Great PlayStation games to relax and de-stress

Escape to new worlds with a rundown of some of PlayStation’s mind and body friendly games.

Games to de-stress

Take time for relaxation with these low-intensity experiences.

Journey

Perfect for: making meaningful connections

Build a wordless bond with an online companion as you glide, leap and soar through sprawling desert ruins and snow-capped mountains. There is no danger, nor urgency in this unforgettable classic.

ABZÛ

Perfect for: diving into another world

A meditative adventure that takes you far beneath the depths of the ocean of wisdom. Perform graceful undersea acrobatics and swim alongside schools of colourful fish. 

Hohokum

Perfect for: flying freely without a care in the world

Unwind with the Long Mover, a swooping, looping technicolour flying kite-snake. Let your curiosity lead you through a charming, surreal landscape where the only goal is experimentation.

The Pathless

Perfect for: finding light in the darkness

From ABZÛ creators Giant Squid comes this verdant adventure. As the Hunter, form a bond with your eagle companion as you fluidly navigate a vast forest consumed by darkness.

Paper Beast

Perfect for: being one with your environment

Built for PS VR, Paper Beast lets you control everything in a surreal digital ecosystem, from its intelligent wildlife to the environment itself. An incomparable virtual playground. 

Tetris Effect

Perfect for: indulging the senses

The most famous puzzle game of all time receives a sumptuous makeover, with dreamlike visuals and mesmerising sound design. Play with PS VR to fully immerse yourself in its hyperreality.

Games to escape

Transport yourself to incredible places, far from the everyday.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Perfect for: taking control of your future.

Horizon's gorgeous, diverse landscapes are a wonderful place to roam if reality's feeling slightly claustrophobic. The robot animal safari is a welcome bonus, although keeping your distance is recommended.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Perfect for: unleashing your inner Viking

Until time travel becomes a reality, this is the closest you'll get to experiencing life as a Viking raider in the Dark Ages. 9th Century London might not have the shopping, but it's a great way to avoid the crowds.

No man's sky photo mode

Perfect for: reaching for the stars

What better way to indulge in escapism than being the first person to ever set foot on an alien planet? A near-infinite universe is waiting to be discovered, no passport required.

Steep

Perfect for: exploring breathtaking climes

The Alps are yours to conquer as you see fit, whether it's carving out your own path on a snowboard, or taking in its grandeur from the skies in a wingsuit. The ultimate trip awaits.

Ghost of Tsushima

Perfect for: letting nature be your guide

Even the threat of a Mongol invasion can't dull the beauty of Tsushima's rolling countryside, towering forests and white sandy beaches. Just make sure your sword's close to hand while exploring.

Games to get creative

Enjoy games that give you the freedom to make whatever your heart desires.

Dreams

Perfect for: testing the limits of your imagination

A game universe where anything truly is possible. Join a growing community of artists, game creators and filmmakers, and let your imagination flourish.

Concrete Genie

Perfect for: expressing the joy of art

You don't need to be an artistic genius to paint masterpieces in this heartwarming adventure. Using your magic paintbrush, restore life and light to a town with your colourful creations.

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2

Perfect for: rebuilding civilisation, one block at a time

One of the world’s most popular RPG series fuses with the black-building genre and the results are magical. Battle, build and harvest in the charming single-player campaign or build big projects in the online sandbox mode for up to 4-players.

Games for mind and body

Give your mental and physical faculties the workout they deserve.

Beat Saber

Perfect for: feeling like a rhythm action superhero

Don your PS VR headset, grab your twin laser sabers and prepare to slice and dice to the rhythm. Zone out and work up a sweat in a neon-hued virtual space.

Just Dance 2021

Perfect for: Having fun while getting your exercise in!

With chart – topping hits, exercising has never been so fun! Start your own routine with the Sweat Mode and keep yourself motivated by tracking the calories burnt and the time spent dancing.

Creed: Rise to Glory

Perfect for: venting your frustrations

A PS VR boxing game where you throw actual punches is certainly going to keep you active. It's incredibly satisfying too--just watch the furniture.

The Witness

Perfect for: solving puzzles that make you feel like a genius

Drawing a line from one point to another might not sound like mental workout, but The Witness turns it into an art form. A game that leaves you both spellbound and stumped. 

The Talos Principle

Perfect for: pondering big philosophical questions

This puzzler combines logic and philosophy, providing over 120 environmental puzzles while also asking you to ponder the nature of humanity. There are no easy answers here.

Games to get nostalgic

Relive the wonder and magic of some of gaming's greatest eras.

Astro’s Playroom

Perfect for: experiencing the future while celebrating the past

A BAFTA award-nominated showcase of PS5 technology, designed to highlight the incredible DualSense controller, Astro's Playroom is also a love letter to all things PlayStation, bursting with visual gags and Easter eggs.

Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy: 

Perfect for: testing your platforming prowess

Don't be fooled by the modern makeover; this is still the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy, right down to the old-school difficulty. Do you still have what it takes?

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE

Perfect for: revisiting a world that's even better than you remember it

Fans will bask in the nostalgia of this lavish remake which expands greatly on familiar characters and events, providing plenty of surprises for players old and new. And it's only the first game in the project.

Games for playing together

Share the fun with co-operative multiplayer games to connect with those closest to you.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Perfect for: teaming up to beat the odds

An adventure this big deserves more than one hero. In this sweet handmade platformer, team up with up to three Sackpals locally or online to save Craftworld from Vex.

Overcooked! 2

Perfect for: understanding the importance of communication

There's no such thing as a quiet co-op game of Overcooked!, because talking (ok, shouting) is vital to keep your kitchen cooking. PS5 owners can enjoy both games, fully remastered in Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Perfect for: settling differences peacefully

If there's an issue dividing your household, why not split into teams and let your driving skills do the talking? CTR's Battle modes are so fun that you'll forget what you were arguing about.

Soundtracks for gaming zen

Epic Minimalism

Genshin Impact

The Last of Us Part II

Assassin's Creen Valhalla

Death Stranding

Tetris Effect Original Soundtrack