Meet 8 cute and peaceful games that promise to ‘warm your heart’

Cute and heartwarming games often warm the hearts of players through their emotional 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 remembering, however, that just because they’re relaxing doesn’t mean they don’t have challenges or sections with more tension. This is because most of the titles have complex stories, with moments of conflict and melancholy, but which, in general, bring positive experiences. So, see, below, eight quiet games to know.

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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, a rookie boatwoman tasked with finding lost souls and helping them reach the afterlife. During the game it is possible to pilot the huge boat of the protagonist and erect constructions that will be useful, from houses for passengers to gardens and places to create resources.

Deciding how to arrange the buildings on your boat adds a nice simulation element, but the bulk of the gameplay is about exploring islands across the ocean and helping the passengers with their last wishes before departure, through activities like fishing , cook and decorate their boats. 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 boat that takes 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 their childhood characters, both Disney and Pixar. The game places the players as the last hope of the enchanted valley of Dreamlight Valley which is conquered by a dark force called Forgetting (Oblivion).

Alongside characters such as Mickey, Goofy and Merlin (from the animation The sword was the law), it will be possible to complete missions and carry out activities such as fishing, sowing, cooking and taking care of the valley to clean it from evil thorny plants. The game is available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers at no additional cost on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.

Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life simulator like the others on the list, but with Disney and Pixar characters as a difference. — Photo: Play/Steam

3. Bugsnax – PS5, XBSX/S, PS4, XB, SW, PC

Half insect, half snack: these are the Bugsnax, mysterious creatures that defy common sense and are delicious. In the game, the player, who is part of a race called the Grumpus, is a reporter who must investigate the disappearance of an explorer named Elizabet Megafig, who claims to have discovered the ‘bugs’ on Snaktooth Island.

The first-person gameplay involves using various tools and traps to capture different types of Bugsnax, each with their own habits and biomes, and feed them to other Grumpus. The game is available for PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Bugsnax brings a curious adventure in which players try to catch small creatures that are part insect and part food — Photo: Playback/Steam

The LittleBigPlanet series has gained a new adventure, which leaves 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 villain Vex, who wants to dominate the world of Craftworld by forcing its inhabitants to build a devastating machine called the Topsy-Turver.

The stages of the game 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), perfect for playing with family and children. Additionally, the game is also available for PC via Steam.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure features a lightweight platform game with multiplayer support, perfect for family play — Photo: Playback/Steam

5. Outer Wilds – PS5, XBSX/S, PS4, XB, SW, PC

Relaxing but intriguing, Outer Wilds is a game that presents something less “pretty” and bets 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 cultures and try to figure out what’s going on. Something curious about the game is that the sun explodes every 22 minutes, turning into a supernova. In this way the player survives only thanks to a time loop, which keeps the information obtained as clues to unravel the mystery.

Outer Wilds offers a relaxing but also intriguing experience with a mystery that repeats every 22 minutes.

6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – SW

The classic life simulator series from Nintendo allows users to live a peaceful life on an isolated island. In it you can interact with other inhabitants, 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 for insects and digging up fossils. Such tasks are useful not only for the entertainment they provide, but also for earning 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 do 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 simulation experience. In the game, the player gives up the busy city life to take care of a farm bequeathed by his grandfather. In it, then, it is possible to weed the land, plant different vegetables, water them daily and collect them in exchange for money, used to buy better objects and more seeds. In addition, the game also offers the ability to interact with people in the city, by performing missions for them, making friends and even getting married.

Stardew Valley is a popular farming simulation game that offers a relaxing experience — Photo: Playback/Steam

8. Unpacking – 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 several stages, which represent years of a character’s life, and the objective is to make sure that all the objects found in the boxes find their place in the new home.

To do this, you’ll need to move them frequently, turn them around, and be creative with how you store each item, which can’t just be left in an inappropriate place. Throughout the levels, an underlying heartwarming story is 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 observation and interpretation skills of the player — Photo: Reproduction/Steam

With information from GameRant, Player, kotaku

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