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



Forza Motorsport 5 Review: Around and Around We Go

Forza Motorsport 5 adds vistas that are beautiful and accompany a racing adventure that is the best in the series combined with the Xbox One. Despite being the best in the series, Forza Motorsport 5 did go through a graphic under haul since E3 which make it seem like it has been downgraded which is unfortunate. Regardless, the single-player campaign includes a decent number of circuits and where the racing simulation has a nice technical advancement for the series.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
3:22 PM



Dead Rising 3 Review: Bloody Good Messy Fun

Dead Rising 3 is Capcom and Microsoft’s latest exclusive in the world of the Xbox One, and one that takes a bite out of the zombie competition with excitement and lots of gore. Dead Rising 3 has very solid game mechanics and though it may have its slight problems, it creates a world that players can really enjoy themselves in with regards to the Xbox One and its exclusive offerings.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Thursday, December 12th, 2013
11:03 AM



Sony’s THE LAST OF US On Xbox One – It Has Happened!

It has finally happened! (This video only demonstrates the technological advancement of next generation consoles)




Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Thursday, November 28th, 2013
4:55 AM



Ryse: Son Of Rome Review – The Handsome Gladiator Wounded

Ryse: Son of Rome puts the red color of the Praetorian Guard to an erratically fun hack and slash adventure which sheds blood and carnage in all the right places some of the times. Ryse: Son of Rome suffers from a lack of depth in terms of the combat elements, repetitive gameplay, and somewhat losing the Roman solidarity as the gameplay carries on into the 5 hour mark of the 10 hour campaign. While Microsoft and Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome is a beautifully stunning glorification of the time period of Roman rule, the dominating conquest greys out in comparison to actual substance and leaves much more to be desired.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Thursday, November 28th, 2013
12:03 AM



Fire Emblem: Awakening Review – The Brilliance Of Time Travel

Fire Emblem: Awakening is all about strategy at an undeniable sense of cataclysmic activity which leaves gamers in a sense of wanting more. Strategy/RPG is so hard to get correctly with some games that it has become an art form on its own, one which Fire Emblem: Awakening takes into a refined level of old-school meeting new-school thought. The combat is tactful, the A.I. is smart, the vengeance of battle is swift and the unrelenting force of it is even greater.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
2:38 PM



Where Are The Next Gen System Reviews?

The reviews for the next generation system consoles are most definitely coming, as many of you have e-mailed to check (3890+ e-mails and counting)! We have had extensive time on both systems and feel a review on the hardware itself needs to be done but in a more different light – the light we apply to any hardware review: cost per dollar, and this dollar includes certain potentials both publishers are promising on which they have yet to deliver but make good on with a few launch titles. Rest assured, WhatIfGaming will provide you all the most  thorough reviews with integrity for the masses.




Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Monday, November 25th, 2013
3:31 PM



Mario Party: Island Tour Review – Move Back 4 Spaces

Mario Party: Island Tour reinvigorates the Mario Party franchise on the 3DS but has lackluster gameplay which leaves more to be desired. The gameplay takes the traditional elements which made Mario Party so fun, and adds a newer overlay and more games for any gamer that is looking for their board-game digital adventure. Unfortunately, the adventure does get cut short with this title.

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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Friday, November 22nd, 2013
8:04 PM



Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Xbox One VS Xbox 360 Video Comparison




Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Thursday, November 14th, 2013
1:27 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