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The Best Games to Relieve Stress

After a long day of work, school, or what have you, most likely you're ready to kick back, relax and play some games. But the question is, what game should you play to help you release your stress? Here are 9 games that are perfect for stress relief.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

Kirby's Epic Yarn

Kirby's Epic Yarn is a great game that can help you wind down after a long day. The light-hearted look and gameplay naturally gives players a comfortable and fuzzy feeling while guiding Kirby through this fabric and yarn infused world.

Flow

Flow

Flow is the very first game from the developers of Thatgamecompany, who are best known for the games Flower and Journey. In this game players take control of a worm-like creature in an calming aquatic environment accompanied by beautiful, lulling music. A great game to play before you go to bed.

Bejeweled

Bejeweled

While probably not the most relaxing game by nature, this highly addictive mobile game deserves a place on this list just for it's ability to make you forget about everything else around you. You will definitely forget all about your stressful day playing this game as you obsessively attempt to top your friends and your own high scores.

Guitar Hero/Rock Band

Guitar Hero/Rock Band

Don't know what it is, but there is just something cathartic about listening to some great music while strumming along and perfectly matching the song note for note. Maybe it's the way the game makes you feel like a rock star while playing it or maybe it's because it takes the idea of the air guitar and makes it better. All we know is that it just feels so good to rock on.

GTA V

GTA V

Grand Theft Auto probably isn't a game you'd typically associate with the word relaxing, but it actually works perfectly as a stress reliever, especially GTA V. As with any GTA game, GTA V allows players to do crazy and sometimes over the top things that are truly fun and melt away stress. What makes GTA V special however is the numerous calming casual activities you can participate in in all the scenic locations of the game.

Tetris

Tetris

We all know Tetris, just like Bejeweled, you can't help but forget all your worries while playing this addictive game. There is nothing more satisfying than perfectly piling up the tetraminos and then finally getting that I tetramino you need.

Flower

Flower

Flower is such a soothing game that there may as well be a picture of the game next to the definition of relaxing in the dictionary. Nothing relieves stress like controlling the wind and bringing back visually pleasing, vibrant color and life back to an otherwise bleak and lifeless field of grass and flowers.

LittleBigPlanet

LittleBigPlanet

Sack Boy has the power to relax even the most stressed out person. LittleBigPlanet focuses on imagination and encourages creativity which is exactly the kind of game one needs to forget about the drudgery of work and let out their bottled up creative juices. Really, how can anybody be tense after playing any of the LittleBigPlanet games?

Journey

Journey

It's almost impossible to play Journey and not walk away stress free. The simplistic gameplay coupled with the serene, artistic environments and the beautiful backdrops in the distance provide a calming effect that is second to none as far as video games are concerned.

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Can video games relieve stress?

Yes they can to an extent like playing a favorite video game or just some FPS game
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