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2013 has been a stellar year for gaming. From cinematic mainstream AAA titles like GTA V, The Last Of Us and Bioshock Infinite, to the steadily increasing rise of the indies like Brothers: Tale of Two Sons and Gone Home, the end of 2013 has left behind many memorable gaming experiences, and hopefully inspire success in 2014.

With the colossal amount of critical acclaim these games have garnered, it has become quite a bit easier to overlook their less superb aspects, but it would be foolish to suggest that any game last year – even the most critically acclaimed – were anything like perfect. Despite having the power and financial clout of some of the biggest gaming studios behind them, some games hit the market broken, and not just the infamous examples like Aliens: Colonial Marines, which was comically awful, or some of the lesser, basically unplayable titles of the year.

Some of the most notoriously flawed games of the year were actually the same titles that were counted as the most critically acclaimed of the year, proving once more why developers and publishers think it’s fine to release unfinished or undercooked titles. Because they will still sell, and will still be acclaimed, no matter what.

In this list we will take a look (in no particular order) at some of most popular and highly rated games of 2013, and the flaws they possess that would have brought lesser games down.

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This article was first posted on January 6, 2014