Best Comfort Games for PC 2022

Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley (Image credit: ConcernedApe)

What makes for a great comfort game? That tends to vary from person to person, but for most, a comfort game is one that is soothing, filled with bright or calming colors, and focuses upon less action-packed subjects. These can be simulation games, point-and-click adventure titles, visual novels, and more. Your idea of a "comfort" game might vary, but if you want a game to get cozy with, these are the best comfort games for PC.

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What can you say about Stardew Valley that hasn't already been said? This farming and social simulation game is on just about every console, but it plays best on PC, where you can click around and map out your farm to your heart's content. Grow crops, tend to livestock, and go mining in some dangerous caves while making your new home in a small town. If you want a game that's the definition of comfort, this is it.

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As we stated, a comfort game can mean something different for each person. Sometimes a comfort game will be something you can return to over and over again, like a Borderlands 3 or a Minecraft (opens in new tab). Other times, it's a game that has some cozy vibes and is calmer and less full of violence than a lot of titles out there. No matter what your definition, a comfort game is something that makes you feel comfortable. If your key comfort game isn't on this list, that's OK! Some of the best PC games can be comfort games.

However, if you're looking for a game that's soothing to play, it doesn't get much better than Stardew Valley. There's so much to do, from creating a successful farm to making friends in town and beating up monsters in caves, and the sheer act of doing lulls you into a sense of comfort. It's all working towards becoming the best you can be (in-game anyway), so it's easy to sink hundreds of hours into it.

You can get some more classic comfort in the form of Katamari Damacy REROLL (opens in new tab), an updated, HD version of old favorite. You start off rolling up small objects like dice and paperclips and expand until you're finally rolling up planets and stars. It's all in the quest to appease your dad.