Top 10 Console Games of 2013

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2. The Last of Us

This was a tough decision as I’m sure many of you feel The Last of Us WAS the game of the year for 2013 but hear me out.  I truly feel The Last of Us is a phenomenal game, with both the single player story and multiplayer delivering hours upon hours of fun.  Naughty Dog really did a great job with the game and created a whole new idea of what a zombie outbreak might look like.  All while creating a very submersible story line along with it.

The game created emotional ties to the characters in ways other games didn’t, and they did a phenomenal job with the father/daughter story line.  However, the game fell short in the action packed department.  Many times you were left exploring an area that just felt empty.  Yes I know, in real life that would happen, but I’m not looking for a real life game.  The game was a little too realistic in areas and needed to be dialed down a notch to help advance the story a little quicker than it did.

In addition, too many times I questioned the actions I was taking as Joel and sometimes the actions felt heartless especially the decision towards the end of the game in the operating room.  Quite frankly, I was disgusted at the decision I had to make.

However, stories are controversial sometimes like that, but The Last of Us just didn’t rise up and go above and beyond my expectations to earn a number 1 spot for 2013.

What we all can agree on, though, is that the game is wonderful, and I look forward to a sequel as it will be a must own title for whatever year it is released in.  I look for it to earn many praises just as this game did in it’s art design, voice narration, and script writing.