WhatIfGaming: Best of 2013 – Game Of The Year Awards

WhatIfGaming Game Of The Year 2013 Awards

Another year and more titles passed us by along with the days of 2013. It was filled with sadness, happiness, and times to remember that have marked many more good days to come for many of us. For gamers worldwide, it was a year in which not many games were released, but a few notable titles were profoundly worthy of mention.

It is with pleasure that we provide the millions of anticipated readers what they have been waiting for since the dawn of 2013: the video game industry’s most exceptional and gratified WhatIfGaming 2013 Game Of The Year Awards ceremony, presenting its official Game Of The Year awards before anyone else with a collective decision from industry experts and WhatIfGaming editors worldwide through its defined rigorous selection process which focuses on industry and developer recognition. The moment you all have been waiting for is finally here. Unlike the previous year, we are not the first this year but we wanted to maintain the similar quality to last year in having the most comprehensive awards this year, as always. See the Worst Game Of The Year and laugh at its shortcoming or weep for it, ponder about the Best Idea, or play through a title again to experience Best Storyline that is unlike any other.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to our beloved millions of WhatIfGaming readers! See you all in 2014.




Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Saturday, December 28th, 2013
4:10 PM



Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Interview World Exclusive / Part 2 / In-Game Comparison Shots 360 VS PS4

We asked the team just a few more questions left unanswered and a ton of comparison shots right from the studio. After the jump, ye scurvy sailor!

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Friday, November 8th, 2013
5:20 PM



Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Interview – Next Generation VS Current Generation, Console Versions Detailed

We caught up with the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag team in a world exclusive interview detailing the exact differences between current gen and next-gen. Many people have e-mailed us wanting to know exactly what they are, and we have delivered. Interview after the break! (Video Demo included)

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Thursday, November 7th, 2013
10:14 PM



Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review – The Pirate Adventure True To Legend Only For Next-Gen

The rustles rise beneath while the sea splash slowly rises, giving room to the protruding smell of fish and the wafts of seabreeze air against the half-open nostrils of Edward Kenway, the most ruthless assassin first and pirate second of the early 18th century. The gameplay covers many elements in the beautiful vistas of the jungles and desolate island shrubbery scattered across the world, with equally dangerous and fiery parts of the world with the smell of the burning mast of another pirate ship. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag lets you learn the Davy Jones locker combination of fun even if it fails to create something truly memorable in some areas.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Saturday, October 26th, 2013
7:12 PM



Batman: Arkham Origins Review – The Carbon Dark Knight Of Arkham City

A winged dark-robed figure approaches a thug at night and swoops down and rampages him to the ground. This is Batman: Arkham Origins, crafted by Warner Bros. Montreal, which takes The Dark Knight to a familiar territory of gameplay and invigorates it with a brand new larger environment and multiplayer predator mode. Batman: Arkham Origins sticks very closely to the old formula that its predecessor Batman: Arkham City has, which is both a wise choice and one that lacks the notion that further creativity may proof useful.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Thursday, October 24th, 2013
7:04 PM



NBA 2K14 Review: 2K13 Without Jay-Z’s Horrible Contribution, And All Of The Mediocrity

NBA 2K14 does very little to earn its money other than updating rosters to August 3rd, 2013 and adding some minor improvements over NBA 2K13, all of which insurmountably accounts to very little. 2K Sports have quite possibly outdone their previous installment’s mediocrity in this new title and created a basketball game that has essentially convinced a gullible audience to keep shelving out money for its money-maker staple like a bad oil salesman at a carnival convention. While NBA 2K14 improves on things, it is very little to deserve the MSRP of $60.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
1:11 AM



Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review – Misses The Shot

Sam Fisher is reborn in Splinter Cell: Blacklist – invigorating a new birth to the stealth franchise. The action is rampant, the dialogue and scenery are at a high, and the game mechanics remain nostalgic to the fun of pre-Conviction days. While the action is certainly up on a high scale in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the elements of the Blacklist threat in terms of the mission structure remains loosely segmented and follows a more structured mission that delivers story that is afraid of breaking the formulated element.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
3:59 PM



BioShock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Edition Review: Ascending To The Clouds

The clouds are piercing the morning air with their incandescent colors, as my lungs fill up with the sweet rubescent scent of the morning air over Columbia’s horizon. This is BioShock Infinite, a title which brings a fantastical world alive in the sky similar to Laputa: Castle In The Sky. BioShock Infinite shatters a new ground-breaking reality in terms of storyline atmosphere that is reminiscent of BioShock itself. Irrational Games has created another glorified masterpiece in terms of gameplay structure, environment, ambiance, sound and much more. BioShock Infinite itself skyrockets to sky-breaking depths and keeps transcending its own bounds with gameplay that blends the traditional elements of BioShock and brings it to infinite lengths in BioShock Infinite.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Sunday, April 14th, 2013
1:43 AM



Injustice: Gods Among Us Review – Where Is The Kryptonite When You Need It?

Injustice: Gods Among Us is a decent fighting title from WB Games and NetherRealm Studios, but largely fails to hold much value in terms of storyline pacing. In terms of fighting mechanics, Injustice: Gods Among Us presents some environmental elements which are unique, but largely a gameplay structure which lacks a lot of originality. Injustice: Gods Among Us feels more like a let down from the Gods, and while the superhero vs superhero structure is admirable, the old rehashed Mortal Kombat engine and plug-and-play game design is definitely not.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
9:48 PM



Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review – Raiden Cuts A Little Too Deep

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance takes a different spin on the Metal Gear franchise by making a decided move away from stealth that is welcoming. While nostalgic fans of the franchise may be looking for the stealth crouching shadow-kills from Metal Gear Solid 4: Sons of the Patriots, Raiden keeps a decidedly new persona of ruthless vengeance as the title implies. Action combat is fierce, and while the storyline is less than exciting, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance brings a new light to the Metal Gear universe in the form of hack and slash adventure with very solid gameplay.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Friday, April 5th, 2013
10:32 PM



Gears of War: Judgment Review – The Weakest Of Them All

Gears of War: Judgment is a decent prequel title to the original Gears of War franchise, and serves to go in-depth with Kilo Squad on Emergence Day. The gameplay structure is definitely more different than immersive combat qualities, but there still remains a Gears of War feel to this new style of shooter.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Sunday, March 24th, 2013
8:04 AM