The Best 2D Games of 2013

words manifested by: AJ Johnson

END OF YEAR AWARDS
It is time once again to take a look back at a year of great 2D video games. We break things out by genre, discuss a few oddities and disappointments, and eventually settle on the best game of the year.

And of course, the horse makes his dazzling return!





For those who haven't the patience to view the full feature, you may scroll down for a full spoileriffic list of all the winners:



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Best Updated Re-Release:
Winner: Super House of Dead Ninjas
Honorable Mention: Tiny Barbarian DX

Most Innovative:
Winner: Gunpoint

Best Old-School Throwback:
Winner: Anodyne
Honorable Mention: Gaurodan
Honorable Mention: Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge

Best Weirdest:
Winner: Electronic Super Joy
Honorable Mention: Gunpoint

Most Ambitious:
Winner: Rayman Legends

The "It's About Damn Time!" Award:
Winner: Charlie Murder

Best Use of Brutal Difficulty:
Winner: Völgarr the Viking
Honorable Mention: Super House of Dead Ninjas
Honorable Mention: Risk of Rain

Best Game Starring a Ninja:
Winner: Super House of Dead Ninjas

Best Puzzler or Puzzle-Platformer:
Winner: Ibb and Obb

Best Beat-em-up:
Winner: Dusty Revenge
Honorable Mention: Fist Puncher

Best Platformer:
Winner: Rayman Legends
Honorable Mention: Electronic Super Joy
Honorable Mention: 140

Best Action-Adventure or Action-RPG:
Winner: Guacamelee
Honorable Mention: Anodyne
Honorable Mention: SteamWorld Dig

Best Action Game:
Winner: Völgarr the Viking
Honorable Mention: Super House of Dead Ninjas

Biggest Disappointment:
Winner: Cloudberry Kingdom

Best 2D Game of 2013:
Winner: Völgarr the Viking

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