Weak PC? Can’t run any new games? Check these indie titles!
Not everyone has the opportunity to play the hottest the newest video games released. A lot of people have to pay attention to sister requirements and choose their games based on what they can run rather than what they want to play.
Pretty much all of us have been in this situation at some point. Whatever it is simply a bad financial situation at the moment or having to get something else other than the new PC hardware. Or maybe you just happened to purchase a new computer parts a couple of months ago and in the meantime a technological breakthrough happens and your hardware is rendered obsolete because, stuff like this happens as well. No matter the reason, sooner or later we all get in this situation and once we are in its, it is good to know that there are some alternative games that are not as demanding as the popular and trending video games out there.
It is important to understand that these games are not inferior, there simply not as well known as the AAA titles that have multi-million budgets to invest in their marketing. If you happen to be in a situation like this or perhaps you are simply looking to try something new and different, here are some of the best indie titles that I have played recently which completely blew me away and provided me with countless hours of pure fun.
Chances are that you’ve already heard about that sells. This game has been in development for years now (I think it dates all the way back to 2017 when we were first given the option to play it via Steams early access). Fast-forward years later in this game is still getting updates! If that’s not committed development team than I do know what this.
Dead Cells is a roguelite side scrolling action platformer where you play as a beheaded warrior who wakes up in prison area of the castle and tries to figure out what the hell is happening around him. Whenever you play the game, it will change. While some of the aspects of the game will always stay the same like for example the fact that you will always start the game in the prison cells area, some of the aspects of the game like enemy placements and item drops as well as level design are going to be completely reworked every time you play this game which gives it a virtually infinite replayability.
This is also a very challenging game that gets even harder the more you play it. But there’s a catch…
Every time you play this game, you will learn something new and the game despite the fact that will lose all of your progress and the items that you had for that run upon death, the game is going to allow you to invest “cells” into items so that next time you play the game you might find some of those items.
Fez is a very interesting game and at the same time pretty hard one to describe because, in Fez it is all about the perspective and I mean that quite literally. Fez is a side scrolling platform or that actually takes place in a fully rendered three-dimensional world where you are given the option to shift your perspective in order to create a new pathways and smart puzzle solutions because Fez is essentially a puzzle game with a fair share of exploration.
What sets this particular game apart from the rest is how it explains or to be more precise how it doesn’t explain pretty much anything to the player. From the get-go you are thrown into the world and told to climb a small hill. After you do this, you will be given a Fez (a traditional type of hat) that will allow you to turn this two-dimensional world into three-dimensional place where perspective is everything.
There are numerous puzzles that can be solved, and not all of them are required to beat the game however, completion is some argue will definitely appreciate the harder puzzles that encourage a lot of out-of-the-box thinking in order to be solved. The entire world is opened to you for exploration and where you go and when is completely up to you.
Oh boy, where do I even start with Celeste…
This is a game that’s considered by many to not only be one of the best indie games ever made but to easily be one of the best video games in general and, it’s easy to see why.
Celeste is a sad story about a girl who climbs a mountain both metaphorical and physical in order to prove to herself that she can do what she sets her mind to. It is presented in a very interesting way with cheeky dialogue and funny voice chatter sounds but, even though the story of this game is amazing and easily relatable, Celeste is more than anything about its fast and challenging gameplay.
Think of a more methodical approach to Super Meat Boy where controls are tighter, the levels are 10 times as long and the game is generally more forgiving which doesn’t by any means mean that this is not a challenging experience because, it is and it is very much.
Saying anything about Celeste would be an understatement so, I’m not going to talk much about this game other than to say that it is amazing and you should definitely give it a try. Even if you are not good in these fast games that require pixel perfect exec you should of moves, Celeste’s assist mode will allow you to tweak the settings until you feel comfortable with the game allowing you to play through the easier version of the game while still having an adequate challenge based on your own personal preference.