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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: 16 out of 269
  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. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    Stardew Valley might appear as a basic farming sim but underneath there is a hidden gem of a game. Developed by only one person, this game isStardew Valley might appear as a basic farming sim but underneath there is a hidden gem of a game. Developed by only one person, this game is made with soul and love and you can see and feel it while you play.

    Pros:
    - Atmosphere is calming and relaxing.
    - Gameplay has a fine line between grind and progress.
    - Friendship system and romance. The residents of Stardew Valley have a lot of personality and have heart events which promotes character development.
    - Variety of things to do, farming, fishing, mining, combat.
    - Multiple options for replayability, new farm layouts, etc.
    - Has multiplayer options and in depth option for it.
    - Soundtrack is lovely and fits for the game.
    - Bundles, which makes you plan ahead and creates self goals.
    - Seasons which spice up things with special holidays and events.
    - The developer has been pushing free updates and is usually available if help is needed.
    - The game is dirt cheap if you compare it to the hours you would put into the game.

    Cons
    - Can be a bit hard to get into the game at first. The game doesn't tell you what to do and you are on your own. You do get some mini quests that push you into the right direction but I've seen people quit before getting into the game. This can be a con or a pro for people.

    Overall, I can't stress enough how much value this game offers. It has so much soul in it and I recommend it for everyone.

    Verdict - 10/10.
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  3. Mar 22, 2016
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. ich willl das spiel auch spielen geht aber nicht weil ich ein mac habe und könnt das spiel auch für mac raus bringen ich würde mich sehr fröhen

    Liebe grüße Panderbär
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  4. Mar 3, 2017
    9
    Stardew Valley is the kind of game that you watch someone play and think to yourself, or if you're feeling rude you say to the person, "HowStardew Valley is the kind of game that you watch someone play and think to yourself, or if you're feeling rude you say to the person, "How could you possibly waste your time on that!?"

    Then after much prodding and pushing you decide to give it a try...and...well...then you're preaching about the wonders of this game that only just a little bit ago you were criticising. Welcome to Stardew Valley.

    The thing about this game is that it's really fun. It has all the elements of Harvest Moon you may or may not have loved and then takes everything just a step further in terms of depth, farming...there's some RPG elements present that are light but very enjoyable. Also, runs perfectly on low spec machines. It's a prefect laptop game.

    Really, nothing I say is going to convince you to buy it a try it. Just do it. It's a lot of fun...even if on the surface you can't imagine how that's possible.
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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. Dec 10, 2020
    9
    Nice game - 100 hours.ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
  7. May 28, 2021
    0
    Игра очень скучна и в конце концов надоедает. К сожалению, но это так. Как бы я себя не заставлял продвинуться, никак не получалось. ИграИгра очень скучна и в конце концов надоедает. К сожалению, но это так. Как бы я себя не заставлял продвинуться, никак не получалось. Игра могла быть хорошей, но не вышло Expand

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