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 PlayStation Store, and that’s led to hundreds of indies populating digital shelves.

The result is boundless variety; indies generally take more risks and offer more unique, imaginative experiences than triple-A 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 games accordingly.

Note: A game will need at least 15 ratings before it’s 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.

Best PS5 Games

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.

20. Among Us (PS5)

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Publisher: Innersloth / Developer: Innersloth

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

19. Art of Rally (PS5)

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Publisher: Funselektor / Developer: Funselektor

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

18. Bugsnax (PS5)

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Publisher: Young Horses / Developer: Young Horses

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

17. Lost in Random (PS5)

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Publisher: EA Originals / Developer: Zoink! Games

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

16. Deep Rock Galactic (PS5)

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Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing / Developer: Ghost Ship Games

Release Date: 4th Jan 2022 (USA) / 4th Jan 2022 (UK/EU)

15. OlliOlli World (PS5)

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Publisher: Private Division / Developer: Roll7

Release Date: 8th Feb 2022 (USA) / 8th Feb 2022 (UK/EU)

14. Haven (PS5)

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Publisher: The Game Bakers / Developer: The Game Bakers

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

13. Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5)

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Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Ghost Town Games

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

12. Tormented Souls (PS5)

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Publisher: PQube / Developer: Dual Effect

Release Date: 27th Aug 2021 (USA) / 27th Aug 2021 (UK/EU)

Tormented Souls is an indie horror game directly inspired by classic franchises like Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark. As such, it’s a dark, grisly survival title full of dark corridors to creep through, hideous monsters to fend off, and nasty puzzles to solve. Playing as Caroline Walker, you explore a seemingly abandoned mansion in search of two girls who have gone missing. Those looking for some old-school style frights will be well served here — maybe play this one with the lights on.

11. Cyber Shadow (PS5)

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Publisher: Yacht Club Games / Developer: Mechanical Head Games

Release Date: 26th Jan 2021 (USA) / 26th Jan 2021 (UK/EU)