The Best Emotional Games for Playstation 4

Update, : A Memoir Blue added at rank #19.
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Another Sight (2018)

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A stealth action game where you rotate the camera" your way through 2D dot-art x 3D stages.The goal is to reach the "Tomb of the Grandparents", one last time……This is the story of a grandfather's secret and sad wish that was entrusted to his grandson, a young girl.


  • 2.5d
  • emotional
  • steampunk
  • stealth
  • fantasy
  • historical
  • story
  • surreal
  • nature
  • dark
  • conversation
  • adventure
  • mystery
  • platform
  • single-player

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Forgotton Anne (2018)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Android

You are Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world. - Discover a beautifully realised world of wonder filled with Forgotlings - charming everyday objects brought to life, bursting with personality.


  • platform
  • hand-drawn
  • emotional
  • cinematic
  • soundtrack
  • anime
  • steampunk
  • 2d
  • story
  • choices
  • orchestral
  • atmospheric
  • cartoony
  • stylized
  • puzzle

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Venus: Improbable Dream (2021)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X Mac OS

Venus: Improbable Dream is an immersive visual novel experience focused on mental health and personal identity. Guide Kakeru’s decisions as he takes steps towards facing inner fears and reclaiming his life. Player choice affects how the narrative will progress, including special dialogue to discover for key scenes.


  • visual-novel
  • choices
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • fiction
  • anime
  • romance
  • drama
  • narration
  • conversation
  • music
  • dark
  • interactive
  • casual

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Spiritfarer (2020)

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Linux Mac OS Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox One Nintendo Switch

Spiritfarer® is a cozy management game about dying. As ferrymaster to the deceased, build a boat to explore the world, care for your spirit friends, and guide them across mystical seas to finally release them into the afterlife. What will you leave behind?


  • emotional
  • cooperative
  • management
  • building
  • hand-drawn
  • fishing
  • relaxing
  • crafting
  • simulation
  • cozy
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • platform
  • exploration
  • local

5

Sea of Solitude (2019)

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Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

The player controls a young woman named Kay who suffers from such strong loneliness that her inner feelings of hopelessness, anger and worthlessness turn to the outside and she becomes a monster. The emotions of her manifest into giant monsters standing in her way, trying to help but also destroy her. Kay needs to interact with and understand their underlying intentions in order to overcome the negative effects of those emotions.

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  • emotional
  • dark
  • beautiful
  • atmospheric
  • platform
  • adventure
  • single-player
  • stylized

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Sumatra: Fate of Yandi (2019)

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

Lost and alone after a terrible landslide, Yandi must find his way home in this old-school point and click adventure set deep in the Sumatran jungle! Will he make it out alive?


  • investigation
  • point-and-click
  • emotional
  • thriller
  • nature
  • drama
  • psychological
  • story
  • old-school
  • pixel
  • mystery
  • 2d
  • exploration
  • atmospheric
  • puzzle

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Hello Neighbor Hide & Seek (2018)

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stadia IOS iPhone PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One

iPod Touches are not supported* Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.


  • 3d
  • character
  • psychedelic
  • emotional
  • family-friendly
  • cartoony
  • stealth
  • horror
  • platform
  • logic
  • first-person
  • colourful
  • story
  • puzzle
  • atmospheric

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The Gardener and the Wild Vines (2021)

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Leap, slash, and climb your way to the top of magical towers in this wholesome platformer about a gay Gardener on a quest to rescue his love.


  • platform
  • lgbtq
  • 2.5d
  • emotional
  • precision
  • romance
  • reflexes
  • visual-novel
  • drama
  • comedy
  • pixel
  • relaxing
  • 3d
  • story
  • colourful

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sapling (2021)

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A narrative walking simulator that packs an emotional punch. As the world's first spoken-word video game, it may speak truth into the bittersweet moments of your life.


  • walking-simulator
  • narration
  • emotional
  • 3d
  • relaxing
  • nature
  • philosophical
  • drama
  • atmospheric
  • faith
  • casual
  • first-person
  • controller-support
  • rpg

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Psych (2014)

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Experience the story of Alexander Green and find out what happened on the day of the accident in this First Person horror Adventure. Follow the development of Alex, solve puzzles around the event and try not to fall into madness as you search for answers.


  • horror
  • psychological
  • thriller
  • dynamic
  • emotional
  • dark
  • survival-horror
  • atmospheric
  • narration
  • crime
  • action-adventure
  • open-world
  • exploration
  • fiction
  • bombing

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