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5 Free Dreams Games That Are On The PS Store



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For anyone not already invested in Media Molecule’s excellent composition suite, Dreams is a tough sell. It’s now settled into its niche, finding a dedicated community that keeps things buoyant with a steady stream of interesting new content. However, for anyone outside the bubble, it can be difficult to grasp the true potential of the game. How good can a dream composition be? as a matter of fact be?

Well, the good news is that it’s full of great stuff. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that there are a number of games we’ve played at Dreams that are better than some of the “proper” titles available on the PS Store. If you take a look at this PS4 exclusive and are wondering where all the high quality stuff is, trust us – it’s there. Actually, let’s show you. Here are five games made in Dreams that showcase the best the community has to offer.

Alpine dream

What Alpine Dream lacks in size, it makes up for with its gameplay. It’s a score-attack snowboarding game in the same vein as SSX, and it uses responsive controls and no small sense of style to deliver simple, one-way descents. The trick system won’t take long to master, and the game’s unique ether tricks defy the laws of physics for a big payoff.

There are three main levels to conquer, each with multiple routes to beat and score goals. On top of avoiding scoreboards, there are skill points to find everywhere, and you can use them to build up stats like speed and airtime. Of course, once your stats increase your scores will really start to rise, and at that point it’s all about beating your own score — or your friends’. A pleasant, addictive good time.


Claustrofactory is just what it sounds like: a factory-building game set in fairly tight, grid-based levels. Essentially, each level presents you with a factory, and it’s your job to design the layout of the conveyor belts and other gizmos to make it all work. It may take a moment to get your head around all the gadgets available to you, but a thorough tutorial sets you on the right track.

You will have materials coming in and turning them into products before you can ship them out. While these types of games can get very complicated very quickly, Claustrofactory keeps things relatively simple with only a few required tools. It’s easy to put all the pieces down, and it’s always satisfying to see your successful factory reach the goal. Each level, even the tutorial stages, have optional time goals, encouraging you to build the most efficient factories possible. It’s just a well-made little game that will make your gray matter happy.


If you’re into first-person puzzlers like The Witness and The Talos Principal, you’ll definitely get a kick out of LOCK. It’s probably a bit more sideways than either of them, though; You need to pay attention to your surroundings, looking for clues in the environment. Each room in the house is a self-contained puzzle, the solution to which is a four-letter word you type into each panel.

It is very clever. At first glance, the rooms appear oddly arranged, with unusual items placed haphazardly. Of course, everything is where it’s at for a reason, and discovering LOCK’s many secrets provides that wonderful eureka feeling that only puzzle games can. A carefully designed mystery box we highly recommend.

snow garden

Snowgarden is actually a follow-up Water Garden, which we’d also recommend, but we believe is the better game of HalfUp. Both are atmospheric puzzle platformers with an elegant, tilt-shift aesthetic. The cold, wintry lands of this lovely adventure have a unique style, and combined with the gentle music, it has a great sense of place.

Controlling a small character, your task is to explore a series of small islands in search of colorful relics. Once found, these items need to be brought to specific locations, and doing so will open up new paths. You can basically do everything, run, jump and pick up and throw small objects, but there is enough in this game to see you through to the end. If you like indie games with a quiet, low-fi energy, The Snowgardens might be worth a look.

Travel trip

Dreams has many excellent examples of 3D platformers, so on a basic level, they are relatively straightforward to make. The best, in our opinion, has to be Tripp. You play as the titular Tripp, a cute little sailor cat whose moveset takes unmistakable inspiration from Mario’s 3D outings. What tips it over the edge, however, is this feel – The precise travel movement and responsive controls are legitimately excellent. Run around the starting beach spot for a minute and you’ll understand.

It’s not just the controls that are well designed, either. There are currently four increasingly large, open levels, and they’re all a joy to explore. The beach mentioned above serves as a beautiful primer before you head to a tropical island, then a snowy tundra, and finally a vast desert. Each one is filled with Power Star Anchors to collect, characters to meet, and challenges to defeat, and all presented with a Nintendo-like aesthetic. It’s imaginative, charming, and pure fun.

These are just a handful of examples, but hopefully you can see many more high quality items created by the Dreams community. Before signing off, we’d like to mention that creating groundbreaking, top-of-the-line games No The point of dreams. It exists so that people can create anything they want. This is an outlet, not a competition. That people are able to make such high quality games within it is impressive (especially since most of them aren’t game designers by trade), but everything made in Dreams has value – yes, even the weird ones. Meme stuff too. It’s about giving people a new, exciting way to express themselves, and that’s what makes it so valuable and so useful.

That being said, what are some of your favorite creations in dreams? Let us know in the comments section below.


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