Best PS4 Indie Games PlayStation 4 Indies Guide Feature
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What are the best indie games on PS4? It's an almost impossible question, as there are so many great ones to choose from. Indies are incredibly diverse, and the PS4 plays host to hundreds of excellent experiences.

What do we mean by indie games, exactly? It's a term that's had its meaning shift over time, but most people use it to refer to lower budget games from small teams. Indies really hit their stride with PS4, and the result is countless fascinating titles trying something a little different from the heavy hitters.

To name a few examples, there are some relatively well-known games like Hotline Miami, Bugsnax, and Journey that fall under the indie label. However, there are so, so many to consider. Slay the Spire, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, The Witness — the list goes on and on.

Selecting a handful of the best indie games on PS4 is a tricky task, and that's why we need your help. All the games featured on this list are ranked and rated by Push Square readers like you. You have a direct impact on this page by leaving a user rating on indie titles, shaping the order of games and which ones appear. To do so, you can click the star icon next to each game and pick a rating, or do the same via individual game pages.

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Note: Games need a minimum of 20 individual ratings to be included in this guide. If a favourite of yours is missing from the page, odds are it just needs more ratings before it shows up.

Best PS4 Games

Without further ado, below is a list of the best indie games on PS4, ranked and rated by the Push Square community.

25. Gone Home (PS4)

Gone Home (PS4)
Gone Home (PS4)
Publisher: Midnight City / Developer: Fullbright
Release Date: 12th Jan 2016 (USA) / 12th Feb 2016 (UK/EU)

Gone Home manages to pull off one heck of a switcheroo. Initially framed as a sort of horror experience, the hauntingly empty house you navigate slowly reveals a sad, touching narrative. It can be beaten in less than an hour, but soak in the details and the ending will hit you hard. An excellent example of less is more, Gone Home is an understated adventure you shouldn't ignore.

24. Bugsnax (PS4)

Bugsnax (PS4)
Bugsnax (PS4)
Publisher: Young Horses / Developer: Young Horses
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 12th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)
Available On: PS+ Extra

Oooooh, it's Bugsnax! Yes, the theme song is catchy as heck, but the game itself is a treat, too. Playing as an investigative journalist, you venture to a mysterious island, where an expedition has gone awry. It turns out there's more to the titular Bugsnax than everyone thought, so it falls to you to capture them, feed them to your friends, and unravel the mystery. Utterly bizarre with a surprisingly emotional story, this is a game well worth experiencing.

23. Donut County (PS4)

Donut County (PS4)
Donut County (PS4)
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Ben Esposito
Release Date: 28th Aug 2018 (USA) / 28th Aug 2018 (UK/EU)

Donut County is the name of this game's sleepy locale, but it's less about the place and more about raccoons than you might first think. Telling a silly story about a lazy raccoon and his friends, you play as a hole in the ground, slowly expanding each time you let something fall inside. It's sort of like Katamari Damacy, but instead of creating giant balls of stuff, you're wiping the surface clean by sending things into a void. It sounds mad, but it's a surprisingly compelling little adventure.

22. Unravel Two (PS4)

Unravel Two (PS4)
Unravel Two (PS4)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Coldwood Interactive
Release Date: 9th Jun 2018 (USA) / 9th Jun 2018 (UK/EU)

One of EA's first "indie" games was Unravel, a cutesy puzzle platformer that quickly became a cult hit. Unravel Two offers more of that same charm and whimsy, only this time with optional two-player co-op. The result is a lovely, straightforward game with some nifty co-op puzzles to overcome. It doesn't offer up much of a challenge, but the sweet Yarny characters and well-rendered natural environments make this a good one to play with younger family.


Publisher: SUPERHOT Team / Developer: SUPERHOT Team
Release Date: 21st Jul 2017 (USA) / 19th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)
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It's hard to be original these days, but along comes Superhot with a genius twist on the first person shooter. Time only moves when you do in this clever indie game, meaning you can dodge bullets and land some crazy kills in slow-mo. It plays out almost like a puzzle game as you plan your movements and anticipate your enemies. Don't let the simplistic visual style fool you, this is one of the most creative shooters on PS4.