There are video games of just about every genre that a person could imagine. From massive battle royale-style gamesto role-playing games or adventure games and even life simulation games.
Life simulation games can take many forms but one really popular version is the farming game. Whether it's a game entirely focused on running a farm or it has a little more to it, they can be a ton of fun! There are so many of them that it can be hard to pick the best one.
Keep reading to see the top ten farming games, ranked from the worst to the best.
10 Hay Day
Hay Day is a farming game that definitely falls on the more simple end of the farming game spectrum. This game is a lot of fun for people that loved to play Farmville back in the day. This game has the bonus of being a mobile game, meaning that it can be fun to play on the go, but tends to lack some of the features that other farming games have.
But for someone looking for a mobile game where they can farm and fish, this game is a solid choice.
9 Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is the latest game to be released in the Harvest Moon series. This game series is focused heavily on not just running a farm but also building relationships with the people around them. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns was released in 2017 on the Nintendo 3DS but prior installments in the game were releasd on other platforms as well.
In the game, the player controls the main character and in most games, has just taken over a run-down farm that is no longer being taken care of. It's their job to build it back up to its former glory, get married, and start a family while taking care of their crops and animals.
Minecraft is a building game that was designed to look like an old school 8-bit game. This game got a lot of people hooked because of its open-world format and the huge variety of things to do in the game.
Staxel is a PC game that may look like it's simply a Minecraft mod to enhance the way farming works, but it's actually a separate game entirely! In Staxel, players get to build and maintain a farm while getting to know the people around them and doing quests in order to help them and maintain a friendship with them.
7 Voodoo Garden
Voodoo Garden is a really unique farming game. It's a PC game that was released in 2016 and costs $2.99 on Steam - or less if you find it on sale. This farming game is a pretty unique one because you don't simply live on a farm, you're on a farm in a swamp with all kinds of unique helpers and power ups.
As the swamp's plants grow, spirits come to help you and you're able to purchase all kinds of new totems, plants, and animals as you upgrade your farm and craft potions. Voodoo Garden is a casual, clicker-style game but the unique setting and concept keep it fun.
6 Farming Simulator
Farming Simulator is a series of games that are, as the name suggests, totally based on farming. These games have been released almost yearly since Farming Simulator 2008 was released and come on both PC and console as well as mobile versions of the games.
These games follow as the player runs a farm as they grow crops and animals and then sell the items that they've harvested from their farms. For people that want a serious farming experience, this series is perfect.
5 My Time at Portia
My Time at Portia is a game that was released in 2019 and has become a pretty popular indie simulation game since it was released. In this game, the player inhabits Pa's old workshop and is tasked with restoring it back to its former glory by growing crops, helping the people in town, and raising animals.
Along with farming, the game also allows the player to explore the mines, take part in festivals in the town of Portia, go fishing, and play fun mini-games within the game itself.
4 Slime Rancher
Slime Rancher is a really quirky, unique game that has been released on multiple platforms from PC to consoles. Slime Rancher is a game that is set on a faraway planet where the player controls Beatrix LaBeau, a rancher who just moved to this planet to start life on her new ranch.
In this game, players catch, breed, and care for different species of creatures known as Slimes while growing crops, expanding the ranch, and earning money by selling Plorts that they harvest from their Slimes.
Terraria is a building game that was released in 2011 and originally came out as a PC game but has since been released on several other platforms including home consoles, handheld consoles, and as a mobile game.
This game has a super open-world setting, allowing the player to do basically anything they want. Whether it's staying at home to garden and grow a variety of crops or going out into the world to explore and gather materials, it's all up to the player and their own creativity.
2 Don't Starve Together
Don't Starve Together is the multiplayer version of the game Don't Starve. Although thi can be played either with friends or with strangers in open servers, this game can also be played alone for players that are looking to do their own thing.
This game is one that has a very open-world, allowing the player to really take control of what happens and mold it to their play style. Anyone who has played this game will know that food is the key, so having at least a couple farms near camp is crucial.
1 Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley is an indie game that has been released on multiple different platforms. This game is similar to some others like Harvest Moon in that it doesn't just have a heavy emphasis on farming, it also puts a lot of focus on befriending and building relationships with people in the nearby town.
In this game, the player is tasked with taking over their late grandfather's farm. There, they have crops and animals while helping to restore the nearby town through doing quests and completing various objectives.