Percentile Rank

My Time at Portia is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 64 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 64 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jan 25, 2019

Newcomers to the genre may find it tedious despite these improvements, but if you’re all about that renovation grind, My Time At Portia is one of the most modern takes on the genre I’ve seen in a long time.

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Scored Reviews

GamesRadar+
Apr 16, 2019

My Time at Portia is the best wholesome life simulator you can play at the moment on Switch, hands-down

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Twinfinite
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 15, 2019

My Time at Portia cultivates hard work and pays it off with a sense of progression and achievement. When you aren't searching for materials or crafting a new gadget, you're off cavorting at festivals or bonding with the friendly townsfolk. There's always something waiting for you at Portia, and it pulls you back in every time.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

My Time At Portia isn't a game as much as it is a holiday, an adventure, and an achievement in indie game production. The intriguing world, compelling systems, and simple gameplay all makes it a fantastic experience.

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Gamersky
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

I love the lifestyle that My Time at Portia has shown us. I enjoyed every moment I spent there, producing products, earning money, decorating my house, and communicating with other residents. Except the low quality of voice and sound performance, this game has a lot of fun waiting for you to experience.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

9 / 10
Jan 15, 2019

It is safe to say that even after a dozens of hours of play, I only scratched the surface of what there is to do in My Time At Portia. Combine hunting, mining, building and romancing with a fascinating setting and an involved narrative, and I can see myself continuing to go back to play more. My Time at Portia is more than a worthy alternative to Stardew Valley and one of the first must have games of 2019. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some more mining to do.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jan 31, 2019

My Time At Portia is a beautiful experience that has a lot of content to offer players. Be it farming or fighting, you'll find something to enjoy in this carefully crafted title.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

My Time At Portia is an amazing simulation RPG game set in a charming, family-friendly setting. There's plenty of things to do in the game as well as several distinct types of gameplay, goals and approaches. Before you know it you'll be absorbed in the number of things you'd like to accomplish in the game as you whittle away hours on the real wall clock. What it boils down to is be prepared to answer the following question, best stated by Pathea and Team 17, when you pick this game up, "How will spend your time in Portia?".

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GamePitt
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

My Time at Portia is an amazing port of one of the best Farming, Harvesting and Building sims this generation. Whether you’re out in the field tending to your livestock, mining for resources, building items for the community, or just sat in a cafe chatting to your soon-to-be wife, there’s always something to keep you busy and entertained within Portia. Graphically, the game looks like a 3D modelled Studio Ghibli movie with its bright colours, stunning backdrops and detailed character design. Once I really got into it I found myself totally addicted to it, I just couldn’t stop playing!

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Gamerheadquarters
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2019

My Time at Portia is a lovely experience and one that packs countless hours of gameplay in a casual setting.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Jan 21, 2019

My Time at Portia is not just a simulator, it's an adventure game loaded with things to do, people to talk to (and potentially romance), ruins to explore, and things to create. It's an addicting romp that keeps you playing the next day in hopes of finally completing that one goal only to create another one in the process.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 23, 2019

My Time at Portia is a visually beautiful, charming game rich in story, lore, and personality; everything about it is made better by the jump to a portable console. While this version lacks voice acting and rumble integration, the portability and surprisingly decent load times make this a great way to discover all that Portia has to offer.

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PlayStation Galaxy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

My Time at Portia is a beautifully crafted indie gem that sets a standard for the crafting genre.

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Pure Nintendo
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

If you're looking for a title that relieves tension instead of building it, My Time at Portia is as soothing as gaming gets. The craft-heavy life sim offers new spins on mainstays like farming, mining, and even fishing. It's the closest gaming equivalent to a warm cup of cocoa: soothing and satisfying. If Harvest Moon and Breath of the Wild had a baby, I'm positive their beautiful brood would feel like My Time at Portia.

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

An excellent game on the trails of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory, My Time at Portia is a charming and well developed experience.

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Xbox Achievements
85%
85%
Apr 16, 2019

My Time At Portia is one of the most wholesome, relaxing and chilled experiences of this generation. It's the perfect post-Sekiro experience, with a cast of wonderful characters, and a beautifully picturesque world with tons of activities to occupy your time. Sure, it's very much like Stardew Valley, but the emphasis on engineering over farming makes it its own beast. The loops might not be as alluring as Stardew's, but it's game that you won't regret playing, and will satisfy your inner soul.

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PowerUp!
8.2 / 10.0
PowerUp!
Lauren Harradine
8.2 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

Overall, it’s a wholesome gem and a worthy rival to games like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 29, 2019

The basics of My Time At Portia are very solid. The opposite would have been surprising regarding the inspirations you have seen in this review. If those have already seduced you in the past, you should not be disappointed. However, do not expect to be surprised, because despite its eminently sympathetic appearance My Time at Portia lacks originality and still suffers collisions issues (minor) and polishing regarding translations.

