10 Video Games to Relax

By  //  July 8, 2022

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There is a stereotype that most video games offer the same scenario, in which there is nothing but shooting, chasing, fighting, and other activities that require concentration and do not allow relaxation. 

However, video games can be a great way to chill out as well. There are a lot of games with not so tense gaming plots, which are perfect if you want to relieve stress and distract yourself from all problems.

Top 10 relaxing video games:

 PC Building Simulator

Journey 

Abzû

Firewatch 

The Sims 4

House Flipper 

Minecraft 

No Man’s Sky 

Proteus 

Flow 

PC Building Simulator 

The game proposes to repair virtual computers. Players act as the workshop owners. They need to run computer diagnostic, look for supplies, check emails from clients, pay bills, etc. The game is suitable for perfectionists.   

Journey 

Players control a character who finds himself on a sandy desert planet and needs to get to the mountain far away from him.

Most of the travel is on foot, but sometimes you get the ability to fly with the help of a magical cloak. The excellent graphics and relaxing music make the game perfect to chill out.  

Abzû

The game provides an exciting underwater adventure. Players need to explore deep ocean caves and ancient ruins. Much of the gameplay is based on puzzles. The travel is accompanied by amazing music. 

Firewatch 

The game is a classic adventure game with cartoon style graphics.

The game takes place in the Shoshone National Forest a year after the real-life fire in Yellowstone in 1988. You play as a firewatcher named Henry. His past is revealed to the player through text dialogues.

Most of the time you will explore the area, enjoy the scenery, and unravel the main secret.

The Sims 4

The life simulator with the ability to do anything turns you into the arbiter of the fate of virtual people. The game is slow and does not require specific actions. Thus, it is only you who chooses what to focus on today. 

House Flipper 

You start with little capital and buy a house in need of repair. After painting and minor interior changes, you sell it for a profit, after which you can buy more expensive houses and continue to earn. As you move forward, more tools and more advanced improvements appear, and your profit grows.

Minecraft 

One of the most famous games offers full freedom. You are free to build anything you want on a huge playing area. 

No Man’s Sky 

The fortune of the game is a variety of activities (space battles, quests, station building, etc.) and the possibility to create own plots. You can become a pirate, farmer, archaeologist, architect, etc. 

Proteus 

There is no introduction, plot, dialogues, battles, or objectives. It is a 3D procedurally generated world with a dynamic soundtrack that you can explore as you please.

Flow

The gameplay resembles a more complex version of the classic Snake. The game offers players to control a strange alien organism. It has the shape of a multi-segmented snake that swims in an aquatic environment. Segments are added when the creature eats.