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  • Summary: Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the ‘Far, Far Range’ where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 10, 2017
    100
    I absolutely loved Slime Rancher, from the colourful start to the bittersweet ending that literally had me sobbing—something that is quite hard for video games to achieve.
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    85
    While it moves at a frantic pace at times, it is quite relaxing and cathartic. And although sometimes repetitive, apart from those inevitable moments where the task at hand begins to wear its welcome between major expansions or discoveries, Slime Rancher is an utter, charming delight to play.
  3. Oct 27, 2017
    85
    Slime Rancher oozes personality and style, being a clear labour of love. It comes highly recommended and is sure to please young and old alike.
  4. Aug 31, 2017
    78
    Relaxing and relaxed, Slime Rancher is a funny "adventurous manager" with rather atypical traits.
  5. Aug 11, 2017
    77
    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.
  6. Aug 26, 2018
    75
    Slime Rancher is its own enemy: everything good it offers has a counterpart of equal magnitude. However, in the end, the experience is enjoyable and, despite its notorious flaws, turns out to be a pretty fun mix of FPS, adventure and farming simulator.
  7. Aug 7, 2017
    65
    A slight and repetitive but cute farming game, Slime Rancher doesn't quite reach the heights of its sub-genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Apr 29, 2018
    10
    With lots of cute slimes to collect and an addicting progression system, Slime Rancher offers a lot of content for your money. A great way toWith lots of cute slimes to collect and an addicting progression system, Slime Rancher offers a lot of content for your money. A great way to relax and enjoy making your ranch better and better! Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2017
    10
    This is one of the best indie games i've played in a while, Seriously in my opinion this game is on the level of Undertale its so good. It'sThis is one of the best indie games i've played in a while, Seriously in my opinion this game is on the level of Undertale its so good. It's addicting, yet simple gameplay sets it apart from many other game as this is a game that is meant to be just good old simple fun that any on can enjoy. This is one of those games where you will say "Just five more minutes" Until it's 3:30 AM. With the gameplay, the art style and how much there is to explore you'll be playing this game for a while. It is a shame that it isn't on PS4 though but it might be some day. Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2017
    10
    For sure, this game grabbed me completely. At first, I thought it would be weird... a farm game of slimes where you collect their poop? IFor sure, this game grabbed me completely. At first, I thought it would be weird... a farm game of slimes where you collect their poop? I never thought it would be so funny and relaxing... but it is! I can't give another rate but 10. Call me weirdo, but I've played more than 90 hours at Steam, i don't know why, but I really liked it, maybe it's because it's the perfect game for who wants to play and listen a podcast while, or maybe because I keep waiting for each update to see what's the newest slime added, or maybe because this game is the best game indie I've played in mounths.

    > Simple gameplay
    >Clean audio
    >Beautiful and charming graphics
    >Periodic Updates
    >Offline (you can play during a trip, for example)

    >Can be repetitive after some time playing

    Final score: 9.7
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  4. Feb 20, 2019
    9
    It is a great game, and has a good amount of story to it. The only problem with it is that once you beat the game, you don't have much replayIt is a great game, and has a good amount of story to it. The only problem with it is that once you beat the game, you don't have much replay ability.. Sure, you can do Rush mode, but that just isn't enough to be a perfect game. If it had more stuff to do after you beat the game, then this would be an instant 10. Expand
  5. Aug 22, 2017
    8
    It lacks an in-depth story and the game-play can be repetitive, however the other areas to which this game excels more than makes up for it'sIt lacks an in-depth story and the game-play can be repetitive, however the other areas to which this game excels more than makes up for it's flaws. The art style is charming yet clean and the surprisingly low poly count allows for great performance. The games audio is similarly clean and matches the games style. Later mechanics in the game such as slime costumes really give you a sense of progression and help push you to spend just one more hour. The game isn't for everyone, if you dislike action repetition like mining in minecraft this game can be a real turn off. For me this game is a delight to play, and will likely remain as one of those games i consistantly come back to.

    (crossing my fingers for some features to make a slime more like a pet)
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  6. Aug 11, 2017
    7
    I did not expect to have fun with this game, but somehow I had fun, the graphics of the game are nice with a good choice of colors, theI did not expect to have fun with this game, but somehow I had fun, the graphics of the game are nice with a good choice of colors, the gameplay is extremely simple, responds well, the game has more content than I expected and can Hold you for hours depending on how much you like this style of play, anyway it's fun but nothing much required Expand
  7. Mar 19, 2019
    2
    Got it for free from the Epic Games store, but it would have been a refund anywhere else regardless. I can't run the game for more than 3-5Got it for free from the Epic Games store, but it would have been a refund anywhere else regardless. I can't run the game for more than 3-5 minutes at a time without it crashing to desktop. For a crafting-based game where time spent farming resources is precious, this is unacceptable. I have well above the minimum specs to run it, as well. I'll give it a couple of points for being a cute design, but that's about the best I can say for the game at the moment. Expand

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