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Cozy Grove (2021) is a life simulation where you camp on a hand-drawn island. You play a scout and explore the ever-changing island's forest to find secrets and help the local ghosts. Like Animal Crossing, it has a children's storybook look but is a surprisingly layered and engaging experience. You soon discover different ghost bears on the island who need your help coming to terms with their past before they can pass on to a peaceful afterlife

Like Animal Crossing, around the narrative and help tasks it's a collectathon game. Each resident you meet gives you tasks like scavenging and crafting specific items. More than the usual grind though, these quests are more like hidden-object challenges where you root through the dense flora and fauna to find what you are looking for.

Cleverly, the game ensures these tasks never get overwhelming. You can play at your own pace, checking in with the game at different times of the day to discover new items. Once you are done you can put your feet up and wait until tomorrow for your next tasks.

The combination of beautiful, ever-changing landscapes, dozens of memorable characters with extensive stories, loads of animals to collect and a substantial main story, Cozy Grove is a game with a lot to offer.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Cozy Grove 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Creative and Traversal game with Collecting, Communication, Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Play, Simulation and Strategy elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 40 hours and 60 hours to complete. For those who want to see and solve everything, it's a game that can take a long time. Although, this is spread out over a long period as the game limits how much you can do in a day with its real-time clock.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 - Suitable for all ages. The ghost characters are not at all scary and resemble cuddly cartoon animals. There are infrequent verbal references to violence but no depictions of violence.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Younger players can find the more open and laid back feel of this less intimidating than Animal Crossing. Still, they need the skill to be able to explore, talk to other characters and make plans of how to progress.

CostsCosts

Cozy Grove usually costs £4.99 to £12.79.
 

Cozy Grove

XBox Store Xbox One £12.49
PlayStation Store PS5 £6.77
PlayStation Store PS4 £6.77
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.49
Steam Store PC £12.79
Switch Store Switch £10.99
App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

Cozy Grove: New Neighbears

XBox Store Xbox One £5.79
PlayStation Store PS4 £4.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
You can purchase the New Neighbears content that adds:
  • Four new bears with full storylines
  • New outfits that match the new bears
  • An exclusive rainbow cat
  • A new critter to catch, butterflies
  • Fifty extra closet storage spots 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/03/2021, updated in 2023

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Creative, Traversal (Collecting, Communication, Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Play, Simulation and Strategy)

Accessibility: 22 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Hand-Made and Open World

Developer: Spry Fox (@SpryFox)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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