What are the best indie games?

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    World of Warships

    JB
    Jack Bailey
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I've loved this game since it came out. It's full on strategy and naval clashes. Maybe it's because i'm really into battleships and stuff but definitely one of my favorite games!!"
    1. 6
      Limbo

      Limbo is an adventure and indie game developed and published by Playdead. It was released on Aug 3, 2011, and is available with different platforms including Android, iOS, and more.

      Games

      Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux

      $4.99

      BR
      Betty Rodriguez
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Snowed in? Can't do anything and feel like playing a dark game? This one is for you. Limbo is a game that will get your eerie side inspired. This little fellow needs help..."
      BR
      Betty Rodriguez
      Written on October 23, 2017
      "Snowed in? Can't do anything and feel like playing a dark game? This one is for you. Limbo is a game that will get your eerie side inspired. This little fellow needs help finding his sister who apparently has disappeared into the darkness of the game world."
    2. 4
      Alto's Adventure

      Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Explore the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness and visit nearby villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

      Games

      Android, iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      JG
      Jeffrey Gonzalez
      Written on October 26, 2017
      "Best snowboarding game ive played in a long time. my daughter really loves in and plays it all the time."
      JG
      Jeffrey Gonzalez
      Written on October 26, 2017
      "Best snowboarding game ive played in a long time. my daughter really loves in and plays it all the time."
    3. 3
      Monument Valley
      Monument Valley is a beautiful puzzle game. Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.
      Games

      Android, iOS, Amazon

      $3.99

      JS
      Judy Schmidt
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "Wow! I never thought I could fall in love with a "simple" puzzle game. No other game is as beautiful as this particular one. The designers really did an amazing job creating..."
      JS
      Judy Schmidt
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "Wow! I never thought I could fall in love with a "simple" puzzle game. No other game is as beautiful as this particular one. The designers really did an amazing job creating such a fasciniating and whimsical universe. Every time I play it, time passes by, and I completely loose touch of reality! Couldn't ask for a better game."
    1. 1
      Minecraft
      Minecraft is a 2009 sandbox indie and arcade video game. The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three-dimensional environment, and it is available in many different gaming platforms.
      Games

      Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

      $26.95

      BG
      Benjamin Greene
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "It's old now, but still extremely fun. Just building things on my time off is one of my favorite things to do when I pick it up these days. It's always going to be reliable..."
      BG
      Benjamin Greene
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "It's old now, but still extremely fun. Just building things on my time off is one of my favorite things to do when I pick it up these days. It's always going to be reliable fun."
    2. 0
      Super Meat Boy
      Super Meat Boy is a fast-paced game on Steam that that lets the user play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend from an evil fetus in a jar. It features epic boss fights and 33 legitimate Achievements.
      Games

      Mac, Windows, Android, Xbox One

      $14.99

      KB
      Kimberly Black
      Written on January 4, 2018
      "Absolutely one of the best games ever. Really hard, and really fun. I have played through several times, and highly recommend it. Indie at it's best!"
      KB
      Kimberly Black
      Written on January 4, 2018
      "Absolutely one of the best games ever. Really hard, and really fun. I have played through several times, and highly recommend it. Indie at it's best!"
    3. 0
      Octodad: Dadliest Catch

      Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about an Octopus disguised as a human who goes about his life. The gameplay consists of controlling the Octopus' arms while hiding his real identity. Missions become harder as the game progresses.

