Not all games that have high-class graphics also have interesting gameplay. Like some games that the author would recommend, even though they have poor graphics, the gameplay presented actually gives a luxurious impression and is rare to find in this era. For those of you who are already curious about the list of games, here are ten of the best pixel games you can play.
- Kingdom New Lands
Kingdom New Lands is a simulation game to build a kingdom created by Thimas van den Berg and Bancale. Its production was assisted by the publisher Raw Fury. This game was first released on October 21, 2015 for Windows, OS X, and Linux. Kingdom New Lands is also available for you to play on Android and iOS.
Owlboy is an adventure game where you fly to the sky and discover new worlds above the clouds. This game was created by D-Pad Studio in 2007 and was only released in November 2016.
- Enter the Gungeon
You will explore a room like hell with the aim of looking for a treasure. This treasure is guarded by bandits and you will be forced to fight them. This game was made by Dodge Roll and is available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows, and Linux.
- Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight is a classic Action-Adventure game that comes with 8-bit retro aesthetic graphics. Your job here is to find a lost lover. Some of the actions you can do are running, jumping, and slashing enemies who dare to block your path.
FEZ is an adventure game where a 2D creature named “Gomez” is the main character. This adventure game is also combined with various puzzles and hidden treasures. As a result, you have to be patient enough if you want to play FEZ.
- Graveyard Keeper
Graveyard Keeper is a simulation game with a grave theme. In this game, you are invited to do business in burying humans; and other businesses – as long as they earn income. In managing graves, you can get materials to expand your business.
This is an RPG game where you will control a human who falls into a monster world that is underground. Your mission is to find a way out or get stuck there forever
- Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter is an Action-RPG game with 8-bit and 16-bit graphics created by Heart Machine. This game is arguably a combination of Diablo with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Terraria is an Action-Adventure sandbox game created by Re-Logic. If you’ve ever played Minecraft, you must be familiar with the style of gameplay in Terraria. However, the items in Terraria can be said to be a lot more – including the type of weapon.
- Stardew Valley
Have you ever played Harvest Moon? Stardew Valley is arguably the successor. Even though it comes with pixel graphics, the gameplay and features in it cannot be underestimated. For those of you who want to reminisce when playing Harvest Moon, it’s highly recommended to try Stardew Valley right now.
So, those are the ten best pixel games that you can play right now. Look forward to our discussion of other interesting games.