Five Relaxing Video Games To Play When Stressed
Stress is never a good thing, it can even relinquish your enjoyment of pretty much everything – including the treasured past time that is video games. The following is a list of games that will help turn that frown upside down and lift the stress of any gamer.
Sit back and relax as Gamer Euphoria shows you Five Relaxing Video Games To Play When Stressed
- Flower (PS3)
Simple visual finesse with gameplay so accessible you could play it in your sleep make Flower an instantly relaxing game. Watching a flower petal drift on a cooling breeze through a beautiful valley lighted by the moonlight is both impressive and dream like. The audio is so simple it almost feels like a whisper which adds to the overall experience, oddly Flower may be one of the most relaxing titles in recent years but it’s also the best use of the PlayStation 3’s Six-Axis.
- Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)
Packed with charm and quirky humour it’s hard to stay in a bad mood when plaything this game. Sitting down to create levels and mini games is immensely fun and brings back memories of your child hood when you used to create things from Lego. Even when designs fail to end up looking like you planned the overwhelming sense of fun halts any sense of frustration from entering. Sit back and create your experience or treat yourself to playing other players creations whatever option you chose you’ll be having fun and mostly importantly relaxed.
- Beautiful Katamari (Xbox360)
This quirky title tasks players with collecting items for the King of All Cosmos so he can plug a black hole that is sucking everything into it. The gameplay is pretty simple as you roll around brightly coloured and detailed levels collecting objects that stick to your giant ball (known as a Katamari). It’s both simple and fun with a strange addictive nature and the manner of the gameplay allows your mind to stay at ease while being entertained. The quirkiness of the game will also add a bit of humour to the experience allowing for Beautiful Katamari to be one of the best forms of stress relief in video game history.
- Animal Crossing (DS/Wii)
The game of life in a much more cute and forgiven world is what Animal Crossing is all about. The game carries a strange sense of relaxation from the very beginning and only intensifies as the game progresses. Players can do a host of tasks at their leisure such as carrying out tasks for villagers, fishing and earning a living to pay their mortgage off in the village shop. While the concept may sound quite repetitive it is in fact an interesting and immersive world which genuinely puts the player into a relaxed mood. The key reason to Animal Crossings ability to relax a player is the pace the game allows players to play at and the open world like feeling the game distils.
- Pokemon Snap (N64)
What could be more relaxing then taking a trip into the world of Pokemon armed with your camera? The Nintendo 64’s Pokemon Snap was an on rail first person snapper which tasked players with taking pictures of the creatures known as Pokemon. Points were gained depending on the quality of the photos and the subject of the photos; the gameplay was simple and fun and didn’t require too much time or effort invested into making it a great pick up and play title. The relaxing nature of the game came in the form of moving through a nicely detailed world (for the time) filled with familiar characters and creatures. The photo element of the game was great fun and interesting to play out and has also been credited for similar elements being featured in the likes of Beyond Good & Evil and Dead Rising. Pokemon fans will love Pokemon Snap and non Pokemon fans will be able to have fun with the game while both sets of gamers will easily be able to feel the laid back relaxing nature of Pokemon Snap.