Best xbox one indie games


Paid: $19.99

Cuphead is an indie run and gun platformer action video game heavily focused on boss battles and inspired by cartoons of the 1930s. It was developed and published by Studio MDHR for both Windows PC and Xbox One gaming console.

  • Alexander Weaver

    by Alexander Weaver

    Cuphead is a cool game that reminds me of earlier console generations. I think it's real special and a blast to play. I recommend it to people who lik More

  • Steve RM null

    by Steve RM null

    Definitely Cuphead - my hair is in shredd

  • Huan jr null

    by Huan jr null

    Yes, this one is the hardest for first time player because you need at least 15 minutes to finish 1 level.. For me is one hour.

  • Ted The cat null

    by Ted The cat null

    Cuphead literally almost drove me insane, but i kept coming back gotta love a challenge.


Paid: $24.99 $24.99
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. 
  • Christian Munoz

    by Christian Munoz

    This is a novel concept, we can admit that. But is it any good in practicality? Is anything made more challenging. hi is a pretty average game with a  More

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Paid: $34.99
RiME is a single-player puzzle adventure game about a young boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island after a torrential storm.
  • Ángel Velázquez

    by Ángel Velázquez

    This game is different, in a good way. It's a great little Indie pearl, hidden among all the other big games. It is not for everyone, that has to be said. But if you like beautiful which are pleasing to eye, and a mix of adventure and puzzles, you mi More

4.Little Nightmares

Paid: $19.99

Little Nightmares is an indie puzzle-platformer video game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. This game is a dark journey to your childhood fantasies and fears.

  • Louis Bradley

    by Louis Bradley

    This is a really scary game. The design is beautiful and atmospheric, but the content was too unsettling for me. If you really like dark stuff, you would love this.

5.Stardew Valley

Paid: $14.99

Stardew Valley is a role-playing simulation video game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. It is available for computers with Windows, Mac, Linux operating systems, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

  • Lisa Russell

    by Lisa Russell

    A decent game at best, really nothing to write home about. It's got good graphics and a okay story.

  • Rob Blundell null

    by Rob Blundell null

    A super immersive open-world game. It never leaves you bored as theres always something to do, and the cartoonish graphics give the game a modern but  More


Paid: $14.99
Braid is a puzzle platformer game that uses time manipulation as a core mechanic. You can reverse time and get a do-over on previous mistakes, solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.
  • by Joseph Washington

    The original indie game, Braid is a refutation to anyone who says video games cannot be art. Braid is beautiful, funny and inspiring. Both intellectual and emotional, and these elements interlock rather than contradict each other.


Paid: $19.99

Unravel is a physics-based puzzle platformer video game developed by the Swedish company, featuring Yarny, a character made from a single thread of yarn who must embark on a larger than life adventure.

  • Magdalena Palacios

    by Magdalena Palacios

    I heart Yarny! Unravel is too cute and too fun. It's one of the best indie games that you can find for xbox, I mean that! The puzzles are challenging and will keep you interested.


Paid: $14.99
Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players. 
  • Vivaan Dutta

    by Vivaan Dutta

    Spelunky is a Steam game for PC which can be used on an Xbox One. It is a unique platformer by Mossmouth - its not necessarily a great game, but it does help pass the time.


Paid: $19.99

Outlast is a first-person horror action-adventure survival video game released in 2013. It was developed and published by Red Barrels and can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.

  • Brandon Myers

    by Brandon Myers

    This game really creeped me and my friends out! I spent more time hiding in a closet than I care to admit. It was great fun on a weekend, late at night, with all the lights off. Better than watching a horror film!


Paid: $14.99
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.
  • by Jeffrey Hamilton

    Deadlight is a surprisingly competent game from Microsoft. It's not unheard of (see the awesomeness of Age of Empires) but still a pleasant thing. At almost 7 years old now, the graphics aren't as awe inspiring as newer games, but I find myself still More

11.Prison Architect

Paid: $29.99 Check price

Prison Architect is a simulation game by Introversion Software. 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.

  • Eric Richardson

    by Eric Richardson

    I love these type of games


Paid: $19.99 with in-app purchases
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. It's available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PCs.
  • by Julia King

    I was looking for Xbox One indie games and somehow this was suggested to me. It's not even an xb1 game. I also didn't really care for it when I played it for a little bit on my pc.

13.The Banner Saga

Paid: $9.99
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.
  • by Mariana Ríos

    I bought The Banner Saga because of the large amount of characters that were playable and a few friends had recommended it to me. I liked that it was a challenging game, the music was great and the way your decisions in game effect other parts of you More

14.Dear Esther

Paid: $9.99 (Landmark Edition)
Dear Esther is a first-person exploration game with a strange and quirky narrative
  • Amy Miller

    by Amy Miller

    This immersive and intriguing game is a captivating and emotional experience you'll never forget. It's a deep, moving, thought-provoking, and at times hopelessly lonely adventure that is sure to change your life. At least that's what everyone keeps t More


Paid: $14.99

Crawl is a competitive multiplayer action game. Players alternate between controlling the enemies and the hero. Enemy players who successfully kill the hero instantly become the hero. It was developed and published by Powerhoof.

  • Amanda James

    by Amanda James

    Decent enough game and concept, shame it's on the Xbox One instead of an actually good console, though.

