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 one another. 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.
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.
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 correct 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.
You may have heard about that game with the nasty goose -- well, it's now on PS4, and it's wonderful. Untitled Goose Game has you parading around an English village, terrorising the locals as the feathered fiend. It's so simple in its design, but is packed with personality, resulting in an extremely accessible and wickedly funny adventure. Whether it's stealing someone's keys or sneaking into a pub, causing trouble in this tiny world is effortlessly entertaining. It might be short, but every moment is a joy.
If you're a big fan of 2D platformers, N++ is borderline essential. All you need to do is reach the exit of each single-screen level using the momentum-based abilities of your little ninja avatar. It's extremely simple, but expertly done: gameplay is smooth as butter, instant restarts make it hopelessly addictive, and the visuals are superbly minimalistic. With thousands of levels across single player, multiplayer, and user-submitted creations, N++ will last even the most hardcore platformer fan a very long time.