Indie Game (also known as Independent Video Games) is a video game that is often developed without the support of the publisher, although some games are aided by publishers are still known as Indie. These games focus on innovating and rely on Digital Distribution. There are some games have been successful financially such as World of Goo, Braid, Minecraft, Undertale. In short, indie games share specific characteristics and are created by small teams, individuals, or small independent companies. Indie games are smaller as compared to other mainstream titles. The developers who created the indie games have limited in ability to create graphics rely on gameplay innovation. Both new gameplay innovation and some classic game genres have discovered in these games. Minecraft is an indie game, where the player controls a character from a first-person viewpoint in a block-based world with an ability to create anything using the variety of blocks. In the Undertale game, the player can control a character, explore the dungeons full of monsters, and struggle to collect the treasure to progress through the game.
Cuphead is an action, side-scrolling, run and gun, single-player, and multiplayer video game published and developed by Studio MDHR Entertainment. The game offers a beautiful world in which you assume the role of the titular character known as Cuphead, who must battle his way against a set of bosses through various levels to repay a debt to the devil. The game offers a series of levels based on continuous boss fights.
You have infinite lives and have to keep weapons to destroy enemies. You can explore the world from a side-scroll and shoot fire continuously to defeat various bosses to move to the next level. After gaining enough points, you can purchase new weapons and charms from the market using your points or coins. You use the Charms to gain special abilities like an extra life. The game looks easy to play in the beginning, but as you proceed, it becomes tough to master. Try it out, and it’ll entertain you.
Undertale is a Single-player Role Playing and Puzzle sgame by Toby Fox. The game offers a Top Down perspective and allows the players to control a Child’s character who falls in the underworld. This large secluded region under the Earth’s surface is separated by a very thin Magic Barrier. After falling to the Underworld, the game tasks the player to explore the world, meet monsters on your way up the surface, engage into epic combats with the monsters and keep on going up while reigning a Bullet hell over the enemies. Undertale offers a choice-based gameplay and allows the players to either kill the monsters or spare them and the decisions that the players makes, directly affect the ending of the game. There is also brief Dialog included in the game, and that feature allows the player to interact with various characters in the game, know the directions and get info about safe passageways, etc. Undertale offers Puzzle elements as well in the game and allows the players to solve some of the most complex puzzles while exploring the world and finding the way up. With the Scripted events, Bullet hell combats, loads of obstacles, Boss fights, an epic journey to complete, and Challenging puzzles, Undertale offers quite a unique experience of Action, RPG and Puzzle gaming elements to enjoy.
Inside is an Adventure, Puzzle-Platform, and Single-player video game created and published by Playdead. The game offers side-scroll elements and lets you get into the role of a young boy to dive into the game world. The game offers the similar gameplay like Limbo. In the game, your main goal is to explore the surreal environment, solve a series of challenging puzzles and earn points. The character can run, walk, climb, swim, and interact and use objects to overcome obstacles to progress in the game. After progressing in the game, the boy gets the ability to control the bodies of enemies to complete puzzles. According to the story, the red-shirted boy trapped in a strange city populated with zombie-like peoples, worms, and pigs. In the game, you must use farm equipment and animals to escape to the city. With the best mechanics, addictive and immersive gameplay, superb visuals and exciting story, Inside is the best game to play and enjoy.
#4 Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is a role-playing farming simulation developed by Sickhead Games. The game allows the players to control a virtual character who inherits land and a house from his grandfather. It tasks the player to clear up the plot, throw away the boulders, cut down the bushes and unwanted trees, and rebuild the farm from scratch. The secondary task of the game is to grow crops, raise livestock and generate revenue by selling the products.
Once there is enough money in hand, buy more land and expand the farm, construct new buildings and facilities. The NPCs in the game are there as well, and the game’s social element allows the players to interact, engage in relationships, raise families, help them in farm-related matters, and get help from them. It offers a procedurally generated game world, beautiful 3D graphics, cool mechanics, and a great backstory that keeps players engaged till the end.
#5 Night in the Woods
Night in the Woods is an Adventure and Single-player video game for cross-platform created by Infinite Fall and published by Finji. The plot revolves around the exploration, in which you control a mysterious cat named as Mae, who kicked out from the college to find unexpected changes. Mae is a child, who can run, jump, and attack his way to learn new mechanics that allows him to manipulate the Possum Springs, a strange town full of various anthropomorphic animals. You act as a cat with a task to explore the world from a side-scroll perspective and fulfill a variety of levels to uncover the dark secrets of the town. You can interact with the environment, and NPCs to collect the information about the task and process to find clues and complete the task. The game world is full of characters to interact and a variety of levels to complete. As you advance through the game, it becomes challenging to master. Night in the Woods is the best game to play.
Abzû combines the elements of Adventure, Underwater Exploration, and Single-player Simulation. The game lets the player get into the role of the protagonist and explore the fantastic ocean environment. Find the hidden treasure, and search the sea life. Encounter lots of sea creatures such as Dolphins, Sharks, Small Fishes, and other species. Complete a series of challenging tasks and earn experience points that can be used to unlock the further area of the game. Enhance your abilities by exploring the game world and immerse yourself in rendered ocean environments. Discover new worlds into the heart of the sea and encounters with sea creatures. The game is inspired by the Endless Ocean. It offers prominent features such as Detailed Environment, Addictive Gameplay, Superb Mechanics, brilliant Controls, Multiple Tasks and more. Try it out and you’ll enjoy it.
