The 47 Best Casual Games on Steam
The best casual games on Steam can be pretty hefty. The casual game genre has thousands of titles because of its extremely vague definition. Almost anything can be considered a casual game because it heavily depends on the players’ capabilities and what they feel is a casual game or not.
If anything can be a casual game, this list will probably cover the whole gaming encyclopedia. However, we will only focus on the games that are tagged as a “casual” game on Steam and favor other titles that offer simple gameplay mechanics or even just a linear storyline.
We rounded up a whopping 47 games for our very own list of the best casual Steam games you can try out. The games will range from all forms of genres such as puzzles, adventures, tower defenses, battle royales, party games, and simple simulation games. Let’s get to it!
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout took the world by storm. The game was announced without much marketing, but popular streamers made it mainstream right away. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a quirky battle royale game where you will fight against other players in a series of minigames.
Each minigame will eliminate players who either fail to accomplish the objective or get lost in the process. There are multiple categories for these minigames: race stages, team stages, logic stages, hunt stages, survival stages, and invisibeans. They could potentially add more minigames as the game continues to update as well.
Once a stage is finished, the players will continue to shrink until there are only a few players left to trigger the final stage. The final stage will pit the last few competitors until only one champion remains.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is probably the most casual game on the list as these minigames all have simple mechanics, and everyone can pick it up and win. You can also play with your friends and end up fighting each other on the stages.
Unpacking is all about unpacking stuff, literally. You will be given scenarios where you will unbox your packages, and you will never know what is inside until you grab them one by one. Once you have picked up these items, you will place them inside the rooms; whether it belongs to the bathroom, bedroom, or living room, you will have complete freedom over them.
However, there is actually a correct way of organizing these items. The game will never let you progress until every item unpacked is organized neatly according to a specific spot inside the correct room.
It can get irritating for some, but that’s how the game is meant to be played — a perfect puzzle game for unpacking stuff. The game might only appeal to those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but it is a great way to relax if you enjoy puzzle games to unwind.
Stardew Valley is one of the most popular games on Steam. Some also consider it as one of the greatest indie games ever made. Stardew Valley is a simple farming simulator, where its pixelated graphics might repel a few of the players. But, the game is filled to the brim with amazing content for such a cheap game.
You will inherit a farm from your grandfather, and you will try to build it up from scratch in a small town. Like most farming simulator games, the game is mostly about unleashing your creativity. You will have the freedom to decorate your farm, including your house, and try to make an honest living in the town.
You will meet other NPCs in the community and find the perfect one you want to settle around with. There are romance options as well as unique interactions with various NPCs throughout the game’s seasons. You can meet these people through events or just by strolling around the town.
The game gives you the freedom to do anything you want, which makes it a perfect casual game. You can boot up the game, start growing crops, sell these items for money, and create your dream farm.
You can even explore the mines and fight your way against creatures to earn unique loot you can use for your character or farm. Stardew Valley has more content than most AAA games out there, and it should be a staple for anyone who loves simulation games. The game is also one of the best pixel games on Steam out there, and you can check out our list of pixel games if you love this type of old-school graphics.
Overcooked is a hellish couch co-op game where you perform tasks to prepare a specific dish and serve it. The mechanics sound simple, but these tasks are all required in order, making the game a lot more complicated because you would need better communication with your friends or family.
For example, to send a requested dish, one must serve a cleaned plate with all the necessary ingredients (cooked or uncooked), place it to be served, and wait for the plate to come back dirty so you can clean it again and get ready for the next order.
The problem escalates when you experience stages that add tricky terrain or puzzling mazes to navigate your way through the kitchen. The game is played with up to 4 players, and it gets more chaotic as more players join the fun.
Overcooked might be relatively short when it comes to longevity or replayability, but the game gives you an unforgettable experience with your friends or family. The Overcooked series has two titles and a few DLCs to scratch those itches if ever you get hooked to the series.
Golf With Your Friends
Golf with your friends is not your ordinary golf game. This game is more arcadey and has a more fast-paced playstyle. The game brings you to unique golf courses similar to those you see in miniature golf, but with extra crazy steps.
