Opening our list of Top 25 Singleplayer Games
is SteamWorld Dig 2
The latest in Image & Form’s metroidvania
series, dig into a brand new set of puzzles
in this sequel to Rusty’s adventures.
Keeping up with their steam-powered theme,
take on the role of Dorothy and Fen as they
venture through craggly rocks in search of
their old friend.
Solve puzzles, complete objectives, and explore
each corner of the ancient underground.
A short but improved version of the original,
it has a PlayScore of 8.85.
Dark Souls III
The game that created a whole new genre of
brutal combat that tests the good and bad
Enter a nightmarish world filled with mastercrafted
monster designs straight from the mind of
Unfortunately for players, this serves as
the final Dark Souls game, and it deserved
its long awaited retirement.
It’s faster, beautiful, and still patience-testing.
It has a PlayScore of 8.85
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Celebrating Lara Croft’s over 20 year history,
Rise of the Tomb Raider shows us exactly how
far technology has come through the years.
From her trademark blocky bosom, her spelunking
adventure is at it’s most immersive.
Navigate through undiscovered caverns and
decipher the environmental riddles that come
Bring out the guns, and test her acrobatic
skills in a quest to take down a dangerous
It has a PlayScore of 8.86.
Despite humanity’s thousand year presence,
we’ve still yet to discover the mysteries
of our ocean’s deep abyss.
And that’s exactly the kind of unknown world
you’ll discover in this nautical open world
Build and manage your own sea habitat, collect
food and resources, and discover the mysteries
of watery void.
With thousands of creatures roaming about
the increasingly dark caverns, you’ll have
to be at your most alert to survive the aquatic
It has a PlayScore of 8.87.
A Hat in Time
Move over, Super Mario Odyssey.
Looks like you’ve found a PC counterpart.
This cute 3D platformer takes you to the adorable
shoes of a space traveling girl who stitches
Go on a fun-filled quests to locate Time Pieces.
Every mission is unique and it’s interesting
to say the least.
Throughout the game, you’re exploring a
myriad of locations and uncovering many secrets.
It has a PlayScore of 8.87.
Into the Breach
From the creators of the successful space-based
roguelike, Faster Than Light.
Subset Games ventures into tactical role-playing
with Into the Breach.
Go on Humanity’s side and aid them in the
coming war against the giants.
Don their powerful mechs and defend the cities
in strategic turn-based battles.
With their procedurally generated challenges,
you’ll explore new ways to save the world
from one timeline to the next.
It has a PlayScore of 8.88.
A hack and slash masterpiece that took its
time in the journey to the PC.
Opening into worldwide acclaim, Bayonetta
looks just as good as it did on its original
Slip into the heels of the seductive witch
and whip your hair against the city’s poor
Given the masterful strokes of Platinum Games,
indulge in their award winning hack and slash
action in gorgeous 4k resolutions.
It has a PlayScore of 8.89.
PlayDead shows off their flair for dystopia
in their second sidescrolling adventure.
A follow up to their highly successful LIMBO,
PlayDead switches up the haunting monochrome
with a slight splash of color.
But, it’s still rich with their eerie atmosphere
as you move against the fold in an otherwise
Awarded for its visual artistry and excellent
game design, INSIDE is a compelling case of
videogame as art.
It has a PlayScore of 8.89.
An independent game studio known for their
remarkable engineering puzzlers, Zachtronics
pulls out all the stops to bring us the programming
simulation we never thought we needed.
Scoring an impressive 10/10 on Steam, it’s
their most accesible title yet.
Master the art of transmutation as you design,
build, and carry alchemical solutions to answer
their myriad quests.
Topped with a rich storyline filled with volatile
dangers, it has a PlayScore of 8.9.
Another outstanding puzzle game for the books,
this time from the folks at Annapurna Interactive.
Elegant is one word to describe it, with each
stage rendered in Jason Robert’s hypnotic
As much a visual treat as a jungle gym for
the brain, use your imaginzation to arrange
their illustrated patterns into the correct
Squeeze out your creative juices and decode
the story behind each lavish panel.
It has a PlayScore of 8.91.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Marking the end of the Kojima and Konami collaboration,
The Phantom Pain is a fitting sendoff to the
long-running stealth action adventure.
Taking on the role of Venom Snake for the
last time, his habitat of political intrigue
expands into open world deserts of Africa
Satisfy your taste for espionage as you rebuild
your motherbase and save the world.
It has a PlayScore of 8.93.
Here to change your perspectives on the majestic
nature of ponies is Daniel Mullins strange
Pony Island revels in the realm metafiction.
While that usually leads to some funny, breaking
the fourth wall-type interactions, this game
takes the road less traveled–dealing a few
bursts of psychological horror with a side
of ardent curiosity.
Are you the player, or are you being played?
It has a PlayScore of 8.94.
One of 2017’s breakout indie games, Team Cherry’s
metroidvania has won the hearts of gamers
and critics alike.
With it, came a flurry of comparisons.
Not the least of which is the hackneyed “Dark-Souls-of-insert-genre-here.”
Despite that, Hollow Knight is not only original,
it’s also really good.
