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Stardew Valley beautifully combines genres to create a captivating small-town life sim.
Stardew Valley is a beautiful, fun game that, when all of its parts are pulled together, make for a wonderful countryside adventure.
A modern indie classic on PC finds in Nintendo's Switch the perfect platform.
Stardew Valley's blend of pixel charm and gentle pacing makes for an excellent little escape.
The best farming sim ever finds its ideal home on the Switch, with gameplay and hardware that complement each other perfectly.
The best version of Harvest Moon, or indeed any farming sim, ever made – even if it doesn't move the concept on quite as far as you'd hope.
Stardew Valley is a fantastic game that's much more than its farming simulator sales pitch suggests
Mastering farming and earning the affection of your special someone in Stardew Valley are fulfilling journeys filled with surprising and rewarding challenges.
No simulation or game is an exact copy of what it's trying to emulate, but Stardew Valley, above all, expertly explores the connection that someone can have with their environment, their work and the people around them.
Far more than just a farming game, this one-man labor of love is filled with seemingly endless content and heart.