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The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games

Updated May 18, 2020 917 votes 116 voters 4.7k views29 items

Everyone loves a good indie title, so let's rank the best indie games for PlayStation 4. Many are returning games from the previous console, but they're still good indie games that are must-haves for PS4 owners.

Outlast 2 is a pretty great PS4 indie game.  Released in early 2017, the newest installment in the Outlast series goes back to survival horror roots in a game that is both horrifying and compelling. If you never played Journey, it's a must-play indie game for any PlayStation 4 owner. Other options include Gang Beasts, SOMA, and Hello Neighbor.

All these indie games are currently available on the PlayStation Store, regardless of release date. Vote up your favorite indie game for PS4, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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    Undertale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Undertale

    Role-playing

    Release2017

    DeveloperToby Fox

    Undertale is a role-playing video game created by American indie developer Toby Fox. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Journey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Journey

    Adventure, art game

    Release2012

    DeveloperThatgamecompany

    Journey is an indie adventure game developed by Thatgamecompany and published by Sony Computer... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Darkest Dungeon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Darkest Dungeon

    Role-Playing, Dungeon Crawl

    ReleaseJanuary 19, 2016

    DeveloperRed Hook Studios

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  • 4
    Firewatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Firewatch

    Adventure

    ReleaseFebruary 9, 2016

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  • 5
    What Remains of Edith Finch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games

    Release2017

    DeveloperGiant Sparrow

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    Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Release2013

    DeveloperKlei Entertainment

    Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Limbo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Limbo

    Puzzle game, Platform game

    Release2010

    DeveloperPlaydead

    Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game, the first title by independent Danish game developer... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Little Nightmares

    Puzzle-platformer, survival horror

    Release2017

    DeveloperTarsier Studios

    Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 9
    Superhot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Superhot

    First Person Shooter

    DeveloperSUPERHOT Team

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  • 10
    Guacamelee! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Guacamelee!

    Platform game, Action game

    Release2013

    DeveloperDrinkbox Studios

    Guacamelee! is a 2013 action platforming video game developed and published by DrinkBox... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Action Role-Playing

    ReleaseFebruary 13, 2018

    DeveloperWarhorse Studios

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action role-playing video game developed by Warhorse Studios... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    No Man's Sky

    Adventure, Survival

    ReleaseAugust 9, 2016

    DeveloperHello Games

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  • 13
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

    Adventure
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  • 14
    The Banner Saga 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    The Banner Saga 3

    Tactical Role-Playing

    ReleaseJuly 26, 2018

    DeveloperStoic Studio

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    Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Subnautica

    Action-adventure, survival

    Release2018

    DeveloperUnknown Worlds Entertainment

    Subnautica is an open world survival adventure game developed and published by Unknown Worlds... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Outlast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Outlast

    Survival horror

    Release2013

    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Outlast is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Night in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games

    Release2017

    DeveloperInfinite Fall, Secret Lab, 22nd Century Toys

    Night in the Woods is a 2017 single-player adventure game developed by Infinite Fall. It is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    SOMA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    SOMA

    Survival horror, Science Fiction

    Release2015

    DeveloperFrictional Games

    Soma is a science fiction survival horror video game being developed by Frictional Games. It... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Ark: Survival Evolved

    Action-Adventure, Survival

    ReleaseAugust 29, 2017

    DeveloperStudio Wildcard, Instinct Games, Virtual Basement, Efecto Studios, Abstraction Games

    Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Gang Beasts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Gang Beasts

    Party, Beat 'em Up

    ReleaseAugust 29, 2014

    DeveloperBoneloaf

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  • 21
    Kerbal Space Program is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Kerbal Space Program

    Space Flight Simulation

    DeveloperSquad

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  • 22
    Hello Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Hello Neighbor

    Stealth, Survival Horror

    ReleaseDecember 8, 2017

    DeveloperDynamic Pixels

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  • 23
    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Minecraft

    Open world, Action game

    Release2011

    Developer4J Studios, Mojang

    Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Outlast 2

    Survival Horror

    Release2017

    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Layers of Fear is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation 4 Indie Games
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    Layers of Fear

    Psychological Horror

    ReleaseFebruary 16, 2016

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