For PC Gaming Week 2018, we here at TechRadar are celebrating the best that PC gaming has to offer, and here we’ve gathered the best indie games we’ve played.
As E3 2018 showed us, gaming faces more advancements and innovations every year, and our standards for the best indie games continue to grow with them. One of the most exciting games about indie games in 2018, is that unlike major game publishers like Ubisoft and EA – who need to subsidize their releases with monthly subscriptions and microtransactions – the best indie game not only don’t feature these malevolent monetization models, they’re cheap to begin with. So, the best indie games give you a pure glimpse at the developer’s pure artistic vision, particularly if you have one of the best gaming PCs.
However, that’s not to say the best indie games aren’t every bit as exciting as the newest Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed. They can sometimes even blow the latest AAA games out of the water, thanks to their less repetitive nature – they don’t need to rely on tired cliches and tropes to move millions of copies.
With this list, we here at TechRadar have culled through the legions of fantastic indie games and ranked the 30 best indie games you can buy today – not based on quantity, but rather sheer quality. We mixed in obvious classics such as PC games like Braid and the Stanley Parable, with modern examples like Cuphead and Night in the Woods. To discover all the best indie games that made our list, read on!
Joe Osborne, Kane Fulton and Gabe Carey have also contributed to this article