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Top 25 Upcoming Indie Games of 2019 | PS4, Switch, Xbox One & PC

February 16, 2020


hey there and welcome to get the indie
gaming with 2019 looking likely to be another first-rate year for indie games
here’s our rundown of the top 25 indie titles expected out during the year were
most excited to play presented in no real order first up from the creators of
Abzu that pathless is a mythic adventure game where you become a hunter within a
mythical island where you’re tasked with dispelling a curse of darkness that
grips the world with your eagle companion you’ll explore misty forests
solve puzzles in ancient ruins and fight epic battles from the developers behind
death squared moving out will come to the PC and consoles and could be the
couch co-op game to topple over cooked from the top of our go to pile with over
50 levels this physics-based moving simulator will feature local and online
leaderboards a single-player campaign and the chance to work in a number of
wild and precarious environments born out of a successful Kickstarter in 2014
Jenny Locke Liu is a brilliant young detective within a sleek and beautiful
hand-drawn art style with a story within a story where the narrator somebody
called Arthur K Finkelstein acts as your guide the game will address issues such
as family and loss and comes inspired by horror sci-fi and mystery games reminding us for right or wrong of
snipper clips a fold apart is a 3d puzzle game looking to explore the
emotional struggles of a long-distance relationship and it does all this fire
folding pieces of paper the characters inhabit with over 50 levels this origami
inspired puzzler lands on February 14th Valentine’s Day because of course it
does our number-5 a side project from two
members of the team behind no man’s sky and Joe danger the last campfire is
being called a hello games short very much like the Pixar short films it’s
been designed to generate creativity and content from new voices within their
studio set in a beautiful-looking wilderness with strange creatures the
last campfire has a wholesome journey like vibe and should come out at some
point in 2019 Campo Santo swallow up to Firewatch looks likely to offer a
single-player first-person adventure set in 1920s Egypt initially expected on PC
players will take on the role of an explorer and filmmaker or within a
remote and ancient valley in the egyptian desert the trailer with its
handsome character animation and playful focus on differing light sources will
this suggests a keen eye for detail and if it’s anything like fire watch we’ll
be expecting a clever and well-developed narrative with hopefully a more
fulfilling ending okay hold on to your eyeballs up now in all its hyper-violent
color drenched and speckled goodness ape out launches 7th February on the PC and
switch with an unmistakable hotline Miami stylings and accompanying dynamic
soundtrack this smash em up is already on our list as one of the most promising
indie games to drop on the switch over the course of the year and while we’re
discussing good-looking and slightly violent games coming out on the switch
here’s my friend Pedro a 2d side-scrolling bullet hell game is
platforming elements which uses a bullet time feature as key to the action the
character animations are almost ballet like in their movements and with a split
aim approach to the shooting this could turn out to be all rather astonishing my
friend Pedro is expected in 2019 on the PC and of course the switch next up we
have something completely different given its name Supermarket shriek
immediately has us in mind or Dale Winton a reference lost on anybody
outside of the UK and with it comes a shopping trolley racing game within
shops shuri boutiques and funnily enough the
odd supermarket this looks utterly properly good fun and with the option to
play in co-op mode with dual microphones it’s likely to be one that’ll amuse you
and annoy your neighbors and equal measure the 10th game in this rundown
tik tok a tale for two is a cross-platform game for two players that
uses escape room like dynamics where cooperation is the key this reminds us
of keep talking and nobody explodes so we’re sure to get well into this when it
comes out in the first quarter coming out January 15th as a PlayStation 4
exclusive Vayne was first revealed in 2014 and features a low poly style with
snappy animations and a shrewd looking distinctive lighting the developers have
said Vayne focuses on mood and atmosphere over more controversial
mechanics it follows the story of a child able to transfer min to a bird all
amongst desert landscapes and ruins the journey and ICO comparisons are easy but
justified and as fans of both were expectant to see what vein will deliver
early in the year perhaps a long shot for popping out in 2019 on the PC and
Xbox the last night is touted by the developers as a cinematic platformer all
in the vein of another world although given its said to lack a jump mechanic
that genre label already feels slightly misplaced with a questionable although
disavowed development backstory this dazzling neon soaked art direction and
setting the developers insist is not cyberpunk where the last night is liable
to see as many detractors as proponents blasphemer is a combat focus to the
animated platformer game with some fine looking if a little gory hand-painted
pixel art it seems fairly open-ended with players being able to engage in
narrative aspects or simply run around hacking and slashing enemies to pieces
should be fun either way up next and the last of the pixel art games to feature
in our 2019 preview backbone looks ready to give an overall cinematic adventure
with action stealth elements all this within a film
noir style dystopian fiction your players detective so you’ll be
collecting evidence interrogating witnesses with no hand-holding it’s up
to you to find which route to follow the character style environments look a real
treat each being animated frame by frame while hopes of featuring landmarks from
