What are the best PS4 Indie Games?

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  1. 13


    RiME is a single-player puzzle adventure game about a young boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island after a torrential storm.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Tiffany Grant
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "While I understand the basic premise of the game, I would have liked to see more information about the game itself."
  2. 11



    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.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Rebecca Walsh
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This is so much fun to play with a group of friends. Lots and lots of monsters and heroes and I'm finding the game very addictive. You should go get this game now but be prepared to spend all day playing. It's that fun!"
  3. 8


    Bastion is a cool indie game based in a roguelike gameplay with many dungeon crawler elements. The game has an innovative system which features a reactive narrator who marks all your moves. It is developed by Supergiant Games.

    Windows, iOS, Mac, PlayStation 4


    Elizabeth Wood
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Bastion is a cool indie game based in a roguelike gameplay with many dungeon crawler elements. The game has an innovative system which features a reactive narrator who marks all your moves."
  1. 7

    #4Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is the full and complete edition of Shovel Knight, a sweeping classic 2D side-scrolling platform game series with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic.


    Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox One


    Shaurya Verma
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "Shovel Knight is a very fun and interesting game. However, it is not available for PS4, which is unfortunate."
  2. 7

    #5Don't Starve

    Don't Starve

    Don't Starve is a survival game developed by Klei Entertainment. It is full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. You'll need to gather resources, craft items, structures and, of course, don't starve. 


    PlayStation4, Xbox One, Linux, Windows, Mac, eBay


    Nicholas Dixon
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Don't Starve was not for me. It wasn't my kind of game. But I'm giving it a high review all the same, because it was quite good. It was imaginative, clever, has a wonderful aesthetic - it just wasn't for me. I found it to be quite repetitive, though in ways that I think fans of the genre will appreciate rather than curse. It was also rather punishing - and, again, many people enjoy that. If this is your kind of game, definitely buy this one."
  3. 6



    Fez is an indie puzzle exploration video game developed by Phil Fish, Polytron Corporation, and Blitworks. Released in 2012, this game can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, Windows PC, macOS, and Xbox 360.


    Windows, Mac


    Luis Venegas
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "yes FEZ game good one and above solutions too"
  4. 4

    #7No Man's Sky

    No Man's Sky
    Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction. In No Man's Sky you can explore and survive in a procedurally generated universe with 18.4 quintillion planets.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Nancy Hunter
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Awesome game and this old trekkie loves it! Amazing numbers of planets to explore with cool features to upgrade my ship, weapons and suits. Its cool to go to other planets and bring back the resources from that planet to sell for profit too. With all the options to be a fighter, trader or explorer I never get bored. This one really encourages my imagination to go out on a limb, hours of fun!"
  5. 4

    #8Stardew 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.


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


    Angela Qiao
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Stardew Valley is a quirky and appealing farming game that is tons of fun to play. I play it when I want to relax. It has beautiful graphics, good music, hilarious characters, and a simple but well written storyline. The only thing I miss is a multiplayer version which I think is coming soon."
  6. 2


    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.

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS


    Andrés Valadez
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Inside is a cool puzzle game for the PS4. I found it quite enjoyable the whole time. I think it's a great deal and recommend it to everyone who likes puzzles games. Very neat art."
  7. 1



    Oxenfree is a game with a supernatural plot and multiple endings wherein the player will play as the rebellious teenager Alex. This will follow her and her stepbrother across an old military haunted island full of mysteries and creatures.  


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


    Mary Sullivan
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This game was a lot of fun. It didn't get boring like some other games do."
  8. 1



    Transistor is a science fiction action, indie, and RPG game where the player takes on the role of the character Red as she travels through a series of locations, fighting against her enemies known as the Process. It is developed and published by Supergiant Games.


    Mac, Windows, iOS, PlayStation 4


    Willie Bryant
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Not sure if Transitior is compatible with PS4. This seems to be more of PC based game that you can download to your computer. It does look pretty neat - lots futuristic fighting, fully customizable. Graphics and colors look impressive as well."
  9. 1


    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. 

    Windows, Chrome, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360


    Russell Stanley
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I love indie games for ps4."
  10. 1

    #13Surgeon Simulator

    Surgeon Simulator
    Surgeon Simulator is a simulation game for various consoles. Become a doctor and save all your patients in this 3D surgeon simulator. You will find yourself in lots of medical emergencies, so get ready to perform dangerous surgical procedures. 


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


    Nancy Reyes
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "While this is probably a good surgeon simulator game, it is not a PS4 game like the topic is looking for."
  11. 1

    #14This 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.

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Ann Zhao
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Interesing game that keeps you on your toes. It is had not to like this game. It is fun and challenging."
  12. 1

    #15The 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.

