Your favorite indie game

#1 Posted by blackember36x (29 posts) -

I'm thinking of playing some indie games for a change but don't know where to start. Thanks!

#2 Edited by geniobastardo (917 posts) -

Limbo

#3 Edited by marcheegsr (2424 posts) -

Outlast

#4 Posted by bruno_fmenedes (539 posts) -

Super Meat Boy

#5 Edited by Darkmoone1 (2806 posts) -

Risk of Rain.

#6 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5449 posts) -

I've played a couple recently that I really enjoyed... those being Octodad & Stick it to the Man.

However I haven't played Gone Home yet, and it looks like my type of game.

#7 Edited by SovietsUnited (1768 posts) -

Volgarr the Viking, Papers Please and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

But Volgarr the Viking, most of all; my favorite game of 2013 (haven't played Metro: Last Light... yet)

#8 Posted by SoNin360 (5196 posts) -

I don't know what exactly counts as an indie game, but Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is probably as close to an indie game that I've played and really enjoyed.

#9 Posted by FragSponge (194 posts) -

temple of doom......oh wait

#10 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1334 posts) -

Spelunky

#11 Posted by Tokeism (2273 posts) -

The Binding of Isaac

#12 Posted by blackember36x (29 posts) -

@geniobastardo: Hey thanks alot. Played it for 30mins and I'm really enjoying it. The puzzles are pretty clever and fun.

#13 Posted by dethtrain (384 posts) -

bastion

mark of the ninja

#14 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2106 posts) -

None

They all suck

#15 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15724 posts) -

If you decide to try indie games on the PC, there's Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior from Flying Wild Hog. If you like flight sims, there's Aerofly FS from Ikarus.

Hard Reset and Aerofly FS (I don't have Shadow Warrior yet):

#16 Posted by Jacanuk (3612 posts) -

I'm thinking of playing some indie games for a change but don't know where to start. Thanks!

Papers Please, Risk of Rain, Asteria

#17 Edited by dragonfly110 (27054 posts) -

I'm a pretty big fan of Recettear, and To the Moon. Jazzpunk has it's own absurd charm as well.

#18 Posted by Yoshi9000 (377 posts) -

Limbo is a great place to start with indie games if arent scared too easily. It's not too hard but not too easy.

If you want more of a challenge there is spelunky, but I would only play if you have friends to play with, that's when it gets really fun.

One of my favorite indie games is Ilomilo, but I think it's only on the xbox. It's a puzzle game that starts off very easy and simple, but gradually gets tougher. Great learning curve, and has a nostalgic atmosphere.

#19 Posted by Renegade_Fury (16943 posts) -

Castle Crashers. It's like "Guardian Heroes light."

#20 Edited by benleslie5 (7691 posts) -

Hotline Miami and To The Moon

#21 Posted by BattleSpectre (5952 posts) -
#22 Edited by marcheegsr (2424 posts) -
#23 Posted by Ornjlightning (455 posts) -

@blackember36x: Bastion and Mark of The Ninja are really super awesome. Shank 2 is a pretty cool beat em up. I'm playing Steam World Dig right now.

BROFORCE. ABSOLUTELY, BROFORCE.

Nitronic Rush is probably the only car game I've ever liked. It was a game by some Digipen students.

#24 Edited by Minishdriveby (9945 posts) -

Ummm... what type of genre do you like? You can't just clump them under the "Indie game"

My favorite game by a really smaller development team has been Hotline Miami although there have been some really great different Indie games.

#25 Posted by blackember36x (29 posts) -

Thanks to everyone who posted! I'll give them a try and update this with my impressions and which ones I liked when I've played all of them.

As of now, I've played the following-

Limbo : Great game with great, fun and clever puzzles. The spider was freaking awesome. I still haven't finished the game yet though. The art style is awesome too, I love the main protagonist boy with his glowing eyes.

Rogue Legacy : Great game with lots of replay value and motive to replay since there is alot to upgrade. I still haven't defeated the stupid eye boss though, need to upgrade my stuff a bit more. I love the animation style and the different perks each descendant has.

Bastion : A great looking game, love the way the path forms itself when you're walking on it and stuff. Haven'y played alot of it but it's getting a bit repetitive and I don't really like the gameplay that much, There's nothing wrong with it, just not my style.

Spelunky : Another great game, it's like Rogue Legacy because all the maps are randomly generated. Pretty addicting too, like Rogue Legacy, but I think I prefer RL better right now.

Papers Please : Who thought being an immigration officer could be so much fun? I have no idea why it;s fun and oh so addicting but it really is. I've played quite a bit but now it's getting really hard keeping track of(checking) a thousand things, with a time limit too. So I got a bit frustrated, feeling like its more work than play but then again it's a challenge.

Hotline Miami : Absolutely loved it! The music is freaking awesome too. You don't need CoD or any shooter to test your reflexes, just play Hotline Miami! I love the different masks that give you perks too. One of my favorite games now.

Mark of the Ninja : I had no idea this was an indie game... A really great game with a great but sad ending. The gameplay is just too good. The stealth mechanics are awesome. I played a first playthrough just murdering everybody and the another, completely undetected. Of course, it took a bit of time and retries to finish completely undetected, but WORTH IT. That feeling of satisfaction is awesome. Who knew a side scroller could master the stealth genre more than the majority of 3D FP/TP AAA games? A must play for any stealth fan and one of my favorite games ever.

