What are the best indie games on Steam?

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  • #1
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    William Hicks - January 2, 2017

    "LISA is an addicting game that I could not put down. It has RPG elements which are a favorite of mine (always been a Final Fantasy fan) and has a great art style. I say check it out! " Read more

    Comments about "LISA" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      William Hicks - January 2, 2017

      "LISA is an addicting game that I could not put down. It has RPG elements which are a favorite of mine (always been a Final Fantasy fan) and has a great art style. I say check it out! "

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      Rick Curry - January 24, 2017

      "I won't pretend LISA isn't a different game, but it's surely a fun one. I enjoy the setting (post-apocalyptic world) and the graphics are classic throwback. I have told all my friends about this game and highly suggest downloading it to play for yourself! "

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      Marty Taylor - March 15, 2017

      "indie platform game"

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    William Hicks - January 2, 2017

    "LISA is an addicting game that I could not put down. It has RPG elements which are a favorite of mine (always been a Final Fantasy fan) and has a great art style. I say check it out! "

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    Rick Curry - January 24, 2017

    "I won't pretend LISA isn't a different game, but it's surely a fun one. I enjoy the setting (post-apocalyptic world) and the graphics are classic throwback. I have told all my friends about this game and highly suggest downloading it to play for yourself! "

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    Marty Taylor - March 15, 2017

    "indie platform game"

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    Tyrone Peterson - January 11, 2017

    "This is a great suspenseful game that everyone is raving about now. It is terrific and once you are hooked you will likely be one of the many thousands leaving positive reviews! A must for kids of all ages." Read more

    Comments about "Pony Island" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Tyrone Peterson - January 11, 2017

      "This is a great suspenseful game that everyone is raving about now. It is terrific and once you are hooked you will likely be one of the many thousands leaving positive reviews! A must for kids of all ages."

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      Warren Harvey - January 9, 2017

      "Pony Island is the best game that's not what you think at all. I had been wanting a really great indie game and someone suggested this one and I am blown away with how great this game is. It's a fantastic puzzle game and the whole story is great."

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      Jeff Garza - February 9, 2017

      "I am a huge fan of indie games! Pony lsland was quite fun and held my attention when some games do not. I love it so much!"

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    Tyrone Peterson - January 11, 2017

    "This is a great suspenseful game that everyone is raving about now. It is terrific and once you are hooked you will likely be one of the many thousands leaving positive reviews! A must for kids of all ages."

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    Warren Harvey - January 9, 2017

    "Pony Island is the best game that's not what you think at all. I had been wanting a really great indie game and someone suggested this one and I am blown away with how great this game is. It's a fantastic puzzle game and the whole story is great."

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    Jeff Garza - February 9, 2017

    "I am a huge fan of indie games! Pony lsland was quite fun and held my attention when some games do not. I love it so much!"

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    Norman Sullivan - February 5, 2017

    "Invisible, Inc is a super cool game on Steam. I love the different characters and there's a lot of missions to play so I don't get bored quickly. The graphics are great. " Read more

    Comments about "Invisible, Inc" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Norman Sullivan - February 5, 2017

      "Invisible, Inc is a super cool game on Steam. I love the different characters and there's a lot of missions to play so I don't get bored quickly. The graphics are great. "

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      Teresa Neal - January 21, 2017

      "Very entertaining. Will keep you busy for sure."

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      Curtis Warren - January 10, 2017

      "Great indie game"

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    Norman Sullivan - February 5, 2017

    "Invisible, Inc is a super cool game on Steam. I love the different characters and there's a lot of missions to play so I don't get bored quickly. The graphics are great. "

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    Teresa Neal - January 21, 2017

    "Very entertaining. Will keep you busy for sure."

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    Curtis Warren - January 10, 2017

    "Great indie game"

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    Harold Lowe - March 4, 2017

    "Terraria is a kick-ass game. Craft, explore and more! It's tons of fun and one of the best indie games on steam right now. Don't let the pixel graphics put you off, that's all part of it's charm. " Read more

    Comments about "Terraria" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Harold Lowe - March 4, 2017

      "Terraria is a kick-ass game. Craft, explore and more! It's tons of fun and one of the best indie games on steam right now. Don't let the pixel graphics put you off, that's all part of it's charm. "

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      Tanja Spicer - February 25, 2017

      "Terraria is an indie game that has an old school, dungeon and dragons feel, playing it gives you this sense of nostalgia...Terraria is the perfect game for any gamer at any level, those who are advance and those who are just starting out. "

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      Vanessa Defoe - January 6, 2017

      "This is a link to a video of the game Terraria. I would like to know what other indie games are on Steam and what the recommendations are on them. So, this helps, but doesn't give me the information I was looking for."

