Have you been a fan of rhythm games like Osu, Project Sekai, and the like? Looking for something a little less stressful than that? How about a rhythm game with a story as well? Here are three relaxing music and rhythm games to help you relax.
One Hand Clapping
I wanted to start off with this since this is the only game that isn’t about rhythm but rather tone and voice. One Hand Clapping is a unique 2D platformer where you control the environment with your voice. So many creators have given their shot at One Hand Clapping like Pokimane, 39Daph, and a large number of VTubers. This relaxing (or maybe not for non-singers) game is available on PC, console, and mobile.
True to its name, I’ve seen Alban Knox fall asleep to this game during a stream. That and the developers are called Half Asleep Games. Melatonin is a rhythm game that mixes visual and auditory skills to go through harmonic dreams. The game merges both dreams and reality to move the story further as the main character goes through each level. Something I would like to definitely mention about this game is the amazing art, aesthetic, and color scheme of it all. It really does make you feel relaxed. Melatonin is available for both PC and Switch.
Crypt of the NecroDancer
Now this one I’m not entirely sure if it will fit under your relaxing radar but it sure as heck is definitely a game for your ears. Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award-winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game wherein you move to the beat inside a dungeon of monsters. Groove to the epic soundtrack from Danny Baranowsky or select songs from your own music collection. Attacks and movements are based on your inputs to the beat, so be careful how much you vibe to this game. This game is also available on PC, console, and mobile.
So what’s your favorite out of these “relaxing” music games? They are as fun as they are hard to play. I hope we see much more story-driven rhythm and music games in the future.
Photo credit: The feature image is an edited key art of the game Melatonin and was provided as part of a press kit by Half Asleep.