Do not have the same budget that the classic games of the console PS4 are amazing, but there are many titles of this popular platform, with budgets more modest and developed by small companies, they manage to give us a large dose of creativity and ingenuity. Independent proposals that offer something different don’t miss this list of the best indie games for PS4 that you can enjoy!
Dead Cells combines the features of the sub-genre of Metroidvania with a system of progression, dungeon exploration (roguelike). Playing as the Prisoner, a humanoid composed of dead cells, you open up way through a series of dungeons, each time more challenging. Although you can buy the updates permanent at the end of each level, when you die you start again from the beginning. A large part of Dead Cells, as the majority of the roguelike, revolves around the trial and error.
Since Dead Cells have a combat so satisfying and a world so detailed and interesting to explore, start from the beginning with each death rarely feels heavy. If you’re a fan of the Metroidvanias that you are not afraid of battles are complicated, Dead Cells is one of the best indie games of PS4 in both genders.
To Plague Tale: Innocence
Set in the France of the FOURTEENTH century, A Plague Tale: Innocence gets its power from your atmosphere well-designed. You play as Amicia, a young girl who leads her younger brother Hugo through rural France to search for a cure for their mysterious ailments. To Plague Tale is apparently a game of stealth, with the majority of your moves for stalking off of soldiers of the Inquisition to persecute the brothers. The puzzles are designed around the pest of rats, that will eat to live to Amicia and Hugo if you don’t stay in the light. The uncertainty of A Plague Tale, and the historical context make it a great adventure.
Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon combines the fast play of a shooter game bullet hell with a system of exploration of dungeons. Created by Dodge Roll and published by the Returning Digital, Enter the Gungeon is one of the best in the genre. Instead of renewing everything when you die, the scenarios remain intact, but the objects, enemies, and coordinates change randomly.
Their aesthetic pixelated makes you feel as if you’re playing a retro game. But their mechanics, their knowledge and their subtle depth make it feel current the more you delve into its dungeons.
Hellblade: Senua’s sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has the luxurious look of a game big-budget, but it is an indie game. Zenua is deep in the bowels of a landscape of hell inspired by the nordic mythology to retrieve the soul of his partner dead. The game uses a system of whispers, effective, and disruptive to play repeatedly with the head of Zenua.
The representation of Melina Juergens of Zenua is magnificent at all times, because that accurately shows what it is to lose control of the powers of their own. The simple but excellent game of swords keeps Hellblade in the genre of action games, but finally he achieves by its novel approach to storytelling.
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter is a magnificent game of action perspective top-down top with a graphic style very distinctive and even better combat. You will explore a world in ruins, armed with a sword and a gun to kill enemy after enemy.
Make No mistake, Hyper Light Drifter is one of the most challenging games of this list. You need to apply the technique of trial and error and quick fingers to get through a dreary world full of vicious enemies. The moving and somber soundtrack and the environments wonderfully detailed catch you as you learn new tricks and progress.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number,the sequel to the outstanding top-down shooter, exceeds this. Keeps the pixelated images and the fast action of the original, but exploits it in new and exciting ways. Instead of playing as two characters, you can experience the story from thirteen unique perspectives.
All the playable characters have different abilities, and each one of them contributes to the story of a world that is anarchic. If well is already a challenge as a game, it also has a hard mode. And when you’re done, you can use an intuitive level editor to create your own environments and stories and play with them.
Alienation follows the trend of developer Housemarque to create games difficult but rewarding. However, instead of being a shooting game with double lever, Alienation is a sci-fi adventure in the style of Diablo, with a heavy emphasis on the loot. Whether you play alone or in co-operation, Alienation is a difficult game, you have to play with precision and foresight.
The excellent mechanics of shooting, a satisfactory circuit of role-playing game and a science-fiction setting beautifully done make Alienation a delight for anyone who wants to live an experience similar to that of Diablo. It is also a game exclusive to PS4.
