Is there any games 10 dollars or less that I can play while relaxing and i can do while listening to music?

1 : Anonymous2021/03/19 23:37 ID: m8ubd7

Any recommendations would be appreciated, if its more than 10 dollars still let me know.

Edit: thank you to everyone who suggested a game! I will try my best to check them all out.

2 : Anonymous2021/03/20 00:08 ID: grjgcov

Stardew valley is $15 if you can swing a little more than $10. It's not my cup of tea but comes highly recommended as a relaxing game

ID: grjiq5b

Yeah Stardew and Farming Simulator are usually my two go to for something like this. Stardew has more of a story line, but Farming sim can be easier to just zone out and play.

ID: grmm15e

Is farming simulator like farmville but without having microtransactions pushed on you?

I'd love to play that type of game again but without being encouraged to input my credit card.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/19 23:53 ID: grjen8f

Rocket League is free and is a great game for listening to music while playing. The relaxing part might be debatable depending on how competitive you are.

ID: grjqjmp

Is it worth starting as a brand new player? I hated starting a multiplayer game where everyone just destroys you.

ID: grkijna

Yea, just play some matches with the AI offline and then try your hand online. Because it's free and cross platform, there's a massive player base with a huge variety in skill level. The game is ready to understand/ pick up, and it has a huge skill ceiling. So you never really master the game, you can only keep getting better and the matchmaking is pretty good at matching you with similarly skilled people.

ID: grk9rtt

I think it's worth it. They did a decent job with their ranking system, and usually you're playing against similarly skilled players. Your first 10 matches in each mode will be gauging your skill level so it might be an up and down start, but it should level out.

I'd recommend watching a few youtube videos that give pointers for beginners. Also, this might be something to do after you play for a bit, but adjusting your settings is huge. Find out what you like your sensitivity, camera height, etc. I would definitely recommend you turn off the camera shake option asap. Also, the user created training sessions are a great resource for figuring stuff out.

Edit: One more thing, I wish I would have done this when I first started, but remapping the Turbo button to LT or L2 is huge. Being able to boost and jump at the same time is critical later when you become a better player. I did not do this and I'm kicking myself for it because it's much harder to press X (jump) and O (turbo) at the same time compared to X and L2.

And while you're at it, you can also map Barrel roll left to L1 and Barrel roll right to R1. Again, this mainly effects your gameplay once you have the basics down, but in my opinion it will help you out so much to learn this stuff early on and have your muscle memory set.

ID: grklu56

Yeah, play with bots for an hour or so then play casual mode. After 5 or 6 games the game will figure out who to pair you with.

ID: grl63bk


I have been playing since beta, I am still garbage tier, I still love it

For some reason I can still have a blast in a solo queue. They really made that game work for all skill levels.

ID: grlnn8u

You'll play people at your level. Its the best game ever.

And its free

ID: grjjvdn

I actually do this, I've been playing for about 3 years and its just my go to game when I'm bored. I put on some music and jump into competitive and I can see my skill grow over the years as I relax.

ID: grjliy3

Rocket league is a great one to play while listening to music!

ID: grjom82

RL is my go to game for listening to podcasts and youtube videos when I don't feel like being fully immersed into a story game, and sometimes I even feel relaxed while playing (but not now, because I'm almost diamond 1 and Every. Goal. Counts.)

4 : Anonymous2021/03/20 05:19 ID: grkag3h

Just recently replayed Final Fantasy 15 because it was one of the PS collection games. Game is sorta' monotonous, but at the same point, doing side-quests and hunts made for great podcast listening time.

If FFXV isn't your style, maybe another openworld game in the collection? Arkham Knight, inFamous, and I would assume Days Gone (haven't played this one personally) probably make solid games. You could also look at dungeon crawlers.

And depending on how long you've been a PS Plus member and how regularly you claim games, you might have Rebel Galaxy in your collection already. That's a pretty chill Space Road Trucke

Combat game.

ID: grkxx52

Fighting a horde in Days Gone is def the opposite of chill. Fun game though!

ID: grlaku4

Also couldn't zone out with music on because you're listening for sound cues and music cues for when hordes are coming, or where zombies are.

5 : Anonymous2021/03/20 00:22 ID: grjhsst

Steep is a really chill game to play with some music on. Don’t know the price tho but it’s pretty old now.

We’re getting ABZU and the Witness for free in 5 days which I believe will be pretty relaxing as well.

