What are the best indie games on PlayStation 4? It's a tough question. The PS4 plays host to a huge number of indie titles that vary wildly. From 2D pixel art platformers to gorgeous adventures with deep stories, the range of experiences available on PS4 is immense. In this list, we're going to do our best to present to you the indies we think are most worthy of your time.
As the game's name implies, this bizarre sandbox experience lets you play as an insane number of objects, animals, and elements. Gameplay is limited to rolling around, delving deeper and deeper into the low-poly world, and finding new areas to explore and things to inhabit. It doesn't sound like much, but it's wonderfully relaxing, especially when soundtracked by inspirational speeches from philosopher Alan Watts. One of the strangest games on PS4, and well worth trying.
Wargroove is a bit of a latecomer on PS4, but the pixelated strategy game was worth the wait. It's a deceptively deep, turn-based game of tactics that's surprisingly challenging. Unit placement, resource management, and ownership of buildings all play into the strategy, with each commander and their troops utilising their unique skills and attacks. The game is also jam-packed; you have a lengthy story campaign, arcade mode, and puzzles to play through, and that's before you get to user-generated content. Wargroove is one robust package.
Of the few games that put an emphasis on humour, Jazzpunk is one of the even fewer success stories. This is a brilliantly surreal adventure that will leave you both entertained and utterly bemused. Absolutely stuffed with gags and interesting characters and locations, this short trip into madness is well worth taking.
Knights and Bikes is a co-op action adventure about two girls scouring a British island for lost treasure, and it's as adorable as it sounds. Mixing simple environmental puzzles with frantic combat, it's consistently charming and delivers some wonderful moments. It's gorgeous to look at, a joy to play, and packed full of heart -- plus, it knows the right way to top a scone.
Super Time Force Ultra is barmy, and not just because PlayStation Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character. This is a pixelated shooter with a time-bending twist, allowing you to rewind disastrous situations, stop the clock completely, or tinker with time to cause all sorts of on-screen chaos. It's an indie that often goes all-in on the action, and it's a blast.