2013 has been interesting year when it comes to Gaming. This past year saw the release of some really awesome games. I have to admit that I’m not much of a gamer, but it’s still interesting to make up my list of games that I would play if I had the time – a boy can dream after all. So, here’s a list of 3 games that my friends have been raving about in 2013.
Grand Theft Auto V: I still remember playing the first three editions of Grand Theft Auto when I was younger. I remember the freedom of walking around in an environment where you could hijack or steal any car, drive around on the highways with a tank and just causing plain havoc wherever you may roam. It was a great way to get rid of some of my frustrations.
It seems that the makers of Grand Theft Auto (Rockstar Games) have not lost the plot when it comes to the last two sequels. You still have free reign over the environment, but a bonus is that you can experience better developed story lines. Grand Theft Auto V has been hailed by some gamers as the game of the year and as the best game of all time by others. GTA V broke industry sales records by earning $800 million in the first 24 hours of its release and $1 billion within its first three days, making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history. Just watching the gameplay video below makes me want to give this game a shot in the near future.
BioShock Infinite: This multi award winning game by Irritional Games has been hailed by many gamers as one of the top games of the year. Bioshock Infinite is a first person shooter game set in 1912 and takes places in Columbia (a fictional city suspended in the air through a combination of “quantum levitation”, giant blimps and balloons). The main character in the game’s story is Booker De Witt (protagonist and disgraced member of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency). Booker is voiced by veteran voice actor Troy Baker (who has lent his talent to a few Call of Duty games, Diablo III and various other game titles).
BioShock Infinite might be defined as a first person shooter game, but it does have role-playing elements. Players must fight their way through Columbia using weapons and a variety of tools in order to complete objectives. The game won over 85 pre-release awards for its display at E3 2011 (including Best of Show from the Game Critics Awards) and sold 3.7 million copies globally in the first two months of its release. It definitely sounds like a game I should check out, if you ask me. Judging by the video below, it looks like a fun and interesting game to play.
Tomb Raider: The makers of this epic adventure game decided to give the franchise a reboot in 2013, much to the delight of the gaming community. I vaguely remember playing the first ever installment of this title on PC, but it never really gave me the urge to get addicted to it though – I preferred playing Diablo or Civilization back in those days. The new Tomb Raider was developed by Square Enix and the game has been hailed as one of the best gaming titles of 2013.
The 2013 edition of Tomb Raider sold one million copies within 48 hours of its release and has sold more than 4 million copies overall. British actress Camilla Luddington does the voice of Lara Croft in the game. The game has been praised by critics and gamers for its graphics and gameplay. The game is set on Yamatai (an island in the Dragon’s Triangle off the coast of Japan). I’ve never been a huge fan of the Tomb Raider games and movies, but this looks like it’s a lot of fun – the reason why it’s on my list of the top 3 games of 2013.
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