5 Best Indie Games To Play

  • 07-01-2021 |
  • Polad Aladi

There are so many indie games out there, and they’re usually cheaper than console games, making it easier to explore new games without breaking the bank. Here are five indie games worth playing.

The Long Dark

The Long Dark

The Long Dark is a first-person survival game available on Windows and Xbox One. It was developed by Hinterland Studio and published by Skybound Entertainment. The Long Dark is a Canadian survival game where you play as a bush pilot who crashes in the Canadian wilderness. You have to scavenge and find food and shelter, but you’re not the only person out there. You’ll have to fight off wolves, bears, and more. 

The game is set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster, where the Earth's magnetic field has suddenly and unexpectedly flipped. Players assume the role of either a bush pilot who has crash-landed in the woods or the bushman who was on the ground and was able to get to his feet.

With a focus on realism, players are challenged to explore and survive the harsh Canadian wilderness, its wildlife, and other survivors. 

The player's goal is to explore, locate other survivors if they exist, and find a way to get to the town of Milton, British Columbia, 125 kilometers south of the crash site.

Subnautica

Subnautica

Subnautica is an open-world survival game. You crash-land on an alien planet and have to find food, water, and survive. There’s a story, but it’s up to you how much you get involved.

Subnautica is a game that is set underwater and has a focus on exploration. The player takes on the role of an unnamed character exploring the planet of an alien world known as “Planet 4546B” to find and repair a means of escape. 

The player needs to find oxygen, food, water, and other survival equipment. You can explore underground, underwater, or on the surface. The player can also use submarines, diving gear, or other equipment, and their own two feet to explore the waters or land. Craft items, like weapons and tools, build bases is also possible. 

It is possible to explore the world in first-person or third-person. The player can also find alien life forms, including large predators that are very dangerous. The game takes place inside of a cube that has been artificially created. The player can find lost crew members and other items in the game. 

Quadrilateral Cowboy

Quadrilateral Cowboy

Quadrilateral Cowboy is a game about hacking. You play as a hacker who is trying to break into the computer of a corrupt company. It’s a logic puzzle game disguised as a hacking game. 

In the game, you play a hacker, or cowpuncher, who is implanted with a computer chip in their brain. The player navigates through a 3D world, hacking into other computers and people to complete a series of objectives. 

The player starts the game with an implanted computer chip in their brain. The player starts in the "quadrant" of the game, which is a 3D world where they must complete a series of objectives. If the players complete an objective, they are given the option of continuing in the same objective or choosing a new one in the quadrant. 

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woodsgameplay

Night in the Woods is a video game that was released on February 21, 2017. It was developed and published by Infinite Fall. The game is a 2D point-and-click adventure. Night in the Woods is a game about college dropout Mae Borowski. She moves back to her hometown to figure out who she is outside of her former life. 

The player controls the protagonist, Mae Borowski, an anthropomorphic cat, who returns to her hometown, Possum Springs, to find it abandoned and full of strange phenomena. The game is set in the present day and features dialogue trees where the player can interact with non-playable characters. 

There are four main areas in the game: the town, the forest, the abandoned mines, and the sewers. The player can explore the open world and find items that can be used to interact with the environment, solve puzzles, and progress in the story.

Oxenfree

Oxenfree gameplay

Oxenfree is a game made by Night School Studio that was released on January 15th, 2016, for the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.Oxenfree is a story about a group of high school kids who go to an island for the weekend. They end up coming into contact with a supernatural force that is trying to possess them. 

Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller that tells the story of a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift while playing an old vinyl record. The game is played from a third-person perspective and features the player, Alex, who has just recently graduated from High School and is invited on a trip to Edwards Island with her friends. 

The main objective in the game is to solve the mystery of what is happening on the Island and to close the rift. 

Oxenfree has been praised by many reviewers for its strong and compelling story, its character development, and its unique gameplay. Night School Studio has also experimented with the use of dialogue-acting and explored the idea of a branching narrative where the player can make choices to change how the story unfolds. Oxenfree has been coined a "magical journey" and has been considered one of the best games of 2016.