2021 has, in many ways, been a better year than 2020 already despite the fact that it has had its own bumps and hiccups. As far as gaming is concerned, many games may have been delayed, but 2021 still saw the release of many great titles players could enjoy. 

Many of this year's releases are indie games that have earned positive reviews from critics and gamers alike. If you have yet to try out any indie game that came out in 2021, it is better late than never. 

Here are the best indie games of 2021 that you should definitely play before the year ends or else you will totally be missing out!

Best Indie Games of 2021: 'Death's Door'

One of the best indie games of 2021 that you should play sooner rather than later is "Death's Door." The game was initially released on July 20 and developed by Acid Nerve. The game is playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. 

The game was part of Xbox's August indie game showcase. 

"Death's Door" is a 3D action-adventure game that lets the player take on the character of a crow who works as a reaper. The crow is meant to collect souls for and is eventually sent to collect the soul of a monster who does not want to leave life. 

According to an article by Digital Trends, the player will "experience some of the best indie game design in the business, along with top-notch storytelling and polish." 

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Best Indie Games of 2021: 'Omno'

Many video games start on Kickstarter and one of which that was released this year is "Omno." The game is told from the third-person perspective and features no voice acting, per an article by Screen Rant

The video game focuses on worldbuilding and features puzzles and a lot of adventure and exploration to be done by the player. For those who are not fond of really long games, this is one of the best indie games of 2021 that only has a few hours of playtime. 

"Omno" is playable on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. 

Best Indie Games of 2021: "Twelve Minutes" 

"Twelve Minutes" is an adventure game that was initially released on Aug. 19. Developed by Luis Antonio, who previously did work for video game developers like Ubisoft, the game is playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. 

According to Screen Rant, the game is pretty much a time loop game that requires players to solve a mystery and unlock different endings all within twelve minutes. This indie game stars two well-known actors, James McAvoy, and Daisy Ridley. 

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