What are the best indie games?

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  1. 6

    #1Limbo

    Limbo

    Limbo is an adventure and indie game developed and published by Playdead. It was released on Aug 3, 2011, and is available with different platforms including Android, iOS, and more. It centers around the adventures of a boy who entered limbo.

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux

    $4.99

    James Evans
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "When I think of indie games I think of puzzles. Games like Likbo certainly make a good match it is a unique look at the puzzle genre. "
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    #2Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure

    Alto's Adventure is an adventure game developed by Noodlecake Studios Inc for iOS and Android devices. This game allows the player to join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. 

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Deborah Carpenter
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Alto's Adventure is a great game for the armchair snowboarder. If you love to watch these adventure seekers soar over mountains across the world you will enjoy this game. And you get to help control the actions of the snowboarders as they take their daredevil feats across the world."
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    #3Sector's Edge

    Sector's Edge

    Sector's Edge is a fast-paced voxel-based shooter game developed by Vercidium released in 2019. In this game, the player will act as a mercenary caught up in a war, This game is currently in early access. 

    Games

    Windows

    Pre-order

    Daniel Robinson
    Written on April 28, 2019
    "Sector's Edge is a super fun, action-packed, fast-paced game that will keep you entertained for hours due to the fully destructible environment, variety of weapons and perks."
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    #4Monument Valley

    Monument Valley
    Monument Valley is a beautiful puzzle game. Guide a mother and her child as they embark on a journey through magical architecture, discovering illusionary pathways and delightful puzzles as you learn the secrets of the Sacred Geometry.
    Games

    Amazon, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Kenneth Miller
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "like geometry? If not in the classroom, why not explore how fun geometry can be in Monumnet valley while being the guide for a beautiful princess through the wonderful illusionary world of puzzles. activate your spatial and critical thinking skills in an enjoyable way."
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    #5Minecraft

    Minecraft

    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4

    $26.95

    Jonathan Wong
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "i had a lot of fun in minecraft. my kids enjoy it also and we can play together on various devices"
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    #6Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

    Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

    Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is a Japanese indie game developed by EasyGameStation that combines RPG-style shopkeeping with dungeon-crawling. It was published by Carpe Fulgur LLC and was released on September 11, 2010.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Donald Henderson
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is a very effective Indie game that is available on steam. I was able to fully immerse myself in the world and have an opportunity to participate in a few of the dungeons thus far. So far it has kept me coming back to it to explore further and see how the story will be resolved."
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    #7Tumbleweed Express

    Tumbleweed Express
    Tumbleweed Express is an up-coming "Travel Defense" indie game. This game concept blends first-person shooters and rail shooters with real time strategy elements to create a unique experience for players in a sprawling 3D world.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $4.99

    Doris May
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "Tumbleweed Express is a great "Travel Defense" game. If you like guns, trains, and the Wild West, you will love this game! It is a short game, but it is fun to replay the levels because you can take a different route and get upgrades. There's not really a story line but plenty of bad guys to go up against. The graphics and music are great as well!"
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    #8Everyday Shooter

    Everyday Shooter

    Everyday Shooter also known as Riff: Everyday Shooter is an independent video game developed by Jonathan Mak using Visual C++. This is composed of games exploring the expressive power of abstract shooters.

    Games

    PSP, PlayStation Vita, Windows

    $7.99

    Billy Bryant
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I tried playing Everyday Shooter but it just didn't work. The game would constantly crash after loading, there's evidently some compatibility problem with my setup and the game. Kind of a bummer because it does look fun."
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    #9Perception

    Perception

    Perception is an indie horror adventure game developed by The Deep End Games and published by Feardemic. Players take the role of Cassie a blind woman who must use all other senses to escape from terrible enemies.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Yang Lee
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Perception is a truly unique game, putting players into the shoes of a blind girl and using that as a means of storytelling and gameplay. It develops a world that you want to explore, but also keeps you on the edge of your seat with fear and trepidation"
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    #10CO-OP: Decrypted

    CO-OP: Decrypted
    CO-OP is a 2.5D puzzle-platform game developed by Pixelz Games where you control two robots: R3D, who can absorb all the light sources around him, and BLU3, who converts that energy into an explosive power. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Harold Alvarez
    Written on January 30, 2017
    "It's got some interesting ideas, although I'm not very impressed with the implementation. The first issue is that it's kind of a buggy mess, you can expect to clip through walls and floors and be forced to restart the level. There's no real story either, pretty much just puzzles. It looks pretty nice though, and it can be fun for a little while."
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    #11Crawl

