7 Awesome Indie Games You Must Try
Indie games are video games created by a very small group of individuals without any backing from publishers. Its almost like indie artists releasing their music without any record label.
Today Indie games are just as amazing (sometimes even better) like the popular mainstream games. Since there isn’t any publisher behind there are no restrictions, that’s the reason why some of the indie games have richer gameplay mechanisms as well as some of the best designs.
So here are some of the best indie games I have played so far, sure there will be game more better and spectacular than this so don’t just stop here.
Hyper Light Drifter
This is one of the most beautiful 16bit game I have ever played. You usually don’t expect such polished game from an indie developer.
For starters, Hyper Light Drifter is a action-rpg, developed by Heart Machine. This game is considered as a considered a combination of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo by many because of it’s characteristics. Just to be clear this game isn’t out yet but luckily I played the preview build and boy it was awesome.
Hyper Light Drifter will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One and Wii U when it released somewhere in 2015.
The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga is a Viking-themed tactical-rpg developed by Stoic. This game is beautiful, like there was an amazing amount of thinking put behind the art and story of the game.
Since it is a strategy based game there has to be various stories resulting as per your choices and these stories are surely amazing. Sure the gameplay seems to be quite repetitive and the soundtrack just meh! but this is a game worth playing even after it’s flaws.
The Banner Saga is available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Android, iOS and Vita.
Yet another action-rpg game on this list, Bastion is one of the most critically acclaimed indie game developed by Supergiant Games. This game has sold over 3 million copies across all platforms by January 2015.
You play the Kid, who wanders around the post-apocalyptic world, destroyed by an event called the Calamity. Throughout the game you hear the beautiful voice of the narrator and immerse yourself in the story thanks to that amazing soundtrack.
Bastion is available on PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Vita.
Road Not Taken
Road Not Taken is different, it’s a roguelike puzzle game about surviving life’s surprises developed by Spry Fox. It is full of mysteries and discovering the unknown adventures that lies ahead.
The gameplay is very simple, all you have to do is is reunite the lost childrens with their mothers but without dying and amazingly the way to do it different based on your combinations much like cooking.
Road Not Taken is available on PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Vita and iOS.
Dustforce is a platformer developed by Hitbox Team. In Dustforce, you play as one of four janitorial warriors looking to rid this world of all of the filth.
Okay you are not supposed to clean the world like a usual janitor but in the stylist way possible. This game surely is challenging and fun but probably not for everyone. With that gameplay the beautiful 2D graphics just makes it much better.
Dustforce is available on PC, PlayStation 3, Mac, Vita and Xbox 360.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Dust: An Elysian Tail is a yet another action-rpg on the list developed by Humble Hearts. This game was completely designed by a one man team but still has that amazing level graphics.
Dust takes place in the fictional world of Falana, where the player plays a character called Dust who ties to remember his past. The artistically immersive graphics and the amazing open world makes this game amazing.There is just much to explore.
Dust: An Elysian Tail is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Mac, iOS and Xbox 360.
Guacamelee! is a amazing action platformer by developer Drinkbox Studios. It’s definitely too short, but also stylized, unique and downright fun to play.
In Guacamelee!, players control Juan as he fights his way across various enemies and obstacles in order to rescue El Presidente’s daughter. This game perfectly blends the retro elements with it’s beautiful graphics. The awesome mix of combat and open-world exploration makes it worth trying.
Guacamelee! is available on PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Vita.