Harvest Moon is considered to be one of the best farming game ever to be developed. The game was designed for Super Nintendo consoles and over the years the developers released many sequels. Each sequel received many critical acclaims. But, no matter how great a game is, you can play it only to a certain limit. Once you have played the game completely, there is nothing more left to explore and derive fun out of. This is the time when you start looking for alternatives. In this article we rally the two 12 games like Harvest Moon for PC you would truly love to play. Keep reading!
As the name suggests, the game is all about Voodoo magic. So, you can very well judge that it will not be the regular farming game where all you have to do is grow the vegetables and fruits. In this game, you will farm some of the mystical vegetables, fruits and even herbs that you will later use to produce even more mystical items. During the gameplay, you also need to chase and catch the animals from the swamp. These animals also help you grow more effective and powerful magical items. In fact, you can also pet some of the animals who can be alongside you all the time. At a certain point, you may also choose to sacrifice the pets to gain more magical powers. We can say that Voodoo Garden is a farming game with a magical twist. The game is available for $2.99.
If you have been looking for games like Harvest Moon and you stumble upon this game, you will be surprised to see the striking resemblances it offers. It is not just the gameplay that is similar but also the graphics that make it a perfect alternative to Harvest Moon. But, as you spend some hours playing the game, you realize that Stardew Valley is indeed more advanced than Harvest Moon. This game offers to you a much bigger arena for the gameplay. Just like Harvest Moon, you can grow fruits, vegetables, and crops. You can also tender livestock and raise the poultry. I would say if you loved playing Harvest Moon, you will definitely love this one as well. Stardew Valley is available for $14.99.
Wayward is another game you would like to play if you have played and liked Harvest Moon. You may not find a lot of similarities but the gameplay is such that it keeps you engaged all the time. It will not be an exaggeration to say that this game is rather a blend of many other online games such as Ultima and Minecraft. Wayward is a survival game with the objective of collecting the resources and obtaining the items in order to survive. The game isn’t divided into levels. It is all about the game play. You need to craft the items to have better chances of survival. The game doesn’t also have a lot of rules.
Plantera is another interesting game for those who have enjoyed Harvest Moon. The objective of the game is pretty simple. You need to grow the trees and fruits. At the same time, you need to catch and raise the animals. I have played the game for hours and what I really loved about it is the graphics. The game is quite immersive and engaging. You start with a small land and then the objective is to expand it. During the process, you get to meet various helpers who are willing to work on your garden. Of course, there will also be many challenges. Once you have hired the helpers, they continue to work on your farm even when you have quit the game.
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5.Rune Factory 4
Rune Factory 4 is another game that I find very close to Harvest Moon in many ways. This game involves farming and marriage system. It also offers to explore. However, it also adds new elements such as exploring dungeons that may make it more interesting than Harvest Moon. The game also involves a great deal of craft. In fact, it is the main aspect of the game. The objective is to explore and collect the resources and use those resources to craft various items that help you progress in the game. Your character is in charge of the town and hence you have a lot of helpers and workers under your command to whom you can issue orders. The biggest objective of the game is to make sure your town prospers and the people are happy.
If truth be told, I will not call Terraria an alternative to Harvest Moon. The reason is pretty simple. There is hardly any farming simulation involved in the game. But, the reason I have added this game to the list is that it offers a game play quite similar to that of Harvest Moon. You have to collect resources, explore the map and build your town. But, you also need to fight and survive. Terraria brings the element of action to the game making it all the more thrilling and exciting. The graphics of the game are quite stunning. The game seems to have borrowed many features from Minecraft as well.
7.Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a pretty unique game in many ways. Of course, it has many aspects mirroring Harvest Moon, but it brings the whole gamut of life into the game play instead of just farming. The game simulates your life and lets you live it in many different ways. The game puts you into the shoes of a sleepy town which hardly sees any tourists. The objective of the game is to transform this town into a beautiful place which can draw more tourists. You have complete control over the town and you can set your own rules.
8.Shepherd’s Crossing 2
Shepherd’s Crossing is also quite like Harvest Moon but I find it to be more realistic. It has a number of its own unique features and styles. The second edition of Shepherd’s Crossing is a big improvement over the first. The developers have added many necessary elements to the game play that were surprisingly missing in the previous version. The game involves growing the crops and food. You also have to raise animals. You have to make your land more prosperous by working on it from the scratch. I really liked this game and believe that it is one of the best alternatives to Harvest Moon. However, the game is pretty expensive as it costs nearly $50.
This is another interesting farming game you can play as an alternative to Harvest Moon. The game is available to be played on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Even though it is considered as an alternative to Harvest Moon and offers many similarities, it has various unique elements of its own. The game offers farming in a more funky and stylish way. The animals are cute and more fun to be with. Of course you need to grow crops and raise animals, but you will have more fun doing it. All in all, it is a wonderful game to play.
Miramagia is also a farming game but it gives you a completely new angle with the magical twist. It is a pretty exciting game I would say. The best thing about this game is that it is completely online and totally free to play. It borrows many elements from the MMORPG genre. So, if you like the blend of role-playing and farming, this is the perfect game for you. Like any role-playing game, you need to select one of the classes; there are 4 in total. While you continue to grow the farm, you also learn some pretty awesome magic tricks.
Wild Season is similar to Harvest Moon as far as the game play and graphics are concerned. But, there are several differences as well. Wild Season focuses a lot on the storyline, which Harvest Moon does not. You start as a young peasant who has just purchased a piece of land. The land is riddled with boulders, wooden logs and trash, which you must first get rid of. Once that’s done, you can begin farming and raising animals. The storyline offers more depth than most other such games I have played. This is why this game can keep you hooked for many hours.
12. Farm Up
What’s really cool about Farm Up is that it is a multi-platform game that you can even play on your smartphone. But, that’s not the only thing. The game play is pretty interesting too. What you have to do is make sure the cash flow is maintained. For that, you need to manage your farm and animals. The biggest challenge is energy, which is limited and hence you must put it to the best use. As the game play progresses, you advance through the levels. Farm Up is a good alternative to Harvest Moon.