Great PlayStation games to relax and de-stress

Look after yourself with this selection of acclaimed PS4 & PS5 games perfect for soothing mind, body and soul.  

Colourful and cozy

Meditative games to de-stress

Take time for relaxation with these low-intensity experiences.

GRIS

Perfect for: Enveloping yourself in a watercolour world

A danger- and death-free puzzle-platformer with serene visuals and a sumptuous original score, GRIS is a relaxed yet moving adventure where our protagonist’s sorrows are sweetened by painterly swirls and splashes.

The Gardens Between

Perfect for: Reminding you what really matters

Explore a series of dreamlike island gardens filled with everyday objects from best friends' Arina and Frendt's past. Embark on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship: the memories they’ve built, what the need to let go and what they should never leave behind.

Unpacking

Perfect for: Finding calm in the organizing of things

Empty your possessions across a series of homes, finding new places for familiar items, each telling a story. Create ideal living spaces through intuitive and meditative gameplay while uncovering the intimate background of your character.

PowerWash Simulator

Perfect for: Feeling very satisfied with a job well done

Indulge in methodical yet fantastical clean ‘em up fun around the dirt-covered town of Muckingham, with your trusty power washer for company. Blast away grime and feel great, solo or with friends, and enjoy Tomb Raider and SpongeBob SquarePants DLC.

I Am Dead

Perfect for: Destressing with a ghostly dog

Explore the circumstances of your own death in a charmingly realised and distinctly quirky world full of gentle puzzles and friendly islanders. Learn of a local legend that could be more than mere make-believe, and about its volcanic potential.

Adventure and exploration

Games for escape

Transport yourself to incredible worlds, far from the everyday.

Horizon Forbidden West

Perfect for: A truly fantastical sci-fi escape

Few settings are as unique or interesting to explore as Guerrilla's far-future imagining of Earth. Horizon Forbidden West transports you forward thousands of years to a world of warring tribal factions and gigantic mechanical behemoths; of the world we know reclaimed by an uncertain future. 

ELDEN RING

Perfect for: An unbridled sense of adventure

While the fights in ELDEN RING will test you, the inimitable world of The Lands Between will transport you. If you're looking for an open-ended adventure where curiosity is your closest companion, few games are as immersive or rewarding.

Sky: Children of the Light

Perfect for: Exploring and sharing

Experience the best of humanity in a place where you can meaningfully connect with others. In Sky, you can soar above the clouds, play instruments or just relax and enjoy the beauty around you. There is no pressure: just allow the experience to open up at your own pace.

Journey

Perfect for: Losing yourself amid long-forgotten secrets

Feel every step as you guide a nameless nomad towards a looming mountaintop and what awaits there. Brave scorching heat and biting colds as you ascend, using ancient magic to soar through the skies. And you just might meet a stranger or two along the way.

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut

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 is close to hand while exploring.

Imagination and expression

Creative games to unwind

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

Concrete Genie

Perfect for: Experiencing the transformative power 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 civilization, one block at a time

One of the world’s most popular RPG series fuses with the block-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.

Dreams Universe

Perfect for: Testing the limits of your imagination

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

Chicory: A Colourful Tale

Perfect for: Brightening your day

Chicory: A Colourful Tale is a top-down adventure game set in a colouring book world where you can draw on anything. Use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends and - with a little creative flair - change the world!

Mind and body

Games for an alternative workout

Give your mental and physical faculties a special kind of gaming work-out.

Beat Saber

Perfect for: Feeling like a rhythm-action superhero

Don your PS VR or PS VR2 headset, grab your twin laser sabres and prepare to slice and dice to the rhythm. Zone out and work up a sweat in a neon-hued virtual space.

Just Dance 2024 Edition

Perfect for: Exercising to invigorating pop hits

Featuring a tracklist full of global smashes, Just Dance 2024 Edition makes exercising fun with its Workout mode, allowing you to track the calories you’re burning off with your sweet moves.

Manifold Garden

Perfect for: Adventures in abstract

Rediscover gravity and explore a beautiful, Escher-esque world of impossible architecture. Manipulate gravity to change your perspective and see the world in new ways. Master the rules of the universe and restore a barren world with vegetation and life.

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 a mental workout, but The Witness turns it into an art form. A game that leaves you both spellbound and stumped. 

The Talos Principle 2

Perfect for: Feeling philosophical, with puzzles

Get swept up in a mind-bending first-person adventure of deep mysteries where you’ll ponder the very purpose of civilization as we know it. 

Time and place

Games to get nostalgic

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

ASTRO's PLAYROOM

Perfect for: Embracing the future and 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: Beating those levels you could never best before

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 INTERGRADE

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

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.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Perfect for: Grinding out high scores, just like we used to

Drop back into the most iconic skateboarding games of all time, rebuilt in crisp HD but still featuring all the pro-skaters, levels and tricks from the original PS1 essentials.

Friends and family

Games for playing together

Share the fun with co-operative multiplayer games to connect to 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! All You Can Eat

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. Get the original hit party game and it's critically acclaimed follow-up in one package!

DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing

Perfect for: High-speed multiplayer thrills

Pick from a selection of iconic DreamWorks characters – including Shrek, Puss in Boots and Kung Fu Panda’s Po – and strap in for colourful and chaotic rides across 20 movie-themed tracks.

Moving Out 2

Perfect for: Hijinks with (not-so) heavy loads

Grab your pals for some slapstick action in this physics-based, dimensions-spanning party game sequel where moving into a new place isn’t so much stressful as it is superbly surreal. 

The Quarry

Perfect for: Jump scares for older players

Invite your bravest loved ones over for an interactive experience that’ll have your nerves jangling. Vote on key decisions that will determine the fate of characters played by an all-star cast including Justice Smith, David Arquette, Ariel Winter and Brenda Song.

Soundtracks for gaming zen

Epic Minimalism

Genshin Impact

The Last of Us Part II

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Death Stranding

Tetris Effect Original Soundtrack