The Best Emotional Games for Playstation 4

Update, : EDENGATE: The Edge of Life added at rank #33.
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My Child Lebensborn (2018)

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《My Child Lebensborn》is a story driven nurture game based on real events. Play as the adoptive parent of Karin or Klaus, and experience the struggles they go through along them. Balance your time and resources wisely, while helping your child cope with effects of hatred.


  • emotional
  • choices
  • life
  • simulation
  • time-management
  • hand-drawn
  • historical
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • war
  • crafting
  • narration
  • management
  • resource-management
  • single-player

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Hindsight (2022)

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What if the physical objects of everyday life, the possessions we hold close, were actual windows to the past? Peer into distant memories and unseen futures in Hindsight.


  • narration
  • narrative
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • exploration
  • hidden-object
  • interactive
  • stylized
  • drama
  • fiction
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • puzzle

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CURSES (2022)

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A short visual novel, CURSES is a game about a girl with troubles and dark feelings. Help her cope with them with the aid of a cynical cat and sprinkle of magic.


  • emotional
  • brawler
  • choices
  • magic
  • lgbtq
  • cats
  • conversation
  • wave
  • 1990s
  • point-and-click
  • dark
  • comedy
  • boss
  • beat-em-up
  • story

4

Coffee Talk (2020)

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Coffee Talk is a visual novel developed by Indonesian indie studio Toge Productions, and released on 29 January 2020 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game was released in Japan for Nintendo Switch a day later on 30 January 2020.[1] The game follows a barista working in a coffee shop in a fantasy version of Seattle as they listen to the concerns of the coffee shop's various patrons and prepare drinks. The game features an aesthetic inspired by 90s anime, pixel art, and the lo-fi chillhop genre of music.[2]


  • conversation
  • visual-novel
  • foreign
  • lgbtq
  • pixel
  • philosophical
  • emotional
  • fiction
  • anime
  • fantasy
  • relaxing
  • choices
  • multiple-endings
  • experimental
  • atmospheric

5

The Gardens Between (2018)

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The Gardens Between is a puzzle video game developed by Australian studio The Voxel Agents, released in September 2018 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


  • time
  • puzzle
  • surreal
  • nostalgia
  • manipulation
  • narrative
  • short
  • emotional
  • soundtrack
  • walking-simulator
  • travel
  • relaxing
  • logic
  • linear
  • story

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Aery - A Journey Beyond Time (2021)

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In Aery – A Journey Beyond Time you are in the role of a flying god-like creature which observes the world and their inhabitants while they grow and evolve through time. Are you ready to explore time itself?


  • emotional
  • walking-simulator
  • relaxing
  • flight
  • god
  • colourful
  • exploration
  • simulation
  • minimalist
  • 3d
  • nature
  • story
  • third-person
  • casual

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Sumatra: Fate of Yandi (2019)

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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

8

Before Your Eyes (2021)

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Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will fully immerse yourself in a world of memories, both joyous and heartbreaking, as your whole life flashes before your eyes.


  • narrative
  • story
  • emotional
  • walking-simulator
  • first-person
  • innovative
  • interactive
  • fiction
  • philosophical
  • hand-drawn
  • blink
  • colourful

9

The Signifier (2020)

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This story-driven adventure follows a mystery of death and despair from reality into the surreal realms of objective memories and subjective experiences. Search the mind, solve puzzles, and unravel the dark truth in this psychological thriller.


  • surreal
  • psychological
  • investigation
  • emotional
  • multiple-endings
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • tech-noir
  • horror
  • dark
  • first-person
  • walking-simulator
  • choices
  • psychology
  • exploration

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Hindsight 2020 - Wrath of the Raakshasa (2021)

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Hindsight 20/20 - WOTR is a 3D third-person action RPG with morality decisions from BioWare and Sucker Punch veterans. Discover the power of your morality with choices and actions that truly matter.


  • dark
  • rpg
  • choices
  • emotional
  • hack-and-slash
  • dungeon-crawler
  • third-person
  • 3d
  • assassin
  • action-adventure
  • cartoony
  • colourful
  • demons
  • atmospheric
  • drama

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