      Games

      Windows, Playstation 4, Android, iOS, Xbox One

      $14.99

      TM
      Teresa Murray
      Written on April 1, 2018
      "If you are into Indie games, do yourself a favor and check out Octodad: Dadliest Catch. It's got to be one of the best I've played.. and that's saying a lot. It's fun and..."
      TM
      Teresa Murray
      Written on April 1, 2018
      "If you are into Indie games, do yourself a favor and check out Octodad: Dadliest Catch. It's got to be one of the best I've played.. and that's saying a lot. It's fun and it's a game that gets progressively more challenging, so you are never bored!"
    4. 0
      Superhot
      Superhot is a first person shooter where time moves only when you move. There is no life regenerating bars,  and no ammo drops during the walkthrough in the game. It's just you, as a character,  outnumbered and outgunned by your enemies and you must grab their falling weapons to make way through the game using bullet-time to dodge bullets and to attack your enemies. 
      Games

      Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

      Free - $24.99

      JR
      Joshua Robertson
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "I was on Steam and wanted a new game to play. I read reviews for Superhot. They were all real good so I decided to buy it. After playing for a while I see why everyone liked..."
      JR
      Joshua Robertson
      Written on March 17, 2018
      "I was on Steam and wanted a new game to play. I read reviews for Superhot. They were all real good so I decided to buy it. After playing for a while I see why everyone liked it. Like other FPS games you shoot your enemies but this one is more retro and looks neat. It reminded me of Tron if it was a FPS. Real good game."
    5. 0
      Unepic

      Unepic is a role-playing game (RPG) metroidvania developed by @unepic_fran and was released in 30 September 2011. This game can be played on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox One, Wii U, etc.

      Games

      Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $12.99

      AW
      Amy Wong
      Written on March 18, 2018
      "I was not impressed this RPG game. The graphics and story line weren't exciting enough for me."
      AW
      Amy Wong
      Written on March 18, 2018
      "I was not impressed this RPG game. The graphics and story line weren't exciting enough for me."
    6. 0
      The Banner Saga
      The Banner Saga is a viking-themed tactical RPG in which every choice matters. Start your journey in a beautiful 2D immersive animation with more than 25 playable characters with unique personalities.
      Games

      iOS, Android, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

      $9.99

      PP
      Peter Payne
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "I was brought to a specific game which is great but the result is from a game that is over 3 years old and not even on some top 30 lists. I'd like to see something more..."
      PP
      Peter Payne
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "I was brought to a specific game which is great but the result is from a game that is over 3 years old and not even on some top 30 lists. I'd like to see something more current or at least something that could be considered an all time great."
    7. 0
      This War of Mine
      This War of Mine is a survival game where you have to manage shelter, resources and survivors through scavenging and crafting.
      Games

      Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $19.99

      LM
      Lidia Monroy
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "This War of Mine is an awesome survival game. It has a great concept with good graphics."
      LM
      Lidia Monroy
      Written on March 21, 2018
      "This War of Mine is an awesome survival game. It has a great concept with good graphics."
    8. 0
      Deadlight
      Deadlight is a scrolling platform and shooter game set at the end of the world. You are one of the few survivors left and must run and escape for your life from the million zombies that are out to get you.
      Games

      Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

      $14.99

      HY
      Harry Young
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "Deadlight is rather atmospheric and has rather nice graphics as well. It is a little different than the average zombie-related game in that it has heavy platforming elements...."
      HY
      Harry Young
      Written on March 22, 2018
      "Deadlight is rather atmospheric and has rather nice graphics as well. It is a little different than the average zombie-related game in that it has heavy platforming elements. This genre typing can mean that the game can feel a little limited in terms of gameplay, but it's clearly an intentional choice and a very core part of the game, so it kind of is what it is. Another specific issue is that the controls can be a little frustrating at times. Overall, it looks very good for an indie game and is fairly creative in terms of the genre in which it chooses to use to tell its story."
    9. 0
      Perception

      Perception is an indie horror adventure game developed by The Deep End Games and published by Feardemic. Players take the role of Cassie a blind woman who must use all other senses to escape from terrible enemies.

