While the gameplay mechanics typically dominate the conversation when it comes to evaluating video games, most titles can't survive without a great story. And a great story, of course, needs great characters.
2013 introduced to quite the eclectic bunch of video game characters, many of them new faces and all of them unique in their own ways. That being said, there were a few that stood out above the rest, and did so for a variety of reasons.
Here are our favorite video game characters from 2013.