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.

Colourful and cozy

Meditative games to de-stress

Take time for relaxation with these low-intensity experiences.

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.

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 they need to let go and what they should never leave behind.


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.

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.

Tetris Effect Connected

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.

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.

No Man's Sky

Perfect for: Wandering through the great unknown

Why wander a single world when you visit a galaxy of billions? The ambitious conceit of No Man's Sky is to place you in the centre of a vast galaxy of interconnected planets and solar systems and leave you free to wander as you please, discovering unique wildlife, flora and landmarks.

Riders Republic

Perfect for: Exploring breath-taking climes

Grab your skis, snowboard, bike or wingsuit and explore an open world sports paradise filled with unique and varied challenges. This is a world of dazzling vistas, rugged natural landscapes and the most extreme sporting pastimes you'll ever encounter.

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. 


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.

Concrete Genie

Perfect for: Experiencing the transformative power of art

You don't need to be an artistic genius to paint masterpieces in this heart-warming 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.

Lego Builder's Journey

Perfect for: Constructive problem solving

An atmospheric, evocative and strangely poetic experience awaits in LEGO Builder's Journey. Punctuated by an emotionally stirring narrative, this is an easy-going puzzle adventure that invites you to bend the rules as you dream up creative solutions to its familiar block-based puzzles.

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Perfect for: Brightening your day

Chicory: A Colorful 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 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 2022

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.

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

Perfect for: Pondering the 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.

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

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.

Shadow of the Colossus

Perfect for: Rediscovering a much-loved classic

Return to the Forbidden Lands as Wander and experience one of the most highly acclaimed and influential video games of all time - rebuilt with modern technology. Improved visuals, enhanced performance and optional updated controls bring the classic experience to life like never before.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Perfect for: Thwarting evil in style

Blizzard's seminal action-RPG gets a complete rebuild for PS4 and PS5, translating all the original atmosphere, boss battles and loot chasing into a visually sumptuous modern package. Ready to crush the armies of darkness once more? 

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!

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fuelled

Perfect for: Settling your 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.

Moving Out

Perfect for: Relocating without all the heavy lifting

A hilarious, physics-driven party sim, Moving Out charges you and up to three friends with packing up entire homes and transporting them across town. This is anything but a day job though: trying to get everything moved and packed without breaking the valuables is a precarious undertaking!

Gang Beasts

Perfect for: Getting your own back on friends

Prepare for the ultimate showdown as you and up to three friends enter the arena and wrestle your way to victory. Throw your opponents from buildings, shove them out to sea or toss them into a roiling pit of fire - just make sure they don't drag you down with them!

Soundtracks for gaming zen

Epic Minimalism

Genshin Impact

The Last of Us Part II

Assassin's Creen Valhalla

Death Stranding

Tetris Effect Original Soundtrack