As gaming faces more advancements and innovations with the passing of time, our standards for the best indie games continue to evolve. One of the most exciting things about indie games in 2018, is that unlike major game publishers like EA and Ubisoft – who need to subsidize their releases with monthly subscriptions and microtransactions – the best indie games don’t cost much to begin with. So, with the best indie games, you end up with a pure glimpse at the developer’s artistic vision, particularly if you have one of the best gaming PCs.
However, that’s not to say the best indie games aren’t every bit as exciting as the newest Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed. They can sometimes even blow the latest AAA games out of the water, thanks to their less repetitive nature – they don’t need to rely on tired cliches and tropes to move millions of copies.
With this list, we here at TechRadar have culled through the legions of fantastic indie games and ranked the 30 best indie games you can buy today – not based on quantity, but rather sheer quality. We mixed in obvious classics such as PC games like Braid and the Stanley Parable, with modern examples like Cuphead and Night in the Woods. To discover all the best indie games that made our list, read on!
Joe Osborne, Kane Fulton and Gabe Carey have also contributed to this article