Get ready for wholesome adventures with my top pick of cozy games on PlayStation Plus this year.
Is there anything better than getting all snuggled up with a mug of tea and a few snacks to play some video games?
When you think of the PlayStation Plus collection though I bet you’re first thought isn’t a wholesome farming sim or cute games.
But there is actually a wide variety of games in the catalog making it a breeze to find those snug, feel-good games. Whether you’re a fan of life sims, visual novels, puzzles, or exploration, there’s something cozy waiting for you.
With a mix of new and older games there’s something for everyone to enjoy on a rainy day.
Each month I crawl the store to find the cozy games that I know you’ll adore and gather them all in this post.
That means you’ll have more free time to brew another steaming cup of tea and unwind in your chosen fantasy world.
Cozy up with your biggest blanket and your favorite controller as we dive into my top picks from the ps plus collection of games.
The BEST Cozy Games on PlayStation Plus This Year!
ABZÛ is the perfect game if you’re a fan of the ocean like me!
Explore a vast ocean world as a mysterious diver. Meditate with the fish, take a ride on a dolphin and stare in wonder at the whales.
Dive deeper into the unknown to uncover ancient ruins and uncover a mystery of the deep blue sea. As atmospheric games go this one had me hook, line and sinker.
Explore the world from a bee’s point of view!
Dive into a Central Park-inspired setting, where you’ll engage in bee races, gather pollen from unique flowers, and face off against formidable wasps.
Enjoy the game with friends or family in three modes, including cooperative play and split-screen PvP.
Bugsnax takes you on a journey to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures, Bugsnax.
You were invited to the island by Elizabert Megafig, an intrepid explorer. Upon arriving, you find her camp in chaos and her followers hungry and alone.
Your host is nowhere to be found and it appears something has gone terribly wrong! It is ultimately your responsibility to untangle the conundrums of Snaktooth Island.
Help Madeline survive her inner demons as she ascends the heights of Celeste Mountain. Celeste is a narrative-driven platformer with beautiful pixel art and challenging level progression.
If you’re looking for a classic that will make you think and touch your heart then Celeste is a must-play.
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Child of Light
Child of Light is an adventure RPG with a visually striking art nouveau art style. If it’s got hauntingly beautiful artwork I’m in!
You play as Aurora, no not the Sleeping Beauty, though there is a Queen who has stolen the Sun, the Moon and the Stars and it’s up to you to restore this kingdom of Lemuria.
STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town
STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town combines elements of farming, life simulation, and exploration, you can relax and immerse yourself in a charming world.
Experience countless hours of gameplay as you build up your adorable farm and meet potential love matches.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page
Lost Words is a 2D narrative adventure game where players move words to solve puzzles.
The atmospheric game features a story written by Rhianna Pratchett.
It takes place in the personal diary entries belonging to a young girl named Izzy and ties the narrative into the gameplay in an unusual way, by having the player running on and interacting with words to solve puzzles.
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My Time at Portia
Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia!
Restore your Pa’s neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land!
The town of Portia is full of friendly new faces for you to meet. Make friends, complete requests, exchange gifts, go on dates and let romance blossom!
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin combines side-scrolling action with deep crafting and farming simulation in a powerful tale about finding one’s place in the world.
Take on hordes of demons then, return to your mountain village and tend a field full of glorious rice.
Slime Rancher is a charming, first-person, sandbox experience.
You play as Beatrix LeBeau who sets out for a new life as a rancher, light years away from Earth.
Complete daily requests from other ranchers, grow crops and raise chickadoos to feed your collection of squishy slimes.
Kingdom Hearts Series
The Kingdom Hearts Series is a collection of fantasy action JRPG titles
I’ve been playing this series for a very long time!
It features well-known characters from both Disney and Final Fantasy. You play as Sora, whose life and friendships are turned upside down by the Heartless.
After being sucked into a portal Sora lands at a crossroad world called Traverse Town, the hub of the game. From there you’ll travel with Donald and Goofy on a daring mission to save your friends.
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Moving Out 2
Moving Out 2 is the follow-up chaotic home-moving game you can play with your family.
A physics-based moving simulator that will turn you into a certified Furniture Arrangement and Relocation Technician (F.A.R.T) in the busy town of Packmore.
