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As a young boy, you visited your grandfather's farm one summer, which was one of the best there was. Now, some years later, your grandfather has passed away and you inherited his farm, which is now in a state of disrepair. The Mayor of the village has given you three years to turn things around, and bring the farm back to a state that your grandfather would be proud of. At the same time, you must also think about dating and getting married to secure a place in the village. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get dirty, because that farm needs help and you're the only one who can make it the best farm anyone's seen.


Harvest Moon: Back to Nature PlayStation Meeting the mayor.
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature PlayStation Married to Popuri.
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature PlayStation Title screen
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature PlayStation Giving Pink Cat Flower to Popuri.

Promo Images

Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Screenshot
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Screenshot
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "牧場物語 ハーベストムーン" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Bokujou Monogatari Harvest Moon" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Back to relaxing country life... Iris-chan (72) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature; is it the best in the series? Sam Gordon (2) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Dec 15, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
GamePen Aug 12, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Jan 25, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Absolute Playstation 2001 79 out of 100 79 Jun 20, 2001 75 out of 100 75
IGN Nov 27, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Super Play (Sweden) Jul, 2001 7 out of 10 70
PSM Jan, 2001 7 out of 10 70
All Game Guide 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 6.75 out of 10 68


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Fall 1st mail 1 Aimee Cox
May 18, 2008



There is a green, duck-like creature that lives in the lake at the base of Mother's Hill. However, there is more to this creature than a simple, made-up character. In fact, the Kappa is actually a part of Japanese folk-lore. It is a mythical creature that resembles a duck, and supposedly loves cucumbers. And of course, cucumbers are the Kappa's favorite in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature as well.

Title translation

The translated title of this game in English from Japanese comes out as "The Ranch Love Story: Harvest Moon."

Version differences

In Japan, another version of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature exists for the PSX, with a female main character, slightly different gameplay, and a different story. Its title is translated to "Harvest Moon for Girls", but this version hasn't been translated for the U.S.

Information also contributed by Iris-chan and WildKard

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Satoshi Kunsai (2077) added Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PlayStation) on Feb 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (245119) and Sciere (630524)