Rest and Relaxation

Want to sip some hot cocoa, turn on a podcast and just relax and play a game? These games capitalize on that feeling.

Recommended March 29, 2015

An aggressively captivating underwater world. An onion of discovery and it's not even done yet!

Recommended September 23, 2014

A Pretty Good City Builder, its a bunch of good fun but is a little bare bones atm, however that might change in a few updates but its still really fun

Planet Coaster
Recommended November 26, 2016

The developers of RCT3 have brought back the theme park simulator genre in a gorgeous new engine. Steam Workshop support is the icing of the cake.

Stardew Valley
Recommended February 28, 2016

Never before has a pixelated world felt so alive. From farming, to mining, to spelunking this is the true PC successor to Harvest Moon. Made by one man.

Prison Architect
Recommended September 22, 2014

With a new campaign mode and escape mode Prison Architect just got that much more value on an already superb game. A must buy for simulation game fans.

Kerbal Space Program
Recommended September 22, 2014

Launch your Kerbals into space in this sandbox title in which you build a spaceship and watch as it (likely) horribly fails or completes your objective.

Recommended June 3, 2015

While it still has a long way to go Stonehearth is one of those games that provides enough charm and creativity this early on to warrant a purchase.

Recommended September 22, 2014

A great Side Scroller with a neat mechanic of changing the view. This game is 100% worth getting. One of the best indie platformers almost perfection.

Jalopy - The Road Trip Driving Indie Car Game (公路旅行驾驶游戏)
Recommended September 21, 2017

This is one of those games where you just want to relax, put on a podcast and play. The game and its enviroments are simplistic yet pleasing and enjoyable. It's calming and has a bit of challenge.

House Flipper
Recommended May 20, 2018

It's undeniably flawed but the strangely relaxing and cathartic nature of slowly renovating a terrible house into a gorgeous home of your own design is undeniable. Turn on a podcast and play.

Recommended April 28, 2015

Starbound is an excellent sci-fi meets Terraria game. There is a lot of things to do such as quests, exploration, crafting, building, farming, etc.

Recommended September 22, 2014

A great 2D Sandbox game, which has plenty of content. It's not updated as much as it used to be but there is occasionally an Update.

Kingdoms and Castles
Recommended December 13, 2017

While it does have an admittedly simplistic artstyle that doesn't always work. The gameplay is both engaging and interesting anough to warrant a purchase for fans of the genre.

Elite Dangerous
Recommended April 2, 2015

A gorgeous space sim with amazing variety. The entire Milky Way is your sandbox and it will suck you and your friends in until the end of time.

Grow Home
Recommended May 26, 2015

Colorful, tense and otherworldly. Doubtless inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk, Grow Home invites you to ride & climb an alien plant 2km into the sky.

Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI
Recommended October 26, 2016

Civilization VI brings back much of the complexity that we lost in Civilization V all while feeling like a more complete game with a beautiful artstyle.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Recommended May 6, 2018

It's clearly not for everyone but if you enjoy Folk Tales, Americana and are looking for a relaxed and mellow experience. The amazingly written characters is what makes this game work.

Cities: Skylines
Recommended March 10, 2015

A Great City Simulator that fixes many problems EA's SimCity had, modability and workshop support makes this game even better and last even longer.

Software Inc.
Recommended September 19, 2015

Software Inc. is a management simulator while very barebones in graphics has mechanics that are deep, engrossing and addicting.