    Crawl

    Crawl is a competitive multiplayer action game. Players alternate between controlling the enemies and the hero. Enemy players who successfully kill the hero instantly become the hero. It was developed and published by Powerhoof.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $14.99

    Harold Bowman
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "This classic dungeon crawler is very warm and engaging. It has provided me with countless hours of fun playing local multiplayer with friends. The concept of your friend taking your place when you die is unique and provides for a rich gaming experience. "
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    #12Corpse Party

    Corpse Party
    Corpse Party is an indie horror, adventure and RPG game originally created for PSP and was remade for Windows. It follows the story of a curse within a school that takes place during the welcoming of a new student. It was developed by GrisGris.
    Games

    Windows, Linux

    $14.99

    Dennis Perry
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Corpse Party is a fairly morbid game that draws from anime, RPGs, and horror survival games. It's an atmospheric game that relies more on creating a creepy vibe than assaulting the audience with jump scares. That said, it's not totally clear if this is the best version of the game - some fans seem to think it's been tampered with, compared to a previous version? Even if that's the case, new fans will probably find this game to be a good introduction to the series."
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    #13Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

    Cherry Tree High Comedy Club

    Cherry Tree High Comedy Club is an adventure game developed by 773 and published by Capcom. The game was first released in Japan in June 2010, with an English translation released by Nyu Media in April 2012.

    Games

    Windows

    $7.99

    Andrew Bryant
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "Steam is well known for their indie games. They have loads of them. Cherry Tree High Comedy Club is certainly one of them. It's not very good though unless you have a thing for bad anime."
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    #14Octodad: Dadliest Catch

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about an Octopus disguised as a human who goes about his life. The gameplay consists of controlling the Octopus' arms while hiding his real identity. Missions become harder as the game progresses.

    Games

    Windows, Playstation 4, Android, iOS, Xbox One

    $14.99

    Teresa Murray
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "If you are into Indie games, do yourself a favor and check out Octodad: Dadliest Catch. It's got to be one of the best I've played.. and that's saying a lot. It's fun and it's a game that gets progressively more challenging, so you are never bored!"
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    #15Deadlight

    Deadlight
    Deadlight is a scrolling platform and shooter game set at the end of the world. You are one of the few survivors left and must run and escape for your life from the million zombies that are out to get you.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $14.99

    Harry Young
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Deadlight is rather atmospheric and has rather nice graphics as well. It is a little different than the average zombie-related game in that it has heavy platforming elements. This genre typing can mean that the game can feel a little limited in terms of gameplay, but it's clearly an intentional choice and a very core part of the game, so it kind of is what it is. Another specific issue is that the controls can be a little frustrating at times. Overall, it looks very good for an indie game and is fairly creative in terms of the genre in which it chooses to use to tell its story."
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    #16Stardew Valley

    Stardew Valley

    Stardew Valley is a role-playing simulation video game developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. It is available for computers with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch

    $14.99

    Bella Zeng
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "If you've ever played any Harvest Moon game before then Stardew Valley is sort of feel and look familiar but in reality, it goes beyond that. There's an abundance of great activities to do, endearing in-game characters to interact with and looting galore. One of the best indie games and just a great adventure overall."
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    #17Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon

    Darkest Dungeon is a Lovecraftian dungeon crawler RPG game in which the most dangerous enemy is the madness that can grow on your team's mind. It features tons of dungeon challenges that randomly appear. It was developed and published by Red Hook Studios.

    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Switch, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac

    $24.99

    Mark Holmes
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "As someone who plays a ton of indie games, especially through Steam, I've got to say Darkest Dungeon really takes the cake. It's a great rougelike RPG that has a lot of depth. I bought it on sale, but it would totally be worth every penny at full price. Highly recommended; check it out!"
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    #18Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a cross-platform fairytale themed adventure. Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. 
    Games

    Windows, iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360

    $14.99

    Shreya Sengupta
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "I was browsing steam looking for Indie games and came across "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons". It has breathtaking graphics and takes place in mid evil times, where you can fight monsters and solve puzzles. A great game for those who love old school games."
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    #19The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is an indie first-person mystery game. You're Paul Prospero, a detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter who has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder. 
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Nicholas Black
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not a game for everyone. A term often used here is "walking simulator." It's very much a "story game" - there is not much in the way of intense action, mostly puzzles and story to see. However, the story is fantastic, thoughtful, and dynamic. If you care more about story than action and violence, this game is for you! But if you like your video games with a big helping of gunfire or deep strategy, move on - it's not a bad game, it's just not everybody's thing."
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    #20Broforce

