“Top 5 Video Games to Play When You’re Stressed”

Hiya everyone, Noreen here with a brand new segment- Top 5’s. This week’s Top 5 is going to be on the Top 5 Video Games To Play When You’re Stressed. DISCLAIMER: Please note this list is purely based on my opinion, and does not represent the opinions of anyone else on UzerFriendly.

 

Number 5: Saints Row 4

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Unlike its violent brother Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row is a much more whimsical and interesting series- especially Saints Row 4. It’s campaign is fun, crazy, and plain hilarious. It has its serious moments but more often than not you are running around causing mayhem. Not only is the campaign fun, but the characters are incredibly interesting and you really grow to love them (Johnny Gat anyone?). I like to think of Saints Row 4 as being one of the most fun inducing games out there. Whether your destroying virtual Steelport or just using your superpowers to fly around while listening to the in-game radio you will definitely have your stress lifted away.

Interested in playing? Snag a copy here.

250px-Mortal_Kombat_boxartNumber 4: Mortal Kombat

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One of the most violent fighting games out there, it definitely has the ability to take away any stress. Its smooth controls and excellent combat system makes for a great fighting game. You can play as an ice ninja, a pretty girl with the mouth of a demon, or even as a cop…actually I don’t think anyone is ever the cop. Anyways, when your stressed you want to get it out. Have you ever wanted to punch a wall when your stressed or angry? I bet you have. Is that a bad idea? Yes it is. So instead of punching a wall or worse, just play some Mortal Kombat and destroy Shao Khan over and over again.

Interested in playing? Snag a copy here.

 

 

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Number 3: Pokemon

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Pokémon– a game where you capture and train cute monsters, and battle others. A liner path, but a calm and fun one. With 718 Pokémon officially known, you could try and catch them all, breed for hours trying to get a shiny, challenge the Elite Four, or just explore the new Kalos region. Maybe even start the game from the beginning and enjoy the feeling of starting a Pokémon journey. As a kid the only thing I would ever think about was going home from school and playing Pokémon. Whether your playing the original Red or Blue, or the newest installments in the series- X and Y– I am sure that any shred of stress you had will be gone the second you catch your first Pokémon.

Interested in playing? Snag a copy here.

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Number 2: Animal Crossing New Leaf

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Have you ever wanted to just catch bugs, fish, dig up fossils, garden, and talk to life size animals? If so Animal Crossing is the game for you. A relaxing game where all you do is live a happy life with animals. In New Leaf however, you are the mayor. I like to think this installment provides you with the most fun. You pick everything that goes on in your town. Do you want a bench? You got it! Need another bridge? You got that too. Every store you earn and each friend you make will give you a small, but sweet smile. Basically, the more you play the more fun the game gets. No matter what though, Animal Crossing is such a relaxing game, you can’t help but become as relaxed as it is.

Interested in playing? Snag a copy here.

 

250px-KatamariDamacyboxNumber 1: Katamari Damacy

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In Katamari Damacy you are the Prince of All Cosmos and your father has just sucked up all of the stars, moons, and planets in the universe- and of course it’s your job to fix it. In this game all you have to do is roll up every day objects to super catchy music. If not the concept and art, the music will get you happy and dancing almost immediately. For Gods sake you eventually roll up buildings, and even planets! Isn’t that just awesome? Also, you get extremely focused with the game that hours will go by and you won’t even notice. If you can’t notice time passing then how will you even remember what problems you had? Katamari Damacy is the best game to play when you’re stressed- I promise.

Interested in playing? Snag a copy here.

 

 

Feeling unstressed already? Or maybe you have a different list of games you play when you’re stressed? Tell me down in the comments section. Thanks for reading!