2013 is drawing to a close, so you know what that means — annual awards. As is becoming our norm we'll have staff awards, votes of which will be counted shortly, while also giving you the chance to contribute to the Reader Awards. There can be no injustice in the ultimate online democracy, we hope...
In past years we've asked you to submit votes by email, but Santa brought us an updated poll system to allow you to vote with a simple click of a button. You can vote in the polls below — results will be hidden until later this week — and have your say in the comfort and knowledge that a clever computer is gathering the data. There are a number of categories, and the great thing is that if your game of choice isn't in its respective list — though we've tried to cover the bases — you can simply click "Other" and type in your choice; we will then manually add up any 'Other' submissions and add them to the overall results.
Voting closes at 5pm UK / 6pm CET / noon Eastern / 7am Pacific on 29th December, so get your votes in before then. You have all of the same categories as the staff votes, so to clarify a few rules:
- With retail titles we have tried to determine some first from third-party games in tricky circumstances; if Nintendo is the primary publisher and/or funding party it's in that list — such as the LEGO titles, for example. Another notable case is Wii Fit U, which we are attributing as a retail release in spite of the temporary free (and early release) eShop trial.
- A couple of titles that were originally released on the eShop and then given limited run retail releases are in the eShop category.
- We have best Virtual Console game awards (separate from the eShop categories), but VC games are not eligible for the platform-specific or overall Game of the Year awards; download-only eShop games are eligible in these GOTY categories.
- Some nominated games are not available in all regions, which is an unfortunate reality of multi-region awards. There are also a couple of cases where a game arrived in 2012 in some regions, but are included due to hitting at least one major territory in 2013.
- We have restricted this year to Wii U and 3DS; it's time to move on from the Wii and DS.
The voting has now closed, thank you for your contributions!
Hard choices this year.
Did I like Super Mario 3D World or A Link Between Worlds more..?
That's a hard decision...
How sad it is that I can't vote in almost any category due to the fact that I haven't got the time to play most 2013 games, even though I already bought them
I went "chalk".
Ace Attorney duel destinies, windwaker HD, pokemon y. best games i played from this year =)
May I upload my choices?
Here's to a great year. But poor Luigi, and his new puzzle game cannot be nominated.
Obviously, 3D World and ALBW will win something.
I voted for "Pikmin 3" a couple of times. Never played it the series, but the photos is just wow.
...I don't have most of the games! D:
...I have most of the first party 3DS games, though.
Terrible year to pick a favorite. Best year to own a 3DS and WiiU, especially the 3DS.
Pokemon Y. I had the most fun in that game...
Animal Crossing New Leaf and SM3DW my GOTY!
the year isnt over yet -.-
Sorry, but Pokemon is Pokemon so....
Fire Emblem to rock on the 3DS, such impressive game!
Very hard choices this time, but that proves that we got amazing games all year long, so I wish it was like that every year.
So freakin' hard to pick. So many awesome gaming experiences this year. 3D world, ALBW, Pikmin 3, Ye New Wind Waker HD, New Leaf, Wonderful 101, Need For Speed - gaaah. I purchased my Wii U late (early july) and my 3DS was the ALBW bundle; but I have had a hard time keeping up with all the awesome games. Games that focus on gameplay and control. I can't wait for 2014.
Mario 3D World and Link Between Worlds are really the only two games that will get anything. They are really in a league of their own
My personal Game of the Year (on a Nintendo console) is definitely Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies.
Don't understand the Super Mario 3D World hype though. I hate it!
Fire Emblem: Awakening earns my vote in every category in which it's nominated.
Man, between Dark Moon and Between Worlds..... :/
3DS has some stellar lineup to say the least.
Go Fire Emblem!
The oracle games should be combined into one...
Also, go Femblem
While ALBW was fun, and I was truly impressed with Dark Moon, FE: Awakening stole my heart and play time.
I had to vote ALBW. I smiled the whole time I played that game. It's amazing!
Argh! Do I vote for Dark Moon, A Link Between Worlds, or Dream Team?
Wait till next year lol!
Go Fire Emblem !
Undoubtedly a great year for 3DS.
