The 15 best video games of 2013

A massive year in gaming comes to a close as CNET honors the very best 15 titles of 2013.

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2013 was a major year for video games. Some of the generation's most anticipated titles finally had their day in the sun. But alas, only a select few games can be mentioned in the "best of" conversation.

Sure, 2013 was a standout year for blockbuster titles, but it was also the stage for a smattering of independent games and their small development teams.

So which titles made this year's list? Check out the gallery for the top 15 . Not seeing your favorite game of 2013? Yell at me about it in the comments section below.

No celebration of the year's best games is complete without a few honorable mentions, so here's a few titles that almost made it.

2013 Runners-up:

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