the beautiful city of Vancouver backbone will be out in 2019 on PC and all the
usual consoles the 15th game in the countdown necro barista is an
interactive novel set within an enchanted cafe in Melbourne Australia
here the dead are able to spend one last night alongside the living with its film
and anime inspirations the story unfolds by way of a series of vignettes within a
main storyline that takes place over the course of a single night the 3d nature
of necro barista sets it aside from others in this sphere and from the
classy dialogue we’ve seen thus far it could be one of the hidden gems for 2019 lost words the story driven puzzle
platformer where your character’s words become platforms to stand on jump from
run over and fall through it’s said to be packed with a strong emotional
narrative around a girl coping with the illness of her grandmother all in we
think it looks rather unusual and pretty cool particularly the way you interact
with your words to solve the puzzles it’s coming to the PC and Xbox like the
recent mario lost amber takes its premise from the notion you’re able to
control different animals such as birds wolves and use their abilities to reach
different areas so on and so forth from the previews we’ve seen EGX rezzed lost
amber looks like it’s going for an exploration theme and since it took home
the 2018 india war at Gamescom that’s one fairly decent recommendation right
there lost amber will be coming to the PC
PlayStation 4 and Xbox this spring with a switch port to follow sometime
thereafter said in the near future in the South
China Sea beyondblue sees you stepping into the
flippers of a marine biologist where you explore the ocean with Abzu like
swimming mechanics where you observe the sea life and unravel a strange mystery
set amongst a multi branching storyline beyondblue is made in collaboration with
the BBC and the blue planet documentary makers while steeped in a remit around
biology education from the demos we’ve seen so far there’s no reason to think
this couldn’t be as every bit fun to play as interesting to learn from disco
illusion has you playing an alcoholic disgraced former detective on the hunt
to solve a murder in terms of isometric RPGs this could very much be a game
changer aside from its visuals and sounds the game adapts to how you play
and changes the narrative accordingly from what we’ve seen the story is
incredibly written and in places superbly funny again with it all being
determined by the choices you make in the game and from your characters base
level stats when you set off there’s something of a game of the Year 2019
about this one and honest to goodness we can’t wait to see how it turns out see
of Solitude starts the last 5 of the indie games in this preview and this was
the game that stole the show at EA easy 3 2018 press event it’s the story of a
young woman called Kay who seems to be suffering from extreme loneliness and in
doing so turns into a monster the game looks likely to be a third-person
platformer exploration puzzle type of experience and we’re thinking it’s going
to be about bringing Kay back from the brink to restore her humanity from
developers having worked on such games as Borderlands 2 and the sequel to
Bioshock and new the distant light is a single-player open world
action-adventure game for PC and consoles with the emphasis on
platforming combat exploration and visual storytelling there’s also the
awesome and small matter of having to go about trying to save a dying planet
earth it all looks pretty cool and should offer somewhere in the region of
40 hours of leisurely gameplay from the makers of oxen-free
after-party will see newly dead Milo and Lola on a pub crawl with Satan himself
where they’re taking him on a drinking competition to try and win back their
souls and get returned back to life following the reveal the devs have noted
after party we’ll have branching story options with quests side activities and
will come with dynamic dialogue being published by Finn G who have a wonderful
track record of indie game success stories tunic is from a one-person team
and features an adorable looking little Fox all inspired from the SNES era Zelda
games you’ll join this little fluffy thing on a dangerous and mysterious open
adventure amongst spooky ruins and a giant wilderness while cute to look at
the combat seems to offer something requiring careful planning and
decision-making and we’re hoping tunic will deliver a knockout when it hits
next year on the Xbox and PC announced back in the summer of 2018 Ori
and the will of the wisps will launch onto the PC and Xbox at some point in
2019 while its predecessor was mostly based on a Metroidvania this sequel is
said to take and add to the mix from another inspiration this being Dark
Souls while this had a scratching our head and wondering how it would fit
together the influence is mainly poured into orys abilities and weaponry the
developers have gone at length on record to say it’s still very much an
exploratory action platformer that has a few twists here and there with
everything players loved about the original coming back for the sequel
perhaps naturally were curious and interested to see how this all pans out
the last of our 2019 preview video untitled goofs game sees you play as a
foul and horrible downright nasty goose that’s due to come to the PC and switch
at some point in the year drawing huge queues at egx and pretty much everywhere
else it gets exhibited it looks a fun mixture of
sandbox and stealth with it seemingly being delightfully silly and unlike
yeast themselves simply uses charm and charisma so that it from our indie games
to watch video for 2019 if there’s anything you like please let us know
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38 Comments

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Jawless Paul February 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Great list! I have been waiting for some of these games so long I've sprouted tentacles instead of a beard.