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Game Revolution
Apr 16, 2019

While My Time At Portia does stretch a bit too far into the realm of realism, it also offers an accessible entry point into this style of gaming.

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We Got This Covered
Apr 16, 2019

Although it borrows heavily from other games in the crafting/resource management genre, My Time at Portia offers just enough unique gameplay, not to mention a rich world to explore, to separate it from its brethren.

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AbsoluteXbox
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 15, 2019

It’s easily one of the best chill-out games there is, and if you feel like you want to channel your inner-builder, then Portia lets you do this wonderfully.

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IGN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 13, 2019

My Time at Portia's many parts don't always shine on their own, but together they make for a pleasant building adventure.

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Pardis Game
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2019

Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Video Game is in the middle of the pack of Milestone S.r.l games. It's not fun or amazing or even disappointing. It might actually be unique for players who aren't into this genre though technical issues, lack of variety and risk stops this from being an incredible game

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jan 15, 2019

My Time at Portia may not be the most creative indie game of recent times and it also may not be free of flaws, however it is so full of content and enjoyable that it is easy to forgive a relatively small team for their intermittent mistakes. My Time at Portia shoots for the moon and lands there save for irregular hiccups.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

After an entire calendar year in Portia, there's still so much more for me to do. There are new areas to unlock and explore, buildings to reopen, and I still haven't convinced Gust that we should be married and become a powerhouse architect firm. I may not reconstruct every single lost relic that lays beneath Portia in the ruins, but I'll be damned if I don't get Gust to wear my ring.

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SwitchRPG
Apr 16, 2019

If you can get past its graphical and technical shortcomings, My Time At Portia is a lot of fun. There are many things to do, sights to see, products to craft, and relationships to cultivate – really, there are hours upon hours of content for those that enjoy multi-layered, but easygoing grinds. You have to be in it for the long haul though – nothing in Portia comes without an equal amount of effort put in first.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

My Time at Portia takes a lot of positive notes from popular farming simulators like Stardew Valley and Minecraft, and puts its own creative spin on things.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 24, 2019

My Life is Portia is a beautiful, relaxing experience. With a charming art style and interesting little story, players will easily lose themselves in the pleasant setting for hours and hours and hoursThe links above are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, Wccftech.com may earn from qualifying purchases.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
Hobby Consolas
Adrián López

Top Critic

80 / 100
Apr 16, 2019

My Time At Portia is a game full of varied and fun missions, endearing NPCs and a charming atmosphere that allows us to spend hours and hours in the city without getting bored. If you like this kind of games, titles like Animal Crossing or Stardew Valley you will love losing you among Portia's innumerable secrets.

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TrueAchievements
Apr 16, 2019

My Time at Portia tries to do so much at once and impressively gets most of it right anyway.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

If you're prepared to learn a lot, and have plenty of time to spare, My Time at Portia is very enjoyable. Sporadic use of a guide will allow you to experience it in the fun, relaxed way it was intended.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2019

My Time at Portia suffers from arbitrarily long timers in its crafting system, but that's overshadowed by its rustic aesthetic and in-depth social system. For fans of the crafting and farming simulation genre, this is a title worth checking out.

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Bazimag
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 26, 2019

My Time At Portia isn't the best game in its genre, but it's still a appealing and well-made game. Despite some shortcomings in gameplay and storytelling, living in the colorful and beauteous world of Portia is very enjoyable. Developers got their inspiration from other RPG and simulator titles to create a lovable title that's definitely worth trying and despite being incomplete it can still be addicting.

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GamePro
78 / 100
78 / 100
Apr 16, 2019

My Time at Portia is fun for the whole family as a mix of farm sim and roleplaying with cute design and shallow learning curve.

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2019

Sunny sandbox with crafting in charming land is very relaxing.

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NintendoWorldReport
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

This can cause it to be intimidating and more than a little confusing at times. The quality of its many systems range from addictive to annoying. However, taken as a whole My Time at Portia is a rich world full of activity that, when played at an appropriately chill pace, will yield many hours of charming fun.

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Nintendo Times
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

GOOD - My Time At Portia is a charming attempt at the Simulation RPG genre. While it has its fair share of flaws that make the game difficult to get into at first, the experience beyond the entry point is nothing short of rewarding. There’s a sincere charm to this game that you don’t often find.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Apr 25, 2019

My Time at Portia is a good RPG and Adventure game that will require hours of effort and exploration in the best Stardew Valley and Minecraft style.

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Sick Critic
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

Tries to do a whole lot and doesn't do it all perfectly, but certainly doesn't fail either.

