Top 25 best relaxing games for Android phones and tablets
Sometimes you just want to chill out with a gaming session and the best relaxing games for Android can certainly help
After a long day, some people just want to unwind and get into a game that will take their brain somewhere else. Something that’s not so intense, has no way for you to really die and that you can just zone out to. Relaxing games for Android come in so many genres, graphic styles and lengths to each one. One person’s relaxing puzzle game might be another person’s most frustrating experience, but this list of the top 25 relaxing games for Android has something for everyone.
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From Prune through to Ruya, read on to find out the best Android relaxing games which you can play right now.Original list by Jupiter Hadley, updated by Pocket Gamer Staff.
Stardew Valley is a lovely farming simulator where you can just go through the seasons, farming, fishing and interacting with the town. There are seasonal events for you to play at, you can give gifts and get married, and even find out some hidden features and interactions within it.
And if a more action-packed approach is what you're seeking, there are also monsters that can be found inside the mines, but that's not part of our Android relaxing games theme here. With the 1.5 update, the beach was also added, which means even more content and crops to be had! It's a brilliant title, and no better fitting title than this one to kick off our list. Just read our Stardew Valley review - it's going to tell you everything that you need to hear (or in this case, read).Download Stardew Valley
Monument Valley 2
Monument Valley 2 is a puzzle game that follows a mother and her child, exploring amazing structures and buildings, bending reality as they walk up walls and move structures. There is a bit of a challenge to Monument Valley 2, but the beautiful music and graphics will keep you relaxed as you attempt to solve them.
Also, did you know that our Monument Valley 2 review is one of the very few titles to take a full 5 stars? It's just THAT good. Make sure to check it out for yourself.Download Monument Valley 2
If you are looking for short bursts of relaxation, Desertopia is an idler where you are looking to turn a small, run-down island into something far nicer. Each day you can log in for a few moments to clean up trash and make decisions for the island, changing how the world grows and adapts to your decisions.
The graphics are another adorable element to DESERTOPIA, adding up to the layers of relaxation you get from playing it. It's one of the most relaxing games for Android ever created - definitely a winner in our book.Download DESERTOPIA
Miya's Everyday Joy of Cooking
Miya’s Everyday Joy of Cooking is not only relaxing but it is also a heartwarming tale, where Miya plays little matching games to cook food for herself and her little cat, Nacho. They dance after each meal too.
You can decorate your room between cooking and read all about Miya’s day between the different meals. It's heartwarming entertainment, that will most likely feel at home on the device of anyone looking for a high-quality Android relaxing game.Download Miya's Everyday Joy of Cooking
Kami 2 is a puzzle game that works a lot like paper folding, covering the screen with all of one colour by folding paper again and again. It is really satisfying, watching the paper unfold and consume more of the same colour, slowly taking away the design and creating an entire screen of the last colour that you have become.
It's a unique title that feels good, plays exceptionally well, and will feel amazing after a day of work. Just read our KAMI 2 review!Download KAMI 2
Grand Mountain Adventure
Grand Mountain Adventure is another relaxing Android game. This game is a sports skiing and snowboarding simulator with a large number of ski resorts and various difficult tracks. You can explore the beautiful snowy world and compete with each other by completing many tasks. And players can throw snowballs at each other and even push them off the track.Download Grand Mountain Adventure
Cessabit does define itself as a “stress relief game” and it is, in a lot of senses. It’s a puzzler that shows you a screen with a hand-drawn picture and a title, asking you a question that you need to solve by interacting with the picture.
There are hints to be found if you tap around enough, and once you have solved it, you’ll go onto the next picture. Cessabit is just lovely. If you want a wholesome and relaxing experience, it's well worth the purchase.Download Cessabit
Hidden Through Time
An adorable hidden object game, Hidden Through Time shows you a scene with a few different pictures that you need to find at the bottom. You can click these pictures for a hint, as well as interact with the world to open up new areas and see more of what is going on.
