Games similar to Stardew Valley in 2023

By Melany Moncada

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Jan 26, 2023

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Stardew Valley is one of the most popular simulators, with an almost perfect score across multiple rating platforms. The game follows a character who inherits a farm from their late grandfather, located in Stardew Valley. If you are looking for games with a similar vibe, here is a list of games similar to Stardew Valley.

One acknowledged universal truth is that people love simulation video games. Gamers love to take on seemingly mundane roles from the comfort of their houses. Games like The Sims and driving simulators are particularly popular, even among people who wouldn’t consider themselves gamers.

While we label them as games similar to Stardew Valley, each game has its unique twist.

Garden Story

Developed by Picogram, Garden Story is available for PC and Nintendo Switch. Players take on the role of Concord, the grape. Concord is appointed as Guardian of The Grove, and with help of its friends, it must fight the Rot. The Rot is spreading across The Grove and threatening to destroy Concord’s home.

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As Concord, players fight the Rot but also take care of the land while building relationships with other characters. These friendships are fundamental to defeating the Rot.  

Sun Haven

Developed by Pixel Sprout Studios, Sun Haven is available for PC only. Sun Haven is for Stardew Valley fans who want a fantasy element added to their game. The mechanics are pretty much the same, except that it is set in a magical universe.

Players get to choose their character. They can be elemental, naga, amari, demon, elf, angel, or human. It has a solo mode and an online co-op mode where up to eight players can get together to play.

Slime Rancher 2

Developed by Monomi Park, Slime Rancher 2 is available for PC and Xbox Series X/S. Slime Rancher 2 is a sequel that is even better than the original. The player controls Beatrix LeBeau, a rancher living on a colorful planet. Beatrix explores the planet while collecting, raising, feeding, and breeding slimes. These gelatinous creatures are at the core of the game, and taking care of them will determine the success or failure of the ranch.

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The game is played in first person, and Beatrix carries a gun-like tool that helps her do the job. In comparison with other farm simulators, Slime Rancher 2 is a more dynamic alternative.

Graveyard Keeper

Developed by Lazy Bear Games, Graveyard Keeper is available for Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, PC, Linux, macOS. We have talked a lot about making things stay alive and strong, but what about taking care of the dead? Inspired by Stardew Valley and based on Harvest Moon, this is a management simulator where the player inherits a small graveyard.

Players must take care of the grounds, tend to the graves, and grow the revenue of the business.

Haunted Chocolatier

Haunted Chocolatier is an upcoming game developed by ConcernedApe, the same creator of Stardew Valley. The game combines elements of simulation games and action games. The player will be the owner of a confectionery store in a town full of ghosts, they must collect ingredients to make chocolate.

Players will be able to develop romantic relationships. The game also includes combat. There isn’t a release date for the game yet but fans of Stardew Valley can’t wait.

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