The 50 best indie games of all time!

Indie games are produced by independent studios, with less budget. Discover the 50 best indie games ever made on all platforms now! From the most recent, such as Untitled Goose to the most classic and already established, such as Journey, you have a library of the highest quality!

Journey

  • Launch: 2012
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4 and PC


It is one of the best indie games ever made. Without a single word, you follow a journey of self-discovery, which can be shared with other unknown players or alone. With a low budget, Journey enchants for its simplicity, virtual richness, and for bringing an exciting narrative told between the lines.

Limbo

  • Release: 2010
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, PC and Mobile


Limbo is one of the most challenging best indie games on the list if you don’t understand the mechanics right away. Everything is geared towards solving puzzles that allow you to continue your progress. As it is a platform game, you can expect a linear narrative, told in the details of the scenario.

Hotline Miami

  • Launch: 2012
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mobile


Top-Down style shooter, Hotline Miami puts players in the 90s, in super tight scenarios, where they must punch, shoot and stab enemies to pass the level. With a soundtrack and mechanics reminiscent of the old arcades, Hotline Miami started a successful franchise, which brings the best of the genre into the hands of an independent studio.

Braid

  • Release: 2008
  • Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360 and PC


Braid is a platform of best indie games that bring all the charm of the beginning of the colorful games of the genre. There’s nothing very innovative about the narrative, but it allows players smooth gameplay, with great sound effects and lots of colors. The old-school graphics are a really cool homage to several classics, including the king of platforms himself, Super Mario World.

Spelunky

  • Release: 2008
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC


Spelunky is too difficult, and perhaps therein lies his appeal. The game is designed to make you fall off platforms or be touched by enemies, yet at the same time, the mechanics make it clear that it’s always your fault. So take control of this Indiana Jones platformer and try to reset the game without dying once!

Minecraft

  • Release: 2011
  • Platforms: PC, Mobile, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch

and Nintendo 3DS
Minecraft has marked a generation of gamers with the genius and expansiveness of its open world. With hundreds of things to do and areas to explore, it quickly became a commercial success and among players on all platforms.

DID

  • Launch: 2012
  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PS Vita and PC


The objective in fez is to collect colorful orbs that are floating in hard-to-reach places. Each stage requires a different approach, which may involve jumping, but also completely revolving around the game world. If you use your head a lot, you will be able to find the logic of each stage.

Papers Please

  • Release: 2013
  • Platforms: PC and PS Vita


Papers Please is a game about immigration. You are an immigration inspector and must decide who goes into the country and who stays out. All your decisions have consequences in the lives of foreigners and in yours. And a tip: make choices thinking about your family, as they can be affected too!


Dear Esther

  • Launch: 2012
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One and PS4


A narrative game that is not for everyone as it is complex and its genre is difficult to understand. But we know that exploration is the main point, in a Scotland devastated, dark, and full of secrets. There are no quests or objectives. You just walk around and discover the story.


Super Meat Boy

  • Release: 2010
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS4, PS Vita, Wii Ue Switch


You are literally a piece of meat on platform stages. Want something more fun than that? Not to mention that all your attempts and kills in each stage are replayed at the end of the stage when you finish. And watching this is quite funny, as the animations and sound effects are a highlight of the game.

Cuphead

  • Launch: 2017
  • Platforms: Xbox One, PC and Switch


Cuphead is charming for its early 1930s cartoon look. Another platform game with puzzles and lots of enemies to defeat, including the Devil himself! It rivals Dark Souls in terms of difficulty, so be careful not to break the joystick in anger.

Elysium disk

  • Release: 2019
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


A very different RPG from what you are used to. Take control of a detective and build your personality, customize your character on the most diverse levels while having endless choices to make. You can literally do whatever you want in the game city…

Firewatch

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


Firewatch is a walking simulator mixed with survival. You don’t know what awaits you after the next tree, which brings a strong element of surprise. And even with a linear narrative, it has several ways to end the game.

Kentucky Route Zero

  • Release: 2013
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


Kentucky Route Zero is a strange game, divided into 5 acts. It brings magical realism to the stories it tells, with the presence of ghosts and residents of a city that comes alive whenever the sun goes down.

Night in the Woods

  • Launch: 2017
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switc


Night in the Woods talks about the lives of Millennials, featuring themes related to love relationships, family, and career. It is one of the few that shows a homo-affective couple, which is a revolution in the gaming world. All in all, it makes players look at the world with critical eyes.


