Stardew Valley

Publisher: Chucklefish LTD
Developer: ConcernedApe
Release Date (US): 2017-10-05
Site Ranking: #10
Type: Simulation (#1)
Tags / Compare to: Crafting, Farming, Harvest Moon, Casual, 16bit, 2D, Retro
Game File Size: 880MB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 50 hours ($0.3 / hour)
Length & cost per hour are subjective to play style
eShop: eShop Page
Website: Official Website
Twitter / Hashtag: @concernedape #StardewValley
ESRB: E 10+
Views: 3049 (3 today)
OpenCritic Score: 84.2 (Based on Switch Reviews)
Our Score: 9.3 / 10
Updated Wednesday March 14, 2018 06:30:58 PM:
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Game Description

You're moving to the valley...

You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won't be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town's most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!
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Reviews

Stardew Valley On Switch Is Almost Perfect, But Misses Obvious Opportunities via Player.One

Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch is a great way to play the farming game, but it misses some obvious opportunities.

90
Stardew Valley Review via Nintendo Insider

Stardew Valley is one of those games I could write about for pages and pages. Whatever the next day had in store for me whether it was harvesting, fishing, exploring the mines or simply running a quick errand for a friend, I couldn’t stop playing. The constant pull to earn money or better my relationship with the townspeople or just make my farm the best it could possibly be was a constant and something that continues to bring me back even now. Stardew Valley is a delightfully charming and deep experience and easily one of the Nintendo eShop’s best.

90
Stardew Valley Switch review | Village life has never been so accessible and satisfyingFill 1Fill 1 via Telegraph

Farming games, village life simulators, and similar games to Stardew Valley have always felt most at home on some sort of portable device.

80
Review: Stardew Valley (Switch eShop) via Nintendo Life

Stardew Valley offers its players a chance to live a second life – one where you can forget the troubles of the real world and get excited over finding a particularly rare carrot. It is a truly magical experience; games can often be enjoyable but they don't all manage to be as captivating as this. This is the sort of game that ideally requires a significant amount of time to be invested; the enjoyment doesn't necessarily come from the day-to-day actions you perform, but rather from the general growth of pride, satisfaction, and sense of security as the days go by. Fans of games such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing will be right at home here and, for those who aren't, there is a decent chance this game might just surprise you. For the asking price the risk couldn't be more worth it.

90
Stardew Valley review via Eurogamer

A modern indie classic on PC finds in Nintendo's Switch the perfect platform.

100


Comments

nakomiku
August 27, 2018 01:39:48 AM
a perfect game, to escape from boring daily activities
16bitSwitch
July 31, 2018 10:56:39 AM
I have this on pc and though I loved it I could never get into playing it much. I think the Switch is the perfect platform for this game, really any portable. I play my Switch exclusively handheld and I'd recommend anyone who couldn't get into this game on pc give it a try on the Switch in handheld mode.
1 Likes
McWhoopass
July 23, 2018 08:51:45 AM
This is an amazing gaming experience. So much to do and see. It turned into a nice family game for my wife and I to while away a summer. We've considered double dipping on the Switch once multiplayer is released.

