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Best Indie Games of 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

While it used to be the case that creating a video game required big development teams and even bigger budgets, the last few years have seen a return to the days when one person in a basement can craft an interactive masterpiece.

Freed from the constraints of marketing departments and AAA budgets, indie developers have been putting out some of the weirdest and most interesting games out there, and thanks to support from Valve, Microsoft, and Sony, it’s never been easier to find and buy the best indie games, whether you play on console, PC, or just on your phone. 

Still, there are thousands of great indie games out there, and it can be a bit daunting if you don’t know where to start, so with that in mind, we’re rounded up a few of our favourites.

We’ve played every one of the games in our list (most of them for more hours than we’d care to admit), and they range from open-world survival epics to short, intricately crafted stories. They’ve all got one thing in common though: we think they’re brilliant.

Oh, and if you want to find more great games for specific platforms, we’ve rounded up the best games (indie or otherwise) for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Android.

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Inside

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Firewatch

FTL: Faster Than Light

Aaero

Papers, Please

Frostpunk

Superhot

Her Story

Ark: Survival Evolved

The Sexy Brutale

Rust

Aporia: Beyond the Valley

Astroneer

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