You will start with a golf ball, and you will hit the ball whenever and however you want. As long as you finish in fewer strokes and in a shorter amount of time, you should win the hole. You won’t see yourself swinging golf clubs, but you will launch your golf balls in a direction to get closer to the hole while using the obstacles around the course. Gold With Your Friends is a hilariously fun game to play with your friends and family.
The Sims Franchise
The Sims, apart from its graphics, is almost a real-life simulation game. You will control Sims (characters) by managing their needs (hunger, hygiene, bladder, etc.), improving their skills (logic, music, athleticism, etc.), pursuing a career path (scientist, detective, musician, etc.), and building relationships (romance, starting a family, getting friends, etc.).
You will create your Sims with a wide selection of customizations to choose from. Each Sim you create can be controlled by yourself, or you can place them inside different households. In retrospect, you can build an entire community by yourself.
You can create and design your household and start playing. However, you only have a limited amount of money to start. You will work your way up by getting a job and earning money before expanding or buying decorations for your house and lot.
The beauty of the game is through casually playing the game and working your way to the top of your career path, and buying all the things you want. Some players try to play the game with cheats so they can just buy anything they want and design houses. There is nothing wrong with that.
There are a ton of The Sims titles out, but most of them are expansion packs and DLCs. Once you start playing a game, most of its content relies on expansion packs, which might repel a few players from getting into the series.
If you are able to choose a Sims game you want, the standalone game is still worth it, especially for those who haven’t experienced playing a Sims game before.
The Jackbox Party
The Jackbox Party games are one of the best games to play with your friends. Each Jackbox Party Pack (any Jackbox game in the series) contains 4-5 party games to play with your friends. Each party game in The Jackbox Party Pack is a game in itself where everyone competes against each other.
To play the game, each player will need to connect through a device using a code. It can be any device that has access to a web browser. Players can use their phones, iPads, tablets, or anything they have near them. Only one person needs to buy the game, and it needs to be the one with a stable internet connection because they will need to stream it for everyone to see.
The beauty of the game is that the inside jokes with your friends or family are all applicable to the games. The game will always be different if you decide to play with your other friends. A few games also require players to show their artistic side, but it isn’t mandatory; it is funnier that way.
Since there are a ton of The Jackbox Party Packs out there already, you can choose a pack that would be most appealing to your own group. All the minigames are mentioned on each pack, and if you are undecided, you can try out The Jackbox Party Pack 3, pure comedy.
Castle Crashers is a 2D co-op adventure game you can play with your friends, even those who aren’t into games. Since the game is a simple hack and slash adventure game, anyone can pick it up and play it easily.
The game is like one of those games you see on the arcade, but it also focuses on your team’s chemistry while the game throws quirky quips and anomalies throughout the stages. There are over 25 characters to choose from and 40 different weapons to try out.
You will battle monsters, bosses, and even mutated corns to finish the stages. Your team will accumulate coins to buy upgrades or weapons as you progress through the campaign. You can level up your stats or try out different characters anytime you want. The game is jam-packed with content for a game under $15.
You can also battle it out with your friends in the arena mode. There are also different difficulties, minigames, and collectibles to complete the game fully. Technically, you can spend more than 100 hours playing the game, and you might still not complete it.
Human: Fall Flat
Human: Fall Flat is one of the most unique games on the list. You will control a human with ragdoll physics and complete the puzzles on each stage. What makes it fun is it is an online multiplayer. You can play with your friends or even with random players on different open servers. Solving puzzles are always more fun with a group.
Once you start playing a game, you will be given a “blank” human you can customize. You can equip preset outfits or get creative with the game’s character customization settings where you can play around with the colors.
Once you have your character set up, you will enter dream stages that almost feels like an open-world game where you can explore vast areas of the map, but your goal is always to get to the end. With the game’s light-hearted physics, you can grab almost anything, including other players, and enjoy quirky interactions as you solve puzzles in unique environments.
There is a total of 19 levels to be finished, and the game has an incredible workshop tool that enables the community to build their own levels. As long as the community is alive, there should be an infinite amount of content to consume. Human: Fall Flat can also be considered as one of the best puzzle games on Steam, but it focuses too much on cooperative humor.
