User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70
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  1. YAy!BOOOO
    Sep 26, 2003
    3
    It sucked it only gets a 3 because u could ride your horse out of ur farm other then that this was the worst HM ever!!!! 9.3 my ass outta 10!!!
  2. May 5, 2017
    0
    This game is fairly terrible. I'm writing a Zero out of Ten review not because i think it's that bad but because I don't want Save the Homeworld to get that much sales. If you look at a lot of the high reviews they talk about the graphics, but the game only gives you a modicum of capabilities. You only play for 1 year, instead of 3 like in other games, you can't get married, there's hardlyThis game is fairly terrible. I'm writing a Zero out of Ten review not because i think it's that bad but because I don't want Save the Homeworld to get that much sales. If you look at a lot of the high reviews they talk about the graphics, but the game only gives you a modicum of capabilities. You only play for 1 year, instead of 3 like in other games, you can't get married, there's hardly any minigames and even if there were, why would it matter if you're only playing for a year...

    I feel like the people who love Save the Homeland they either liked it for the graphics (I.E. review is over a decade old) or they liked it because it was their first. Overall I'd rate the game about a 6 with most Harvest Moons being a 7-9. I might even go as low as 5. But just as a game overall it's too limiting for me to recommend or care about.

    I'd write a better more detailed review for this game, but it's been so many years since I've played it, and I hated the game back then that it's mostly a blur.
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Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#19 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Immersive and fun. It's not the type of game you play to beat as fast as you can. It's the kind of game you'll play a little bit every week, for many, many weeks to come.
  2. 70
    About as much fun as watching your tomatoes grow...If you’ve got an agricultural attitude, patience, and a hankering for steady and safe gameplay, you just might be a Harvest Moonie.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    Easily the best Harvest Moon yet. [Jan 2002, p.222]