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:

Do lists make you nostalgic? Take a trip down memory lane and check out the best of lists from 2012 , 2011 , and 2010 .

About the author

Jeff has been at CNET for more than five years covering games, tech, and pop culture. When he's not playing ice hockey or pinball, you can catch him live every day as the host of CNET's infamous daily show, The 404 Show and every Friday in CNET's first-ever tech comic, Low Latency.

 

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