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


    Gary Fisher
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I wanted a new PS4 Indie games. I love to support Indie game developers. So, I tried out The Banner Saga, which is a tactical RPG. My friend Brian really recommended it to me since he loves RPGs. I love tactical RPGs and vikings, so I checked it out. This game is awesome! I love the graphics and the animation. I also love being able to choose from more than 25 characters. It's a ton of fun! Check it out!"
  13. 1

    #16The Sexy Brutale

    The Sexy Brutale

    The Sexy Brutale is an Indie 3D puzzle adventure game developed by Cavalier Game Studios and published by Tequila Works. A never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the quite possibly occult.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Gerald Wilson
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "When I lost my job, I found myself with a lot of pent up rage. Now, I wouldn't actually ever go out and kill people; if I've learned nothing else from Hannibal, it's that it's really tough not to get caught. Thankfully, games like The Sexy Brutale are out there. The graphics are sort of retro, but incredibly cute, with green butterflies and polished skulls. The "What's Your Poison Bar" just makes me grin; the whole ambiance of the game is really heavy into these dark shadows and muted purples and greens that, for some reason, sets me at ease. Being able to relive days and days of murder, of course, just makes it that much greater!"
  14. 1

    #17Dear Esther

    Dear Esther
    Dear Esther is a first-person exploration game with a strange and quirky narrative

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Jerry Medina
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I would not buy this game it does not have anything appealing to me. it seems quite boring for an adventure game, i know i like a game after i look at at most 30 seconds, i spent quite some time reading about this game and i am not interested. Just not for me. it's too simple."
  15. 0


    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. 

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    Free- $24.99

    Laura Medina
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "So I know that these shooter games are so hot. I mean even if my 8 year old talks about Fortnite. So when my husband got Superhot I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I found the game frustrating. Probably because I wasn't very good at it and since there is no life regenerating bars if you suck you die. And I died...a lot. A game that is frustrating makes me not want to play it so this is a pass for me. "
  16. 0



    Outlast is a first-person horror action-adventure survival video game released in 2013. It was developed and published by Red Barrels and can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux


    Donald Murphy
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Wicked! I love this sort of thing so much. Survival horror is a great genre and this encapsulates much of the best on offer. Great story, and moreso, effective in the emotional department. My heart pounds thinking about the scares and imagery."
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    #20Trine 2

    Trine 2
    Trine 2 is a multiplatform multiplayer game. In Trine 2 the player controls three heroes: Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief - who continue their adventures together in a magical kingdom.

    Windows, Mac, Android, PlayStation 4


    Zheng Xiong
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "A good option for a PS4 indie game"
  18. 0



    SpeedRunners is a multiplayer racing video game for Microsoft Windows computers, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and more. It was developed by DoubleDutch Games and was published by tinyBuild. The game was released on April 20, 2016.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac


    Amanda Douglas
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "The characters in the game look neat and interesting. Game does not looking boring. I would try this out. "
  19. 0

    #22Octodad: 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.


    Windows, Playstation 4, Android, iOS, Xbox One


    Christopher Castillo
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Octodad is a very interesting and challenging game about an Octopus disguised as a human. This game takes the player through a life journey that is full of mystery and twist that will make you hooked to it. I highly recommend this game."
  20. 0


    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.

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4


    Aaryan Chatterjee
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Deadlight rates 9/10 on Steam, 3.5 on Gog, and 78% on Metacritic. From that alone, it's certainly worth giving a shot."
  21. 0



    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.


    Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Joan Rose
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Unepic is a strange game that I thought would be simple but its not. Its RPG style and story line had me hooked."
  22. 0



    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.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Ryan Rose
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "When I heard about the description of this game, it made me wonder, "how can they handle something like this?". You play as a blind woman trying to survive as best as she could. The game did not fail my curiosity, it was brilliantly done in such a way a person can play a game as a blind person trying to navigate her way around and survive from her enemies. "
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    #26Little Nightmares

    Little Nightmares

    Little Nightmares is an indie puzzle-platformer video game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. This game is a dark journey to your childhood fantasies and fears.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Steven Jimenez
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This is a great game by itself, it's scary, and I had lots of fun playing it. Solving the mysteries of the game is enjoyable and stimulating. However, it's a Steam game and not geared to the PS4 at all. In that respect, it's hard to rate it fairly as a PS4 Indie Game since that isn't what it is."
  24. 0

    #27A Hat in Time

    A Hat in Time

    A Hat in Time is an Indie 3D platformer video game developed and published by Gears for Breakfast. Players take the role of Hat Kid, an alien and space-traveling girl with a big top hat with many powers.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac


    Mary Burke
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Cute game, super fun if you like old school video game. Very fun and highly recommend. "
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    #28Prison 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.


    Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux


    Philip Vargas
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This is such a weird concept of a game, but the detail is incredible. I prefer city-building games to managing a private prison, but this is a good game for those who love fine-toothed management. "
  26. 0

    #29What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch

    What Remains of Edith Finch is an Indie adventure game developed by Giant Sparrow. In the role of Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she's the last one in her family left alive.


    PlayStation 4, Xbox One , Windows


    Nicholas Beck
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "very entertaining and cheap game "
  27. 0


    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.

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 , Linux


    Sandra Baker
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is a amazing PS4 game that is creative and has so many good and creative levels to play upon."
  28. 0



    Unravel is a physics-based puzzle platformer video game developed by the Swedish company, featuring Yarny, a character made from a single thread of yarn who must embark on a larger than life adventure.


    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Gary Lopez
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Unravel is a really great game from an indie developer for ps4. The puzzles are fun to solve and the game draws you in. Very fun!"


Best What are the best PS4 Indie Games
1RiMEGames 13 Paid
2CrawlGames 11 Paid
3BastionGames 8 Paid
4Shovel Knight: Treasure TroveGames 7 Paid
5Don't StarveGames 7 Paid
6FezGames 6 Paid
7No Man's SkyGames 4 Paid
8Stardew ValleyGames 4 Paid
9InsideGames 2 Free
10OxenfreeGames 1 Paid

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