@6ch6ris6 There's literally 6 days before the year's over, so quit complaining.
Ugh! So many choices! I had to choose Pikmin over Super Mario 3D World because I have never had the time to play the game yet, although Pokemon wins it all. I have been playing it non-stop since the release date with 170+ hours. My friend, called Kitten, somehow managed to make 750+ hours somehow. Pokemon has been more addicting than ever. I tried getting in IV breeding, but it was too tedious and progressive in previous generations. Now, it is SO easy!! It's going to get me for at least 300 hours, which would definitely beat my record off ~200 hours in Black 2 for the immense amount of post-content. (which is something X/Y lacked)
Also, Blaster Master hasn't been released on the 3DS Virtual Console yet, so you might want to change that. Same goes for Bravely Default... or has it?
Super Mario 3D World. There, I said it...
@Obito_Tennyson This is a European site. Those two games you mentioned were released in 2013 in the PAL region. That's also why a game like Nightsky gets nominated despite being released in NA in 2012.
Super Mario 3D World >>>>> All
Without a doubt, Luigi's Mansion DM was the 3DS game of the year for me. I love it so much.
Although it didn't get any of my best game votes, and it isn't a category, my favorite moment in a Nintendo game this year was in Dream Team, when Luigi...powers up to take on the big bosses. What a great fist pumping moment.
Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds ftw!
I had to give 3DS Game of the Year to The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, but boy, was it close with SteamWorld Dig in there.
The Third Party and Overalls were tough for me. Especially since I didn't spend much time with the games I thought were best...
In my opinion, Fire Emblem: Awakening is the single best game of 2013.
How did you guys not include Zombi U into the options?
@Mch ZombiU was released in November, 2012.
C'mon, Pikmin 3, I'm rooting for ya!
Fire Emblem: Awakening for GOTY!
I had a tough time voting, man! That's what happens when most games are top-notch quality.
@X-Factor Your games of the year are the same as mine! I would have gone with Pokemon, if it wasn't for my friend getting Animal Crossing and a 3DS!
Off Topic: Has anyone had any problems with Miiverse for Wii U?
I voted for Fire Emblem. 120 hours+ cannot be overlooked
For me the voting felt more like "Most OK game of the Year" than anything else. Gave most of my creds to Pikmin 3, well deserved.
I voted for Pokemon in whatever category it was in. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for 3DS third-party game.
AC New Leaf for me for GOTY purely for the amount of stuff in it plus its a game you can really play for years so replayability value is huge. Still finding out so much more stuff to do.
even though it wont win, Pikmin 3 got my vote in all categories it was nominated in. i bought the game without playing the previous entries and not knowing what to expect; and it literally blew me away every second i played it.
Most of my votes went to Layton, Ace Attorney, Batman and Castlevania.
I never thought about it until now, but Fire Emblem was my nintendo game of the year.
LOL this was hard to do. I loved nearly all those games in the list.
Fire Emblem Awakening 100%!
Pretty obvious what will win. My 3DS game of the year is Luigi's Mansion 2 though.
Fire Emblem: Awakening and SMTIV FTW. There should really be alternate polls for Europeans and Americans, though. Americans didn't get Layton or Bravely Default, and Europeans didn't get SMTIV, Soul Hackers, or EO Untold.
Surprised that Shining Force on 3DS VC wasn't a named choice. That game rocks!
Pikmin 3 gets most of my votes, obviously, as well as Pokemon X and Y.
Poll options are a million times better.
pretty easy choices really (for me) IMO
@6ch6ris6 So, what award-winning game that has ANY sort of merit is coming out in 6 days time? This is a great time to start voting, if I do say so myself.
Anyways, my GOTY is Fire Emblem. Super Mario 3D World was close, as was ALBW, but FE just has so much charm.
OK so I just got ALBW today... that gets Game of the Year for me by far! ...60 FPS does wonders...
So many great games to choose from this year, but I would have to say that in my opinion, Fire Emblem: Awakening was my GOTY, but Pikmin 3 was close behind it.
Really hard choices. Luigi, Mario, Link, Rayman, Wonderful 101,... all starred in some of my favourite games in years... And then I'm not even giving credit to the countless hours of Monster Hunter...
