Relaxing games recommendation thread

Not long ago I played Smushi Come Home. It is a tad overpriced given the short length, but I did enjoy it overall. Relaxing platforming/exploration, no combat, and the character writing was very charming.


What relaxes me the most in gaming is great orchestrated music and vibrant or surreal art direction so I’d say:

Chrono Cross
Skies of Arcadia
Legend of Mana
Legend of Legaia
Brave Fencer Musashi
Nights into Dreams/Journey of Dreams
Super Mario RPG/Mario and Luigi Superstar Games (also because of Yoko Shimomura’s music)
Super Mario Galaxy
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
Donkey Kong Country series
Banjo Kazooie
Kirby series

My idea of relaxing games are games that don’t include battles and aren’t stressful/no way to lose. Here’s mine:


Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series

Little Dragons Cafe