Top Critic Average
Stardew Valley's blend of pixel charm and gentle pacing makes for an excellent little escape.
A modern indie classic on PC finds in Nintendo's Switch the perfect platform.
Stardew Valley is a beautiful, fun game that, when all of its parts are pulled together, make for a wonderful countryside adventure.
Stardew Valley beautifully combines genres to create a captivating small-town life sim.
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
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.
Mastering farming and earning the affection of your special someone in Stardew Valley are fulfilling journeys filled with surprising and rewarding challenges.
Far more than just a farming game, this one-man labor of love is filled with seemingly endless content and heart.
It isn't common that you encounter a game as charming and delightfully addictive as Stardew Valley. It finds a harmonious balance of progression, activities, and rewards resulting in each day being distinct and memorable. It's a triumph in indie game development, demonstrating that a single developer with tremendous heart can make something more meaningful and captivating than even the most prolific AAA studios.