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COGconnected
72 / 100
72 / 100
Apr 16, 2019

Do you long for a relaxed, endless procession of tasks, each a companion to a fleeting sense of achievement? Do you wish to wile away your hours making things? Are you looking for that next digital husband or wife whose fondest wish is the right combination of gifts and dialogue branches? Then My Time At Portia will call your name, friend.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 16, 2019

My Time At Portia is an ambitious game that actually delivers on what it sets out to do. The crafting can be extremely overwhelming at first and the presence of some in-game timers can be a mild annoyance, but get your head round its detailed multi-step building missions and you'll end up with a game that could end up racking hundreds of hours on your Switch.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 16, 2019

Luckily, the more time you spend in Portia the more the world will reward you. The game is effortlessly simple, but it excels in almost everything it aims to achieve. It's one of the most relaxing indie life-simulation games out there, and yet it still offers enough adventure and addictive crafting opportunities to keep you hooked. A totally new spin on the post-apocalyptic experience, My Time At Portia is vibrant, relaxing, and brimming with charm.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

A gorgeous, atmospheric, and relaxing world chock full of things to do, My Time at Portia ultimately falls frustratingly short of its potential due to some serious pacing issues and an overall lack of mechanical polish.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jan 14, 2019

My Time at Portia is an excellent life sim for those who have always wanted to spend their time befriending everyone in their village.

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Level Down Games
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

My Time at Portia already had my attention, but now that I’m actually deep into playing it, I’m obsessed. But don’t let that distract you from the fact that there are several issues that you’ll need to overcome to also get to that point.

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Windows Central
Apr 16, 2019

While going 3D literally adds another dimension, the game's clunky menus and systems detract from the fun of building, crafting, and selling, but the general gameplay, dungeons, art style, characters, and light-hearted storylines are enough to make the early confusion worth suffering through.

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Nerd Much?
6.9 / 10.0
Nerd Much?
Elizabeth Bernstein

Top Critic

6.9 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

"COMBAT IS SOMEWHAT REMINISCENT OF ZELDA GAMES, AND WOULD BE ENJOYABLE WERE IT NOT PLAGUED WITH SEVERE FRAMERATE DROPS..."

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AusGamers
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

As it stands it's is a ‘life sim' that could do with a little more of the former.

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CGMagazine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

My Time at Portia forces players to figure out the game's features before they can truly appreciate them

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PC Gamer
63 / 100
63 / 100
Feb 1, 2019

A glacial pace and abundance of busywork make My Time At Portia a tough recommendation.

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OnlySP
Jan 18, 2019

My Time at Portia is a peaceful, beautiful life simulation that offers a calming experience, but little that pushes the boundaries of its genre. Simulation fans will find plenty to enjoy in this large, detailed world, but little to surprise them.

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FNintendo
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 15, 2019

My Time at Portia is a simulation game that shows a commendable level of ambition and an immense world to explore and develop, with plenty of actions to perform all over. It does not fully live up to its potential, though, as it requires some technical optimization in order to fit better with the Nintendo Switch and its long loading times can put a strain on the player's patience.

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PCGamesN
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 15, 2019

My Time at Portia is a gorgeous game with solid crafting mechanics and a mysterious post-apocalyptic tale, but its intriguing story is buried beneath slow pacing and flimsy characters.

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Guardian
Jan 16, 2019

The daily routines of this beautifully designed crafting game are meditative, but the storyline can be laboured

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Impulsegamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 24, 2019

My Time At Portia is a decent farming/life sim game with great crafting mechanics and painfully dull characters.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 16, 2019

My Time at Portia feels like it has a bounty of offerings, but there's not as much to the world as first appears.

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Digitally Downloaded
Apr 25, 2019

This genre is about pretty mundane work, but what makes it so wonderful is it distills that work down to the point that it feels effortless. Sadly, I ended up having to put more effort into My Time At Portia than I do with the actual work I do in real life.

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Game Informer
5.8 / 10.0
5.8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Long periods of waiting and repetitive tasks make this simulation hard to recommend, especially since your efforts only rarely pay off

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Destructoid
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

The world of Portia is full of promise but the time investment it requires makes it tough to recommend as is. A significant cut in crafting times across the board could go a long way toward making things feel more rewarding.

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 16, 2019

An interesting attempt to make a 3D Harvest Moon, that combines some of the best elements of Minecraft, but it lacks any real identity or new ideas of its own.

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Fintendo
Apr 15, 2019

"Portia's time is out."

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Critical Hit
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jan 15, 2019

My Time at Portia wears its influences on its sleeve but fails to build both a compelling world and charming inhabitants to engage with when reaching for the same lofty heights. Its loop of resource gathering and intricate building is implemented well, but it lacks the charm to make it all cohesive enough to be alluring.

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PC Invasion
Jan 15, 2019

My Time at Portia is great at first, but it's as insanely stretched out as it is tedious and empty.

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Switch Player
Apr 24, 2019

Though the content and concept of My Time at Portia is sublime, having the potential to enslave your attention for months to come, the Switch port lacks the polish and love it so desperately deserves. Should quality of life fixes be implemented, this will certainly be worth sinking your time into. For now, not so much.

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