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Poll: Vote for your choice of overall Game of the Year for 2013!
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) (7)
5.34%
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC) (9)
6.87%
Battlefield 4 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC) (2)
1.53%
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) (2)
1.53%
Bioshock Infinite (PS3, Box 360, PC) (8)
6.11%
Dota 2 (PC) (2)
1.53%
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) (3)
2.29%
FIFA 14 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PS4, Xbox One) (5)
3.82%
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) (2)
1.53%
Grand Theft Auto V (PS3/XBox 360) (34)
25.95%
Pokemon X and Y (3DS) (15)
11.45%
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) (1)
0.76%
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U) (3)
2.29%
The Last of Us (PS3) (26)
19.85%
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS) (6)
4.58%
Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) (6)
4.58%
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Welcome to the TSR Gaming forum's Game of the Year award for 2013!

Starting from the weekend of 9-10 November and running up until Christmas, this is your opportunity to have your say on which is the best computer game released in 2013! This thread will feature a series of polls, each lasting for one week, with heats for games released in each calendar quarter running off against each other. These will culminate in a grand final to decide the best of the best, with the top three games from each quarter progressing to this final stage! :excited:


In a year of two new "next generation" console launches as well as some highly-anticipated big name sequels, will we see the comeback of an old classic, the triumph of a new IP - or anything in between? It's all up to you, so get voting now!

Update: So, after five weeks of voting we come to the final round. As chosen by the TSR community, our final line-up consists of the following 16 games:
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
  • Battlefield 4 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
  • Bioshock Infinite (PS3, Box 360, PC)
  • Dota 2 (PC)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • FIFA 14 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS3/XBox 360)
  • Pokemon X and Y (3DS)
  • Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
  • The Last of Us (PS3)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
  • Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

You now have one last choice to make - which of these is your overall game of the year for 2013. You've got one week to decide - the poll closes, and the winner will be announced, on Saturday evening next week (21 December)!

This thread will be used for the polls for each quarter in succession, so please subscribe to it for updates. :yep:

Candidates and results from previous rounds (winners in bold):
Q1
  • Antichamber (PC)
  • BioShock Infinite (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PC, iOS, PS3, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360)
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic (PC)
  • DmC: Devil May Cry (X360, PS3, PC)
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
  • God of War: Ascension (PS3)
  • LEGO City Undercover (Wii U)
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360, PS3)
  • MLB 13: The Show (PS3)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
  • Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC)
  • Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

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Q2
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
  • BADLAND (iOS)
  • Company of Heroes 2 (PC)
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods (PC)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS)
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail (PC, Xbox 360)
  • Dyad (PC, PS3)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Guacamelee! (PS3, Vita)
  • Metro: Last Light (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Rogue Legacy (PC)
  • Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PS3)
  • The Last of Us (PS3)
  • The Swapper (PC)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360)

Q3
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Dota 2 (PC)
  • Europa Universalis IV (PC)
  • FIFA 14 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
  • Papers, Please (PC)
  • Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
  • Plants vs Zombies 2: It's About Time (iOS)
  • Puppeteer (PS3)
  • Rayman Legends (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Vita)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U)
  • Total War: Rome 2 {PC}
  • Saints Row IV (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

Q4
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
  • Battlefield 4 (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Xbox One, PS4)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
  • Forza 5 Motorsport (Xbox One)
  • Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
  • Knack (PS4)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  • Pokemon X and Y (3DS)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
  • The Stanley Parable (PC)
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 - Faith (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

'Second chance' round
  • Battlefield 4 (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, PC)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
  • Gran Turismo 6 (PS3)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
  • Metro: Last Light (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Papers, Please (PC)
  • Rayman Legends (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Stanley Parable (PC)
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 - Faith (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

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This is making me realise how many cool games I've missed out on over the year :ahee: Fire Emblem gets it for me, on account of being awsome and the only one on the list I've played extensively.
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This is making me realise how many cool games I've missed out on over the year :ahee: Fire Emblem gets it for me, on account of being awsome and the only one on the list I've played extensively.
I know the feeling I'm planning to help matters a bit in a couple of weeks, though - my 3DS arrives with Zelda :ahee:

Given what I've played myself from these options, I think I'm going to have to go with Bioshock - though I dearly want to find time for Ni No Kuni, Luigi's Mansion, Fire Emblem and Tomb Raider and at some point.
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I haven't played all of those, but my favourite out of the ones that I did was Bioshock. Very good game.