Firewatch is a First-person Action, Adventure and Mystery video game. The game takes the players back to the year 1989 and leaves them right in the middle of the Shoshone National Forest and lets them be Fire Lookout named as Henry. The game revolves around two main characters, Henry and Delilah, Henry’s Supervisor and tells the story of a mystery that formed over a Conspiracy. Firewatch is full of mysterious incidents, happenings, and all the pondering situations. According to the storyline, Henry works as a Fire Lookout, Delilah Assists him as a Supervisor and the story is about finding the roots of mystery that rocked the minds of the characters of the game. It all starts when Delilah Calls on Henry to investigate an illegal Firework at a Lake. Henry reaches to the spot only to find out two teenage girls Skinny Dipping who blame him for leering. On his way back to his watch tower, Henry finds a Cave locked and sees the shadows of a shrouded figure, returns to his Watch Tower and finds it completely ransacked. Next day, Henry gets to Communication line where he finds it cut along with a note from the girls. He plots to scare them away but finds their Camp abandoned. Some time later, on another location, Henry finds a Disposable Camera that belongs to Brian, son of Ned, the outdoorsman, and a fellow Fire lookout. Brian and Ned are both missing. This is where player’s character gets into the play. The game tasks the players to search for Brian, and Ned and the mission Girls, and solve the Mystery that’s bothering Henry big time. Firewatch is all about mysteries and amazing happenings that lead to an epic open world gameplay. With a great story, plenty of room for the gameplay, open world environment, fantastic characters and their own stories, Firewatch offers a remarkable and kind of twisted gameplay to enjoy. For all those who love playing mystery games, Firewatch would definitely be a great source of entertainment.
#8 Papers, Please
Papers, Please or also known as Papers, Please: A Dystopian Document Thriller is a Puzzle video game by an Indie video game developer named as 3909. The game focuses on the Emotional Life of a character who works as an Immigration Officer. Set in the Dystopian country of Arstotzka, the protagonist goes through the Emotional toll every day while deciding about who to let in the country and whom to stop. The ultimate task of the player is to check the documents of people by using various tools and stop the Criminals, Smugglers, and Terrorists from entering the country. When certain discrepancies are discovered in the documents, the players investigates the individuals and tries to collect data about the ones with faulty or suspicious documents. The further investigation includes Full-body Scan, Fingerprint verification, demanding more information, and the decision of denying the entrance, etc. The full day shift of the player doing all the things goes on in real-time and the players does all every day in the game. At the end of every day, players get rewarded with money based on his performance (Less Penalties, Bribes Collected, Items Confiscated, etc.). The players are allowed to use the earned money on daily life expenses such as paying the rent, buying food, and other necessities. The game kind of looks like a Life-Simulation but it is a bit different from that. With a remarkably addictive and involving gameplay, cool 3D visuals and all the amazing benefits of working as an Immigration Officer, Papers, Please offers a brilliant Puzzle and Interactive experience to enjoy.
#9 Electronic Super Joy
Electronic Super Joy is a brilliant new Action, Puzzle Platformer and indie video game by Michael Todd Games. it takes you to an amazing musical world where you’ll have to Run, Jump, Fly and go through amazingly challenging obstacles all set up on some really difficult platforms in three different and quite unforgiving worlds. Electronic Super Joy offers over fifty challenging levels, 8 hours of purely entertaining gameplay, amazingly blasting Boss battles, loads of enemies, and features like low gravity, rotating worlds, humongous monsters and brimming missiles etc. With a great setting, engaging game-play, great visuals, regular content updates and loads of other exciting things, Electronic Super Joy is a best Puzzle and Platform video game to play and enjoy.
Braid is a cool Action-Adventure and Puzzle-Platform video game Created by Hothead Games, Braid is available on multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Steam, XBox 360 and PS3 and offers a number of cool upgrades and stuff. Although the gaming environment is quite similar to Super Mario but, the puzzles and game-play is quite like Limbo, Badland and Contre Jour etc. Another great feature included in the game is the ability of the player to reverse the time. For example. If you die in the game you can always reverse the time and save yourself whenever you reach the same point where you died previously. This feature alone attracts the players a lot. Six different playing scenarios, everyone with a unique set of challenging puzzles to solve and twisted structure of the game gets you to the whole new level of excitement and Adventure-based Puzzle-Platform gaming. Braid is a wonderful alternative to a lot of games of the same genre. Do give it a try and enjoy the ultimate fun.
#11 Cave Story
Cave Story is an Adventure, Platform and Single-player Shooter video game developed and published by Nicalis. The story takes place in the cave and revolves around the protagonist who awaken in this cave. After exploring the environment, he discovers a doctor who forces the cave’s inhabitant to battle for him to dominate the world. The protagonist decides to assist the inhabitant and flee them from the coverage of doctor. The game contains a variety of levels and it goes challenging as you advanced. Navigate the world from side-scroll, fight against strange creatures using different weapons and clear the set of levels to shift onto final level where you have to battle against doctor and rescue the innocent creatures. You can collect different weapons during the gameplay and may toggle at any time by pressing the button. Earn experience points and interact with Non-player Characters. Maintain your health bar, you’ll die when your health bar goes to zero. With exciting features, brilliant controls and superb gameplay, Cave Story is the best game to play and enjoy.
