Our Favorite Chill and Mood-Boosting Video Games

There are so many types of video games out there, but somedays you just need a chill, relaxing, and feel good game. Below are several of our current favorite chill games to play when we want to let go and just relax or when could use a little mood boost.

Jen

Slime Rancher

Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
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Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the 'Far, Far Range' where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner! (Via Slime Rancher)

 

Stardew Valley

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS
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Stardew Valley is an open-ended country-life RPG. You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness! (Via Stardew Valley)

 

Minecraft Story Mode Season 1-2

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, Win 10, iOS, Google Play
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Minecraft: Story Mode is like a playable television show based on your favorite game, where YOU are the star, and your choices and actions decide how the story is told. (via Telltale Games)


Zen

Abzu
 

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
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ABZÛ is an epic descent into the depths of the sea, where players will explore beautifully rendered ocean environments with fluid swimming controls. The experience draws inspiration from the deep innate narrative that we all carry within our subconscious: the story of ABZÛ is a universal myth that resonates across cultures. (Via Abzu)

 

Steep

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
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Defy a massive open world of the Alps and Alaska on skis, wingsuit, snowboard, and in paraglide. The mountain is yours. So strap in, suit up, and drop in. (Via Steep)


No Man's Sky

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
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No Man’s Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy.