The Best Relaxing Games for Xbox Series X

Update : Flock added at rank #8.
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Powerwash Simulator (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

Step into the world of PowerWash Simulator, a stress-free game where you build your own power-washing business. Strip dirt from various surfaces, unlock new tools, and enjoy the therapeutic art of power-washing. With a variety of modes, captivating graphics, and engaging story, this game is sure to wash away your worries.


What we like:
  • Satisfying sense of progression and accomplishment
  • Unique concept in the simulation genre
  • Engaging story adding depth to gameplay
  • Therapeutic and relaxing experience
  • Variety of modes and well-designed levels
What could be improved:
  • Gameplay can become repetitive over time
  • Co-op progress only counts for host player
  • Limited exploration opportunities

  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • cooperative
  • first-person
  • casual
  • wholesome
  • free-play
  • funny
  • online
  • immersive
  • controller-support
  • shooter

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Cloud Gardens (2020)

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Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Xbox One Mac OS PC Windows

A chill game about using plants to overgrow abandoned wasteland dioramas


  • sandbox
  • relaxing
  • post-apocalyptic
  • nature
  • puzzle
  • meditative
  • experimental
  • procedural
  • simulation
  • atmospheric
  • building
  • challenge-less
  • goal-free

3

Cozy Grove (2021)

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Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 IOS iPhone Mac OS PC Windows

Cozy Grove offers a charming, narrative-driven island-style setting game where you play as a Spirit Scout who helps ghosts trapped on an island. With a range of activities such as fishing, crafting, and collecting resources, this game has an unexpected depth with ghost bear characters having their narratives ranging from comedic to bittersweet and impactful.


What we like:
  • Adorable cast of characters
  • Beautiful hand-drawn visuals
  • Charming soundtrack
  • Deep layer of complex themes
  • Available on multiple platforms
What could be improved:
  • Lack of cross-save functionality
  • Smaller scale compared to Animal Crossing
  • Limited storage
  • Time-limited quests
  • Limited play each day

  • relaxing
  • crafting
  • hand-drawn
  • life-sim
  • simulation
  • inventory
  • cute
  • real-time
  • cozy
  • narrative
  • collectathon
  • isometric
  • story
  • resource
  • difficult

4

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (2023)

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Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Playstation 4 Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Mac OS Nintendo Switch

Step into the shoes of a barista in Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. Brew warm drinks, serve quirky fantasy characters, and explore their stories in a chill coffee shop ambiance. Create latte-art masterpieces, influence hearts, and immerse yourself in the alternate present-day Seattle. A must-play for those seeking a warm, relaxing gaming experience with thoughtful conversations and lo-fi beats.


What we like:
  • Engaging story
  • Relaxing gameplay
  • Beautiful pixel art
  • Excellent character development
  • Soothing soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • Tedious skip function

  • visual-novel
  • relaxing
  • narrative
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • lgbtq
  • fiction
  • vampire
  • interactive
  • simulation
  • story
  • emotional
  • choices
  • alternate
  • drama

5

Railbound (2022)

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Mac OS PC Windows Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X

Embark on a charming journey with two adorable dogs in Railbound, a clever puzzle game that will challenge and reward you. Connect railways, guide carriages, and avoid crashes in over 240 levels. Enjoy the soothing visuals and music as you solve puzzles and unravel a heartwarming story.


What we like:
  • Perfect difficulty curve
  • Over 240 challenging levels
  • Wholesome and adorable presentation
  • Free updates with additional levels
  • Smooth and satisfying puzzle mechanics
What could be improved:
  • Limited options in certain levels
  • Over-reliance on trial and error
  • Puzzles can get overly convoluted towards the end

  • wholesome
  • puzzle
  • trains
  • track-bending
  • transportation
  • relaxing
  • resource-management
  • comic
  • logic
  • building
  • narration
  • management
  • isometric
  • colourful
  • cartoony

6

Wilmot's Warehouse (2019)

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IOS iPhone Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Mac OS PC Windows

Wilmot's Warehouse is a puzzle game about keeping a warehouse running in tip-top shape. Just remember where you put everything, because when the service hatch opens, you'll need to find the things people want quickly, in order to earn the coveted Performance Stars.


  • puzzle
  • relaxing
  • cooperative
  • casual
  • tongue-in-cheek
  • maker
  • square
  • simulation
  • management
  • zen
  • satire
  • inventory
  • adventure

7

House Flipper 2 (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 Xbox Series X Android Xbox One

It's time to dust off your hammer - House Flipper is back in a brand-new fashion! Buy and renovate run-down houses! Or maybe you want to build new ones? Now you can! Start as a rookie Flipper and make a fortune by helping out the community of the charming town of Pinnacove.


  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • sandbox
  • illustration
  • design
  • building
  • destruction
  • immersive
  • first-person
  • education
  • base-building
  • real-life

8

Flock (2024)

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PC Windows Xbox 360 Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Flock is a multiplayer co-op game about the joy of flight and collecting adorable flying creatures with your friends. Soar through beautiful landscapes, seeking out rare and elusive creatures to add to your flock.

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  • flight
  • discovery
  • cooperative
  • collector
  • creature
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • cute
  • controller-support
  • exploration
  • multiplayer
  • open-world
  • sandbox
  • local
  • adventure

9

Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator (2024)

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PC Windows Xbox One Playstation 4 Playstation 5 j Xbox Series X Nintendo Switch

Garden Life is a relaxing gardening game in which you create your dream garden in a peaceful, colourful world. Plant and add ornaments at your own pace, transforming an overgrown forgotten plot into a flourishing community garden.


  • simulation
  • relaxing
  • cozy
  • sandbox
  • farming
  • nature
  • grid
  • cute
  • family-friendly
  • cultivation
  • colourful
  • 3d
  • watercolour
  • stylized
  • agriculture

10

Freshly Frosted (2022)

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Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4

Place conveyor belts to solve puzzles in the world's most adorable donut factory!


  • puzzle
  • relaxing
  • automation
  • colourful
  • cute
  • puzzley
  • narration
  • top-down
  • logic
  • cooking
  • programming
  • challenging
  • stylized
  • building
  • asmr

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