2013 in video gaming

video gaming-related events during 2013

This article lists video games that were released in the year 2013. These includes, Batman: Arkham, Army of Two, Assassin's Creed, BioShock, Call of Duty, Company of Heroes, Crysis, Dead Space, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Fire Emblem, God of War, Dead Island, Grand Theft Auto, Killzone, Lost Planet, Pokémon, Sly Cooper, StarCraft, Tomb Raider and Total War. Also in 2013, PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment and the Xbox One from Microsoft were released that year.[1]

The PlayStation 4 (left) and the Xbox One (right) were released in 2013.


Days Event
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 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 is held at the NEC Birmingham.[2]
July 18 - 21 SDCC 2013 is held at the San Diego Convention Center.
July 19 – 22 PAX Australia 2013 is held at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
August 1 – 4 QuakeCon 2013: The massive annual LAN party held in Dallas, Texas.
August 22 – 25 GamesCom 2013 is 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 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.

Console releasesEdit

The list of game consoles to be released in 2013 in North America.

Month Day Console
June 25 Ouya
July 31 Nvidia Shield
November 15 PlayStation 4
November 22 Xbox One

Game releasesEdit

The list of games released, or due for release, in 2013 in North America.


Month Day Title Platform(s)
2 Retro City Rampage XBLA
3 Unchained Blades 3DS
8 Anarchy Reigns PS3, X360
Earth Defense Force 2017 PSVita
10 Fieldrunners 2 Win
15 Corpse Party: Book of Shadows PSP
DmC: Devil May Cry PS3, X360
17 Temple Run 2 iOS
19 Super Hexagon Droid
22 The Cave PSN, WiiU
Mad Dog McCree PSN
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS3
23 The Cave XBLA
Strike Suit Zero Win
24 The Cave Win, Mac
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes iOS
Temple Run 2 Droid
25 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Win
DmC: Devil May Cry Win
29 Dungeonland Win
Hitman: HD Trilogy PS3, X360
30 Skulls of the Shogun XBLA, Win
Wizardry Online Win
31 Antichamber Win
Little Inferno iOS
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Win
4 Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS
5 Dead Space 3 Win, PS3, X360
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 PS3, X360
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3, PSVita
7 After Burner Climax iOS
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 WiiU
8 We Sing 80s Wii
10 Brain Age: Concentration Training 3DS
12 Alien Breed PSN, PSVita
Aliens: Colonial Marines Win, PS3, X360
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3DS
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS
14 Impire Win
19 Crysis 3 Win, X360, PS3
March of the Eagles Win
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PS3, X360
22 Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Mac
25 Krater Mac
26 Brütal Legend Win
Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires PSN
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan 3DS
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus PSVita
Runner 2 WiiU, Win, Mac, Lin
27 Runner 2 XBLA
Super Hexagon Lin
28 Retro City Rampage WiiWare
5 The Amazing Spider-Man WiiU
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk PS3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate 3DS
Major League Baseball 2K13 PS3, X360
MLB 13: The Show PS3, PSVita
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 X360, PS3
Runner 2 PSN
The Sims 3: University Life Win, Mac
SimCity Win
Tomb Raider Win, PS3, X360
7 Liberation Maiden iOS
Rayman Jungle Run Win
Sonic Dash iOS
12 Darkstalkers Resurrection PSN
God of War: Ascension PS3
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 PS3, X360, Win
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Win, Mac
13 Darkstalkers Resurrection XBLA
14 A World of Keflings Win
Chaos Rings II Droid
Slam Bolt Scrappers Win
18 Lego City Undercover WiiU
19 The Croods: Prehistoric Party! WiiU, Wii, 3DS, NDS
Gears of War: Judgment X360
Hotline Miami Mac
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate WiiU, 3DS
Need for Speed: Most Wanted WiiU
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct PS3, X360, Win, Wii U
20 Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams XBLA
Retro/Grade Win
Shoot Many Robots Droid
21 Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory PS3
Trials Evolution: Gold Edition Win
Zen Pinball 2 WiiU
22 Dead or Alive 5 Plus PSVita
Resident Evil 6 Win
24 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity 3DS
26 Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel PS3, X360
BioShock Infinite PS3, X360, Win
Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin Win, X360
Machinarium PSVita
Slender: The Arrival Win
Terraria PSN
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 PS3, X360
27 Terraria XBLA
28 Final Fantasy V iOS
HarmoKnight 3DS
Ms. Splosion Man iOS
Race Driver: Grid Mac
Tactical Intervention Win