Owlboy is an Adventure, Platform and Single-player video game created and published by D-Pad Studio. The game takes place in the land of the Sky consists of an island separated by a catastrophic event. The player controls the protagonist named as Octus, who can fly and carry multiple objects during flight can throw at enemies to kill. There are a series of levels available, and the player can discover new allies while exploration that accompanies him during the epic journey, each character has its unique set of weapons and properties. During the gameplay, the player has to avoid obstacles, fight enemies to kill them and become the best adventurer around the world. The game takes the player in the monster-infested ruins world full of hidden secrets. The player can carry out anything in the level and can throw to kill enemies. As the game progress, it offers strong levels that the player has to accomplish at any cost. Owlboy offers core features such as massive Dungeons, Challenging Boss Battles, Mixture of Platform and Flight elements, and more. Check out the game and have fun.
#13 Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program or also known as KSP is a Single-player Space Flight, Building and Construction and Simulation video game by Squad. The game is built using the updated Unity Engine and offers playability on Multiple Platforms including Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii. The game allows the players to control a whole Space Mission Program named as Kerbal Space Program, Have a Crew of Humanoid Aliens known as Kerbals and enjoy Exploring the Space. Game’s Complex and realistic Orbital Physics helps players learn about the Hohmann Transfer Orbits (Start from a Lower Orbit and end up in a Higher Orbit) maneuvers and enjoy piloting the ship. According to the gameplay and game story, the game tasks the players to head a Nascent Space Program, Control the Kerbals (Intelligent Humanoid Aliens from an Earth-like planet Kerbin) and enjoy learning to maneuver into Space. Kerbal Space Program gameplay is divided into two main parts such as Construction and Flight, and it allows the players to construct various types of Rockets, Aircraft, Rovers, etc. Once the ships are created, the players can simply launch them into Space from in-game launch Pad, explore the Space and complete various objectives of the game. The game offers various types of mission such as Reaching to a Certain Height, Escape the Atmosphere, Reach Stable Orbit, Capture Asteroids, Create Space Stations, Visit different Planets and collect information about them, etc. With all the Space Exploration fun, Unique game Physics and mechanics, and interesting gameplay, Kerbal Space Program is a fun Space Simulation to enjoy.
#14 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth combines the elements of Rough-like, Dungeon Crawling, Shooter, Action-Adventure and Horror developed and published by Nicalis. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and offers an exciting story of the Binding of Isaac inspired by the childhood of McMillen growing up in a religious family. You take on the role of the young boy known as Isaac whose mother locks the protagonist in his room and convinced she is doing the job of god. His mother wants to sacrifice Isaac to prove here faith, Isaac becomes scared and escapes to the basement and lock himself. The game takes place in the fictional underground world full of monsters, and strange creatures. Explore the game world, fight against monsters, and other creatures to complete several missions and earn points that you can use to unlock upgrades. You have to gather items and power-ups to enhance your abilities and take down foes. With addictive gameplay, superb mechanics, and brilliant visuals, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.
#15 Nex Machina: Death Machine
Nex Machina: Death Machine is a Single-player and Multiplayer Multi-directional Shooter video game developed and published by Housemarque for PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. The game revolves around the Shoot ‘em up element and offers exciting gameplay played from a top-down perspective. It takes place in the stunning environment where the player as the protagonist can move through rooms shooting hordes of enemies while struggling to save the humanity. He can collect power-ups and can use his earned points to upgrade weapons throughout the levels. It brings a thrilling story, in which the humanity is standing on the edge of destruction in the future world of Nex Machine. The player as the hero must manipulate the world from a top-down perspective, use a variety of weapons and effort to kill enemies to progress through the game. As the game advances, it becomes difficult to play. With prominent features, addictive gameplay, and superb mechanics, Nex Machina: Death Machine is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.
#16 Prison Architect
Prison Architect combines the elements of Construction and Management Simulation created and published by Introversion Software. The game offers top-down gameplay and deals with city-building genre. The main objective of the player is to build and run a prison to earn money and experience points. It offers the similar gameplay like Theme Hospital, and the player has to build different units, rooms, cages, and office. Hire staff such as a warden, workers, and guards and train them. There are two types of roles that the player can assume such as Governor and Architect. It has a set of levels, and the player will rank up as he completes the objectives. The player can enjoy two different types of modes offering different challenges, story and gameplay such as Escape mode and Story mode. Navigate the world, complete tasks and expand the prison further and further to earn lots of money and points and compete against rival NPCs. With superb gameplay, addictive soundtracks, and brilliant visuals, Prison Architect is the best game as compared to other Business Simulations.
#17 To the Moon
To the Moon is an Adventure, Role-playing, and Single-player video game developed and published by Freebird Games. The game takes place in the randomly generated world and offers an exciting story in which Sigmund Corp develop a technology that creates artificial memories. The Corporation offers their service to people on their beds. The game lets you get into the role of the protagonist and explore the memories of Johnny to locate items and gather energy from them to strengthen his memory and connect to his old age to go back his childhood. You must explore the areas where Johnny lived to find clues. Complete a series of challenging levels, interact with NPCs and earn points. Unlock new areas using your points and fulfill your missions. You must help the Johhny to fulfill his wish of going to the moon. With the best mechanics, addictive gameplay, superb visuals, and exciting story, To the Moon is the best game to play and enjoy.
