What games do you play when you want to wind down?

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#1 Posted by Speeny (1658 posts) -

For me, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as chaotic as that game can be.

When Animal Crossing is released for the Switch...that too.

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#2 Edited by DaVillain- (36577 posts) -

Do you mean like relaxing games that don't take itself seriously?

No Man's Sky comes to mind. It's a good relaxing game when I want to wind down by not taking it too seriously. I'll also add Sonic Adventure 1/2 as well.

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#3 Posted by RSM-HQ (8339 posts) -

Usually games I'm familiar with or at least mechanically. I rarely try something new, story driven, or a bloated sandbox if I'm trying to relax.

Something like Tetris, Monster Hunter, CastleVania, Disgaea for example(s) are impulsive gaming experiences.

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#4 Posted by brimmul777 (4058 posts) -

I like to play pool games or pinball games, those are the first games come to mind. Trials Rising also I'd like to mention that I don't take seriously, just for relaxing and fun /enjoyment.

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#5 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18881 posts) -

Tetris is a good one.

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#6 Posted by robert_sparkes (3020 posts) -

Zaccaria pinball.

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#7 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4835 posts) -
@robert_sparkes said:

Zaccaria pinball.

Nice! I'll choose that along with Pinball FX.

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#8 Posted by Valgaav_219 (2380 posts) -

I usually just break out my PS Vita and play some Attack on Titan. It's really relaxing to swing out and take out a whole gang of titans using Colonel Levi or Mikasa. I love the movement mechanics as well. It feels like you're really in Attack on Titan imo

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#9 Posted by Shantmaster_K (1443 posts) -

Rocket League or Skyrim.

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#10 Posted by BassMan (10218 posts) -

Devil Daggers

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#11 Edited by warmblur (2384 posts) -

None ATM but it use to be F.E.A.R. combat for some quick death matches.

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#12 Posted by Sevenizz (3846 posts) -

After casually collecting various hourly bonuses on a few mobile games I play, I spend them every other day when I unwind.

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#13 Edited by titanraven (43 posts) -

I usually play Dota 2 to wind down but sometimes I prefer watching steamers play Dota 2!! I recently watched WCG Dota 2 Qualifiers on twitch!


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#14 Posted by HEATHEN75 (690 posts) -

I used to go into GTAV and just drive around sometimes. See how long I could maintain top speed without a collision. Look for ramps to hit or just take in the scenery and the people. Lots of arrests and police chases to witness.

Hunting in RDR2 can be pretty calming. I can burn a couple hours shooting and skinning and not even notice.

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#15 Posted by omegaMaster (1270 posts) -

The Last of Us Multiplayer. Shooting enemies releases stress and brings joy lol

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#16 Posted by henrythefifth (2502 posts) -

Games where I can just freeroam around doing nothing. Such as GTAV or Skyrim.

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#17 Posted by WickedMuffin (42 posts) -

casual mobile games, match3

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#18 Edited by rina2727 (2 posts) -

it will difinetly be Mario Kart 8 Deluxe