Slime Rancher

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

63%

Critics Recommend

Based on 25 critic reviews
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65 / 100
Aug 7, 2017

A slight and repetitive but cute farming game, Slime Rancher doesn't quite reach the heights of its sub-genre.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2017

Optimizing your ranch and collecting new slimes is engaging, and the steady stream of valuable upgrades ensures you always have a goal to reach for

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

Slime Rancher is an utter, charming delight to play.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2018

Slime Rancher is its own enemy: everything good it offers has a counterpart of equal magnitude. However, at the end, the experience is enjoyable and, despites its notorious flaws, turns out to be a pretty fun mix of FPS, adventure and farming simulator.

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Unscored
Jul 31, 2017

Slime Rancher is a delightful, irrepressible thing with a manageable space to venture out into. A bouncy rainbow in a sludge of sprawling, mud-coloured shooters. I am so glad it exists.

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7 / 10
Aug 27, 2018

A charming world that's worth getting lost in, Slime Rancher places you in a brightly coloured sandbox and gives you the freedom to make your own way. There are many plates to spin and no real motivation to progress beyond your own curiosity, but this is a journey well worth exploring.

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8 / 10
Aug 21, 2021

Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition is a title that doesn't do the game justice. This isn't a stripped-back Nokia N-Gage version of a grand game, this is the real deal, and it's blinkin' marvellous. Farming Slimes, exploring the world, getting frustrated at the price of Crystal Plorts never going up, it's a dense and wondrous experience. Having to travel so much on foot stops it from achieving extreme greatness, but it's not enough to stop us giving this a hearty recommendation.

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Sep 6, 2018

Slime Rancher is an enjoyable foray into virtual ranching, yet fails to provide enough meaningful depth beyond its adorable visual identity.

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SimonSignal

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 12, 2017

There is an obvious passion, a lack of nonsense, and an awareness that a game should be one thing at its core: Fun. These traits have resulted in not only the perfect game for a small group of people, but a truly lovely game that many will play and enjoy.

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10 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2017

In a land filled with adorable slimes one green-haired girl becomes a rancher and collects their poops to make a living. Slime Rancher is one of the cutest games out there.

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