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Generally favorable reviews- based on 1131 Ratings

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  • Summary: Stardew Valley is an RPG-style farming game. It's up to you to choose your path... Will you devote your time to raising crops and caring for animals? Will you spend time in the local village, befriending the local townspeople? Do you get a kick out of slaying dreadful monsters in theStardew Valley is an RPG-style farming game. It's up to you to choose your path... Will you devote your time to raising crops and caring for animals? Will you spend time in the local village, befriending the local townspeople? Do you get a kick out of slaying dreadful monsters in the mysterious mountain caverns? Or will you try to accomplish everything and claim the coveted title of Stardew Hero? Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Mar 21, 2016
    100
    Far more than just a farming game, this one-man labor of love is filled with seemingly endless content and heart.
  2. Mar 7, 2016
    95
    Stardew Valley has been the most rich and heartwarming experience I’ve had in a game in years.
  3. Mar 16, 2016
    90
    Stardew Valley is an absolutely charming little gem about forgetting all your worries and relaxing on a farm.
  4. Sep 23, 2016
    90
    Don't start this game if you value relationships, your job, your social life, and having free time. Stardew Valley will take all of that away from you, but it's okay because it's a great game.
  5. Mar 24, 2016
    88
    With so many interconnected systems, from the farm simulation to simple combat and cooking to crafting, and each driving the others forward in some way, it’s a deeper and more complex game than you’d expect after the first day on the farm. There’s plenty to do while I wait to uncover more of the Valley’s secrets, and the prospect of filling my days with new adventures or just a better harvest is too enticing to pass up.
  6. Mar 19, 2016
    86
    It's a trip to the countryside with incredibly motivating game mechanics. Once you're there, you won't come back very soon.
  7. Mar 1, 2016
    73
    Despite all odds, it seems Stardew Valley is a different game than the one it mimics. And a pretty fun, different game at that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 209
  1. Feb 26, 2016
    10
    Harvest Moon is back! And its simple and fun again. From the soundtrack to its gameplay its simply a true work of art done by one man. ThankHarvest Moon is back! And its simple and fun again. From the soundtrack to its gameplay its simply a true work of art done by one man. Thank You STARDEW VALLEY.o0O Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2020
    10
    If you got a girlfriend and you want to play something, this is the game you have been searching for. This game is simple (and not in a badIf you got a girlfriend and you want to play something, this is the game you have been searching for. This game is simple (and not in a bad way) to understand and you could even give a mouse/keyboard or a controller to someone that doesnt even have any experience on games, yet that person would understand the mechanics of the game quickly. Seriously this game is ton of hours of relaxing entertainment playing alone or multiplayer. God lord the soundtrack is amazing! My favourite season is Summer since you can listen the "Nature's Crescendo" song and I just love it. I can't believe how a single person managed to make the coding, visual art and songs. This game deserves more. Expand
  3. Apr 17, 2016
    10
    I was pleasantly surprised by this game, having never played something even remotely similar I was a little skeptical when I bought it, but II was pleasantly surprised by this game, having never played something even remotely similar I was a little skeptical when I bought it, but I am so glad I did. The graphics are lovely and charming and really sets the tone for the game, and the game play while relatively simple has yet to become boring and lack luster. But what really made me love this game was how quickly I came attached to the characters, the town, etc. Starting off as the new guy in town and slowly integrating yourself into the community has been something that I have found so rewarding. If you are even remotely interested in this game, please give it a try, an easy 10 and one of the most engaging and addictive games I have every played. Expand
  4. May 19, 2018
    9
    8.5
    Comparándolo con los juegos nuevos de HM es un excelente juego pero comparándolo con el primer HM o tale of two towns solo es bueno o los
    8.5
    Comparándolo con los juegos nuevos de HM es un excelente juego pero comparándolo con el primer HM o tale of two towns solo es bueno o los de PS2.
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  5. Apr 2, 2016
    9
    My Girlfriend loves it. I haven't played it but i guess 98% positive Reviews on Steam speaks for itself. Would give it a 10 but it has noMy Girlfriend loves it. I haven't played it but i guess 98% positive Reviews on Steam speaks for itself. Would give it a 10 but it has no other Languages than English atm. These kind of Games need more Translations. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2020
    9
    Incrível ambientação, com uma quantidade absurda de atividades e eventos a serem realizados, uma história que apesar de ser simples é muitoIncrível ambientação, com uma quantidade absurda de atividades e eventos a serem realizados, uma história que apesar de ser simples é muito imersiva. Expand
  7. Apr 5, 2016
    0
    I'm shocked.
    - Graphics are pre-historic and the 2D sprites are "ok" at best.
    - Sounds and music are very basic and have MIDI quality. -
    I'm shocked.
    - Graphics are pre-historic and the 2D sprites are "ok" at best.
    - Sounds and music are very basic and have MIDI quality.
    - Characters are bland and lack personality.
    - The gameplay mechanics are boring and repetitive. The combat mechanics is ridiculously uncreative. I felt insulted.
    The gameplay in general, lack any depth. Everything is a chore, and due poor time management mechanics, it's impossible to not be stressed by this game, And if you want to gift those bland NPCs, be prepared for more stressful time trying to catch them.

    And about the story, well, I'm afraid I can't really complete a review because after the first year I stopped playing and deleted this game. Only the thought of going trough all this again was too much for me.

    I can't think of anything but give this game a solid 0.
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