Oxenfree

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PC and Mobile


Oxenfree brings a narrative of exploration, with a supernatural theme and with freedom of choice. The ending can always be different according to your choices, and paying attention to the dialogues is essential not to miss any point in the narrative.

Stardew Valley

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch and Mobile


Anyone who wants to play farm has a great game in Stardew Valley. It pays homage to genre pioneer Harvest Moon, from the looks to the gameplay mechanics. With many activities, quests, and customization options, you can have a lifetime of fun with this game.

Shovel Knight

  • Release : 2014
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Switch and PC


Shovel Knight is yet another homage to the 90s crop of games like Castlevania. Assuming the role of a warrior, your mission is to destroy the order of the dark knights. Simple but nostalgic!

Slay The Spire

  • Launch: 2017
  • Platforms: PC and Switch


Slay The Spire mixes card, chess, and fighting games in one pot. It mixes and gives the player a fast-paced, addictive experience that gives the strategy game genre an air of freshness that you don’t often see.

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy

  • Launch: 2017
  • Platforms: PC and Mobile


Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is literally what the title says: get over the game along with its creator, Bennett Foddy. It’s actually a fun experience to say the least, as the creator keeps commenting on his experience and encouraging you to continue. As impossible as the phases are.

Gone Home

  • Release: 2013
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


In Gone Home, you go back to your family’s house and find that everyone has disappeared. Mother, father, sister, pet. Your mission is to explore the mansion and find out what happened. A really deep game, aimed at those who like “point and click” games.

What Remains of Edith Finch

  • Launch: 2017
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


In What Remains of Edith Finch you explore what happened to the Finch family. Everything happens and is explained while exploring the mansion and family property. The highlight of the game is the way the story is told in each touch and interaction with the scenario performed by the player.

Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Release: 2015
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Switch


Ori and the Blind Forest is made for you to cry while playing because the story is cute and very beautiful. At the same time, it brings a high level of challenge for you to solve puzzles, collect items and save the world from darkness.

This War of Mine

  • Release: 2014
  • Platforms: PC, Mobile, PS4 and Switch


This War of Mine always comes up here because it’s really an amazing game. Very high challenge level and unique theme make this survival game an indispensable game for anyone interested in the subject of war.


Binding Of Isaac

  • Release: 2011
  • Platform: PC


The Binding of Isaac is a Top-Down, focused on dungeon exploration. Its mechanics are inspired by The Legend of Zelda, and your mission is to explore 8 floors of a dungeon. You face several enemies, including very tense Bosses, in a narrative partially inspired by the Bible.

Her Story

  • Release: 2015
  • Platforms: PC and Mobile


You are investigating a crime. A man disappears, and the main suspect is his wife, Hanna. The objective is to analyze the videos of her testimonials and find out what is happening in the game. It’s an interactive movie, full of cool twists!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • Release: 2019
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


This is one of the best side-scrolling RPG games. It is reminiscent of Castlevania in its 90s theme and looks, but it has its own unique charm and narrative. Still, expect to find classic demonic enemies, medieval settings, and several references to other games in the genre.

Into The Breach

  • Release: 2018
  • Platforms: PC and Switch


Game with a turn system, which takes place on an 8×8 board. You face aliens who want to eliminate the human race. It reminds me a little of Plants vs. Zombies in style, mainly because each unit is unique in its abilities.

Inside

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


The game is very similar to Limbo! In it you also control a boy who needs to progress in the scenario, solving puzzles. The world has few colors and is practically silent, which gives that horror game feels.

Little Nightmares

  • Launch: 2017
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia and Switch


A puzzle game in which the player controls Six, a girl who must escape from a boat full of enemies. You don’t have weapons, so your only way to get out alive is to be smarter to hide and solve the puzzles.

Child of Light

  • Release: 2014
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii U and PC


Child of Light
deserves to be highlighted mainly for the visual issue. Characters and sets were beautifully designed, looking like a work of art. Help Princess Aurora to return to her home and escape from the magical kingdom of Lemuria!

Don’t Starve Together

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC


In Don’t Starve Together you should just try not to starve. It’s a challenging survival that can be played with friends or solo. The cartoonish and dark look brings personality to the game, and you can collect lots of fun characters!

