2013 in video games
Numerous video games were released in 2013. Many awards went to games such as BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. New video game consoles released in 2013 include the PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment and the Xbox One from Microsoft.
December 7, 2013
|17th D.I.C.E. Awards
February 7, 2014
|10th British Academy Games Awards
March 12, 2014
|14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards|
March 19, 2014
|Game of the Year||Grand Theft Auto V||The Last of Us|
|Mobile/Handheld Game[i]||Mobile||Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time||Tearaway||N/A|
|Handheld||The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds||The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds|
|Art Direction||N/A||The Last of Us||Tearaway||BioShock Infinite|
|Audio[i]||Music||Grand Theft Auto V||BioShock Infinite|
|Sound Design||N/A||The Last of Us||N/A||BioShock Infinite|
|Character or Performance||Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson[ii]
The Last of Us
The Last of Us
|Game Direction||N/A||Grand Theft Auto V||The Last of Us|
|Narrative||N/A||The Last of Us|
|Special Award||Hall of Fame||BAFTA Fellowship||Lifetime Achievement Award|
|N/A||Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Leslie Benzies||Rockstar Games||Ken Kutaragi|
- Certain award presentations combine these categories.
- Awarded separately as Best Voice Actor and Best Voice Actress.
Critically acclaimed titlesEdit
The following were 2013's top ten highest-grossing video games in terms of worldwide revenue (including physical sales, digital purchases, subscriptions, microtransactions, free-to-play and pay-to-play) across all platforms (including mobile, PC and console platforms).
|February 20 – 22||Sony's eighth generation console PlayStation 4 (PS4) reveal held at New York City, New York.|
|March 22 – 24||PAX East 2013 held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.|
|March 23 – 25||Midwest Gaming Classic 2013 held at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin.|
|March 25 – 29||Game Developers Conference 2013 held in San Francisco, California.|
|May 21 – 23||Microsoft's eighth generation console Xbox One reveal held at Microsoft Redmond Campus, Washington.|
|June 11 – 13||E3 2013 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.|
|June 22 – 23||Rezzed 2013 was held at the NEC Birmingham.|
|July 18 – 21||SDCC 2013 was held at the San Diego Convention Center.|
|July 19 – 22||PAX Australia 2013 was held at the Melbourne Showgrounds.|
|August 1 – 4||QuakeCon 2013: The massive annual LAN party held in Dallas, Texas.|
|August 7 – 11||The International 2013 DOTA 2 Championships held in Seattle, Washington.|
|August 22 – 25||GamesCom 2013 held in Cologne, Germany.|
|August 30 – September 2||PAX Prime 2013 held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.|
|September 19 – 22||Tokyo Game Show 2013 at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo.|
|September 26 – 29||Eurogamer Expo 2013 held in Earls Court, London.|
|October 3 – 6||Indiecade 2013 festival held in Culver City, California.|
|October 4 – 7||EB Games Expo 2013 held at the Sydney Showground in Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales.|
|October 25 – 27||Games Week 2013 held in Milan, Italy.|
|October 30 – November 3||Paris Games Week 2013 held in Paris, France.|
|November 8 – 9||BlizzCon 2013 held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.|
The list of game consoles released in 2013 in North America.
|June||10||Xbox 360 E|
Series with new entriesEdit
Series with new installments in 2013 include Ace Attorney, ARMA, Army of Two, Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield, BioShock, Call of Duty, Crysis, Dead Rising, Dead Space, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, Forza Motorsport, God of War, Gears of War, Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto, Killer Instinct, Killzone, The Legend of Zelda, Lost Planet, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Party, Metal Gear, Metro, Need for Speed, Pokémon, Rayman, Pikmin, Saints Row, SimCity, Sly Cooper, Sonic The Hedgehog, StarCraft, Super Mario, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, Total War, and Zoo Tycoon.
The list of games released in 2013 in North America.
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- "Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director's Cut for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
- "Mass Effect 3: Citadel for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
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- "Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
- "XCOM: Enemy Within for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
- "Rage of the Gladiator for 3DS". GameRankings. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
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