#18 Dwarf Fortress
Dwarf Fortress is an Open Ended RTS, Roguelike, Construction, management and City-Building video game. The game is set up in a procedurally generated game world in which you control two different groups of dwarfs. Your objective is to make the two dwarf groups work and build an underground fortress and all the buildings required. The open world is full of continents, oceans, and beastly civilizations and allows you to gather up resources by fighting and defeating your enemies. Text based game interface, Turn-Based Strategy and Roguelike game elements make this game a bit different than others but quite addictive and engaging. Dwarf Fortress features dwarfs with different mood swings and skills, for example, you can make a dwarf craft super beautiful and legendary artifacts or you can just task them to go search for resources etc. Dwarf Fortress features best 3D graphics, a lot of exciting objectives to complete, a huge amount of objects/resources to collect and much more. Do try it out.
#19 Super Meat Boy Forever
Super Meat Boy Forever is an amazing, Adventure, Platform, Side-scroll and Single-player video game developed and published by Team Meat for Nintendo Switch. It is the sequel to Super Meat Boy and introduces improved graphics and gameplay. According to the story, the antagonist of the game has kidnapped the Meat Boy and the adorable baby girl named Nugget of Bandage Girl. It comprises up to six different chapters, in which the player must run, jump, kick, punch and slide in his way through procedurally generated levels that increase in difficulty each time the player rank up. The player acts as Meat Boy with a task to reach the end of each level while jumping to avoid obstacles and fighting enemies to beat them. As the player advances, the game becomes challenging to play and unlock its harder levels to enjoy. Each level contains a set of enemies, insane obstacles, and hurdles. Super Meat Boy Forever offers addictive features such as Bosses, Randomly Constructed Levels, lots of Secrets to uncover, Surprises and more. Try it out, if you love playing Platform games.
Limbo is an award winning Puzzle-Platform and Action-Adventure video game by PlayDead. The game offers wonderfully immersive game-play and lets you enjoy a Side-Scrolling marvel in which your task is to be a little kid, travel through a dark jungle, solve a number of puzzles in order to carry on your way and defeat some nasty monsters to survive. Huge Spiders, Bear Traps, Dark passages, machine enemies and anti-gravity guns are some of the obstacles that you are destined to go through, remain on your course and get out of this God-forsaken world and eventually find your missing sister. With a mesmerizing and amazing environment, brilliant visuals and an addictive and challenging game-play, Limbo is quite fun to play.
#21 TowerFall Ascension
TowerFall Ascension is one of the best games of this specific genre. This brilliant Action, Fighting, Archery and Combat masterpiece allows you to enjoy a game-play inspired by the classics and takes you to a whole new level of entertainment plus the quality gaming. TowerFall Ascension lets you engage yourself in epic Duels and Versus matches, use your abilities and special skills to defeat your enemies/opponents and master all the techniques of the pros. TowerFall Ascension offers insane amounts of treasures to loot, loads of power-ups, and abilities to catch the arrows mid-air while fighting with the enemies, monsters and other players. With Co-Op quests, and Multiplayer Support, TowerFall Ascension offers over 120 unique game maps, 50 hardcore battles, cool power-ups, 4 main and more unlockable player characters, loads of new stuff to discover and an immersive game-play to enjoy.
#22 Golf Story
Golf Story mixes the Adventure, Sports, and Role-playing elements developed and published by Sidebar Games. The game supports both Single-player and Multiplayer modes and eight different course available to play. In the beginning, the player needs to select his team and pick up the course where he has to compete against another team. Each course in the game has its unique challenges, secrets and people. The game brings a dramatic story with a variety of exciting characters. The story revolves around the golfer who are trying to reclaim his childhood love after not participating the game for twenty years. It focuses on traditional role-playing element, using the golf element instead of combat. The game allows the player to navigate the eight unique areas freely, each area is full of side quests and mini-games that enable the player to earn experience points, rewards and money. The player can use his rewards and money to create the traditional three-click system. With addictive gameplay, superb mechanics, and compelling graphics, Golf Story is the best game to play and enjoy.
#23 Nidhogg 2
Nidhogg 2 is an Action, Side-scroll Fighting, Party, and Pixel Graphics video game created and published by Messhof for multiple platforms. The game offers an exciting gameplay revolves around fighting element that you have never seen before. At the beginning of the game, you have to select your character, dive into the competition battle against enemies or other players to paint the walls with the flesh of foes. Your goal is simple, you just reach the other side and slay anyone that stands in your path. It serves as the sequel to Nidhogg and comes with improved gameplay and enhanced mechanics. During the gameplay, you can participate in tournament where you have to battle against up to eight players with a task to reach the top. There are four weapons and you must master the distinctive trails. Customize your character using stylish items and accessories. Nidhogg 2 comes with core features such as Online Matches as well as Private Mode, 10 Variables, 10 Stages, Stylize your Character, and more.
#24 The Witness
The Witness is an Adventure, Puzzle, First-person Perspective and Single-player Exploration video game created and published by Thekla, Inc. The game offers a beautiful world where it takes place and has an exciting gameplay based on Exploration of the Open-Ended world like Myst. The tropical Island full of human-made and natural structures and the player must navigate the landscapes, interact with the environment and solve a variety of mind-bending puzzles based on interaction with complex mazes hidden within the specific areas. In the start, the player has to find the clues to complete each puzzle and recording spread around the globe. The player takes on the unnamed protagonist, who explores an island with various natural formations and numerous structures. The island is split into different sections, and each offers its unique challenges, a set of puzzles and more. During exploration, the player can experience the most beautiful world that he has never seen before. There are dozens of locations to manipulate with more than five-hundred puzzles to accomplish or solve. Each puzzle brings a new idea and challenge. With addictive features, superb mechanics, and wonderful graphics, The Witness is the best game to enjoy.
