GameSided Top 10 Games Of 2013 | Daniel’s Picks

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2. Spelunky

Despite it coming to XBLA in 2012 (and being a port from freeware years earlier), Spelunky in its current form released in 2013 is one of the best games I have ever played in my life. Your goal is simple; collect as much gold and gems throughout 16-20 procedurally-generated levels as you descend monster-laden dungeon platforming. However, with the addition of the daily challenge, leaderboards and coming to PC, PS3 and PS Vita, the Spelunky community has blossomed dramatically and actual play has achieved daily replayability status.

That is part of the fun in making a Roguelike-like game; Spelunky is always different and always fun. Even if you get bad random number generation, you can still rely on acquired skill to create your own in-game wealth and advance. Many players have not even reached the secret stages of Hell due to the extreme requirements of the player to reach that hidden plateau. Including mod support, hidden secrets and several types of gameplay modes, Spelunky makes the case for a Top 3 platformer of all time.