Month Day Title Platform(s)
2 Cities in Motion 2 Win, Mac
Defiance Win, PS3, X360
Duke Nukem II iOS
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories PSN
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories PSN
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge PS3, X360
3 BattleBlock Theater XBLA
Injustice: Gods Among Us iOS
Ms. Splosion Man Win
4 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Mac
Toki Tori 2 WiiU
5 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons XBLA
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Mac
9 Age of Empires II: HD Edition Win
Guacamelee! PSN, PSVita
Worms 2: Armageddon Droid
10 Age of Wushu Win
ShootMania Storm Win
11 Gemini Rue iOS
14 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Win
15 Little Inferno Mac
16 Darkfall Unholy Wars Win
Injustice: Gods Among Us WiiU, PS3, X360
Pandora's Tower Wii
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers 3DS
17 Sacred Citadel Win, PSN, XBLA
18 Papo & Yo Win
19 God Mode Win, XBLA
We Sing UK Hits Wii
21 Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins 3DS
23 Black Rock Shooter: The Game PSP
Dead Island: Riptide Win, PS3, X360
Don't Starve Win
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen PS3, X360
God Mode PSN
Guilty Gear XX: Λ Core Plus R PSVita
Star Trek Win, PS3, X360
Thomas Was Alone PS3, PSVita
24 Dyad Win
Fieldrunners 2 Droid
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine Win
Sturmwind DC
Poker Night 2 XBLA
25 Mega Man 4 3DS
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Mac
26 Mars: War Logs Win
Poker Night 2 Win, Mac
29 Stealth Bastard Deluxe Mac, Lin
30 Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut PS3
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon PSN
Katamari Damacy PSN
Poker Night 2 PSN
Soul Sacrifice PSVita
Thomas Was Alone PSN, PSVita
Zeno Clash II Win
1 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Win, XBLA
Fez Win
2 Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness Win
Zoombies: Animales de la Muerte iOS
7 Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly PSN
8 Crash Course 2 XBLA
9 Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move 3DS
10 Carmageddon Droid
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine XBLA
14 Dust 514 PS3
Manhunt PSN
Metro: Last Light Win, PS3, X360
16 Mega Man 5 3DS
Sonic the Hedgehog iOS, Droid
The Starship Damrey 3DS
17 Dragon's Lair Win, Mac
21 Fast & Furious: Showdown Win, PS3, X360, WiiU, 3DS
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes WiiU
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault PSVita
Resident Evil: Revelations Win, PS3, X360, WiiU
22 Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Win, PSN, XBLA
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Win, XBLA
23 Poker Night 2 iOS
24 Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 3DS
Dust: An Elysian Tail Win
Sniper Elite V2 WiiU
28 Fuse PS3, X360
Grid 2 Win, PS3, X360
30 Mega Man X WiiU
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages 3DS
3 Final Fantasy IV Droid
4 Class of Heroes 2 PSP, PSVita
Eve Online: Odyssey Win
Limbo PSVita
Marvel Heroes Win, Mac
Remember Me Win, PS3, X360
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Legendary Edition Win, PS3, X360
5 State of Decay XBLA
9 Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS
12 Zeno Clash II XBLA
13 Rugby Challenge 2 Win, PS3, X360
14 The Last of Us PS3
18 Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara XBLA, PSN, Win, WiiU
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PSVita
20 Drakerider Droid
Max Payne 3 Mac
Neverwinter Win
New Super Luigi U Wii U
XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS
23 Game & Wario WiiU
24 Joe Danger Win
Joe Danger 2: The Movie Win
25 Company of Heroes 2 Win
Deadpool Win, PS3, X360
Hotline Miami PSN, PSVita
Muramasa Rebirth PSVita
Project X Zone 3DS
Ride to Hell: Retribution Win, PS3, X360
The Sims 3: Island Paradise Win, Mac
26 Batman: Arkham City Lockdown Droid
27 Layton Brothers: Mystery Room iOS
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Win, Mac
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Droid
Samurai Shodown II iOS, Droid


