Shuhei Yoshida’s favorite indie games of 2021 – PlayStation.Blog

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Hello everyone, how was your 2021? For me, 2021 has given me the opportunity to play more games than in previous years, as access to the PlayStation 5 has not only taken away most of the waiting time to access the games I want to play, but also their loading times thanks to the console’s incredibly fast SSD.

Throughout the year, we’ve seen a lot of amazing, charming, beautiful, and totally engaging indie games on PS4, PS VR, and PS5. Here are 12 of my personal favorites.

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights

This stunning and oppressive Japanese exploratory platformer has an interesting take on combat: discover downcast knights and cleanse their souls to fight for you, while defeating certain enemies lets you adopt their abilities for your sake. own use.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Chicory: a colorful tale

At first glance, Chicory may seem like an interactive coloring book, but at its heart lies an engrossing adventure. The themes of the story – self-doubt, redemption – are universally relatable.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Doki Doki Plus Literature Club!

Of all the games I’ve played this year, this one left the biggest mark. It’s also the only game I can’t reveal much about without spoiling some of the huge twists and turns that lie ahead. I’ll just say this: don’t be fooled by its dating sim-like appearance.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Confusing places

This photogrammetry-based puzzle challenges you to recreate various real-world locations by collecting – and assembling – their fragmented parts like a VR puzzle.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

FIST: Torch Forged in the Shadows

A game starring a heroic bunny with a huge mechanical fist strapped to its back has to offer satisfying melee combat, and it holds. (And the Shanghai dieselpunk-inspired aesthetic is gorgeous.)


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Underworld

Everything about Supergiant Games’ roguelike is sublime: fierce combat, great game mechanics, captivating characters, amazing voiceovers… you just can’t stop playing. It’s a perfect game.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

A third-person action-adventure game with beautiful character animations and gripping combat. You collect “Rot” – cute little creatures – to help you in combat and solve puzzles.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Song in the smoke

A PS VR game set in prehistoric times where staying alive depends on your ability to craft, hunt, and fight. Meet formidable creatures and soak up the sights of this atmospheric survival simulation.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Jett: the distant coast

The first 30 minutes of this game is the most cinematic opening of any game released this year and perfectly defines your role as the chosen one of your civilization who is tasked with surviving in a new colony.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

The door of death

This isometric action adventure mixes varied combat scenarios with light puzzles for a gripping story set in the afterlife.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Solar ash

Glide through clouds and grind on rails in a sci-fi fantasy world. Between battling enemies and defeating Leviathan-sized bosses, exploration will produce collectibles and deepen the story of this world’s past.


Shuhei Yoshida's Favorite Indie Games of 2021

Among us

One of the funniest multiplayer experiences I’ve had this year. Try to figure out who in the crew of your spaceship is helping prepare for the launch and who are impostors determined to kill you all.


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