2020 was a tough, exhausting, and often painful year. Fortunately, there were plenty of calm, relaxed, engaging games to help everyone get ahead. To escape the pandemic, both veteran and novice players used their devices to indirectly live new adventures.
The titles on this list are fun, quirky, relaxing, hilarious, and heartwarming games that led humanity through lockdowns, protests, scorching summer days, and cold winter nights. From Xbox to Switch to PlayStation to PC, here are 10 of the most peaceful games of 2020, ranked.
In Bugsnax, players traverse the mysterious island of Snaktooth, full of creatures called “bugsnax”, so called because they are half insect and half sandwich. Players must explore the island, meet the locals, and capture the bugsnax using various gadgets and tools.
Colorful design and rounded graphics evoke memories of games like Viva Piñata Y Banjo-Kazooie, and the strange inclusivity of the game has even led to a GLAAD nomination. During a time of turmoil, it feels great to get lost in paradise. Best of all, there is already talk of future games in the budding series.
9 Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Gorgeous graphics, relaxed gameplay, and the glory of nature; Playing Pikmin it feels like a trip through the garden. In this puzzle game, players control Pikmin, little plant creatures They have special abilities to help find fruit and fight bad guys.
Pikmin 3 was originally released in 2013 for Wii U, but in 2020, the Deluxe The version was released for the Switch with improved game modes and all the DLC included. Pikmin 3 Deluxe it is a perfect combination of beauty and challenge.
8 Ori and the will of the Wisps
In 2015, Ori and the blind forest became a great success. It received universal accolades and was nominated for numerous video game awards, winning eight. In 2020, the sequel, Ori and the will of the Wisps, was released and became a hit in its own right.
The game follows Ori, a little spirit who must find his way back home. Ori and the will of the Wisps it is wonderful, dark and charming at the same time. All the colors shine on the screen and the whole game looks like a storybook come true. Players will find a fair amount of adventure and challengebut also a fun and relaxing game.
In Carto, you play as the main character, a girl who hopes to find her way back to her family. Carto has the power to create and manipulate landscapes, creating new paths to discover more of the ever-expanding world around her.
It is primarily a puzzle game, and there are no actual fights or combat to speak of. Instead, players can enjoy the style of the game, get engrossed in the introductory story, and meet funny characters along the way. It’s a cozy, family-friendly game that is perfect for relaxing after a long day.
Ooblets it was the summer game of 2020 to feel good. It’s part Pokemon, part Animal crossing, part Pikminand part Stardew valley. Confusing as it may sound, the game has been acclaimed by critics and gamers.
Titular Ooblets are small planet-like creatures that bear similarities to Pokémon, but instead of fighting, they fight with dances. The game is also loaded with gardening, exploring the city, completing tasks, and meeting the townspeople. All in all, the game is silly, fun, and extremely laid-back. If someone needs to relax and laugh, this is the game.
Spiritfarer it seemed to do the impossible; is a healthy and enjoyable game … about death and dying. In Spiritfarer, players play as a ferry operator who must find and care for spirits and ultimately help carry them to the afterlife.
The game received universal praise, and its release during a pandemic seemed very appropriate, as it gave players a healthy and safe space to accept mortality, death, and the afterlife. But, despite the bleak-sounding plot, the game is extremely welcoming, fun, and happy.
4 Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
For anyone who doesn’t travel, or even anyone who just wants to be able to get up and fly away from the stresses of the day, the famous Microsoft Flight simulator The series is the perfect solution. In the game, players can operate everything from a small propeller plane to a huge Boeing 747.
The graphics are impressive and players have a wide range of airports and cities to fly to and from. Highlights include soaring over mountains, descending into the glow of Los Angeles at night, and circling around Manhattan.
3 Wide Ocean Big Jacket
This highly acclaimed indie hit was a finalist at the 2020 Indie Games Festival and has already built quite a reputation for its developer, Turnfollow. The game focuses on a simple weekend getaway. Many have compared it to an interactive movie or novel as the gamres are primarily out for the walk, enjoying activities like swimming, sitting by the campfire, and grilling hot dogs.
The true joy of the game comes from the story. Through the camping trip, the family learns new things about each other, meets some interesting vacation companions, and has a weekend they will never forget.
two Beyond the blue
In 2007, a new and very strange game was released. was called Endless ocean And overall, it didn’t have a lot of plot. Instead, the main objective of the game was simply to enjoy the beauty of our oceans. The game became a hit and spawned a sequel.as well as many other ocean adventure games like Abzuand 2020 Beyond the blue.
Beyond the blue it is educational and relaxing. The plot centers on a diver exploring the oceans, discovering and learning about various marine species. The game was made in association with BBC, the creators of Blue Planet, as well as scientists and oceanographers, to create a beautiful, informative and relaxing gaming experience.
1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
By now, everyone knows the new Animal crossing game. It provided the world with an escape from the pandemic, and even celebrities and politicians like Brie Larson, Elijah Wood, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined in the fun. In the game, you build your own island, interact with new friends and meet some very interesting villagers. The game is a mix of simulator and RPG, and there is no fighting or danger, making it a perfectly calm and relaxing escape from the stresses of daily life.
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