Indie games are becming more and more popular. The vast world of 3D games are sometimes overwhelming. A 2D or a simpler game is always a good break. Other people however have their focus only on these genre. Who is to blame then when there are some really good games within this genre that can make look small a lot of 3D blockbuster games. Either you like it or not here are some of the best modern indie games that you need to play today.
If yu are looking for an epic and simple game, you need to check out Rime. Rime is a wonderful looking game that reminds me of some of the best games such as Zelda. The game concept is not new. The puzzles are not the greatest, but the visuals and the gameplay really pay off and it really adds up nicely to the overall feeling and experience. I also put a lot of weight on music when it comes to indie games. Music can change a whole lot and it does the job wonderfully in Rime. If you haven’t played it already, check it out. You will enjoy every second of it.
If you are an old timer, Cuphead is one game you definitely need to play. The concept is so great that it still amazes me how come no one come with this idea earlier. It fells so good and fits very well in the modern gaming world. In cuphead you play in a world drawn in old style Disney specific visuals which are stunning looking. It is surprisingly how well the visuals work for a video game. The story and gameplay is rather simple, but the visuals and the overall experience worth every penny. Definitely an indie game to try if you haven’t already done so.
Desync is not for everyone. I personally like more colored and childish concept when it comes to the indie games. Desync is a good play nonetheless. You can have a great time regardless of your tastes in games. If you happen to be a shooter fan, you may like this game a lot. The complexity of this FPS game spawns from its simplicity. You creatively make use of the combos and sequences for higher rewarding. The visuals are pretty unique and have the potential to throw you away from the real world.
I am not very fond of games that test your patience and your gaming skills. Despite that I still choose Hollow Knight for my favorite indie games list. The overall gameplay and style make up for some of the most brutal, but beautiful visuals ever seen in a 2D game. Big explosions, epic destructions and some of the hardest bosses. It is how a 2D game should be. Great cast, great music and some of the most wonderful hand-drawn art seen in any indie game. However, they could have made the bosses easier to defeat but I guess this is what makes the game more playable and more memorable.
It’s hard not to like this little gem. Everything Little Nightmares has to offer is put together to make you feel what your character feels. You long for him and you push the buttons out of instinct rather than out of pleasure. As the name suggest this is a horror 2D indie game with one of the most compelling characters, visuals and sound design. The game is meant to feel you lonely and scared. Helpless and on the verge of being defeated. It is remarkable how well it manages to deliver these dark emotions through a little girl on the screen being chased by big ugly dark monsters. Definitely one game that worth a try if you are a true fan of the indie genre.