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A serene forest in Cozy Gardening Game Wildmender.

Within the cozy gaming sphere, there are many approaches to the comfortable tenets of the genre. In these differences, players can find unique experiences that differ significantly. Or you enjoy the calm sense of progression these games offer. They are great for soothing & relaxing gameplay. Maintaining your own garden and ensuring its success in a no-stress environment feels rewarding for many. If you enjoy titles such as these, enjoy our picks for the 5 Best Cozy Gardening Games.

5. The Sims 4: Cottage Living

The Sims 4 Cottage Living: Official Gameplay Trailer

Our first entry on our list of the best cozy gardening games is The Sims 4: Cottage LivingThe Sims franchise which reputation precedes it, and the commitment to quality content over the years hasn't changed with Cottage Living. In this expansion for the massively popular title, players are able to farm and, naturally, garden. This not only allows the player to plant a diverse amount of crops but also, they can use them in meaningful ways. Players can also look forward to meeting a wide array of characters, each of which adds to the coziness of this title as a whole.

If players prefer a more culinarian route in their playthrough, this is also supported wonderfully. The game features a multitude of different recipes and preparation techniques for players to utilize. The player can also create somewhat passive or active income through the farming of different crops. This gives them a chance to not only shape the world around them but also profit from their businesses as a whole. In short, The Sims 4: Cottage Living is a fantastic expansion and one of the best cozy gardening games on the market.

4. Wildmender

Wildmender Trailer

We are continuing right along with our next entry. Here, we have Wildmender. For players looking for a farming sim that features survival elements, this title is a great recommendation. While the game is decidedly a bit more challenging than other entries on this list. Wildmender has a calming, somewhat cozy nature. In the game, players find themselves attempting to revitalize a barren desert in order to restore it to its former glory. This not only gives the game's events a natural sense of progression but also serves to connect them with the world.

The addition of multiplayer to this title is also one of its core strengths. Being able to restore the lands around you is somewhat of a goal for the player and their friends to reach, which is fantastic. Players can create irrigation systems in order to make their gardens more efficient and much more. The game's visual style is also one of its main highlights, with the vegetation becoming lush the further the player progresses. All around, Wildmender is a magnificent title and one of the best cozy gardening games out currently.

3. Garden Paws

Garden Paws - Steam Trailer

For the next entry on our list, we have Garden Paws. In Garden Paws, players can look forward to encountering an array of characters. These characters not only serve to flesh out the world even further. But they also add to the game's charm as well. For more adventurous types, the game features ten dungeons for players to delve into, giving players a number of different ways to play. For more entrepreneurial players, you can open up quaint shops in order to generate income and learn more about the characters around you.

In terms of the amount of conet present in the game, players can look forward to over seven hundred quests to complete. This gives players quite a bit to do, but the atmosphere of the game is really no-pressure and almost meditative. Additionally, players can raise animals in the game, fish, and complete a number of simple,m yet meaningful tasks and pastimes. So, if you enjoy cozy gardening games, check out Garden Paws, one of the best cozy gardening games.

2. Garden Simulator

Garden Simulator Release Trailer EN

The next entry on today's list of the best cozy gardening games is Garden Simulator. As the name would imply, this title manages to simulate gardening fantastically well. Players are able to shape and cultivate the lands around them in a multitude of ways. Additionally, this game has you covered for players who enjoy the more decorative aspects of gardening. Players can customize and create a vast number of planters and other structures to accompany their flowers. One aspect of this tile that perhaps shines the brightest is its attention to the gardening and cultivating process.

Players can simulate these actions as realistically or casually as they wish. For players who enjoy the more business-minded style of gameplay, you can freely buy and sell crops in order to make vast profits. These profits, naturally, are poured back into your gardening, making for a satisfying gameplay loop. This greatly rewards players who tend to their plants properly, requiring the player to put much thought into their care. All in all, Garden Simulator is one of the best cozy gardening games.

1. Wylde Flowers

✨ Wylde Flowers ✨ | Gameplay Launch Trailer

Now, for our final entry, we have Wylde Flowers. For players who enjoy a more romance-driven yet mechanically and narratively rich farm sim, this title certainly fits the bill. Fans of the Cottage Core aesthetic are sure to be fans of this title. This is due to the massive amount of visual inspiration that went into the creation of Wylde Flowers. The world of Fairhaven feels alive, due to the vibrancy of both its people, and the events going on in the game's world. There is also plenty to do around Fairhaven as well, whether it be fishing, cooking, and of course, gardening.

Blending the more rustic nature of farming, with the more mystical parts of the game also make for an interesting juxtaposition. Added to this, the game's narrative is wonderful, featuring many themes such as self-discovery and fulfillment. These elements of the game make Wylde Flowers feel like so much more than the sum of its parts, and that's magnificent. In conclusion, for its mechanical depth and magical core concept, we consider this title to be one of the best cozy gardening games.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.