Month Day Title Platform(s)
3 Limbo iOS
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine Mac
Mortal Kombat Win
Napoleon: Total War Mac
4 Dark Win
8 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Ouya
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Ouya
9 Civilization V: Brave New World Win, Mac
Dark X360
Dota 2 Win
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection PS3
NCAA Football 14 PS3, X360
10 Crazy Taxi Droid
11 Deus Ex: The Fall iOS
Toki Tori 2+ Win, Mac
16 Dynasty Warriors 8 PS3, X360
Shin Megami Tensei IV 3DS
Time and Eternity PS3
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad WiiU, Wii, PS3, X360, 3DS, NDS
23 Stealth Inc. - A Clone in the Dark PSN, PSVita
The Smurfs 2 WiiU, Wii, PS3, X360, 3DS, NDS
25 TurtleStrike iOS, Droid
26 Shadowrun Returns Win, Mac, iOS, Droid
31 Rise of the Triad Win
TBA Ashes Cricket 2013 Win, PS3, X360, WiiU, Wii
Sir, You Are Being Hunted Win, Mac, Lin
Sonic the Hedgehog CD Ouya
4 Pikmin 3 WiiU
6 Disney's Planes WiiU, Wii, 3DS, NDS
Dragon's Crown PS3, PSVita
Tales of Xillia PS3
11 Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS
13 Angry Birds Trilogy Wii, WiiU
DuckTales Remastered PSN, WiiU, Win
Europa Universalis IV Win, Mac, Lin
15 Payday 2 Win, PS3, X360
18 Disney Infinity WiiU, Wii, PS3, X360, Win, 3DS
20 Saints Row IV Win, PS3, X360
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Win, PS3, X360
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Win, PS3, X360, WiiU
22 Skullgirls Win
27 Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Win
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Win, PS3
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F PS3
Killer is Dead PS3, X360
Lost Planet 3 Win, PS3, X360
Madden NFL 25 PS3, X360
30 Painkiller: Hell & Damnation PS3, X360
War for the Overworld[3] Win, Mac, Lin
TBA Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Win, PSN, XBLA
SimCity Mac
3 Diablo III PS3, X360
Rayman Legends PS3, WiiU, X360
Total War: Rome II Win
10 Killzone: Mercenary PSVita
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix PS3
NHL 14 PS3, X360
Puppeteer PS3
Young Justice: Legacy PS3, X360, WiiU, Win, 3DS
11 DuckTales Remastered XBLA
15 The Wonderful 101 WiiU
17 Grand Theft Auto V PS3, X360
MechWarrior Online Win
18 Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse Win, Mac, Lin, iOS
20 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Win, PS3, X360, PSP
24 FIFA 14 Win, X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSVita, PSP, 3DS
27 Alien Rage Win, PSN, XBLA
Deadfall Adventures Win, X360
TBA Might & Magic X: Legacy Win


Month Day Title Platform(s)
1 NBA 2K14 PS3, X360
8 Beyond: Two Souls PS3
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness PS3
Just Dance 2014 Wii, WiiU, X360, PS3
13 Pokémon X and Y 3DS
20 Skylanders: Swap Force Wii, WiiU, X360, PS3
16 Zumba Fitness: World Party Wii, WiiU, X360
22 Tearaway PSVita
25 Batman: Arkham Origins Win, PS3, X360, WiiU
29 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Win, PS3, X360, WiiU
Battlefield 4 Win, X360, XBO, PS3, PS4
WWE 2K14 PS3, X360
TBA The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD WiiU
Wii Party U WiiU
5 Call of Duty: Ghosts Win, X360, XBO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
19 Need for Speed: Rivals Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO
Watch Dogs Win, WiiU, X360, XBO, PS3, PS4
TBA Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze WiiU
Mario Party 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS
Wasteland 2 Win, Mac, Lin
3 Dead State[4] Win
TBA Planetary Annihilation Win
Super Mario 3D World WiiU
Wii Fit U WiiU

Unscheduled releasesEdit

Below is a list of games which have been announced to be released in 2013 in North America, but have no exact release date or month yet.