Party Animals is a mix of the two games already mentioned earlier, Human: Fall Flat and Fall Guys. You will enter uniquely designed arenas where you are pitted against other players to complete the objective.
You can choose from a huge selection of the most adorable animals you have ever seen in a video game and use them to bash someone’s cute little nose inside out. That might be a little exaggerated, but you get the point.
The ragdoll physics combined with the quirky design and gameplay makes this game incredibly unique, as you will see a ton of titles on this list that shares the same gameplay.
Gang Beasts is another quirky multiplayer party game with crazy slapstick fight mechanics. You will have different environments to choose from, and just like Party Animals, you will fight against your friends or random enemies online in the mean streets of Beef City.
There are all sorts of different environments to play through, and there are even maps where you can cooperate with other players and defeat waves of enemies or even play a game of football. The potential is limitless for the game as they can add as many game modes as possible. It can also be considered as one of the best fighting games on Steam if you are loose with the definition.
Pummel Party is a casual multiplayer game where you compete with your friends or random players online in a series of minigames. Your goal is to be the last one standing against 4 to 8 different players and win enough minigames.
Unlike Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout’s minigames, Pummel Party lets you brutally finish off your opponents in most of its minigames. There are a wide array of absurd weapons you can use to finish off your opponents and destroy friendships along the way.
Doki Doki Literature Club
Doki Doki Literature Club is a simple visual novel but with a fantastic twist. Its main user-defined tag for the game is “psychological horror,” but it is more of a meme than actual truth because you are in for a surprise.
The story picks up in your typical Japanese high school setting, where you meet a bunch of cute anime girls and end up getting to know them better. Most of them have a troubling past, but the story progresses in a way that you can make your own decisions to change the story or dialogue.
Without giving any of the stories away, it feels like a romantic dating sim with heavy themes. However, the game is unique because of its one secret where you can alter the game’s files and actually trigger an event inside the game. The game is short, but it is free anyway. Make sure to give it a try, even if you aren’t interested in visual novels or dating sim games. If you are just into anime, you can also check our list of the best anime games on Steam.
Ultimate Chicken Horse
The Ultimate Chicken Horse is an online multiplayer platformer game where you can enjoy beating the levels with up to 4 players. There are 18 unique levels to finish with a variety of fun and cartoony characters to play as like a chicken, horse, sheep, and other different animals.
The game can be a little short, especially for those who are mechanically great at video games, but the game also offers unique level editors where players can build and share their own creative stages with the world. As long as the community is alive, it gives the game infinite replayability.
BattleBlock Theatre is another co-op game on the list. Similar to Castle Crashers (same developers), you will battle your way through hundreds of levels on a 2D-style platformer with your friends.
You will experience all the quirky quips from the announcer as you battle through treacherous creatures with an arsenal of weapons to choose from. You can also battle it out in the arenas and explore different difficulties if you finish 450 levels worth of content.
Tricky Towers is a casual online party puzzle game where you can battle your friends in a game. The game draws inspiration from one of the most popular games ever created, Tetris. The goal of the game is to build a tower high enough with Tetris-style blocks while playing with wizard spells to assert your domination.
Tricky Towers is a fun game of Tetris with a mix of magic and engineering mayhem. The game can get pretty competitive, but it is definitely a perfect casual game for those who are fans of Tetris and want something more exciting.
Organized Neatly is a 2D puzzle game where you arrange adorable dogs and cats in 80 different levels in each game. Organized Neatly is a bundle of two games, Cats Organized Neatly and Dogs Organized Neatly.
At each level, you will be given dogs or cats in different sizes, and you will try to fit them inside a tiny square with the appropriate sizes. With the game’s relaxing music, adorable cats and dogs, and simple controls, it is the perfect casual game to take a break and relax.
Cookie Clicker is an idle game literally about making cookies. It was originally released as a web browser game in 2013, but the official version launched on Steam in 2021. Your goal is to make cookies to spend them and create more cookies in the process.
There are over 600 upgrades you can acquire and over 500 achievements to unlock. You can even have your very own pet dragon. The game also has a few mini-games you can play, but Cookie Clicker’s deep content separates it from other idle games. If you like these types of games, you can check out our list of the best idle games on Steam.
