The Best Indie Video Games

Gaming 2 October 2019 | 0 Comments

In recent years, indie game developers have been gaining more recognition from the gaming community with their unique and engaging titles that are a breath of fresh air from the big-name publishers.

The popularity of casual gaming has also inspired a new breed of games that are slightly more challenging than the ones you play on your smart phone. These indie games target the hardcore gamers who are always on the lookout for something exciting.

The following are the best of indie video games so far.

Undertale (2015)

The game is about a child who is trapped in a region called Underground that isn’t readily accessible to everyone because of a barrier. The player must guide this child in finding a means of escape. This role-playing game has several endings based on the choices made by the player.

Braid (2008)

This platforming puzzle game features the Tim who is trying to save a kidnapped princess. One of its key features is Tim’s ability to manipulate time that he must use to erase his mistakes in the past.

Bastion (2011)

Set after the destruction of Caelondia, the Kid is given the task of collecting the Cores that used to power the city to restore it. Players will enjoy the Kid’s ability to float through different locations.

Super Meat Boy (2010)

Players will enjoy the three hundred levels that Meat Boy must go through to rescue Bandage Girl after the latter was kidnapped by Dr. Fetus. Although the gameplay involves controlling Meat Boy while he tries to avoid different obstacles, the platforming game still never gets old.

Spelunky (2008)

As the name suggests, the player will control a spelunker who explores several caves to find items. During his explorations, he will also meet some enemies and rescue damsels in distress.

Papers, Please (2013)

Set in Arstotzka, the player controls an immigration officer who must review the papers of immigrants trying to pass the border. Now while this might seem like a boring game to you, it features a story mode where the player should provide for his family by doing his job perfectly.

FTL: Faster Than Light (2012)

This ship simulation game allows the player to control a spacecraft tasked to deliver information to allies by crossing hostile territory. Sounds easy, eh? If the player’s ship is destroyed, however, he has to begin the game with a new ship.

Terraria (2011)

This sandbox game allows the players to choose from various activities, such as crafting, building, exploration, and combat. The player starts the game with just three items and must try to survive with those in a procedurally-generated world.

The Binding of Isaac (2011)

As the title suggests, the game is inspired by the Bible story of Isaac, but in the game, Isaac is left by his mother in their monster-filled basement after hearing god’s message.

Fez (2012)

Fez might seem like another puzzle game, but its objective is not just to put things in order, but to restore the universe’s order in the process.

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