We will cover some of the best indie games on Xbox One in this article. As well as huge hits and well-known big games, indie ones offer a great gaming experience too. We wanted to cover some of these Xbox One games here with short descriptions and trailer videos. Let’s start.
Shovel Knight is inspired by some of the biggest retro games such as Mario 3, Castlevania, and DuckTales. Even though you can feel their touch, it is not like any of them. That is the thing that makes it successful. The game is a two-dimensional platform adventure where you manage a knight with a shovel. The bosses are The Enchantress and eight ancient knights where you fight against them.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
In Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, a Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. The story is mesmerizing and the process of developing the game is quite impressive. Because it is created in collab with people who experience psychosis and a group of neuroscientists. The voice acting and atmosphere is powerful in this game too. That game is also included in Xbox Game Pass this month as a part of Mental Awareness Month.
Rocket League is a multiplayer-focused soccer game. The twist is that you play it with rocket-powered cars. There is a huge arena, a giant ball and the goal is to get that ball into the opposite goal to make a score. It is a fun, simple, and hassle-free game that you can play and have a good time.
Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition is an old-school RPG. The game blends that old-school perspective perfectly with modern elements. It offers so many different character options and can be played as multiplayer. Also, you can make use of almost everything in the environment and that gives you the feel of accomplishment.
A Way Out
A Way Out attracts all the attention with its different gameplay. In the game, two characters with different stories come together for the same purpose. It also offers a satisfying cinematic experience through the elaborate story. The game is played by two different players as a split-screen co-op. So you can enjoy it with a friend simultaneously.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition
In Jotun: Valhalla Edition, you play Thora, a Viking woman who recently died. She went to Ginnungagap (emptiness in Nordic Mythology) after death and wanted to enter Valhalla. But to deserve it, she must prove herself to gods. In the game, you can make two different kinds of separate attacks with your axe. You can also take advantage of some special powers given to you by the gods throughout the journey.
Fe is a surprising game with its feature of using music to platform mechanics. In this game, you need to run away or hide from the Silent Ones. As the game progresses, you enhance your abilities and learn the musical language of the species around you in the forest. It might be difficult to fully understand the game but it offers a different gaming experience for sure.
Night In The Woods
Night In The Woods is a unique adventure game. The game starts with the story of Mae, a cat, and it takes a little time for the actual gameplay to begin. It is not a disadvantage because that intro is fun to engage. The story might seem simple but it touches a lot of different topics like friendship, economic struggles and even being a human.
Terraria is a 2D survival game where you can stretch your imagination to build whatever you can think of. A bright color palette is a good feature of this player-paced game. You can express yourself with freedom. Although it seems comfortable at first, the game also includes various creatures and dangers too. You can choose from a variety of weapons and have fun with the combat.
Overcooked takes place in a hectic kitchen where you prepare meals and try to coordinate with your friends. The best way to play this game is with people because it enhances the experience the game offers. The story is basic, not that complicated and the art design is definitely satisfying.
Untitled Goose Game
Untitled Goose Game is a simple yet popular indie game. You play as a goose and complete a lot of objectives. The game is designed with plain and vibrant colors as possible. Physical collisions of objects also create a realistic feeling. Also, we need to mention that this game gathered some award nominations and an award for the game of the year.
Superhot is an innovative indie game and features unique mechanics. The most different feature of the game is that when you’re not moving, the pace slows down. That allows the player to think and plan the next moves. That first-person shooter is definitely a must-see in our opinion.
Cuphead is a sidescrolling run and gun game that won many awards and gathered great popularity. It is highly influenced by cartoons and animations and this gives the game its fun gameplay feature. The game is pretty hard though. But that doesn’t stop the player to go back and try again. It is one of the most popular indie games on Xbox One.
What do you think about these some of the best indie games on Xbox One? Did you play any of them? Let us know what you think in the comments.