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5 Best Indie Games on PlayStation Plus (March 2023)

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Indie titles allow players to experience games that are made on a smaller scale. Oftentimes, the coziness and intricacies of these independently designed titles, rivals if not in some ways, surpass AAA offerings. Whether it be through their innate charm or a more fundamental understanding of game design, these games allow the player to immerse themselves. So if you are looking for an indie game to play, we have you covered. So without further ado, here are the 5 Best Indie Games on PlayStation Plus (March 2023). 

5. Celeste

Celeste is a charming game that has a wonderful blend of challenging and gripping story content, rather than the typical journey for loot or great treasure. This title instead deals with far more personal rewards. Oftentimes, however, these goals can appear so far out of reach, so this game deals with many elements of insecurity and doubt. This gives it a unique approach to these issues overall. The balance of difficulty and story elements in this game cannot be understated. This delicate balance makes up the majority of the game's runtime and feels great from start to finish.

The delicate balance of these two elements of gameplay makes Celeste the wonder title that it is. One of the beacons of indie development, this game is phenomenal. The game also does a great job of accommodating players who aren't as familiar with its fast-paced platforming gameplay. This is great and shows that, at the end of the day, this title wants to reach as many people as possible. So if you are looking for fantastic indie titles to play on PlayStation, definitely check out these games in 2023.

4. Enter the Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon is a game that is really charming and appeals to players who enjoy the challenging shoot-em-up genre. Players will be able to move through level after level, seeking great rewards for their efforts. This is at the core of what makes the game so great. However, the class balance in the game is simply phenomenal and offers players a challenge no matter how many times they have visited the Gungeon. The cooperative elements of the game are also great because the classes complement each other really well.

This is a game that you can play with friends or solo and still have a fantastic time. Regardless of skill level, everyone can jump in and have a great time. The game's lore is also interesting, leading many players to dive down the item description rabbit hole with some of these items, so if you enjoy games with a fantastic gameplay loop. And enough depth to chew on, then definitely check out Enter the Gungeon. Being one of the most successful indie titles on PlayStation. This game has not garnered the amount of success it has attained for no reason, as its gameplay mechanics are rock solid and offer hours of entertainment for the player.

3. Outer Wilds

Outer Wilds is a game with a unique premise that accomplishes what it sets out to do beautifully. The game has a unique concept, being that the game's universe is set to end in twenty-two minutes. This causes the main character to get stuck in a time loop, and they must figure out the answers they are missing. This gives the game a great feeling of mystery to be solved as you work your way through the game. The environmental designs are also great and give the world a sense of wonder as you learn more about it.

Along the way, you will find out about ancient civilizations. And figure out how you go into the situation you are in. While the runtime of this game isn't anything revolutionary, what it does in its short runtime is nothing short of astounding. So if you have been letting this game slip under your radar, definitely check it out, as it is one of the more successful indie titles on PlayStation Plus. Outer Wilds proves why it is held in such high regard by both the gaming community and many others.

2. Graveyard Keeper

Graveyard Keeper is a game that surprisingly has flown under many players' radars. This is a shame, too, considering how great the gameplay for this game is. Players will be responsible for keeping a graveyard, as they have been transported to another world. Along the way, they will deal with many hardships and a ton of dark comedy. This gives the game a sense of brevity even in more tense moments. Players who enjoy games such as Stardew Valley or the Harvest Moon series will find a lot to love here.

While the comedy in the game may be darker than some players are used to, it is all used to great effect and will have the player in stitches as they work away in their mortuary. The fact that Graveyard Keeper has flown under so many radars is surprising, considering the quality of the game. So if you are looking for a game that you can sink your time into that rewards the player for playing, definitely don't miss out on one of the best indie games on PlayStation in 2023.

1. Dead Cells

Dead Cells is a game that harkens back to more challenging games from the past. Players will be able to contend with several floors of difficulty as they move throughout the game's massive castle. There is quite a caveat; however, there are no save points in the game. This can make the game a grueling experience for those who wish games these days were a bit tougher. Through the power of procedural generation, no run-through of the game is the same. %This does wonders for the replayability of the game and serves to keep from punishing the player too harshly upon death.

The wonderful thing about this game is how it applies the knowledge of each run. Being able to apply the things you learned previously is a great feeling and rewards the player greatly for paying attention. So if you are looking for a more old-school style game, especially one within the indie development space, definitely check out Dead Cells, as it is one of the best indie games you can play in 2023.

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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.