Escape into a beautiful world of gardening, village construction, rub the belly of bugs

I know everyone in Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 is busy blasting each other, but I am a bit busy now fishing, singing to plants, building libraries, and rubbing cute bugs.

This is exactly the kind of escapism I need now, and I found it in the surprisingly beautiful and stress-free sandbox Growth: Song of Ever Tree. This is a healthy dose of animal crossing and My time in portia, Added a little Zelda element. There are village building and decoration, meeting and happy fools, a lot of small tasks and activities, and a lot of gardening, fishing, dressing up, and even some lightweight dungeon platforms and puzzle solving. You can even mix a bunch of ingredients in a big talking pot to create your own little world.