Best Relaxing Mobile Games

Best Relaxing Mobile Games to Play in 2023

Playing a relaxing mobile game is the perfect way to chill out after a long day. Luckily, we have plenty of just such games to dive into in 2023 and unwind. In fact, this article will give you no less than the top 25 relaxing mobile games.

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Table of Contents:

  1. Cats & Soup
  2. Stardew Valley
  3. Cozy Grove
  4. Alto’s Odyssey
  5. Terrarium
  6. Desert Golfing
  7. Antimatter Dimensions
  8. Jigsaw Puzzles
  9. Cats Are Liquid
  10. Grand Mountain Adventure
  11. Forest Island
  12. Konami Pixel Puzzle Collection
  13. I Love Hue Too
  14. Dear My Cat
  15. Townscaper
  16. Minecraft
  17. Zen Koi
  18. Two Dots
  19. Monument Valley 2
  20. Tsuki’s Odyssey
  21. Candy Crush Saga
  22. My Oasis
  23. Energy
  24. Design Home: Dream Makeover
  25. Sky: Children of the Light

1. Cats & Soup

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If you want a perfect mix of relaxing and adorable, Cats & Soup is the game for you. Starting from a simple premise, the game also offers some depth if you want to dive into it.

You’ll begin by assigning cute cats to prepare soup and collecting the fruits of their labor. Then, you’ll progress into gathering new recipes and outfits for your furry soup chefs. On top of all that, there are various mini-games to keep you busy.

2. Stardew Valley

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Yes, Stardew Valley came out in the mid-2010s. And yes, the game is still relevant, engaging, fun, and relaxing.

More than a farming simulator, Stardew Valley lets you find your character’s true love, go on various adventures, and develop relationships with numerous characters. In other words, chances are you’ll find something entertaining and interesting to do whenever you launch the game.

Related: How to Download and Install Mods for Stardew Valley

3. Cozy Grove

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An island vacation in your pocket, Cozy Grove takes you to a relaxed, remote location that will immediately set up a very pleasant atmosphere.

The art is unique and beautiful, while the background music is among the best we’ve heard. Plus, the island is inhabited by bear friends who will give you various tasks to complete. Sadly for Android users, this game is currently available only for iOS.

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4. Alto’s Odyssey

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The sequel to the equally captivating Alto’s Adventure, Alto’s Odyssey continues in the same direction as the original, and that’s an excellent choice on the developer’s part.

The game allows you to explore stunning biomes while taking Alto on a journey of exploration. However, this time, the gameplay is even richer, with novel features like weather events and biome-specific physics. The result is a rewarding experience that you’ll want to revisit every day.

Related: How to Do a Wallride in Alto’s Odyssey

5. Terrarium

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Growing a real-life garden can be very relaxing – if you’ve got the time and skill to do it. With Terrarium, you can engage in this relaxing activity right from your phone or tablet.

The game focuses on growing indoor plants that you can tend to, but it also allows you to customize the plant pots to make your garden truly your own. Additionally, growing your plants produces more oxygen, which unlocks even more plants.

6. Desert Golfing

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Minimalism is one of the most popular visual styles in modern mobile games, and Desert Golfing knows how to do it right. The game takes place in a desert environment without end.

Unsurprisingly, as the name says, your objective is to – play golf. While the game may seem quite simple initially, it can present plenty of challenges once you reach a higher level. Luckily, Desert Golfing will stay calm and relaxing even then.

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7. Antimatter Dimensions

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A combination of a minimalist layout and idle gameplay, Antimatter Dimensions represents the ultimate relaxed experience. The gameplay consists of watching your antimatter, Infinity, and Eternity points grow.

You don’t have to do anything unless you want those numbers to go up faster. Then, you can spend the accumulated points to purchase upgrades. All this takes place on a calming background, which is sometimes all you need to chill out and take your mind off a busy day. Unfortunately, Apple users will have to find a different way to unwind since the game is only available for Android devices.

