Some gamers relax by playing games that require intense concentration, quick reflexes, like the Doom Eternal shooter. But some gamers release stress with gentle, slow-paced games. Especially when life is too stressful, these games are the ideal choice to clear the mind. And not all entertainment games are the same.
It could allow you to relive the 80s in Japan, solve a few gentle riddles, or even crash two planets together (if this refreshes your mind). Here is a list of 15 great PC games to help you relax after a hard-working day.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments
Despite the murders, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments is a very chill game for you to relax on weekends. The game’s pace is plodding; the puzzles are not too problematic, and the scene in the game also feels cozy like in a British drama.
It is also one of the best PC-themed detective titles, complete with elements such as fake clues that lead nowhere (or lead to dead ends), and even it’s also possible that the person you put in jail is not the real culprit.
This is an interactive game that is quite abstract, but at the same time, it is also an imposing game that takes you into an enchanting space. Tedious, lifeless objects and backgrounds will appear before your eyes in the form of a minimalistic and very unique diorama. But gradually, they will begin to transform, changing into scenes full of dreams and illusory, surreal. If you want to daydream, this is one of the games that help you do that (in a healthy way).
Take On Mars
Take On Mars is a slow-paced, science-based simulation game. In the game, you will explore Mars’ surface by driving special vehicles (including rover and lander) to feel alone on a distant planet, 236 from Earth, 12 million km is like. You will hear the soft howling wind when driving the car through the sandy wind, combined with the speed of the car running like a “crawling tortoise,” will make you feel like being hypnotized.
This 3D scene game was initially just a project to test the animation, but then it was released as an independent game in its own right. Although not too famous, this is one of the best travel games on PC with a too-tall world with a cleverly designed climbing mechanism, making players feel climbing in real life.
Controlling the BUD robot to explore the world in the game is also very comfortable and relaxed, especially when you learn to hover and hover in the air. The post-production, Grow Up, is well worth a look.
No Man’s Sky
Ignore the game’s too pathetic pitch. With Creative Mode, you will not need to collect materials or create fuel, so No Man’s Sky suddenly turns into a straightforward and relaxing game. You can climb spacecraft and fly through many different galaxies, explore countless planets on the journey. Because the game can create multiple worlds randomly, each planet you visit has other scenes and creatures. Spending a whole month flying from planet to planet, it may not be over yet.
Proteus is a surreal style exploration game. It harmonizes between image and sound in a very unique and creative way. When you walk around the island, randomly generated procedurally-generated game with simple, abstract shapes, the dreamy music resounds, corresponding to your actions.
And then the seasons begin to change, so does the scenery around you, and you will feel that the anxiety and anxiety that is harboring in your heart disappear accordingly. The game is concise, it only takes an hour to “clear” it, but every time you play, the game’s layout (layout) will differ from the previous one.
Universe Sandbox 2
Universe Sandbox is a game with a physical simulation mechanism that is quite interesting. You can see realistic solar system models, galaxies in the distance, and the planets’ orbits. In the name of science, you can either smash planets together or launch Earth into the sun to see what happens. The background music combined with the cosmic scene is also very relaxing, even though you play around with the galaxy. Science has never been so fun!
Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tours
It is miserable that although the world in the game Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is extremely magnificent and flashy, in this world, you play Assassin’s role (that is, there will be falling blood. Besides, these people also want to take your life, causing unnecessary wars. But there is a way that allows you to explore this beautiful land without having to fight at all.
Both games feature the Discovery Tour mode, which allows players to “travel”, exploring ancient Egypt and Greece, like a historian. When visiting the city and famous landmarks, the game will automatically show a few photos and play audio recordings of these locations. There is also a fairly detailed introduction paragraph, spoiled for discovery if you want to learn more. And yet, gamers can also visit by walking, horseback riding, boating, or if lazy, teleport to that place. Rest assured that no enemies will appear to fight you.
Source PC Gamer