Multiplayer Experience of 2013 – Readers’ Choice Award

You’ve voted and the results are in. Here are your top picks for 2013’s best multiplayer experiences.

Poll Results – 849 Total Votes

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In order from most votes to least votes

  1. Battlefield 4
  2. Grand Theft Auto Online
  3. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  4. The Last of Us
  5. Arma 3
  6. PAYDAY 2
  7. Killzone: Shadow Fall
  8. DOTA 2
  9. FIFA 14
  10. Splinter Cell: Black List / Injustice: Gods Among Us / Natural Selection 2
  11. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  12. Forza Motorsport 5 / Need for Speed: Rivals

Your winner for the Multiplayer Experience of 2013 Readers’ Choice Award is:

Battlefield 4

This year, we see an interesting shift away from last year’s winner, Call of Duty. Not only does it appear that gamers – or at least readers of MP1st – have shifted the majority of their interest to EA and DICE’s shooter, despite its many flaws and ongoing issues, but even Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto Online tops Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts in this competition, dropping it to a third place winner. A nod of recognition also goes out to Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, Bohemia Interactive’s Arma 3, and 505 Games’ PAYDAY 2.

Are you surprised by the results? Do you think Battlefield 4 is deserving of the top spot, or is it just a case of overwhelming popularity?

Be sure to keep your sights on MP1st this weekend where we’ll be announcing our Staff Awards, as well as the winner of MP1st’s ultimate Multiplayer Experience of 2013 award!

  • pot51e

    It is fairly good now on PC (only a couple of items to iron out), but even with all the crap it was still better than the vast majority.

    Says more about the level of competition though.

    • Leon

      I agree.

  • James K

    I want to see a roll call on the people who voted for Forza Motorsport 5 / Need for Speed: Rivals.

  • Mitch

    I didn’t vote this year. The games were either broken, close to the last release of that franchise or I didn’t play them. But the fact that Betafield 3.5 wins with a 50% vote count says enough about 2013: it was an absolute shit year for MP gaming.

    • Michael G

      tell me about it

    • ilias

      ^ this +1000000000000000000000000000

    • zacflame

      I expect many mayors to govern our small communities.

    • Storm_Worm5364

      Battlefield 4 can be really fun, and (in my opinion) is the best FPS Multiplayer ever made. The thing is that it still has many bugs, but the game itself is amazing.

  • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

    expected more people to vote for dota 2. You are obviously a console crowd

    • Pat “Bam Bam” Healy

      Gameplay/mechanics wise, yeah, it’s a good title. But it’s also one of the most toxic communities I’ve had the displeasure of interacting with. And it’s almost a technicality it’s included in 2013 multiplayer lineup.

      • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

        Gaming community in general is very toxic to be exact

        • Oblivion_Lost667

          This is true, but I’ve had friends mention the same exact experience with Dota 2 a lot, though League of Legends, while it seems my experience has been the opposite, either silent teams or one guy trying to help everyone else out.

        • Pat “Bam Bam” Healy

          I agree to an extent, though in my experience most other communities have pockets of toxicity, whereas it seems to be a real trend for MOBA’s in particular to be largely awful, while positive/constructive community members tend to be the exception. Oblivion has referenced similar sentiments in regard to LoL.

  • teo2cry

    I voted for Dota 2 for a few reasons, it is one of a few mp games that aren’t broken,it has a lot to offer in mp, has a great competitive scene and the only thing I don’t like about it is the community,that is some of the worst communities out there.I would have voted for Payday 2 or Natural Selection 2 if Dota wasn’t on the list because they were a bit of a refresher to the fps genre.

  • MoweR

    What i dont understand is the amount of people that come here to complain about Battlefield 4 in the comments of most Battlefield 4 related blogs, yet it was still voted as “your favourite mp game of 2013”, make up your mind, if you like it then dont complain about it.

    • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

      If we dont complain about it, EA keeps releasing unfinished games. Do you want Star wars battlefront to be released unfinished, it can happen since EA keeps fucking up every time

  • jordanxbrookes

    Lol people voted for a game with a very broken multiplayer and it turned out to be winner for multiplayer experience. *Facepalm*

    • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

      Thats because the rest with the exception of dota 2 sucks even harder. injustice sucks online as well, its very laggy and considering other games competetive multiplayer is an afterthought there.

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  • Guest

    Natural selection 2 came out in 2012

  • buttfacebob545

    Currently awaiting amazing new MP IPs like, Get Even, Battlefront, Titanfall, Destiny, The Division, and perhaps Mirror’s Edge too. I’m sorry but Battlefield 4 is not a game I enjoy to be honest. I have 360+ hours on BF3, and BF4 just doesn’t feel right.