Gaming is one of the best hobbies for introverts. It doesn’t require any company if you don’t want any, and you can have a completely fulfilling gaming experience with only yourself as company. If you’re an introvert who’s looking to get into gaming or find even more games to enjoy, this is the place for you. It’s time to settle into your comfort zone and learn about the top five best games for introverts to play.
Coming in at fifth place is Minecraft. Minecraft is ideal for introverts because the gaming experience can be whatever you want it to be. Sure, you can play with other people, but you don’t have to. You can happily spend hours mining away, far from the outside world. Minecraft is just an all-around excellent game because any gamer can enjoy it. Its ability to be a solo game makes it great for any introvert who loves mining and building.
At number four is Stardew Valley. If you’re looking for a calm location where you can live a peaceful life— and let’s be honest, that’s kind of the introverts’ dream— then Stardew Valley is the place for you. With homesteading comforts, relaxing visuals, and limited character interaction (unless you seek out more), this game is a perfect example of an ideal world where you can escape from reality.
For third place, we have Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you have ever dreamed of flying off to your own private island, this is a great game for you. Like many of the games on this list, you don’t have to interact with people if you don’t really want to (apart from having to listen to NPCs occasionally) and you can basically do whatever you want within the parameters of the game. The chill island setting is what really makes this game perfect; while there is work involved in the gameplay, you can make this into your own island getaway.
In the second spot, World of Warcraft comes in strong. I might be biased because I am thoroughly introverted and WoW is my favorite game, but it really is perfect for introverts. You can basically do whatever you want, and you never have to interact with people if you don’t want to. You can play with friends or solo. You can run through quests or just mess around and explore the maps. It is such a perfect open-world game, and there is always something new to do.
And in the place of number one, Night in the Woods takes the cake. Night in the Woods is an amazing game through and through, and the visuals, gameplay, and overarching themes combine to make this practically perfect for any introvert (although really, everyone should play this game). You’ll play through this comfortable action game as Mae the anthropomorphic cat, who is equal parts snark and introspection. For anyone who wants to lead a daring and emotionally touching life without having to leave their home, Night in the Woods is a dream come true.
Gaming really is one of the best hobbies for introverts. With the games on this list, and many others, gaming can be whatever you want it to be, and you can get as much or as little human interaction as you want at any given time. Whatever your introverted self is looking for, there is a perfect game out there for you.