Farming sim is the perfect genre for casual players. Especially if you mix it with some RPG elements. Such as relations with locals, character customization, interesting decisions, etc. There are billions of games like that. But today, I’ll be sharing 20 highest rated RPG farming games.
There are so many reasons to play RPG farming games. For starters, they are the most relaxing games you can find. Believe me, there is nothing more relaxing than planting a seed and harvesting crops. Also, exploring and crafting aspect of these games are giving a good sense of accomplishment.
20 best RPG farming games:
1. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is not only the highest rated RPG farming game of all times, but also one of the highest rated games in general.
In essence it’s a game about farmers life in a small town. You inherit your grandfather’s old farm plot and learn to live off the land. You can raise animals, grow corps, start an orchard, craft tools, interact with locals, and explore the land!
2. My Time at Portia
My Time at Portia is basically Stardew Valley in 3D graphics. Story is identical, you take over your Pa’s neglected workshop and restore it. In the meantime, you can grow crops, raise animals, and befriend townsfolk.
Its 3D cute graphics reminds me of the Zelda Breath of Wild. So, if you didn’t like the most popular farming RPG Stardew Valley because of its graphics, try My Time At Portia. You won’t be disappointed.
3. Coral Island
In terms of both graphics and gameplay, Coral Island is basically a Sims like farming sim game.
Be what you want in a vibrant island filled with opportunities. Such as farming, herding, diving, mining, crafting, looting, and interacting over 70 islanders.
4. Doraemon Story
Doraemon Story of Seasons is a fresh new take on the farming RPG genre.
First of all, the game is published by Bandai Namco. That means the game is set in the far villages of Japan. That alone offers a unique setting, or even biome. Secondly, Daemon is a boy who is obsessed with gadgets. So, there will be many gadgets to craft and use in farming related stuff. What can I say? It’s a cute, chill game that cures depression instantly.
5. Story of Seasons
Story of Seasons is a great farming life sim. Its characters are cute little chibi styled, which is a Japanese style of caricature. Animals are also cute little fluffy blobs! So, want to drown in cuteness while tending your farm? Then play Story of Seasons.
You can farm, grow animals, participate in horse races, mine, fish and do much more.
6. No Place Like Home
World is destroyed, its people left to planet Mars. You are one of the few people left behind, trying to make a living. So, No Place Like Home is a post-apocalyptic farming simulation.
You must clean the environment, craft with recycled items, domesticate surviving animals, and rebuild the world!
7. Sun Haven
Here is another game like Stardew Valley, except this one has magic, dragons, and monsters in it. Basically a farming sim in fantasy setting.
Best part about Sun Haven is 8-person multiplayer option.
8. Travellers Rest
You gotta love a tavern management game with farming elements. Treating customers with your own home-grown and home-made recipes is amazing.
TAVERN MANAGEMENT GAMES < Similar ones.
Travellers Rest features a journey of transforming a run-down in into a bustling social space. As an innkeeper, you can brew your own beer, run your own farm, and build a relationship with your customers.
Online co-op is on the way. Because the game is still in the early access. However, currently local co-op mode is available.
9. Lemon Cake
Lemon Cake is a bakery management game. However, it’s also a farming game because everything you bake in your shop is coming from your little farm. Home grown grains, home-baked cakes. That’s the life!
Story is always similar. You inherit an old broken-down bakery and renovate it. It’s possible to serve cakes, coffee, sweets, and etc. to your customers after unlocking each upgrade.
10. My Time at Sandrock
Here is another farming RPG from the creators of My Time at Portia. Both games are similar. However, this time the game is set in post-apocalyptic world instead of a paradise like village.
It’s gonna be tough to make a living in a vast desert. But it is a welcoming challenge for those who played My Time at Portia already.
11. Big Farm Story
Big Farm Story is one of those super cute farming RPGs. Its graphics are kinda reminds me of Animal Crossing. In this game you can create your dream farm, by yourself or co-op with friends.
Make your house, play with cute animals, meet the villagers, and delve into farming adventure!
Staxel is a farming game set in a voxel-based world, pretty similar to Minecraft.
Like all other similar games, you can farm, meet villagers, fish, bug hunt, and build your house in Staxel. You can join your friends in Staxel because it does have online co-op option.
Again, it’s heavily inspired by Minecraft. Graphics, crops, trees, animals, even villagers look alike. Except, there are no monsters in Staxel.
13. Hokko Life
Start your new life in the cute village of Hokko! Take over an old workshop and get creative! Each and every material you need are available in Hokko. So, collect your tools and get started.
You can completely renovate the village, build new buildings, and custom design everything! Literally create your own dream paradise.
14. Pumpkin Days
Pumpkin Days is a classic Farming sim game with an immersive story. A rich man is trying to build factory in your beautiful town. You can either side with the museum and stop it or switch to dark side and help the factory built. The choice is yours.
Along the way you can farm fish, raise animals, mine, catch bugs, marry, and raise a family.
Kynseed is a life simulator with RPG elements, just like Stardew Valley. I don’t know about you but I really like pixel-art games.
What awaits you in Kynseed? Farming, running business, cooking, crafting, raising a family, and Final Fantasy like turn-based combat.
All in all, it will be a great chance for those who are bored with Stardew Valley.
16. Alchemy Story
Alchemy Story lets you discover a world of magic, cute creatures, and adventure. For a farming simulation game, it’s pretty unique. If you like magic and farming, don’t miss this title.
You can grow crops, hunt fish, mine, interact with locals, and brew potions as an aspiring alchemist.
Though the best part of Alchemy Story is caring for cute pets in it.
17. Farmer’s Dynasty
Here’s a farmer sim with modern farming tools. It’s a unique mix of farming, constructing, and life simulation.
In the game, you’ll be rebuilding your grandfather’s farm and start your own dynasty. Using modern agricultural machinery and tractors is quite interesting.
It’s basically like Medieval Dynasty but in modern era.
18. Harvest Moon
Here is another anime styled cute 3D farming role playing game.
Harvest Moon: One Wolrd is hosting a large variety of biomes to explore. Such as forest, tropical island, desert, volcano, snowy north, and more.
You’ve already saved the world in Littlewood. Now it’s time to rebuild it. It’s a peaceful and relaxing RPG with cute NES like pixel graphics.
First build structures such as Tavern, Lumber Mill, Fishing Hut, and even a Magical Library. Then farm and harvest whatever material is needed to run new businesses.
20. Verdant Village
Let’s end this list with a lesser-known hidden gem. Verdant Village is a 2020 early access game with only 50 steam reviews. But those reviews are %92 positive.
In the game you can create A Thriving Farm, brew drinks, uncover mysteries, meet townsfolk, marry, sail, and do combat! Basically a budgeted Stardew Valley.