#25 Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter is an Action Role-playing, 2D, Single and Multiplayer video game developed and published by Heart Machine. The game offers an exciting gameplay and takes place in the beautiful ruined world invaded by unknown dangers. The story revolves around the protagonist, who is a Drifter and get access to a lost technology that has been vanished and is suffering from illness. The character is equipped with a powerful sword and can get access to other weapons as he completes a variety of quests. The protagonist needs to expand the world to find rate batteries around the globe and unlocks the ability of weapons and arsenal. It includes a Role-playing game with area attack and long-range weapons. The game lets you get into the role of the protagonist and your ultimate aim is to explore the world from a top-down perspective, fight against enemies and defeat them using a variety of weapons and progress through the game to survive longer. It offers a beautiful and vast world to manipulate. Upgrades, different Weapons, New Skills, Traverse a Dark World, detailed Environment, Background Elements, Hand-Animated Characters, etc. are the prominent features of the game. Try it out.
Oxenfree is a Single-player Graphic Adventure video game developed and published by Night School Studio for cross platforms. In the game, the player takes on the role of the protagonist, a teenager named as Alex, who is on a weekend to an Island. The game revolves around supernatural events and the protagonist and his friend must explore the environment to unearth the mysteries of the Island. The player navigates the world from an isometric perspective, who has unleash the paranormal force on the island mistakenly. The player and his fellows must figure out about the force and find a way to fend off it. The game gameplay centers on walk and talk gameplay. Speech bubbles appear on the playfield over the head of the protagonist, instead of dialogue appearing during cutscenes, enabling the player select between two or three choices what the player will say next in the chat. Oxenfree offers prominent features such as an Intelligent Conversation System, Unique Radio Mechanics, Original Soundtracks, and more. Try it out, and you’ll enjoy it.
Rust is a Multiplayer Action-Adventure and Horror-Survival video game by Facepunch Studios. Currently, in the Alpha phase, Rust offers early access to the game on Steam. Set in a massive Open World, Rust allows you to survive in an unfriendly environment by simply crafting different items, exploration and by finding the supplies such as Food, Water, Shelter, loot, Weapons and medical Supplies, etc. It spawns you right in the middle of other online players and lets you use your wit to find ways in which you can survive. You must stay well fed to avoid starvation and drink plenty of water in order to eliminate the threat of being dehydrated. Encounters with the creatures will definitely result in your demise of win so you decide what to do. All the deadly creatures, harsh weather conditions, and all the obstacles must not defeat you if you want to survive. Rust with all the wonderful mechanics, visuals and immersive game-play is a fantastic game to play and enjoy.
#28 Gone Home
Gone Home is a First-person Indie Action-Adventure and Interactive Fiction Simulation developed by The Fullbright Company. The game takes place in the year 1995 and allows you to explore a mansion after coming back home after one long year. Every member of your family is vanished and you are left clueless about their sudden disappearance. In order to find them you must find clues, interact with objects and solve a number of challenging puzzles and mysteries. The game lets you be Kaitlin and allows you to explore the game world from a First-person Perspective, complete various game objectives in order to earn rewards, open up new areas and search for messages scattered all around the game world. Gone Home is an interactive video game that allwos you to look at objects, interact with them and keep on collecting the clues, objects and open up new game world areas to enjoy the game.
Proteus is a great Action-Adventure, Puzzle Platform and Exploration-based video game by Twisted Tree. The game takes you to an amazing dream-like world and leaves you on an island where you as the player will have to interact with objects, explore and solve some challenging puzzles in order to complete the game objectives. Proteus offers a procedurally generated game map and lets you experience traveling through the superbly designed valleys, ruins and a lot of other amazing wonders. With super fine graphics, amazing story and an immersive and engaging game-play, Proteus is one of the best Action-Adventure and Puzzle-Platform video games.
#30 Crypt of the NecroDancer
Crypt of the NecroDancer is a wonderful Rogue-like Action-Adventure, Exploration and a hardcore Rhythm video game by Brace Yourself Games. The game sets you up into the character of Cadence, whose father goes missing and she embarks on a journey to find him. While on exploration, she reaches the crypt controlled by the NecroDancer and falls in it. The NecroDancer steals her heart and forces her to get it back by fighting against the minions. Your task is to help Cadence traverse through the Dungeons, defeat the minions of NecroDancer by simply performing actions on musical beats, get her heart back, defeat the NecroDancer and finally free her father. Crypt of the NecroDancer allows you to play the game with built-in sound tracks or if you want you can play with your own music library. With thrilling encounters with minions and the NecroDancer, amazing eye-catching visuals, an addictive game-play and a wonderful story-line to follow, Crypt of the NecroDancer is a marvelous game to play and enjoy.
