We continue to understand the new PS Plus, a service with a huge library of games. It may not be easy to sort through the catalog on your own. Obviously, first of all, gamers will pay attention to high-profile hits – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-Man and others.
However, this is a mistake, because the service has enough masterpieces from the indie segment, and they are generally not inferior to blockbusters. In this article we will talk about 20 such games. Believe me, these are real mini-masterpieces.
Fans of Cyberpunk 2077 and DOOM Eternal will love it
A stylish hardcore action game in a dark cyberpunk setting that will test your strength and make you suffer almost the same as from Dark Souls. The main thing is to master the game, and then you will not be equal.
In Ghostrunner, the player takes on the role of a ninja whose mission is to get out of the city and find freedom. The peculiarity of the game is that each enemy encountered will be defeated with one blow, but the ninja will also fall from any hit.
Fans of Dark Souls and Elden Ring will love it
Ashen will take you into a dark and dangerous world to explore and find your place in. It’s an action role-playing game full of enemies and other challenges. The game was praised for its engaging co-op, impressive visual style, and decent storyline.
Much attention is paid to various handicrafts in Ashen: from cooking to blacksmithing.
Cuphead and Celeste fans will love it
This game is made in 2D style and is perfect for fans of retro titles from the 1990s. The developers have tried to convey the atmosphere through its visual style. The main character is a ninja who wants to save his clan, and he is ready to do anything for his goal. The Messenger also has full leveling and the ability to unlock new skills.
Fans of Journey and The Pathless will love it
ABZU will allow you to plunge into the most mysterious part of our world – into the water depths. In the role of a diver, you will have to explore the sea with its inhabitants. The game was developed by people from the Journey and Flower team, so expect meditative gameplay and impressive visual style.
Fans of Hades and Returnal will love it
This popular project skillfully combines elements of a bagel and metroidvania. Particularly attractive Dead Cells make 2D-style and dynamic gameplay with a rich arsenal and the ability to improve the skills of the protagonist. If you’ve played Hades or Returnal, then the game will definitely hook you.
Thomas Was Alone
Fans of The Stanley Parable and Night in the Woods will love it
One of the few puzzles in our selection that will delight you with an unusual visual style and an intriguing plot. The point is to guide a group of rectangles through a series of obstacles using your wits and game pieces. Thomas Was Alone does not shock with the gameplay, but the project can definitely be called one of the most unusual indies.
Fans of What Remains of Edith Finch and Amnesia: Rebirth will love
Get ready to be transported to Northern Canada in 1970. In the role of a detective, you need to explore a creepy village, face surreal events, unravel the mysteries of a mysterious place and survive. The penetrating soundtrack and the chosen setting make this game especially atmospheric.
Will appeal to fans of Hollow Knight and Bloodborne
Stylistically, Blasphemous is reminiscent of Dead Cells and The Messenger, only everything here is much darker and bloodier. You have to explore the dangerous world, fight enemies and overcome various traps. There is a rich selection of equipment: from special relics to beads that enhance the hero. And, of course, sweaty bosses!
Fans of Life is Strange and Super Meat Boy will love it
The game fell in love with itself due to the visual style and addictive gameplay. Players need to take on the role of a girl named Madeline and get to the top of Mount Celeste, overcoming difficulties along the way and fighting enemies.
Kingdom: Two Crowns
Frostpunk and Terraria fans will love it
Kingdom: Two Crowns is an indie strategy game set in feudal Japan. The main character is the shogun, who has to build a kingdom and defeat everyone who wishes him harm. It is noteworthy that you can play both alone and in co-op. With a friend, the game is revealed from a new side.
Great for Undertale and Stardew Valley fans
Stylish role-playing action game that will offer players a variety of gameplay and many activities. In Moonlighter, you can trade, meet the villagers, help them, practice magical arts and fight enemies. The main character can be accompanied by companions who will provide indispensable assistance.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Fans of Final Fantasy 7 and The Banner Saga will love it
Based on the cult comic Battle Chasers. In fact, we have a Western attempt to make a classic Japanese role-playing game. There is dungeon exploration, a deep storyline, and an interesting world that can be explored for six available heroes.
Fans of Twelve Minutes and The Stanley Parable will love it
Some call Outer Wilds one of the best games of 2019. In any case, she got into our list for a reason – and she is definitely worth paying attention to. In Outer Wilds, the player controls an explorer astronaut and explores an open world. Much attention in the project is given to the mysteries of the solar system and the time loop.
Children of Morta
Fans of Slay the Spire and Curse of the Dead Gods will love it
Bright and strong role-playing action, which fans of roguelikes will also appreciate. You have to play not for one character, but for a whole family of different abilities. The plot is based on familiar themes: love, hope and longing.
Children of Morta is especially distinguished by the art style and the exciting co-op, which reveals the game’s chips from the other side.
child of light
Fans of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Genshin Impact will love it
Child of Light came out a long time ago and immediately captivated everyone with its unusual visual style. You will play as Princess Aurora, who will take on an important mission to save the sun and stars in the kingdom of Lemuria. Gameplay in front of us is a role-playing action with a variety of levels, and a soundtrack adds to the atmosphere.
Enter the Gungeon
Will appeal to fans of Sol Cresta and Resogun
Enter the Gungeon is made in 16-bit style and is reminiscent of retro games in spirit. There are several unique heroes with their difficult fate to choose from. They are united by one goal – to find a weapon that can change the past. The heroes have to go through many dangerous dungeons and show all their rich arsenal in battle.
Great for Cuphead and Dead Cells fans
The action platformer has captured the hearts of gamers with its impressive art style and gameplay. Hornet became the main character, on the way of which she will meet both ordinary opponents and the strongest bosses. By the way, fans are looking forward to Hollow Knight: Silksong, which will continue the events of the original.
Fans of Towerfall: Ascension and Street Fighter 5 will love it
A fighting game with platform elements that will allow you to become a real swordsman in a stylish 2D world. You have to arrange duels with other players and prove your advantage. It is noteworthy that during the battles it is not at all necessary to fight honestly – you can always outwit your opponent and, for example, throw your sword and take the enemy by surprise.
Fans of Hyper Light Drifter and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will love it
This role-playing action is perfect for all lovers of Scandinavian myths and legends. Here are nine worlds that you need to explore and achieve the main goal – to defeat Jotun in order to become a true legend. Each of the nine worlds is hand-drawn, and the visual style is pleasing to the eye throughout the game.
Fans of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus and Life is Strange will love it
This game is a graphic novel, an animated adventure with an interesting branching plot. The developers note that every decision made will have a consequence, so you need to approach the choice wisely. The plot tells about young students who have found a way to change the past by mail using a modified microwave.