Best PS4 Indie Games PlayStation 4 Indies Guide Feature
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What are the best indie games on PS4? It's an almost impossible question, as there are so many great ones to choose from. Indies are incredibly diverse, and the PS4 plays host to hundreds of excellent experiences.

What do we mean by indie games, exactly? It's a term that's had its meaning shift over time, but most people use it to refer to lower budget games from small teams. Indies really hit their stride with PS4, and the result is countless fascinating titles trying something a little different from the heavy hitters.

To name a few examples, there are some relatively well-known games like Hotline Miami, Bugsnax, and Journey that fall under the indie label. However, there are so, so many to consider. Slay the Spire, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, The Witness — the list goes on and on.

Selecting a handful of the best indie games on PS4 is a tricky task, and that's why we need your help. All the games featured on this list are ranked and rated by Push Square readers like you. You have a direct impact on this page by leaving a user rating on indie titles, shaping the order of games and which ones appear. To do so, you can click the star icon next to each game and pick a rating, or do the same via individual game pages.

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Note: Games need a minimum of 20 individual ratings to be included in this guide. If a favourite of yours is missing from the page, odds are it just needs more ratings before it shows up.

Best PS4 Games

Without further ado, below is a list of the best indie games on PS4, ranked and rated by the Push Square community.


Publisher: SUPERHOT Team / Developer: SUPERHOT Team
Release Date: 21st Jul 2017 (USA) / 19th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)
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It's hard to be original these days, but along comes Superhot with a genius twist on the first person shooter. Time only moves when you do in this clever indie game, meaning you can dodge bullets and land some crazy kills in slow-mo. It plays out almost like a puzzle game as you plan your movements and anticipate your enemies. Don't let the simplistic visual style fool you, this is one of the most creative shooters on PS4.

19. Fez (PS4)

Fez (PS4)
Fez (PS4)
Publisher: Polytron Corporation / Developer: Polytron Corporation
Release Date: 25th Mar 2014 (USA) / 26th Mar 2014 (UK/EU)

Fez has been around longer than the PS4, but Phil Fish's puzzle platformer has stood the test of time. It remains a brilliantly unique game, with its dimension-flipping core mechanic leading to some astonishing twists and turns. As you run and jump through the (seemingly) 2D world, the game unfolds a grander mystery that's a joy to discover. It's a poster child for indie games for a reason.

18. The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)

The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)
The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition (PS4)
Publisher: Devolver Digital / Developer: Croteam
Release Date: 13th Oct 2015 (USA) / 13th Oct 2015 (UK/EU)

The Talos Principle may seem derivative at first glance, but this first-person puzzler manages to stand out. You'll mostly be completing short environmental puzzles using tech jammers and lasers, and these are cleverly designed in themselves. However, intelligent writing and a slowly unraveling mystery will stay with you much longer.

17. The Witness (PS4)

The Witness (PS4)
The Witness (PS4)
Publisher: Thekla / Developer: Thekla
Release Date: 26th Jan 2016 (USA) / 26th Jan 2016 (UK/EU)

Announced alongside the PS4 itself, Jonathan Blow's latest head-scratching puzzler is a modern classic. The Witness plops you down on a mysterious island dotted with hundreds of panels, each with a grid-based conundrum for you to solve. The non-linear design means you're free to tackle them in any order, but the real genius of the game is the way it subliminally teaches you its unique language. Masterfully designed, gorgeous, and totally original, this isn't just one of PS4's best indies, it's one of its best games full stop.

16. Slay the Spire (PS4)

Slay the Spire (PS4)
Slay the Spire (PS4)
Publisher: Humble Bundle / Developer: MegaCrit
Release Date: 21st May 2019 (USA) / 21st May 2019 (UK/EU)

Slay the Spire is a roguelike deckbuilder, something that many might shy away from, but it's fantastic. Each character has their own pool of cards you may find on each run, and you can discover some amazing synergies that'll see you wiping the floor with enemies. With so many random elements and new strategies to find, the replay value is through the roof. Its art isn't the greatest, but it's a seriously smartly designed game from top to bottom.