Bastion is a Wonderful Action-RPG video game developed by Supergiant Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game lets you control The Kid, move though floating platforms in a fantasy-based environment, fight enemies, collect Shards of Rocks, Use magical powers and different weapons (Swords, Hammers, knives etc.) in epic enemy encounters, explore and solve puzzles in World of Caelondia and enjoy the ultimate fun. With wonderful graphics, and challenging game-play, Bastion is a wonderful game to play. One brilliant feature of the game is the Dynamic Voice-over presented in a beautiful 2D environment and the Isometric Camera view makes it even more involving. For all the hardcore Action-RPG enthusiasts, Bastion offers hours of pure entertainment, so do try this one out.
#32 Her Story
Her Story mixes the Psychological Horror, Adventure, Detective, Point-and-Click and Single-player video game developed and published by Sam Barlow. It is a mystery game, playing like a true crime documentary where the game enables the player go hand on with the database of police of live action footage. The game starts with a film actress named as Viva Seifert, Joe Gideon and Shark. In the game, the player takes on the role of the detective who must solve a variety of murder cases and experience a unique gameplay from start to finish. The player needs to find and collect evidence, interact with suspects, and progress through the story to solve complicated cases. It lets the player sits in front of the computer, logs into the police database to find out hundreds of video clips that covers several interviews from 1994, in which the women are interrogated about their missing husband. The player can manipulate the police database by typing words and watch the clips where the player needs to collect evidence. Her Story is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.
#33 Dungeons of Dredmor
Dungeons of Dredmor is a cool Dungeon Crawler, RPG and Roguelike elements filled video game that sets you up as the only savior of the realm after the re-surfacing of the Dark Lord of Dredmor. The eternal forces and the mighty heroes that kept the Dark Lord beneath the earth for centuries have gone soft and the darkness and destruction is upon the mankind. You must stand up against the evil forces, embark on a journey full of wonders, dangers and unholy powers, defeat the terrifying monsters, go on epic quests and adventures, reach to the Dark Lord of Dredmor and finally defeat him in order to save the humanity. Equipped with special abilities, powers, weapons and heavy expertise, you must overcome the enemies and be an ultimate savior, the one who is awaited for so long. With an amazing setting, characters, enemies etc, a brilliant story and a wonderfully engaging game-play, Dungeons of Dredmor is quite a great game similar to Crowntakers. Do give it a go.
Defcon is a Real-time Strategy and Multiplayer video game developed by Introversion Software. The game takes place in the vector graphics of old computer themed the world and offers a variety of nuclear weapons. It comprises different nations and it allows you to select your nation and get into the game world where you have to destroy as much population of enemies as possible to score the highest points. Protect your land by defeating enemies and other players and gain experience points. The game rewards you with 2 points as you defeat your enemies and can lose one point as you lose or death in the game. There are different levels in the game and each level has its own time challenge. The game includes six different countries such as Latin America, Africa, North America, Russia, Europe and Asia. All countries contain over 1 billion population. It has a set of modes such as Offline mode, Diplomacy mode, Multiplayer mode as well as units. Nuclear missiles, aircraft, ships, and ground units are also features in the game. Try it out and you’ll enjoy it.
#35 The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable is one wonderful First-person, Action-Adventure, Interactive Fiction and Graphic video game like Gone Home. The game allows you to be “Stanley” and lets you choose between your actions either to follow the story or not to follow the story, have a choice or don’t have a choice, act as Stanley or simply don’t act as Stanley, it totally depends on you. This twisted game allows you to explore a strange world, buildings etc. and slowly find out the meanings of almost everything, solve quenching puzzles and be part of a strange strange world. With awesomely engaging story and loads of new content, amazing visual details and background music, voice over etc., and a brilliantly immersive game-play, The Stanley Parable is a wonderful game to play.
Soma is a mixture of Science Fiction, Horror-Survival, First-person Perspective, and Exploration elements developed and published by Fictional Games. The story revolves around the protagonist named as Simon Jarret, who finds himself at the facility under strange circumstance, struggling to unearth his past. According to the story, the world in threatened by strange creatures, trying to taking over humanity. The player assumes the role of the protagonist and his primary goal is to explore the facility from first-person perspective, encounter various creatures and struggle to solve puzzles. During exploration, the protagonist discovers a huge array of clues including audio tapes and notes, which creates atmosphere and progresses the plot. There is no combat system like other games by Fictional Games, and instead the player can use stealth elements, and can explore the environment, and solve puzzles to progress through the game. Players can manipulate the underground world, interact with NPCs, and objects to solve puzzles and earn experience points. Soma offers prominent features, immersive gameplay, and highly detailed environment. Try it out.
Thumper is Music, Rhythm and Single-player video game with an emphasis on Virtual Reality elements created and published by Drool. The game takes place in the stunning world and lets the player guide the space beetle along a track through a variety of fantastic worlds and struggle to fulfill the requirements of each objective. During the gameplay, the player needs to press the button to hit the notes on the track with the background music, while avoiding obstacles, jumping over spikes, turning challenging walls and defeating foes. The game is played from both the first-person perspective and a third-person view. There are numerous levels available, and each level is divided into several segments. After each segment, the player receives points and a rating display how well the player did. Thumper includes prominent features, smooth controls, and wonderful graphics, Thumper is the best game available to play on PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows only.