    Broforce

    Broforce is a run-and-gun platform video game released on 15 October 2015 with up to four players cooperatively playing against enemies. It is developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $14.99

    Johnny Stanley
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "The game video immediately plays when I start up the steam site showing me a good looking game. Looking at the reviews leads me to believe it is a great indie game on steam. Buying it is super easy as valve puts a purchase button right below the video for me to purchase the game right away. "
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    #21Terraria

    Terraria

    Terraria is a 2D action-adventure sandbox game with the objective of digging, exploring, fighting, and building. Developed and published by Re-Logic, this game is available to play on Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS, Xbox One, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire

    $9.99

    Jose Schultz
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "One of the earliest and best indie games during a time when everyone was riding on the success of Minecraft. A comparison could not be helped but this game had its charm and established itself as an amazing sandbox adventure and inspires many others of its kind to this day."
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    #22Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a  horror, action and adventure game for Windows and Mac. Developed and published by Frictional Games, it explores the story in which the memories of the main character are slowly fading away.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $19.99

    Philip Chapman
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "This is one dark and scary game to play. The game's title already hints to that but you don't really realize it until you get to play it first hand. You'll want to stay in the light if you want to keep focus and get anything done. That's the kind of game this is."
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    #23Unepic

    Unepic

    Unepic is a role-playing game (RPG) metroidvania developed by @unepic_fran and was released in 30 September 2011. This game can be played on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox One, Wii U, etc.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $12.99

    Amy Wong
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I was not impressed this RPG game. The graphics and story line weren't exciting enough for me."
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    #24Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. 

    Games

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PS4, Linux

    $16.99

    Jordan Elliott
    Written on June 8, 2017
    "I think this is a great indie game for Steam, but the link solution is not linking to a steam platform. This solution is linking to Google Play store, which wouldn't solve the Steam platform's issue. The style of the game looks great. It looks like it could be easily played on Steam, but currently the platform displayed is incorrect, which makes this solution to this problem incomplete."
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    #25Yomi

    Yomi
    Yomi: Fighting Card Game is a designer card game created by David Sirlin, inspired by Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Learn your character, practice combos, and read the opponent's tendencies. 10 characters to choose from, plus 10 more expansion characters available for purchase inside the app.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Ronald Henderson
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "Yomi is a weird combination of a fighting game and a card game. It's confusing to play and not all that fun. It's certainly not one of the best indie games on steam, I would continue to look for something else."
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    #26Beat Cop

    Beat Cop

    Beat Cop is a point-and-click adventure indie game published by 11 bit Studios and developed by Pixel Crow. You are playing as a cop framed for murder and you have to complete various daily tasks.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Eugene Barnes
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "Yes, Beat Cop is an indie game and it is on Steam, but it is not the only indie game on Steam. I don't understand how "indie games on Steam" is somehow a problem. I know what it means, not that there being indie games on Steam is a problem, but that there aren't any and that's a problem. It's just that it's not. There was Steam Greenlight, now Steam Direct, and that is the solution. Though I'm not fond of its $100 submission fee. Steam Greenlight was better. However, I digress. Beat Cop offers up only one solution. It is not the solution."
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    #27Braid

    Braid
    Braid is a puzzle platformer game that uses time manipulation as a core mechanic. You can reverse time and get a do-over on previous mistakes, solve puzzles and overcome obstacles.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One

    $14.99

    Wang Luo
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "I thoroughly enjoyed playing the game Braid on Steam. I love puzzles and the obstacles were pleasantly challenging. The time manipulation was a unique aspect of this game, as I was able to undo some mistakes I made earlier. This game is a lot of fun!"
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    #28This War of Mine

    This War of Mine
    This War of Mine is a survival game developed by 11-bit studios. This simulation game is where you have to manage the shelter, resources, and survivors through scavenging and crafting.
    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Lidia Monroy
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "This War of Mine is an awesome survival game. It has a great concept with good graphics."
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    #29LISA

    LISA

    LISA is a side-scrolling RPG set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players will learn what kind of person they are by being FORCED to make choices. It was developed by Dingaling and was released in 2014 for PCs.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Vibhore Saxena
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I won't pretend LISA isn't a different game, but it's surely a fun one. I enjoy the setting (post-apocalyptic world) and the graphics are classic throwback. I have told all my friends about this game and highly suggest downloading it to play for yourself! "
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    #30Tabletop Simulator

