With its two-button control scheme and simple rules, Divekick is one of the best party games of the year. Whether you’re trying desperately to read your opponent’s next move, or just shouting at the combatants from the couch, Divekick is good time for all involved. Plug this into a tv with a room full of friends, and watch the magic happen.
There’s some depth to Divekick beyond it’s two-buttons if you look for it, from building special meter to mastering each character’s quirks, but none of it is required to have a great time. In a year with some great competitive multiplayer, Divekick remained memorable throughout. While I would have loved to see some extra content added this year, the current package still stands up as one of 2013’s best.
In Honorable Mentions, the best games of the year that didn’t make the top ten are given their moment in the spotlight. While they might not be among HippoChippies’ ten best games this year, they were very, very close to making it there. This year, it came down to a list of 19 games that was trimmed into the Game of the Year list. This is one of the nine that almost made it.