Wccftech's Best Indie Games of The Decade - Independent Revolution

It is time for Wccftech to select the best indie games of the decade, far from an easy job considering how the 2010s saw independent developers rise.

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ccgr1667d ago

Lots of memorable games for sure!

IamTylerDurden11666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

For sure, but i'm shocked to see Journey not even in the honorable mentions. Resogun and Nex Machina also deserve to be on the list. Dead Cells, Owlboy, Transistor, Binding of Isaac, Enter the Gungeon, Pyre, Axiom Verge are some other good ones that are absent. Perhaps even Soma or Helldivers?

Some of my personal favorites

Enter the Gungeon
Nex Machina
Salt & Sanctuary
Nuclear Throne

PixelKnot1666d ago

Alienation is underrated. I actually prefer it over Resogun when it comes down to Housemarque's games. I need to play more SuperGiant games as I loved Transistor. I enjoy the level of effort they put into their artwork. It's always gorgeous.

TK-661666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

A fair few of those arent indie. Helldivers, Journey, Resogun and Alienation have the support of a major publisher. How did you think those were indie?

LucasRuinedChildhood1666d ago

The main picks are good but the honourable mentions are a bit bland. Where the f*** is Hotline Miami, The Talos Principle, Superhot, Katana Zero, Thumper, My Friend Pedro, Hollow Knight, The Witness, Niddhogg, Night In The Woods, Journey, Towerfall, Guacamelee, Furi, Olli Olli, Ape Out, Pyre, The Stanley Parable, etc?

PixelKnot1666d ago

Ooo, Hotline Miami. That game was a blast, despite the frustration of dying over and over. I never played the sequel.

IamTylerDurden11666d ago (Edited 1666d ago )

I don't think Bastion is even the best SuperGiant game of the last decade. In my opinion Transistor was more impressive. The combat was leaps and bounds improved providing both turn based and real time options as well as a near limitless mix of combinations. The soundtrack and narration are always sublime in SuperGiant games, but i think they took it to another level in Transistor with the DS4 talking to you and with Red being a lounge singer and offering power vocal numbers. Tbh, Pyre was a fantastic game as well, but for me Transistor was something special. SuperGiant Games is a truly talented studio.

I also believe that Hellblade was a bit overrated. The visuals and art direction are stunning, but the game is very limited. Senua is deliberately slow and she controls in a very tanky and non responsive fashion. The game is extremely linear and exploration consists of searching a claustrophobic forest with many barriers for white dots that contain lore stones. The puzzles were tedious and redundant. Combat wasn't spectacular. The auto save feature caused many people to lose data because the developers included no chapter select and no manual save. If you fell into a progress impeding bug you were basically f*****.

King_Noctis1666d ago

Night In The Wood
Disco Elysium
The Touryst
Stardew Valley

These are some of my most favorite indies game this gen.

NJShadow1665d ago

Not to be rude, but this is kind of a lame list. While I agree with some, "Celeste" is in the honorable mentions, and the "Hotline Miami" series isn't even mentioned? Someone also noted that "Journey" isn't included? Uh.. those are some fairly MAJOR titles to exclude altogether.

Einhander19728d ago (Edited 8d ago )

The platform breakdowns really show how irrelevant xbox has come for selling software.

1 Hogwarts Legacy Switch 41%, PS5 26%, PS4 24%, Xbox 5%

2 EA Sports FC 24 Switch 34%, PS5 28%, PS4 26%, Xbox 12%

OtterX8d ago

Yea, you can see why some developers and publishers are increasingly starting to skip XBox all together. Unless you're in a small minority of successful and highly played Gamepass games, you're pretty much taking a payout on your game just to rot and die on the service.

FinalFantasyFanatic7d ago

Not that surprising, the Switch has some killer exclusive titles, so people have to own a Switch to play them.


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