8 Calming Mobile Games to Play When You Want to Relax – MUO – MakeUseOf
If you want to chill out while enjoying a couple of games, this article has what you’re looking for.
Mobile games are full of adventure and excitement, but they can also be a fantastic way to unwind after you've had a long and stressful day.
Below are eight calming mobile games. All of them are easy to play, they don't have a lot at stake, and they're aesthetically pleasing.
The foundation of this adorable mobile game is simple. The cats prepare and cook soup, and you collect it! The premise of the game is not that basic, though; you can also get new recipes, dress your cats in different outfits, and play mini-games.
The illustrations are beautiful and unique, but it's a great mobile game to kill time while you watch the cats cook, play, and relax. Cats & Soup features several interesting cat breeds, such as the British Shorthair, Main Coon, and Ragdoll. So, cat moms and dads, you're going to obsess over this game!
Download: Cats & Soup for iOS | Android (free, in-app purchases available)
Snowboarding at high speeds down a never-ending hill while jumping over llamas, leaping across terrifying abysses, and escaping elders doesn't appear that relaxing. But the unrivaled gameplay, beautiful visuals, and interesting characters in Alto's Adventure triumph over those aspects.
Essentially, the point of this game is to take off on an endless downhill journey where you complete several goals and unlock different mountain dwellers. You can access a Zen mode in the game where you don't have to worry about any scores, obstacles, or challenges. Switch off, glide down the mountains, and enjoy the dazzling scenery. Plus, it is a mobile game that you can play offline!
Download: Alto's Adventure for iOS | Android (free, in-app purchases available)
Do you want to grow a gorgeous garden but lack a green thumb? Terrarium is a relaxing but fun mobile game where you grow your very own virtual terrarium. This basic idle game allows you to grow a variety of funky indoor pot plants like the Chinese money plant, weeping fig, maidenhair fern, and a pine bonsai.
As you progress, your plants grow and change—resulting in them producing more oxygen. More oxygen means you level up, unlock new plants, and add new shelves and decor. Even though Terrarium requires very little effort, you can have fun customizing your pots and using boosters like intensive watering, fertilizer, and repellent.
Download: Terrarium for iOS | Android (free, subscription and in-app purchases available)
Jigsaw Puzzles is the stress reliever that you need at the end of a hard workweek. Sit back, unwind, and waste a little time building a beautiful puzzle of your choice. Small, medium, or large, select the size and the number of pieces based on how you feel.
The wide range of different puzzles based on categories like animals, art, and nature is a nice addition to this game. It's an aspect that keeps things fresh and gives your concentration levels a bit of a challenge. Still, putting the pieces together isn't a difficult task, even if you're a novice at doing puzzles.
Download: Jigsaw Puzzles for iOS | Android (free, in-app purchases available)
Forest Island is a relaxing mobile game that focuses on building and restoring a magical island. The island is full of enchanting wild animals, like rabbits, foxes, bears, deer, wolves, turtles, and more. But you need to collect hearts and energy to upgrade your animals, as well as to invite more to come and live on your island.
One of the best features of the game is the relaxation mode. This mode allows you to visit areas of the island once they're fully restored, like the bear den or duck pond. From there you can relax and enjoy the gentle music and calming sounds of nature.
Download: Forest Island for iOS | Android (free, in-app purchases available)
There's something about sweet mobile cat games that boosts your mood and relieves stress. Dear My Cat is another idle game that is super simple to play but never becomes boring at any point.
The aim of the game is to create and decorate your own unique island for your cats; however, there's so much more to it. You can dress your cat friends in unique accessories as well as unlock other animals like a dog, whale, or raccoon. When you want to chill out, just watch the charming kitties go about their business and take part in their favorite daily activities.
Download: Dear My Cat for iOS | Android (free, subscription and in-app purchases available)
Zen Koi is a hypnotic mobile game with stunning graphics and tranquil background music. The objective of the game is also pretty clever; level up your koi fish by eating other smaller fish until it takes on the final dragon form.
Players can collect hundreds of different types of elegant koi fish. You can even find a partner and create other unique and rare breeds of fish. Zen Koi has a premise that is easy to understand, and all you have to do is tap the screen to play. Overall, the game is calming and slow—yet quite addictive.
Download: Zen Koi for iOS | Android (free, in-app purchases available)
These days, it's hard to merely sit back and relax. But, the mobile game, Tsuki's Odyssey, makes it easy to feel an overall sense of calm, just like a guided meditation session. Join sweet little rabbit, Tsuki, as he continues his adventures from the previous game: Tsuki Adventure.
The game has a lovely laid-back feel to it, and you'll feel fully engrossed in the storyline, lovely visuals, adorable characters, as well as all the little details. Apart from that, what do you truly do with this mobile game? You help Tsuki take part in fun activities, purchase items like furniture, and even farm carrots.
Download: Tsuki's Odyssey for iOS | Android (free, in-app purchases available)
Tech is sometimes a burden, especially your smartphone, which often ends up stressing you out more than relaxing you. But, you can successfully use your phone to get the relaxation you need.
When life is too much to handle, or you just want to play a game that isn't competitive in any way, turn to these eight mobile games. They feature everything you could ever want, from adorable cats to aesthetically pleasing landscapes.
Christine is a content creator with over five years of experience writing about tech as well as a ridiculously wide range of other topics. She is a proud home cook, plant mom, and self-proclaimed wine taster.