4Cozy Grove

Cozy Grove

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

As far as games like Animal Crossing go, Cozy Grove seems to have tried hard to fit the bill. Stranded on an island, your role is to help the island residents by completing quests. You’ll have to find items, pluck fruit off trees, pick up shells off the beach, fish for exotic creatures – and you can even turn in one of each item you find to build some sort of collection. Sound familiar? Yes, Cozy Grove takes a lot of pages out of Animal Crossing’s book, but it’s still very much its own, unique experience.

There’s only so much you can do each day – with the islanders (ghosts who need your help) offering up one mission a day. Often fetch quests, you’ll spend your time trawling the island for hidden items. But doing so rewards you with a better relationship with that islander, gradually unlocking a cute narrative as you progress. If you like Animal Crossing, this is worth giving a go, even if it doesn’t have quite the same amount of depth.

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