I also highly recommend the beautiful Stardew Valley guidebook from fangamer. The artwork and information is wonderful and well worth the price.
RPGreRuns
July 1, 2018 04:25:17 PM
A great unwind game for me, lots of things to do and people to win over. If you're looking for a great bang for your buck and like the occasional farm life, I would recommend it!
Jeremy Rice
June 30, 2018 08:26:28 PM
Another one of those ‘best game ever!’ games that’s just sitting on my wishlist waiting to be picked up.
StalloneZ
June 16, 2018 11:00:13 PM
A perfect game, and an evolution for the theme.
1 Likes
willrun4fun
June 6, 2018 04:45:42 AM
I picked this game up again on a new save for a long plane ride. I am now hooked again.
I love just having a very minimal farm and mining, fishing, and doing bundles/quests this time.
2 Likes
Sir GamesAl0t
April 19, 2018 12:29:09 PM
this is my favorite farming game, ive put over 100 hours into it on steam and i already have about the same amount of time on the switch version. if you like harvest moon or story of seasons get this game, seriously.
4 Likes
Manaricelle
March 21, 2018 10:39:29 AM
Stardew Valley is one of the better farm sims I have played as it has seemed to take the good parts of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory. I honestly think it's the best of the genre. I love this game.
4 Likes
SofiaVH
February 23, 2018 02:33:13 PM
Seriously an amazing game, super entertaining, have been sleeping a lot less since I got it haha
4 Likes
risu
February 23, 2018 07:28:21 AM
Can't wait for my flight to crunch that game :D
4 Likes
hearth
February 20, 2018 12:16:15 PM
Stardew Valley is in the top three games of all time. I love this game so much.
5 Likes
Luna
February 19, 2018 11:35:48 PM
I don’t have much to add that others haven’t already, but this has become one of my all time favorite games. It is definitely not something everyone might enjoy, even though I see it recommended to everyone. If you enjoy any of the harvest moon games, you will love this.

There are plenty of ways to approach your farm, and it added a lot of replay value for me. Doing the daily chores of crops, mines, animals, or fishing can be repetitive for some, but I find it relaxing and enjoyable.
7 Likes
Dreion
February 19, 2018 10:55:40 PM
I've invested a LOT of time into this game, but I can't say it's a perfect game. Farming mechanics are very good, but combat is pretty basic. Overworld aesthetics are alright, but both character portraits and the typeface used for text are pretty bad.
I'd still recommend this game to people who love farming sims.
6 Likes
CRMagic
February 19, 2018 04:15:49 PM
I bought this on PC on release. I really think making it portable was the only way to improve it.
6 Likes
YaBoiKT
February 19, 2018 12:05:58 AM
This game is great. I put in 50 hours, and could have put in 50 more if other games didn't come along that dragged my attention away. T
6 Likes
kattiara
February 14, 2018 09:54:33 PM
Amazing game, can't recommend enough if you're a fan of Harvest Moon (or farming games in general!).
8 Likes
Mit3chc
February 14, 2018 12:58:17 AM
I love this game! So relaxing.
6 Likes
Kotarox
February 12, 2018 09:46:31 PM
I can't wait for the new patch to come out.
5 Likes
Minibit
February 12, 2018 07:56:25 PM
My girlfriend is literally addicted to this game, it's great.
6 Likes
Hellsky
February 5, 2018 04:23:13 PM
Charming and Addicting.
Stardew Valley let us live a new life where we start with barely nothing, having money issues and an old farm with a need to be re-built. Our job is simple but with enormous possibilities and tasks. This includes making up relationships with every citizen of the Village, completing quests that are constantly appearing on a quest-wall and that's what makes Stardew Valley's world alive. Every day feels fresh and full of work to do (discovering new places, trying to sell some goods, mining, fishing, cutting down trees, solving mysteries, etc.).
This game deserves all the love, has a very atmospheric and relaxing soundtrack, fitting every single place and the gameplay is very well done. While grinding there's a stamina bar, and when fighting monsters to gather materials or avoiding trouble there is a health bar, and that makes this game more RPG and more challenging. I have already put 45h and I loved it!
8 Likes
sublimetxtx
February 4, 2018 12:07:09 PM
This has been a favorite game of mine since PC release. I have a lot of hours on PC and bought it again for the Switch. Stardew Valley is a great game on the go.
6 Likes
JasonicProtosh
February 3, 2018 03:21:30 PM
Such a fantastic game. Truly a modern classic.
7 Likes
RedBeerdedSorcerer
February 2, 2018 10:27:31 PM
This game is so in depth and so much more than a farming game. Everyone should buy and play this game.
7 Likes
Jorge
February 1, 2018 03:44:50 PM
I guess that this is the game that i've played the most on Nintendo Switch, seriously.
8 Likes

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