Top 10 Best Indie Games

The Top Ten
1 Undertale

Love the story. For some reason I really like chara and frisk and sans even though there are other characters. Although it may just be because I love the fanart, especially Chara's. Also love the aus and the songs based around it. Actually haven't played it, just watched some gameplay. But even the regular stuff is good. It's not actually overrated. I think it's slightly underrated. The fandom isn't too bad. The haters are actually worse in my opinion. Overall a amazing game.

This game is a masterpiece. The story is amazing, the gameplay and the characters are great, it's full of creativity and the soundtrack is awesome. One of the things I should mentioned that in some cases, you don't play the game, it's the game playing with you, and in a good and effective way... I cannot really say any flaws aside from the purposeful ones in the genocide route and a tiny part of the fandom. (khm, fanon shipping) Overall, great game and it deserves to be #1.

2 Shovel Knight

It's amazing, creative and unique! Also, the DLCs are fantastic! I just really enjoyed this game and it's a great refreshing game for Castlevania and Mega Man fans. Also the graphics are quite good for an indie game.

An NES game on steroids, combining the glory of old game design with the fluidity that today's games are known to have.

The standard for what an indie game should be. Still going strong and getting new content after 3 years

3 Castle Crashers

This is the most epically-stupid game I have ever played, which is what makes it so great. It's a most inspiring adventure with an awesome soundtrack and replay value, chock-full of poop jokes and silly moments. Castle Crashers does NOT take itself seriously in the slightest, and yet emerges as one of the greatest things ever produced by Newgrounds.

This game was my childhood, boys. I laughed my ass off playing Castle Crashers and it's definitely something worth checking out.

This game has a uniquely fun mechanic to it. I like how the setup for this game is like a cross between a 2D platform and a top-down view; a unique perspective in itself.

4 Limbo

This game is so much more unique to any other game out there (except for its successor Inside). I like and appreciate all these other indie games, but this one is so much more different than what I've known, so it really stands out from the others, along with Inside.

Love this game. The art style is so beautiful... It has a chilling atmosphere at some times, and a calming one at others. That and the puzzle sections are well thought out and engaging, without being hair-pulling-ly rage quit difficult.
Love it, should be in... Well, at LEAST the top 5.

5 Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight was made by two people, basically.

It doesn't innovate or bring new astonishing things to the table, but everything it does, it touches perfection. Being as it is, I can assume that this is the best Metroidvania eve made without a doubt, and deserves to be on the top 5 list.

My top 5 would be:

1 - Minecraft
2 - Braid
3 - Limbo
4 - Hollow Knight
5 - Amnesia: the dark descent

In what universe does Guacamelee make the top 5, while Hollow Knight doesn't even make the top 30? Apparently this one. This game encompasses everything there is to love about a Metroidvania, from the intense bosses to the greatly rewarding sense of exploration.

6 Inside

This is much more than just another game, this game is an experience. A unique, thought-provoking experience that is waiting to be had by anyone and everyone.

I wish everyone could experience this game. It is a one-of-a-kind experience playing that many are missing out on unfortunately.

7 Guacamelee!
8 Five Nights at Freddy's

So maybe it doesn't really appeal to people now that it is stretched to 8+ games, but think back to the time this first came out; it was a revolutionary indie game. Sometimes great games will get to popular for their own good.

This game is more clever than an A level in Further Maths. Trust me.

Never played the games, but with lore and fan base, its pretty huge.

9 Shantae (Series)

The games feels for the most the same but varies at times in good ways and somewhat different from time to time and has some unique yet sort of but still predictable story lines. Although 10 out of 10 if you ask me.

I'd put these individually, but all three (soon-to-be-four) games in this series are just all so great, and it'd be tough to pick just one! Can't wait for Half-Genie Hero to come out soon! Wayforward, you've done it again!

I love the Shantae games! They're so underrated and need some more love!

10 Terraria

This game is like the fantasy and mystical version of Minecraft. Maybe I shouldn't compare it to Minecraft, since it is actually quite different from Minecraft, aside from the block-by-block mechanic. I like all the adventurous mobs, quests, and places in this game, they were made with lots of creativity.

There is no game better, Terraria allows players to explore and adventure in a totally knew world, we all are sad to see The Journey's End update and terraria come to an end, but we are also all hyped for Terraria 2 and all the new mods that have come and are coming eg. Calamity

The Contenders
11 SCP: Containment Breach

I like how this game was basically community-run. All the updates of the game were added on from feedback from the fans, making it feel like a community project almost. This game was really created to pay respects to the SCP Wiki, and it has now made that all the more popular.

The one video game I NEED a movie adaptation of. Just imagine how scary this would be.

