The Best Cozy Games

Update : Gambit Shifter added at rank #30.
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Lil Gator Game (2022)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 5 Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4

Embark on a joyful journey with Lil Gator in a vibrant, open-world island filled with quests, friends, and fun. Swing your stick sword, glide through mountains, and bop cardboard baddies. With no health bar, it's a no-pressure adventure that captures the essence of childhood playtime. Experience a heartwarming story, delightful dialogue, and a relaxing gameplay that leaves you with a meaningful message.


What we like:
  • Humorous and touching story
  • Fantastic art and good tunes
  • Relaxing and fun gameplay
  • Includes a speedrun mode
  • Carries a meaningful message
What could be improved:
  • Short playtime
  • High price for the content
  • Some bugs and performance stutters
  • Some in-game tasks lack clear direction

  • cozy
  • wholesome
  • short
  • adventure
  • lgbtq
  • funny
  • relaxing
  • cute
  • open-world
  • family-friendly
  • 3d
  • platform
  • colourful
  • park
  • pretend

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Little Kitty, Big City (2024)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

You're a curious little kitty with a big personality, on an adventure to find your way back home. Explore the city, make new friends with stray animals, wear delightful hats, and leave more than a little chaos in your wake. After all, isn't that what cats do best?


  • wholesome
  • cats
  • cozy
  • cute
  • sandbox
  • exploration
  • family-friendly
  • open-world
  • 3d
  • adventure
  • comedy
  • funny
  • simulation
  • cartoony
  • nonlinear

3

Sudocats (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Linux

Sudocats is the perfect combination of cute cats and challenging sudoku puzzles. As you adopt new cats into your home, use your problem-solving skills to arrange them in the right order so they get along. With customizable grids and backgrounds, and puzzles of varying difficulties, Sudocats offers a relaxing and fun experience for all players. Come play with the cats and solve puzzles today!


What we like:
  • Supports a great cause by helping street cats
  • Adorable cat-themed graphics
  • Challenging but not frustrating puzzles
  • Great for children and beginners to Sudoku
  • Cute and relaxing to play
What could be improved:
  • Limited number of preset puzzles
  • Difficulty cannot be adjusted
  • May be too easy for experienced Sudoku players

  • wholesome
  • cats
  • cozy
  • logic
  • relaxing
  • tabletop
  • hand-drawn
  • education
  • mouse
  • cute
  • cartoony
  • minimalist
  • puzzle
  • grid
  • family-friendly

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Hidden Cats in New York (2023)

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j PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Mac OS

Meow meow! Kittens are hidden in New York, let's find them all. A short and pleasant experience! Relax and find all the cats one by one to reveal the final colored art. Play through different modes, find special cats, and unlock bonus levels! More than 800 hidden objects to find!


  • wholesome
  • cozy
  • cats
  • cartoony
  • family-friendly
  • hidden-object
  • short
  • hand-drawn
  • relaxing
  • nonlinear
  • cute
  • colourful
  • atmospheric
  • funny

5

Spells & Secrets (2023)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

In this rogue-lite adventure, you free the Academy of Greifenstein from magical creatures by using your spells creatively. Play in local co-op, customize your own character, solve optional secrets and find powerful artifacts in this modern magical world.


  • cozy
  • rogue-like
  • cooperative
  • lgbtq
  • magic
  • character
  • dungeon-crawler
  • customization
  • isometric
  • action-adventure
  • replay-value
  • local
  • controller-support
  • colourful

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Hidden Cats in London (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows Xbox One

Meow meow! Kittens are hidden in London, let's find them all. A short and pleasant experience! Start with a Beautiful monochromatic illustration, relax and find all the cats one by one to reveal the final colored art. Play through different modes, find special cats, and unlock bonus levels!


  • cozy
  • wholesome
  • cats
  • cartoony
  • hidden-object
  • point-and-click
  • cat
  • hand-drawn
  • relaxing
  • nonlinear
  • cute
  • top-drawer
  • short
  • colourful

7

Wayward Strand (2022)

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Xbox One Nintendo Switch PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s

Unravel the captivating world of Wayward Strand as Casey Beaumaris, a journalist in summer 1978. Engage with a diverse cast in an airborne hospital, uncover their unique stories and piece together mysteries. With real-time narratives and multiple playthroughs, each experience is a new discovery in this immersive adventure.

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What we like:
  • Beautiful art and animation style
  • Unique worldbuilding
  • Excellent voice acting
  • High replayability value
  • Relaxing atmosphere
What could be improved:
  • Slow pacing
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • No manual saving
  • Flawed gameplay mechanics

  • narrative
  • wholesome
  • cozy
  • choices
  • story
  • drama
  • emotional
  • conversation
  • real-time
  • relaxing
  • adventure
  • book
  • stylized
  • historical
  • mystery

8

Wylde Flowers (2022)

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IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch PC Windows

Wylde Flowers is a cozy game with a vibrantly beating heart, presenting a world with depth that includes people of all kinds. You play as Tara and have come to the quiet seaside village of Fairhaven to help her grandmother Hazel and explore the unknown or occult. You'll farm, mine, forage, and then make meals, goods or use magic. As you explore and get to know the characters in town it becomes apparent that there's a mystery underneath the surface.

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What we like:
  • Depth of characters
  • Magical mechanics
  • Seamless integration into world
  • Full voice acting with emotion
  • Beautiful environments and aesthetic
  • Context-sensitive interactions
What could be improved:
  • Repetitiveness in certain tasks

  • farming
  • cozy
  • simulation
  • life
  • lgbtq
  • romance
  • magic

9

Witchy Life Story (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One

You have two weeks to save the harvest festival! Tend your garden and collect plants for spells and rituals to help the villagers of Flora. After all, if magic isn't for solving everyday problems, what’s the point of a village witch anyway? A cozy story filled with chaos, friendship, and romance!


  • cozy
  • visual-novel
  • wholesome
  • romance-able
  • lgbtq
  • conversation
  • magic
  • crafting
  • customization
  • character
  • cooking
  • simulation
  • dating-sim
  • relaxing
  • life

10

Super Dungeon Maker (2022)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Super Dungeon Maker is a creative pixel art dungeon editor inspired by the best 2D adventure games. Choose however many levels, enemies, secret rooms, traps and items you want. Challenge your friends and the community to master your dungeon or play the countless dungeons of the community.

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  • dungeon
  • wholesome
  • cozy
  • editor
  • level
  • metroidvania
  • city-building
  • building
  • dungeon-crawler
  • top-down
  • choices
  • sandbox
  • colourful
  • pixel
  • action-adventure

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