Several months have passed since the new generation of consoles was released, but it may be that, due to all the stock problems arising from the pandemic or the economic barrier, you still do not have one of these new machines. If so, and you are also a PlayStation 4 user and you like indie gamesyou’re in luck because at TecVideos we are going to give you several more reasons to extend the life of your console.
Currently, the titles that make up the catalog of your PS4 are many and varied, and the vast majority are also available on PS5, whether they are triple A, double A, other smaller ones or indie games. In this text we are going to focus on indie titles, those low-budget games, developed by a few people with great care and with a very special aroma. Without further ado, we present you the best PS4 indie games in 2021.
If you like challenges and puzzles, The Witness is a must. Developed by Jonathan Blow, the game puts you in the place of a nameless character who finds himself on a rather peculiar island where, in order to advance to the next area, he will have to solve several puzzles, some of them will follow certain patterns that you will have to find exploring the place. The puzzles that make up this work become more demanding as the game progresses, but they will always require the player’s logic, perception and other abilities to complete these challenges.
The Witness is a open world very attractive, both playable and visual. If you are a fan of this type of game, you will be pleased to know that it has about 650 puzzles, although it is not necessary to solve all of them in order to complete the game. It is certainly one of the indie games you must play on PS4, although you can also find it on other platforms.
Outer Wilds is one of those games that, without inventing anything, when they appear give that touch of freshness to its genre and to the world of video games, in general. The title of Mobius Digital is an open world proposal in which you will have to explore well all planets that make up the solar system in which the game is set. The peculiarity and what makes this game original is that, after the first 22 minutes, the sun will explode in a supernova, thus creating a kind of time loop that, when the time comes, will take you back to those 22 minutes prior to the catastrophe.
Thus, the exploration makes even more sense, since it will be important make new discoveries to reveal what is happening.
Its graphic section may not seem like anything to write home about, but it’s so good at practically everything that it does that it’s impossible not to catch your eye. We recommend Outer Wilds because it is one of those games that we don’t always see.
PlayDead’s work puts you in the shoes of a child who will embark on an adventure in search of his missing sister, which will lead you to face various dangers. This game, based on puzzle solving and platforming, has a very minimalist art style that, using black and white, manages to be very effective and attractive for the player.
Limbo has a dark and raw setting only accompanied by the sound effects offered by the game, since it does not have any soundtrack. The title is several years old now, but it is still one of the best indie games that you can find on PS4.
If you are a fan of horror or suspense games, we invite you to find out more in our article The best survival games for PS4.
Journey is almost a contemplative experience, but a beautiful one. Thatgamecompany’s game offers you a journey through some desert scenarios without knowing the reason for your adventure, beyond having a mountain that can be seen on the horizon as your goal. However, it does not fail to give you plenty of incentives, such as its artistic section, to follow and discover everything behind Journey with hardly any clues.
In the playable, you can face this adventure alone or in the company of another player, with whom you will not be able to talk, but you can help each other and find ways to communicate in order to prosper. You are facing a simple and short game, but it is essential for all video game lovers.
What Remains of Edith Finch
Giant Sparrow and Annapurna Interactive’s game takes you on a narrative adventure like few others, in which you will enter the Finch family home, a home that keeps memories, secrets and answers. All this makes more sense if we tell you that you will put yourself in the shoes of a young woman who turns out to be the only Finch left alive.
What Remains of Edith Finch deserves to be on this list of the best PS4 indie games on its own merits. It is a game that shines for several reasons, since its artistic section, its setting, its history, an intense and deep drama, and the way it unfolds manage to create a walking simulator that dazzles everyone who tries it.
Slay the Spire
Slay the Spire is a combination of card game and roguelike that, at first glance, may seem simple, but that offers great depth in gameplay. The Mega Crit Games game consists of a wide variety of mechanics when facing each game, a quality that shines thanks to the various options you have to build your deck. In addition, the 4 characters you can choose from at the start of each dungeon have their own mechanics and many other features that are best discovered on your own.
Each game takes place in a tower in which you will have to clear each of its 3 floors of enemies and end up facing their respective final bosses. Quite simple said that way, but we invite you to delve into this independent and addictive adventure.
Firewatch is a walking simulator very special in which Henry, its protagonist, is overwhelmed by his day to day. This leads him to run away for a while to a natural area where he will work as forest ranger. All this premise serves to better understand the main character and his motivations and frustrations, but also to begin to discover everything that awaits you in the forest.
Campo Santo was the developer of this introspective experience in which you, as a player, can take sides and try to understand Henry and help him put everything that worries him in order. Without a doubt, this title is one of the great exponents of a genre that, over the years, has more proposals and more followers.
Hollow Knight may be one of the most recognized indies in the industryeither because of its clear influence on From Software games (Dark Souls and company) or because it is one of the best metroidvanias that have been done. The fact is that the Team Cherry game is a platform title in which action and exploration They have a lot of prominence.
You also have to take into account your artistic section, both visually and sonically, which is one of its great attractions. A masterpiece in almost all its aspects that, in addition, will have a sequel whose release date has not yet been announced.
In 2019, this game was released for PC, developed by ZA/UM, which became one of the best titles of its year, which motivated all its texts to be translated into Spanish and to release a definitive edition that would also reach PS4 and PS5. during March this 2021.
Disco Elysium is a very complete RPG, it has a great variety of dialogues and all the characters that appear in this game have a depth that few titles can offerwhich makes the narrative that makes up the plot sublime.
In addition, it is a proposal that gives you control of all your decisions, everything influences the construction of your character and its history. This plot puts you in the shoes of a policeman who doesn’t remember who he is, which further enriches the experience, as the player will have the power to shape their personality. To do so, he will have to exercise his detective trade and explore all the nooks and crannies of Revachol, the city in which the game takes place.
All in all, a masterpiece amazingly written and designed.
By now, you’re probably familiar with Hotline Miami or its sequel, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, but it never hurts to recommend it again, just in case.
Developed by Dennation Games and distributed by Devolver Digital, it is a wild action proposal that takes place in a eighties atmosphere which, in addition, has a very marked acid humor.
The purpose entrusted to you is fulfill a series of assignments involving a lot of murder and a lot of blood. In this way, you will have to kill all the enemies, using different strategies and skills, in order to complete each mission and chapter.
Hotline Miami is one of the classics of its genre and the indie industry, that’s why it deserves to be on this list of the best indie games for PlayStation 4.
If you want to read more articles similar to The best indie games for PS4we recommend that you enter our Consoles category.