12 Cuphead

I bought this game and I'm most certainly not dissapointed. There's not ONE thing I can complain about the game, unlike fnaf, undertale, or even Minecraft. The bosses are creative and fun, the animation is fantastic, the gameplay is fluid and polished, and the the game itself is challenging but fair.

Also, why is Undertale number 1? Sure, the story and characters are great, but everything else is mediocre and the fanbase is so toxic that even the creator hates it. Cuphead is better than Undertale.

What I admire the most about this game is the sheer dedication and passion that went into making this. It took about 4 years to make this, and it was done in the exact way that 20s cartoons were made. That is some admirable hard work put into this game.

13 Don't Starve

The world in this game is so fascinating. I really like the style and lore of Don't Starve and find myself very interested in the story of it.

14 Fez

Awesome. Pure awesome. Except all the negative Phil Fish buzz of course.

15 Super Meat Boy

So many indie games try to implement a unique mechanic that you've never seen before that completely changes up gameplay. Super meat boy doesn't give you the ability to turn back time, or to jump to an intersecting 2d plane. It doesn't have a turn based combat system mixed with bullet hell. All you do is jump from platform to platform and try not to die. I would personally find this boring if it weren't for the incredible controls and hard as nails, yet fair, platforming. It's a total blast.

Even an Atheist will start with the name of god and and thank God after finishing each stage, Light, Catchy, Extrm hard and Awesome Environment.

16 Amnesia: The Dark Descent

I think what I love the most about this game is how the creators made modding it available to the fans, so many community-made, Amnesia-modded games came out as a result. Its great when the creators interact with their fans.

A chilling game, with corridors, monsters, and sanity, a new addition to the horror gaming industry. You have only 1 weapon, Stealth.

Here's a creepy one. I never played it, but it was so scary, I couldn't finish watching the YouTube video. Perfect one.

17 Mark of the Ninja

I was going to vote for shovel night but I voted for this because it's the best 2d stealth games ever and one of the best stealth games ever.

Stealth, Stylish, Adventurous... A new era of sandbox starts from it.

18 The Stanley Parable

It was played by Frank Underwood in House of Cards. You know it's something else when it's shown being played by a major character on a big hit show.

I love this game, it's so clever with its different endings, and hidden endings. It's my favourite indie game by far

Hilarious yet dark game... depending on which of the EIGHTEEN endings you get!

19 The Binding of Isaac

I adore this game. It's all about trying harder every time no matter how cruel the world is. The art style is pure black humor and the gameplay fit it. What I really like about this game that is is a pure EVIL but really fair -the game get harder every time you earn an achievement but also in this way you will get more loot.

A Zelda ripoff, but a good one. It was originally made as an unsophisticated flash game for fun in not a lot of time

A sad game, a brutal game, a gory game, a naked game, a great game.

20 Starbound
21 FTL: Faster Than Light

Challenging and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Unlike one of the other games on this list.

*Cough* Undertale. *Cough*

22 Another Metroid 2 Remake

Easily just as good of a Metroid game as Sonic Mania is of a Sonic game...and believe me, that right there is saying something.

Sadly it got taken down by nintendo.

23 Minecraft

There is a reason why Minecraft is such a bestseller and the creator of the game has already accumulated millions of dollars in his net worth. This game is really something special. It shifts away from the norms of sandbox gaming and creates an entire new level of fun, raising the bar for other aspiring game-makers for years to come. When I played it, it was such an euphoric experience for me and it still is. While the single-player mode is pretty depressing after a while, it still lives up to that of a valuable sandbox single-player. The multi-player completely dominates the name of the game and overall, it's definitely an indie game deserving of its fame and attention.

24 Cave Story

Look, I get it. CS is overrated like hell. But it is still probably my fifth favorite indie game (right behind Undertale, Hollow Knight, Shovel Knight and Super Meat Boy) regardless.

Stupid kids will just say it's a ripoff of undertale. Sad, cave story is one of my favorite games!

Better then undertale. Hands down.

25 To the Moon

At begining:

Yay, anime battles, this game is hilarious!

At middle-Beginning:

Ohh, that's sad... Well back to work eh?!

At End-of-middle:

Oh God, what's going on? '
Wait a minute, are they going to... No!

At a certain cutscene (with a song so beautiful I bought it - I listen to Metal):
*through sobs of complete destraughtness*, why?!
No! Huh huh huh huh... *cries for another half an hour*

End:

WOW! ONE OF MY FAVOzuRziztES ever!

I'm buying that song.

This game is very emotional. But, I don't mean just sad. it deals with a mix of emotions, from happy, distressed, to sad, and satisfied.

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