it's one of the best open-world RPG games ever made. Pokemon Red is also one of the first games I ever had. I logged many hours into it. I continued buying Pokemon games all the way up to Black and White (I had sold my DS). So, you could understand my excitement when I heard about a 3D core Pokemon title. This is looking to retain the series standard of amazing graphics, sound, gameplay, and assortment of Pokemon. Plus, the legendaries look creative (not so much dragon-like). This is single-handedly the reason I'm buying a 3DS.
#5. The Last of Us
It's the new Naughty Dog game, what do you expect? Well, expect it to have photorealistic graphics, fantastic gameplay, and an amazing atmosphere. It's their first M-rated game, so expect it to be brutal.
#4. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
I've been waiting for this since 3005 (could be a typo, but I am from the future). Sly was a childhood hero of mine, ever since I played the Sly 2 demo packaged with Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (Sly 2, btw, is my second favorite game of all-time). The Sly series stood out among the masses, with great characters, exceptional voice-acting, great storylines, fun stealth/platforming, and fantastic graphics. This game is a personified version of my childhood, revamped, and slipped into a polished package.
#3. The Walking Dead Season 2
The Walking Dead was my personal Game of the Year (many others, from the look of it), so it was no surprise that when Telltale announced Season 2, I crapped my self, and rocketed through the roof. The emotional connection to the characters, elevated this game to unpreccendented heights of storytelling, with exceptional voice-acting, comic-book inspired graphics, and it brought the adventure genre back from the dead. Awesome.
#2. BioShock Infinite
This game is gonna be absolutely fantastic! I had BioShock back when I bought my Xbox, but my Xbox is gone, and so is BioShock. I never played BioShock 2, but heard it paled. I'll play both when the Ultimate Rapture Edition hits stores. Anyway, this game looks to be a masterpiece, with it's awesome graphics, amazing sound design, very intersting concept, classic BioShock gameplay, and above all else: Elizabeth. She is so attractive, and has a very nice rack; but beyond that, she's looking to be a pretty interesting character regardless of her awesome t*ts. All the hype for this game is killing me, and I just can't wait.
#1. GTA V
The GTA series has a huge place in my heart (about 67% of it, actually). It was the first game I ever had for my PS2, in 2002. I played the crap out of it, and adored it. Then Vice City came out, and totally walloped on it with breathtaking graphics, awesome gameplay, incredible sound design, and Vice City itself. San Andreas came next, and blew every other game away, with it's huge expansive landscape, even better gameplay, astounding music, and planes; plus, you could swim. Liberty City Stories was great, but Vice City Stories was a masterpiece. it was the first GTA game I ever beat, and included Multiplayer (plus it has one of my favorite GTA songs, "Holy Diver")! Then GTA IV. Oh my god, GTA IV. That game is fantastic. It took everything from previous installments, and made them better. Unbelievable graphics, outstanding music, amazing gunplay, and the such (it did drop the ball on planes, though). The Lost and Damned was great, as well, and I never beat The Ballad of Gay Tony. Finally, the one GTA you'd assume would fall under the bus against all others, turned out to be the second best GTA (after IV): Chinatown Wars. That game pushed the DS to extraordinary limits. With GOOD touch screen controls, the best graphics on DS, and the biggest open-world on DS; with every island from IV (with the exception of Alderny). That was my history with the series, now about GTA V: Rockstar has made their biggest, most expansive GTA yet. Eye-melting graphics, a huge, gorgeous recreation of Los Santos; three protagonists that you can switch to at any time, more focus on bank-heists like the best mission in GTA IV: Three Leaf Clover, and sharks. Yeah, pre-ordered much? It's been 6 years since GTA IV, so I'm ready for this, g*ddamn it!
I hope you enjoyed my take on the best games of 2013 (probably). Tell me about your guys' definite pre-orders.