10 Best PC Indie Games You Might Have Missed in 2022

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My-Friend-Pedro (Image credit: Devolver Digital)

While we liked some of the AAA games that came out last year, indie titles are where we see a lot of creativity and often the best that video games have to offer. Limited resources force these small developers to think outside the box to provide a quality experience to their customers and fans. 2019 was a great year for indies on PC, with games like Mordhau, GreedFall, A Plague Tale: Innocence, and Disco Elysium making wakes. But there are a ton of hidden gems, too.

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Top Pick

Liked Hotline Miami and want more? Then check out Katana Zero, a wonderful pixel-art action platformer where every movement counts. Death comes instantly, but you can rewind time to give it another shot. Dodge and slash your way through the levels to reach your target and enjoy the excellent soundtrack while you're at it.

Another great year for indies

Indie games are a wonderful thing, and I love seeing what each year provides us. Sure, the big-budget releases can definitely be very exciting. However, it's certainly worth your time and money to check out games like those in this list, which is by no means exhaustive, and support small studios and developers while you're at it.

Seriously, if you're looking for a grand ol' time, then I can't recommend Katana Zero (opens in new tab) and Whispers of a Machine (opens in new tab) enough. Both have immense replayability and engaging gameplay. And if you want over the top, irreverent violence, then My Friend Pedro (opens in new tab) has you covered.

2020 is shaping up to be one of those amazing years for gaming, and I can't wait to see what indie titles pop up to wow us with their creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. There are already a few on the horizon that are sure to make waves.

Jordan is a long-time gamer and PC hardware enthusiast. From the mid-90s on, he has constantly tinkered with computers and played every game he could get his hands on. Coming from a varied background, he found his passion in writing about Android in 2016, which also launched his writing career not long after. Now, Jordan is an avid gamer who just loves sitting down with tea or a glass of cold water to play whatever game has his attention (or he's reviewing), and he's lucky enough to make a living out of doing so. You can find him on Twitter if you want to chat: @jccpalmer.