There are subtle animations, bringing it to life as you explore a bunch of microworlds. While we don't have a dedicated review, our App Army friends have left us their honest opinions about Hidden Through Time - make sure to check it out!Download Hidden Through Time
OCO is a simplistic, one-touch platformer that feels wonderful to play through. As you automatically move around the stage, you can tap to jump, grabbing small cubes. A tail follows you, showing your movement as you make your way through the level.
There are often a bunch of different things within the world that can auto jump you or change your gravity. If you're not sure how it plays out, make sure to read our OCO review - it'll give you all the insight you need on deciding whether or not this rhythm platformer is for you.Download OCO
I Love Hue Too
Another puzzle game with color, I Love Hue Too shows you a trippy puzzle full of colorful shapes and tasks you with moving around these shapes so that the hues are completed. The pieces of each puzzle do stay within their own shape, but they can rotate (by placing them in a new spot), which brings on a bit of challenge.
The puzzles do look lovely, scrambled or not! And while I Love Hue Too is not your typical relaxing puzzler (but rather, an oddly satisfying one that you might not want to clear out right away) it's definitely a top contender for one of the most relaxing games for Android in 2022.Download I Love Hue Too
Tap Tap Fish - Abyssrium Pole
Starting off with a small bit of ice in the middle of the cold water, Tap Tap Fish - Abyssrium Pole is an idle tapping recreation where you can slowly grow your world, adding animals to your iceberg and really filling up the water around you. Tap Tap Fish is fun to watch and dip back into, as your world changes and grows around you.
It's a great sense of accomplishment to see the world grow, knowing that you have an effect on everything that's happening. A truly relaxing and healing game, down to its very core. Make sure to give it a try - it's completely free.Download Tap Tap Fish - Abyssrium Pole
If you find growing plants relaxing, but don’t really have time to actually grow plants (or don’t want to deal with them dying) Viridi might be worth checking out. You essentially get a world where you can plant bulbs, water them and watch them grow. You can even purchase little animals and small bits of scenery to add to your own world.
Viridi is pretty good, but if you don't have a virtual green thumb, you might want to look for something else that's more... up your alley. Or simply read our Viridi review if you want to learn more about it.Download Viridi
A lot of people find Alto’s Adventure relaxing, and it's easy to see where they're coming from. It’s got a lovely looking world where you snowboard, using one touch controls to jump and flip in the air as you go. Alto's Adventure is simple and making a good distance can be achieved after playing a few rounds, as long as you avoid anything in your path that might knock you off.
It's a straightforward title, that has you running... straight forward (I guess?) and if you want to know whether or not it's for you, make sure you read our Alto's Adventure review.Download Alto's Adventure
After inheriting a carrot farm in a small village, Tsuki has moved away to the countryside to enjoy a simpler life. Tsuki Adventure is a story-based game with cute animals where you can fish, read books, eat ramen, farm, and much more in a slow-paced, adorable world well worth checking out.
It's one of the most relaxing games for Android of all time, hands down. And if you haven't heard of it yet, you better check it out ASAP, because it's one of those titles that will stay with you for a very long time. Tried and tested.Download Tsuki Adventure
Ruya is a meaningful experience where you are connecting small characters, following the pattern displayed, while learning more about the person you are playing as. It’s meant to be relaxing and does fit the bill, as not only the game’s graphics are resting but so is the music that goes along with it.
Discovering little bits of the story really adds so much to Ruya. Just take a look at our Ruya review - you'll understand exactly what we're talking about.Download Ruya
Zen Koi 2
Zen Koi 2 is a very relaxing, casual title where you just move your beautiful koi fish around, eating smaller fish so that it can grow up and be larger. Essentially, it's the sequel of Zen Koi, which is an equally relaxing game for Android.
And if you know from the former, once your fish is big enough, you can breed your koi with another koi fish in the pond to make a new koi to swim around and enjoy. The sound is also super relaxing, with little wave noises to complement it. Make sure to check it out!Download Zen Koi 2
There is something relaxing about throwing objects into the fire and watching them burn. Little Inferno is a puzzle game where you are able to purchase and then burn various items inside your fireplace, keeping yourself warm and cozy. The story itself has some concerning aspects, but as long as you stick to burning, you should have a good time.