Fire Emblem all the way
The best game I played this year was Wind Waker HD. Being a remake, I can't justify choosing it as the game of the year, though.
Man, these are some hard choices.
Spelunky for the VITA
Hard choices this year...and I still haven't played all the 1st party Wii U games I wanted to this year!!!!!!!!! The 3DS on the other hand...I can't decide!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2013 was the year of the 3DS and no money
So.... HARD... I had to go with FE:A a few times...
Am I the only one who voted for Project X Zone ?
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Fire Emblem Awakening.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Zelda: Link Between Worlds.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Super Mario 3D World.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Zelda: Windwaker HD.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Pikmin 3.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Wonderful 101.
It's so hard to vote AGAINST Rayman Legends.
What's a gamer to do?
Pretty sure, yeah. (Wom wom wommmmmmm)
Wow. Looking back, there actually was a lot of great games this year despite the droughts. Tough to choose...
Remake or not, if it's the best game it's the best game- at least that's how I see it.
I fired up Link Between Worlds the other day and finished the first dungeon and just, wow. Just wow! Then after my brother opened his new Wii U last night I gave him, I sat down and watched him play the first couple hours of Windwaker HD. Now I'm pumped for BOTH games, and can't decide which to choose! But yeah, you're right, Windwaker HD is spectacular. Even better for someone like me who never played the original.
Is it wrong to have added ZombiU under other? I think it should've been included even though it was released in 2012......just.
Blasphemy! Half the games up there were some of the funnest I've played in my life! The other half would probably fit into the "most OK" category though. Pikmin 3 was good though, a fine choice indeed.
I really wish I could've had the chance to vote for Bravely Default. Sucks games like that and SMT IV won't win because its not available in both regions yet!
This is not a fair voting process as there are still two Thursdays for Download gaming left. CastleStorm, Pure Chess, and others may still come out before 2014. This is why I hate GOTY moments. No one ever waits for all games to be released.
Picking between Pokemon X and Fire emblem was like:
Picking between Bulbasaur or Charmander or:
Picking between Grima death or living...
I was a bit disappointed at how easy and quick I could pick my favorites. Also want to give one last effort to encourage anyone with any kind of interest in the RPG, shooting, and/or stealth genres to GO PICK UP DEUS EX, RIGHT NOW!
Crazy good year for Nintendo.
Some very tough decisions! Link Between Worlds and Awakening... Very hard to choose.
If Phoenix Wright doesn't win the eShop 3DS category I'm gonna be mad. :[
Choosing the first party 3DS game was HARD.
Voted for 3DS stuff only, as I don't own a WiiU. In order: Pokémon, Sonic, Harmoknight, Recca, Pokémon, Pokémon.
The write-in vote option is broken
The write-in vote option is broken. When I try to submit my vote for Witch's Cat as eShop game of the year, a dialog box pops up that says "Erm, you didn't answer.".
Fire Emblem??? Fire Emblem???
Fire Emblem Awakening is my GOTY, 200 hours gameplay and i still play it
Difficult to choose between A Link Between Worlds and Fire Emblem. I eventually chose Fire Emblem.
Now, I only got Super Mario 3D World just today, but from what I've played... it's obvious that 3D World wipes the floor with the other choices, even if those other choices are darn good ones. That's just me though.
Actually, the game i enjoyed most this year was Skyward Sword, other things aside.
Also, i think decisions will be very tough next year over the same matter
Hardest choices I've made all year. Keep up the good work Nintendo!
@Kewlan Even with all the great games this year, this had to be the only real problem with choosing which one.
Wii U wasn't that hard to pick favorites but 3DS made it really hard, so many gems.
Voting completed. :3
hard choices this year but the legend of zelda a link between worlds tops all the games that were made this year and i mean all of them including the games from the ps4 and the xbox one my opinion though
Oh, sure...remind me I can't get Mario's Super Picross again, why don't you? :/
This is that moment where I realize how many awesome games I got to play this year there were! This was a good year! Merry Christmas everyone.