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    Harold Lowe - March 4, 2017

    "Terraria is a kick-ass game. Craft, explore and more! It's tons of fun and one of the best indie games on steam right now. Don't let the pixel graphics put you off, that's all part of it's charm. "

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    Tanja Spicer - February 25, 2017

    "Terraria is an indie game that has an old school, dungeon and dragons feel, playing it gives you this sense of nostalgia...Terraria is the perfect game for any gamer at any level, those who are advance and those who are just starting out. "

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    Vanessa Defoe - January 6, 2017

    "This is a link to a video of the game Terraria. I would like to know what other indie games are on Steam and what the recommendations are on them. So, this helps, but doesn't give me the information I was looking for."

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    Vincent Manning - March 1, 2017

    "Super fun game. I spent a good amount of hours on this one. " Read more

    Comments about "Broforce" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Vincent Manning - March 1, 2017

      "Super fun game. I spent a good amount of hours on this one. "

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      Mandy Reynolds - March 1, 2017

      "This game is pretty fun! It definitely scratches the indie game itch if you have one. It's very fun to play and reminds me of old school games. "

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      Rebecca Riley - January 2, 2017

      "The game video immediately plays when I start up the steam site showing me a good looking game. Looking at the reviews leads me to believe it is a great indie game on steam. Buying it is super easy as valve puts a purchase button right below the video for me to purchase the game right away. "

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    Vincent Manning - March 1, 2017

    "Super fun game. I spent a good amount of hours on this one. "

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    Mandy Reynolds - March 1, 2017

    "This game is pretty fun! It definitely scratches the indie game itch if you have one. It's very fun to play and reminds me of old school games. "

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    Rebecca Riley - January 2, 2017

    "The game video immediately plays when I start up the steam site showing me a good looking game. Looking at the reviews leads me to believe it is a great indie game on steam. Buying it is super easy as valve puts a purchase button right below the video for me to purchase the game right away. "

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    Deborah Ellis - January 23, 2017

    "If you've been waiting on an indie game to arrive to Steam, the time is now! The Blackwell Bundle has finally been released and it's certain to make your wait worthwhile. " Read more

    Comments about "The Blackwell Bundle" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Deborah Ellis - January 23, 2017

      "If you've been waiting on an indie game to arrive to Steam, the time is now! The Blackwell Bundle has finally been released and it's certain to make your wait worthwhile. "

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      Leonard Cannon - January 19, 2017

      "The Blackwell Bundle is a wonderful deal of four complete games. It will provide hours of entertainment as you navigate through the different adventures. The price is a fabulous bargain at $19.99. "

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    Deborah Ellis - January 23, 2017

    "If you've been waiting on an indie game to arrive to Steam, the time is now! The Blackwell Bundle has finally been released and it's certain to make your wait worthwhile. "

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    Leonard Cannon - January 19, 2017

    "The Blackwell Bundle is a wonderful deal of four complete games. It will provide hours of entertainment as you navigate through the different adventures. The price is a fabulous bargain at $19.99. "

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    Roy Snyder - March 31, 2017

    "This was a lot of fun for me. I downloaded it and thought the cost was minimal. If you like this type of game, which I do, you will love this. There is a lot of variety and the graphics are great. It is also easy to navigate for those of us who are not so tech savvy. Love it." Read more

    Comments about "Stardew Valley" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Roy Snyder - March 31, 2017

      "This was a lot of fun for me. I downloaded it and thought the cost was minimal. If you like this type of game, which I do, you will love this. There is a lot of variety and the graphics are great. It is also easy to navigate for those of us who are not so tech savvy. Love it."

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      Marion Fields - February 27, 2017

      "All I can say about this game is that it is really cool and relaxing. I really enjoy playing this game to pass some time."

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      Barny Thomas - February 25, 2017

      "I couldn't stop playing this game! I love the art style and the story sucked me in. I played all night and didn't even sleep! Tired but satisfied."

