I must admit - sometimes I just want to turn my brain off during a regular gameplay session just so I can enter a rare state of zen.
Mindless first-person shooters that I've already beaten work great in that regard during an initial playthrough and additional ones thereafter - blasting enemies to bits in games like Black (what y'all know about that PS2/original Xbox gem?), Bulletstorm, and DOOM Eternal on mute, while I'm vibing out to a podcast, is the definition of heaven on earth for your's truly.
Shadow Warrior 3 is one of those FPS games that helped me tap into that "destroy everything by any means necessary!" part of my brain that's been locked away for a good while now. It's a game that doesn't take itself too seriously and relies on the sort of run & gun gameplay that Serious Sam fans would simply adore. A disruptive sense of repetition and some cringe-worthy attempts at humor stall this game the deeper you get into it, sadly. But overall, Shadow Warrior 3 still ends up being a fun pallet cleanser for those looking to unwind from all those lengthy open-world AAA games.