In 2013, the video game industry continued to evolve and grow, with several notable events, including:
The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One: Sony and Microsoft released their next-generation consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, respectively, which featured improved graphics and processing power.
The release of Grand Theft Auto V: Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto V was released in 2013 and became one of the best-selling and critically acclaimed games of all time.
The rise of indie games: Indie games continued to gain popularity in 2013, with games like Fez, Gone Home, and Papers, Please receiving critical acclaim and commercial success.
The growth of esports: Esports continued to grow in popularity, with tournaments and competitions attracting large audiences and prize pools.
The controversy surrounding microtransactions: The use of microtransactions in video games became increasingly controversial in 2013, with games like Dead Space 3 and Need for Speed: Payback facing criticism for their implementation.
Overall, 2013 was a year of significant change and growth for the video game industry, with the launch of new hardware, the success of influential games, the rise of indie games and esports, and the growing debate surrounding microtransactions.
Video Games Released in 2013:
Here is our enormous collection of video games released in 2013 and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.