In today’s world, we’re always trying to improve ourselves and our performance. While many take part in gym visits, running, sports, writing workshops, and book clubs, where do you get a hold of something that will enhance things like your IQ, memory, and coordination? In this article, we will talk about some PC games for this purpose.
If you’re a gamer like me, your hand-eye coordination is second to none. However, as useful as that is, how can we use that gaming knowledge to improve our everyday life?
Want to improve your cognitive abilities, fine motor skills, and reduce anxiety?
There are limitless possibilities regarding IQ games, and here—in no particular order—are 15 that I’ve found to give your brain that extra edge.
List Of PC Games:
1. Lumosity PC Games
I think this one’s reputation precedes itself. I’ve heard about Lumosity for years before actually trying it. It boasts over 60+ cognitive games for you to play. Lumosity helps you make IQ and cognitive exercises become a normal part of your everyday life. Right on its website, it breaks down the essence of their goal:
- “Take the Fit Test to get your baseline scores on 3 games. See how you stack up against others your age and take the first step in your training.”
- “Enjoy daily workouts that challenge 5 core cognitive abilities. Games adapt to your skill level, so you’ll always be challenged.”
- “See your best and worst Lumosity performances and get insights into your training.”
These results are promising, but we need to do more research to determine the connection between improved assessment scores and everyday tasks in participants’ lives. That’s our next focus.”
Are you a student? Can’t remember crucial test information and the exam is less than a week away? Eidetic states that it differentiates itself from other IQ apps by implementing “by using items that have meaning and context.” This is a PC Games.
The basic framework of Eidetic is very cool—it allows you to put pretty much anything you think is interesting or fun into the app. One of your friends said something hilarious? How about a quote from your favorite movie? These can all be stored in one place. It spaces out learning this info you can better retain the info in your brain.
3. ReliefLink PC Games
Enter ReliefLink: an app designed to help with suicide prevention, allows you to better help coping mechanisms, help you relax, experience mindfulness, (basically being better at ‘living in the moment’), and countless other mental health tools and tips.
This app can even find a therapist for you! However, the app page says:
“This is app is a supplemental tool to help the user manage his/her daily mental health, monitor suicidal feelings and thoughts, and offer options for seeking help. It should not be used in place of professional mental health or medical help.”
4. Brain Fitness Pro
These only become more important as you age, as improved memory and cognitive skills will no doubt keep your brain on the forefront. It’s basically the equivalent of bench-pressing your noggin.
5. CogniFit Brain Fitness PC Games
CogniFit promises scientific technology in the form of different brain exercises. You have memory, arithmetic, mental planning, and personalized brain training. It also can give you cognitive measurements based on these activities to ‘map’ out how well things like your visual perception and focus levels.
6. Brain it On!
Physics-based puzzles are the bread and butter of this game. You have to tap into your inner artist to pass these challenging games.
“Draw shapes to solve challenging physics puzzles. They’re not as easy as they look. Care to give one a try?
- Dozens of brain busting physics puzzles, with more being added all the time
- Compete with your friends for the Brain It On! crown
- Multiple ways to solve each puzzle, can you find the best solution?
- Share your unique solutions and compare with your friends
All the levels can be unlocked for free by earning stars in previous levels. You can always find dozens of new players created free levels each day on the community screen. You can also purchase the game to remove all ads, unlock all hints, unlock levels early, and unlock the level editor.”
7. Chain Reaction PC Games
Chain Reaction is a multiplayer (2-8) PC games where you face off with your opponents on a dark grid. Orbs are placed in cells and players attempt to stack up as many in a, yes you guessed it, *chain reaction* to claim each cell for themselves. We can see how this can help with your coordination and also have a friendly, heated game with a super simple interface, and some customization options.
2048 is a skilled number game that can help you with your math skills. A few reviews on the Google Play store even said it helped them significantly with math. Your basic goal is kind of like blackjack: you need to slide number tiles to add up to the ultimate number—2048.
One thing I like about this game is the developer is actively listening to the reviewers and users to better improve the game, something that I feel is unfortunately lost in today’s game market. Support your indie game developers, people!
These were some of the most played PC Games that will help you to become smarter and more intelligent.