    Tabletop Simulator
    Tabletop Simulator is an indie game that allows players to play and create tabletop games in a multiplayer physics sandbox. Developed by Berserk Games after a crowdfunding campaign in February 2014 and was released in June of the following year.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    Megan Hernandez
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "This seems to be an excellent solution to the problem; by providing a platform for game development, users can build their own custom experience. The equipment requirements are fairly basic, so it appears that users can use this solution on virtually any OS without needing special hardware/software."
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    #31Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse is a digital version of a board game of the same name. This features customizable star systems that can be played by up to 6 players. The players get to control an interstellar civilization. No worries because it has in-game tutorials.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Mildred Williamson
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I was looking for a great indie game on Steam since I'm done playing most of my other games. I found Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. This game is terrible. First of all, the graphics are awful. Second, the gameplay is SUPER boring. Third, the game crashes ALL the time on my computer. I hate it. I would not recommend this game to anyone. It may look cool, but it's boring and crashes too much for my liking."
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    #32Magicka

    Magicka

    Magicka is a satirical action-adventure video game set in a world based on the Norse mythology, wherein the player will act as a wizard who is tasked to stop an evil sorcerer. It has a sequel named Magicka 2 released in 2014. 

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    William Estrada
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "Practice and experimentation is the best part of the game. In Magicka, you are a wizard and you control eight elements that you can unleash. I found myself on fire but was able to put it out with water. Then I brought back fire to dry out and warm up. I found that mastering the commanding of the eight elements across the eight keys led to much more game enjoyment."
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    #33Pony Island

    Pony Island

    Pony Island is a game developed and published by Canadian indie developer Daniel Mullins. As a metafictional game, the game has the player interact with what appears to be an old arcade cabinet game called "Pony Island"

    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Russell Campbell
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "Pony Island is the best game that's not what you think at all. I had been wanting a really great indie game and someone suggested this one and I am blown away with how great this game is. It's a fantastic puzzle game and the whole story is great."
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    #34Jotun

    Jotun
    Jotun is a hand-drawn action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Impress the Gods.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Kenneth Ramos
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "I've always been fond and fascinated by Norse mythology so when I saw this game, I immediately tried it out. The hand-drawn character models and setting are beautiful and seamlessly changes with the seasons in the game. The boss fights seem impossible so it feels satisfying when you finally defeat them. This game's journey, while short in length was an enjoyable one. Hoping for a sequel."
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    #35Superhot

    Superhot
    Superhot is a first person shooter where time moves only when you move. There is no life regenerating bars,  and no ammo drops during the walkthrough in the game. It's just you, as a character,  outnumbered and outgunned by your enemies and you must grab their falling weapons to make way through the game using bullet-time to dodge bullets and to attack your enemies. 
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    Free- $24.99

    Joshua Robertson
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I was on Steam and wanted a new game to play. I read reviews for Superhot. They were all real good so I decided to buy it. After playing for a while I see why everyone liked it. Like other FPS games you shoot your enemies but this one is more retro and looks neat. It reminded me of Tron if it was a FPS. Real good game."
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    #36The Banner Saga

    The Banner Saga
    The Banner Saga is a viking-themed tactical RPG in which every choice matters. Start your journey in a beautiful 2D immersive animation with more than 25 playable characters with unique personalities.
    Games

    iOS, Android, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $9.99

    Peter Payne
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "I was brought to a specific game which is great but the result is from a game that is over 3 years old and not even on some top 30 lists. I'd like to see something more current or at least something that could be considered an all time great."
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    #37Chariot

    Chariot
    Chariot is a humorous physics-based couch co-op platformer video game developed and published by Frima Studio. It is about a brave princess and her suitor carrying a funeral wagon through ancient caverns.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4

    $14.99

    Arthur Jimenez
    Written on April 20, 2017
    "Steam is a good platform for indie games and probably the most accessible and easy method for most people to access quality indie games. Chariot is a fantasy platform game that is really fun to play and I enjoy the game a lot because playing it always puts me in a good mood. "
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    #38Junk Jack

    Junk Jack
    Junk Jack is a multiplayer 2D sandbox exploration, mining, and crafting game. You can build and improve your home, tame and breed creatures, cook foods, collect animal companions, grow flowers and play with your friends.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    Nicholas Beck
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "If you ever played Terraria and wished it were more focused on building rather than fighting, than this game is for you. It's a pretty simple game, it was originally on mobile devices, but endlessly harvesting more resources and building more and more can be a relaxing experience."
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    #39Invisible, Inc.

    Invisible, Inc.

    Invisible, Inc. is a turn-based tactics stealth video game incorporating elements of roguelike gameplay, developed by Canadian independent studio Klei Entertainment. It was released in 2015 and is available for Windows and Mac devices.

