Video games don’t have to be violent to be awesome.
Sometimes it seems like all of the biggest and most popular video games are all about violence and gore. If that’s not really your thing, that’s fine — there are some great games out there for you that don’t rely on hacking, bludgeoning, and murdering your opponents. Here the best options for getting your game on without getting your Xbox One controller bloody.
Updated May 26, 2017: We updated this guide to include the whimsical exploration title Rime, and the ultimate city builder, Cities: Skylines.
Cities: Skylines is probably the best non-violent game on Xbox One right now, giving players hours upon hours of addictive, raw gameplay, as well as opportunities to create and problem solve, wrapped in a vibrant and gorgeous aesthetic.