Little games that offer bite-size goodness in easily accessible packages
Just as hyper-stylized and uber-sexy as The Matrix, but you could play it, enjoy it, and complete it in a shorter time than it would take to watch the first movie. A genius, time-bending shooter.
This spooky yet sweet indie set the standard for modern walking simulators back in 2013. Spinning a deeply personal tale, its wonderfully detailed house is one of the great video game settings.
A completely wordless, deliberately cryptic adventure, and one with nary a hint of user interface in sight. Journey may only last for a couple of hours, but its legacy will last a lifetime.
If you know what you're doing, you can sneak through Snake's teeny sandbox in under an hour. Such is the depth of its side missions and challenges though, you could easily pump 20 hours into this magnificent little stealth game.
The video game equivalent of a single stanza poem. A bewitching tour through a family home that's so varied, you'll gut fish as a king in a cannery one minute, and play through an homage to 1978's Halloween the next.
Water levels are a notoriously unpopular trope in video games, but Abzu turns the sea into a subaquatic paradise. Whether swimming with whales or saving a shark, this is a damp delight.
What is Inside actually about? Industrialization? Amoral science? A comment on the illusion of agency in games. Regardless, you'll spend more time thinking about than actually playing this devilishly dark indie.
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