      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $19.99

      YL
      Yang Lee
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "Perception is a truly unique game, putting players into the shoes of a blind girl and using that as a means of storytelling and gameplay. It develops a world that you want to..."
      YL
      Yang Lee
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "Perception is a truly unique game, putting players into the shoes of a blind girl and using that as a means of storytelling and gameplay. It develops a world that you want to explore, but also keeps you on the edge of your seat with fear and trepidation"
    10. 0
      Cave Story+
      Cave Story a classic indie metroidvania game where you must run, jump, shoot, fly, and explore your way through a massive action-ad venture reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games.
      Games

      Windows, Nintendo Switch

      $14.99

      JW
      Jason Weaver
      Written on January 5, 2018
      "This is a very activity packed game. Whenever I play it, I feel like I'm actually doing something. You feel like you're exploring real world adventures and you can customize..."
      JW
      Jason Weaver
      Written on January 5, 2018
      "This is a very activity packed game. Whenever I play it, I feel like I'm actually doing something. You feel like you're exploring real world adventures and you can customize the interface to fit your liking."
    11. 0
      To the Moon
      To the Moon is an indie Adventure RPG, about two doctors traversing through the memories of a dying man to fulfill his last wish.
      Games

      Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows

      $4.99

      HB
      Henry Bell
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "perfect"
      HB
      Henry Bell
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "perfect"
    12. 0
      Prison Architect
      The core gameplay mechanics revolve around building a "small scale" simulation of a prison with every aspect held within being manageable right down to each individual prisoner.
      Games

      Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux

      $29.99

      MC
      Megan Cooper
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "Prison Architect is a great indie game. I love how I can control everything down to the last individual! This is a great time passer and entertainer."
      MC
      Megan Cooper
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "Prison Architect is a great indie game. I love how I can control everything down to the last individual! This is a great time passer and entertainer."
      AS
      Ananya Shah
      Written on January 10, 2018
      "Prison Architect is the hottest game out there right now. I love it so much I can't put it down!"
    13. 0
      ABZÛ

      Are you having a bad day or just need to get away from your stressful life? Play this game. You'll be relaxed in an aquatic environment with zen spots distributed along the adventure.

      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $19.99

      GH
      Gerald Harrison
      Written on December 31, 2017
      "I love indie games and am always on the lookout for one that captures my interest. A friend recommended ABZU and I have not been able to stop playing it! The game has all the..."
      GH
      Gerald Harrison
      Written on December 31, 2017
      "I love indie games and am always on the lookout for one that captures my interest. A friend recommended ABZU and I have not been able to stop playing it! The game has all the elements I love with great game play. Do yourself a favor and get this game today."
      JY
      Jin Yi
      Written on January 4, 2018
      "ABZU is a great way to unwind after work. I often spend hours exploring the depths in the game; it's like exploring the tanks at an aquatic museum."
    14. 0
      Inside
      Inside is an Indie atmospheric puzzle-adventure video game developed and published by Playdead. Players take the role of a boy which finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $19.99

      SK
      Samuel Kelley
      Written on January 2, 2018
      "Are you into video games made by independent developers? Do you love video games with a dark theme and where it seems like you're isolated from the rest of society? Then look..."
      SK
      Samuel Kelley
      Written on January 2, 2018
      "Are you into video games made by independent developers? Do you love video games with a dark theme and where it seems like you're isolated from the rest of society? Then look no further than the video game platformer "Inside". In this game, you will play as a little boy who finds himself in the middle of a dark project that is going on. As the boy, you must battle your way through and overcome many obstacles! Instant classic!"
      WG
      Walter Griffin
      Written on January 6, 2018
      "This is a 2D puzzle platform game in which a young person is being hunted in a forest by men with masks. It is recognized by almost every reviewer and user as simply a beautifully designed game at all levels and frames"
    15. 0
      The Binding of Isaac

      The Binding of Isaac is an action-adventure and RPG game where you have to escape your deranged mother who wants to sacrifice you. It was developed and published by Edmund McMillen.