The silly family game that turns your loved ones into enemies with just one meal.
Journey to the Onion Kingdom for the second time in this classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Be prepared to throw lots of food! Overcooked is fast-paced and best saved for a night of entertainment rather than relaxation.
Spirit Of The North
The Enhanced Edition of Spirit of the North is a captivating, single-player third-person experience based on mystical and stunning Icelandic visuals.
The narrative is based on an assortment of Nordic myths and legends. Play as a fox whose story becomes entwined with The Guardian of the Northern Lights, a magical spirit fox.
No dialogue or narration. Players are encouraged to observe carefully and find clues hidden in their environment. Through exploration and deduction, they can then unravel the enigmas left behind by the ancient civilization.
A management sim that deals with the topic of death with grace and kindness.
You play as Stella and have the option to bring on a player 2 as Daffodil the cat too. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas.
Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers to create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye.
Bring the tissues.
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The Wild At Heart
Gather an ever-expanding bunch of adorable creatures to mend broken paths, tackle tricky foes, and unravel intriguing puzzles in an interconnected world.
Follow the journey of two young runaways as they uncover the secrets of a forgotten realm in this heartwarming fantasy story.
Inspired by the beauty of New Caledonia.
Tchia is a tropical open-world adventure where you can climb mountains, soar through the skies, swim the vast ocean, and sail your boat.
Use your special ability to take control of any animal or object you can find, and watch the sunset from the beach while playing your Ukulele.
The Last Guardian
In a strange and mystical land, a young boy discovers a mysterious creature with which he forms a deep, unbreakable bond. The unlikely pair must rely on each other to journey through towering, treacherous ruins filled with unknown dangers.
Experience the journey of a lifetime in this touching, emotional story of friendship and trust.
The Last Guardian is an action-puzzler set in a melancholy world. If I owned a PS5 this would be the first game I’d play. Who wouldn’t want to befriend a part bird, part cat, part rodent beast?
Untitled Goose Game
Just another gentle morning in the village to cause unrest among the local villagers as a honking great goose.
Untitled Goose Game is a silly puzzle game where you get to cause mischief as a cheeky goose. Waddle your way through gardens to the high street shops to the village green, steal objects and solve the puzzles to move to the next area.
This is one game that will have you rolling on the floor laughing!
Haven is a charming sci-fi role-playing game about love prevailing above all else. Play as two lovers who escaped to a lost planet. The only thing that matters is to stay together.
Glide over the fragmented plane looking for parts and materials to fix your ship and make it a cosy home. This romantic space adventure is a solo game but a second player can join or drop out anytime in local co-op to share the adventure.
In Lake, you play as Meredith who returns to her quaint little town of Providence Oaks, Oregon, circa 1986.
Meredith is looking for refuge from her big city life by helping out her father as the local Mail Carrier for 2 weeks. Whatever happens, at the end of her stint she’ll have to make up her mind: return to her demanding job in the big city, or stay in the town she grew up in?
Season’s Greetings is a prequel to the original story set 1 year prior to the events of the full game. Meet five new characters with slice-of-life storylines to experience as well as some familiar faces.
It Takes Two
Grab yourself a gamer friend and play online or couch co-op as soon-to-be divorced couple, May and Cody in It Takes Two.
Their daughter Rose is deeply affected by her parents’ impending separation, and something incredible happens – she unintentionally transforms them into toy dolls.
With the help of Dr. Hakim, an affectionate therapy book (maybe a tad too affectionate), May and Cody embark on a quest to reunite with their daughter and return to their human forms. Along the way, they might just discover a path back to each other.
Sea of Stars
Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG adventure, drawing inspiration from beloved classics.
One of the latest cozy games on PlayStation Plus is this epic tale of the two Children of the Solstice. Two people who are destined to harness the incredible powers of both the sun and the moon.
Together, they wield Eclipse Magic, the sole force capable of defending against the nightmarish abominations created by the malevolent alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.
WHAT IS PLAYSTATION PLUS?
Sony’s subscription service for games on console and PC gives you access to a library of hundreds of games. Choose from 3 plans – PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium – starting at $9.99 (£6.99) per month.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PLAYSTATION PLUS?
Cloud Streaming – Online Multiplayer – Playstation Exclusives – Monthly Games
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