5 best reclining gaming chairs to buy in 2024

5 best reclining gaming chairs to buy in 2024
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Written by 

Dave McAdam & Kiera Mills

Last updated 

15th Apr 2024 09:00


Gaming chairs have so many features these days that you can even get reclining models. As a vital part of your gaming hardware, you'll need something comfortable and ergonomic for a longer gaming session.

Before you spend all your money on graphics cards, fancy monitors, or expensive headsets, be sure to include a comfortable seat in your budget - and we've rounded up a list of the best gaming chairs on the market as of 2024 that can recline.

How we choose the best reclining gaming chairs in 2024

There are several factors that go into choosing a reclining gaming chair, as there are different kinds suited for different purposes, ranging from those with cup holders to massage functionality - and that's without considering the aesthetic aspect.

Some reclining chairs are better suited to a living room and TV setup, whereas some are more typical PC gaming chairs that include a reclining function.

As such, we have chosen options from across the various different types of chairs and different price ranges, ranging from budget to higher-end options to ensure there's something suited to your needs.

Best budget reclining gaming chair

YSSOA Deluxe Gaming Chair with footrest

Simple Deluxe reclining gaming chair in white and grey
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Regardless of whether they recline. gaming chairs can be very expensive, so finding one that does a lot of what the fancier models do for less money is a worthwhile option - and this chair from YSSOA is one of the best, giving you that gaming chair experience for a fraction of the cost.

This chair comes with a racing seat design, pillows for your head and your lower back, an extendable footrest, and a recline of up to 120 degrees. This is a substantial recline, and the included footrest will mean you can lie back without overstretching yourself.

The chair is designed to accommodate bigger and taller people, making it suitable for gamers of all sizes. As far as entry-level gaming chairs with a reclining back go, this gaming chair is a fantastic choice.

Best mid-range reclining gaming chair

MoNiBloom Massage Gaming Recliner Chair


Monibloom reclining gaming chair
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Image via MoNiBloom

To split things down the middle in terms of price point, next up is the MoNiBloom Massage Gaming Recliner Chair. One of the key features that makes it a great buy is the built-in massage lumbar support which offers five different massage modes to help you de-stress and kick back with your favourite games.

The chair has the aesthetic of a racer-style gaming chair, but with its height and depth is more like an armchair, making for a much more comfortable seating position.

With 95-125 degrees of recline, you can sit back and adjust the chair to the position that suits your needs. 

The chair also includes a foldable footrest, a detachable neck cushion, and cup holders on both armrests, making it feature-rich and extremely comfortable for a mid-range chair.

Best reclining gaming chair for the office

Razer Enki

Razer Enki gaming chair
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For a chair that fits both the gaming and office aesthetic, we have to recommend the Razer Enki. Razer is a big name in gaming peripherals, and the chairs live up to the brand's reputation. The Razer Enki is among the best gaming chairs on the market today, and naturally, it also reclines.

This high-end gaming chair does not come cheap, but it is the kind of chair that gamers need if they want to sit and play for hours and hours. Particularly for those of us getting a little older, a good chair with proper back support is important.

The Razer Enki features a lusciously padded seat with adjustable back support to dial it into your needs. Then, for those moments when you need a break, you can let the seat back and recline back to 150 degrees.

Best RGB reclining gaming chair

X Rocker Evo Elite 4.1

X Rocker Evo Elite 4.1 reclining gaming chair with RGB
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Maybe you have specific tastes when it comes to reclining chairs, and if those tastes involve very bright and customisable colours, the Evo Elite RGB gaming chair by X Rocker is a solid choice. It's built thick, with a black finish, and long RGB stripes that go up the side of the chair to its head.

Additionally, it features a built-in surround sound audio system, so you can really immerse yourself in whatever you're playing, or just blast music. 

As for the chair build itself, it features an ergonomic design for maximum comfort and a padded arrest to ensure you don't get sore from long sessions sat down. It doesn't have the best mobility due to thesr extra features, but you can adjust the back to lean down if you need.

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Best overall reclining gaming chair in 2024


the Respawn RSP 900 reclining gaming chair
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If you want the ultimate reclining comfort while gaming, the RESPAWN RSP-900 is the chair you need, and our pick for the best option in 2024. The RSP-900 lies somewhere between an office-style gaming chair and a big, comfy leather chair - it even looks a bit like something you'd see at a movie theatre!

The back of the chair is the typical racer-style gaming chair with a headrest pillow. The seat extends into the front to create a long footrest that raises and lowers. The wide armrests extend up from the seat, with a cup holder on the left side and pouches to hold controllers, snacks, and anything else.

The chair is made with real leather, and the footrest and recliner combine to make it one of the most comfortable chairs imaginable. There are very few ways to be more comfortable while gaming than sitting in a RESPAWN RSP-900.

Now that you know which reclining chairs are best for gaming, check out our hardware homepage for all of the latest deals in other categories, from the best PS5 controllers to prebuilt gaming PCs under $1,000.

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Dave McAdam
About the author
Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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