Well thats all the games I've played as of now. What else do you guys think I would like, after readiing my impressions of these games?

Thanks! PS: Don't tell me to play Outlast. Cause I won't. NEVER.

#26 Edited by withe1982 (450 posts) -

You really should play Thomas Was Alone. It blew me away. You'll never look at a coloured rectangle in the same way again.

#27 Posted by Old_Gooseberry (3468 posts) -

Someone mentioned Basion which i liked, it had nice music, but is Basion an indy game, I thought it was listed as xbox arcade and not indy? If it is... then its quality is about 1000x higher then most indy games i've seen... most are unplayable, unimaginable garbage.

#28 Edited by kalmissrarad (7 posts) -

mmmh!

I'm a big fan of limbo and Deus free world of puzzle.

#29 Posted by wiouds (4973 posts) -

When I find one that is decent then I will tell you that one is my favorite.

#30 Posted by maynardburger (187 posts) -

Well if you liked Limbo, I'd say you need to play Braid. It has far more clever puzzles, interesting mechanics and a lovely, calming atmosphere. Its really the game that got me into indies in general and it stands up today as one of the best still.

Minecraft is probably my favourite indie game, if I had to pick one. Its Legos meets I Am Legend meets The Descent and is one of the most addictive and charming games of all-time. Its not for everybody, though.

The Swapper is another *must-play* game if you like Limbo as well. Like Braid, it has interesting mechanics, clever puzzles and a great atmosphere.

And I second the notion of Brothers: A Tale of Two Brothers. Its gorgeous and fun, short and sweet, never outstaying its welcome.

#31 Posted by Ballroompirate (21580 posts) -

Without a doubt, Hotline Miami.

#32 Edited by BranKetra (47436 posts) -

You already said you do not like Bastion which is my favorite indie game.

The Cave is a fun indie game.

#33 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6121 posts) -
#34 Posted by fig1221 (9 posts) -

FTL: Faster Than Light is a great little game. It's not puzzle oriented like Braid or Limbo, but it has great replay value and an awesome sound track. Binding of Issac is also fun, the game play is simple, but the story and power ups you get are hilarious and make you want to keep playing. It also has a great replay value. I can understand your aversion to Outlast, I personally can't play it because I pull away from the computer and get killed, however, if you could watch a lets play or perhaps watch a friend play it I would highly suggest it. The story is fantastic and my heart felt like I'd run a marathon at the end. For a game based mostly in story I would try Gone Home, it seems like a horror game at first with the set up, but I promise it's not. The story is fantastic, but the game play is purely just searching for clues.

#35 Edited by Fezzinator101 (206 posts) -

Castle Crashers and Hotline Miami.

#36 Posted by AmiQrious (7 posts) -

Little FireFly

I play it with my 5 year old son. I think its gameplay is quite innovative.

#37 Posted by bussinrounds (1971 posts) -

Knights of the Chalice

#38 Posted by dj_kyou (6 posts) -

Well if you liked Limbo, I'd say you need to play Braid. It has far more clever puzzles, interesting mechanics and a lovely, calming atmosphere. Its really the game that got me into indies in general and it stands up today as one of the best still.

Minecraft is probably my favourite indie game, if I had to pick one. Its Legos meets I Am Legend meets The Descent and is one of the most addictive and charming games of all-time. Its not for everybody, though.

The Swapper is another *must-play* game if you like Limbo as well. Like Braid, it has interesting mechanics, clever puzzles and a great atmosphere.

And I second the notion of Brothers: A Tale of Two Brothers. Its gorgeous and fun, short and sweet, never outstaying its welcome.

I would recommend Braid too! It will surely frustrate and entertain you at the same time.

#39 Posted by donmuath (47 posts) -

Gunpoint.

#40 Posted by Behardy24 (2278 posts) -

Still need to play so many of these indie titles, but Hotline Miami for me.

#41 Posted by AmazonAngry (624 posts) -

Journey (not sure if it's considered indie though)

Just started playing Transistor and its quite excellent also.

#42 Posted by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

Hotline Miami. I like a lot of indie games, and not sure what TC meant because there is quite a bit under that umbrella because all it really means is independent. However yeah hands down its hotline Miami.

#43 Edited by Jeager_Titan (901 posts) -

Braid, the stanley parable, bastion, swapper, guacamelee, antichamber and many more.

#44 Posted by Jaguier (7 posts) -

I lot of the responses are really great games... i enjoyed super meat boy and bastion.. but i think one of my favorites has to be "Thomas was alone".. simple gameplay, amazing soundtrack, and excellent narration..

#45 Edited by The_Last_Ride (68808 posts) -

Journey, Bastion, Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, flower, Mark of the Ninja, Dust: An Elysian Tale,Guacamelee, and Hotline Miami if you enjoy that sort of gameplay

#46 Posted by torenojohn7 (85 posts) -

Scarygirl,Castle Crashers,Limbo&super meat boy.

#47 Posted by torenojohn7 (85 posts) -

Scarygirl,Castle Crashers,Limbo&super meat boy.

#48 Posted by babyquinniiexo (9 posts) -

out last was a great game

#49 Posted by foxhound_fox (86812 posts) -

Star Citizen.

#50 Posted by Gannon27 (98 posts) -

Really loving Super Time Force at the moment.