15. Hotline Miami (PS4)
The pulsating soundtrack, the acid trip visuals, the unapologetic gore — Hotline Miami is a game that's been copied but never truly replicated. A modern classic, this top-down mobster murder-'em-up is brutal in more ways than one. It's a thrill ride from the word go, and a must-play for anyone who considers themselves an adrenaline junkie.
14. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PS4)
Developer Drinkbox Studios struck gold with Guacamelee, a side-scrolling Metroidvania with a comical Mexican wrapper. The Super Turbo Championship Edition is that same great game along with all its DLC bundled in and some extra content for good measure. Playing as Juan, you explore a vibrant, interconnected world that slowly opens up as you earn new abilities. These luchador powers double up as combat and traversal mechanics, with the game leaning into fights and exploration equally. It's great fun solo, but you can also play with up to three friends in co-op, which adds to the colourful chaos.
13. Stray (PS4)
Cat lovers agree: Stray is a delight. This game has you playing as a little cat who winds up lost in a mysterious walled-in city inhabited by robots. You're lured in by the novelty of playing as a nimble feline, jumping across rooftops and knocking things to the floor, but you'll also be hooked by a surprisingly intriguing sci-fi narrative. Featuring lovely presentation some dense places to explore, this short but sweet game is a treat.
12. Resogun (PS4)
Housemarque is a studio known for its arcade games, and Resogun remains one of its best. Like a modern day Defender, you're tasked with blasting away screens full of baddies while rescuing the last of humanity. It's a gorgeous shoot-'em-up with responsive gameplay, endless replayability, and supremely satisfying visuals. If you like a good old fashioned score-chaser, get Resogun played.
11. Outer Wilds (PS4)
Outer Wilds is a fascinating indie puzzle game. The universe is trapped in a time loop right before disaster strikes, and it's up to you to figure out what's going on and how to put a stop to it. The mind-boggling bit is that the miniature star system is simulated with physics, meaning the planets are following their orbits, and all have varying gravity depending on their mass. You're tasked with traveling (seamlessly) to each place, finding their secrets, and putting all the pieces together to uncover one big mystery. It's great.
Streets of rage 4 and darkest dungeon is the 2 best indie games ever.word up son
No man's sky a worthy shout out.
My choice in year 2022.
I rated 8/10.
Lol no Cuphead?
Best Indie game of all time is Outer Wilds and it's on PS4... Not in the top 20?
Also Disco Elysium didn't make the top 20? Ouch.
Where's Subnautica? Again not in the top 20, seriously my tastes must be so niche.
I can see why Stardew Valley is tippy top, love that game but not my favourite.
Both "Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition" and "Guacamelee 2" failed to make this list. How is that possible? Is Drinkbox Studios not Indie enough?
Darkest dungeon ancestral edition and streets of rage 4 is the best indie games ever made.word up son
20 is not enough for all the shoutouts I'd want to give for this list.
Why do people love Journey so much? It’s not a proper game. It requires no thought or reflexes and can be completed in a couple of hours
Top 20 Indies on PS
1. Hollow Knight
2. What Remains of Edith Finch?
3. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
4. A Short Hike
6. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon
7. Shovel Knight
10. The Messenger
11. Kingdom: Two Crowns
14. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
17. Hyper Light Drifter
18. Alwa’s Legacy
Love indies. I’ve got a log of indie titles in a spreadsheet that I’ve been updating the last decade or so… because I am very clearly a nerd. Always happy to share a list though!
any top list without cuphead on it is criminal. perhaps it was never reviewed for this site and omitted. fix that.
Is Cuphead indie tho?
@mohilrai Actually, #14 is the OG Guac! I would be bummed if they left both off as well. Maybe this needs to be a top 50, too many good games out there! I also want to see Transistor, Streets of Rage 4 and Tower Fall Ascension!
I would rate Hollow Knight as #1 and The Witness as #2.
And Journey is garbage. Critics' love for that game always makes me think of The Emperor's New Clothes. You can't admit to being the person who didn't "get it." Inside is sort of similar, although that game is at least more interesting to play. Just my opinion, of course.
@PVTHudson Outer Wilds is #14 on the list. That game is quite an experience! My kids watched me play through it and we were all glued to it for a week as I tried to figure everything out.
@sketchturner looks like it's been climbing since I commented, it's now up to 12. It should keep going up the more people dip in. If it went to PS Plus I bet it would breach the top 5.
As for Journey it was fine. Best thing about it was a skit done by Critical Miss at the time...
Well I've played more than half of them and have a few more currently installed so pretty happy with that.
Less happy that Enter the Gungeon doesn't get the love I clearly think it deserves, but that's just me.
half of these are not even as good as ender lilies
new 2d metroidvania soulslike ttailer always been compared to blasphemous by commenters on yt
This is inherently a very subjective subject. A lot of my favorites didn't make the list, and many overrated titles of course were on there. But I'm fine with it.
I enjoyed The Talos Principle, but my God it's long. After solving 90+ puzzles I had my fill and just wanted to see the end credits.
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