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TIME Names Top 10 Video Games Of 2013

TIME has named their top 10 video games of 2013 and have included three Nintendo titles, along with two additional titles which appear on multiple platforms. Skylanders: Swap Force swooped in at number 10, Pikmin 3 placed at number seven, Animal Crossing: New Leaf at number five, Pokemon X & Y at number three, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag rounded it out at number two. What do you think of Nintendo’s showing? Should Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds have made the list? What is on the list that has no business being there? See below for the full list.

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  3. Pokemon X & Y
  4. Gone Home
  5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  6. The Last of Us
  7. Pikmin 3
  8. BioShock Infinite
  9. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  10. Skylanders: Swap Force
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      1. They are not casual…. Just not gory and shit…. Sick of people saying anything with smiles and cartoons is not a real game…… When generally they’re actually harder than assassins creed and call of duty and shit

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      2. By “casual” I mean a game that severely lacks depth and challenge. Pokemon, Animal Crossing, and Skylanders all fit that description.

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      3. GTA V is a casual game. It’s also the second most overrated game ever behind GTA IV (although I still think the GTA games are pretty good).

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      4. ….. Even Mario has a better storyline than cod….. Pokemon is one of the most hardcore games I know…. It takes up the majority of people’s gaming time, (those that actually play it.) people devote themselves to it so it’s way more intense….

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      5. i have seen more people fangirl/boy about pokemon x and y then GTA and assasin’s creed. but why is there no mario? i have seen a bunch of people fangirl/boy about that too. btw same with link between worlds.

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      6. Yeah…. It’s a really casual game…… According to the actual definition of casual… Rather than ‘casual: anything that isn’t all gory or bloody and shit’

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      7. Of course CoD is casual game. It severely lacks challenge and depth. Just like Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Skylanders.

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      8. Go enter the Pokemon World Championship. Show us how easy it is.
        Or just go online for a few minutes.

        Might as well enter an EVO bracket…

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      9. Invalid point. Any game with a multiplayer component could have fans who are extremely skilled and dedicated and play competitively

        Pokemon is a casual game. Essentially a “baby’s first RPG.

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      10. It ain’t easy to collect all the pokemon and level them up to the maximum level.. Unless the new ones are easier.

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      11. The Pokemon games are casual if you PLAY like a casual. If you try to play Pokemon competitively you’ll find out that it’s really complicated and hardcore. Everyone can beat the main story of the game and its single-player is indeed easy.

        Multiplayer is not so :P

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      12. Any casual game with a versus multiplayer could be played competitively.

        Wii Sports World Championships! woooooooooo!

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      13. dude. you’re wasting your time explaining things to these clowns. it’s not going to sync in no matter how many times you say it.

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      14. Gone Home is the most depleted game I have ever played. But I guess with all the short attention spans people have these days a two hour tour of a 90s house narrated by a rebellious teenager is considered artful enough that we can throw any trace of compelling gameplay out the window and slap it onto a top ten list.

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      15. Pokemon and Animal Crossing casual shit? Yeah, ’cause there’s no blood… Do you need to shoot people in CoD to feel like a real man, of ’cause you do, ’cause your dick is not enough, it will never be… Sad.

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      1. “Basic Instinct”.

        LOL, Basic Instinct is what the original was in comparison, the new one is waaaay deeper, and has way more mechanics.

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    1. Ehhhh, disagree with Ryse…but the rest are great, better than Assassins Creed, that’s for sure.

      But im assuming the games included in the list ended mid November.

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      1. So you have the Xbox One, Dragon! Great to hear! How have you enjoyed the console thus far? Do you agree with me that is by far the best next generation console? :)

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      2. Still think PS4 is the “better console”, but it’s good, i like it.

        Curious how much of the “new factor” will wear off and if my opinion changes, and they still need to fix stuff like the UI and the party chat stuff, but games matter most, and they’re pretty great.

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      3. The PS4 is the better console? Don’t be silly.

        Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. The perfect balance of power and performance, Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level. Stunning realism. Advanced AI that adapts to the way you play. And a new generation of multiplayer that is both smarter and faster. Xbox One is simply the best gaming console ever made.

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      4. LMAO WAKE UP

        That isn’t the real Jellybean, just so you know. It’s some faggot try to impersonate him. Jellybean would never suck the Xbox One’s cock like that.

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      5. Oh Adarazz! Why do you not believe i’m “the real Jellybean”. It is your old buddy!

        The Xbox One has descended from heaven upon me and changed me not only as gamer but has changed my life and made me a better person! :)

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    2. And another reason why I’m not buying a xbox one yet. No backwards compatibility also degrades it…No gears, no street fighter, NO HAPPY WARS…yeah, the best alright. So don’t be disappointed, they can’t help but tell the truth man…the xbone is just not my cup of tea…yet.

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    3. The fact you put that shit title Ryse proves you arent the real jellybean. Smh, were did he go anyways, I hsvent seen him in a good minute.

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  1. Skylanders, a game selling due to the nostalgia of people who grew up on Spyro, that now have children. A stand-alone version of a game that came out last year? This list is laughable. I also have no problem with GTA V being on there but number 1? Bahahahahaha

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  2. I agree with almost all, but 10, 4, and 1. Super Mario 3D World definitely deserves to be on this list and Assassin’s Creed can be on the list, just not at number 2. SM3DW, Pikmin 3, and TLOT should be the top 3 (respectively).

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      1. Tales of Xillia was great too but it went a little ehhhh when you realise all the environments are basically copy pastes.

