Cute and heartwarming games often warm the hearts of players through their heartwarming storytelling and relaxing gameplay. Among the titles that represent this style well are Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Spiritfarer, Stardew Valley and Outer Wilds. It’s worth mentioning though that just because they’re relaxed doesn’t mean they don’t have challenges or more intense sections. This is because most of the titles have complex stories, with moments of conflict and melancholy, which, however, generally bring positive experiences. So below, check out eight quiet games to learn.
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From Animal Crossing to Stardew Valley, check out 8 cute games that will “warm the heart” of any gamer — Photo: Playback/Nintendo Game Store
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1. Spiritfarer – PS4, XB, SW, And, iOS, PC
In this indie game, players follow in the footsteps of Stella, an ancient boatwoman tasked with finding lost souls and helping them pass into the afterlife. During the game, it is possible to pilot the protagonist’s huge ship and erect structures that will come in handy, from houses for passengers to gardens and places to generate resources.
Deciding how to arrange the buildings on your ship adds a nice simulation element, but most of the gameplay involves exploring islands across the ocean and helping passengers with their last wishes before they depart, through activities like fishing , cooking and decorating their vessels. bedrooms. The title is available for Android and iPhone (iOS) devices, but is exclusive to Netflix subscribers.
In Spiritfarer players will have to manage a ship that transports souls to the afterlife and take care of their last wishes — Photo: Playback/Steam
2. Disney Dreamlight Valley – PS5, XBSX/S, PS4, XB, SW, PC
There are many life simulators on the market, but Disney Dreamlight Valley offers a unique experience by allowing users to live with characters from their childhood, both from Disney and Pixar. The game places players as the last hope of the enchanted valley of Dreamlight Valley, occupied by a dark force called Forgetting (Oblivion).
Together with characters such as Mickey, Goofy and Merlin (from the cartoon The Sword was the Law), it will be possible to complete missions and perform activities such as fishing, planting, cooking and taking care of the valley to clean it of poo thorny plants. . The game is available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers at no extra cost on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One.
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life simulator like others on the list, but with Disney and Pixar characters as a differentiator — Photo: Reproduction/Steam
3. Bugsnax – PS5, XBSX/S, PS4, XB, SW, PC
Half bug, half snack: these are Bugsnax, mysterious little creatures that defy common sense and are delicious. In the game, the player, who is part of a tribe called the Grumpus, is a journalist who must investigate the disappearance of an explorer named Elizabet Megafig, who claims to have discovered “insects” on Snaktooth Island.
The first-person gameplay involves using various tools and traps to capture the different types of Bugsnax, each with their own habits and biome, and feed them to other Grumpus to eat. The game is available for PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Bugsnax brings a strange adventure in which players try to capture small creatures that are part insect and part food — Photo: Playback/Steam
The LittleBigPlanet series has gotten a new adventure, which puts aside the content creation part of the franchise to focus on multiplayer platform gameplay similar to Super Mario 3D World. In it, little Sackboy will have to face the evil Vex, who wants to dominate the world of Craftworld by forcing its inhabitants to build a machine of destruction called Topsy-Turver.
The game’s stages are extremely colorful and cheerful, with semi-open environments and multiplayer support for up to 4 people on PlayStation 5 (PS5) and PlayStation 4 (PS4), ideal for playing with family and children. Additionally, the game is also available for PC via Steam.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure features a lightweight platformer with multiplayer support, perfect for playing with the family — Photo: Playback/Steam
5. Outer Wilds – PS5, XBSX/S, PS4, XB, SW, PC
Relaxing yet exciting, Outer Wilds is a game that presents something less “cute” and focuses on the contemplation of the universe. In this first-person space adventure, players will explore various planets of an alien solar system as they explore what’s left of ancient civilizations and try to figure out what’s going on. Something weird about the game is that every 22 minutes the sun explodes and goes supernova. In this way, the player survives only thanks to a time loop, which preserves the information received as clues to unravel the mystery.
Outer Wilds offers a relaxing yet thrilling experience with a mystery that repeats every 22 minutes.
6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – SW
Nintendo’s classic series of life simulators allows users to live a quiet life on an isolated island. In it, you can interact with other residents, animals and even trade items. The game works with a time system that follows the real world, including commemorative days and seasons, with different types of content.
During the day, it is possible to carry out various activities such as fishing, hunting insects and digging for fossils. Such tasks are useful not only for the fun they provide, but also to earn money, which can be used to buy furniture, decorative items or pay off debts. If you want, you can also invite friends to visit your island in online multiplayer and perform group activities.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the quieter games on the list, designed for relaxing and having fun with friends — Photo: Playback/Nintendo Game Store
7. Stardew Valley – PS4, XB, SW, And, iOS, PC
Based on the old Harvest Moon farm simulator series, Stardew Valley offers you a smooth simulator experience. In the game, the player leaves the hectic city life to take care of a farm left as a legacy by his grandfather. In it, then, it is possible to weed the land, plant various vegetables, water them daily and collect them in exchange for money, which is used to buy better items and more seeds. In addition, the game also offers the option to interact with people in the city, performing missions for them, forming friendships and even getting married.
Stardew Valley is a popular farm simulator game that brings a relaxing experience — Photo: Playback/Steam
8. Unboxing – PS5, PS4, XB, SW, PC
Unpacking turns a rather boring real-life experience into a fun challenge: the act of unpacking after a move. The game is divided into different phases, which represent years of a character’s life, and the goal is to make sure that all the items in the boxes find their place in the new home.
To do this, you’ll need to move them around often, turn them over, and be creative in how you store each item, which can’t just be left in the wrong place. On all levels, there is an underlying moving story being told, which can be felt through the different objects and houses each year.
Unpacking is a puzzle game that tells a story that depends on the player’s powers of observation and interpretation — Photo: Reproduction/Steam
With information from GameRant, The Gamer, kotaku