5 video games to help you relax

Picture: Holly Allison

The best part of the gaming industry is the variety of games they provide. There is something for everyone, whether that’s a first-person shooter or a racing game. With some games having the ability to help you de-stress or relax after a hard day. While they are out there, they can be hard to find. To help here we list five price-friendly games which can help you to relax.

The Sims

Relax in this life simulator knowing that if anything goes wrong in your sim’s life, it doesn’t matter because it’s not you! Bored on a Sunday evening? Become an astronaut with your favourite sim or build and decorate your dream house. The Sims is available on: PC/Mac, Xbox One, and PS4.

Train Sim World 2020

Video: Train Sim World 2020.

While a train simulator game does not sound like the most entertaining of games, it can calm you down. Driving a train through rural or urban landscapes does-somewhat have a calming effect on you. It will also likely be one of the only times your train is on time too! Train sim world 2020 is available on: PC, Xbox One, and PS4.


Subnautica is an open-world survival game. Crash-landing on a beautiful underwater alien planet, your goal is to survive and escape. While it doesn’t sound like a calming game, the ability to play in a creative mode allows you to ignore the story and your health bars. Instead, explore the beautiful landscapes and build underwater bases. Subnautica is available on: PC/Mac, Xbox One, and the PS4.


One of the best-selling games of all time, Minecraft is an easy addition to this list. Not requiring much from you, lacking a linear story to follow the game allows you to do whatever you want and at your own pace. With the option to play in survival mode, online with friends, or in the risk-free creative mode. The choice on how to play is yours. Minecraft is available on: PC/Mac, Xbox One, PS4, mobile, and the Switch.

House Flipper

Pictures: House Flipper.

Escape the stresses of everyday life by scraping dirt off the walls? A game that heavily relies on cleaning windows, installing sinks and painting walls should not be so calming and yet that’s exactly what it is. Purchase houses, clean them up, decorate and sell for a pretty penny! Or take on jobs as a handyman, replacing radiators and cleaning garages. House Flipper is available on: PC/Mac, Xbox One, PS4, and the Switch.

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