For anyone looking for a challenge, his cursed,
bug-filled depths is a punishingly enjoyable
It has a PlayScore of 8.95.
A Devolver Digital game.
This classic-style platformer takes you on
a dark descent into a mysterious well.
Equipped with powerful Gun Boots, use your
trusty weapons to vaporize enemies and collect
treasures along the way.
Its procedurally generated worlds provides
new surprises with every fall, giving you
hours of quality entertainment for a bargain.
A descent into addictive pixel madness, it
has a PlayScore of 8.95.
Kerbal Space Program
Come along with Squad’s loyal crew of humanoid
Kerbal’s and help them launch rockets into
the not-so distant skies.
It’s not exactly eye candy but its visuals
perfectly complement the game’s tongue-in-cheek
While it doesn’t take itself too seriously,
it offers accuracy in all the right parts,
from Newtonian Dynamics to conic approximations.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to
enjoy it, but it surely helps.
It has a PlayScore of 8.95.
West of Loathing
Pack up your saddlebags and ride on towards
the black and white deserts of Asymmetric’s
No matter what you do, you won’t be prepared
for hysterical antics of this Western comedy.
While it looks straight out of a college animation
class, it seamlessly delivers a sprawling
open world full of danger, quests and snake-infested
Partake in silly, turn-based shootouts, and
laugh your ass off at their non-stop gags.
It has a PlayScore of 8.97.
Crypt of the NecroDancer
Brace Yourself Games’ stylish roguelike rhythm
game is out to win your heart.
That is, if you can move to the Necrodancer’s
Holding your life in his hands, groove to
the tunes of Danny Baranowsky’s soundtrack
and deliver musical beatdowns along the way.
Go deeper into the rhythmic caverns and prepare
to slay bigger monsters wit each procedurally
Just the right balance quirk and quality,
it has a PlayScore of 9.03.
What Remains of Edith Finch
Another puzzle game from Annapurna Interactive.
Powered by the Unreal Engine 4, it’s a different
level of immersion in this adventure fuelled
by haunting mystery.
See through the eyes of Edith Finch as she
goes to investigate the death of her family.
More an exploration game than horror, it has
been widely praised for its story, presentation,
Learn each corner of the Finch estate, and
uncover her traumatizing history.
It has a PlayScore of 9.04.
Studio MDHR breaks through the videogame industry
with this ambitious indie run and gun.
After hurdling a tidal wave of obstacles,
they’ve managed to create a viral sensation,
both for its imaginative visuals and controversial
Inspired by the devilishly haunting and whimsical
cartoons of the 1930s, it’s a game that’s
been hand-drawn and handcrafted to perfection.
A lovingly frustrating visual treat, it has
a PlayScore of 9.08.
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Day of the Tentacle is perhaps one of the
best known in LucasArt’s series of outrageously
Crafted in the same fashion as the groundbreaking
Maniac Mansion, it follows in the path of
uproarious point-and-click shenanigans.
Follow their oddball characters through their
physics-deying misadventures with their faulty
A cult classic since its 1993 release, the
charm of the original is lovingly retained
in this remastered form.
It has a PlayScore of 9.11
From the mind that brought us the deceptively
addicting TowerFall Ascension, Matt Thorston
follows up his success with another pixel-driven
Putting the responsive controls of his last
game to good use, Celeste puts us in the shoes
of Madeleine as she braves perilous cliffs
in search of her true self.
Cute, but definitely no cakewalk.
It’s a step in the right direction for the
future of platformers.
It has a PlayScore of 9.13
As anyone who grew up on Harvest Moon knows,
there’s nothing that can come between a person
and their farm.
Continuing on the tradition of pixel art farming
simulations, Stardew Valley perfectly captures
the tranquility of the classics.
Put on your favorite overalls and dip your
toes in the refreshing farmlife.
Plant crops, take care of animals, meet the
neighbors, and find the love of your life.
It has a PlayScore of 9.18.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Explore a magical, decaying forest and follow
a tree spirit named Ori as he fights the very
evils that haunt the land.
In a gripping and emotional opening story,
watch the essence of humanity crumble in the
face of darkness.
This adventure rekindles the dying flame of
metroidvania games and it’s packed with
visual splendor that sparkles from start to
It has a PlayScore of 9.19.
Toby Fox’s imaginative world has maintained
its standing among videogame’s best.
Despite the criticisms against its “simplistic”
graphics, Undertale has an important message
to send, it remains as relevant and fun as
It’s an RPG game where violence doesn’t have
to be the answer.
Navigate through the minefield that is their
monster encounters and complete quests in
the name of diplomacy.
With an utterly loveable cast and a fantastic
soundtrack, it receives a PlayScore of 9.2.
And the best Single Player PC Game is The
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Reigning supreme in our PC lists since its
release, CD Projekt Red’s last Witcher title
was everything we wanted and more.
An open world action adventure that perfectly
executes immersive environments and flawless
storytelling, there’s a lot to love about
the final chapters of Geralt’s quests.
Save Ciri from the dreaded Wild Hunt, and
fall in love with each element in their magical
It has a PlayScore of 9.31.