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      2. The only xillia has going for it is the combat. The new fighting link mechanics work perfectly, but the story isnt that great.

        Ps: millas voice acter sucks so bad.

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      1. Skylanders: Swap Force
        Skylanders: Swap Force
        Skylanders: Swap Force
        Skylanders: Swap Force
        Skylanders: Swap Force
        Skylanders: Swap Force?!?!?!?!?!!?!!?!?!

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      2. Indeed…

        I think Super Mario 3D World should be in on top of that list…

        It makes me have fun just looking at some gameplay…

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  3. Also, I found it odd that I haven’t played a single game on this list. is that bad? Did I break something? Likely getting AC4 during the holidays, but that’s it. Looks like mostly sequels to games I’m not interested in. Not a fan of shooters, games with toys, simulation games.

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  4. Grand Theft Auto V, it can be on a top 10 list i don’t care but first is stupid.
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag good but doesn’t deserve second
    Pokemon X & Y sure
    Gone Home …what?
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf fair enough, one of the most popular games this year
    The Last of Us …should be higher up but what ever
    Pikmin 3 surprised this is even here, people stopped talking about that game the moment it came out
    BioShock Infinite great game, deserves its spot on the list
    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, i have no clue why this deserves to be in top 10
    Skylanders: Swap Force die, let albw on the list.

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      1. Says who? You? Because your opinion is the law? It’s most certainly my favourite on Wii U, beside a few others!

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      2. Hmm i was more trying to get at the fact that other Wii U titles should be on the list instead of/in addition to it.

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      3. Fair enough. Haven’t played all high-rated Wii U games, including Monster Hunter 3, but my favorite ones have to be Pikmin 3, Mario 3D World, Zelda: Wind Waker HD, NSMBU+NSLU and ZombiU. Assassin’s Creed IV deserves to be on the list, but not that high! I also liked 101 very much, bu I haven’t had much time to play it yet…

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  5. 1. No
    2. No
    3. Maybe, yes
    4. Don’t know
    5. No
    6. Yes
    7. Yes
    8. No
    9. Ehhhhh go on
    10. Wait, what? Why do people keep say it’s so good? Do i actually need ro check it out?

    I image like most “official top tens” this was made before all the games are out, otherwise Link Between Worlds and Mario 3D World would DEFINITELY be in there, so calm dooowwwn.

    Otherwise, list is pretty shit, no Wonderful 101, Fire Emblem, Metal Gear Rising. Actually some games on that list are there by default because this year’s been pretty good but not overloaded with quality, just a handful of 20 or so great to amazing games

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    1. Skylanders makes me want to cut my head off. its terrible. you have to buy the game then pay like £15 basically for figures so you can use their respective character in the game. they release new characters constantly and people have spent over £1000 on their children for this piece of bollocks. You also need certain characters (they have an element or some shit) to access certain areas

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      1. Oh fuck that then.
        Im still curious why people say it’s good though.
        Get the feeling it’s a good game, hidden under horrible business choices.

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    1. Yeah you have no life you don’t even post anything constructive on this site and instead post crap like that. fucking pleb. ironic as hell.

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  6. Gone home should not be here. I bought it hoping for a worthwhile story only to find a two hour campaign of predictable teenage woes. Yeah its a tribute to the glorified 90s but that doesn’t make it a great game. Especially for the price! It has close to no replay value whatsoever. I love interactive games, but its so empty. Even if you do find satisfaction in the little doodads that are lying around the house, they don’t heighten the plot. I know that is my opinion, but I think of you are going to evaluate games you should look at every aspect, and not be overcome by nostalgic emotion. Fire Emblem, and SM3DW should at least, from what I’ve played be on there if Gone Home made the list.

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  7. I know these are opinions… But AC4 is number 2 and Skylanders??? I personally think steam world dig, luigis mansion, and fire emblem deserve a spot

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  8. My top 10
    1. Last of Us
    2. Link Between Worlds
    3. Fire Emblem Awakening
    4. Gta 5
    5. Gone Home
    6. Animal Crossing
    7. Steam World Dig
    8. Mario 3D world
    9. Bioshock Infinite
    10. Luigis mansion

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  9. Now this will be interesting.
    According to VGCHARTZ the WII U outsold PS4 for the second week in a row in NA.(whatever the reason for that is)
    Now will MyNintendo news give any reports on that or are they gonna ignore it and post moret awful UK news?

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      1. My Nintendo news should care.

        We all know that PS4 is gonna outsell WII U but this site has been said to post mostly bad news and to find a negative spin on good news.

        You have to fix your keyboard.

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      2. It ousold the Wii U in the UK, it did not outsell the Wii U in UK alone.
        PS4 has not sold 4M copies in the UK.

        My point is not that WII U is “winning” but those are positive news that probably won´t get posted on this strange troll infested Ninteno news website

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  10. Pokemon definitely should be up there, same with AC:NL, but 3D World and Link between Worlds deserve a place too. Skylanders doesn’t deserve to be above either of those.

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    1. I have to agree. The story was pretty awful and once you beat it, there’s not much left to do. Online is pretty fun though when you play with friends.

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  11. This list is pretty much “opinions”, so every one should have their best games (no matter PS3/4, Xbox 360/One or WiiU)…but really? Gone Home? i find more gameplay on a visual novel than that.

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  12. 1. Super Mario 3D World
    2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    3. Fire Emblem Awakening
    4. Pokemon X/Y
    5. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
    7. The Last of Us
    8. Grand Theft Auto V
    9. Bioshock Infinite
    10.Tomb Raider

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