There's no denying that the PlayStation 4 has made a comfortable home for blockbuster games and their developers. Every year there is a seemingly endless stream of huge titles. But what about the little guys? Independent developers are just as capable of creating amazing and engaging games as the big guys. Here are just a few of the very best independent titles that PS4 has to offer.

What Remains of Edith Finch

If you're looking for a fantastic storytelling experience bolstered by gorgeous visuals then developer Giant Sparrow has you covered. What Remains of Edith Finch may not be for every gamer but if you are enticed at the idea of having your heartstrings tugged and you enjoy a meditative gaming experience then it's certainly worth your time and money. See at PlayStation

Rocket League

A titan on the level of Rocket League hardly seems worth mentioning considering how massively popular it is. With 40 million Rocket League players developer Psyonix must have done something right. If you like soccer and cars and have always wanted a game which married the two with fast-paced gameplay then this is the game for you. If you happened to get good enough at Rocket League then perhaps someday you could be a professional eSports player. Try explaining that to your grandparents. See at Amazon

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

You know that argument that you always get into? The one where you try to explain to someone that video games are just as valid and valuable an art form as film is. There's always that one person who hasn't played a video game since Frogger and they continue to insist that games are just kid stuff. Well, show them Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Ninja Theory developed one heck of a game and there is a reason that it garnered a veritable boatload of nominations at the 2017 Game Awards. See at Amazon

Hotline Miami 1 & 2

Thank you, Sir. May I have another? Dennaton Games are video game design sadists and they made Hotline Miami for gaming masochists who love a game that relentlessly abuses them. Aside from being fun and insanely hard, Hotline Miami has a beautiful retro visual style and one of my favorite game soundtracks of recent years. See at PlayStation

Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy is a killer Rouge "Lite" game developed by Cellar Door games. As you progress through the game there is no doubt that you will die. You will actually die quite a bit. The upside to death in Rogue Legacy is that when your character dies you will get to replace them with an heir. That heir will often be cursed by one of many genetic deficiencies. For instance, if your character carries the gene for color blindness then your play through with that character will be in black and white. It's goofy and fun and overall it's a terrific game. See at PlayStation


Fez arrived pretty early in the life cycle of the PS4 and it arrived with a bunch of ancillary noise thanks to its vocal developer. Despite any sort of social kerfuffle it's an outstanding game. Fez starts as a 2D game that rapidly evolves into a cube based 3D world. The mechanics are actually quite clever and add an interesting element to the gameplay. It also has a stellar soundtrack. See at PlayStation


Stunning and gorgeous are completely apt adjectives to use when discussing Rime. Developed by Tequilla works, it's a third person puzzle adventure game wherein you control a boy who has been stranded on a deserted island. Imagine the spirit of games like Ico and Myst and you will have a decent idea of what's in store for you. If you like just a tinge of sadness with your visually masterful games, then you should certainly give Rime a second look. You can experience it yourself for $30. See at PlayStation

Stardew Valley

If you were a fan of the Harvest Moon games and you haven't played Stardew Valley, then drop everything and buy this game right away. Developed with palpable care by a single person, Stardew Valley is certainly a perfect spiritual successor to the Harvest Moon games. One would think that a farming sim shouldn't be this much fun but it most decidedly is. If you're looking for an insanely fun and charming time sink, then Stardew Valley is a no-brainer. You can pick it up on Amazon for $15 See at Amazon


Celeste came to the PlayStation 4 in the very beginning of 2018 and boy is it ever good. It will take a place amongst similarly difficult titles as Meatboy and Hotline Miami. However, it also just so happens to be beautiful and thoughtful as well. If you're looking to make a list of the best platforming experiences of the past decade, then you should certainly put Celeste in the running. It's hard to believe that a game this good is only $20 dollars, but it is. And it's well worth your money and time. See at PlayStation

One of the truly great things about the PlayStation 4 is the sheer volume of top-tier independent titles. What are some of your favorites?

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Update, April 2018: We've updated this article to include more great indie titles for your PS4!

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