This is how I voted
WiiU 1st party= Super Mario 3D World
WiiU 3rd party= Rayman Legends
WiiU eshop only= BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
WiiU VC= Earthbound
3DS 1st party= Pokémon X and Y
3DS 3rd party= Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
3DS eshop only= SteamWorld Dig
3DS VC= Summer Carnival '92 RECCA
WiiU GOTY= Super Mario 3D World
3DS GOTY= Pokémon X and Y
NL GOTY= Pokémon X and Y
And if I could
Wii= Pandora's Tower
Wii Shop Channel= Retro City Rampage
DS= ... I don't have any idea... Turbo: Super Stunt Squad?
DSiWare= Orion's Odyssey
First time in a SUPER long time I actually signed in. Voted for my favorites.
I won't vote for Wii U game of the year or overall game of the year yet because I haven't spent enough time with SM3DW, W101, and Pikmin 3 yet. Wii U VC was a hard choice between Super Metroid and Earthbound (chose Earthbound). Wii U eshop game was hands down Runner 2. 3DS first party game and 3DS game of the year both went to Dark Moon for me. 3DS VC was also tough, but I chose Oracle of Ages. Lastly, 3DS eshop game of the year, in my opinion, is Nightsky.
I can't really even vote for 3DS third party game of the year because I haven't played a single one of those, and I don't think I've played any other third party retail games for it that were released this year.
Edit: For Wii U game of the year, I voted for Runner 2 because it's one of the best games I've ever played! Anyway, I figure SM3DW is going to win regardless.
Fire Emblem for overall GOTY!
I just finish Lego City for the Wii U and man. I loved that last mission.... it was sooo..... epic!
If it weren't for Super Mario 3D World being so dang fun for multiple players even at different experience levels, I would HAVE to nominate The Wonderful 101 as best overall Wii U game out of sheer game design and wealth of wonderful ideas!
For me, 3d world over rated. Pikmin 3 totally sulfide GOTY for me, WiiU wise.
3ds , now that's a difficult one cause I haven't played ALBW yet, all about WiiU at the moment
WiiU choices were pretty easy. Mario 3D World is by far the best thing to hit the console in its short lifetime. The 3DS was much harder to pick favorites for... Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion, Animal Crossing, Pokemon and Link Between Worlds are all more than deserving, and choosing between them is like choosing which one of your children is your favorite lol. SteamWorld Dig was an easy pick though... That game is awesome on eshop. If you havent played it yet, do yourself a favor and download it tonight. You will not regret it.
Fire Emblem in every category
No One Said Wonderful 101? It's easily just as good as a first-party game and is so original. I have to have it as Game of the Year, it was so enticing!
It has been a wonderful year merry christmas everyone.
This year is hard as hell, but that's a really good thing having so many quality choices.
Guess nintendo is not doomed
@ricklongo We are in a similar situation. Wind Waker HD was the best Wii U game I played this year, but at the end of the day, it's just a remake.
everybody know that super mario 3d world is going to be game of the year
I had to vote for Mario and Luigi: Dream Team as my favorite game of this year. It was.. A magical experience, I felt childlike wonder!
Etrian Odyssey IV is my GOTY...
but Fire Emblem and Pokemon Y closely follow!
Will be voting for FE:A, though....well....it's not THE weakest FE game, but it's far from the best. I loved the Avatar system and how they reworked the reclass system so that it doesn't feel like a terrible idea anymore and also the massive amount of supports and the improved support system in general, but the story and the characters just didn't feel like an FE game. Felt more like I was watching a sort-of generic anime.
Wasn't a terrible experience (after all, I've logged more than 350 hours in it), but there weren't too many memorable moments in the story and there weren't any characters personality-wise and stat-wise that I would call my "favorite".
Also hated how they essentially made swordmasters useless.
EDIT: Then again, if I think of it as just "Fire Emblem All-Stars", it's easier to forgive the lack of the usual FE feel to the game.
ALBW was definitely overall game of the year for me. I liked FE:A a LOT, but ALBW was just mind bendingly incredible. And I feel bad for voting against X&Y, considering that was my most hyped game of the year and I loved every minute.
LEGO City Undercover is still my GOTY.
