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Published on May 12th, 2024 | by Scott De Lacy

Indika PC Review @Odd_Meter_Games

A story-driven game set in alternative Russia of the late XIX century where religious visions clash with harsh reality. INDIKA tells the story of a young nun who sets off on a journey of self-discovery with the most unusual companion by her side, the devil himself.

Play Style

WASD navigation with 3rd person camera view. Interactive items in the environment are visible to the player.

The story unfolds in a linear progression with alternating memory sequences that utliise an platformer / arcade style in its presentation.

Interesting presence of XBOX or PlayStation in the settings, but that is just an aside. Pay no attention to the XBOX settings behind the curtain.


A darker tone throughout the entire game, frames and highlights moments of beauty in the characters and enhances the story-telling sombre mood. Harsh landscapes, lighting and shadows all contribute to build emphasis and contrast to every scene.

Cinematically, the cut scenes are spectacular and have a Hollywood movie vibe.

Audio, Soundtrack and Voice acting

Deep long strings, and undulating tones. The music captures the Russian and religious theme and the sound effects are great. A lot of custom novel sounds were developed for this game including a custom steam-powered bicycle.

The voice acting performance from the English main cast were exceptional, but most notably Silas Carson whose performance playing the Devil, was inescapably profound and enticing.

Isabella Inchbald as Indika and Louis Boyer as Ilya communicate more than the intransitive within their dialogue. The temptation, the agony, the hurt, the pain, the nervousness. Throughout each part of the story unfolding, their interaction is captivating and at moments, transcendent.

Story and Final Thoughts

The immediate thought and feeling when starting out with this game, is that it is absolutely a five-star game and this is a consistent feeling all the way through.

As a story-driven role play game, there is but only one play through and Indika can be completed within 1-2 days of casual game play.

With a slow start in the opening prolog, the story rapidly unwinds into action with intricate puzzles and a winding tormenting voice in the players ear. Indika is perhaps what the Stanley Parable would be like if it was kept on the rails as a linear singular story telling of this genre. Indika will challenge ideological conceptions of morality and sin and at moments, like the Stanley Parable, will wind back in on itself and taunt the player ever so slightly.

Although a single play through and a obscure and cognitively challenging ending awaits the player, the story is what makes Indika absolutely worth it.

A remarkable, captivating, highly enjoyable and unique experience and totally worth it.

Indika PC Review @Odd_Meter_Games Scott De Lacy
Game Play

Summary: A great one day player for the busy gamer. A story that is captivating and enthralling with a unique ending.


Simply Fun!

About the Author


Scott has a professional IT background spanning over 18 years, is an hobbyist electronics designer, talented musician, holds qualifications as a trainer and experience in emergency and community services sectors. He reviews Movies, PC and XBOX One games, and hardware.

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