The independent gaming scene continues growing each year, which means more amazing titles for us to enjoy.
Below are 10 of the best and most successful titles that released in 2015:
1. Axiom Verge
Released: March 31 (PS4), May 14 (Linux / Window / OS X)
Reception: Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam (605 reviews), 84 Metascore (PS4), 80 Metascore (PC)
Axiom Verge was made by one developer by the name of Tom Happ over the course of 5 years.
Heavily inspired by Metroid and other classic games, this side-scroller action-adventure title wowed critics and players alike with its engaging gameplay, captivating world, and more than 60 power-ups and items to collect.
Also praised is its challenging difficulty that always feels rewarding and never frustrating.
Released: September 15 (Window / OS X)
Reception: Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam (15,418 reviews), 94 Metascore
Undertale is the surprise RPG hit that managed to rack up more than 350,000 Steam downloads in only two short months.
While it uses many traditional RPG mechanics, the most unique thing about Undertale is that it is possible to complete it without killing a single monster. Clever and captivating, it is also being hailed as the best-written indie game of the year.
Undertale was nominated for three Game Awards 2015 categories: Best Independent Game, Best Role-Playing Game, and Games For Change.
3. Rocket League
Released: July 7 (Windows / PS4)
Reception: Very Positive on Steam (27, 242 reviews), 85 Metascore (PS4), 86 Metascore (PC)
Who would have thought that combining cars and soccer would be such a hit? Rocket League is a physics-based vehicle soccer game that has been downloaded more than 5 million times for its fun, competitive multiplayer modes.
While it’s easy to pick up and play, the physics and controls offer depth that allows players to get better and better.
Rocket League was nominated for three Game Awards 2015 categories: Best Independent Game, Best Sports/Racing Game, and Best Multiplayer