There has been a lot of internal debate here at Team ID@Xbox about what constitutes a “cozy game.” A game that you can play with your kids or friends? A game that has a feel-good aesthetic, mechanic, or story line? A game that just puts a smile on your face? The answer is yes, to all those and more. We decided to take a look at some of our favorites and put them in a Cozy Game Sale, a little different from the typical Halloween content that tends to take center stage in October, and discounted them up 75% off from October 20 to 26. Here’s some of our staff picks:
Ooblets (Game Preview) (20% off)
The opening line “Your whole life has been a big, boring toot” should give you an idea of the fun, cute game you are about to get into. Ooblets is a farming, creature collection, and town life game where you build up your farm, befriend townsfolk, grow ooblets, and have dance-offs. Complete daily challenges, earn badges, help the mayor save the town from questionable forces, and unlock the secrets of Oob!
Golf with Your Friends (25% off) – Available with Xbox Game Pass
Nothing is out of bounds as you take on courses filled with fast-paced, exciting, simultaneous mini-golf for up to 12 players! Get the par-tee started and go head-to-head on themed courses! Become a pro in the pirate ship, declare worms warfare on the worms course or aim for an albatross in the ancient theme. Drive a wedge between your friends as you trap their ball in honey, freeze it or turn it into a cube.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service (30% off)
Buckle up your back brace and fire up the delivery truck — it’s time to deliver! Go at it alone to ensure the safety of your deliveries or join your friends and put your teamwork to the test and haphazardly get the job done in an interactive sandbox world. Sprint, leap, dive, and grapple with ease, but collide with something and you’ll be knocked out cold.
Slime Rancher (65% off)
Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner.
House Flipper (30% off)
Buy. Renovate. Sell. House Flipper is a unique chance to become a one-person renovation crew. Buy, repair, and remodel devastated houses to give them a second life and then sell it at a profit (the ultimate goal of house flipping)! Estimate profit and find the best risk/reward ratio for you in House Flipper.
Car Mechanic Simulator (45% off)
Car Mechanic Simulator challenges players to repair, paint, tune, and drive cars. Find classic, unique cars in the new Barn Find module and Junkyard module. Build and expand your repair service empire in this incredibly detailed and highly realistic simulation game, where attention to car detail is astonishing.
This is just a small sample of all the great games on sale from October 20 to October 26. So, get ready to kick back and have some wholesome fun with our Cozy Game Sale. See the full list of games at Xbox.com