Stardew Valley

Rating Summary

Based on 63 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

90

Top Critic Average

98%

Critics Recommend

Based on 63 critic reviews
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Apr 30, 2019

The world is charming, full of secrets, great storylines, and the gameplay systems all work very well together. The end result is a fantastic farm-life-sim that is incredibly hard to put down.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 30, 2018

Stardew Valley is an excellent game that let me quietly relax and enjoyably lose myself in for hours on end.

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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2018

Stardew Valley is a beautiful, fun game that, when all of its parts are pulled together, make for a wonderful countryside adventure.

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Aug 1, 2018

Stardew Valley is the best of its kind, surpassing the classic titles it shamelessly imitates to create one of the most delightful games of the past decade.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2017

Stardew Valley is an extremely relaxing and fun game. The variety of activities to perform keeps the player glued to the screen and turns this into one of the most addictive games of the last years. It deserves to be played by anyone with access to it.

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9 / 10
Oct 21, 2017

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.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

Stardew Valley on the Switch is my third time buying it and the only one that actually clicked and got me addicted while proving to be a relaxing experience in the middle of the busy review season.

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Oct 14, 2017

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

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4.5 / 5.0
Oct 14, 2017

Stardew Valley brings a mix of farming and life simulation to the Switch and the platform is absolutely perfect for it.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 12, 2017

I've played over 30 hours of the game, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. More crops are always available to grow, more upgrades are ripe for boosting my farm, and more minerals are mine to mine. It's a game I can see myself coming back to time and time again for years, and that'll be easy to do with the portable nature of the Switch. It's a masterpiece, and a perfect game for Nintendo's newest console.

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