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The Best Xbox One Indie Games 

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Updated December 26, 2019 399 votes 69 voters 2.3k views 25 items

When it comes to good indie games for Xbox One, there is a pretty good amount of variety. For that reason, we're ranking the best Xbox One indie games, with the help of your votes. 

One of the newest Xbox One games made by a smaller developer is We Happy Few. Released in 2018, this out of the ordinary take on reality is sure to keep you wanting more. If you've never played No Man's Sky, it's a must-play indie game for any Xbox One owner. Other awesome indie games for Xbox include Graveyard Keeper, Phantom Doctrine, and Cuphead.

Not every indie game on this list is an Xbox One original - take ARK: Survival Evolved for example, which came out in 2015. However, all these indie games are currently available on the Xbox Marketplace, regardless of release date.

Vote up your favorite indie game for Xbox One, or simply use this list as a recommendation guide if you're looking for more titles to play.

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Cuphead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2017
Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One in September 2017, for macOS in October ...more
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Ori and the Blind Forest... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2014
Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One on ...more
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Dead Cells is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2018
Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion Twin. Following about a year in early access, Dead Cells was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, ...more
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Kingdom Come: Deliveranc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2018
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action role-playing video game developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is set in the ...more
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We Happy Few is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2018
We Happy Few is an indie survival and adventure game developed by Compulsion Games and published by Gearbox Publishing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Released as an early ...more
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Layers of Fear is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2016

Layers of Fear is a psychedelic horror where you take control over an insane painter in his quest to finish his magnum opus.

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Graveyard Keeper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2018
Graveyard Keeper is a graveyard-themed simulation role-playing video game developed by Lazy Bear Games and published by tinyBuild. The game's alpha was released for Microsoft Windows in May ...more
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No Man's Sky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2016
No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. It was released worldwide in August 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows, ...more
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Wasteland 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2014
Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game developed by inXile Entertainment with additional development by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft ...more
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Little Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2017
Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and ...more
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Elea is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2018
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Axiom Verge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2015
Axiom Verge is a Metroidvania game where the player controls Trace, a scientist who, after suffering a crippling injury, wakes up in an ancient and high-tech world. The game focuses on action ...more
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Night in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2017
Night in the Woods is a 2017 single-player adventure game developed by Infinite Fall. It is a story-focused exploration game in which players control an anthropomorphic cat named Mae, who ...more
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Prison Architect is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
Sep 26 2012
Prison Architect is a private prison construction and management simulation game by the British game developer Introversion Software. It was made available as a crowdfunded paid alpha pre-order ...more
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Ark: Survival Evolved is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2017
Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard in collaboration with Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. In ...more
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Outlast 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2017
Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game developed and published by Red Barrels. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Outlast, and features a journalist ...more
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Battle Chasers: Nightwar... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by THQ Nordic. Based on the Battle Chasers fantasy comic book series by Joe Madueira, the game involves ...more
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Don't Starve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2013
Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements, developed and published by the indie company Klei Entertainment. The game was initially released via ...more
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The Vanishing of Ethan C... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2014
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a 2014 horror adventure video game. To piece together the story, the player must solve the deaths of the Carter family. Upon finding a dead body, the player can ...more
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Hello Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2017
Hello Neighbor is a survival horror stealth game developed by Dynamic Pixels and published by tinyBuild. The aim of the game is for the player to successfully sneak into the basement of their ...more
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This Is The Police 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
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Phantom Doctrine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2018

Phantom Doctrine is a 2018 tactical strategy game by Polish developer CreativeForge Games and published by Good Shepherd Entertainment.

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Dead Age is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2016

Dead Age is a non-linear indie survival RPG full of struggling survivors and deadly zombies.

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
25
Pillars of Eternity II: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Xbox One Indie Games
2018
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Versus Evil. It is the sequel to the 2015's Pillars of Eternity, and was ...more