Games like Stardew Valley

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5 Games Like Stardew Valley You Must Try

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Stardew Valley is a relaxing game that lets you do something simpler and more rewarding, even if it is just digital.
If you have played and completed Stardew Valley already, we have a list of other similar games that are rewarding and relaxing.

There is nothing more comforting than coming back home from a hectic workday to turn on your computer and get lost in the world of a peaceful game. Stardew Valley is one such simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone. You take on the role of a character who inherits their late grandfather's farm in a place known as Stardew Valley. You tend to your farm, grow crops, trade, run errands, and also take on other tasks like fishing, foraging, and more. All in all, it is a relaxing game that lets you do something simpler and more rewarding, even if it is just digital. 

If you have played and completed Stardew Valley already, we have a list of other similar games that are rewarding and relaxing. Note that these games are not exactly clones of Stardew Valley but share similar traits.

Other Games To Play If You Liked Stardew Valley

Here are some other games to play if you really enjoyed playing Stardew Valley. They have been listed in no particular order.

Moonlighter

Moonlighter

Moonlighter

Moonlighter is an action RPG with rogue-like elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper who wants to become a hero. In the day, it plays like a management game where you are a shopkeeper dealing with customers and taking care of the shop. However, when the moon shines bright, you are a warrior and you go to dungeons to scavenge wares for your shop. By using the money from the sales of your shop, you can upgrade the town. The game is divided into four different dungeons: the Golem, Forest, Desert, and Tech dungeons, and defeating enemies will gain you loot.

  • Release Date: 29th May 2018

  • Developer: Digital Sun

  • Publisher: 11-bit Studios


My Time at Portia

Just like Stardew Valley, My Time at Portia has elements that you can grind for. Those who play this game say that the world is delightful and rewarding to be in and interact with. The game is best described as a cross between The Sims and Stardew Valley. You begin a new life in the enchanting town of Portia and you work towards restoring your father’s neglected workshop. You do this by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the inhabitants of this “charming post-apocalyptic land.

  • Release Date: 15th January 2019

  • Developer: Pathea Games

  • Publisher: Focus Entertainment


Garden Story

Garden Story

Garden Story

Garden Story is yet another action role-playing game where the player takes on the role of the guardian of the Grove a grape named Concord. You are tasked with rebuilding the village and uncovering the story of its hidden past while completing daily requests to defend, restore, and improve the town. As you progress, you unlock memories that allow Concord to harness the power of its predecessors. You defeat enemies and eliminate the rot that is looking to spread through the grove. By completing missions, you can upgrade your weapons. 

  • Release Date: 11th August 2021

  • Developer: Picogram

  • Publisher: Rose City Games


Littlewood

Littlewood is a town-building game created by Sean Young. In this game, players take on the role of a hero who just saved the world and now has to rebuild it and regroup people to form a community. The goals of the game are pretty simple and straightforward:

1. Explore the vast world of Solemn. 

2. Meet Townsfolk and convince them to stay in your town. 

3. Collect rare items and materials from across the world and bring them back for selling and crafting

  • Release Date: 4th August 2020

  • Developer: Sean Young

  • Publisher: SmashGame


Travelers Rest

Travelers Rest is an early-access game where you are an innkeeper and you are on a journey to transform a run-down inn into a busy, bustling social space. “Brew your own beer, run a farm, explore the world, and build relationships with your customers to create your own fantasy tavern!” says the developer. You will meet new people, and explore the vast world, and also uncover magic. As part of the journey, players will also discover other new things to brew, farm, cook, and build to create the perfect inn or tavern. 

  • Release Date: 28th July 2020

  • Developer: Isolated Games

  • Publisher: Isolated Games, IndieArk


Most of these games tick off one or two more boxes from the Stardew Valley elements that make it super engaging and fun, be it management, farming, or running around during errands. If you are a big fan of ConcernedApe, you will also be delighted to know that he is already working on another game like Stardew Valley called Haunted Chocolatier.

It has no set release date since it is still in early development. In this game, you will play as a chocolatier living in a haunted castle and have to gather rare ingredients, make delicious chocolates, and sell them in a chocolate shop. So following ConcernedApe on social media will help you track the progress of this game and learn about its completion and subsequent release.


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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