Best Indie Games on PS5

What are the best indie games on PS5? Well, in this evolving list, it’s down to the Push Square community to define the very best indie titles on the platform so far.

The term “indie” has a nebulous, ever-shifting meaning, but generally speaking, we’re talking about smaller scale games from smaller scale studios. Coming to prominence during the PS3 era, indie games have gone from strength to strength over the years. In this day and age, self-publishing is more than possible on platforms such as the PS Store, and that’s led to hundreds of indies populating digital shelves.

The result is boundless variety and creativity; indies generally take more risks, offering more unique, imaginative experiences than AAA titles. On PS5, there’s already lots to choose from if you’re looking for something different. Some are fairly well-known, like Kena: Bridge of Spirits or Bugsnax, but hopefully the list will include some indies that don’t always get put in the spotlight.

We say “hopefully” because this list isn’t decided by us — it’s entirely down to you. By rating your favourite PS5 indie games, you’ll have a direct impact on this page, with the order of titles shifting as the user scores move up and down. If you browse this list and decide something’s amiss, you can do something about it by using the search bar below and rating indie games accordingly.

Note: A game will need at least 15 ratings before it can be included on this page. If you feel something’s missing or in the wrong position, rate them via their respective pages by clicking the star icon and choosing a score.

With all that out the way, let’s take a look at what you’ve come up with. Below, you’ll find a list of the best indie games on PS5 — as voted for by you.

25. Maquette (PS5)

Maquette (PS5)Maquette (PS5)

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Graceful Decay

Release Date: 2nd Mar 2021 (USA) / 2nd Mar 2021 (UK/EU)

24. Call of the Sea (PS5)

Call of the Sea (PS5)Call of the Sea (PS5)

Publisher: Raw Fury / Developer: Out Of The Blue

Release Date: 11th May 2021 (USA) / 11th May 2021 (UK/EU)

23. Operation: Tango (PS5)

Operation: Tango (PS5)Operation: Tango (PS5)

Publisher: Clever Plays Studio / Developer: Clever Plays Studio

Release Date: 1st Jun 2021 (USA) / 1st Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

22. Among Us (PS5)

Among Us (PS5)Among Us (PS5)

Publisher: Innersloth / Developer: Innersloth

Release Date: 14th Dec 2021 (USA) / 14th Dec 2021 (UK/EU)

21. Hell Let Loose (PS5)

Hell Let Loose (PS5)Hell Let Loose (PS5)

Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Black Matter

Release Date: 5th Oct 2021 (USA) / 5th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

This FPS turns back the clock to World War Two, but this isn’t your typical wartime shooter. Striving for authenticity and realism, the game is brutally tough and encourages strategic thinking, rather than just spraying and praying. After choosing a class, you’re put into a platoon with other players in 50v50 matches, and you’ll need to figure out how best to overcome the opposition by talking with teammates. With battles taking place on maps recreated from real world data and realistically deadly weapons, Hell Let Loose is hardcore.

20. Knockout City (PS5)

Knockout City (PS5)Knockout City (PS5)

Publisher: Velan Studios / Developer: Velan Studios

Release Date: 2nd Nov 2021 (USA) / 2nd Nov 2021 (UK/EU)

Knockout City is a bit of a knockout. The self-proclaimed dodgebrawler, originally released on the PS4, mixes a retro-future aesthetic with multiplayer deathmatches. Your objective is to lob balls in the direction of your opponents, striking them out with two hits, but you can also catch said projectiles and add spin to your tosses. This all leads to a frantic, classic competitive experience that’s easy to grasp but seriously challenging to master. Lob in different ball types, each with unique properties you need to take the time to learn, and you have the recipe for a dangerously addictive arcade sports experience.

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19. Art of Rally (PS5)

Art of Rally (PS5)Art of Rally (PS5)

Publisher: Funselektor / Developer: Funselektor

Release Date: 6th Oct 2021 (USA) / 6th Oct 2021 (UK/EU)

18. Bugsnax (PS5)

Bugsnax (PS5)Bugsnax (PS5)

Publisher: Young Horses / Developer: Young Horses

Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

17. Deep Rock Galactic (PS5)

Deep Rock Galactic (PS5)Deep Rock Galactic (PS5)

Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing / Developer: Ghost Ship Games

Release Date: 4th Jan 2023 (USA) / 4th Jan 2023 (UK/EU)

16. Lost in Random (PS5)

Lost in Random (PS5)Lost in Random (PS5)

Publisher: EA Originals / Developer: Zoink! Games

Release Date: 10th Sep 2021 (USA) / 10th Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

15. OlliOlli World (PS5)

OlliOlli World (PS5)OlliOlli World (PS5)

Publisher: Private Division / Developer: Roll7

Release Date: 8th Feb 2023 (USA) / 8th Feb 2023 (UK/EU)

14. The Artful Escape (PS5)

The Artful Escape (PS5)The Artful Escape (PS5)

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive / Developer: Beethoven And Dinosaur

Release Date: 25th Jan 2023 (USA) / 25th Jan 2023 (UK/EU)

13. Haven (PS5)

Haven (PS5)Haven (PS5)

Publisher: The Game Bakers / Developer: The Game Bakers

Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

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