#38 Miner of Duty
Miner of Duty, an amazing mix-up of two most played and well-known games Minecraft and Call of Duty is an indie Sandbox building and FPS (First person Shooter) game. The game features single and multiplayer gaming modes, super cool 3D graphics, an open world gaming environment, lots of unlock able weapons and user created custom maps. On every achievement, player gets to unlock new weapons and many other power-ups to fight enemies more aggressively. Player can also manipulate the appearance of the character with the help of points scored as he moves further to the next levels of the game. As compared to many other indie games, Miner of Duty is a great Sandbox and shooting video game to play and enjoy. You’ll definitely like it. Miner of Duty is available to play on Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.
#39 Cave Story Plus
Cave Story Plus is one of the best Action filled Stealth, Puzzle-Platform and indie games. The game offers a unique storyline based on Mysterious themes and it takes you to an amazing world of Mimiga, the land of the Free Running Rabits named as Mimigas. After the attack of the mad Scientist, the Mimigas, are in grave danger and they are in dire need of your help. You act as an amnesiac boy, who wakes up in Mimiga with no memories of his past but he knows he has to save Mimiga and all of its resident Mimigas. Your task is to run, jump, fly and shoot your way through a series of platforms, explore a massive game world and eventually reach to the Mad Scientist. You must defeat the delusional Scientist and save the Mimiga. Cave Story Plus features enhanced graphics, great background music, over 20 boss battle game levels, amazing weaponry, four different game endings, a Metroid inspired setting, Easy Controls, a wonderfully simple storyline, brilliantly immersive and engaging game-play etc. try it out and you’ll definitely love this game.
#40 Evil Labs
Evil Labs is a Strategy, Base Building, and Single-player Building Simulation developed and published by Mirabilis Studios. The game offers the fantastic gameplay that you have never experienced before. The gameplay is about building and managing the evil laboratory, where you research and develop multiple diseases, infect inhabitants of the city, sell your product and get rich. At the beginning of the game, you have to build your lab with dozens of structure types and upgrades such as bedrooms, security offices, laboratories, power generator, and more. You must effort to improve your laboratory by completing several tasks and earn enough money to unlock upgrades. During the gameplay, after completing the evil empire, you have to hire staff to assist the construction of your laboratory, produce medicines, and more. You have to research new technologies to enhance and unlock new building upgrades, increase the ability of your staff, and find new elements to develop the disease. Research Technologies, Develop Diseases, Hire Staff, Infect People, Build your Lab, etc. are prominent features in the game.
#41 Sokoban Land DX
Sokoban Land DX is an Addictive Puzzle video game developed and published by Juliano Ferreira de Lima for Windows. The game takes place in five different worlds, comprises 100 individual levels. It features an exciting story, in which the protagonist needs your assistance in solving multiple issues. Each level has a set of blocks and a gate to move on to the next level after completing the puzzle. You can control your character and explore the stage from an isometric perspective, and your task is to place the blocks in their accurate position and open the gate to move freely. It supports both Single and Multiplayer modes. You can control both characters simultaneously and immerse yourself in puzzle experience. There are up to fifteen achievements available to overcome, and it introduces pleasant sound tracks. Sokoban Land DX offers core features such as different Modes (Co-op, Single-player, and Multiplayer), five different Worlds, Touch Controls and more. Try it out, and have fun.
#42 House of Velez
House of Velez is an Adventure, Horror-Survival, and Single-player video game developed by Dark Room Games. The game offers the terrific environment where it takes place and the plot revolves around the female protagonist named as Lily Velez, the beloved daughter of an archaeologist known as Victor Velez. Upon returning to her home, the protagonist receives a new of the disappearance of her father. Now, the player as the protagonist must explore the environment, find clues and evidence to trace the location of her father. She must start his search, solve tricky puzzles and earn points to advance through the game. It mixes the Puzzle and Stealth elements with emphasizes running, sneaking, and hiding mechanics. The game comes with focus Mode, enabling the player to see her fields of pursuers of vision and hearing the radius while monitoring her noise level. House of Velez includes prominent features such as a variety of Levels, Heart Rate Suspension, Haunting Ground, and more. Try it out, if you love playing horrific games.
#43 Gladiator School
Gladiator School is a 2D Action, Role-playing, Strategy, and Single-player Management Simulation published and developed by Raptor Claw Games for multiple platforms. The game offers a deep management simulation gameplay with hand-drawn environment and characters. In the game, you as the protagonist have decided to build a school. You needs to recruit fighters and command your fighters to train. Every decision you make in the game will matter. You must select the weapons, skills, and items wisely to advance through the game. Before sending your troops to battle you must train and equip them with weapons to survive in the brutal environment and defeat the opponents. Keep an eye on your fighters and make sure they perform well in battlefield. The ultimate task is to clear the field from enemies, make your fighters famous in the arena and earn as much coins as you can to become the master. Gladiator School includes prominent features such as Build and Run your School for Fighters, Acquire Slaves, huge Arsenal of Weaponry, Rewards, Hire Staff, and more.
#44 Amped 3
Amped 3 is the excellent Sports video game by 2K Sports and Indie Built. The game combines the elements of Action, Third-person Perspective, and Snowboard. It has both Single and Multiplayer modes and introduces several characters each with its unique abilities and personality. It is the 3rd entry in the series of Amped and available to play on Xbox 360. The game includes different ski resorts with a series of challenging. The player needs to earn respect points and money by accomplishing the challenges. Unlock gear, music, tricks and clothes by completing specific objectives. The player can perform particular type of tricks to gain extra points and can participate in timed runs, snowmobile challenges, sled races and more. The game increases the level difficulty, as the player progresses in it. Play against friends in Multiplayer mode and defeat them by crossing the finish before anyone else. Amped 3 offers prominent features such as Snowy Environments, a variety of Levels, challenging Stunts, and more. Try it out.
