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Stardew Valley Crowned TikTok's Top Cozy Game for Autumn 2022

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:23 am
by ccgr
Stardew Valley Crowned TikTok's Top Cozy Game for Autumn 2022

Searches for ‘cozy games’ have risen by 155% in the last year
Casumo have ranked some of TikTok’s most recommended cozy games to find out which one is the best for autumn
Stardew Valley topped the ranking, with many indie titles scoring higher than big-name games such as Pokémon and Animal Crossing

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With Autumn on the horizon, it’s almost time to hide away from the chilly weather under a blanket whilst playing our favourite video games. Recently, ‘Cozy’ or ‘Hygge’ gaming is a trend that has taken the gaming community by storm, especially with popular releases such as Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but also due to a rise in indie games.

Searches for the phrase ‘cozy’ games has risen 155% in the last year, the games themselves are most associated with being fun or relaxing to play, compared to your typical adventure, sports and shooting games.

Therefore, Casumo has analysed the public’s new favourite social media app and search engine, TikTok, to find some of the top recommended cozy games for autumn. These were then indexed and ranked out of 20 to conclude which games were the best overall. These factors included:

Metacritic Score
Availability on PC, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch
% of positive sentiment online (over the last 30 days)
Number of Instagram hashtags

The Top 20 Cozy Games For Autumn 2022

Game


Metacritic Rating


Availability


Positve Seniment
(30 Days)


Instagram Hashtags


Total Score /140

PC


Playstation


Xbox


Nintendo Switch

Stardew Valley


87


þ


þ


þ


þ


17%


14,600


127

Night in the Woods


85


þ


þ


þ


þ


21.20%


1,000


126

SpiritFarer


84


þ


þ


þ


þ


17.20%


11,125


125

Wytchwood


78


þ


þ


þ


þ


17.20%


2,400


117

The Wild at Heart


76


þ


þ


þ


þ


21.00%


943


117

Unpacking


86


þ


þ


þ


þ


17.20%


884


116

Cozy Grove


71


þ


þ


þ


þ


17.40%


1,100


110

Coffee Talk


74


þ


þ


þ


þ


17.70%


879


108

Calico


57


þ


þ


þ


þ


17.20%


2000


106

Littlewood


81


þ


ý


ý


þ


17.20%


5,947


101

Garden Story


73


þ


ý


þ


þ


17.10%


39,786


98

Toem


80


þ


þ


ý


þ


17.20%


2,300


97

Hoa


68


þ


þ


þ


þ


16.80%


130


95

Townscraper


63


þ


ý


þ


þ


17.20%


54


76

Ledgend of Zelda Breath of Wild


97


ý


ý


ý


þ


21.20%


5,666


75

Animal Crossing New Horizons


90


ý


ý


ý


þ


18.40%


9,300


73

Cat Tails


75


þ


ý


ý


þ


17.80%


812


69

Little Misfortune


57


þ


ý


ý


þ


17.70%


953


65

Cat Café Manager


69


þ


ý


ý


þ


17.90%


270


64

Pokemon Ledgends Arcaus


83


ý


ý


ý


þ


18.70%


366


56

Stardew Valley topped the rankings, earning a score of 127, out of a potential 140! This open-ended simulation game involves the player moving to the countryside to take over their deceased grandfather’s farm. Throughout the game, the player can grow crops, look after livestock, socializing with the townspeople and much more.

The game is commonly compared to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which also found itself on the list – but much further down. Whilst Animal Crossing is a huge franchise created by Nintendo spanning years, it’s indie counterpart scored more points for being cross platform, able to be played across PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and even on mobile!

In second place, was Night In the Woods – a single-player, exploration game that takes place on in a town populated by ‘zoomorphic’ humans. Whilst this game has a slightly darker tone than some others in the ranking, it’s become a fan-favourite amongst cozy game enthusiasts.

Other well-known names, such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild and Pokémon Legends: Arcaus also made the ranking but ranked quite low compared to their more indie counterparts.

Methodology

We scoured through the 'cozy games' hashtag on TikTok and created a seed list of the games we saw recommended most frequently. We then scored them on a number of factors to give them a definitive ranking.

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