    Games

    Windows, iOS

    $19.99

    Joseph McCoy
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "It's a unique take on the spy game genre. I did not expect to have fun with a turn-based game of this type but I did. Each character has its own unique ability that has you plan out moves in a lot of different ways. Too bad the story doesn't go deep enough into the history of these personalities."
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    #40The Blackwell Bundle

    The Blackwell Bundle

    The Blackwell Bundle includes 4 of the 5 games of Blackwell, a graphic adventure series in which you control a woman that can see spirits, including a dead private investigator that will help her to solve supernatural crimes.

    Games

    Windows

    $34.95

    Jerry Cole
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "I really like indie games because they are often far more unique than the big budget AAA titles. This link doesn't seem to send me to the best indie games on Steam but just a collection of indie games. Maybe these games are the best but I would like a better resource and more titles. "
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    #41Undertale

    Undertale
    Undertale, one of the 2015 GOTY, is an RPG game where, if you want, you don't have to kill any of the enemies. The game changes a lot according to your philosophy and values. Oh, and prepare to cry a lot.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Mac

    $9.99

    Megan Thompson
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "It might not be the prettiest game out there but it provides some of the best storytelling that I have had the pleasure of ever experiencing. There is a sense of continuity and dread knowing that you can't quite escape past deeds with a simple redo or loading up previous save and the game calls you out on this is a fourth-wall-breaking kind of way which can really make think twice about your actions."
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    #42Cave Story+

    Cave Story+
    Cave Story a classic indie Metroidvania game where you must run, jump, shoot, fly, and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games. 
    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Switch

    $14.99

    Jason Weaver
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "This is a very activity packed game. Whenever I play it, I feel like I'm actually doing something. You feel like you're exploring real world adventures and you can customize the interface to fit your liking."
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    #43Northgard

    Northgard
    Northgard is a medieval strategy video game based on Norse mythology where users control a clan of Vikings striving to conquer a newly discovered continent. It was developed and published by Shiro Games and was released in 2018.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    Han Yao
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "Some of the best games I've played are indie games because the creators put their heart into it. Sp, I started looking for indie games on Steam and I ended up buying Northgard. This game is so fun I can't stop playing it! There's so much to do and I love the strategy aspect of it. It's refreshing and exciting! I recommend this to anybody."
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    #44Running With Rifles

    Running With Rifles
    Running with Rifles is a top-down open-world tactical shooter game developed and published by Modulaatio Games. In this game,  players join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Michael Garrett
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I love video games, especially any indie games I stumble upon on Steam. Recently I checked out the indie game "Running With Rifles" and came away extremely impressed. A top-down shooter game with a challenging but fun game play, Running With Rifles definitely checks off all of the boxes I am looking for when it comes to gaming. "
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    #45UnderRail

    UnderRail

    UnderRail is am old school turn-based isometric RPG game base on the first Fallout games and the Wasteland series. It was developed and published by Stygian Software for Microsoft Windows and was officially released in December 2015.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Benjamin Greene
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "I love indie games and this link looks like a really interesting indie game. But I want "games", preferably a comprehensive list where I can compare prices and reviews of different indie games on Steam."
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    #46Papers, Please

    Papers, Please
    Papers Please is an indie puzzle game where you play an immigration inspector. Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission's primitive inspect, you must decide who can enter, who will be turned away, and who will be arrested.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux

    $8.99

    Roy Fernandez
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "Papers, Please is truly an argument for video games as art. This is not a game that would work as a movie. This is not a game that would work as a book. It must be played, not seen or read. Once you get into the head of a border guard, demanded to process new and changing information as an endless stream of immigrants ask to get into the country. It starts off simple, but rapidly descends into a fantastic and light-touch story about conspiracy, liberty, and humanity. Do you do your duty? Do you do what's morally right? Do you do what's best for your family? For your country? Do you turn away desperate people? Do you allow in people you can clearly deduce are criminals? Whatever you do... Glory to Arstotzka."
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    #47Spelunky

    Spelunky
    Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players. 
    Games

    Windows, Chrome, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360

    Free

    Helen Reed
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "The big daddy of the new Roguelite wave (arguably, Diablo 1 and its clones were the first roguelite wave). The first game to bring procedural generation, permadeath and a focus on emergent gameplay from classical roguelikes into a platformer. This is the remake, the previous pixelated free version is still available to download on the web, with source code. Utterly perfect game design and level generation, with hilarious emergent moments. Yetis in particular can cause incredible chain reactions."
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    #48The Stanley Parable

