Video games can be a great way to relax and unwind after a stressful day of work. There’s always a wide variety of games available, so the likelihood of finding a game you can enjoy is pretty high. Whether you enjoy a fast-paced shooter like Call of Duty, a city builder such as Cities Skylines, or you love the sense of community that comes with an MMO such as World of Warcraft, there are plenty of games to choose from.

Genshin Impact

It’s really hard to get a feel for Genshin Impact from videos and gameplay trailers. At first glance it seems like a cheesy attention grabbing game with little behind it, but once you get into the game itself you quickly realize that it’s incredibly deep. Genshin Impact is an ever-expanding open-world adventure game that heavily incorporates elements of action role playing games as well.

You are free to explore a beautifully designed world with sprawling cities and a gripping storyline. You can follow the quest line as it takes you through the world and introduces you to new characters, some of which you can recruit to join your party. Or you can choose to explore the world and collect the different powers and resources spread throughout the land.

The game itself can be really calming and relaxing to play as you jump off high cliffs and glide around the world. However, the combat can be intense as you can utilize different combos and characters to deliver heavy damage to enemies and bosses.

Genshin Impact is completely free to play so if it seems interesting jump right in and try it out.

Genre

Genshin Impact is defined as an “open-world adventure game and an action role-playing game” meaning that it blends elements from both genres to create a fun and interesting game. The game takes place in an open world that you are free to explore, however it introduces RPG elements through the character development and levelling system. Each character has a unique set of skills and talents, and it’s up to you to build a party that compliments each other’s fighting abilities.

Multiplayer

The game incorporates some aspect of multiplayer through groups and coop play. This primarily takes place in dungeons, so the multiplayer isn’t very extensive as of right now. However the developer plans on adding more coop play and possibly PvP in later updates.

Gameplay

Genshin Impact combines RPG character development with an action/adventure combat system. Each character has distinct abilities and weapons they can use, and it’s up to the player to build effective combos and synchronization between the characters in their party. You will have to level up and equip your characters so they can reach their maximum effectiveness so this does add some grinding elements to the game.

World of Warcraft

There are very few gamers that haven’t heard of World of Warcraft, even if you aren’t a fan of MMORPGs you’ve probably heard of one of the most popular ones on the market. World of Warcraft (WoW) has been around since 2004 and has released 8 expansions so far. The game has grown from a measly two continents of content to adding several more continents, islands, worlds, and even alternate timelines.

Up until Shadowlands the older content was kind of a mess. The leveling process was a little wonky and it was a pretty difficult and time consuming activity. Thankfully with the release of the Shadowlands expansion, leveling and making your way through older content has been streamlined and made considerably easier. That means it’s a great time to jump into the game if you’ve been thinking about it.

As a massive MMORPG, WoW offers a wide variety of activities you can take part in. If you prefer battling against other players then you might enjoy the battlegrounds that pit large groups of players against each other, or the arenas that focus on battling groups as small as 2 people. If you prefer dungeons and PvE type activities then there are a ton of different dungeons and raids to take part in.

One of the best parts of World of Warcraft is the community around the game. Guilds provide an excellent way to meet people to group up and play with, and many friendships and relationships have been established through the game.

Genre

World of Warcraft is one of the largest and most successful Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing games. It provides a huge open world to explore along with custom characters you can level and equip however you choose.

Multiplayer

As the genre might hint at, this is an online game that puts you in a world filled with other players. However, there is a lot of exploring, questing, and other content that can be done by a solo player, so if you prefer to play by yourself then don’t worry. You don’t have to interact with other players to have a good time.

Gameplay

WoW allows you to create custom characters that you can level and gear up with unique equipment and weapons. It offers an array of classes and play styles so there is a wide variety of different ways to play the game. If you prefer to cast spells and deal damage then a Mage or Shaman might be a good choice. If you enjoy a stealthy, ambush-type class then a Rogue or Druid might be right up your alley.

World of Warcraft has a little something for everyone, which is probably why it’s one of the most popular MMOs of all time. You can dive in with a free trial that will let you get a taste of what the game has to offer before needing to buy the full game. It does require a monthly fee to continue playing, however it offers a way to purchase game time through the in-game currency as well.

Minecraft

While Minecraft has built somewhat of a reputation with a younger audience, it can be quite enjoyable at any age. This might be due to the fact that it seems fairly straightforward and easy to pick up. However that isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, if you are into modded gameplay then the game can get considerably complex and complicated based on the mods you choose.

The base game can be quite fun and throws you into a procedurally generated sandbox world that allows you to build or do pretty much whatever you want. However the game’s true potential comes out when additional mods or modpacks are added to the game.

Minecraft has an incredibly dedicated modding community that has built some incredible game-altering addons. This allows the game to provide an amazing variety of experiences, from a sandbox RPG type game, to a machine based game with automation and electricity. This wide array of gameplay can really provide you with a limitless amount of content to play with and explore.

Genre

Minecraft is a procedurally generated, open-world sandbox game. That means that the worlds you visit will never be the same and you can explore to your heart’s content. The world will continuously be generated with different biomes, buildings, NPCs, and more, so the content is pretty much limitless.

Multiplayer

Minecraft can be enjoyed on single player or with other people on servers. Solo play can be quite enjoyable as the procedurally generated worlds provide an endless amount of content to explore. Servers are a great way to play with friends or change up the gameplay entirely through mods and addons.

Gameplay

Minecraft’s gameplay can vary widely depending on what you prefer to do. The base game provides a large world for building and exploring, as well as an endless supply of enemies to attack and blow up your base. If you aren’t in the mood for dealing with enemies or collecting resources then you can play on Creative mode which gives you endless resources and lets you fly around to explore or build whatever your heart desires.

Mods and modpacks can change your gameplay completely by adding brand new items, blocks, enemies, buildings, and complex systems. Essentially the sky’s the limit when it comes to modding, so if you are looking for something specific then you can probably find it in a mod somewhere. The best part? Mods are free, so all you have to do is pay for the base game and you can enjoy the limitless amount of game-changing mods that provide a unique experience every time.

There are a ton of different games to choose from but these three can be a great start to help you relax and destress from the day. You can check out Steam or the Epic Game Store for loads of other games to choose from. There is bound to be something that catches your attention.