The Clutch’s Top 5 games of 2013
Martin “Hutch the Clutch” Hutchison’s GotY 2013 List!
Number 5: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Despite seemingly starting out as a direct clone of an older Legend of Zelda game, A Link To The Past, LBW expanded on and, dare I say, improved that classic. With fantastic new gameplay elements, incredible dungeon design and a few new, interesting characters, this modern day classic finds itself at Number 5 on my List.
Number 4: The Novelist
I don’t know what to say about this game that I didn’t say in my Review for it, The Novelist definitely earned itself a spot here. The weighty decisions, perfect voice acting and gripping, realistic writing cemented a place in my mind and in my heart.
Number 3: Grand Theft Auto 5
It’s a bit of a cheap inclusion, I know, but it was a brilliant game. GTAV had a good length to it, interesting diversity in it’s missions and characters, and massively improved gameplay, story and graphics over any similar game I’ve played this year. Well worth the long wait from GTA IV, wouldn’t you agree?
Number 2: Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior
Alright, alright, I hear you. This one is technically an expansion pack. But it feels more like a totally separate game, and if you haven’t played it then you should. There’s sweet variety in the weapons, classes and maps, and playing in 64-player Multi-Team-Deathmatches are just carnage. Amongst the best experiences I’ve ever had as a PC gamer, and definitely one of my highlights of the year.
Number 1: Tomb Raider
The game that came out first on this list is the one that made it in at the top spot. I’d been looking forward to the Tomb Raider reboot since it first got shown off at E3 a few years back, and it didn’t dissapoint. The setting was fresh and innovative, with Lara cut-off from modern society and fending for herself in a harsh new environment. The story was well written, the dialogue performed convincingly, and the death animations were… Well, some of them still give me shivers.