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    Roy Snyder - March 31, 2017

    "This was a lot of fun for me. I downloaded it and thought the cost was minimal. If you like this type of game, which I do, you will love this. There is a lot of variety and the graphics are great. It is also easy to navigate for those of us who are not so tech savvy. Love it."

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    Marion Fields - February 27, 2017

    "All I can say about this game is that it is really cool and relaxing. I really enjoy playing this game to pass some time."

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    Barny Thomas - February 25, 2017

    "I couldn't stop playing this game! I love the art style and the story sucked me in. I played all night and didn't even sleep! Tired but satisfied."

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    Mark Baker - March 20, 2017

    "I tried similar games, but Darkest Dungeon is by far one of the best . I am glad I made this purchase." Read more

    Comments about "Darkest Dungeon" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Mark Baker - March 20, 2017

      "I tried similar games, but Darkest Dungeon is by far one of the best . I am glad I made this purchase."

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      Stephen Nichols - February 11, 2017

      "I was looking for a new game to play at this one fits my preferences to a T. Great ratings, only 10 bucks, horror, dragons. Can't wait to beat it."

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      Jack Bonetta - February 4, 2017

      "As someone who plays a ton of indie games, especially through Steam, I've got to say Darkest Dungeon really takes the cake. It's a great rougelike RPG that has a lot of depth. I bought it on sale, but it would totally be worth every penny at full price. Highly recommended; check it out!"

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      Cecil May - January 3, 2017

      "This game is awesome. I love that I can choose from 16 heroes to play with and the game is extremely engaging. I never know what to expect while playing and the narration is awesome. I could play this game on steam for hours. "

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    Mark Baker - March 20, 2017

    "I tried similar games, but Darkest Dungeon is by far one of the best . I am glad I made this purchase."

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    Stephen Nichols - February 11, 2017

    "I was looking for a new game to play at this one fits my preferences to a T. Great ratings, only 10 bucks, horror, dragons. Can't wait to beat it."

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    Jack Bonetta - February 4, 2017

    "As someone who plays a ton of indie games, especially through Steam, I've got to say Darkest Dungeon really takes the cake. It's a great rougelike RPG that has a lot of depth. I bought it on sale, but it would totally be worth every penny at full price. Highly recommended; check it out!"

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    Cecil May - January 3, 2017

    "This game is awesome. I love that I can choose from 16 heroes to play with and the game is extremely engaging. I never know what to expect while playing and the narration is awesome. I could play this game on steam for hours. "

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    Steve Webster - January 29, 2017

    "I absolutely adored this game. I think it's one of the best indie games to come out in the past few years!" Read more

    Comments about "Undertale" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Steve Webster - January 29, 2017

      "I absolutely adored this game. I think it's one of the best indie games to come out in the past few years!"

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      Cathy Lords - January 18, 2017

      "Undertale is definitely a fun little game. It's 2D game with a classic RPG style "combat" and menu system. The animations are cute and the storyline is actually pretty funny and interesting. Great game for fans of the oldschool 2D RPG feel."

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      Sheila McCalister - January 13, 2017

      "I had a lot of time playing this game. Really refreshing to play without all the violence"

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    Steve Webster - January 29, 2017

    "I absolutely adored this game. I think it's one of the best indie games to come out in the past few years!"

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    Cathy Lords - January 18, 2017

    "Undertale is definitely a fun little game. It's 2D game with a classic RPG style "combat" and menu system. The animations are cute and the storyline is actually pretty funny and interesting. Great game for fans of the oldschool 2D RPG feel."

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    Sheila McCalister - January 13, 2017

    "I had a lot of time playing this game. Really refreshing to play without all the violence"

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    Connie Peters - January 13, 2017

    "UnderRail is one of the best and challenging games in the Indie realm. The graphics take me back to when I was a kid playing 8-bit games. One could even say this is better than FallOut!" Read more

    Comments about "UnderRail" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Connie Peters - January 13, 2017

      "UnderRail is one of the best and challenging games in the Indie realm. The graphics take me back to when I was a kid playing 8-bit games. One could even say this is better than FallOut!"

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      Molly Owens - February 21, 2017

      "thanks! really is my type of game"

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    Connie Peters - January 13, 2017

    "UnderRail is one of the best and challenging games in the Indie realm. The graphics take me back to when I was a kid playing 8-bit games. One could even say this is better than FallOut!"

