rom.jpgThere have been many great and wonderful games in 2015. Too many for any one person to play, which has made compiling end of year IndieGames staff pick lists interesting. We've found that very few of our personal top picks overlap. Rather than trying to rank everything, we'd like to start with making some recommendations by genre... and also a few recommendations that break genre boundaries. Keep an eye out for part two, in which we look at games which excel in certain areas of design and reveal our list of best indie games of the year.

Action
Axiom Verge
Clandestine
Jotun
Marvelous Miss Take
Penarium
The Swindle
Titan Souls

Adventure
Dropsy
Dyscourse
Fran Bow
Homesick
Prominence
Providence
Read Only Memories
Technobabylon
Tormentum: Dark Sorrow

First-Person Exploration
The Beginner's Guide
The Old City: Leviathan
The Static Speaks My Name
Trawl
Wonderland

Horror
The Coma
The Consuming Shadow
Layers of Fear
Morning Rituals
Soma
Stasis
Sylvio

Interactive Fiction/Visual Novel
80 Days
An Octave Higher
Black Closet
PataNoir
Regency Solitaire
The Right Side of Town
TOMBs of Reschette
We Know the Devil

Platformer
The Curse of Issyos
Expand
Iggy's Egg Adventure
Lumini
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Ninja Pizza Girl
Odallus: The Dark Call
Towerclimb

Puzzle
A Good Snowman is Hard to Build
Gravity Ghost
Snakebird
Squarecells
The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna
TIS-100

Puzzle Platformer
Inside My Radio
Mushroom 11
The Magic Circle
Typoman

Roguelike/Roguelite
Caves of Qud
Guild of Dungeoneering
Heroes of Loot
Invisible, Inc.
Nova-111
Sunless Sea

RPGs
LISA
Dustbowl
Last Word
Undertale

Shooter/SHMUP
A Fistful of Gun
Assault Android Cactus
Bezier
Death Ray Manta
Reign of Bullets
Super Cyborg
Ziggurat

Simulation/Management
Dead in Bermuda
Empire TV Tycoon
Mini Metro
Orion Trail
The Spatials

Sports
Eastside Hockey Manager
Out of the Park Baseball 2016
Rocket League

Strategy
A Druid's Duel
Beyond Sol
Chaos Reborn
Chroma Squad
Freaking Meatbags
Ironcast
Telepath Tactics

Genre Breakers
Armello
Cibele
Concrete Jungle
Devil's Bluff
Else Heart.Break()
Frozen Cortex
Hand of Fate
Her Story
Last Horizon
Lovely Weather We're Having
Rebel Galaxy
Typefighters