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.

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.

$29.99
Jalopy
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.

$14.99
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.

$7.99
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.

$44.99
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.

$13.99
House Flipper
Recommended May 20

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.

$19.99
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.

$9.99
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.

$14.99
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.

$29.99
Stonehearth
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.

$19.99
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.

$29.99
Terraria
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.

$9.99
Banished
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

$19.99
Starbound
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.

$14.99
FEZ
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.

$9.99
Subnautica
Recommended March 29, 2015

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

$24.99
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Recommended May 6

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.

$19.99
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.

$59.99
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.

$39.99