Indie Games continue to be widely popular among gamers all around the world. Despite their lower visual appeal, unlike AAA games, people just love to spend their time playing indie games because they provide innovative game mechanics, simple gameplay, experimental visuals, and exciting stories.
If you are also looking to play more simplistic games or enjoy indie games in general, then you are at the perfect spot.
Here are the top 10 most popular indie games of 2022 so far, in no particular order:
- Core Keeper
- Rogue Legacy 2
- Patrick’s Parabox
- Hero’s Hour
- The Iron Oath
- Songs of Conquest
1TUNIC (March 2022)
It’s Link but a Fox! TUNIC offers a similar feeling and experience as the earlier Zelda games.
It follows the adventures of a fox exploring a world filled with magic, monsters, and beautiful landscapes. Uncover mysteries, fight ferocious creatures, and complete puzzles to help the adorable little fox advance in its journey.
2Dorfromantik (April 2022)
Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game developed by Toukana Interactive. Despite being a puzzle game, it does not get irritating and stressful after a time, unlike others.
Visually, Dorfromantik is incredibly lovely and calming as it makes players place hexagonal tiles to create beautiful landscapes surrounded by forests and lakes with trains and steamboats running all around, providing a sense of, what some may call, zen.
3Infernax (February 2)
Infernax is a retro-style action-adventure game with lovely pixel art graphics developed by Berzerk Studio.
The game follows the story of a valiant knight who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. Fight your way through the hordes of enemies and make important choices, but choose wisely, as your decision can lead to different consequences and endings.
44 Core Keeper (March 2022)
All the Minecraft and Terraria fans are going to love this one! Core Keeper is a 2D crafting-survival game developed by Pugstorm.
In this game, you can explore an endless cavern full of creatures and resources by mining, building, fighting, crafting, and farming. The best part of it is that you can do all of these exploring and adventures with your friends in the same world.
5Rogue Legacy 2 (April 2022)
Rogue Legacy 2 is a roguelite platformer developed by Cellar Door Games where every time your character dies, their child succeeds them.
Interestingly, each of these children is unique with its own class, traits, and abilities. These traits directly affect and change the gameplay as one of these children could be a colorblind knight or maybe even a pacifist chef!
6Patrick’s Parabox (March 2022)
Patrick’s Parabox is a recursive puzzle game developed by Patrick Traynor where players have to solve box-moving puzzles using a box!
It is surely a visual treat for the eyes and can often be mind-bending and trippy, so don’t blame me if you end up getting addicted to this masterpiece.
7Hero’s Hour (March 2022)
The fans of Heroes of Might and Magic will surely love Hero’s Hour as it is heavily inspired by it. Developed by Benjamin Hauer, Hero’s Hours is a fast-paced turn-based strategy RPG where players get to build their own cities, grow an army, and throw them into combat.
It has a neat little feature of real-time combat which makes it special and different from Heroes of Might and Magic.
8Coromon (March 2022)
As the name suggests, Coromon is heavily inspired by the earlier 2D pixel-art graphic Pokemon games.
Developed by TRAGsoft, Coromon is a modern take on this classic monster-taming genre involving turn-based battles and complicated puzzles.
If you loved the classic Pokemon games, then definitely give Coromon a try for an improved and more satisfactory experience.
9The Iron Oath (April 2022)
Developed by Curious Panda Games, The Iron Oath is an awesome turn-based tactical RPG set in a medieval atmosphere where players run their own mercenary company, recruit warriors, and command them to exciting battles.
Fascinatingly, these recruited characters can get injured in a battle, grow old, retire, and die forever. This simple yet interesting game mechanism, in addition to its smooth gameplay and fun combat, makes The Iron Oath a fantastic experience.
10Songs of Conquest (May 2022)
Songs of Conquest is another very similar game to Heroes of Might and Magic. It is a turn-based RPG strategy where players have to raise their armies and conquer other kingdoms.
It surely beats Hero’s Hour in terms of visual appeal as its pixel art graphics are absolutely stunning, and overall, the whole game has a lot of potential to it.
If you are a fan of turn-based strategy games, then Songs of Conquest is definitely worth a shot.
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