Best cozy games to play in 2024: Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC, more

Emily Stander
The black cat of Little Kitty, Big City

We have been spoiled with games old and new in the past few years, but sometimes we want to curl up and play a game that makes us feel good inside. Here are some of the best cozy games to try in 2024.

A cozy, or casual game, is something different from the fast-paced games we know and love. Cozy games give us an opportunity to build something, relax, and engage in RPG-like platformers, simulators, and storytelling

Cozy games tend not to go out of style, so we have compiled a list of the best cozy games you can try right now, alongside cozy games coming out this year we are looking forward to. 

Here are the best cozy games to try in 2024: 

Cozy games you can play now 

While we are all excited about new cozy games coming out in 2024, there are some you can try in the meantime to scratch the cozy game itch. 

Power Wash Simulator 

The Muckingham Playground in Power Wash Simulator
Power Wash Simulator lets players clean many areas until they are spotless.

Power Wash Simulator is exactly what it sounds like: you grab a power washer and clean an array of different areas covered in dirt. While the premise is simple, you can truly lose hours to this game. You can upgrade your washer to clean more efficiently with the money you get from every job you’ve completed. The jobs are all different, too, ranging from dirty trucks to alien constructions that need cleaning.

Power Wash Simulator is available on Windows and Xbox.  

House Flipper 2

An unrenovated house in House Flipper 2
House Flipper 2 lets players clean, build, and maintain houses.

House Flipper 2 is another game that can take up hours of relaxing playtime, and all you need to do is flip houses. While the basics remain the same as the first game, House Flipper 2 introduces a sandbox mode where you can build your own house instead of renovating an old one. House Flipper 2 also gives players access to new tools and mechanics for those perfect cozy game nights.

House Flipper 2 is available on Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation.

Oxygen Not Included 

A colony in Oxygen Not Included
Players can build functional colonies in an asteroid in Oxygen Not Included.

In Oxygen Not Included, you are thrown into an asteroid and tasked with building a functional colony. Dig, build, maintain, and discover new species and crafts as you level up your asteroid base to new heights. You choose the best Duplicants for your asteroid, set them to work, and watch as they keep busy with growing a wonderful and inventive living space (pun intended).  

Oxygen Not Included is available on Windows and Mac.

Witchy Life Story 

A potion in Witchy Life Story
Players can craft potions in Witchy Life Story to help villagers.

Witchy Life Story is a witch-life simulator with a sprinkling of humor. You can tend to your garden, craft spells, befriend villagers, and help those around you to make their life better. The main story tasks you with helping the village prepare for the Harvest Festival, and you can catch a date or two in between. What you choose to do helps you excel as an apprentice – or not.

Witchy Life Story is available on Windows, Xbox, and Switch.

Cozy games releasing in 2024 

These are some of the games we are looking forward to the most, and all of them are set to release sometime in 2024.  

Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator 

A garden in Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator
Players can create their own gardens in Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator.

Garden Life is a cozy simulator where players will be able to cultivate their own garden. At your own pace, you will be able to plant a wide variety of flowers and bring your garden to life in a relaxing and colorful environment.

Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator is releasing on February 22, 2024, on PlayStation, Windows, Xbox and Switch. 


The landscape in Europa
Europa lets players explore a terraformed moon of Jupiter.

Europa is set on Jupiter’s Moon of the same name. This lush world holds many secrets for players to discover, but mainly tasks you with finding out the true story of the last human alive. The terraformed paradise of Europa is waiting for you to uncover its mysteries from April 16, 2024. 

Europa will be available on PlayStation, Windows, Linux, and Xbox.

Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story 

Players in A Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story
Players will explore a whole new world in Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story.

In the world of Bandle City, League of Legends fans will discover a new story. Set in the League of Legends universe, this game takes players on a journey where they need to find out why their home has been thrown into chaos. With a whole new art style away from the game we know, this is sure to bring interesting new stories to League of Legends fans in 2024. 

Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story will be available on Switch and Windows.

Little Kitty, Big City

A cat explores the market in Little Kitty, Big City
Players can explore the city and make friends in Little Kitty, Big City.

After the success of Stray, it is no surprise that developers are noticing how much we love cats. In Little Kitty, Big City, you play as a cat lost in the city and you need to find your way home. You are, of course, able to cause some chaos, make friends, and best of all, wear hats. Little Kitty, Big City is set to release in 2024. 

Little Kitty, Big City will be available on Switch, Xbox, and Windows.

All in all, this is our list of cozy games you can try now or look forward to in 2024. Be sure to check out our guides on more upcoming titles:

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About The Author

Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]