Undertale

  • Release: 2015
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4, PS Vita and PC


Undertale is an RPG of choices. You can kill, try to dialogue, and even convert enemies into good allies. The mission is to leave the underworld and return to the Earth’s surface, facing demons and puzzles in the dungeons.

Overcooked

  • Release: 2018
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch


Overcooked is not just a cooking game, but a cooking game for those who like adrenaline. You have to cook and deliver all the dishes before time runs out but in pretty awkward situations. Whether in car traffic or icebergs, its mission is to ensure customer satisfaction.

Path of Exile

  • Release: 2013
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC


Path of Exile is completely inspired by Diablo. Some players think he’s what Diablo 3 should have been. In fact, it is a super engaging game, with ample possibilities for customization and character evolution.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

  • Release: 2010
  • Platforms: PC


Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a psychological horror. The player controls Daniel, who wakes up in a dark castle, not remembering why he’s there. The only thing he knows is that there is some creature following him. And the mission, obviously, is to escape alive.

Subnautics

  • Release: 2014
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC


Subnautica’s
proposal is similar to Journey’s, in which you silently explore the scenarios. In this case, it is under the waters of the ocean, finding rare and beautiful specimens, as well as deadly dangers. A visually very cool journey to take.

The Way Out

  • Release: 2018
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC


Way Out was a small revolution, as it allows players to play the same campaign from different consoles. The story is the same, but the actions of each player will determine who does best in the end of this Prison Break of video games.

Terraria

  • Release: 2011
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Switch,

Nintendo 3DS, Mobile and PC
Terraria is a game similar to Minecraft. You can build worlds while exploring those worlds for resources. There is a line of quests, but it’s not that cool compared to the possibility of creating universes and characters freely!


September 12th

  • Release: 2003
  • Platforms: Browser


Created by Uruguayan designer Gonzalo Frasca, September 12th is a major critique of the United States’ fight against terrorism. Your mission is to blow up terrorists without killing civilians. When it kills civilians, more terrorists are born in its place. Can you win the game?

Observer

Launch: 2017
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, and PC


In Observer you are a detective who can hack people’s minds. The horror is in the things you discover as you use this skill, so it is a very psychological game.

Mount and Blade

  • Release: 2008
  • Platforms: PC


Mount and Blade
is a sandbox RPG with lots of free content and lots of customization options. It also has a lot for players to do, although it has outdated graphics.

Unravel

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC


Unravel is almost the same case as Ori and Journey: it is wonderful for its narrative quality and deep emotion. It has beautiful graphics, and the main character, Yarny, captivates with his little woolen yarns while exploring Scandinavia.

No Man’s Sky

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC


The controversial No Man’s Sky is now one of the best walking simulation games. As it doesn’t exactly have a definite objective, its freedom to explore the universe is almost infinite. Build bases, giant robots, and evolve your ship and weapons for frantic space combat!

Untitled Goose Game

  • Release: 2019
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC


Untitled Goose Game won a BAFTA for best game of the year precisely because it’s unlike anything else out there. You control a very cheeky goose that roams the city and whose mission is to make players’ lives miserable!

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

  • Release: 2015
  • Platforms: PS4


Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
has won several awards for storytelling. The mechanics are truncated, and the game is slow in terms of progression, but it’s well worth it to find out what happened to all the residents of this charming village where the game is set.

The Stanley Parable

  • Release: 2011
  • Platforms: PC


The Stanley Parable is super complex. It’s a game about the act of playing, full of paradoxes, contradictions. Dying and failing is part of the game, but as you explore and understand the narrative, you get even more passionate about the game and about being a gamer.

Among Us

  • Release: 2018
  • Platforms: PC and Mobile


Among Us is a modern “detective and thief” in which you can either be a crew member of a spaceship or the saboteur. The crew must make the ship take off. The saboteur must prevent this by killing all the crew. And, of course, without being discovered and thrown off the ship.

Granny

  • Launch: 2017
  • Platforms: Mobile and PC


Granny became a rage between 2018 and 2019 as a good horror game. In this survival, your enemy is an old zombie who wants to prevent you from leaving your house. If you solve all the puzzles in the right order and don’t get caught by the old woman, you can escape. Otherwise, a lot of fright and death.

SuperHot

  • Release: 2016
  • Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC


SuperHot is a critique of virtual reality and the way we deal with time. As you progress, the gameplay gets faster, faster and you can’t stop or understand what’s going on. Only eliminate and eliminate enemies. It’s almost game for game, intended to make you think about how you spend your life.

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