Hello readers! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to narrow down our choices for the winner and runner-up in each of our award categories, but thankfully, we have come to our final decisions, and our awards are ready to be presented. Without further ado, lets see which games stood out in 2013, and are deserving of an award.

Before we begin, I just would like to say, these awards are separate to our GAMES OF THE GENERATION awards, which we will be running in early 2014. Furthermore, our GOTY 2013 awards take into account games released on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC ONLY. We have two dedicated categories for the PS4 and Xbox One, however, all the general categories (eg. Best Graphics) take into account PS3, Xbox 360 and PC only. We will be sharing more information about our GAMES OF THE GENERATION awards in 2014, so stick around for more soon!

Full details, including award images and reasons, are available over on our dedicated awards center. Each of the categories have been given their separate pages, all linking back to the awards mainpage. After clicking on a category, you will be brought to a page which details the winner, the reasons for choosing this game and an award image. You will also see the runner-up, the reasons for choosing the game, and, again, an award image. We have made the awards center as simple as possible, so, we hope you’ll be able to navigate it with ease.

You can visit the awards center at http://insidetheboxreviews.com/awards/

BEST XBOX 360 GAME
WINNER: Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
RUNNER-UP: Bioshock Infinite

BEST PS3 GAME
WINNER: The Last of Us
RUNNER-UP: Ni No Kuni – Wrath of the White Witch

BEST PC GAME
WINNER: Bioshock Infinite
RUNNER-UP: Battlefield 4

BEST HANDHELD GAME
WINNER: Tearaway
RUNNER-UP: Pokemon X & Y

BEST STORY
WINNER: The Last of Us
RUNNER-UP: Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag

BEST GRAPHICS
WINNER: The Last of Us
WINNER: Bioshock Infinite
WINNER: Battlefield 4
WINNER: Tomb Raider

BEST SCORE
WINNER: The Last of Us
WINNER: Bioshock Infinite
WINNER: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
WINNER: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
WINNER: GTA Online (GTAV)
RUNNER-UP: Battlefield 4

INDIE AWARD
WINNER: Gone Home
WINNER: Velocity Ultra
WINNER: Guacamelee
WINNER: Don’t Starve

BEST PS4 LAUNCH TITLE
WINNER: Resogun
RUNNER-UP: Assassins Creed IV – Black Flag

BEST XBOX ONE LAUNCH TITLE
WINNER: Assassins Creed IV – Black Flag
RUNNER-UP: Forza Motorsport 5

Again, for a full look at the award winners, and our reasons for the choices, make sure you visit our AWARD CENTER at http://insidetheboxreviews.com/awards/. Thanks for your continued support of our site in 2013, and we look forward to covering you going into 2014!