Stardew Valley is one of the most popular indie titles that saw over 3.5 million copies sold till date, which is an impressive feat for a studio of Sickhead Games’ size. There are players who have played the game for over 1500 hours and it only proves how re-playable the game is. However, not everyone would want to sink that much time into the game, and if you are looking for a fresh experience, we have you back. Here are some of the best games like Stardew Valley that you can try out and each of them has its own unique characteristics so you will have a unique experience with any of these titles on our list.
10. My Time at Portia (2018)
The game is a lot like Stardew Valley with players getting to experience the immersive land of Portia. It is your job to take over your father’s workshop which has been neglected for years. You can fulfill commissions for NPCs in-game, raise animals and farm just like you can in Stardew family. The game can feel overwhelming considering how much of a grind it is, but it offers the same levels of addiction as Stardew Valley, where you just soak in what the title has to offer. The game looks and plays out just perfectly, and the progression system is on point. You can spend time customizing your character with new social and combat skills, and you will get better at your craft over time. There is a lot of personality to be found among the NPCs, and you love how much effort the developers put into the game to make the world feel like-like. Even though the world looks all fun and games, things can take a turn for the worse very easily. Content is gated in-game, so you don’t rush through the whole experience and have nothing to do after that, and that may disappoint some players. If you don’t mind the crafting times that hold you back from endlessly playing the game, you will love the game for its vivid world and gameplay.
9. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (2016)
Story of Seasons is a perfect mix of Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley, and it is far more refined than most of the other games from the genre. The game essentially retains its premise of being a farming simulator, and the progression system is mighty impressive. One of the minor inconveniences that you should be aware of before starting the game is that placement matters a lot in this game. You need to make the most out of the limited space you have to ensure you do not ruin your farm’s layout. Remembering everything can be a hassle too as not all materials are available in all locations, you will find yourself traveling from one location to another to keep getting new materials for unlocking things. One of the best things about the game is that there are no set goals or objectives. It is a very relaxing title that you can play and enjoy without having to worry about progression.
8. Yonder: The Cloudcatcher Chronicles (2017)