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The Best Games of 2013: December Releases

Zombies, Cars, and Assassins Galore by on November 30, 2013  

After being bombarded by several top notch video game releases and the successful debut of both the PS4 and Xbox One consoles last month, gamers everywhere will be happy to know that December will give their wallets a much needed break. Gran Turismo 6 and The Walking Dead: Season Two rounds out a short list of 7 games that you may want to keep an eye out for . So without further ado, here are the Best Games of 2013 for the month of December.

Full Title: Assassin’s Creed: Pirates
Developers: Ubisoft Paris
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: iOS and Android
Release Date: December 5th (North America and Europe)

Banking off the success of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Pirates aims to bring the dynamic naval battle experience to mobile platforms. Players will take on the role of Captain Alonzo Batilla as he commands his ship and crew on a wild adventure filled with both pirates and assassins. If you enjoyed all that Black Flag had to offer, then checking out this game on December 5th might not be such a bad idea.

Full Title: Gran Turismo 6
Developers: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 3
Release Date: December 6th (North America and Europe)

Sony’s popular Gran Turismo series receives a brand new installment with this highly anticipated release. Gran Turismo 6 marks the 15th anniversary of the series and promises hardcore racing fans plenty of new modes and features to sink their teeth into. If you’re looking for the perfect PS3 racing simulator, then look no further than Gran Turismo 6.

Full Title: Angry Birds GO!
Developers: Rovio Entertainment
Publisher: Rovio Entertainment
Platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile
Release Date: December 11th (North America and Europe)

Angry Birds GO! could be best described as a kart racing free-to-play video game in which players are able to race throughout various portions of a 3D Piggy island. Longtime fans of the franchise will be able to select any of their favorite characters and upgrade their karts accordingly. If you’re an Angry Bird fan who is also fond of Mario Kart, then picking this game up is an absolute no-brainer.

Full Title: Dementium II HD
Developers: Renegade Kid
Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive
Platforms: PC
Release Date: December 17th (North America and Europe)

After making a splash on the Nintendo DS way back in May of 2010, an HD version of Dementium II is finally coming to the PC. This first-person survival horror shooter was well received in the past and aims to strike a cord with a new audience of fans on the PC. If you’re looking for an engaging survival horror title to play, then you should definitely check out Dementium II HD.

Full Title: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Mobile
Developers: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
Release Date: December 2013

On October 26, 2004, Rockstar Games released another memorable entry in the Grand Theft Auto series with GTA: San Andreas. After selling 29 million units of GTA V earlier this year, the studio now aims to have repeat success by releasing a mobile version of San Andreas. If for some reason you never got a chance to play the original, then now is a perfect time to do so.

Full Title: The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 1
Developers: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS, Ouya, OS X, and PlayStation Vita
Release Date: December 2013

The Walking Dead: Season Two is officially expected to debut sometime in December. After the success of season one, several hardcore fans are very anxious and eager to see how the studio will raise the bar. Back in October, I wrote an article on 5 Returning Characters that I would like to see in Season Two. While nothing is guaranteed at the moment, we at least know that we won’t need to wait too much longer to see how everything pans out for our beloved Clementine.

Full Title: Peggle 2
Developers: PopCap Games
Publisher: EA
Platforms: Xbox One
Release Date: December 2013

PopCap’s popular puzzle video game will finally be coming to the Xbox One as a timed exclusive. EA has assured fans that they have been working hard with Popcap to create a fun and engaging sequel that will challenge even the most skilled of players. If you’re a fan of Tetris, then you may very well become a fan of Peggle 2 as well.

This concludes my list of the best games worth picking up in December. Please note that some of these release dates are subject to change at any given time. Do any of you plan on purchasing any of the titles listed above? Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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