8. Jigsaw Puzzles

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There are few better ways to relax than solving a jigsaw puzzle. But if you don’t have a new puzzle available or the space to assemble it, Jigsaw Puzzles delivers the same experience from your phone.

The game features various puzzles with nature, art, and animal themes, to name a few. Best of all, it’s very intuitive, which means even complete beginners will feel comfortable solving the puzzles.

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9. Cats Are Liquid

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Besides the quirky but memorable title, Cats Are Liquid can surprise you with the depth of its gameplay. This 2D platformer presents you with imaginative mazes, and your goal is, of course, to escape.

The game’s art style is minimalistic but uses simple shapes and calming colors extremely well. More than escaping the mazes, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a simple but engaging storyline. All in all, Cats Are Liquid will be a breath of fresh air.

10. Grand Mountain Adventure

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If you think relaxing mobile games can only exist in 2D, low-poly environments, let us change your mind with Grand Mountain Adventure. You can deduce the game’s point from the very title.

The less obvious part of the game is that it’s a ski simulator. You can go down a gorgeous, expansive, snowy mountain and admire the landscape as much as the smooth gameplay. Better yet, in-game objectives are optional, so you can enjoy the scenery completely stress-free.

11. Forest Island

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Another game that tells you much about itself in the very title, Forest Island takes you to – surprise, surprise – an island filled with natural beauty. There, you can build up various areas and tend to the versatile wildlife.

You can collect in-game resources that allow you to upgrade and collect more animals, which is a wonderful prospect in itself. However, the truly relaxing part comes with the aptly named relaxation mode. In it, you can explore the restored island areas, enjoying the calming visuals and sounds.

12. Konami Pixel Puzzle Collection

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Konami Pixel Puzzle Collection is a relatively simple puzzle game. If you’re a Konami fan, you’ll get a treat of the developer’s familiar game characters, but if you’re not, the game will still represent a great way to chill out.

Every puzzle has the same setup: There’s a rectangular grid where every row and column is marked with a number. The numbers represent how many filled-in squares are in the given row/column, and that’s the basis of the puzzle. Once you solve it, you’ll be rewarded with a picture.

Related: Best Mobile RPG Games With Controller Support

13. I Love Hue Too

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It should come as no surprise that I Love Hue Too is a sequel to I Love Hue. But, while the first game dealt with colors, the second expands on the premise with geometric shapes.

You can mix and match colors and shapes to progress through levels in a relaxed fashion. And if you ever want more excitement, you can take on the optional challenges. However you choose to play, you’ll be guaranteed a relaxing and rewarding experience.

14. Dear My Cat

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Cat lovers may dream about a home filled with their favorite pets. But what if you could have an entire island of cats? That’s precisely what Dear My Cat gives you.

This is an idle game that allows you to create your own island and decorate it any way you see fit. Then, once the setting is just the way you want it, you can populate the island with cats. Better yet, there are numerous accessories to dress your pets, and other animals are unlockable through regular gameplay, too.

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15. Townscaper

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When you think of a game genre that would fit the description of “relaxing,” city management likely isn’t on the top of your list. However, Townscaper lets you manage a town or city in a much more laid-back fashion.

The game doesn’t throw at you the usual challenges of handling resources, expenses, and geography. Instead, you can build whatever you like and not worry if your city districts aren’t perfectly connected with roads, pipelines, and the electrical grid.

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16. Minecraft

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Minecraft needs no introduction, even for the most casual gamers. It’s the same old classic of gathering resources and building whatever you want in the game’s infinite landscape.

The common game mode is Survival, which includes specific features like enemy mobs. Yet, this mode is less stressful than it sounds and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the world. And if you want to chill out completely, you can always play in Creative mode, where you get all the freedom with no stress.

Related: Best Food to Use to Breed Villagers in Minecraft

17. Zen Koi 2

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Koi fish have their place in relaxing gardens for a reason. Watching them swim around can take you away on a meditative journey of tranquillity. You’ve probably guessed that Zen Koi 2 is about the same thing.

