Hiking, trekking, and camping… All super fun activities. But you might not be able to do them because of your location, lack of equipment, etc. Worry not, you can play nature exploration games instead!
I’ll take you through warm green nature to underwater, and finish with cozy northern frozen wilderness with the games listed below. Most of them are peaceful exploration games so that you can wander around freely. However, some exploration games can be challenging because of the dangers of untamed wilderness.
Exploring nature has never been this fun now that you can do it from your home.
15 nature exploration games:
2. Hike Valley
3. The Witness
4. Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
5. The First Tree
7. Way of the Hunter
Way of the Hunter is one of the greatest animal hunting games. In the game, you become the new owner of a hunting lodge. As a hunter, you can explore vast open world with filled with many different animals.
You will have access to multiple hunting firearms. However, you don’t really need to hunt a single thing if you don’t want to. Exploring the beautiful natural habitats alone is satisfying.
The game also has an intuitive photo mode so that you can capture beautiful moments of the nature.
8. Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal is one of the most unique Far Cry games alongside Blood Dragon. The game takes you to the stone age where you play as a primal man.
There is no technology, no building, no nothing! Just untouched nature. But keep in mind, untouched nature is not really peaceful. You’ll face unpredictable savage encounters, massive beasts, and multiple human tribes.
As a hunter gatherer, you have only one goal, surviving the extinction.
9. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
Yonder TCCC is a relaxing open-world exploration adventure game with cute graphics. The story and quests are okay but the nature exploration is breathtaking.
There are multiple regions each of them with specific theme and biome. You’ll fell in love with the artwork, believe me.
Also, there are no enemies in Yonder so that you can explore nature peacefully.
10. Ori and the Blind Forest
Abzu is the perfect nature exploration game set in the underwater. It kind of proceed through areas in a linear way, but you can stay and explore each area as long as you desire.
Subnautica is just like Abzu, you explore the underwater of a distant planet. But unlike Abzu, Subnautica is not really peaceful. There are some dangerous species in the alien underwater biome.
13. The Long Dark
The Long Dark is a nature survival game set in frozen wilderness. You can explore and experience the hardship of living in a bleak tundra.
The game is very challenging, you’ll have imperative tasks such as finding food, managing temperature, and surviving against wild animals.
In short, it’s a realistic exploration survival game. The Long Dark is actually quite peaceful until you get eaten by a polar bear.
14. The Frosts: First Ones
15. The Red Lantern