16.What Remains of Edith Finch

Paid: $19.99

What Remains of Edith Finch is an Indie adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow. In the role of Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive.

  • Jessica Hamilton

    by Jessica Hamilton

    Searching for a good Xbox One indie game can be exhausting and time consuming. What Remains of Edith Finch is a great solution. Rated T for Teen this game would interest many as well as the stories in the game.

17.A Hat in Time

Paid: $29.99

A Hat in Time is an Indie 3D platformer video game developed and published by Gears for Breakfast. Players take the role of Hat Kid, an alien and space-traveling girl with a big top hat with many powers.

  • Jason Gonzales

    by Jason Gonzales

    This was a cool game


Paid: $19.99

Oxenfree is a game with a supernatural plot and multiple endings wherein the player will play as the rebellious teenager Alex. This will follow her and her stepbrother across an old military haunted island full of mysteries and creatures.  

  • Raymond Cook

    by Raymond Cook

    This looks just like a mandatory release. Something they needed to just meet the quota. I wouldn't think much of it.

19.The Sexy Brutale

Paid: $19.99

The Sexy Brutale is an Indie 3D puzzle adventure game developed by Cavalier Game Studios and published by Tequila Works. A never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the quite possibly occult.

  • Raquel Andrade

    by Raquel Andrade

    Good music, good graphics and lots of mysteries to solve make this game very entertaining. The game is challenging and I enjoyed trying to figure out all the puzzles. I spent a whole weekend learning the game and all the features and had a blast.

20.The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Paid: $14.99

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a role-playing action shooter video game developed and published by Nicalis. In the game, player will find treasures that'll transform Isaac to fight enemies and unravel secrets.

  • by Rogelio Bravo

    I found out about this game from a friend in college, and I found myself playing the game for a couple of days straight over christmas break. Game that is similar to many other ones, but is just hard to get away from.

21.Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Paid: $14.99

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.

  • Kyle Shaw

    by Kyle Shaw

    I had heard about this game, but had so many games in my backlog I hadn't gotten around to it until just this week. Now I'm kicking myself for waiting. This game is fricking hilarious! You're an octopus that has to do dad stuff in a normal family and More


Paid: $19.99

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.

  • Susan Jackson

    by Susan Jackson

    A horror adventure, that is a nonstop ride. It is so engaging and the graphics are great.

23.Don't Starve

Paid: $14.99

Don't Starve is a survival game developed by Klei Entertainment. It is full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. You'll need to gather resources, craft items, structures and, of course, don't starve. 

  • Bobby Simmons

    by Bobby Simmons

    Gorgeous graphics bringing to mind Lasse Hoile's work with Steven Wilson. I found it interesting that the character you play is named Wilson! The random maps are created well and the "no instructions" mode of play is perfect for someone who wants to  More

24.BattleBlock Theater

Paid: $14.99

BattleBlock Theater is a comedy co-op multiplayer video game developed and published by The Behemoth and was first released on April 3, 2013. Through this game, players will control a prisoner to play through games. 

  • Paridhi Sen

    by Paridhi Sen

    BattleBlock Theater is a great single or multi player game with great graphics. You have to battle your way through a Mario-like theater with robot cats!

25.Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

Paid: $24.99

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic 2D side-scrolling platform game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.

  • Raymond Cole

    by Raymond Cole

    I love indie games. I came on here seeing if there were any great indie games that I hadn't played yet for my Xbox One. I was given the suggestion to try Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. I love shovel knight! I didn't know there was a sequel! This is g More


Paid: $39.99
Yooka-Laylee is a platform game published by Team17 in 2017 and developed by Playtonic Games. Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to their series Banjo-Kazooie released for the Nintendo 64 nearly 20 years prior.
  • Henry Barnes

    by Henry Barnes

    Meh, I wasnt impressed with this game. While the premise is there, it just isnt executed very well. The UI leaves some to be desired and the overall gameplay is sluggish. Good first attempt, but not worth your time.

27.Super Meat Boy

Paid: $14.99
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.
  • Christine Sullivan

    by Christine Sullivan

    This is an indie game but its not on xbox one.


Paid: $12.99

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.

  • Jason Stephens

    by Jason Stephens

    In my opinion this description of the game is very basic and does not describe anything exciting about the game that catches the attention of a person who sees it for the first time. I do not think it is appropriate to consider it as one of the best  More

29.Don't Starve Together

Paid: $14.99
Don't Starve Together is a multiplayer game that was designed for various gaming console platforms. It features co-op mode wherein you can play with your friends in this world where you cannot go hungry.
  • Zachary Fox

    by Zachary Fox

    This is a good example to bring up when you want to find an indie game. The graphics are very unique and have many elements that will make you and your team playing and leveling up for many hours. The developers actively make new series and best of a More

30.Sea of Solitude

Paid: $82.66 Pre-order

Sea of Solitude is the second original indie title of EA and was developed by Cornelia Geppert at Jo-Mei, Berlin. It is an RPG-adventure game to be released in 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. It follows the story of a post-apocalyptic world wherein loneliness turns people into monsters.

  • Jose Jordan

    by Jose Jordan

    MY GOD this is the second title of EA from their own making! It makes me think this is something to look forward to. When I heard that they would make a new title under their original series it made me look for somewhere to buy it or pre-order it