Josh’s 20 games you should have played in 2013 – Part 2


6a00d83451b74a69e2017d3e40bf35970c-piRound 2, fight! Today we look at part 2 of Josh’s list of must play games of 2013. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for Dave’s picks coming soon, but for now click through to take a gander at 10 more games you need to try this year!

Shadowrun Returns (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android)


A Kickstarter success story, Shadowrun Returns took the awesome lore of the universe and then brought it forward for a new generation. On top of being a solid RPG title bursting with interesting content, the games engine runs on almost anything including Linux and Android / iOS tablets as well. Even though turn based games are a niche genre, Shadowrun Returns has a very simple control system and can be picked up by almost anyone. A great title with plenty of room to grow in the future.

Saints Row IV (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)


Though GTA V is the obvious sandbox winner this year, if you own a console there is a good chance you have already picked it up. Plus, Saints Row IV deserves credit for the great job it did with what it had. Starting at the point of ludicrous and working forward, Saints Row IV is not trying to step on GTA’s turf but instead chooses humour and straight up action for its gameplay and it works. Very well.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut (PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)


Perhaps you missed it the first time or you didn’t have a console to play it on, whatever your reason Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut is the version worth playing. The director’s cut adds a new game plus mode, reworks its heavily criticized boss battles, incorporates it’s DLC into the main game and offers behind the scenes and commentary for those that want it. It is the definitive Deus Ex experience.

Puppeteer (PS3)


Unfortunately a PS3 only title but SCE Japan Studio made a delightful little adventure title with this one. Gamers play out this bizarre puzzle based title like it was a show at a theater, complete with it’s own crowd to cheer, cry and gasp whenever our hero does something impressive. This plus an addictive but simple gameplay model gives Puppeteer a unique experience worth playing no matter what your age group, and the co-op is super enjoyable for those wanting to share the fun.

Rayman Legends (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PS Vita)


Platforming doesn’t get any better than this. Rayman has been slowly perfecting its platforming world and just when Rayman Origins seemed to be the quintessential game in the series, Legends arrives to blow it out of the water. 4 player co-op, a ridiculous number of worlds to visit, crazy musical levels and almost perfect platforming controls, gamers would be mad to miss this one.

The Wolf Among Us (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)


As Telltale Games continue to hit home runs with its episodic story titles, The Wolf Among Us shows off a new level of ability. Faster paced, great setting, well directed and well written this game may only be one episode in but it is off to a impressive start.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)


Coming out of the Ubisoft camp again, this lightweight western game oozes style through its pretty Cell Shaded graphics and like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon it sits at less that AUS$20. It’s gameplay feels like an arcade title, complete with a visual point system that shows your rewards instantly on screen. This game is far from award winning but it will keep you entertained for many hours.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)


No matter what you want a Metal Gear game to be like, Revengerance is not supposed to be in line with the rest of the series, this is a standalone experience. It is not about stealth, this title is about hardcore hack and slash action, and it does it well. The gameplay is hard and cinematic, and even if the story is not as powerful as the main Metal Gear games, Revengerance is still a breathtaking ride either way. Totally worth playing.

State of Decay (PC, Xbox 360)


Dead Rising meets strategy gaming. State of Decay takes a very different look at a Zombie Apocalypse showing hope of rebuilding through resource management. Players must scavenge, collect and rescue everything they can to make it through this harsh and unending world of the living dead. It may have its share of glitches and control problems but if gamers stick with it, State of Decay is an truly engrossing game, perfect for zombie fans.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)


Ok, I admit it. This is more than just a good game, it is the best Assassins Creed game ever. Taking the best aspects of all the previous games, Black Flag will have you attacking forts, ransacking ships and of course preforming assassinations. The games improved controls and expansive upgrade system gives you plenty to do no mater what you are in the mood for and it is by far one of the prettiest games ever created. Fan or no fan, this game is a must have for any gamer.

There you have it gang! What do you think? Did you play all of these? Do you have some you think should be on there?

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Joshua Philpott

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Games writer, podcaster and tech wizard. Obsessed with obscure horror films, crazy gadgets and caffeine. Passionate, argumentative and open minded. Freelance writer and co-founder rawDLC.

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  • Chad Wheeler

    These posts are extremely helpful, reminding me of games that I still have to get my grubby mitts on.

  • Snake

    This list is bad. I havn’t played any of those. but own 3 of them. Hopefully some time soon I may even open the cases on them. fingers crossed

  • adin75

    The Puppeteer, Rayman Legends, The Wolf Among US and ACIV (please be better than ACIII) are all on my ‘get off your ass and play’ list.

  • PSIress

    Lets see, I’ve played rayman legends and thats it lol. I did even worse with part two.

    I always wanted to play state of decay.

  • Chad Wheeler

    I’m really digging State of Decay at the moment, it’s pretty much my dream zombie game.