Games Like Harvest Moon
If you’re here, you’ve probably heard of Stardew Valley by now. It’s on just about every modern gaming platform, and has received lots of press (for good reason). Because it’s inspired so much by Harvest Moon, some might call it a clone, but that’s very unfair, and just not accurate. It’s an evolution of the beloved Harvest Moon series and is among the best farm life sims to-date.
A lot of Stardew Valley is familiar. You have farming tools, animals to take care of, crops to plant, and townsfolk to become friends with and potentially even marry. But where Stardew Valley takes things to the next level is the number of tools, customization options, and side activities that you have access to. You can set up elaborate sprinkler systems, create beautiful flower gardens and pathways, and grab a sword to explore mines filled with dangerous monsters, plus a lot more. There’s an incredible amount of polish in Stardew Valley, and it plays like a current generation farming-sim.
And, even better, the developer is still active, and is contentiously adding new features including multiplayer which is currently live on PC, and will eventually trickle out to other platforms as well as of the time of this writing.