Maybe check out Human fall flat

ID: grjo5z2

Abzu is chill but you finish it in a couple of hours.

ID: grkekaa

And also you wouldn't be listening to your own music as the score for Abzu is fantastic.

ID: grl7kwr

Careful when listening to music playing the witness... some puzzles require sound 😉

6 : Anonymous2021/03/20 00:38 ID: grjjlfz

The witness is a relaxing and beautiful casual puzzle game. I think it's free for a while starting next month.

ID: grjo1uy

Ain't nothing casual about these damn sun puzzles

ID: grkoblq

The witness is such a beautiful experience. I remember fondly all these afternoons when I made myself a cup of coffee and solved puzzles. I love puzzle games in general but games like Talos or Portal require you to move quickly at times. Witness? That's just pure relax.

ID: grl48cs

Witness will also be given away free soon as part of the Play at Home initiative

7 : Anonymous2021/03/20 03:41 ID: grk2aa7

Death stranding, you could probably pick it up used for <20. Also has a very relaxing soundtrack anyhow

ID: grlxjoi

The game has a lot of haters, but I liked everything about it.

ID: grksvtd

I picked it up for 23 from ps store with ps plus discount

Wasn’t for me though i hated the gameplay

ID: grl9yed

I thought everything about the game was amazing except for the gameplay. The characters, world building, all of the stuff about The Death Stranding and BTs was so amazing. The gameplay acted like a barrier infront of all of the cool stuff. It could have been a masterpiece if it hadn't just been a walking simulator.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/20 02:10 ID: grjte6y

Twin Breaker is a cool little arcade brick breaker. I think it’s $10

9 : Anonymous2021/03/20 00:09 ID: grjgefm

No Mans Sky is huge, chill, and even better when you fire up a Spotify playlist through the PS5. More than $10, but is frequently on sale.

ID: grjgj7n

Unfortunately it's $60.

ID: grjlacw

If you've got a disc version, I'm pretty sure you can find it dirt cheap used online.

ID: grjglkj

It was $29 recently! Sorry.

ID: grk3dhs

2nd that, even if it wasn't $10 it's still the ultimate game to kick back and listen to music too.

10 : Anonymous2021/03/19 23:44 ID: grjdqaj

Do you have ps plus

11 : Anonymous2021/03/20 07:32 ID: grkixzm

Is Subnautica free right now?

ID: grklup6

Soon, that was going to be my recommendation too.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/20 10:49 ID: grktu57

Minecraft isn't 10 dollars but I've never played something more relaxing. As far as you use the survival mode in peaceful it's joy to just build, collect and explore.

13 : Anonymous2021/03/19 23:45 ID: grjds05

Sims 4

14 : Anonymous2021/03/20 03:13 ID: grjzn2i

The Witness & Abzu are great for this and will be free soon.

15 : Anonymous2021/03/20 00:13 ID: grjgv9u

Metal gear solid phantom pain is like a few bucks

ID: grjyauz

I love that game, but I wouldn’t say it’s relaxing lol

ID: grl2ybu

Bloodborne is free with PS+

16 : Anonymous2021/03/20 03:54 ID: grk3h1d

Check Lumines Remaster for PS4. It is an amazing game that combines Tetris with music. As you progress and combines more blocks the music improves. You can get hooked easily.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/20 12:09 ID: grkyyh7

Genshin Impact, it's free, doesn't require PS+, it's not MP, generic enough that you don't need to read the story and can just fight if you want to, but also can play it "seriously" if you want to, also pretty nice visually

18 : Anonymous2021/03/20 09:12 ID: grkogkw

Slay The spire is my go to listening to music game. You have to learn it, but once you know it you can play for hours.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/20 13:38 ID: grl6d32

Streets of Rage 4 might be a few bucks over but it is great for that.

Any of the Lego games are chill AF

I do it with COD Multiplayer all the time

River City Girls

20 : Anonymous2021/03/20 14:32 ID: grlbpz3

Slay the spire, you can take your time as the game always waits for you to play a card and you can do pretty much anything while playing it.

21 : Anonymous2021/03/20 15:21 ID: grlh5wz

Cities skylines is pretty chill

22 : Anonymous2021/03/20 15:28 ID: grli06m

If you catch it on sale, Civ 6 is great for sinking hours into, is absolutely no stress and you don't need the sound on at all if you don't want it.

Normally costs a fair bit but I'm sure I got it for about £12 (so like $15??) on sale a month or so ago.


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