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Like many of you, I like to relax and unwind by playing a non-stressful video game.
What do I mean by that? Well, I am referring to games that are not all that competitive, or a game that is easy to play and I know will give me a good time.
But this isn’t always that easy to do; many games are geared towards sucking you in and making you want to play for hours when all you want is a cool half-hour or so of enjoyment.
To help with this, I’ve come up with some games that, while not always easy, have given me a chance to just sit back and have fun and not worry about playing on my A-game.
First on this list is a cute little retro-style arcade shooter called LUFTRAUSERES, developed by Vlambeer. It’s a fun little flying game that provided me with hours of fun simply shooting down enemy aircraft and seeing how long I could stay alive.
Not into arcade games? That’s fine! How about a first-person shooter/tower defense game? You heard me, I’m talking about the Sanctum series.
Your job is to lay down defensive barriers and weapons systems to fight back the invading horde of baddies, you get multiple classes to choose from and even more guns and turrets to choose from. With a friend or even by yourself, you quickly get sucked into the fun gameplay and art stylings.
More of a top down gamer? Well there’s always Forced, an indie game that got started via Kickstarter and is a ton of fun. Very unique gameplay and a style all its own give this hack and slasher an atmosphere that sets it apart from others in this genre.
You choose from four classes and unlock new abilities to augment each class. Lots of puzzles and exciting combat made this one a favorite co-op game to play with my friends.
With so many simple-to-learn and fun games, you never need to be frustrated in a high octane shooter or complicated real-time-strategy for too long.
Each of these games are less than $15, and all are available on Steam.
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