10. Celeste

Celeste is an indie platform game released in 2018. The protagonist of the game is Madeline, and the game follows her as she works to climb the titular mountain, Celeste Mountain. The game has been praised for its difficulty, art style, and music.

The game won Best Indie Game and the Games for Impact Award at the Game Awards in 2018. The Games for Impact Award recognizes a “thought-provoking game with pro-socials meaning.” In addition to having a woman protagonist, the game tackles themes of mental illness, including anxiety and depression.