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    Molly Owens - February 21, 2017

    "thanks! really is my type of game"

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    Arnold Rice - January 27, 2017

    "There was a time when proper GOOD side scrollers seemed on their way out of fashion. Luckily, casual gaming brought back the side scroller genre and it is better than ever! Axiom Verge falls into this category and I have enjoyed it immensely while waiting in line or just..." Read more

    Comments about "Axiom Verge" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Arnold Rice - January 27, 2017

      "There was a time when proper GOOD side scrollers seemed on their way out of fashion. Luckily, casual gaming brought back the side scroller genre and it is better than ever! Axiom Verge falls into this category and I have enjoyed it immensely while waiting in line or just chilling on the couch. Great Game!"

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      Neil Marshall - January 16, 2017

      " Not only do I love the gameplay, but I love the title. I can spend hours at a time playing Axiom Verge. I recommend this to anybody who playing computer games and alien fantasy."

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      Karla Gomez-Lee - February 5, 2017

      "Awesome game! Super entertaining with just a small of amount od old-schoo; game flair. Highly recommended!"

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    Arnold Rice - January 27, 2017

    "There was a time when proper GOOD side scrollers seemed on their way out of fashion. Luckily, casual gaming brought back the side scroller genre and it is better than ever! Axiom Verge falls into this category and I have enjoyed it immensely while waiting in line or just chilling on the couch. Great Game!"

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    Neil Marshall - January 16, 2017

    " Not only do I love the gameplay, but I love the title. I can spend hours at a time playing Axiom Verge. I recommend this to anybody who playing computer games and alien fantasy."

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    Karla Gomez-Lee - February 5, 2017

    "Awesome game! Super entertaining with just a small of amount od old-schoo; game flair. Highly recommended!"

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    Wesley Kelley - January 22, 2017

    "This is a small game on Steam. It only costs $4.99 and is more of a lesser known game. This would work for me as a solution." Read more

    Comments about "Please, Don't Touch Anything" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Wesley Kelley - January 22, 2017

      "This is a small game on Steam. It only costs $4.99 and is more of a lesser known game. This would work for me as a solution."

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      Ann Harmon - January 5, 2017

      "Please, Don't touch anything is a very interesting Indie game I would categorize it as a puzzle game. It can be a bit frustrating at times but if you like a challenge then I would highly suggest this game. It can be very rewarding to finally push through that stage of the game that has you stumped for some time. "

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      Lawrence Parks - February 17, 2017

      "This game is a pretty fun puzzle and it is reasonably priced. It is very well done and the art in the game looks very nice."

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    Wesley Kelley - January 22, 2017

    "This is a small game on Steam. It only costs $4.99 and is more of a lesser known game. This would work for me as a solution."

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    Ann Harmon - January 5, 2017

    "Please, Don't touch anything is a very interesting Indie game I would categorize it as a puzzle game. It can be a bit frustrating at times but if you like a challenge then I would highly suggest this game. It can be very rewarding to finally push through that stage of the game that has you stumped for some time. "

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    Lawrence Parks - February 17, 2017

    "This game is a pretty fun puzzle and it is reasonably priced. It is very well done and the art in the game looks very nice."

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    Harry Soto - May 30, 2017

    "Braid is an older puzzle game that has stood up well to the test of time. It still has an intriguing time shifting mechanic that no other games have. It can keep you playing for hours and the price is cheap!" Read more

    Comments about "Braid" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Harry Soto - May 30, 2017

      "Braid is an older puzzle game that has stood up well to the test of time. It still has an intriguing time shifting mechanic that no other games have. It can keep you playing for hours and the price is cheap!"

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    Harry Soto - May 30, 2017

    "Braid is an older puzzle game that has stood up well to the test of time. It still has an intriguing time shifting mechanic that no other games have. It can keep you playing for hours and the price is cheap!"

