Top 9 PS4 Indie Releases of 2017
This year, there’s a stellar lineup for indie games set to release across all platforms. From the Xbox One and
Well, wonder no more, as we’ve put together a list of the top 9 indie games to check out on the PS4 in 2017!
9) What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch puts a unique spin on the rising trend of detailed-oriented narrative games. Developed by Giant Sparrow, the game is comprised of several short stories all centered around the Finch family, who lives in a rather strange house in Washington State.
Not only is their home odd, but the Finch history spins tales of a family curse dating as far back as the 1900s. The game offers a unique look into the vast, unknowable world that surrounds us, and is one you shouldn’t miss out on for the PS4 when it releases this spring.
8) Manifold Garden
You'll be too busy figuring out how to overcome Manifold Garden's array of 3D challenges. It’s a superb offering for puzzle
7) Jenny LeClue
Are you a fan of those classic choose your own adventure novels? If so, you should take a closer look at Jenny LeClue. After a successful Kickstarter program (racking up over $100k and far surpassing its original $65k goal), as well as quick approval on Steam’s Greenlight program, Jenny LeClue is shaping up to be one of 2017’s most charming indies.
This is thanks, in part, to its superb hand-drawn art style. In addition, there are multiple different endings, and ways to improve your chances at finding new clues. Although, a lot of that rides on how well you pay attention to the clues scattered around you. With its fantastic eye for detail, Jenny LeClue is set to become a fantastic PS4 addition when it releases later this year (hopefully).
This epic adventure from Thunder Lotus Games (the creators of Jotun) offers a sinister side-scrolling experience bundled with classic Metroidvania-style gameplay. In Sundered, you play as Eshe, a figure who’s trapped in a series of dark caverns full of unknown terrors.
There are multiple ways to approach the game, on top of multiple ways to die. The caverns will leave you feeling small and vulnerable, which ups the tension needed to propel you forward. Can you hold onto your sanity as you harness corrupted relics in an effort to defeat monstrous bosses? Find out July of 2017 when the game releases
5) Friday the 13th
If you’re a fan of 80’s slasher films and want to drop yourself straight into the shoes of a counselor at Camp Crystal Lake, look no further than Gun Media’s Friday the 13th. We’ve tested the game out ourselves during the beta and have to say, the game looks phenomenal.
There’s a lot of space to move around, and countless different methods you can employ to stay alive. If gore is your thing, there’s also no shortage of gruesome kills you can inflict as Jason (see the trailer above for examples).
This is one multiplayer horror experience you definitely won't want to miss on the PS4. The multiplayer portion will release this spring, or if you prefer to play alone, an additional singleplayer campaign is due out later this summer.
If you’re a fan of the fighting genre, you may want to look into Absolver by developer
You can move freely in Absolver’s beautifully rendered world, and enjoy several MMORPG elements like completable quests. We feel Absolver will be one of the hottest indie fighting games of 2017, so if you own a PS4, be sure to keep an eye on Absolver until an official release date is announced.
Another one that we’ve covered extensively here at Indie Obscura, Vampyr is the next indie game offering from Dontnod Entertainment (Life is Strange, Remember Me). Vampyr puts you directly into an 1800’s gothic noir setting where all of your actions matter.
The tale centers around Jonathan Reid, a vampiric doctor trying to stay alive, keep his identity hidden, and balance between being a doctor responsible for saving lives while also being a vampire. It’s an interesting
After some development hangups, developer Tequila Works acquired the rights to Rime from Sony, and have been hard at work on the game ever since. Boasting an art design reminiscent of games like Journey and Ico, Rime is a puzzle-based game revolving around a young boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island.
In Rime, you’ll work through several interesting challenges, all while as exploring the island in
No matter which console you own,
There are so many phenomenal indie games coming to the PlayStation this year that it's difficult narrowing our list down to 9 standout titles. What indies are you excited to play on the PS4? Let us know in the comments below!
While you're there, be sure to brush up on the confirmed list of indie games releasing to the Nintendo Switch, recap the 8 must-play indie horror games of 2017, and check out 5 indie games like The Forest for Xbox One.