The 7 Best Indie Games of 2020
2020 was a great year for different types of video games, ranging from the biggest budget releases to small indie titles. Fans of independent games might have expected fantastic new experiences this year and weren’t disappointed either. Here are the seven best indie titles released in 2020, not listed in any particular order.
Hades is an action-packed roguelike from Supergiant Games which puts players in control of the son of the Greek god of the underworld — Zagreus. Players can use several different weapons to fight enemies and make their way out of the underworld while improving Zagreus’s skills and unlocking various other characters.
Spelunky 2 is a unique roguelike from developer Mossmouth which builds on everything from the first game. Players explore procedurally-generated cave systems filled with enemies, traps, and secrets while collecting various items — with each playthrough offering something different. On top of a rich single-player gameplay, online and local cooperative modes are also available.
Carrion is an action horror game from Phobia Game Studio which puts players in control of an organic mass with the power of a monster. Players can use murderous tentacles to take control of various locations and get rid of human oppressors while exploring the story and environment. Carrion offers an impressive and tense experience.
Spiritfarer is an adventure game from Thunder Lotus Games which puts players in control of Stella, a ferrymaster of the deceased. The game centers on discovering stories of the living and the dead while taking care of both characters and environment. Players can explore various locations, build relationships with non-playable characters, and construct different buildings.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is an action-exploration game from Moon Studios. The game follows Ori, the guardian spirit of the forest, on a journey to uncover the lost secrets of his world. Players can explore the various locations while using new skills and abilities to beat enemies and bosses. Spectacular visuals and superb soundtrack make the game unique.
Nioh 2 is an action role-playing game from Koei Tecmo. Players explore various locations filled with enemies while building custom characters and taking advantage of the innovative combat system. With an impressive arsenal of weapons, armor, and skills, as well as online and cooperative modes, Nioh 2 is a fantastic experience for any fan of the Souls-style games.
Haven is a romantic adventure role-playing game from The Game Bakers. The game follows Yu and Kay on a journey to uncover the secrets of a mysterious planet. Players can explore the interesting world and engage in various activities together in the world while creating a unique bond with the two characters. There’s plenty of content to explore for gamers of all types.
There were a lot of fantastic indie games released this year — these seven are just our pick of the bunch. From action-adventure to roguelikes, 2020 was a great year to be a fan of independent games.