After all these triple-A releases we have been through this past month, we decided to take a step back and appreciate some great indie games which we have played over the past few days. Some of these are so great, that they put the triple-A, high-budget games to shame. The best thing about these games is that they are normally really cheap if not free. Here are some indie games to play this weekend:
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Furi – PS4, Xbox One, PC
We often don’t pay attention to the PlayStation Plus indie games lineup, but for some reason we gave Furi a try and we cannot get over how excellent the game is. Furi is a mixture of Ninja Gaiden with Dark Souls and a hint of Braid. The game sees you try and escape some crazy prison where every level you enter, is guarded by a boss fight. These fights test your wit and skill as you dodge, shoot, parry, and slice the enemy up.
Each enemy has a certain fighting style which needs to be mastered in order to beat them. You will need to stay vigilant and learn their attack patterns in order to take them down. The game is definitely a must play on our side as we cannot get enough of it.
INSIDE – Xbox One, PC
We recently reviewed INSIDE and we thought it was one of the greatest games of the year. If you have four hours to set aside this weekend, or even if you don’t, you need to have a playthrough of this game. Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the centre of a dark project. You will have to discover what this project is for yourself as you venture deeper into the fortress where people are being used as test subjects.
INSIDE has one of the best sound designs we have ever come across in a game, and it is definitely a game of the year contender if you ask us.
Dead by Daylight – PC
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors, trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey.
The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killers, something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play. If anything, this is one of the indie games that needs your attention as is it one of the best horror games we have played in years.
Gone Home – PC, PS4
You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Now you have to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of everyone in the game. Sherlock Holmes to the rescue right? Well not that simple
Gone Home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family’s lives by investigating what they’ve left behind.