Sometimes, you just need something that will lift your spirits. If one of your biggest hobbies is playing video games, this can actually be difficult to find. More often than not, most popular video games will have you either shooting at something or lost in some dark plotline of the creator’s design. However, some games are pure enough that they keep a smile on your face the entire time you play them. This list of video games to put you in a good mood will help when the day’s dreariness is a little too much.
If you’ve ever wanted to get away and start over somewhere new, Stardew Valley might be the game you need to play. Essentially, it’s a game about building up a farm and interacting with locals in the titular Stardew Valley. A number of mechanics set it apart from your average farming simulator, and it can relax you like no other game can.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
A list of video games that put you in a good mood wouldn’t be complete without Nintendo’s latest Animal Crossing. Take a stroll along the beach, do some home decorating, talk to a couple of cute animal people, or just go fishing for hours on end. There’s no pressure when you’re playing Animal Crossing, which is one of the best aspects of the game.
While this game might be the least “gamey” one on the list, Kind Words is undoubtedly a unique experience. The game mostly consists of hanging out in a room and listening to chill lo-fi music. The gameplay involves simply writing notes to other real people playing the game. You will also receive random messages from other people so that you can enjoy their words of kindness as they enjoy yours.
Perhaps the strangest game on the list, Katamari Damacy is well-loved in the video game community for its incredibly quirky aesthetic. What does the game entail? You roll a ball over items until it gets bigger, then roll up bigger items to get even larger. That’s it. If you’ve never played, it might sound almost too simple, but the satisfaction you’ll feel playing this game is more than real.
The game that took the world by storm is still going strong, and it’s still one of the best mood-boosting games around. You can try your luck on survival mode or just go crazy in creative mode and build whatever you want. The world is wide open for you. Indulge your inner child, and design that huge castle you always wanted.
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