Title Approximate Date Platforms Genre References
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Summer Win, Mac, Lin Survival horror [5]
Among the Sleep Q4 Win, Mac Survival horror
ARMA 3 Q3 Win Open world, Tactical shooter
Big Ant Cricket Win, X360, PS3 Sports/Cricket
Carmageddon: Reincarnation Q3/Q4 Win, Mac, Lin Vehicular combat, racing
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD Remake Q3 Win, PSN, XBLA Platform
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Q4 Win, X360, PS3 Action-adventure
Command & Conquer Win Real-time strategy
The Dark Eye: Demonicon Early 2013 Win, PS3, X360 RPG
Dementium II Q3 Win Survival horror, first-person shooter
Devil's Third Win, X360, PS3 Third-person shooter
Edge of Twilight Win, X360, PS3 Action-adventure
FIFA Manager 14 Q3/Q4 Win Sports, simulation
Fortnite Win Survival horror [6]
Forza Motorsport 5 Q4 XBO Racing [7]
God Eater 2 PSVita, PSP Action RPG
Gran Turismo 6 Q4 PS3 Racing
Hellraid Win, X360, PS3 Action
Invizimals: The Alliance PSVita Action
Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom PS3 Action-adventure
Jane Jensen's Moebius Win Adventure
Killzone: Shadow Fall Q4 PS4 First-person shooter
Kinetic Void Win, Mac, Lin Space trading and combat simulator
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Q3/Q4 3DS, NDS, PS3, PSVita, Win, WiiU, X360 Action-adventure
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Q4 WiiU, 3DS Sports
Mario Golf: World Tour Q3 3DS Sports
Mars: War Logs PSN, XBLA Action RPG
Medieval Mayor Win City-building
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS3, PS4, X360, XBO Stealth, third-person shooter
Modern Combat 5 iOS, Droid
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Q3/Q4 PS3 Action
Ong Bak: Tri Win, PSN, XBLA Action RPG
Outlast Q3 Win Survival horror
Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Q3 Win, PS3, X360, WiiU, 3DS Platform
Path of Exile Win Action RPG
Phantasy Star Online 2 Early 2013 Win MMORPG
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies Q3/Q4 3DS Adventure, visual novel
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Win, PS3, WiiU, X360, PSP, PSVita, 3DS Sports
Rain PS3 Adventure
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Q4 PlayStation 3 Platform
Raven's Cry Q3 Win, PS3, X360 Action-adventure, role-playing
Rambo: The Video Game Win, PS3, X360 Action-adventure
RollerCoaster Tycoon Q3 iOS, Droid Construction and management simulation
Sacred 3 Win, PS3, X360 Action role-playing
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure Q3/Q4 3DS, WiiU, Win Puzzle, action
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 3DS Platform
Shovel Knight Win, WiiU, 3DS Platform
Smite Win Multiplayer online battle arena
Sonic Lost World Q3/Q4 WiiU, 3DS Action-adventure, Platformer
South Park: The Stick of Truth Q4 Win, PS3, X360 RPG
Spelunky Q3 PSN, PSVita Action-adventure, platform
Starbound Win, Mac, Lin Sandbox, Action-adventure, platform
State of Decay Win Survival horror
Survarium Q4 Win MMOFPS [8]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Q3 PSN, XBLA, Win Action-adventure
Terraria Q3 PSVita Action-adventure
The Banner Saga Win, Mac, Lin, iOS Tactical role-playing
The Guided Fate Paradox Q3/Q4 PS3 Tactical role-playing
The Walking Dead Season Two Q3 TBA Adventure
The Wolf Among Us Q3 Win, Mac, PSN, XBLA Adventure
Until Dawn PS3 Survival horror
Wolfenstein: The New Order Q4 Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO First-person shooter
X Rebirth Win Space trading and combat simulator
Yarn Yoshi Q4 WiiU Platform
Zoombies: Animales de la Muerte Droid Shooter


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