The best cozy Switch games

Cute characters play on a beach in Animal Crossing, one of the best cozy Switch games
(Image credit: Nintendo)

The best cozy Switch games are the perfect antidote to the stressful games like Elden Ring, and Nintendo Switch is an ideal console on which to play these games. These games are all about relaxing, letting you sit back, and taking things a little more slowly. These are games designed to destress and raise a smile, often with friends. There's no better console than Switch to play them on.

In our list of cozy games on Nintendo Switch you'll find no frustrating bosses, no level grinding, no impossible difficulty spikes – just grab a blanket and a peppermint tea and sink into the soothing rhythms of these adorable and relaxing games. 

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Rachel Watts
Freelance writer

Rachel is part of the PLAY magazine squad where she writes about PS4, PS5, and PSVR games. She has previous experience in the world of PC and laptop gaming from her time at PC Gamer. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft.

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