Sometimes, when you sit down to play games on your PC, you don’t want fast paced, nail-biting action. That’s pretty normal. Given the frantic, disconcerting way of life right now, it makes total sense you’d want to play a game which was a suitable disconnect from reality. 

That’s why there are plenty of relaxing games out there on PC for you to check out. You’ve got a whole selection, ranging from farming simulators to Fish Frenzy Megaways. Luckily, there’s plenty of choice for relaxing games. 

To try and provide some options, we’ll be covering quite a few different types of games, what makes them relaxing, and how you can unwind and enjoy yourself by playing them. 

Minecraft 

Minecraft PS4

We’ll start this list off by taking a look at one of the most famous games out there – Minecraft. This PC game is all about mining, building things, and creating a world which is entirely to your liking. 

You’ve got a lot of unique choices and ways that you can do things in Minecraft, so it is well worth taking a look at what kind of gameplay styles would work for you. 

For example, if you set your game mode to Peaceful, then all the hostile mobs don’t appear. You’re free to just build to your heart’s content. Alternatively, switch on Creative mode for a gameplay experience which is completely devoid of risk, and get access to infinite resources.

Stardew Valley 

Stardew Valley is one of those games which has become popular for anyone seeking a bit of an escapist fantasy, and it’s not exactly difficult to see why once you get inside this charming 16-bit farming simulator. 

Playing as a burnt-out, fed up city worker, you move to the countryside and start running your own farm. It’s literally as simple as that, and once you get past some basic tutorials for the game, you’re free to do whatever you want, however you want to. 

There’s a lot of farming, selling and connecting with the local community to do. You can specialise in growing a handful of vegetables or you can branch out into livestock – the choice is yours. There’s no deadlines or rush, so it’s great for anyone who wants a quiet, peaceful and settled gameplay experience.

Goat Simulator 

Do you like goats? We like goats. We think they’re pretty cool. Have you ever wanted to be a goat? Yeah, us too. Glad we got that out of the way, because that’s all the preamble that the next game on our list even provides. 

This is a game called Goat Simulator. It’s a cute little indie game released back in 2014 for PC, but it’s also found its way onto consoles in recent years. In the game, you play as a goat. That’s literally all there is to it. 

The lack of a clear objective and plot makes this an open world exploration game. You wander around as the aforementioned goat, interacting with the world around you. Houses, people, water slides, cars, and even physics all play a part in the game. 

By exploring new and unique areas, you unlock different abilities for your goat, and you can put it into some crazy situations. Explode canisters of gas at a construction site and fly off into the air? Check. Jump on a helicopter and ride around the big city? Yeah, you can do that too. Find a crashed alien spaceship next to a giant dam? You got it. 

Truck Simulator 

Now, of course, we couldn’t talk about relaxing games without mentioning Truck Simulator. It doesn’t matter which incarnation you go for – they all provide the same experience. 

Spend your time driving along the open road, living life as a truck driver. There’s no real rush or reason – just enjoy your experiences and keep moving. Each game offers progressively more and more, so the latest versions are probably good places to start. However, it’s simple, relaxing and easy to play, so it has earned a spot on the list. 

Final Thoughts 

So, when it comes to games for the PC that are pretty relaxing, it’s not exactly difficult to see that you’ve got some strong contenders in the lineup. 

All of these games were made to be incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. You won’t always want something high-octane and loud, which is just fine. The PC gaming library has got you covered in that regard. 

Relaxing gaming sessions are becoming the norm these days, owing to their sheer popularity and easy access by gamers everywhere. It’s well worth taking a look to see what unique and interesting titles exist that might appeal to you. 

Remember, any game can be relaxing if it interests you – don’t forget to try a wide selection of titles too, you might find one that really makes you excited. 

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