Which were the best games of 2013? There can never be a definitive answer to the question, but here's our pick of the top five.Batman: Arkham Origins Batman:
Batman has a few new moves too, as well as some new gadgets. Players can use the remote claw to directly attack enemies by stringing them up from vantage points or they can shoot using the concussion detonator which is more like a stun gun which disorients opponents inclose combat.
Jumping down on foes from building rooftops never gets tiring. The simple controls make for an enjoyable game, with dodgings and counters being as important as always. And there is a new online mode that lets you play online with friends.
Battlefield 4If you are an adrenalin junkie who cannot resist explosionridden games, this is the one for you. As EA's answer to arch-rival Activision's Call of Duty, the Battlefield series has always excelled in multi-player mode.
The Xbox 360 version comes with two discs Multiplayer on the first and Campaign on the second. The chaos of the multiplayer mode and the alertness that comes from nothing being in your control keeps you agile and absorbed. ( Distributed by Milestone Interactive)
FIFA 14's new movement system, slower pace and focus on the midfield means that matches can no longer be bounced from one end of the pitch to the other, thereby preventing a few cheap goals.There is a new feature for all those who like a rough tackle or a little nudging of the elbow called 'Protect the Ball'. It requires players to use their physical strength to fight for or maintain possession of the ball. The step-based system synchronises well with the all new ball physics in this game, allowing for some spectacular action from curled lace shots to goal-dipping half-volleys. Shooting feels better than ever, and when the perfect shot comes off, you feel like a pleased manager of the club, cheering on the team.
FIFA 14's a great game with stunning presentation and attention to detail. The more convincing sense of physicality and a ludicrously large number of game modes may require you to be a little more patient with FIFA14, but that patience is amply rewarded. ( Distributed by Milestone Interactive)
NFS: RivalsYou start with a Porche and go on to unlocking the most fascinating cars ever made. And Ferrari, Lamborghini and Audi are just a standard. You could even take a Pagani or a McLaren shimmering with surface moisture for a spin, or just burn rubber on tightly wound snow-covered tarmacs or expansive dust-blown desert tracks. Cars featured in Need for Speed:: Rivals can either be exclusively available either to the racer or the cop, with the Aston Martin Vanquish being the only exception. Both sides can have their vehicles upgraded with performance parts and Pursuit Tech. Whichever side you choose, your progress is dictated by how you perform a selection of tasks themed around three driving styles - Hot Pursuit, Interceptor and Time Trial.
"You gotta be kidding" was the first reaction I got from friends when I told them this game was going in my Top 5. But Marvel Super Heroes is a great game that brings a breath of fresh air with its perspective and focus on teamwork.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
One sees Nick Fury chomping down food or Spider-Man joking about having to do his homework.
Many of you may be shaking your heads, disagreeing with my picks. So tell G&G which are your Top 5 games of 2013.