Top 25 PC Games of 2013 (so far)

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Review aggregation site Metacritic has released a list detailing the top 25 PC games of 2013 as of 1 July 2013.

The list includes expansions and indie games, which rank highly among the triple-A mainstream releases.

1. BioShock Infinite – 94%

Anyone who has played Bioshock Infinite can say that the game is arguably the best of the year (so far).

Irrational Games delivered an exciting new experience in the Bioshock universe, but kept intact all the things that helped gamers fall in love with the series.

The shooting is tight, the Vigor mechanics made combat interesting, the visuals were breath-taking, and most of all, the story  managed to surprise, please and get gamers brains running on overdrive.

Bioshock Infinite screenshot

2. Fez – 91%

Fez has won numerous industry accolades celebrating it’s awesome indie-ness, and its PC release has finally given it the chance to woo some keyboard and mouse fans.

Fez won the “Excellence in Visual Art” award at the Independent Games Festival in 2008, Story/World Design and Grand Jury, at IndieCade in 2011, and “Seamus McNally Grand Prize” at the Independent Games Festival in 2012.

Aside from the visuals, the 2D puzzle-platformer uses a unique mechanic to rotate its world in a 3D plane, thereby revealing hidden and inaccessible areas, or completely changing the dynamic of a level.

Fez screenshot 13

3. The Swapper – 87%

For those who may not know of The Swapper, the game features a unique art style that uses real-world clay-models and found objects to create an explorable space station.

Gameplay sees players swap between different bodies to achieve otherwise impossible tasks, if you’re looking for great puzzles and an interesting story, then you’re in the right place.

The Swapper

4. Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm – 86%

Heart of the Swarm brings with it more units, more buildings, and some heavy-duty tweaks to the fan-favourite strategy game, and it’s no surprise that it sits on the highest-rated list.

For the hardcore, the seemingly insignificant additions (such as extra units) have completely revised the structure of how Starcraft 2 is played.

Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm screenshot_03

5. Tomb Raider – 86%

Tomb Raider’s reboot this year marked a high point for the series which has undergone some tough times in recent years.

Square Enix did a phenomenal job at reinventing the female treasure hunter, to make her a more relatable and somewhat likeable heroin.

The game may have taken some tips from Uncharted, but its put itself into a frame of its own.

Tomb Raider 2013 review

6. Bit.Trip Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

7. DmC: Devil May Cry

8. Gunpoint

9. Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

10. Starseed Pilgrim

11. Mass Effect 3: Citadel

12. Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine

13. Wargame: AirLand Battle

14. Rising Storm

15. Antichamber

16. Metro: Last Light

17. GRID 2

18. Kentucky Route Zero – Act I

19. Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

20. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

21. Brutal Legend

22. Company of Heroes 2

23. Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

24. Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves

25. Proteus

Source: Metacritic

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  • PaPa

    Lies.. Where is Borderlands 2 ?

  • wynstn

    This is a 2013 list…not 2012 😉

  • PaPa

    LoL Ja, realised later… where has the time gone? ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wesley-Fick/184346154999538 Wesley Fick

    25 Top PC games of 2013? No, this is a list of Xbox 360 titles.

  • Canvassi

    Ridiculous prices! Are people out of their minds?

  • Naudran

    Yeah, the article itself is a bit misleading. It should rather be saying that it’s the top 25 reviewed games (off “all time”) currently

  • Loman

    Bioshock Infinite is Stupid;
    Fez I didn’t know, I’ll give that a go:
    The Swapper intrigues me;
    Starcraft II is useless;
    Tomb Raider idiotic;
    Devil May Cry even more stupid;
    Gunpoint seems brilliant;
    Metro: Last Light was one of the best games i’ve played in a very long time;
    Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is the most useless, idiotic garbage ever!
    Company of Heroes 2 seems great at first glance but isn’t as good as the first two. Sad really;
    Dishonored: The first one was so terrible that I don’t even want to try this one

    Cannot wait for Splinter Cell Blacklist, that will be epic
    only Splinter Cell 2 and 4 weren’t as good as the others but i trust is will be awesome. Hopefully blacklist will be made by Ubisoft Montreal like 1, 3 and Conviction.

    GTA 5, has there ever been a bad GTA Game? NO Never.
    If you didn’t like one of them, you pretty much didn’t like any of them.
    I for one loved them all and this one will be a beast. Can’t wait.

    Frankly, if it weren’t for Metro Last Light I would have been seriously bored.
    hopefully it can keep me entertained for another month. hopefully

  • OldRedNed

    Why are games that are essentially dark and evil and where characters live in an apocalyptic environment so popular?

    What does this tell us about society?

  • Emoe

    Lamerish article: I even cannot realize what is a game! (shooter/strategy/arcade/etc) And where is description for other games?

  • Loman

    Its intriguing for many reasons.
    To see how you might cope or what you can do or how to name a few.
    I’m not fond of most of them. Stalker games was good, i liked them but never loved them. Metro 2033 was not great either, stopped playing after a couple of levels. Metro Last Light though is exceptional.

    But Splinter Cell and GTA is equally popular if not more so. What does that tell you?

  • Loman

    undoubtedly it could have been done better, a lot better!

  • http://mygaming.co.za/news James Etherington-Smith

    Brutal Legend released for the first time on PC in 2013.

  • TyrionKillsTywin

    Thumbs down!
    Terrible article.

  • Khutšo matau

    LOL

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