I had to write in Fast and Furious so much! Sorry I'm kidding. I actually went with LM over Zelda. As much as I love Monster Hunter and Lego city. (just really getting into it now) 3D Mario is just on another level. Though I don't know how Lego City only averaged a 80 and Lego Marvel averaged a 90. Lego City is just so much better than any other Lego game.
Fire Emblem i loved. And. ALBW was just amazing but this was so hard because. SMTIV and then etrain odssy omg they were killin me and then Xand Y boi great year
Super Mario 3D World and Fire Emblem where my choices.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was my pick for overall GOTY. Super Mario 3D World, Wii U GOTY.
Oh man, this made me realize I skipped a lot of 3DS titles this year
Ace Attorney Ace Attorney Ace Attorney Ate Actorney
Pokemon XY > Fire Emblem Awakening > Super Mario 3D World > Animal Crossing New Leaf > Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
MH3U for me
I'm not qualified to be a judge because I played a microscopic millifraction of the games. But that didn't stop me from voting, of course.
I have only one thing to say: FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING, BABY!!!!!
Choose AC: New leaf for the game of the year.
My choices are Fire Emblem (1st party) and Bravely Default (3rd party + overall GOTY).
Pikmin3, monster hunter, wonderful 101 - all great choices:)
Dual Destinies was the GOTY so why wasn't it in the last category? I had to put other.
With tons of top drawer games launching across Wii U and 3DS, 2013 has been an incredible year for Nintendo fans.
For me, Nintendo Game of the Year has to be a straight two-horse-race between Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds. Both games are absolutely stunning and more than worthy of the accolade, but I reckon 3D World pips Link's latest adventure to the post — just!
Ace Attorney, Monster Hunter, Pokemon X Y, A Link between Worlds, Super Mario 3D world, Professor Layton 6... What am I supposed to choose? T_T
Lego City Undercover, easy
Sonic Lost World, Monster Hunter Ultimate & Knytt Underground were my fave WiiU bunch of Awesome... 3D Galaxy Force II, 3D Streets of Rage & 3D Shinobi III Return of the Ninja Master were at the top of my 3DS list.
WiiU was the winner of my game time this year because the 3DS was filled with childish rubbish like ACNL, Pokemans & boring mediocre RPGs ... It certainly didn't offer anything substantial like Resident Evil Revelations & Mario 3D Land this year
Link Between Worlds. The game made me love playing video games again.
Too many amazing games to choose from this year. Decisions, decisions.
So many great games this year, that was some difficult voting.
No Shin Megami Tensei IV? For shame
Slow starting game but as you get buried in it, I would put it there with Fire Emblem, maybe slightly higher because its a bigger time sink.
Off to play my Christmas present from my awesome wife (Link Between Worlds)
So many hard choices. I think SM3DW wins the Wii U although I think Pikmin 3 is a close second. No one really talks about that game anymore. I picked Pokemon X and Y for 3DS however that pick is biased because I haven't played ALBW or Fire Emblem. The hardest category for me was the Wii U eShop because there were many great indie titles this year.
pikmin 3 got my vote
I only voted for the games/options I played and there was a distinct pattern of Wonderful 101 in many categories....
If Ducktales doesn't win something (and it certainly have it hard) it would be a shame.
Fire Emblem & Ducktales FTW!
I have to vote for "2013" in the "Best Year To Be a Gamer" category. Seriously, I've enjoyed this year so much that I almost feel guilty Happy holidays everybody!
Pikmin 3 and Zelda albw
Such hard decisions, especially for 3DS.
My votes go to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate because I've put far more time into it than any other game and still have a long ways to go and it's still fun, and 3DS/wii u crossplatform multiplayer is just so cool and we need more games that do this!
Anyone who doesn't vote Earthbound for Wii U VC is an idiot. No offense.
3D Super Hang On...easy vote
Unchartered Waters vs Earthbound...hard decision for Earthbound
The eurocentric natire of this site was the reason why SMT IV was nominated in only one category (in that way, we might as well be thankful it was mentioned at all in the 3DS third party retail bracket)...a shame. It still didn't stop me from voting for it in every possible bracket, it was my overall game of the year, by FAR.