PowerWash Simulator is all about running a power-washing business where you have complete control over the tools and equipment. You will not only manage your business, but you will also physically perform the task of cleaning and finishing the jobs you are given.
It is the perfect way to relax and unwind, whether it is in career mode or even playing with your friends in an online co-op. For those seeking more, you can challenge yourself in the challenge mode, where you are given different scenarios to finish the objective. There are time challenges and water challenges to explore.
You can also create art by cleaning the way you want. You can showcase your techniques and share your masterpieces.
Cooking Simulator gives you a chance in the spotlight to become an ultimate chef. You will take control of your own kitchen with all kinds of equipment as you master over 80 recipes available in the game. The pantry is filled with lifelike ingredients for you to cook everything and anything you want.
Cooking Simulator strives on its advanced cooking mechanics combined with realistic physics where you have to hand-craft everything done in the kitchen, like a real chef. The game is available on virtual reality, and it became quite popular with prolific streamers to dish out their content.
Peggle is one of the oldest games on the list. It was released in 2007 as a casual arcade puzzle game you can play on your console. Ever since EA allowed their games to be sold on the Steam platform, you can now purchase them and run them on Steam’s application.
Peggle’s mechanics are simple. Your goal is just to point and shoot to clear out the pegs you see inside the level. There are over 55 levels in the game with ten different mystical magic powers you can play around with. You can face off against your friends or complete challenges like your typical arcade game.
Zup! X is a minimalistic puzzle game with tiny explosions. Your goal is to get the ball to the end while maneuvering them through countless blocks inside the level. There are different hazards unique in each of the levels, and you will tickle your brain trying to find the trick to getting the ball to the end.
There are teleporters and explosions to propel your ball to different sides of the level. You can get Zup! X for under a dollar, especially during a Steam sale. If you have finished over 60+ levels of content, you can check out their other Zup! titles like Zup!, Zup-Zup, Zup! F, Zup! S, and more.
Pikuniku is a puzzle adventure game that takes place in a whimsical world filled with colors and strange anomalies. You will help these peculiar characters overcome their struggles and solve puzzles to complete the levels.
The campaign can be played with other players in either cooperative levels or face each other with challenges. The game’s artistic design makes you feel like a kid all over again. The only downside about the game is that it is incredibly short. You can finish it in under 10 hours, but it is surely worth the price for casual puzzle lovers. It is the perfect game for kids as well as the adventure is quirky and humorous.
Hexcells is a unique take on a game that is so popular that no one ever mentions it anymore. Hexcells plays similar to the classic Minesweeper game you have been playing decades back on your old Windows computer.
Instead of Minesweeper’s square tiles, you will get to play with hexagonal tiles. While it feels like you are back to studying your chemistry lessons, the goal is to uncover all the dangerous or “mine” cells and choose which ones are safe.
However, Hexcells isn’t randomly generated like Minesweeper. Each level is specifically designed to be solvable without randomly throwing guesses as you play. The unique concept adds more thrill to solving the puzzles as you deduce your way to each Hexcell and finish the level.
If you enjoyed this game and want more puzzles, you can try Hexcells’ other titles like Hexcells Infinite and Hexcells Plus. Since the game isn’t randomly generated, the puzzles only last until solved.
Botanicula is another casual adventure game that mixes comedy with exploration. The game has hundreds of funny animations and detailed locations to explore. There are also hidden bonuses to uncover as you embark on a journey with five friends to save the last seed from their home tree.
Botanicula avoids lengthy texts to tell the story, but the game still relay’s its story perfectly as you continue through the campaign. You will be faced with different puzzles and challenges that will put your unique skills and personalities from five different characters to the test.
The game has received multiple rewards for its amazing music, riveting story, and artistic animation.
Before idle games rose to popularity, there were those addicting clicker games that forced you to play for hours to keep on progressing. Insaniquarium Deluxe is one of those clicker games. Insaniquarium Deluxe was released in 2006, and the game is still nostalgic enough to satisfy players who love idle games without automation.
