The best indie games of 2024 so far

Independent studios continue to create innovative, expressive video games across all genres. You may not have missed the surprise, breakout hits from independent studioPalworld from Japanese studio Pocketpair, but there are plenty of games that may have slipped through the cracks. That’s what we’re here for.

Throughout 2024, we’re playing all sorts of indie games to put together a list of the year’s must play experiences: Everything from Metroidvanias like Tales of Kenzera: Zau, which is an action adventure that takes on grief, to Balatro, a wacky take on poker that’ll keep you convincing yourself you’ll only play one more round.

An indie game can be in any genre, but must be made by an independent studio. Some of the games on this list may have financial backing or other support from a big name publisher, despite being technically independent.

We’ll keep updating this page regularly as the year goes on, tracking the best indie games you won’t want to miss. Below, find our coverage of the best indie games of the year so far.