Published On: Fri, May 1st, 2020

New Study Ranks Animal Crossing: New Horizons As Most Relaxing Game, Surprising No One

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Incredible debt and financial vigour aside, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – and a whole series, in fact – is famous for being one of a many relaxing, stress-free games accessible opposite any platform. It should come as no surprise, then, that Nintendo’s latest blockbuster has been ranked as accurately that in a new study.

As partial of a new video diversion lockdown bucket time report, comparison site Uswitch has been crunching a information to find a many relaxing games on a market. To do that, it’s used 8 pivotal factors that were recently highlighted in a investigate that looked into a relaxing inlet of video games, giving any diversion a measure represented as a ‘chill factor’:

  1. Building
  2. Nature
  3. Growing
  4. Achievement
  5. Problem-solving
  6. Reflexes co-ordination
  7. Non-Threatening environment
  8. Co-player/social aspect

So, that games came out on top? Here’s a tip ten:


  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Console: Nintendo Switch – Chill Factor: 66/80
  2. The Sims 4 – Console: PC, PS4, Xbox – Chill Factor: 57/80
  3. Pokémon: Sword and Shield – Console: Nintendo Switch – Chill Factor: 56/80
  4. Yoshi’s Crafted World – Console: Nintendo Switch – Chill Factor: 55/80
  5. Slime Rancher – Console: PS4 – Chill Factor: 51/80
  6. Dreams – Console: PS4 – Chill Factor: 45/80
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild – Console: Nintendo Switch – Chill Factor: 44/80
  8. Firewatch – Console: PC, PS4, Xbox – Chill Factor: 42/80
  9. Valley – Console: Xbox. PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC – Chill Factor: 40/80
  10. Abzu – Console: PS4 – Chill Factor: 30/80

We’re not certain where all these studies have started entrance from recently, though in a past week, we’ve also had a news revelation us that Zelda: Breath of a Wild is one of a many stress-relieving games, as good as a relapse display that countries are best during personification that games.

Do we determine with a games listed above? What diversion do we find to be a many relaxing? Tell us in a comments below.

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