Issue 186: The Best Games of 2013

This week, we list our favorite games from the past year.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 01/05/2014 12:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

2013 will go down in history for a number of reasons. It was the year Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional E3 press conference. It was Wii U’s first full year on the market. It was the “year of Luigi.” Most importantly, though, it was a year that brought us some fantastic games, particularly on 3DS, which saw some of the best releases, first- and third-party alike, of any console. More than anything, 2013 was a good year to be a Nintendo fan.

With 2014 officially upon us, we thought it would only be fitting to bid farewell to the past year with our own Best of 2013 awards. For the next week, we’ll be highlighting our favorite games of the last 12 months, from the best retail releases for Wii U and 3DS to the finest digital titles in each console’s respective eShop. And since these kinds of awards can never truly be comprehensive, we’ll be capping off the week with a round table of games that didn’t make our lists, but certainly deserved to. With so many candidates to choose from, you can be sure we’ll still have plenty to talk about after the awards are handed out.

Next week, we’ll be turning our gaze to the year ahead and what it might hold in store for our favorite company. But for now, we hope you’ll join us in taking one final look back on all of the fantastic games 2013 had to offer.



Issue 186: The Best Games of 2013


  • The Best Wii U Games of 2013 by Kyle England
    Wii U really came into its own in 2013. Here are our picks for the best games the console had to offer.
  • News by Marc Deschamps


  • The Best Wii U eShop Games of 2013 by Anthony Vigna
    There were plenty of Wii U eShop games in 2013, but which ones stood above the rest?
  • News by Jason Strong


  • The Best 3DS Games of 2013 by Marc Deschamps
    3DS was the real star of 2013. Which of its releases did we like the most?
  • News by Andy Hoover


  • The Best 3DS eShop Games of 2013 by Robert Marrujo
    Retail games might have dominated 3DS, but they weren’t its only notable releases. Here are the handheld’s best eShop games of 2013.
  • News by Kyle England


  • The Best Overall Games of 2013 by Kevin Knezevic
    It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Which game takes home our top honor?
  • News by Kevin Knezevic


  • Round Table: The Snubs by Nintendojo Staff
    We’re not done debating yet. The staff discuss which games were notably missing from our awards lists.

Bonus Content in This Issue…

  • Track of the Week by Kevin Knezevic
  • Review: NES Remix by Robert Marrujo

Coming Up Next Issue…

Issue 187: Nintendo in 2014
The staff wax prophetic on what the new year might hold in store for the Big N.

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