The Best Xbox One Indie Games

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
    42 votes
    • Developer: StudioMDHR
    • Genres (Video game): Run and gun
    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 2018, ...more
    • Developer: Moon Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Platform
    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
  • Little Nightmares
    26 votes
    • Developer: Tarsier Studios
    • Genres (Video game): Platformer, Survival Horror
    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 Xbox ...more
  • Dead Cells
    24 votes
    • Developer: Motion Twin
    • Genres (Video game): Rougelike, Metroidvania
    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, Linux, ...more
  • Night in the Woods
    15 votes
    • Developer: Infinite Fall, Secret Lab, 22nd Century Toys
    • Genres (Video game): Adventure
    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 recently ...more
  • No Man's Sky
    36 votes
    • Developer: Hello Games
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, survival
    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