The Best Relaxing Games for Playstation 4

Update : Flock added at rank #8.
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Powerwash Simulator (2022)

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

Step into the world of PowerWash Simulator, a stress-free game where you build your own power-washing business. Strip dirt from various surfaces, unlock new tools, and enjoy the therapeutic art of power-washing. With a variety of modes, captivating graphics, and engaging story, this game is sure to wash away your worries.


What we like:
  • Satisfying sense of progression and accomplishment
  • Unique concept in the simulation genre
  • Engaging story adding depth to gameplay
  • Therapeutic and relaxing experience
  • Variety of modes and well-designed levels
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay can become repetitive over time
  • Co-op progress only counts for host player
  • Limited exploration opportunities

  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • cooperative
  • first-person
  • casual
  • wholesome
  • free-play
  • funny
  • online
  • immersive
  • controller-support
  • shooter

2

A Short Hike (2019)

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99
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PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One Linux

Join Claire on her vacation and take a hike to the top of Hawk Peak in A Short Hike. Meet quirky characters, gather collectibles and uncover secrets across the charming island park. Enjoy the original soundtrack that perfectly captures the game's atmosphere. Don't let the game's title fool you, there's plenty of adventure waiting for you on this short hike.


What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay with a captivating story and charming characters
  • Beautiful pixel art and evocative soundtrack that complement the game's atmosphere perfectly
  • Rich and detailed world with lots of secrets to uncover
  • Short and concise game that provides an enjoyable and fulfilling experience
  • Great value for money
What could be improved:
  • Cumbersome inventory system
  • No map

  • park
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • cute
  • adventure
  • flight
  • open-world
  • walking-simulator
  • inventory
  • parkour
  • funny
  • nature
  • platform
  • vertical
  • short

3

Eastshade (2019)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One

Embark on a peaceful and wholesome adventure as a traveling painter exploring the beautiful island of Eastshade. Engage with unique and captivating characters, complete quests, and create works of art that impact the world around you. With stunning visuals and a mesmerizing score, Eastshade offers a unique and uplifting experience that will leave a lasting impression on you.


What we like:
  • Captivating characters and engaging quests
  • Stunning visuals and attention to detail
  • Art creation adds an extra layer of gameplay depth
  • Soothing and relaxing experience
  • Strong plot and exploration opportunities.
What could be improved:
  • Technical flaws including glitches and crashes
  • Mixed bag of voice acting.

  • open-world
  • relaxing
  • exploration
  • walking-simulator
  • crafting
  • beautiful
  • combat-free
  • rpg
  • first-person
  • atmospheric
  • photography
  • adventure
  • story
  • fantasy
  • violent

4

Cozy Grove (2021)

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

Cozy Grove offers a charming, narrative-driven island-style setting game where you play as a Spirit Scout who helps ghosts trapped on an island. With a range of activities such as fishing, crafting, and collecting resources, this game has an unexpected depth with ghost bear characters having their narratives ranging from comedic to bittersweet and impactful.


What we like:
  • Adorable cast of characters
  • Beautiful hand-drawn visuals
  • Charming soundtrack
  • Deep layer of complex themes
  • Available on multiple platforms
What could be improved:
  • Lack of cross-save functionality
  • Smaller scale compared to Animal Crossing
  • Limited storage
  • Time-limited quests
  • Limited play each day

  • relaxing
  • crafting
  • hand-drawn
  • life-sim
  • simulation
  • inventory
  • cute
  • real-time
  • cozy
  • narrative
  • collectathon
  • isometric
  • story
  • resource
  • difficult

5

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (2023)

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

Step into the shoes of a barista in Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. Brew warm drinks, serve quirky fantasy characters, and explore their stories in a chill coffee shop ambiance. Create latte-art masterpieces, influence hearts, and immerse yourself in the alternate present-day Seattle. A must-play for those seeking a warm, relaxing gaming experience with thoughtful conversations and lo-fi beats.


What we like:
  • Engaging story
  • Relaxing gameplay
  • Beautiful pixel art
  • Excellent character development
  • Soothing soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • Tedious skip function

  • visual-novel
  • relaxing
  • narrative
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • lgbtq
  • fiction
  • vampire
  • interactive
  • simulation
  • story
  • emotional
  • choices
  • alternate
  • drama

6

Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery (2021)

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90
Review score
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IOS iPhone Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows Android

Guide brush strokes and solve a variety of puzzles to help an aspiring artist complete her masterpiece amid her brusque neighbor’s gaze and his pesky cat. As her painting starts to take shape, uncover an emotional tale of chance and artistry revealed behind unrelated yet familiar moments.


  • fiction
  • 360
  • relaxing
  • interactive
  • cinematic
  • puzzle
  • anime
  • clicker
  • point-and-click
  • story
  • atmospheric
  • hand-drawn
  • hidden-object
  • narrative
  • drama

7

Wilmot's Warehouse (2019)

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96
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IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

Wilmot's Warehouse is a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you'll need to find the things people want quickly, in order to earn the coveted Performance Stars.


  • puzzle
  • relaxing
  • cooperative
  • casual
  • tongue-in-cheek
  • maker
  • square
  • simulation
  • management
  • zen
  • satire
  • inventory
  • adventure

8

Flock (2024)

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75
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PC Windows Xbox 360 Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Flock is a multiplayer co-op game about the joy of flight and collecting adorable flying creatures with your friends. Soar through beautiful landscapes, seeking out rare and elusive creatures to add to your flock.

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  • flight
  • discovery
  • cooperative
  • collector
  • creature
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • cute
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • multiplayer
  • open-world
  • sandbox
  • local
  • adventure

9

Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator (2024)

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

Garden Life is a relaxing gardening game in which you create your dream garden in a peaceful, colourful world. Plant and add ornaments at your own pace, transforming an overgrown forgotten plot into a flourishing community garden.


  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • cozy
  • sandbox
  • farming
  • nature
  • grid
  • cute
  • family-friendly
  • cultivation
  • colourful
  • 3d
  • watercolour
  • stylized
  • agriculture

10

Sudocats (2022)

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Linux Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch PC Windows

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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