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5 Best Indie Games on PlayStation Plus (September 2023)



PlayStation Plus allows players to play a plethora of games for a fee. Among these titles are Indie games which have their own distinct charm to them. While these games may range in the experiences they offer players, they all have an endearing quality about them. There are also tons of titles to choose from, giving the player quite the selection. No matter which title you choose, you are certainly in for a treat. That said, here are our picks for the 5 Best Indie Games on PlayStation Plus.

5. Enter The Gungeon

Starting off today's list of the best Indie games on PlayStation Plus, we have Enter The Gungeon. For players looking for a retro-inspired, roguelike shooter, this game has all of your bases covered. Players can enjoy procedurally generated dungeons, with fantastic bosses and a phenomenal sense of challenge. This is great and makes delving deeper into the game with a friend the more rich. Players in between levels have the ability to visit a shop and upgrade their character, making this title slightly forgiving. This makes it a great game for beginners to the genre as well.

However, that isn't to say that the game isn't challenging. This is due to the fact that in Enter The Gungeon, the bosses are the main draw for the player. Defeating these foes and getting access to better gear and loot never ceases to feel rewarding. No matter which class you choose to play in the game, each feels rewarding in its own way. Finally, for players looking for one of the best cooperative Indie games on PlayStation PlusEnter The Gungeon is a great pick.

4. Haven

Following up on our last entry, here we have Haven. For players looking for a great cooperative experience, that not only tells a great story but has a phenomenal gameplay loop to boot. Additionally, players can experience this beautiful story together. Each of the game's characters is wonderfully crafted, and they manage to leap off of the screen. Players are also able to maneuver throughout a genuinely stunning world. But what makes this game truly stand out is its story. The overall narrative in Haven is approached artfully and purposefully, making it a game that players can sink into.

For players looking for a great story-driven experience that still has great cooperative elements to it, Haven is right up your alley. If exploration of a beautifully stylized world sounds like it would be something you enjoy, this game is for you. Haven manages not only to bring players a unique experience but manages to do so in a way that feels special. All in all, if you are looking for one of the best Indie games on PlayStation Plus, then Haven is for you.

3. Children of Morta

Switching things up quite a bit on our list of the best Indie games on Xbox Game Pass, we have Children of MortaChildren of Morta not only features one of the most charming worlds in the Indie-ARPG space, but phenomenal gameplay. For fans of the difficulty of the roguelike genre, this game will definitely offer a challenge. This is great, as it not only manages to immerse the player in the world but also creates a deeper relationship with the player's party. Being able to do this Online as well as Local Co-op feels fantastic.

One of the things that makes Children of Morta just a tad more forgiving than other titles is its lack of permadeath. Aiding in the game's sense of variety is the procedurally generated dungeon system within Children of Morta. These areas manage to feel very well fleshed-out with their own quests, lore, and interesting aspects to them. In conclusion, if you are looking for one of the best Indie games on PlayStation Plus, make sure to give Children of Morta a try.

2. A Hat In Time

Next up on our list of the best Indie games on PlayStation Plus, we have A Hat In TimeA Hat In Time manages not only to be wholly unique in its presentation, while simultaneously building upon those foundations. One of this title's greatest aspects is its gameplay variety. This can be seen in everything from the game's fantastic movement mechanics, but the design of the game's levels as well. The freedom afforded to players within A Hat In Time also adds to its phenomenal gameplay. This not only manages to strengthen the player's connection with the world but simply feels fun.

While gameplay is certainly one of A Hat In Time‘s strong suits, another great aspect of it is its visual style. This not only manages to differentiate it from other titles, but it also allows it to pay homage to classics of the past. Additionally, for fans of games with creative art styles, this manages to stand out wonderfully. For these reasons, we consider A Hat In Time not only one of the best Indie games on the PlayStation Plus.

1. Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition

Wrapping up our list of the best Indie games on PlayStation Plus, here we have Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition. This game has a unique approach to gameplay and manages to make resource management, a wonderful journey. In Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition, players will be tasked with the role of ferryman, in which they must ferry lost souls into the afterlife. This not only sets up the game to be one of the most thought-provoking titles, but the game's visual style also adds to the game's charm.

Players are also able to participate in a number of activities in this title, such as crafting, farming, and more. This game not only gives you one of the most poignant narratives in modern gaming. But it manages to do so while giving the player an astounding amount of freedom. The game visually, however, remains cozy and comforting despite its subject matter at times. In turn, this gives the story room to take the forefront with its more serious topics. Simply put, Spiritfarer: Farewell Edition is one of the most beautiful Indie games on PlayStation Plus to date.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Indie Games on PlayStation Plus (September 2023)? What are some of your favorite Indie Games on PlayStation Plus? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.


Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.