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Stardew Valley is an RPG inspired by the Harvest Moon games where you play as the inheritor of an old farm in a small town called Stardew Valley. Leaving the taxing big city life behind, you embark upon a quest to restore the neglected tract through dedication and hard work.

The gameplay consists of keeping the plot of land clean from decaying plants, stones, logs and stumps, planting and fostering new vegetation, discovering new places, combating hostile animals and monsters, earning money and collecting materials in order to create new tools and buildings, joining in social activities and events, befriending and romancing non-playable characters, all while managing the protagonist's energy levels.

There are multiple subplots which the player may choose to impact, for example, one may choose to hinder or help Joja Corporation in outselling smaller businesses in order to control and renew the town which would rid it of its traditions. The game is an open-ended one and there is no official ending. The content changes often as it being updated regularly based on player feedback.


Stardew Valley Xbox One A small crop of plants.

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Alternate Titles

  • "星露谷物语" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "スターデューバレー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Switch Era Nintendo Switch Oct 11, 2017 10 out of 10 100
TechRaptor Windows May 02, 2016 10 out of 10 100
IGN Windows Aug 07, 2018 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Revolution Windows Mar 01, 2016 4.5 out of 5 90
Switch Player Nintendo Switch Oct 20, 2017 4.5 out of 5 90
The Escapist Windows Mar 16, 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot PlayStation 4 Oct 06, 2017 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch Oct 07, 2017 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamePro (Germany) (IDG) PlayStation 4 Dec 19, 2016 86 out of 100 86 Windows Mar 18, 2016 80 out of 100 80


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  • Steam Awards
    • 2016 — The 'I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award' Award — Nominated
    • 2016 — The 'Best Use Of A Farm Animal' Award — Nominated
    • 2017 — The 'The World Is Grim Enough Let's Just All Get Along' Award — Won

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