As much as we love getting the games with the best graphics in the world, sometimes it’s fun to find the ones that look as though they popped up in the 90’s. Although we like to explore massive maps and battle with incredibly intelligent AI, we still love a great platformer. Particularly if the basic AI is still following a thrilling story. That’s why we’re always excited to see what indie games are hitting the market and this year there’s so many to choose from. Some could be mistaken for blockbusters. While others are clearly being aimed at a niche crowd. Let’s look at some of the best indie games we’re dying to play. Though we’re sure more will be revealed at E3.
No Man’s Sky
When the PS4 was first released Sony promised they would be making a commitment to indie game developers. They’ve honored that commitment with some great titles but the best is still to come. No Man’s Sky was started by a couple men in their garage. It’s going to be one of the biggest games ever to be released but it’s still an indie game and here’s why. Rather than being developed by a team of hundreds the game is still being made by a small team. But, thanks to a maths algorithm, the came almost created itself. Due to this, the game will give players a universe with countless numbers of planets to explore. The developers have said that due to the vastness of the game most of the planets will never be visited. Yet they are all different, holding, wildlife, plants and AI. The vastness and the sheer scope of this indie game is why it’s on the top of our list. There’s been nothing like this and you’ll be able to explore the universe for yourself in June. You can order it now on a site like https://www.amazon.co.uk/.
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter is a game that’s enthralling, captivating and altogether a little too addictive. The game mechanics feel like that old RPG you used to play. But we promise you these type of graphics could never be achieved on your old N64. Making it even more impressive is that fact that it’s a crowdfunded game. You can play it right now too. It was released early this year. If you check out a site such as www.retronuke.com, you’ll find a strategy guide. We think you might need it!
Finally, we’ve got to mention Due Process. The game might sound like your typical shoot em up. You’ll be assigned in one of two teams, and you’ll have to help defend your base while storming the other one. Yes we know, it’s like every other shooter you’ve ever played. Except with one key difference. At the start you’ll have access to the map. You’ll be able to draw up the plan on how to proceed before you put it into action. You’ll choose the weapons and all the strategies. That’s why it’s one of the games we’re dying to get our hands on.
Are any of these games at the top of your list? Or are you more interested in the latest console sellers?