Now that we're a handful of days into 2014, we thought we'd take a look back at all the games that we loved in 2013. A survey was passed out and after several days of harassment and belittlement, we received our responses.
Riley was very impressed by both Starbound and Papers Please. Honourable mention goes to Gunpoint. It should be noted that his list was about fifty games long, and was edited down for posterity's sake. Also, Bad Rats doesn't count. Stop trying.
Sam's favourite game definitely has to be Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. His runner up was Game Dev Tycoon because, as we all know, he never wants to stop working. He can also abuse his virtual programmers in ways that "current" labour laws don't allow.
Bob's favorite game was a toss up between The Stanley Parable and Consortium. Being that he was a writer on Consortium, his opinion is utterly biased and should be disregarded immediately.
Ian said the best game of last year was The Last Of Us, because it is the best game of the year. Tomb Raider was his number 2. Jeet attempted to agree with him, but since he doesn't get a vote, he was summarily ignored.
Sarthak says his favourite game was Mark of the Ninja, That came out in 2012, but was released for Linux in 2013. We can only assume it's because Sarthak never gave up on his childhood dream of becoming a ninja, and whenever a game finally comes out for Linux it should be celebrated, no matter what year it is.
Jeff says his favourite game was Boximals ABCs, because when you're a game developer staring at the same game every day, it's ingrained in your head and you can't think of anything else.
Dan says he quite enjoyed EA's Fifa 2013 because it was so much better than the last 10 years. I think he was being sarcastic, but you can never really tell with him.
Kelly's coveted game of the year award goes to Killer's Dead because there hasn't been a good character action game that has caused him to be be excited about in a while. He likes the trippy art style, and strains of Dark Side of the Moon can be heard when he is playing it.
So there you have it, the best game of the year chosen by the experts at Victory Square Games.