We’ve written in the past about how video games can often be the perfect solution if you’ve been wondering how to relax. In that post we highlighted a couple of newer video games and a handful of old school games, but the truth is that many modern video games aren’t really made with the idea of relaxation being at the forefront.
The good news is that the most relaxing video game of all time was just released and it’s perfect for anyone who is looking for a zen-like experience. If leisurely making your way across Manhattan sounds like fun to you then this game is sure to please. So what game are we talking about? Would you believe it tells the story of an experienced crimefighter who was bitten by a radioactive spider?
Available on the PlayStation 4, Spider-Man is getting amazing reviews left and right and it really is a blast to play. As a matter of fact it currently holds a Metascore of 87 on Metacritic which is based on the opinions of 97 professional critics. At the time of this writing the game holds a user score of 8.2 out of a possible 10 based on 1,057 reviews. That’s not too bad if you ask us!
Whether you’re a fan of superheroes or not, this game is sure to please. Spider-Man has always been one of Marvel’s most endearing (and enduring) characters and even if you haven’t kept up with what Spidey’s been up to in the 56 years since his creation by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko this video game paints a picture of someone who is instantly likeable. Having to balance your responsibilities is something everyone can relate to and the game’s take on that experience is easy to identify with.
In a review from Polygon, the reviewer notes that this is a game that “offers the thrill of swinging between astonishingly realistic skyscrapers across an uninterrupted Manhattan skyline.”
The relaxation factor comes in the form of swinging across the city. In the many instances that the game allows the player to simply explore the city there are plenty of opportunities to perfect your swinging abilities and the results are a near-meditative experience that fans of our relaxation syrup are sure to appreciate!
Trust us when we say that there’s quite a bit of joy that comes from leaping off of a tall building, attaching one of Spider-Man’s webs to a nearby structure, and swinging away. The game even offers the ability to change up your tactics, alternating between swinging for height and swinging for speed. The end result is something that’s relatively easy to learn how to do, yet complex enough that it takes some time to master, and that’s where the relaxing enjoyment of it all comes into play.
Spider-Man offers up a great balance of tasks for the player to enjoy and there is always something new to experience. Different players will inevitably prefer different tasks, but the fascinating thing about this game is that there’s plenty of variety. Do you prefer to swing in and stop crimes as they occur? Maybe you’d like to climb to the tops of buildings just to jump off at the top. Perhaps you’d prefer to unlock the game’s radio towers. You can do it all, and more.
The game also offers up plenty of exciting mini games to enjoy and the pace is perfect in that you are never forced to focus on any one thing for too long. For example, if you’re tired of tracking down clues to find a cat burglar you can switch gears to pick up some of Spidey’s old backpacks that contain mementos from his younger days.
We’ve gone this far without even mentioning the game’s story which is just as enjoyable as the rest of the game. It’s easy to get invested in the characters as you make your way through the story causing you to want to play through the whole thing to see how everything ends up. We won’t spoil anything, but trust us when we say that there are plenty of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
However you choose to play Spider-Man we’re confident that you’ll have a blast. Whether you opt to play through the game’s story because it’s so engrossing or you’d rather mix things up, taking the time to leisurely swing through the city on a zen-like quest for relaxation, this is most definitely one of the best games of the year and it’s bound to become a modern classic.
Between unlocking suits, swapping out gadgets, swinging around the city, and enjoying the story, you’re sure to have found a new favorite game to play during those days where you just need to kick back and relax a bit.
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