    The Stanley Parable
    The Stanley Parable is an interactive walking game where the player is narrated as they navigate the game. More a comment on the state of modern gaming than a full fledged game itself. An experience if you will, with fictional story elements and some small parts of interactivity.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free- $11.99

    Alexander Henderson
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "The Stanley Parable is certainly interesting, but you're right that it doesn't really qualify as a game. I was hoping for something with more meat to it."
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    #49Axiom Verge

    Axiom Verge
    The best Metroid game that is not a Metroid game. Axiom Verge challenges you to survive in a hostile world with plenty of puzzles, bosses and, of course, backtracing.
    Games

    Windows, Nintendo Wii U

    $19.99

    Roy Simmons
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "There was a time when proper GOOD side scrollers seemed on their way out of fashion. Luckily, casual gaming brought back the side scroller genre and it is better than ever! Axiom Verge falls into this category and I have enjoyed it immensely while waiting in line or just chilling on the couch. Great Game!"
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    #50Oceanhorn

    Oceanhorn

    Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is an action adventure RPG where players explore dungeons, fight monsters and find new equipment that makes them stronger and allows them to advance further in their adventures.

    Games

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free

    Dennis Coleman
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "It's an extremely fun and well detailed game, the name is a bit childish but the game has a lot of mature fun for everyone out there and I would recommend it to anyone who would ask. There's so much to do, and the adventures last a while!"
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    #51Kairo

    Kairo
    Kairo is a 3D exploration and puzzle-solving game developed by Locked Door Puzzle and published by Lupus Studios Limited. This game explores vast abandoned monuments and brings strange and ancient machinery back to life.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $4.99

    Ralph Martinez
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "I was looking into cool new indie games on Steam to play and came across Kairo. The cool part of indie games is how unique each game is and how the storylines and aspects are so divers, and a game where you get to explore monuments and such from someones imagination are really cool. I highly recommend this game!"
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    #52Zéphyr, safari en ballon

    Zéphyr, safari en ballon


    In Zéphyr, the balloon safari, you are the pilot of a balloon and,with the wind, you will explore a different world each time, and make pictures of the animals.

    This collection is based on a new type of game, that combines a real life book and a tablet.




    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Emily Fu
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I love trying out new indie games on my iPad. Zéphyr, safari en ballon is a recent game that I tried. Zéphyr is adorable, it let's me explore different worlds from the vantage point of a balloon. It's so much fun, I recommend trying it out to all my friends."
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    #53The Binding of Isaac

    The Binding of Isaac

    The Binding of Isaac is an action-adventure and RPG game where you have to escape your deranged mother who wants to sacrifice you. It was developed and published by Edmund McMillen.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4

    $4.99

    Virginia Ramos
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "This game may very well consume your life. The replay value on Isaac is ridiculous. You can easily put in thousands of hours and still be finding new things. Isaac is a must-play for fans of top-down shooters or rogue-lites. Fair warning though, Isaac is hard. Especially before you learn what items do what, you will probably have a hard time winning, but that's just part of the beauty of the game. Seeing something new, picking it up, seeing how it just changed the game for you and figuring out how to adapt to your ability."
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    #54Inside

    Inside
    Inside is an Indie atmospheric puzzle-adventure video game developed and published by Playdead. Players take the role of a boy which finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. It's available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PCs.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS

    Free

    Samuel Kelley
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "Are you into video games made by independent developers? Do you love video games with a dark theme and where it seems like you're isolated from the rest of society? Then look no further than the video game platformer "Inside". In this game, you will play as a little boy who finds himself in the middle of a dark project that is going on. As the boy, you must battle your way through and overcome many obstacles! Instant classic!"
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    #55Super Motherload

    Super Motherload

    Super Motherload is a game for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC created by XGen Studios and released on November 15, 2013. Super Motherload is the sequel to Motherload, an Adobe Flash game also developed by XGen Studios, released in 2004.