Marc of the Ninja: Remastered
If you escape , Mark of the Ninja in 2012, you can play it now with this remastered version on PS4. Starring a ninja without a name, this game of action and stealth made us rethink what was possible in 2D. Instead of being able to see all enemies on the screen, if the sight of the ninja is blocked, you can’t see them lurking. Mark of the Ninja excels in both the view and in the sound in all its environments of intelligent design.
The remastered version adds a new layer of painting to the visual experience. If you are a fan of the action, the stealth, or even platform games, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered should cautivarte.
One of the games of platforms most beautiful we have seen on PlayStation 4 or on any other console. Grey is not a typical platform game and puzzle, since their challenge is a component relatively minor. You will explore a colorful world, complemented with atmospheric music: The story is told almost without text, so you can experience the game regardless of the reading level or the language barrier. To normally do not play because they are concerned about being able to overcome them, Grey is a great option, and its arrival to the PlayStation 4 just means that even more players will be able to experience it.
Spelunky, Derek Yu, began as an open-source game in 2008 before gaining strength and finally launched on Xbox Live Arcade and PC in 2012. Available in PS4 from 2014, Spelunky is one of the first examples of the platformer roguelike. The goal is simple: walk through 16 levels in four different worlds. But you have a limited health and one life. Once you die, you lose all progress, including the gold and the objects.
What makes Spelunky so great is its random generation and their environmental interactions. Each time you play, the layout of the level changes. It has great controls, plenty of secrets and an excellent soundtrack. If you are not afraid of the challenge, Spelunky is a platformer game exciting and satisfying than reward those who remain to discover its nuances and secrets.
Celeste does two things incredibly well. First, it is an excellent platform game in the line of Super Meat Boy. Secondly, and more importantly, it is one of the rare games that tell an authentic story about mental illness. You play as Madeline, a young girl with bad luck who decides to climb the Celestial Mountain, a challenge that shows the true identity of those who reach the top. On the way, Madeline is faced with doubt, anxiety, and depression.
The dialogue is poignant, the characters you meet are memorable, and the platform, which includes jumps and sequences accurate, it is designed by experts. The aesthetics of retro-pixelated is a delight. Fortunately, you can get to the end of the brilliant history of Celestial, even if you’re not prepared for the hard levels of the games of platforms. An excellent assistance mode allows you to modify the gameplay to the point of being invincible.
A Hat in Time
A Hat in Time is a retro platformer in 3D in the line of Super Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie and Spyro. You play as a young alien called the Hat Girl. Everything you’re looking for is to climb up to his spaceship and return home. Of course, it is not easy. To achieve this, they must fight their way through four levels open containing puzzles, enemies, and items that can be exchanged for new hats. As she is a Hat Girl, each hat comes with new skills.
The latest update to the A Hat in Time introduced the local co-op and online for two players. For anyone looking for a game of platforms in 3D of the old school, A Hat in Time has better results than most of the other attempts. It is charming, cute and very fun.
From D-Pad Studio, Owlboy is one of the platform games 2D more charming and attractive. You play as a hybrid human-owl named Otus. When the city of Otus is attacked by pirates, he is forced to take action. Impressively, as you progress, you’ll start to notice that the world of Owlboy is larger than expected.
It is a cross between a Metroidvania and a game of 16-bit platforms, excelling in both genres. Owlboy is full of personality, with clever puzzles, companions, witty and an art style brimming with details. It is a beautiful experience from beginning to end and incredibly fun to play.
The unique title of PSVR in this list, Moss is one of the platform games most ingenious that we have played in recent years. You play as a small mouse called the Quill, chosen to save the kingdom. Moss takes advantage of the technology PSVR to submit a scheme of dual control. Quill is controlled with the joysticks, but the motion controls can be used to interact with the environment.
As Quill is aware of your presence in the story, often she looks at you and is grateful to you for helping you complete your tasks. As you progress through forest environments skillfully made, puzzles, and encounters with the enemies require a team effort constant between you and Quill. It is then when it reaches the best of Moss is, with virtual reality at its best. Charming and funny. The only drawback of Moss is that you can finish it in a few hours.
* Updated by Rodrigo Orellana on April 3, 2020
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