To tell you the truth, if you've had a rough day at work or school, coming back to Little Inferno is quite... something. Read our Little Inferno review to get a better idea on how it works and...
... let.it.burnnn!Download Little Inferno
Prune is another plant grower - this time adding a bit of puzzling into the mix. You basically just need to cut branches and cultivate trees - each cut of the branch allows the tree to grow further, getting closer to the light and to blooming new flowers. It’s a great little gem with quite a few levels for you to prune your way through.
You can't often say that a mobile game could be considered art, unless we're talking about Prune, of course. This stunning mobile masterpiece is an absolute ode to perfection, and if you haven't checked it out yet, you need to do so asap. Oh, but make sure to read our Prune review first.Download Prune
Zenge is built to be a relaxing experience, void of points, ratings, tutorials, and move counters. It’s simply a puzzler that tells the story of Eon, a lonely man who’s stuck between the worlds and time. You’ll just be sliding shapes into place, making an entire scene which then lights up, moving you to the next.
It's got a simple concept, and that usually means one thing, and one thing only - it's going to be pretty good. The result? It is a darn good and relaxing experience.Download Zenge
Dear My Cat
Dear My Cat probably has the highest average rating of all Android relaxing games that we have encountered so far. At the start, you'll create your own island and populate it with cats afterward. The developer has added the dogs, whales, and raccoons too, so you can unlock them later on.
You can play this one at your own pace, there is no stress involved whatsoever, and if you ever get tired of the regular clicking and puzzle-solving, you can just sit back and watch your cats enjoy their daily activities in their small piece of cat heaven that you have created.Download Golf Peaks
G30 - A Memory Maze
G30 is a very unique type of puzzler, where you are trying to put together both an image and a bit of text, creating a story as you go along. The different pieces of the puzzle are neon in color, as are some of the words in the text, all displayed on a black background.
The story is something else too. It's one worth following, and it will captivate you without much effort. While it might not sound like much, G30 is a highly underrated title that also makes for a top relaxing pick.Download G30 - A Memory Maze
Blue, part of the series of color-named games from Bart Bonte, is a puzzler with no tutorial or instructions - instead a bunch of unique puzzles all around turning the screen blue and keeping it that way. Most of these puzzles can be figured out quite easily, though Blue does get challenging (and there is a hint system!)
Oh, and if blue is not your colour, there's also a Pink, Green, Yellow and Black you could check out! They're all equally great.Download Blue
Shadowmatic sees you rotating different abstract objects that have a light shining on them, casting a shadow onto the wall. You’ll need to create an image to move onto the next level. With branching levels, meaning if one is too challenging you can go onto a new path of levels, you’ll not get too frustrated with this puzzler.
We've really taken a liking to Shadowmatic, and if you want to find out why, make sure to read our Shadowmatic review. It's an all-time top pick when you want a truly relaxing game for Android.Download Shadowmatic
Vignettes is a colorful, toy-like game where you can move around objects and see what form they take on with your twists. There are tons of different secrets to collect and ways to rotate the objects into something new. There isn’t an end goal or anything, it’s up to you to decide when you’ve discovered enough.
We especially love the colourful approach, which is more than just simple eye candy. It matches the Vignettes perfectly, making it one of the unexpected picks to land a spot on our list.Download Vignettes
KleptoCats is all about cats that steal stuff, bringing them back to you. You can decorate rooms and play with the little cats that you have stealing for you, as well as feed them and collect more thieving kitties - it’s just a very adorable title to dip in and out of between long and stressful days.
If you are mesmerized by the fluffy stealth quadrupeds, you're going to love KleptoCats 2. There is so much more than meets the eye, providing that purrfect relaxing atmosphere you need. The ideal title to wrap up our list of best relaxing games for Android.Download KleptoCats 2