When the fall season arrives, there’s nothing better than curling up with a cozy game on your Xbox. From building your own virtual home to exploring colorful worlds filled with imagination, cozy games are all about creating a comfortable space for yourself.
Whether you’re looking for something relaxing, heartwarming, or just plain fun, there are plenty of games to choose from. I’ve narrowed down my top 15 cozy games to play on Xbox Game Pass.
1. Disney Dreamlight Valley
Disney Dreamlight Valley takes you on a journey where you help magical creatures and explore the Disney universe with an enchanting art style and relaxing gameplay while taking on exploratory and crafting quests.
2. Coffee Talk 1&2
You play as a barista who serves a variety of customers, listens to their stories, and offers advice. The heart-warming stories can be experienced time and again.
In Unpacking, the goal is to unpack your belongings and put them where they need to go in a variety of new homes and apartments. It’s a satisfying game because you can see order being imposed gradually in the chaos of a new place.
4. It Takes Two
It Takes Two involves working together with someone and is played in a split-screen mode. You and your partner play dual characters as you navigate the many puzzles and challenges while enjoying the beautifully realized fantasy world. My husband and I love playing this together.
5. Chicory: A Colorful Tale
In Chicory: A Colorful Tale, you’re a black and white dog in a world where all color has vanished, and you’re trying to bring everything back. Color in the world with the brush and make friends with the cute characters along the way.
6. House Flipper
House Flipper allows you to buy, renovate, and sell houses while enjoying a relaxing experience. From painting the walls to laying out furniture to adding lighting, the game offers a real sense of satisfaction in turning a drab or dingy unit into a stunning home.
7. Slime Rancher 2
I loved the original Slime Rancher, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to play Slime Rancher 2. In Slime Rancher 2, you raise a farm of slime animals and trade their slime for money, all while foregoing the stress of managing a real-life farm.
8. Beacon Pines
Beacon Pines is an interactive book game with a choice-driven narrative that keeps you engaged in a story that solves a mystery. Your choices impact how the story unfolds, which makes replaying the game a completely different experience.
9. Stardew Valley
No cozy gaming list is complete without Stardew Valley. In this popular farming game, players can build their farms, grow crops, raise animals, and participate in the life of a small country town. With the addition of multiplayer mode, Stardew Valley will bring endless hours of relaxing playtime.
Eastward is an action-adventure game with a heartwarming storyline set in a retro pixel art-filled world. You would navigate through the ruins of a once-great civilization with mysterious powers and spells while battling foes and collecting treasures.
11. A Short Hike
A Short Hike is a game that allows players to explore the beautiful and peaceful wilderness while climbing to the summit of Hawk Peak Provincial Park. In this game, players have complete freedom in how they go about reaching the peak, as they can choose their own paths and routes around the island.
Spiritfarer is a unique and beautiful adventure game that will take you on an emotional journey as you explore, build, and care for your boat while taking on the role of Stella. Stella is a ferry master to the deceased whose ultimate goal is to release the spirits into the afterlife.
13. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest. You’ll embark on an epic adventure in a breathtaking world filled with monstrous foes and mind-boggling puzzles. Join Ori as you unravel their true purpose and destiny. Learn powerful new skills to navigate treacherous dangers using awesome spirit weapons and spells.
In Dordogne, you’ll step into Mimi’s world and dive into the treasured moments of her childhood. Join her on a heartfelt journey as she uncovers family secrets and reconciles her adult choices with the sweet memories of her late grandmother. Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, sounds, and feelings of this enchanting world.
Gris is a young girl lost in her own world. She is on a journey through sorrow, and her dress holds the power to help her navigate her faded reality. In GRIS, you’ll experience a peaceful and thought-provoking adventure like no other. There’s no need to fear danger or feel frustrated in this game. Instead, immerse yourself in a world that bursts to life with breathtaking art, mesmerizing animations, and enchanting music.
Final Words on Cozy Games on Xbox Game Pass
Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing simulation game or a heartwarming adventure game, there’s something for everyone on Xbox Game Pass. These fifteen cozy games will help you unwind, escape into new worlds, and forget about the stresses of everyday life.