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The Best Games to Relieve Stress

After a long day of work, school, or what have you, most likely you're ready to kick back, relax and play some games. But the question is, what game should you play to help you release your stress? Here are 9 games that are perfect for stress relief.

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shay159724d ago

Dead or Alive Beach Volleyball....amirite?

Tiqila724d ago (Edited 724d ago )

I agree on Kirby and Journey. flower and Flow, besides being relaxing are getting boring very fast. Bejeweled, GTA IV and Tetris are not relieving stress at all in my opinion.

Here are some personal recommendations:
- Pikmin
- Harvest Moon
- Terraria
- Eufloria

opoikl724d ago

Pikmin depends on how good you are with the Wii mote and Nunchuck. I know I could get really annoyed and as a result got nervous as hell in Pikmin 3 trying to click that one stray pikmin to rejoin the herd (granted, it was my first ever experience with the Wii's motion controls).

I would add Samorost 1 + 2 and Machinarium to the list. There's no timer or anything, just you, the mesmerizing soundtrack and an interactive painting waiting to get clicked all over.

Tiqila724d ago

Pikmin 3 offers three control schemes. My favorite one is to use the touchscreen. Controlling the Pikmin like that is a lot of fun and very accurate ;)

Agent2009724d ago

Actually, you could call any game that you personally enjoy as "relaxing" and "stress-relieving".

fuse24724d ago

That's true, it is subjective to whatever one believes is relaxing, but speaking generally these games are seen as relaxing.

ScottyHoss722d ago

True story, friend of mine gets wasted and plays FPS like CoD or BF while blasting tiptoe through the tulips, and it relieves his stress... I think I should find new friends

700p724d ago

Playing a game like elder scrolls or fallout relieves my stress :)

billybehr724d ago

I have yet to play Flow, Flower or Journey. I've only heard good things about them. Guess I'll have to try 'em out one day.

I can see how GTA is a stress reliever as you can just go around doing mundane things. All in the name of fun of course.