There’s nothing better than when you can feel that first autumn chill in the air and the leaves start to turn all kinds of magnificent shades of red and gold.
Sure, it might get a little chilly but who cares when you can run through crunchy leaves (or fling yourself into a pile of them) and top it all off with a cup of hot cocoa? If only it could be like this all the time.
The good news is that you can take that autumn vibe with you indoors and even hang onto it all year if you want with autumnal video games! If you’re looking for cozy video games set in autumn that you can play curled up under a blanket with a pumpkin spiced latte by your side, check out our list of the best fall games. It’s time for a marathon of coziness!
Not the biggest fan of autumn? Check out our other seasonal suggestions:
You might not associate autumn with renovation, but Tools Up! Garden Party – Episode 3: Home Sweet Home will give you some serious autumn vibes. This Tools Up! DLC is a fun, local co-op that tests your renovation and teamwork skills against the backdrop of gardens in full fall. Make like an autumn wind to rake up leaves and pick autumn veggies against the clock or tune into your inner pumpkin in the relaxing No Time Limit Mode. What’s better, Steam remote play together will let you enjoy this fall extravaganza with others without having to leave the toastiness of your blanket.
Listen to other people’s (or creatures’!) problems in this coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator set at the turn of September and October. Alternative Seattle is rainy, but the anime-inspired pixel art visuals and lo-fi music will keep you warm like a good coffeeshop should. And when you just don’t know what to say, brew a nice, hot drink and make some beautiful latte art leaf instead.
Breeze through golden fields in Little Racer, a dynamic racing game straight from your childhood. The game’s farm theme will welcome your retro slot car with stacks of hay bales and you’ll half be expecting a turkey to jump out onto the track while you’re racing. You can create your own tracks too! Race with up to 3 friends past as many haystacks as you like and become the master of the track.
Bundle up in a whole new way as you experience the wild as a mother badger sheltering her cubs from harm. Shelter takes you to a beautiful forest abounding with natural perils that has a The Long Dark kind of vibe that will make you want to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa when you’re done. See for yourself how long you would survive in a perilous paradise.
You know where you can experience the best of autumn? That’s right, in the forest! Call up your team, iron your flannel, and take the party to the waiting golden birches! Lumberhill is a crazy multiplayer party game in which lumberjacks try to complete tasks with nature fighting them every step of the way. Put your teamwork skills to the test with up to 3 additional friends online or grab your loved ones for some local family co-op fun.
The Whispered World
Join the melancholy clown Sadwick on a journey to save the world, or rather—to face the prophecy of him destroying it instead. Traverse natural scenery bathed in the yellow and orange hues of fall and feel the chilly wind on your face as you solve puzzles in this adventure epic.
Seasons after Fall
If you get a little tired of all the yellow leaves, this 2D platform-puzzler actually lets you explore the possibilities of all four seasons, not just autumn. As a wild fox, you gain the ability to change the season, which will help you in your quest to wake four guardians. Feast your eyes on hand-painted, enchanted vistas and scenery while the game’s soundtrack enhances your experience even more. The autumn crane is waiting for you!
Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
In this story inspired by Norse mythology, you control two brothers as they search for the “Water of Life” in order to save their dying father—only cooperation will allow them to succeed. The beautiful landscapes have a crisp, autumn vibe, with pleasant fall hues complete with trolls and lazy windmills. It’s a journey that will be hard to forget.
Night in the Woods
College dropout Mae Borowski returns home and tries to navigate her life in a town that has changed during her absence. Something hides in the woods and the wind grows colder, bringing an autumn chill. Solve the mystery, but don’t miss a Halloween party while you’re at it!
The Stillness of the Wind
Talma is the last resident of an abandoned village and lives her days tending to her farm, contacting her family in the city only through letters. The story that unfolds through the changing seasons is “a quiet rumination on life and loss”. Will you let yourself be swept away?
Now that you can curl up with all these cozy autumn game suggestions, which one will you play? Is there an autumn video game you don’t see on the list and you think deserves a mention? Share your thoughts with us on our Discord.
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