Download Indie Games for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • Garry's Mod

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The mod that became a legend

    8
    8533 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, The Ultimate sandbox on your PC, Easy to play, A big community
    • CONS: Old-fashioned graphics
  • Terraria

    1.3

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Android
    Web Apps

    Minecraft inspired 2D platform game

    7
    9248 votes
    • PROS: Like Minecraft but as a platform game, Only limited by your imagination, Randomly generated worlds
    • CONS: 2D graphics aren't great, May be tricky for those not familiar with Minecraft
  • Cuphead

    1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run through a retro world in Cuphead

    9
    686 votes
    • PROS: Classic yet modern cartoon graphics, Many exciting boss fights
    • CONS: Steep learning curve, Bizarre premise
  • Limbo

    1.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    An award winning indie horror platformer

    8
    700 votes
    • PROS: Incredibly atmospheric, Excellent graphics, Unique
    • CONS: At times very tough
  • Dead by Daylight

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Will you make it to dawn?

    8
    369 votes
    • PROS: True shocking moments, Tons of atmosphere, An interesting 4 vs 1 multiplayer dynamic
    • CONS: Some limitations in scope, though there’s room to develop, May exclude true horror fans
  • Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    The fifth release for Freddy fans

    8
    1712 votes
    • PROS: A new story for this cult franchise, New characters to be scared of, A bump in graphical quality
    • CONS: More of the same may not be a good thing
  • Game Downloader

    2.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Game Downloader gives access to hundreds of games

    7
    315 votes
    • PROS: Free to download, Open source software and always being updated, Download 200+ games
    • CONS: Can be a little tricky to use for beginners
  • Octogeddon

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Silly indie action strategy game

    9
    518 votes
    • PROS: Fast action, Surprising strategy
    • CONS: Mediocre appearance, Somewhat repetitive
  • Forts

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A dynamic artillery and missile battle game

    9
    42 votes
    • PROS: Change and alter the way you play to suit your own style, Freeform building increases its re-play value
    • CONS: Other online players often cheat their way to victory, Some forts are too easy to destroy with missiles
  • SpyParty

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    : Immersive yourself in pure adrenaline espionage with SpyParty

    5
    5 votes
    • PROS: Exhilarating gameplay with infinite replay value. , Cohesive and friendly online community.
    • CONS: Updates are released slowly. , Gameplay matchmaking can sometimes be problematic.
  • Empires of the Undergrowth

    0.6.4

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free indie ant colony strategy game

    9
    94 votes
    • PROS: Free download , Solid graphics
    • CONS: Incomplete , No recent updates
  • Colony Survival

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Indie base building survival game

    9
    145 votes
    • PROS: Building system , Charming art style
    • CONS: Early access , Lacking in content
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone

    A remake of a classic indie game

    6
    497 votes
    • PROS: Long, New game motor, Many new secrets, Pleasantly unfair and difficult
    • CONS: Not advisable for beginners, You cannot change the resolution
  • The Very Organized Thief

    1.1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Are you the best burglar?

    8
    115 votes
    • PROS: Constantly challenging, Endlessly replayable, A good mix of puzzle and stealth
    • CONS: Ugly old graphics
  • Ori | The Will of Wisps

    1.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Indie 2D platformer sequel

    10
    6 votes
    • PROS: Gorgeous visuals, Tight controls
    • CONS: Short, Shallows story
  • Presentable Liberty

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Presentable Liberty is a surreal, cerebral horror game

    8
    15 votes
    • PROS: Compelling story, Simple controls, Effective and moving writing, Interesting characters and themes
    • CONS: Simple, dull graphics
  • Super Smash Bros. Crusade

    0.9.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free indie version of Super Smash Bros.

    10
    18 votes
    • PROS: Fight with a wide variety of Nintendo characters, All fighters have the same move/fighting controls, Off-platform/off-arena recovery is very easy, Some of the environments react to your characters
    • CONS: It is a shame they had to use pixelated graphics, Not an official Nintendo licensed game, The novelty wears off after 50 hours of play, Fully evolved Ridley is very overpowered
  • Desura

    100.53

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Steam style games store

    7
    45 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Good selection of games, Inlcudes game Mods, Tools for developers, Useful forum
    • CONS: Does not include major games titles, Limited compared to Steam
  • Trial Motorbikes

    1.36

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free 3D Dirt Bike trials game

    6
    107 votes
    • PROS: Bike balancing is slow and even, Beat the clock to win gold, silver or bronze , Subtle use of distance haze to create perspective , Camera angles are wide and suitably high
    • CONS: Acceleration up hill is the same as downhill, Big jumps feel a little empty and thrill free, Small number of tracks and levels, The graphics are lacklustre
  • World of Goo

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Build a safe way to rescue all the Goo balls

    8
    612 votes
    • PROS: Beautiful graphics, Very original game, Extraordinary physics, Excellent soundtrack
    • CONS: Demo feels too short!
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