Games Like Stardew Valley
Games like Stardew Valley are challenging but fun simulation games that focus on building and management. Conflict, if it exists, is primarily against the environment or nature. The struggle is more about survival.
Inspired by the Harvest Moon series, the player created character inherits a plot of land and house once owned by their grandfather in the small settlement of Pelican Town. The farm is overgrown and the player must work to clear it, tend to livestock, and grow crops, to generate revenue and expand the farm.
In addition to the normal farming routine, players can also fish, cook, craft items, explore mines and caves, and battle the creatures inside them. Quests allow them to earn rewards such as money, seeds, and tools. They can also interact with fellow inhabitants of Pelican Town and even marry a local. All of the above activities must be carefully balanced against the player’s health and exhaustion level as well as the game’s own internal clock.
If Stardew Valley is your thing, perhaps you’ll enjoy some of the similar games on our list.
Some Facts About Stardew Valley
Upon your grandfather’s passing, he left you the deed to a plot of land with a farm in a small remote town. You do not intend to use the deed, but as the nine to five drudgery of everyday life in the city begins to get to you, you board a bus and head out to start your new life in Stardew Valley.
About the Game
- Released: 26 Feb, 2016
- Genre: Indie, RPG, Simulation
- Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox ONE, MacOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch
- Developer: ConcernedApe
- Publisher: Chucklefish
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- Metacritic Rating: 89
- OS: Windows Vista or greater
- Processor: 2.0 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, Shader Model 3.0+
- Storage: 500 MB
How Long to Beat
- Main Story 51 Hours
- Hours Main + Extra 80 Hours
- Completionist 145 Hours
- All Styles 73 Hours
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