The game is all about tending to your fishes and keeping them happy in your tiny aquarium. They will reward you with coins and jewels in return. You will use these currencies to upgrade your aquarium or get more eggs to hatch into more pets. You will use these pets to either help you collect more coins or protect your ecosystem from aliens that invade your aquarium.
Cook, Serve, Delicious!
Cook, Serve, Delicious! is a unique take on hardcore cooking simulators that have been littering all over the Steam platform. You will take control of your restaurant with a few thousand dollars and a few staple recipes and try to take over the industry as the best restaurant in SherriSoda Tower.
The game allows you to control your own menu and cook everything with a click of a button. Most of the gameplay revolves around you cooking the food on your own menu and serving it to hungry customers. Each customer has different requests, and they are all reliant on the things you want to serve.
The game offers a ton of customization where you can upgrade more than just your food, equipment, and anything related to making your restaurant the best one in the city.
You can play the game with a friend on the co-op campaign or face each other on the strike challenges or the endurance mode.
Montaro is a casual runner game based on the popular doge meme. You will take a cute little Shiba Inu and collect doge coins as you stroll around the city of Japan. The street levels are randomly generated, and you will use the coins to unlock over eight different costumes for your cute doggo.
The game is completely summarized with the first paragraph on top, but there is a twist. You can also collect panties from school girls as you run through the streets. A bit concerning, but you are controlling a badass doge named Montaro anyway.
Stumble Guys is almost an exact replica of the first title on this long list of games. It is a casual battle royale game similar to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout with almost the same art and levels. However, there are a few minigames that are unique and fun.
If you enjoyed Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and got tired of the same levels over and over again, you can try this game out. The only difference is that there are only 32 players on a game of Stumble Guys. The game is also cheaper, but knockoffs tend to market themselves for gamers who want the game cheaper or want a new experience of the same thing if that makes sense.
Spring Falls is a simple puzzle game about water, erosion, and watching crops grow. With its soft visuals and peaceful soundtrack, it creates a meditative and relaxing experience for puzzle lovers.
You play the game by altering the environment near you to water the crops. The environment is basically hexagon tiles mirroring a tall mountain. Each hexagon tile can be lowered as you wait for the rain to fall and create your own “spring fall” to water your crops and solve the puzzle. Spring Falls boasts over 60 unique levels and a unique gameplay revolving around water flow.
Super Animal Royale
Super Animal Royale is a 64-player 2D battle royale game where you control murderous animals with a machine gun and beat everyone in an abandoned safari park. The game is a unique take on the popular game genre, where games like Apex Legends, Call of Duty Warzone, and PUBG are basically installed on everyone’s PC.
Fight through exciting and chaotic battles in solo games or squad up with a team of up to four players and unleash havoc in style with your best buddies. Explore unique weapons, items, and armor and try to show apex predators who the real apex predators are. Apex Legends reference, by the way.
You can unlock thousands of different cosmetics ranging from different animal breeds, cosmetic items, weapons, and outfits. While it may look cruel to animals, it is indeed wholesome to see a cute panda blow the head of a tiny penguin with a heavy machine gun.
Rock Simulator is a rock simulator. You are a rock with a bunch of other rocks. You can be a steel rock, concrete rock, plastic rock, picnic rock, asphalt rock, moss rock, and alien rock. You might belong to the igneous group, the metamorphic group, or the sedimentary group, but in the end, you are a rock. A rock’s life is very peaceful.
I am already getting bored writing this up, but the game is all about being a rock. It started as a meme for popular content creators, and people even played it for 24 hours straight. If you want to experience what it is like to be a rock, this is the perfect game for you.
Townscaper is a relaxing sandbox game where you build your own quaint island towns with soaring cathedrals and canal networks. You will design each town block by block with no goal in mind.
Imagine playing with unlimited Legos and building sky cities from scratch. You can choose your own colors with a ton of customizations to choose from. Design your very own island and share your creation with the world—a perfect game for casual gamers who want to showcase their artistry.
Grow: Song of the Evertree
Grow: Song of the Evertree is a casual adventure simulation game where you can create a breathtaking world with the game’s amazing art direction. You will discover a unique world blooming with fauna and flora as you collect all these materials and build your own paradise.
