The 15 best PS5 games to relax and melt on your couch

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There are so many games out there, but very few have the ability to calm a restless soul. The PS5 has a plethora of them though, so kick back, grab a hot chocolate, and join us as we take you through the 15 best PS5 games to kick back and melt into your couch.

#15 Donut County

  • Developer: Ben Esposito
  • Platform: PS4, PC, NS, XBO
  • Release date: August 2018

Donut County is a simple, somewhat nonsensical story that you’re a hole, yes, a hole. Every time the hole, which you run around the environment, gobbles something up, it grows in size and a ridiculous narrative unfolds around it. It’s short but full of heart, and it’s easy to kick back and devour in a single night.

#14 Coffee Talk

  • Developer: Toge Productions
  • Platform: PS4, XBO, NS, PC
  • Release date: January 2020

There isn’t much in terms of traditional video games present in Coffee Talk, as the game relies heavily on dialogue blocks. Don’t let that put you off. Warm up some hot chocolate, wrap yourself in a blanket, lean back in your chair and immerse yourself in the immersive world of Coffee Talk.
RIP to Coffee Talk creator Mohammad Fahmi who sadly passed away in early 2022

#13 Frost

  • Developer: Tequila Works
  • Platform: PS4,NS,PC,XBO
  • Release date: May 2017

While Rime is an impressive audio/visual stunner, what people often miss is the incredibly powerful message the game conveys through its narrative. Rime is serene, relaxing, and not to be missed, especially once he delivers his emotional punch at the end.

COMPLIMENT #12

  • Developer: Giant Squid
  • Platform: PS4, PC, XBO, NS
  • Release date: August 2016

Heavily inspired by genre leaders like Journey, Abzu is a riveting descent into the depths of the ocean, drawing parallels to our own subconscious. Impressive sound and visual design, deep exploration and powerful messages, Abzu impresses every time; And even if you’re not captivated by the game’s plot, there’s still plenty to enjoy.

#11 Snow Runner

  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, PC, XBO, X/S
  • Release date: April 2020

SnowRunner is a bit more taxing on the brain than most of the titles on this list, but don’t let that put you off. Behind the wheel of massive vehicles, SnowRunner gives you a little pep to go along with what remains a relatively relaxing experience as you conquer the terrain and elements in a series of engaging missions and challenges.

#10 slime rancher

  • Developer: Monomi Park
  • Platform: PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release date: August 2017

If the name Slime Rancher doesn’t tell you enough about the title, let’s expand further. A vibrant and colorful world, that despite being a bit frenetic and chaotic at times, still manages to calm a restless soul, no matter the circumstances. Slip into the couch and immerse yourself in the catharsis generated by slime farming.

#9 Katamari Damacy Replay

  • Developer: Namco
  • Platform: PS4, XBO, PC, NS
  • Release date: December 2018

A modern remastering of the immortal PS2 title Katamari Damacy, Reroll remains one of the loosest and most difficult to grasp games ever released, but if you can get over that mental hurdle, then buckle up to be amazed at the adventures of the Prince. and King of All Cosmos.

#8 A Short Walk

  • Developer: Adam Robinson Yu
  • Platform: PS4XBO, NS, PC
  • Release date: November 2021

A quaint little plot that takes you on a lovable and endearing adventure through the tranquil mountain landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park is exactly what the soul needs after a full day of work or parenting. The entire island is your playground to explore, with secrets to find around every corner, wonderfully lovable locals to chat with, and much more.

#7 minecraft

  • Developer: Mojang
  • Platform: PS4iOS, Android, 360, XBO, PSV, Wii U, NS, N3DS
  • Release date: September 2014

One of the best relaxing experiences, the beauty of Minecraft is that essentially anything is possible, and you can do it alone or kick back and relax with your friends if you want. One of the most malleable experiences you’ll ever come across, Minecraft is also one of the easiest to kick back with a drink, hot or cold, and digest without even breaking a sweat.

#6 Fire Watch

  • Developer: Campo Santo
  • Platform: PS4XBO, NS, PC
  • Release date: February 2016

Atop a mountain lookout tower in the middle of the Wyoming wilderness, your job in Firewatch is to keep an eye out for smoke or fire in the middle of an extremely hot summer. The feeling of loneliness is punctured by the only relationship he has with Delilah on the other end of his walkie-talkie, but when a strange event occurs, that relationship is put to the test. A phenomenal story and stunning world will have you quickly melting into your couch in a zen state to soak it all up.

#5 The Witness

  • Developer: Thekla, Inc.
  • Platform: PS4PC, Xbox, iOS
  • Release date: January 2016

While it’s not always the most relaxing experience due to some outrageously tricky puzzles being present in the corners of the map, The Witness’s brilliance more than makes up for that occasional feeling of not being smart enough and the frustration that stems from that feeling.

#4 What remains of Edith Finch

  • Developer: Giant Sparrow
  • Platform: PS4, PS5, XBO, NS, X/S, PC
  • Release date: April 2017

What Remains of Edith Finch is a bit darker than most of the titles on this list, and it might leave you a little more traumatized than the others too, but don’t let that stop you from lighting a fire and kicking back to enjoy one. one of the most engaging, harrowing, and yet somehow relaxing titles you’re likely to experience.

#3 He went home

  • Developer: Fullbright Company
  • Platform: PS4, XBO, NS, iOS, PC
  • Release date: August 2013

Once the first impression of horror wears off, you will find yourself fully immersed and emotionally open for the deep narrative of Gone Home to spread out and touch your heart. It’s not a long experience, but if you’re looking to lean back in your chair, be emotionally vulnerable, and still finish the experience in one sitting, then there aren’t many better options.

#2 Stardew Valley

  • Developer: ConcernedApe
  • Platform: PS4, XBO, NS, PSV, iOS, Android
  • Release date: February 2016

Is Stardew Valley the best game on this list? No, it’s up there though, but what it is, it’s one of the games that best fits the job description on this list. Stardew Valley has a beautiful gameplay loop that engages constantly, but never demands anything too drastic from the player, allowing them to play in their own way and at their own pace. Relax and enjoy the zen feeling as it washes over you, for years and years to come.

#1 trip

  • Developer: ThatGameCompany
  • Platform: PS4, PS3, PC, iOS
  • Release date: July 2015

Still lauded by many as the greatest video games of all time, Journey is a masterclass in storytelling, subtlety, audio-visual design, and essentially every other video game design discipline. If you haven’t played this pinnacle of the industry yet, rectify that immediately, then sit back, bring a box of tissues, and get ready for one of the most inspiring titles ever created.

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