  • Reply Chris February 26, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Wait, did I miss something? What was the game called at 13:02 ?

  • Reply Glenn Ecoy March 3, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Where's the ending scene from??

  • Reply AnimeT0getherEU March 14, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    I can't wait for Ori, the environment looks fantastic once again.

  • Reply dave gee March 20, 2019 at 11:45 am

    So what's the very first game on the bike.looks cool

  • Reply White Wale March 25, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    How about HollowKnight : Silk song ?))
    P. S. Lokin’ forward to see Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

  • Reply Dgenaqs March 27, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    What about Solar Ash Kingdom?

  • Reply Thanes123 March 28, 2019 at 7:55 am

    "Hollow knight: silk song" made me nut me pants.

  • Reply Tristan Gross March 28, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Ori and Pathless are my go to Indie Games for 2019

  • Reply Turin Horse April 1, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Vane
    The Pathless
    Lost Ember
    look awesome!

  • Reply Turin Horse April 1, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    WHAT GAME WAS AT THE END?

  • Reply SilverTheDelta April 6, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I was slightly worried that they weren’t going to include the new Ori game, it my prayers were heard last second.

  • Reply KDR Gaming April 8, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Are any of these going to be on Steam??? Ori probably isn't. Fuck Epic.

  • Reply KDR Gaming April 8, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Anyone see the theme going on here? Can we get some actually good indie games that aren't cartoonish looking? Don't get me wrong, I love those games as much as the next gamer, but we NEED some realistic looking Indie games that are actually good. All the best indie games out there are so far from really good realistic graphics, it's not funny, and it's making the whole genre of Indie games feel just stale because they ALL feature the same art style, either pixle art or cartoonish style art, no really good realism art styles here at all that really tax my machine. I don't want the fuckin "AAA" to be the only place where I can find amazing graphics, because the "AAA" just keeps coming out with the worst fuckin games ever. And whenever we have a smaller level project that is lookin really good such as Metro 3 or The Outer Worlds or The Sinking City, it gets fuckin raped by the Epic store… and those of us with a conscious don't get to play them. So where are the really good upper-level Indie games with really good graphics that are also really good on story, gameplay, and features?

  • Reply Sartre plagiarized my unborn self for too long April 10, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Sorry, but The Valley of the Gods isn't on my "To play" list, for the same reason why I can't play any of the Tomb Raider games: the protagonist is a thicc female character. Who the hecc would want to get horny while playing video games? Seriously, it's paradoxical that sexualization in video games is attractive to audiences. I lost count of how many League of Legends games I AFK'd because of taking too long to, ugh, solve my phallic necessities after having my libido triggered by an overly explicit booby shot in the loading screen, and I absolutely hate it. I don't want to sound like a feminazi, but I don't like the path that video games are taking.

  • Reply LimboHD April 13, 2019 at 7:01 am

    You forgot two!
    Five nights at Freddy's and
    LIMBO

  • Reply Cpn. Beartato April 17, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Aaaah yes Giant Squid yes cant wait for The Pathless also some of these look really amazing I will be getting alot of games

  • Reply Paul-Hugo Dlugy-Hegwer April 21, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    I HEAR LP at 2:45

  • Reply MaximusPrime24 May 22, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Your intonation sounds like a lower pitch Winnie the Pooh

  • Reply Guy May 26, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    These all look great. There’s too many good games, not enough time to play them all

  • Reply xXTonyBlastXx June 3, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Blasphemous looks stupendous!

  • Reply gokusondbz June 9, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    The Outer Wilds is so far best indie game of the year so far 😍 .

  • Reply azerty alpachi June 19, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    What’s the game shown at the end?

  • Reply Mega Craft August 3, 2019 at 11:32 am

    Subnautica below zero?

  • Reply Harry Colver August 17, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Was that clip at the start from a game or just an animation? (The bike one)

  • Reply Brad Yalo August 26, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    3:36 its not a 2D game it's 2.5D

  • Reply Zekai Oguz Ozalp November 25, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Almost a year past since this video was uploaded and the ones I care about don't even have a release date announced yet.

  • Reply henbt January 14, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Amazing, most of the games that I looked on Steam, have not been released yet.

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