The best short games offer bitesize goodness
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.
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 movie. A genius, time-bending shooter.
A short but not exactly breezy excursion through the afterlife; this 2D platformer manages to terrify and terrorize the player using nothing more than silhouettes and devious timing.
This short and sensational interactive prison escape isn't one for lone wolves, as it's only playable in co-op. A bold, fiercely smart cult hit.
A brief and 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.
A completely wordless, deliberately cryptic adventure, and one with nary a hint of user interface in sight. Journey may only last a couple of hours, but its legacy will last a lifetime.
A four hour, lightly interactive adventure set in the Wyoming wilderness. The results are as good as you’d expect from a story penned by the lead writer of Telltale’s The Walking Dead.