Harvest Moon 64 Nintendo 64
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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

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  • Summary: In Harvest Moon 64, you'll work hard to make a life for yourself on the run-down farm that you've inherited from your dearly departed grandfather. It will take careful planning and a lot of help from your neighbors to ride out the seasons and succeed as a gentleman farmer. Harvest Moon 64 has all the charm of the original Super Nintendo classic, plus many new surprises. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. On paper it sounds rather banal and routine, but in practice the game is addictive and routine... You're in total control of your destiny, and you become addicted in trying to live the best life possible.
  2. Someone out there obviously thought that creating a simulation of real-life farming was a pretty good idea -- the worrying thing is that they might just be right! It may be all too much like hard work but this game can make growing cabbages seem as addictive as Hagen Das ice-cream!
  3. 82
    We had entirely too much fun playing it for hours on end and disregarding all of the ways the game comes up short. An extremely engaging original experience on the N64. Doesn't quite satisfy the RPG-thirst, but you won't be able to put it down once you start playing.
  4. Harvest Moon 64 features no aliens whatsoever. While we’re at it, there are no dancing monkeys for you to "be". Don’t even think about laying waste to some hellish underground network with your super-powered death rays, either. Doesn’t sound like fun? Neither does collecting a hundred and fifty animals but look how well pokemon turned out.
  5. I was never a tamagotchi fan or even an RPG fan but this game actually proves to me why this genre is so involving. You really do dive into the life and mindset of the character. It's fresh, it's different and it's captivating. You'll enjoy it in a strange way. Kind of like how watching the TV show "Cops" is so strangely addictive.
  6. Though admittedly not for everyone, Harvest Moon 64 is a strangely compelling, original little game that makes hours melt away incomprehensibly.
  7. The concept is great and the game's largely fun to play. Harvest Moon 64 does have some technical downsides to it, however, so you may just want to give the Nintendo 64 a rest and fire up your Game Boy -- all in all, that version is generally considered more stable.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Lauren
    Nov 28, 2003
    10
    If i could go any higher than a 10 i would. this game is great.
  2. ColinS.
    Jan 8, 2008
    10
    Wow. Just wow, an awesome game all around. Possibly one of the best Harvest Moon's created. Even if you haven't played this kind of game before, Harvest Moon 64 can be oddly addicting and fun. Expand
  3. KrystalL.
    Feb 14, 2004
    10
    WOW
  4. TravisC.
    Mar 1, 2005
    10
    It was an awesome game. One of the best RPG around.
  5. Sinn
    Oct 2, 2005
    10
    I've had this game for so many years and I keep coming back to it and saying, "THIS time I'll get the best ever ending for sure!" It's frightenly addictive! It's also so much fun. I played the snes version and the gamecube version and I can honestly say that the N64 version is the best in the series. No doubt about it. Anyone who says otherwise, I'll set my baby dressed as a mouse on you! Collapse
  6. Mutatedkangaroo
    Jun 4, 2005
    9
    Fun, boring, fun, boring. This game is only fun if you don't play it too much. If you do, you won't want to play it for a LONG time.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jul 14, 2003
    0
    Looks fun but really boring and dumb.

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