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Dtoid GOTY 2013: Hancock's Top 10 of 2013

2013 was a year of big life changes for me. I moved into an apartment with my wonderful girlfriend AND got my very first teaching job! Being a teacher has certainly put a damper on the amount of time I can dedicate to videogames, but it�s really just changed the type of games I play instead of playing less games overall. Take the order of this list with a grain of salt since I had a very hard time deciding.�

So here's some games I liked.

Games I haven�t played enough to put on here but would likely end up on here if I played them more: Papers, Please, The Stanley Parable, Rayman Legends, Desktop Dungeons, A Link Between Worlds, State of Decay, Divekick, Gunpoint.

Games that just�didn't�make it but I still really really like them: Animal Crossing, Monster Hunter, Pokemon X, Ni No Kuni, Rogue Legacy, Antichamber, Wind Waker HD

So without further ado, here are my top 10 games of 2013.

1. Dota 2

So, Dota 2 has joined the ranks of the few games that have transcended the �videogame� category into the �hobby� category. Yes, I understand that videogames are hobbies, but certain games became a hobby themselves. Games (for me) like Rock Band 3, which is something I just boot up and play when there�s down time. There�s no �beating� it and I don�t think I�ll truly ever be bored with it. Team Fortress 2 and Spelunky are also in this category. They�re the games that make my GOTY list every year, even if it�s unmentioned.

I am absorbed into everything Dota 2. The gameplay, the economy, the community, the metagame, everything! Every game is so different and you must always be on your toes in order to thrive. I can spend an entire evening simply watching Dota 2 and be perfectly content. In fact, that�s what I prefer to do sometimes! I can�t get enough of Dota 2, and it easily takes this #1 spot on my list.
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About Patrick Hancockone of us since 1:38 PM on 08.24.2011

During the day, he teaches high school kids about history. At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike.

Disclosure: I've personally backed Double Fine Adventure, Wasteland 2, Dead State, SPORTSFRIENDS, Torment: Tides of Numera, STRAFE, and The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls. I have previously written for AbleGamers.com and continue to support them whenever possible (like HumbleBundle).

Feel free to hit me up at patrick]at[destructoid.com, or at @therealhancock

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