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PostBest Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:33 am

I am new to Steam! (add me if you like - dancrobbo)

What are some of the best games I should be hunting down?

I have Super Meat Boy, Portals 1 & 2, and Civ IV (thanks SD64 :wub: )

I'm aware of the big releases, megagames like GTAV and Fallout IV and so on. I'm not looking for big games to play - ideally I'm looking for some small, great indie titles to dip into, games that I might have missed reading about first time around.

Suggestions welcome!

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by OrangeRakoon » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:45 am

You should get Civ V: BNW to replace Civ IV for starters! :P

I will start you off by suggesting Lovely Planet, a highscore chasing speedrun FPS/platformer with cutesy, almost Katamari-like, stylings.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Super Dragon 64 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:53 am

I'd recommend Orcs Must Die, the Trine series and Mark of the Ninja. I also echo the praise for Brave New World and Freedom Planet from OrangeRakoon.

Have a look at sites like Humble Bundle, Indie Gala and BundleStars for great prices on games. There should be an Autumn sale on Steam next week so that would also be a good place to pick up what you really want to play now. After that, wait for the Winter sale where Steam, GOG, Green Man Gaming and others will annihilate your wallet with, potentially, bigger discounts.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by jiggles » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:59 am

The Hotline Miami bundle is on sale this weekend: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/56930/

Undertale is this year's indie darling that everyone is losing their gooseberry fool over: http://store.steampowered.com/app/391540/

The Binding of Isaac is something you can lose months of your life to: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/139/

To The Moon is a story-based adventure that will break your heart: http://store.steampowered.com/app/206440/

Papers, Please is unlike any other game you've ever played and tense as strawberry float: http://store.steampowered.com/app/239030/

Ori and the Blind Forest is a gorgeous, wonderful Metroidvania game: http://store.steampowered.com/app/261570/

The Swapper is a brilliant puzzler with a great story: http://store.steampowered.com/app/231160/

VVVVVV is one of the best platformers ever: http://store.steampowered.com/app/70300/

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a touching puzzle game with a unique core mechanic: http://store.steampowered.com/app/225080/

The Fall is an adventure game with some seriously amazing atmosphere: http://store.steampowered.com/app/290770/

I could keep going, but that's plenty to get you started. The Talos Principle is ultimately the game I'd recommend most of all, but it's like £29.99 right now, so it probably doesn't qualify.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by bear » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:12 pm

The best game on Steam is Spelunky.


I'm sure someone will be along to disagree but all you need to know is that person probably puts salted peanuts in their bird feeder.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by PsychicSykes » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:21 pm

Super Dragon 64 wrote:I'd recommend Orcs Must Die.

jiggles wrote:To The Moon is a story-based adventure that will break your heart: http://store.steampowered.com/app/206440/

Second both of these.

If you're interested in tower defence games, I can heartily recommend Defense Grid: The Awakening and Plants vs Zombies as the two standouts from the genre. (Orcs Must Die technically falls under that umbrella too mind) DLC Quest is a fun but fairly short satire of DLC in general. Gunpoint is a fantastic stealth puzzle game. The Stanley Parable is quite unlike anything else I've ever played in the best way.

There's rumours going round of a steam sale incoming from the 25th this month, before the big Winter sale just before Christmas, so if something you want isn't on sale yet, it might be worth holding fire for now. Isthereanydeal.com is pretty good for checking a multitude of websites quickly and might be helpful.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by TheTurnipKing » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:34 pm

I have been hearing good things about Undertale but have yet to buy.

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by Brerlappin » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:35 pm

The Banner Saga - Think Game of Thrones meets Vikings meets a survival simulator
The Stanley Parable - fourth wall breaking incredibly funny walking sim
Kentucky Route Zero - David Lynch-ian point and click game
Zeno Clash - first perseon brawler with incredible world/character/art design
Abyss Odyssey - smash bros style beat-em-up in a roguelike random generated world

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by degoose » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:51 pm

Broforce is brilliant fun singleplayer and also in multiplayer. It's kind of like a probotector/contra game in a retro graphic style and you use multiple action hero types and blow up and shoot stereotypical 80's , 90's bad guys . Gangbeasts is also very good and will provide some of the most hilarious action in a local multiplayer ever.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:25 pm

Thanks so much for all the suggestions, guys. :D

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by HSH28 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:36 pm

Just thought I'd say, I'm not sure I'd recommend buying any of these games at their normal selling price.

Keep your eye on the likes of...

https://www.humblebundle.com/
https://www.bundlestars.com/en/

and even 'normal' online sellers like...

http://www.greenmangaming.com/
http://www.cdkeys.com/

Never pay 'full' price for any PC game.

To get you started...
Planetary Annihilation - 76p

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Cuttooth » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:28 pm

Going to chime in and recommended Downwell. http://store.steampowered.com/app/360740/

Fast paced game of falling, with style. Harkens back to those tough games of the past in a similar way to Spelunky, without feeling unfair like a lot of other games tend to. At £2 it's the kind of game anyone with a PC of any kind ought to get.

EDIT - And iPhone. Forgot about that, but that must be even tougher to play...

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by PuppetBoy » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:58 pm

I'm playing a quirky RPG called Lisa at the moment. Really enjoying it, worth a look. Also had fun playing Mount Your Friends in multiplayer recently.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Squinty » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:03 pm

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Quite short, but very memorable. This has a very interesting gameplay hook in that you control two characters at the same time. The game is designed so well that this isn't as clunky or annoying as it sounds. It has a very sweet story that deserves to be experienced. I've seen it be continually praised on here, and I agree with all that. It fell under the radar of most.

Stealth Inc 2

You play as a clone who goes through test chambers. Test chambers essentially try to murder you. Heavy puzzle elements, great gameplay mechanics with the many items you receive. Absolutely excellent level design. Has a bit of Metroidvania thing going on with the overworld. Again, another game that deserved to be played by more people.

Shovel Knight

The bastard child of Ducktales and Megaman, with a modern touch to it. Not as tough as people say. Well put together and worthy of the acclaim it received. Absolutely superb game with a brilliant soundtrack.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Brerlappin » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:50 pm

Brothers is incredible. One of the best gaming experiences ive ever had.

Also that planetary annihilation price is ludicrous. Couldn't resist at that price, I remember when it was almost 100 euro to get early access :lol:

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Zerudaaaaa! » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:15 am

I've played a few indie games on Steam and Papers, Please was the best one.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by D_C » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:14 am

Gunpoint
Mark of the Ninja
Machinarium
Rogue Legacy
Thomas Was Alone

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by Cheeky Devlin » Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:29 pm

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by That's not a growth » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:35 pm

HSH28 wrote:To get you started...
Planetary Annihilation - 76p


Holy crap, that's cheap. Bought. Cheers, H.

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PostRe: Best Indie / Little / Cheap Steam Games.
by Mockmaster » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:14 pm

Another vote for Brothers. Fantastic game.

And if you want to experience life as a mother Badger trying to protect her cubs, give Shelter a bash. Lasts a couple of hours. Perfect for Christmas.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244710/

Oh, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

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