IGR’s Top 10 Best Indie Games of 2013 and Honorable Mentions


8. Risk of Rain

Hopoo Games
Windows PC, Steam

Another blend of genres, the side-scrolling Rogue-Lite Risk of Rain was an instant delight. With everything from fast action, loot-a-thon item collecting and even a haunting soundtrack that could have been created by Delia Derbyshire to tease the senses, many have lost days to this unexpected gem. With the number of playable classes, semi-randomized levels, and challenge-based unlocks there is a lot of game to squeeze out of an otherwise sparse amount of content. ~ HappyWulf

Risk of Rain screenshot 1
Risk of Rain screenshot

We especially liked the fact that the longer you wait to gear up and face the boss, the more baddies spawn, all of which you will have to take down before completing the level. It makes for a much more tactical game than the frantic permadeath-threatening shmup it resembles at first blush.


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3 comments on “IGR’s Top 10 Best Indie Games of 2013 and Honorable Mentions

  1. “Gone Home accomplishes a remarkable feat – building up a series of narratives in the player’s mind through mere suggestion, but ultimately proving none of them to be true.”

    Gragh! Why would that be the first sentence?! And I can’t let myself read the rest to get any sort of context, so now I’ll be assuming everything goes to pot, and whenever I get around to playing GH, it’ll likely be a niggle in the back of my mind, not allowing me to attach to anything that seems to have gone on. sigh, It feels like single-player experiences are more important to play “day one” than multiplayer, in this digital age. So hard to keep myself away from spoilers (or what I take as spoilers), y’know?

      1. Not to play devils advocate to much here but the game has been out for months and making press every day like crazy AND this is a GOTY article all kinds of red flags flying around if you don’t want spoilers my man 😉

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