List of Best Indie RPG Games
RPGs are some of the most immersive and captivating games out there. Imagine combining that characteristic with the creative freedom that indie developers have. The result? Some of the most unique and interesting indie RPGs that you’ll ever come across. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best indie RPGs of the past decade.
Divinity: Original Sin II
Divinity: Original Sin II is a tactical RPG released in 2017. The game is set in the world of Rivellon, where players take control of a custom character. The game sold 700,000 copies a month after its release.
Hades is a roguelike indie RPG released in 2018 from Supergiant Games. The game is set in the Greek underworld and has the player take control of Zagreus, the son of Hades. The game was nominated for several Games of the Year awards and won Best indie Game at The Game Awards 2020.
Disco Elysium, released in 2019, is set in the city of Revachol and has players take control of a detective who suffers from amnesia. The game won several Game of the Year awards from different publications.
Curse Of The Dead Gods
Curse of the Dead Gods is a roguelike indie RPG released in 2020. The game has the player take control of an adventurer who explores temples filled with traps, enemies, and treasure. Difficult gameplay loop? This game has mastered it!
Barbearian, released in 2018, is an RPG that “feels” different. According to GameRant, gamers enjoy “high-octane, action-packed gameplay”, especially in this game that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Rogue Legacy 2
Rogue Legacy 2 is a roguelike indie RPG released in 2020. The game has the player take control of a character who explores procedurally-generated dungeons. The game is a sequel to the 2013 indie hit Rogue Legacy.
Pillars Of Eternity II: Deadfire
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a tactical indie RPG released in 2018. The game was nominated for and won several awards, including Best RPG 2018. Players of this game get to be the Watcher and explore the Deadfire archipelago.
West of Loathing
Released in 2017, West Of Loathing is set in the old west and has stick figures for characters. It’s a game that makes gamers laugh while they’re adventuring and questing. It was awarded the Best Comedy Game in PC Gamer’s 2017.
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling
Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling is an indie RPG released in 2019. The game has the player take control of a team of three bugs who quest to obtain everlasting life. GameRant describes the game with paper-like aesthetics and uses turn-based combat.
CrossCode is an indie action RPG released in 2018. Stylized as an old-school SNES game, the game is set in the future with Lea as a character playing the MMORPG “CrossWorlds.” Gamers have to solve puzzles and fight their way through the game.
The gaming world will never run out of excellent indie RPG games. In fact, new indie RPG games keep on coming out each year! As we mentioned earlier, one of the biggest challenges for indie developers is the marketing and promotion of their games. If you’re an indie developer, it’s high time to know that CCCI is more than ready to work with you.
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