undertale.jpgWith general recommendations by genre out of the way, we'd like to present you now with a list of the games we're dubbing best overall and a breakdown of the indie games that we felt excelled in certain areas of their design or execution. Our Best Overall list is ranked, but the other lists are arranged alphabetically.

Best Overall

The staff here at IndieGames had so many differing opinions that this is the only list we could really rank and it still has a couple of three-way ties. If you haven't played them, we strongly recommend them.

1. Undertale
2. Read Only Memories
3. Mini Metro
4. Dropsy, Odallus: The Dark Call, and Sunless Sea
5. 80 Days
6. Assault Android Cactus
7. Her Story, Regency Solitaire, and Squarecells
8. Tales from the Borderlands

Best Audio
Assault Android Cactus
Guild of Dungeoneering
Mini Metro
Odallus: The Dark Call
Read Only Memories
Rebel Galaxy
Technobabylon
Titan Souls
Undertale
Wanderlust Adventures

Best Design
Assault Android Cactus
Axiom Verge
Mini Metro
Mushroom 11
Read Only Memories
Rebel Galaxy
Squarecells
The Consuming Shadow
Undertale

Best Narrative/Storytelling
Tales from the Borderlands
Cibele
LISA
Her Story
Undertale
Dropsy
80 Days
Sunless Sea
Read Only Memories
Regency Solitaire
Technobabylon

Best Visuals
Armello
Axiom Verge
Chaos Reborn
Dropsy
Layers of Fear
Mini Metro
Mystik Belle
Prominence
Read Only Memories
Rebel Galaxy
Rocket League
Snakebird