Even though it won't win anything, I felt compelled to give Lego City Undercover on the Wii U a couple of votes....think it's been a bit underrated by many and it kept me engrossed for over 50 hours.
Mario 3D World is a dead cert to dominate on Wii U, on 3DS I'm not so sure...Luigi's Mansion 2, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Zelda and Pokemon are all quality,
3DS Virtual Console was a no brainer with the Zelda Oracle games.
As for the main event, I'll have to go with A Link Between Worlds.
Absolutely masterful sequel to one of the greatest games of all time. Nintendo proving once again why they're the best in the Japanese gaming scene.
It's Super Mario 3D World and Fire Emblem Awakening all the way for me. Not only were they my favorite Wii U/3DS games of 2013, but also my top 2 games on any platform.
Just pokemon ..... Always pokemon ... BTW i am searching for a shiny honedge or shiny noibat i have aLOT of shiny soo if you are interested please let me know
SO many fantastic games this year
@Bound2Earth I almost voted for Super Metroid instead but I went with Earthbound. Am I still an idiot?
I wish we could have voted for 2nd and 3rd place picks. If so, I would've nominated Pokemon Y and Animal Crossing for 3DS. Nothing can beat Fire Emblem, though; that game is a beast. 90+ hours well spent.
this was... an AMAZING year for Nintendo...
3DS First-Party Retail Game of the Year - Very tough question.
@Guybrush_Threepwood It's OK to go against the current and have your own choices and all... But i'm curious to know if you have played it. The hype is not just hype, the game is really good: level design are creative (while some elements are taken from the galaxy games you never feel it's something you have played before) and very polished, the graphics are absolutely amazing for Nintendo's first party standards to date, and playing it alongside 3 friends can get as crazy as it's fun. Also, it's always good to give a Wii U game some exposure, especially to people who haven't seen any other consoles than Sony / Microsoft ones.
pokemon x and y all the way!!!!!!!
Kokuga all the way.
Wow, so many great Nintendo titles this year. What a great year to have gotten both a Wii U and a 3DS. Feelin' good about my purchases haha.
Put my votes in, with a hint of bias towards some when I felt undecided ^-^
This is what I voted:
-Best Wii u first-party: I accidentely chose Rayman Legends instead of Mario 3D world, I didn't know there was a first and third-party option! Mario 3D world is best first-party Wii u title, though I think the levels are pretty short and VERY easy!
-best third-party Wii u: Rayman legends
-best 3ds first-party: Luigi's mansion 2, though Mario and Luigi is a close second!
-best 3ds third-party: Castlevania. I haven't played enough Bravely default though!
-best virtual console 3ds: Shantae. I don't choose titles that can already be downloaded on the Wii! That's just a waste of space!
-best virtual console Wii u: Earthbound. Very recently started, I like the athmosphere, and it's very weird (with dark undertones)
-best e-shop 3ds: Acorns 3d turbo. Laugh all you want, but this was surprisely fun! maybe overpriced though. I haven't played much other 3ds e-shop titles this year.
-best e-shop Wii u: Toki tori 2. A very enigmatic game. With clever puzzles.
-best Wii u game overall: Rayman legends. It was so much fun, with great graphics and lots of humor! Good touchscreen usage too! Lots of cool ideas, and super smooth controls! Only downside, it's pretty easy (though still harder then Mario 3d world)!
-best 3ds game overall: Luigi's mansion 2
-Overall best game: A pretty hard choice, but I chose Luigi's mansion 2. The puzzles where so clever, and the ghost animations so lively (and full of humor). I would love to see this kind of animations also in regular Mario titles!
i only have one or two on this list so its easy.
Oh, wow. I didn't know that Blaster Master is on the 3DS Virtual Console. I voted for Shantae, anyway, but man, I've gotta grab that.
I don't think there's any doubt about it left anymore. Bravely Default is my GOTY followed by Blazblue Chrono Phantasma.
What a brilliant year to be a Nintendo gamer. So many awesome titles, and choosing the best (especially on the 3DS) is so hard. It's difficult for anything to outshine Super Mario 3D World on Wii U, though I wish Pikmin 3 had more acclaim as well. On 3DS... wow... I have to go with Luigi's Mansion 2, but Zelda and Fire Emblem are such incredible games too.
