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The Best Xbox One Indie Games

Updated December 26, 2019 695 votes 95 voters 3.3k views25 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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  • Cuphead1
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    DeveloperStudioMDHR

    Genres (Video game)Run and gun

    Cuphead is a run and gun video game developed and published by StudioMDHR. Announced in 2013,...  more
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  • Ori And The Blind Forest2

    DeveloperMoon Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platform

    Ori and the Blind Forest is a platform-adventure Metroidvania video game developed by Moon...  more
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  • No Man's Sky3
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    DeveloperHello Games

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, survival

    No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival video game developed and published by the indie...  more
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  • Little Nightmares4

    DeveloperTarsier Studios

    Genres (Video game)Platformer, Survival Horror

    Little Nightmares is a puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios...  more
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  • Dead Cells5
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    DeveloperMotion Twin

    Genres (Video game)Rougelike, Metroidvania

    Dead Cells is a roguelike-metroidvania hybrid video game developed and published by Motion...  more
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  • Layers of Fear6

    Genres (Video game)Psychological Horror

    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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  • Prison Architect7

    DeveloperIntroversion Software

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, Strategy

    Prison Architect is a private prison construction and management simulation game by the...  more
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  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance8

    DeveloperWarhorse Studios

    Genres (Video game)Action-RPG, Open World

    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action role-playing video game developed by Warhorse Studios...  more
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  • We Happy Few9
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    We Happy Few is an indie survival and adventure game developed by Compulsion Games and...  more
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  • Night in the Woods10

    DeveloperInfinite 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...  more
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  • Graveyard Keeper11

    DeveloperLazy Bear Games

    Genres (Video game)Simulation, RPG

    Graveyard Keeper is a graveyard-themed simulation role-playing video game developed by Lazy...  more
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  • ARK: Survival Evolved12

    DeveloperStudio Wildcard

    Genres (Video game)Survival, Open World

    Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game...  more
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  • Axiom Verge13

    DeveloperThomas Happ Games

    Genres (Video game)Metroidvania, Platformer

    Axiom Verge is a Metroidvania game where the player controls Trace, a scientist who, after...  more
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  • Wasteland 214

    DeveloperinXile Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)RPG

    Wasteland 2 is a post-apocalyptic role-playing video game developed by inXile Entertainment...  more
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  • Don't Starve15

    DeveloperKlei Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Action-Adventure, Survival

    Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements,...  more
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  • Elea16
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    Elea

    2018

    Genres (Video game)Adventure, Indie, Sci-Fi

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  • Outlast 217
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    DeveloperRed Barrels

    Genres (Video game)Survival Horror

    Outlast 2 (stylized as OU⸸LASTII) is a first-person survival horror video game...  more
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  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar18

    DeveloperAirship Syndicate

    Genres (Video game)RPG, Turn-Based Tactics

    Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG developed by Airship Syndicate and published by...  more
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  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker19

    Genres (Video game)Action-RPG

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  • Hello Neighbor20

    DeveloperDynamic Pixels

    Genres (Video game)Stealth, Survival Horror

    Hello Neighbor is a survival horror stealth game developed by Dynamic Pixels and published by...  more
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  • Phantom Doctrine21

    Genres (Video game)Strategy, Turn-Based Tactics

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

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  • Dead Age22
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    Genres (Video game)Zombies, RPG, Survival

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

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  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter23

    DeveloperThe Astronauts

    Genres (Video game)Detective, Mystery

    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a 2014 horror adventure video game. To piece together the...  more
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  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire24

    DeveloperObsidian Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)RPG

    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian...  more
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  • This Is The Police 225

    Genres (Video game)Strategy, Indie

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