You will learn to craft World Seeds through alchemy and generate totally new worlds with unique characteristics. Help those world grow and grasp new knowledge as you watch how things can change when you tend to them properly.
There are unique and interesting characters to meet, and you can make them happy by providing them a nice place to stay in a world you created. Fully customize each building and structure while enjoying the game’s amazing soundtrack. You can also explore ruins, caves, and secret areas to find whatever happened to the Evertree.
If you love games like Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, and other farming simulators, you will definitely enjoy Grow: Song of the Evertree.
Pico Park is a co-op local or online multiplayer action puzzle game for 2 to 8 players. You cannot play this alone as the game needs a whole team to complete the puzzle or stages. The goal is to get all the keys, bring them to the end, and clear the stage.
The levels are specifically designed for multiplayer, so communication with the team is a must. There are a total of 48 levels, and each of them has its special gimmicks you will need to conquer with your team to finish the level.
It can become pretty chaotic fast as the levels get difficult really quickly once you progress. Pico Park is still a casual game, and it all depends on how you communicate with your team.
Calico is a cute simulation game where you need to rebuild the town’s cat cafe and fill it with cute creatures. You can customize everything inside the cafe, such as furniture, decorations, pastries, and unique animals. Your Calico character can also be customized with a deep selection of physical features and clothing.
All animals featured in the game are interactive. They will all have their unique way of interacting with the players, and you can befriend them and add them to your party. These animals will follow you everywhere and listen to your commands unless you place them in their new home at the cafe.
You can also play the game’s wonderful minigames and make baked goods and drinks for the townspeople. Each villager has their own favorite foods, and you can sell them to them for a good price. Calico is the perfect game for animal lovers who want a life simulation game and relax through exploring your creative mind.
Wobbly Life is a lively open, world physics sandbox game where you explore an island with your friends and play a bunch of minigames. You can play up to 4 players in online or local co-op play and play the game the way you want.
There are a ton of minigames, toys, and vehicles you can play around with, and the ragdoll physics makes it extremely fun to play with other people. You can customize your character and vehicles by unlocking them through completing jobs. The game gives you funds to unlock these features, so there is an incentive to keep on playing and discovering new ways to have fun.
Tower Unite is a community-based virtual party game with hundreds of minigames ranging from minigolf, ball races, zombie massacres, and 30 other unique arcade games with multiplayer support. Since the game is built on a large online multiplayer platform, you can join the world of Tower Unite and play easily with random players or have a party with your friends.
There are over 2,000 unique and interactive items available in the game and a bunch of achievements to earn in the game. You can create custom models for your character and import them to the Steam Workshop so everyone can enjoy them.
With the hundreds of available games to play inside the game, you can also create your own place in your very own condo. You can decorate it with items and furniture, or you can even get pets like cats and dogs.
Spirit of the North
Spirit of the North is a single-player 3rd-person adventure that takes place in the landscape of Iceland. You will control a red fox as you journey through the mountains and uncover the stories about your companion and how the land was left in ruin.
You will solve puzzles to change the world around you using powers you inherited from the guardian of the Northern Lights. The story is touching and memorable, and the art is beautifully pieced to contrast Nordic folklore.
The game can be relatively short, but the game has an indie price tag, to begin with. The story will be all worth it as well as the amazing orchestral soundtrack giving you more immersion to the game.
Melvor Idle is a game inspired by RuneScape. Even if there is OSRS or old-school RuneScape available for fans to enjoy this timeless classic, players can also try this idle game based on the addictive core of what made RuneScape so entertaining.
You will choose your own adventure as you max out more than 20 skills available in the game. Each skill has a purpose, and you can put all your hard work into the skills you feel will greatly benefit you. You will face off against hundreds of unique monsters with an array of melee, ranged, and magic skills as you go through countless dungeons.
The game has insanely deep content because of its RuneScape inspiration. You have over 1,100 items to discover, more than 40 pets to collect, and your very own inventory system to manage. The only thing different is that everything involving mechanical skills is automated in the game as it is an idle game.
