Top 6 highly addictive casual games for every platform
Simple video games created for people to just have fun and de-stress are called casual games. They don't demand a lot of time and can be played anytime. Popular casual game genres include puzzle, adventure, word & trivia, card & board, and strategy games. We all know popular ones like Candy Crush and Angry Birds. Here are 6 other equally good games worth playing.
Playrix's Gardenscapes is one of the best casual games ever. It is a match-3 puzzle game that combines colorful artwork and an interesting storyline. It involves restoring a garden to its former glory with the help of Austin, the butler, and an adorable puppy. The single-player game is available for iOS and Android mobiles, PC and Mac, Nintendo 3DS, Facebook, and browser as well.
Alto's Odyssey, by Team Alto, is the sequel to the 2015 smash hit Alto's Adventure game. It is "an endless sandboarding journey" game that has a beautiful design, great soundtrack, art style, and impressive graphics. It is simple yet challenging; the main character Alto sandboards through a desert while moving up through levels by completing certain tasks. It is available for iOS and Android.
Broken Rules' "Old Man's Journey" is a "unique" adventure video game. It was released for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS last year; the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions came out this year. It is an award-winning game about nearing the end of life, love, loss, hope, and emotion. Players assume the role of an old man and solve puzzles to earn rewards.
Monument Valley 2 is another interesting puzzle game developed and published by Ustwo Games. The successor to 2014's Monument Valley is available for Android and iOS. The game with beautiful graphics and illusions and great soundtrack also won a few awards. It is about Ro, a mother, and her child; players need to guide the characters on their journey through mazes and illusionary pathways.
Mini Metro, developed by Dinosaur Polo Club, is a single-player puzzle-strategy video game available for Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, Linux, and Nintendo Switch. It is a very different simulator game that involves building an efficient subway rail network for a rapidly expanding city. Players have limited resources, but they have to design and redesign to add new routes and construct new subway stations.
Car racing is one of the most popular casual game genres and Slightly Mad Studios' Project CARS 2 is a game every car racing fan would love to play. The award-winning game, which supports virtual reality, is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It has different terrains for racing; one can play solo or compete against others in online multiplayer mode.