It says you didn't pick on Wii U overall and 3DS overall game of the year even though I did. Says the same thing on 3DS and Wii U combined too.
@Giygas_95 Sort of. With a username like that, I would have expected a little more, but at least you made the right decision.
Pikmin 3! The was the most unique game of the year for me. Very fresh and different.
It has to be Wind Waker HD. The Wind Waker is definitely my favourite Zelda game and it's easily one of the best video games ever. The Wind Waker HD was better than the original so it just HAS to be Game of the Year. I think Super Mario 3D World and Rayman Legends come in close second.
So I take it they're not going to fix the broken write-in option?
Impossible to be fair, so many awesome games @[email protected];
A real case of "no matter the results, everyone is a winner"!
Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem, and more Fire Emblem.
@Bound2Earth Hey, what can I say? Super Metroid is one of my all time favorite games too!
@accc sorry, only just saw your comment that there was an issue... is should be working for you now?
Animal Crossing: New Leaf FTW
Contrary to everyone else, I didn't have trouble choosing any of them this year. It's not that there were a lot of bad games and only one or two standouts but my favourites and the games I thought were generally best for each category were all pretty clear.
For me there were lots of good/great games this year but only a few actually got me deeply immersed, and I think the games that did immerse me deserve it more. I played Animal Crossing for a couple hundred hours already, and that's already in my most played 3DS games list. And I had a blast the whole time.
Also, it just amuses me how Skylanders: Swap Force is a 3DS candidate. It makes sense because the console version is also a choice- and it's a fairly big title- but it's just not very good and probably won't get many votes, especially compared to the truly great games the console got this year.
@antdickens It's working now, thanks!
I only regret that I have but one vote to give for Game of the Year!
The 3DS nominations were so difficult to decide between. I love Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X and Y, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and Fire Emblem: Awakening all equally. It's really been a phenomenal year for the 3DS. I had to give my vote to Fire Emblem for being so amazing that I'm now a fan of the series.
For Wii U, though I loved the charm of Game & Wario and the remaster of The Wind Waker HD, it was really only between Super Mario 3D World and Pikmin 3 for me. I know the acclaim 3D World is getting obviously is deserving, but I personally have only played a small amount of the game since I got it this Christmas. I ended up voting for Pikmin 3 for the same reason I voted for Fire Emblem.
I was just really impressed with the level of detail, atmosphere, charm and fun packed into Pikmin 3. I enjoyed every bit of it from beginning to end. It's amazing how I jumped into both Pikmin 3 and Fire Emblem: Awakening without having played either of the series before- and now I consider myself a fan. That's why I have to give both my vote for the best Wii U and 3DS games of 2013.
It's really been a great and varied year. I'm sure 2014 will be even better for the Wii U. Though next year will be very hard poised to reach the same amount of consistent quality the 3DS brought out in 2013.
Also EarthBound, the fact that it's even on the Virtual Console at all, wins the prize for this year
"Za Wandafuru Wan Ō Wan!!!"
MAN, that was hard...especially the 3DS choices...it was between Fire Emblem: Awakening and Pokemon X & Y for me...I chose Pokemon
MAN, that was hard...especially the 3DS choices...it was between Fire Emblem: Awakening and Pokemon X & Y for me...I chose Pokemon
It's a real shame Nintendo doesn't have anything good to play.
...(end troll transmission).
I had most of the games on Wii U.. I bought 26 Wii U retail games so far and 12 Indie's on eShop.
I voted for Mario 3D and Splinter Cell Blacklist.
S.C. Blacklist is the game is played most on Wii U in 2013 due to awesome co-op online.
Fire emblem was an amazing experience for me but I had to pick my childhood fave and stick with pokemon...so difficult with these choices, but the choice had to be made
So hard to pick a favourite!
Super Mario 3D World... A Link Between Worlds... Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon... Pokemon X & Y... AAAH!
Pikmin 3 makes the most sense in my book. This game is revolutionary.
I'm sorry, but in terms of the series and as a whole, Pokemon X and Y are too godlike. I also had to rep Project X Zone, that game was really fun.
oh.. my bad Thx!
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