As part of our Game of the Year 2013 Awards we're giving voice to some of our most prolific community members. That includes perhaps some of our hardest working community members, our Category Moderators. These are volunteers from within the community who have taken on the added responsibility of moderating sections of the forums in order to keep Neoseeker the place its. Giving them a "Top 10 Games of the Year" from their respective categories is the least we could do.
Please take note that this "Top 10" list is the personal opinion of the author and not necessarily representative of the opinions of Neoseeker.
Shadow of Death, PC Games Category Moderator's Top 10 Games of the Year
1. Starbound (In Beta Currently)
I've been looking forward to this for a long while, ever since it was announced about a year and a half ago. If you’ve played Terraria, it’s much like that but think of sci-fi leanings as opposed to Fantasy. Travel to different systems with different kinds of worlds and work to make it to the final sector of space where the greatest challenges await.
This is my first pay to play MMO and although I don’t play it regularly it’s pretty good. It looks nice and the gameplay is solid. I’ll be playing cross-platform with a friend of mine once he gets it on the PS4. That’s a nice feature, isn’t it?
Although not as good as the previous two iterations (SR II, and The Third) the addition of super powers is a game changer and makes for some fun times. I wasted a fair few hours on this game.
I was glad to see this game come out on PC. I was interested in it when the console version was announced, but I waited and hoped... and was finally rewarded. It was a fun game, tough at times, but you feel a sense of accomplishment when you work at a tough area and finally beat it.
5. Dust: An Elysian Tale (PC Port of a 2012 Title)
I enjoyed this game so much, I bought it twice. First in 2012 on the Xbox 360 and again earlier this year on PC. I said I’d buy it on PC if it was ported and so I did. It’s a fun action/adventure game with good music and gorgeous visuals.
6. Cube World (In Alpha)
Although this game is slow to develop, it’s still perfectly playable in it’s current form. You travel through procedurally generated lands using your chosen class (Warrior, Rogue, or Mage currently). You can find and buy variable stat gear and level up your character, learning new skills and get strong enough to take on the toughest enemies.
A new release of the Typing of the Dead game, with (as of a recent patch) online co-op. Some of the phrases were rather amusing. Try it out and see what you find. As a bonus, it should increase your typing skills, so that’s good.
I had a good time playing this game. I actually finished my first playthrough in one sitting! In this game you start off as a lone programmer working in a garage. As you progress, time marches on as platforms and features become available to you. At first there is just text-based and basic 2D games, but eventually you’ll be able to try your hand at releasing modern games with multiple employees helping you.
Travel from sector to sector with branching routes. Do you choose to answer the distress call or will you selfishly try to plunder a derelict instead? As you progressyou unlock new ships and races to pilot them. The ultimate goal is to get to the final sector and beat the boss....If you can.
10. Shadow Warrior
Sword or gun... or magic? The eternal question. This is quite a violent game, but don’t worry about it too much as most of the bad guys are not human. XD
IcarusAbides, PC Strategy/Simulation Games Section Mod, Top 3:
BluePhoenix, PC RPG Games Section Moderator, Top 1:
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn