Slime Rancher Reviews

Slime Rancher is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Oct 20, 2021

Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition is a perfect combination of adventure, management, and cuteness that is addicting in the way all the best management sims are, but still brings a lot of originality to the genre. It’s relaxing and a must-play on Switch for any wholesome gamers.

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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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9 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2019

With simple and soothing gameplay and well-planned mechanics that correlate really well, the only thing you'll lose playing Slime Rancher is a lot of time, but it's worth it to get to see cute smiley gel balls.

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8.4 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2019

The graphics are so sweet and cute, with bright and lively colors that hide a much more complicated strategy game than it seems. In addition, the manufacturer continues to release updates that make the game almost endless… but for some it might just be very repetitive.

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 27, 2018

A rather fun filled with farming and exploration and very cute slimes, but there’s not much to do after you’ve seen all the zones.

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8 / 10
Oct 20, 2018

Overall, Slime Rancher gets an 8/10, it has improved on its design from the early access version and being ported to PS4 allows many more people to play this lovely little simulation game. It can feel quite grindy at times, with most of the story told through text rather than events or voices. The lack of NPCs or people to interact with besides mail can feel a bit lonely, though being surrounded by slimes adds to the immersion of being on the ranch.

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9.3 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2018

Slime Rancher is an amazing take on the farming genre with a very slimy twist. The game may start off a little slow as you try and make money with very limited slimes and resources, but once it picks up, you'll be rolling in the profits every few minutes! There's never a dull moment down at Far, Far Range as you venture out to explore unmapped territories, create new machines to help make your life easier, and round up all the various slimes in order to create over 150 combinations of Franken-slimes! Sure, some people may feel it's a bit monotonous as you seem to do a lot of the same tasks each day, but Slime Rancher is an open sandbox, it's only as monotonous as you let it become!

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7.8 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2018

I would definitely pick up Slime Rancher for a fun time. For those who want a little bit more out of their game, I would say you could try it but the controls and the lack of direct story could be infuriating to some.

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Sep 22, 2018

If you enjoy experimenting within your games only to watch the results of your experiments expand the game world then Slime Rancher is an ideal game for you.

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7.3 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2018

It’s a real pick up and put down game if you’re keen to unwind and would be great to keep the kids occupied for a few hours of fairly harmless fun

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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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7.8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2018

Slime Rancher is an special life simulation - survival game with lovely art style, beautiful music and various types of slimes. but beside this good aspects, the game has issues like shallow gameplay elements that make you feel like gameplay has no purpose sometimes. with all of these good and negative aspects, In the end, i must say that Slime Rancher is a beautiful game that can entertain you and make you some fun hours in "Far Far Range" planet.

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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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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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Dec 13, 2017

Monomi Park's first and currently only game is an exploratory platformer where you're dropped on an alien planet from far away to become a farmer. Not just any farmer, though. Oh, no. You experience the farmer life collecting Dragon Quest-esque slimes of different species! Your average day consists of catching and feeding them, all the while harvesting their plorts. What is a plort you may ask? Good ole expensive slime poop. Classy way to put it, Monomi.

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9 / 10
Nov 11, 2017

Slimes are the name of the game here and you have to get ’em.

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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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95 / 100
Sep 26, 2017

This is a fantastic indie game and was the perfect way to do an early access game. The adorable visuals with the nice relaxing gameplay and a huge ranch to explore make this an absolute joy to play.

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77 / 100
Aug 10, 2017

Slime Rancher successfully taps into the addictive nature of farming simulators, while managing to make the gameplay loop more engaging and instantly rewarding. Seasoned vets of the genre may find some aspects to be lacking, but if you've never really found the appeal in maintaining your own virtual farm – this may be the game to change your mind.

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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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