Need to play Luigi's Mansion and Fire Emblem.
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I haven't played all of those, but my favourite out of the ones that I did was Bioshock. Very good game.

Need to play Luigi's Mansion and Fire Emblem.
I'd be impressed if anyone here had played all of them, to be honest
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I'd be impressed if anyone here had played all of them, to be honest
Yeah, too many games and not enough time!
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Yeah, too many games and not enough time!
Such is life :moon: Still, that's got to be better than not having enough to play!
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Iv only played Bio shock Infinite out of those games but tbh i loved the game XD However is boring now since there is no online
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Iv only played Bio shock Infinite out of those games but tbh i loved the game XD However is boring now since there is no online
Ah, but personally, I'm glad that they didn't feel the need to add a throwaway multiplayer mode but just focussed on refining the singleplayer to the superb state that they achieved :yep:

Multiplayer didn't really do many favours for Bioshock 2 as an overall package, for example. :nah:
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What no last of us?
Oh don't worry, we've not forgotten about how superb The Last of Us was :nah: This is just for Q1 and we'll see The Last of Us coming up a little later on.
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Iv only played Bio shock Infinite out of those games but tbh i loved the game XD However is boring now since there is no online
Snap! :yy:

The only recent games I played were Bioshock Infinite and Skyrim. Starting to play DiD in Skyrim for an extra challenge. I wish Bioshock Infinite got modding support though.
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Snap! :yy:

The only recent games I played were Bioshock Infinite and Skyrim. Starting to play DiD in Skyrim for an extra challenge. I wish Bioshock Infinite got modding support though.
Interesting... what would you want to see modded? :holmes:
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Interesting... what would you want to see modded? :holmes:
Skyrim has an awesome modding community - we have everything we can ever need. From the unofficial patch to previous game conversions like Skywind and Skyblivion, we automatically have (or will have) thousands more hours available for the game. Not even forgetting Beyond Skyrim which creates the other provinces in the 4E timescale.

It's things like these which made me stick to The Elder Scrolls and playing other games far less.
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Skyrim has an awesome modding community - we have everything we can ever need. From the unofficial patch to previous game conversions like Skywind and Skyblivion, we automatically have (or will have) thousands more hours available for the game. Not even forgetting Beyond Skyrim which creates the other provinces in the 4E timescale.

It's things like these which made me stick to The Elder Scrolls and playing other games far less.
Yeah, I've seen what's been achieved with Skyrim and completely agree with you. :yep: I suppose Bioshock's a bit different though, due to it being a much more linear experience compared to Skyrim's open world?
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Yeah, I've seen what's been achieved with Skyrim and completely agree with you. :yep: I suppose Bioshock's a bit different though, due to it being a much more linear experience compared to Skyrim's open world?
Half Life is pretty linear and you get awesome mods to this day (though it had new lands and stories as opposed to focusing on the main character).
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Half Life is pretty linear and you get awesome mods to this day (though it had new lands and stories as opposed to focusing on the main character).
That's a good point. :beard:
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Ah, but personally, I'm glad that they didn't feel the need to add a throwaway multiplayer mode but just focussed on refining the singleplayer to the superb state that they achieved :yep:

Multiplayer didn't really do many favours for Bioshock 2 as an overall package, for example. :nah:
Yes OMG I definitely agree :bl: the single player campaign was sweet couldn't of been better, it was sooo long

yeah i only like the online on bioshock 2 because you got to be big daddy but tbh he was too weak in my opioion :/
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Tomb Raider for me, stunning game. Luigis Mansion 2 is a close second.

Haven't got round to picking up BioShock infinite or fire emblem yet, can't wait to play either.

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StarCraft: HoTS for me, brilliant game.
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