    Games

    Windows

    $14.99

    Ananya Mittal
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "This game sounds really interesting. The topic is great. I love scifi games and war games and this sounds like a great combination. I like that you can play up to 4 people. I would probably make the attempt to try the game out first, maybe some sort of trial or find someone who could let me try it out before purchasing. I always try games out before I purchase them because too many times I didn't like the game after I got it. But the topic on this one definitely interests me."
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    #56ABZÛ

    ABZÛ

    Are you having a bad day or just need to get away from your stressful life? Play this game. You'll be relaxed in an aquatic environment with zen spots distributed along the adventure.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Gerald Harrison
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "I love indie games and am always on the lookout for one that captures my interest. A friend recommended ABZU and I have not been able to stop playing it! The game has all the elements I love with great game play. Do yourself a favor and get this game today."
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    #57Glitchspace

    Glitchspace
    Glitchspace is an abstract FPS game. Explore a cyberspace world of reprogrammable geometry,, enhance your toolbox through the functions you unlock, allowing you to craft your own programs and discover key programming concepts through the puzzles you solve.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $12.99

    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The link is to the game Glitchspace a re-programmable world style game available on Steam. Glitchspace is about reprogramming the game to solve puzzles. The game is currently 10% off and available for purchase at $16.18."
  55. 0

    #58Prison Architect

    Prison Architect

    Prison Architect is a simulation game by Introversion Software. The core gameplay mechanics revolve around building a "small scale" simulation of a prison with every aspect held within being manageable right down to each individual prisoner.

    Games

    Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux

    $29.99

    Megan Cooper
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "Prison Architect is a great indie game. I love how I can control everything down to the last individual! This is a great time passer and entertainer."
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    #59Please, Don't Touch Anything

    Please, Don't Touch Anything
    Please, Don't Touch Anything is a game with a simple goal: don't touch anything. Not. A. Single. Thing. Seems easy, right? Well, prepare to be deadly wrong about that.
    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Steven Wagner
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Please, Don't touch anything is a very interesting Indie game I would categorize it as a puzzle game. It can be a bit frustrating at times but if you like a challenge then I would highly suggest this game. It can be very rewarding to finally push through that stage of the game that has you stumped for some time. "
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    #60To the Moon

    To the Moon
    To the Moon is an independent adventure game developed and published by Freebird Games. The story, set in the future, follows two doctors who offer to fulfill a dying man's last wish using artificial memories.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows

    $4.99

    Henry Bell
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "perfect"
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    #61MirrorMoon EP

    MirrorMoon EP
    MirrorMoon EP is a game about mystery and exploration set in outer space. The single player part of MirrorMoon EP blends adventure and exploration with navigation-based puzzle solving.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99

    Ronald Fernandez
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I like to support indie game designers every once in a while. I bought MirrorMoon EP on Steam, and immediately fell in love with the visual design and atmospheric music. It's not the most exciting game to play (it gets repetitive after awhile), but I do enjoy playing it and I'm glad I bought it."
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    #62Shadow Blade: Reload

    Shadow Blade: Reload

    Shadow Blade is a is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. The game is for PC/Console, mobile and tablet devices developed by Dead Mage. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    Vibhore Rathore
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "Looking for the best indie games on Steam? Shadow Blade: Reload is a great game - I love the graphics and story and characters. The theme of ninjas and samurai fighting in a modern setting is killer, and it is a blast to play."
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    #63Super Meat Boy

    Super Meat Boy
    Super Meat Boy is a fast-paced game on Steam that that lets the user play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend from an evil fetus in a jar. It features epic boss fights and 33 legitimate Achievements.
    Games

    Mac, Windows, Android, Xbox One

    $14.99

    Kimberly Black
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Absolutely one of the best games ever. Really hard, and really fun. I have played through several times, and highly recommend it. Indie at it's best!"
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    #64Yooka-Laylee

    Yooka-Laylee
    Yooka-Laylee is a platform game published by Team17 in 2017 and developed by Playtonic Games. Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to their series Banjo-Kazooie released for the Nintendo 64 nearly 20 years prior.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 , Linux

    $39.99

    Julia Green
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "I was bored with all the mass produced games on Steam and was looking for something different. I came across Yooka-Laylee and decided that it looked different, and purchased it when it was on sale. That game is amazing and solved my boredom issue!"
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    #65Nature's Zombie Apocalypse

    Nature's Zombie Apocalypse
    Developed and published by Aniode, Nature's Zombie Apocalypse is a survival game that revolves around the theme of the zombie apocalypse where animals are the heroes. Each animal possess skills needed to defeat zombies!
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $12.99

    Pranav Yadav
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "My brother and I have always been avid gamers and zombie fanatics. So naturally we are always looking for good zombie games beside the big industry ones to check out. We have tried dozens of different indie zombie games that are alright, but honestly they get boring pretty quick. But our love for zombies will not allow us to give up, because we know that zombie gold is out there. And oh boy did we find one of the craziest, most chaotic, yet hilariously whacky zombie games we have ever played. Nature's Zombie Apocalypse is an all-out war to save the world from zombies. But get this... the zombies aren't fighting the human population. No, they're fighting far more beastly creatures than us. They are fighting the whole animal kingdom lol! Ever see a sloth headshot a zombie?? It's hilariously fun. What will a grizzly bear do when a zombie chases him down a street? He will turn around and take out his gun and shoot him right in the head! Overall Nature's Zombie Apocalypse is an amazingly hilarious and fun game for everyone. I think that all zombie fans should check it."
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    #66Fibrillation HD