The game puts you in charge of a koi fish, but you’re not limited to one specimen. Instead, there are tons of different fish to collect, and you can pair your koi with another one to get unique offspring. On top of this, the game is gorgeous both in terms of sound and visuals.

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18. Two Dots

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With a simple premise and streamlined UI, Two Dots is the epitome of a relaxing mobile game. There are no timers, challenges, or pressure – all you need to do is connect the dots.

Draw the line connecting two or more dots of the same color, and they’ll disappear from the grid. New dots will take their place automatically, and the game will carry on. During that time, you’ll be looking at soft colors that won’t tire out your eyes. Even better, you’ll be able to put away and pick up the game whenever you wish without worrying about in-game progress.

19. Monument Valley 2

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When Monument Valley came out, it was a groundbreaking moment for mobile puzzle games. As its spiritual and actual successor, Monument Valley 2 continues on the same path.

This game has a streamlined yet surrealist graphic style accompanied by beautiful music. Combined with the relaxed gameplay (no time limitations or score to track), the complete atmosphere will mesmerize you and make hours pass in the blink of an eye.

20. Tsuki’s Odyssey

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Following the same naming convention from Alto games, Tsuki’s Odyssey is a sequel to Tsuki’s Adventure. However, rather than following a human, this game places you in the “shoes” of an adorable rabbit.

The visual style of the game is unique and immediately endearing. More than the style itself, you’ll enjoy lovable character models and carefully placed details. You’ll see all this and more while you indulge in various activities and gain new items for your in-game home.

Related: Tsuki Adventure Guide

21. Candy Crush Saga

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Candy Crush Saga is one of those names you couldn’t avoid even if you tried to. At one point, the game seemed to be everywhere, and its popularity was for a good reason.

The legendary match-three game isn’t as relaxed as some other entries on our list. It features flashy colors and takes you through levels with specific set goals. However, Candy Crush Saga is far from stressful. The game offers hours of everyday fun and is a perfect way to unwind, whether you’re relaxing at the end of the day or just taking a break.

Related: How to Get Unlimited Lives in Candy Crush

22. My Oasis

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As an idle island builder, My Oasis was designed for relaxation. It’s a game that allows you to create your ideal oasis from an initially blank island.

The game has numerous items to place as you see fit and play around with. For instance, you can add animals, plants, and natural landmarks. While you’re doing that, you can enjoy the relaxed background music for a complete experience.

Related: Best Idle Games for iOS and Android

23. Energy

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Built to provide the ultimate visual appeal while promoting calmness, Energy is a supremely aesthetic chill game. As you play it, you’ll be taken in by the soft colors from your screen and the easy-going gameplay.

You play Energy by tapping loops to rotate them into the right position to complete the circuit. Once you achieve that, you’ll be rewarded by the circuit being illuminated in a very pleasing way. This gameplay mechanic extends to countless levels, giving you more than enough time to relax.

24. Home Design Makeover

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Home design can be a rewarding and relaxing activity, but, naturally, you don’t get the chance to practice it much in real life. That’s where Design Home: Dream Makeover comes in.

The game consists of decorating your in-game home with various furniture pieces, enjoying complete freedom in design choice. If you’re up for some challenges, you can also earn more furniture. Better yet, you can share your designs with other players and vote on their creations.

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25. Sky: Children of the Light

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If you value mobile games by aesthetics, Sky: Children of the Light will represent the ultimate satisfaction. Besides looking stunning, the game is also supremely relaxed.

This is a slow-paced exploration game with plenty of puzzles to solve and landscapes to gawk at. As you explore, you’ll also witness the story unravel. Throughout the entire experience, you’ll also be able to enjoy the mild music, making for the ultimate chill-out time.

Related: Best Games With High-Quality Graphics for iOS and Android


These would be our recommended relaxing mobile games. If you want to learn about more great mobile game titles, keep an eye on our future recommendations.

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Best Relaxing Mobile Games to Play in 2023

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