The Swapper, the indie platformer in which you use clones of yourself and swap bodies with said clones to solve manifold puzzles, is an eerie sci-fi adventure that examines consciousness and its consequences. Just imagine 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Portal meets Super Mario. Confused? Read on!
The hype is real: Outlast is the most terrifying game of the last ten years. Prepare to experience pure survival horror. And to scream like a child.
Gone Home is receiving attention from all over the web: from warm critical reception to disgruntled user reviews. What is it about Gone Home that’s so captivating (and to some, infuriating)? There’s no awe-inspiring adventures, no abhorrent nemesis to fight, no world to save. Yet somehow Gone Home has stolen the hearts of countless gamers through its precise and endearing examination of the most complex thing in existence: family.
The days of Dreamcast have come and gone and since then there has been a serious (okay, not that serious) lack of unique games. Unfortunately, neither awesome alien dance competitions nor subversive roller-skating-graffiti-making teens ever caught on (to everyone’s dismay). Lately, however, there have been some very interesting, unusual and beautiful gaming experiences made possible by the increased popularity of indie games. Here are the top five of this generation by my estimation.