    Fibrillation HD
    Fibrillation is an indie horror, psychological, and adventure first-person game for Windows OS. It takes the player into a psychedelic world where reality doesn't make much sense. It was developed and published by Egor Rezenov.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $3.99

    Vincent Fisher
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Fibrillation HD doesn't really have a clear storyline to go along with it but is fun nonetheless. What I didn't like about it was that some parts seemed to be repetitive, as if in a loop or something ("do this", "do that"). Nevertheless, the graphics and fantasy world partially make up for it and definitely worth a look."
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    #67Rymdkapsel

    Rymdkapsel
    In this minimalist real-time strategy game you will be in charge of a space station and its minions. Plan your expansion wisely and manage all your resources to explore the universe and all the planets it contains. 
    Games

    Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows

    $7.99

    Trisha Khan
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "rymdkapsel was an OK solution to this problem though I think there are some better indie games released at the moment. The graphics were pretty simple and I like flashier games."
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    #68Rust

    Rust

    Rust is a survival game created by Facepunch Studios. Inspired by games like Minecraft, and other wilderness survival games. Rust aims to create a hostile environment in which emergent gameplay can flourish.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $34.99

    Micky Yu
    Written on January 22, 2019
    "Rust is unapologetically crass and violent. I have never played a multiplayer survival game quite like it. It's aggressive and unforgiving which is expected for a survival game but it can sometimes be too much and steer some players away. Regardless, if you're for a challenge and you're okay with the game's excessive trash-talking and antagonizing player's, you're in for quite a brutal ride."
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    #69Pit People

    Pit People

    Pit People is a strategy action role-playing video game by indie game developer The Behemoth. It was released on March 2, 2018, and can be played on Microsoft Windows PCs and Xbox One video game consoles.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Austin Fields
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Pit People isn't a great indie game on Steam. Although it has pretty positive reviews, there's a lot of tweaking that needs done to make it more playable. For example, text on the screen is relatively hard to read on certain sized monitors. Furthermore, the gameplay can be quite slow at times, where waiting is required and it takes you out of the immersion of the game."
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    #70Castaway Paradise

    Castaway Paradise

    Castaway Paradise is a life simulation game developed by Dutch indie studio Stolen Couch Games wherein the player starts an adventure on a tropical island. This game is suggested for those who like Animal Crossing, and Harvest Moon.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Ajay Venkatesan
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I was looking for a good indie game on Steam and came across Castaway Paradise. This was a game I had never heard about, which is what I like about indie games, and I was drawn to it for its graphics and gameplay elements. It is a really fun sandbox game that has a lot of elements like The Sims and I was very happy with my purchase. I highly recommend this game for people looking for something new!"
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    #71Slayaway Camp

    Slayaway Camp

    Slayaway Camp is a killer puzzle game developed by Blue Wizard Digital and was released in 2016 for Windows and Mac. In it, you control Skullface, a psycho slasher bent on slaughtering camp counselors at the title campground.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    $2.99- With in-app purchases

    Aaron Andrews
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Slayaway Camp is an Indie game in the vein of Slayaway Camp and other 80's teen slasher flicks. We all remember the movies with the stereotypical teens and an ax wielding murderer sneaking around the camp. A popular game and a blast to play."
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    #72Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a strategy and simulation video game developed by Northway Games, released on May 30, 2015. This survival game is set in a post-apocalyptic theme where survivors scavenge for food and resources.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $14.99

    George Lee
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "Finding solid indie games to play can be a hassle. But Steam is one of those apps I enjoy messing with because they do have a good selection of independent games such as Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville. This one is similar to the Sims series and Sim City, but with a different flavor of content. I dived into the Steam store and found a good bit of indie games with play ability. "

Summary

Best What are the best indie games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LimboGames 6 Paid
2Alto's AdventureGames 4 Free
3Sector's EdgeGames 4 Paid
4Monument Valley Games 3 Paid
5MinecraftGames 1 Paid
6Recettear: An Item Shop's TaleGames 0 Paid
7Tumbleweed ExpressGames 0 Paid
8Everyday ShooterGames 0 Paid
9PerceptionGames 0 Paid
10CO-OP: DecryptedGames 0 Paid
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