      Games

      Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

      $4.99

      VR
      Virginia Ramos
      Written on January 9, 2018
      "This game may very well consume your life. The replay value on Isaac is ridiculous. You can easily put in thousands of hours and still be finding new things. Isaac is a..."
      VR
      Virginia Ramos
      Written on January 9, 2018
      "This game may very well consume your life. The replay value on Isaac is ridiculous. You can easily put in thousands of hours and still be finding new things. Isaac is a must-play for fans of top-down shooters or rogue-lites. Fair warning though, Isaac is hard. Especially before you learn what items do what, you will probably have a hard time winning, but that's just part of the beauty of the game. Seeing something new, picking it up, seeing how it just changed the game for you and figuring out how to adapt to your ability."
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      The Stanley Parable
      The Stanley Parable is an interactive walking game where the player is narrated as they navigate the game. More a comment on the state of modern gaming than a full fledged game itself. An experience if you will, with fictional story elements and some small parts of interactivity.
      Games

      Windows, Mac

      Free - $11.99

      AH
      Alexander Henderson
      Written on January 2, 2018
      "The Stanley Parable is certainly interesting, but you're right that it doesn't really qualify as a game. I was hoping for something with more meat to it."
      AH
      Alexander Henderson
      Written on January 2, 2018
      "The Stanley Parable is certainly interesting, but you're right that it doesn't really qualify as a game. I was hoping for something with more meat to it."
      IS
      Ignacio Solano
      Written on January 1, 2018
      "Indie games always excel at being different and this one seems to hit the nail on the head. Looks totally unique and super enthralling. Great answer."
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      Spelunky
      Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu. Featuring randomized levels, this game is available for play on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita; and on Xbox 360 and MS Windows.
      Games

      Windows, Chrome, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      Free

      HR
      Helen Reed
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "The big daddy of the new Roguelite wave (arguably, Diablo 1 and its clones were the first roguelite wave). The first game to bring procedural generation, permadeath and a..."
      HR
      Helen Reed
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "The big daddy of the new Roguelite wave (arguably, Diablo 1 and its clones were the first roguelite wave). The first game to bring procedural generation, permadeath and a focus on emergent gameplay from classical roguelikes into a platformer. This is the remake, the previous pixelated free version is still available to download on the web, with source code. Utterly perfect game design and level generation, with hilarious emergent moments. Yetis in particular can cause incredible chain reactions."
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      Papers, Please
      Papers Please is an indie puzzle game where you play an immigration inspector. Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission's primitive inspect, you must decide who can enter, who will be turned away, and who will be arrested.
      Games

      Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux

      $8.99

      RF
      Roy Fernandez
      Written on January 1, 2018
      "Papers, Please is truly an argument for video games as art. This is not a game that would work as a movie. This is not a game that would work as a book. It must be played, not..."
      RF
      Roy Fernandez
      Written on January 1, 2018
      "Papers, Please is truly an argument for video games as art. This is not a game that would work as a movie. This is not a game that would work as a book. It must be played, not seen or read. Once you get into the head of a border guard, demanded to process new and changing information as an endless stream of immigrants ask to get into the country. It starts off simple, but rapidly descends into a fantastic and light-touch story about conspiracy, liberty, and humanity. Do you do your duty? Do you do what's morally right? Do you do what's best for your family? For your country? Do you turn away desperate people? Do you allow in people you can clearly deduce are criminals? Whatever you do... Glory to Arstotzka."
      OC
      Olivia Cooper
      Written on January 3, 2018
      "Between this game being lost in the past and not captivating enough. This game I can't imagine was even good in its time. It bored me after only minutes trying to understand this game. The images are old, the feel is old, and the story is old. Enough said this game needs to stay buried. I don't recommend at all."

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    Best indie games
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Limbo Games 6 Paid
    2 Alto's Adventure Games 4 Free
    3 Monument Valley Games 3 Paid
    4 Minecraft Games 1 Paid
    5 Super Meat Boy Games 0 Paid
    6 Octodad: Dadliest Catch Games 0 Paid
    7 Superhot Games 0 Free
    8 Unepic Games 0 Paid
    9 The Banner Saga Games 0 Paid
    10 This War of Mine Games 0 Paid
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