#45 Amped 2
Amped 2 is a Single and Multiplayer Snowboard video game developed Indie Built and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It is the sequel to the Amped game and offers an exciting gameplay where you can select your character and can race against other characters to win fantastic rewards. The game takes place in the snowy environment and includes several mountains. It offers the similar gameplay to its previous title and gas a variety of levels. You must explore the environment from third-person perspective and perform a variety of tricks to earn points while avoiding obstacles to progress through the game. Once you hit any obstacle the game will end you need to start from the beginning point. The game includes up to fourteen snowboarding prop such as Jeremy Jones, Travis Parker, LeBlanc and more. Off-axis, Flips, Spins, Jumps, Grabs, Tweaks, Ollies, etc. are the prominent tricks that you can perform during the gameplay. Amped 2 offers prominent features, exciting gameplay, and smooth controls. Try it out, and you’ll love it.
MicroTale is an Adventure, Sandbox, Traditional Role-playing, Questing and Single-player video game takes place in the fantasy-based world full of monsters and more. The player assumes the role of the protagonist and his ultimate task is to manipulate the world from a side-scroll perspective, build the lost civilizations, fight monsters, and progress through the game. There are a set of levels, and each level offers a variety of objectives to accomplish. He must interact with non-player characters, build different structures, use lots of items and gather resources to survive longer. It offers randomly generated maps, where the player can jump, interact and can complete tasks to earn rewards. Using multiple blocks, the player creates airship to cover the distance faster and can overcome obstacles to progress through the story. The game becomes desperate to play, as the player advanced and other features will be unlocked to play and enjoy. Through customization, the player can create and change the appearance of his character using multiple options. With addictive gameplay, superb mechanics, and smooth controls, MicroTale is the best game to play and enjoy.
#47 Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation
Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation focuses on Dogfighting, Action, and Space Combat Simulation gameplay developed by Jace Masula. The game has Single-player mode and mixes the Adventure, Sandbox, Crafting and Open world components. It takes place in the thrilling Universe and puts you in charge of a creepy spaceship loaded with weapons like mining beam and a laser. Select your one of thirty ship and customize it unique multiple choices, tools, equipment and more. Explore the environment, interact with non-player characters, and create your universe using tons of material. Set out your goal and struggle to become the master by accomplishing your missions. Earn points by defeating enemies and use them to unlock further content in the game. Before the start of the game, you can choose your character from available and can explore your created galaxy from both first and third-person perspective. Customize your Galaxy, Seven Asteroids, fifteen different Pirates, twenty-four Trainable Skills, etc. are prominent features in the game. With engaging gameplay, superb mechanics, and addictive controls, Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation is the best game to play.
#48 Shelter 2
Shelter 2 is another wonderful Action-Adventure, Indie, Graphic and Interactive video game by Might and Delight. The game lets you Control a Lynx from a third-person perspective, explore the wilderness, hunt for food, take care of its cubs and stay away from the harm. Shelter 2 is a bit of different from other games on our list but it provides with a wonderfully similar aesthetics and makes you love every bit of this brilliant game. The most prominent objective of the game is to survive in an unforgiving and harsh environment, keep the cubs alive and make them safe from all the prying entities that are part of the wilderness too. As the name suggests, you’ll have to provide the mother Lynx with shelter and help her out with all the things. With an amazingly addictive game-play, beautiful 3D graphics, amazing background music etc, Shelter 2 is a wonderful game to play and enjoy.
#49 I Am Bread
I Am Bread is a story of a slice of bread who wants to become a full grown “Bread” and struggles to achieve his goals by going on a journy. The game combines Action-Adventure, Indie and Simulation elements together and provides with an addictive game-play. I Am Bread lets you be that little slice of bread and go on a journey withing the kitchen, explore the world around you, interact with different objects, play games, solve puzzles and do whatever you can. You must also find a way to get out in the open and reach to the limits of exploration. You must achieve your goals of becoming a Bread by doing what no other Slice can do. I Am Bread features a great story mode in which you can engage yourself in Cheese Hunt (Find and gather Cheese), Begel Race (Race Against opponents), Rampage (Cause Destruction), Zero-G and Free-Play (Do whatever you want to do). With blazing graphics, a good story and amazing game-play, I Am Bread will surely amuse you if you play it. Do try it out.
Pharaoh is a Strategy, Tactics, Isometric, City-building and Single-player Simulation developed by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. The game mainly focuses on building ancient times, construction and management elements and lets you take on the role of the ruler. It takes place in Ancient Egypt, and your main goal is to build a city, pyramids, gather resources, and take care of your people. It has two different modes such as Free build and Campaign. You must focus on building the cities, settlements, tombs, and grand cities. Grow crops, hunt foods, and feed your people. Create troops to defend your city from rival gangs, and evils. Complete challenging quests and unlock new contents. Control everything in your city and expand it further and further. The game includes new elements such as Goals, Water, Health, Hunting, Farming, Infrastructure, Religion and more. Pharaoh offers core features such as Military, different and Ancient Landscapes, challenging Tasks, different Resources, Build and Lead your City, different Accessories and more. Try it out, and you’ll enjoy it.