Imagining life as a successful YouTuber? in Youtubers life, you will find out what it takes to become a successful YouTuber by creating videos and growing your channel. You will manage whichever content you want to make, interact with the fans, attend events to grow your brand, and get as many subscribers as you can in the process.
While all the technicalities of running a real YouTube channel are all squeezed into simpler objectives, the most important things in a YouTube channel are all emphasized in the game. You will need to monetize your content, grow your channel to get exclusive deals and customize your own house as you get rich becoming a content creator.
There are only four paths you can take as a YouTuber. You can start among four channels – gaming channel, music channel, cooking channel, and fashion channel. Each path has its own unique type of content to create, and you can try each one through different playthroughs.
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town
Story of Seasons is one of the pioneers of a wholesome farming simulator where you not only take care of a farm but also interact with the community. They have a ton of titles in the franchise already, and you can even set it way back to the first Harvest Moon games as they are the original creators of the game.
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is one of the best titles in the series. You will take care of your farm and grow crops, gain unique upgrades to help your farm flourish, participate in events to meet and interact with other members of the community, find the love of your life to settle down with, explore new challenges, and even find some pets to play.
There are so many things you can do in Story of Seasons because they have the same formula for each of the games already. They will continue to add unique features to make each title more appealing to new or experienced players. Every season brings a new life to your crops and also triggers unique events for players to experience.
My Time at Portia
My Time at Portia is essentially the same as the previous title on the list, Story of Seasons. However, it does bring elements from Stardew Valley that make My Time at Portia a mix of both games. You will inherit a farm and grow crops. The game is a more open world, so you will have to go exploring to find new materials for progression.
The difference is that you can go fight other creatures or even go exploring mountains to find new minerals. The goal is to find new resources you can use to either upgrade your farm or unlock different blueprints to find new inventions. My Time at Portia perfectly mixes all the elements into one unique farming simulator game.
Donut County is a story-based puzzle game that relies on the concept of physics, where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. You are a little donut hole on the ground, and you will sink things into the hole to solve the puzzles.
It is a unique and addicting game trying to suck everything down to the earth and playing with the game’s amazing physics. You will discover fun and unique interactions with all the objects as you try to suck everything inside.
Some of the objects can be combined for some crazy effects, and you only have to think about getting stuff inside the hole as you watch these magical combinations come to life. The game has a full cast of cute characters to meet, and you will throw them in a hole, eventually.
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a quirky take on combining Tetris and Puyo Puyo, which is a popular game in Japan, into a whole different game. If you are not familiar with Tetris, you will be given a bunch of random Tetris blocks and slide them down on a rectangular surface. You will match these Tetris blocks until you correctly create a full horizontal line of Tetris blocks.
Each horizontal line finished will send an attack to the enemy, and the more lines and combos you complete, the bigger the attack gets. Since this game isn’t just about Tetris, you will also need to learn Puyo Puyo. The games will swap from Tetris to Puyo Puyo midway until someone losses on either the Puyo Puyo side or the Tetris side.
Puyo Puyo is just about connecting colors. If you have played a game like Candy Crush, the mechanics are essentially the same. You will create your own tower with different Puyo colors and pop them by connecting four of the same color. The goal is to cause a chain reaction after popping four of the same color and pop everything else to send a deadly attack.
Combine the two addictive games, and you have one hell of a chaotic duel. You can play against up to 3 players at the same time, and the game also offers a quirky adventure game for your troubles. The game can be quite expensive for a simple game, but it is definitely a worthwhile experience if you are a fan of Tetris or Candy Crush games.
Plants vs Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies was the popular tower defense game that took the world by storm. The addictive nature of tower defense games combined with its simple mechanics made the game the perfect casual game back then.
You will get different kinds of plants and place them in your garden. Zombie waves will continuously attack your garden until they break through a single line. Your goal is to defend until the last zombie wave is completely defeated. There are a ton of levels to finish, and you will get to unlock new and exciting plants to give you different strategies. You can also upgrade existing plants if you already have a strategy in mind.
The game was so popular that EA bought the studio and brought them in to make wild collaborations and other exciting titles. Plants vs. Zombies is definitely one of the best tower defense games on Steam.