The 2013 oprainfall Readers’ Game of the Year: Preliminary Vote

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

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UPDATE: The poll is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who voted in this round. If you want to participate in the Finals, click this link right here.

oprainfall Awards | oprainfall Reader's Game of the Year

Remember how I said that we would have a surprise for you today? Well, here it is: The first oprainfall Reader’s Game of the Year Award.

We wanted to know what your favorite game from this past year was. So, in order to accomplish that, we’ve come up with a list of 150 video games that have been well received by the gaming media as well as the oprainfall staff. All games that are listed released between January 1st and December 31st of 2013. You may vote for up to 10 games.

While we won’t remove a game just because it was unpopular with the masses, we will remove games if we accidentally got the release date wrong for the game. Also, if a game that was in your Top 10 isn’t on our list, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it into the poll.

The poll will remain open from now through January 14th. At Midnight PT on the 15th, the poll will close and we will open a new poll featuring the Top 10 from the Preliminary vote. The Finals vote will go on through January 21st, with the winner revealed during our oprainfall Awards posts.

Other than that, it’s pretty much up to you how you want to vote. If you want to vote for only original games rather than vote for any remakes or if you think that there aren’t 10 games that deserve your nod for Game of the Year, that’s fine.

The poll closes in two weeks. Happy voting!

oprainfall Reader's Game of the Year: Preliminary Vote

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (53%, 90 Votes)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (45%, 77 Votes)
  • Pokemon X & Y (38%, 65 Votes)
  • Ni no Kuni (32%, 55 Votes)
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (30%, 51 Votes)
  • Tales of Xillia (29%, 50 Votes)
  • Pandora's Tower (26%, 45 Votes)
  • Super Mario 3D World (21%, 36 Votes)
  • The Last of Us (19%, 33 Votes)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (19%, 33 Votes)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (18%, 31 Votes)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (18%, 30 Votes)
  • The Wonderful 101 (17%, 29 Votes)
  • Project X Zone (15%, 26 Votes)
  • Bioshock Infinite (13%, 22 Votes)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (12%, 21 Votes)
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta (11%, 19 Votes)
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (10%, 17 Votes)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (10%, 17 Votes)
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (10%, 17 Votes)
  • Rune Factory 4 (9%, 16 Votes)
  • Dragon's Crown (8%, 14 Votes)
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (8%, 14 Votes)
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (8%, 14 Votes)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (8%, 13 Votes)
  • Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Muramasa Rebirth (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Tomb Raider (7%, 12 Votes)
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX (6%, 11 Votes)
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (5%, 9 Votes)
  • DuckTales: Remastered (5%, 9 Votes)
  • Rayman Legends (5%, 9 Votes)
  • Senran Kagura Burst (5%, 8 Votes)
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (4%, 7 Votes)
  • DmC: Devil May Cry (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Lego City Undercover (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Gone Home (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Killer Is Dead (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Saints Row IV (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Beyond: Two Souls (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Corpse Party (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Papers, Please (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Soul Sacrifice (3%, 5 Votes)
  • BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Guacamelee! (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Mighty Switch Force! 2 (2%, 4 Votes)
  • New Super Luigi U (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Resogun (2%, 4 Votes)
  • The Guided Fate Paradox (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Class of Heroes 2 (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Dota 2 (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 (2%, 3 Votes)
  • HarmoKnight (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Path of Exile (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Rogue Legacy (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (2%, 3 Votes)
  • SteamWorld Dig (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Sweet Fuse (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Time and Eternity (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Antichamber (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Aquapazza: AquaPlus Dream Match (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Black Rock Shooter (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Cloudberry Kingdom (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Metro: Last Light (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Aarklash: Legacy (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Anarchy Reigns (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Anodyne (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Arma III (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Deadpool (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Dragon Fantasy Book II (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Europa Universalis IV (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Payday 2 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Shadow Warrior (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Shadowrun Returns (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Sonic Lost World (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Tearaway (1%, 1 Votes)
  • The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (1%, 1 Votes)
  • The Swapper (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Toki Tori 2 (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Soulcalibur II HD Online (1%, 1 Votes)
  • 140 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Anomally 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Bionic Dues (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (0%, 0 Votes)
  • CastleStorm (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Company of Heroes 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Cubetractor (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dead Rising 3 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Desktop Dungeons (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Don't Starve (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Eldritch (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Electronic Super Joy (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Element4l (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Expeditions: Conquistador (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fieldrunners 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Fist Puncher (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Generations of Chaos (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Gran Turismo 6 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Gunpoint (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hammerwatch (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hometown Story (0%, 0 Votes)
  • I Get This Call Every Day (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Kokuga (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lilly Looking Through (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Memoria (0%, 0 Votes)
  • MirrorMoon EP (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Neverwinter (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nihilumbra (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Outlast (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Pinball FX2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Proteus (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Race the Sun (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Retrovirus (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Reus (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Rising Storm (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Risk of Rain (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sanctum 2 (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Sang-Froid - Tales of Werewolves (0%, 0 Votes)
  • ShootMania Storm (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Soundodger+ (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Starseed Pilgrim (0%, 0 Votes)
  • State of Decay (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Teslagrad (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Inner World (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Night of the Rabbit (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tiny Brains (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Total War: Rome II (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Volgarr the Viking (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Wargame: AirLand Battle (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Zoo Tycoon (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 170

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About Jeff Neuenschwander

Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.




  • Matt

    Ha, you know what I hate most is that I know there are games that would make my top whatever list that I just haven’t gotten around to playing through yet, eg. The Stanley Parable, Fire Emblem Awakening, Grand Theft Auto V, and so on. I don’t think it’d be right in picking those, so. But cool idea, guys, I got my 10 in anyway.

    Feliz ano novo, Op Rainfall.

  • Project X Zone. Lol, come on.

    • Zelpok

      Well, the storyline may be terrible, the graphics mediocre, the battles way too easy, and the new characters not terribly creative and original, but it’s still an okay game. Gotta admit, I really only play it for the characters and the soundtrack though.

  • e

    The Guided Fate Paradox isn’t on this list, I thought that was pretty good.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Well, there are bound to be some that slipped through the cracks. I’ll add it in (and I’ll also include the two others you mentioned).

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Okay, the games you’ve mentioned have been added in at the end. Happy Voting.

  • e

    And Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, and Soul Calibur Online as long as hd remakes count.

  • Iyamtebist

    Both Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory and Time and Eternity were games I really liked that were released this year. Yes I thought Time and Eternity was overhated and it was one of my personal favorites from this year. Otherwise in terms of what is available, I voted for Senran Kagura Burst, Pandora’s Tower, and Wind Waker HD (despite only playing the original version, regardless that is enough for me to know it’s awesome). Dragon Fantasy Book 2 I played but I don’t know If I would say it is GOTY material although it is still a good game. And Corpse Party I would easily give my vote to if it were the original Corpse Party, but it was Corpse Party Book of Shadows that was released this year and it wasn’t as good. A lot of the other obvious choices I are games I have yet to play.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Well, if you want, I can add Time and Eternity to the list. I just added HD Neptunia Victory because I did forget about that.

    • Iyamtebist

      I guess adding Time and Eternity would not be too necessary unless others would actually vote for it. Obviously I doubt it would make it past the preliminaries but then again neither would most games listed. So I guess I would like to see it added.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Alright, then. I’ve gone ahead and added it.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    Go go Fire Emblem!!! Good to see it voted so highly.

  • Alex

    The Last of Us is my Game of The Year. No other game this year hit me as hard. It feels like the only game I played in 2013 that will really stick with me.