7 games to make you feel good

Looking to bring some joy into your life through video games? Look no further

The best feel good games are here to help you through tough times. Here are some of our favorite soul-soothing titles...

Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)

Kind Words sets out to make the world a better place through communication. There's no griefing, no trolls, just positivity and people helping each other with sentiments of peace.

Developer: Popcannibal
Platform(s): PC


Minecraft is much more than an adventure story full of monsters and survival. It's an opportunity for play, to create anything your heart and mind can conceive.

Developer: Mojang Studios
Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch


With no dialogue, each movement conveys emotion and the trust in which Yorda places in the titular character of Ico is just lovely. This is a one of a kind adventure. 

Developer: Team Ico
Platform(s): PS2, PS3, PS4, (via PS Now)


This is a game of utter beauty, one that dazzles through color, music and movement. The closest thing we can imagine to a video game version of a hug. 

Developer: thatgamecompany
Platform(s): PC, PS4, iOS

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

What would this list be without Animal Crossing? Tom Nook's getaway package offers a wonderful little slice of paradise on an island that you can make your own.

Developer: Nintendo
Platform(s): Switch

Stardew Valley

There's so much to discover and do in this wonderfully cheery farming sim. You can even kick back and play it with pals if you're looking to unwind with friends.

Developer: Concerned Ape
Platform(s): PC, PS4, Xbox One, Swtich, Android, iOS


Dreams gives players a whole world of other people's imaginations to roam through and when you're done, you can leave comments of encouragement. Talk about life-affirming. 

Developer: Media Molecule
Platform(s): PS4
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