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    Ronald Young - February 1, 2017

    "I like to support the indie game-makers who produce cool new content for Steam. My latest find: Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy, which puts you in charge of waging intergalactic war. It's addictively fun and a great example of the talent of indie game developers on Steam. " Read more

    Comments about "Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Ronald Young - February 1, 2017

      "I like to support the indie game-makers who produce cool new content for Steam. My latest find: Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy, which puts you in charge of waging intergalactic war. It's addictively fun and a great example of the talent of indie game developers on Steam. "

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    Ronald Young - February 1, 2017

    "I like to support the indie game-makers who produce cool new content for Steam. My latest find: Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy, which puts you in charge of waging intergalactic war. It's addictively fun and a great example of the talent of indie game developers on Steam. "

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    Alexander Chavez - June 8, 2017

    "I think this is a great indie game for Steam, but the link solution is not linking to a steam platform. This solution is linking to Google Play store, which wouldn't solve the Steam platform's issue. The style of the game looks great. It looks like it could be easily played on..." Read more

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      Alexander Chavez - June 8, 2017

      "I think this is a great indie game for Steam, but the link solution is not linking to a steam platform. This solution is linking to Google Play store, which wouldn't solve the Steam platform's issue. The style of the game looks great. It looks like it could be easily played on Steam, but currently the platform displayed is incorrect, which makes this solution to this problem incomplete."

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    Alexander Chavez - June 8, 2017

    "I think this is a great indie game for Steam, but the link solution is not linking to a steam platform. This solution is linking to Google Play store, which wouldn't solve the Steam platform's issue. The style of the game looks great. It looks like it could be easily played on Steam, but currently the platform displayed is incorrect, which makes this solution to this problem incomplete."

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    Helen Hunt - February 16, 2017

    "Super Motherload is an indie game that is available for purchase on Steam. Couch co-op is such a rare things nowadays, so it's great that this game has it. I love that the world changes every time I play. It has longevity in the ability to be replayed and never get stale. If..." Read more

    Comments about "Super Motherload" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Helen Hunt - February 16, 2017

      "Super Motherload is an indie game that is available for purchase on Steam. Couch co-op is such a rare things nowadays, so it's great that this game has it. I love that the world changes every time I play. It has longevity in the ability to be replayed and never get stale. If you're into digging games, this is a must-have."

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    Helen Hunt - February 16, 2017

    "Super Motherload is an indie game that is available for purchase on Steam. Couch co-op is such a rare things nowadays, so it's great that this game has it. I love that the world changes every time I play. It has longevity in the ability to be replayed and never get stale. If you're into digging games, this is a must-have."

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    Alan Snyder - May 9, 2017

    "Yooka Laylee is a fun flashback to platformers of the past. I wouldn't necessarily consider this an indie game. It feels like a more mainstream, big budget experience." Read more

    Comments about "Yooka-Laylee" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Alan Snyder - May 9, 2017

      "Yooka Laylee is a fun flashback to platformers of the past. I wouldn't necessarily consider this an indie game. It feels like a more mainstream, big budget experience."

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    Alan Snyder - May 9, 2017

    "Yooka Laylee is a fun flashback to platformers of the past. I wouldn't necessarily consider this an indie game. It feels like a more mainstream, big budget experience."

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    Robert Duncan - February 22, 2017

    "Tabletop Simulator is a lot of fun to waste time on. When I'm bored I will just fire it up and brainstorm some ideas. The cool thing is that it doesn't need sound so I can just have it muted and do it in the background as I do other things. Good game to let time fly by." Read more

    Comments about "Tabletop Simulator" as one of the best Indie games on steam

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      Robert Duncan - February 22, 2017

      "Tabletop Simulator is a lot of fun to waste time on. When I'm bored I will just fire it up and brainstorm some ideas. The cool thing is that it doesn't need sound so I can just have it muted and do it in the background as I do other things. Good game to let time fly by."

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    Robert Duncan - February 22, 2017

    "Tabletop Simulator is a lot of fun to waste time on. When I'm bored I will just fire it up and brainstorm some ideas. The cool thing is that it doesn't need sound so I can just have it muted and do it in the background as I do other things. Good game to let time fly by."

Summary

Best indie games on Steam
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 LISA Software 271 Paid
2 Pony Island Software 254 Paid
3 Invisible, Inc Software 239 Paid
4 Terraria Software 226 Paid
5 Broforce Software 214 Paid
6 The Blackwell Bundle Software 196 Paid
7 Stardew Valley Software 179 Paid
8 Darkest Dungeon Software 137 Paid
9 Undertale Software 118 Paid
10 UnderRail Software 92 Paid