Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

Steam
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$15
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$14.56

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Stardew Valley for PC is a game that allows players to get away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, whether at school or work, and see what it is like to take over a slightly dilapidated farm, working to raise crops, raise money, craft gifts for neighbours and much more. A farm simulation game, this is a role playing action game, albeit one where the action is gentle and farming oriented, rather than the usual gung-ho battle tactics of an RPG. About the Game Players are given a...
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Stardew Valley for PC is a game that allows players to get away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, whether at school or work, and see what it is like to take over a slightly dilapidated farm, working to raise crops, raise money, craft gifts for neighbours and much more. A farm simulation game, this is a role playing action game, albeit one where the action is gentle and farming oriented, rather than the usual gung-ho battle tactics of an RPG.

About the Game


Players are given an online journal in which their current tasks are inscribed: the successful completion of each ensures that you can claim your reward – so satisfying to click to claim! – and see the next task come up.

In the extremely simplified calendar, there are four seasons, each lasting about twenty eight days and within each season certain tasks should be done, and certain crops can be grown. It is impossible to grow products out of season without the greenhouse. Use your journal as an in-game guide and to-do list to ensure you water what needs watering, plant those crops that need to go in that particular month-season, and harvest those that are ready.

Be careful not to become too exhausted when you leave the farm without food to hand – if you run out of energy, you will need to spend a sizeable amount of gold to be transported home to recover. A large amount of gold and a number of your precious inventory items will be taken too, which should be warning enough for most people not to do it more than once!

Multiplayer Benefits


While the game works very well as a solo player game, the addition of multiplayer some time after the initial release was an excellent idea. You and your real life friends can form a farming community online, working next to each other, gifting each other excess produce and crafted items and working the land to create what feels surprisingly like a real community in which everyone works hard and gets the benefit of friendship and extra goodies when they are needed.

Stands the Test of Time


Sometimes these farming (or building or construction etc) simulation games can be great at first, with plenty of engagement initially, that sooner or later dies down into boredom at doing the same old things all the time, creating the same items and farming the same crops. Stardew has niftily avoided this by keeping the immersion levels high in a number of ways:

  • Go on a date: The village is full of surprisingly realistic characters, some of whom will like you, while others avoid you and need to be pursued in order to get chatting to them. You can date an NPC in this game, wooing them and bringing them to live at your farm with you.

  • Build a bridge: As you progress in the game, previously broken bridges are repaired, giving you access to new areas of the game where you can forage, clear the land and generally explore about a bit. There are other ways to expand too – do not neglect the old bus station!

  • Mine for gold: Finding a sword leads your character into a mine, where they best increasingly more powerful enemies the further into the mine they descend. Booting the enemies out of the mine, gives you metals, which you can use for new crafts, including some astonishingly sophisticated items.

  • Keep on farming: The daily grind does continue, with your loyal journal giving you a nudge whenever you need it, but even here there are new crops to plant, new techniques to master and new recipes to gather the ingredients for, keeping your interest high enough to keep coming back, day after day to feed the chickens, plant the seeds, harvest the crops…

  • Stardew Valley for PC is available for purchase on Instant Gaming for a fraction of its retail price. You will receive an official key and be able to play the game in seconds. Play smart. Pay less.

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    • OS *: Windows Vista or greater
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 mb video memory, shader model 3.0+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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    Stardew Valley Review

    Stardew Valley is a charming and relaxing farming simulator with a wide variety of activities to enjoy. It features a charming pixel art style, a heartwarming story, and a cast of memorable characters.

    Players can farm, fish, mine, forage, explore, and befriend the townspeople. There are also many festivals and events to participate in throughout the year.

    Stardew Valley is a game that can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels. It is a great way to unwind after a long day or to escape into a world where you can set your own pace and enjoy the simple things in life.

    Score: 9/10
    • Charming and relaxing
    • Great for players of all ages and skill levels
    • Varied content and activities
    • Can be repetitive at times
    • Some performance issues on older devices
    • Can be slow-paced at times
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    My bf was the one who recommended me buying this game, and I don't regret it! It's a really relaxing game and I really enjoy being able to create my customized farm. I really recommend this game to relax and have fun!
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    Stardew Valley is a really chill and fun game to play, plus there are opportunities to add mods on as well, for anyone who likes adding more spice! would definitely recommend this game 100/100!!! <3 <3
    • peaceful
    • Fun
    • Mods
    • Can be overwhelming sometimes
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    Stardew valley, on vous a probablement vendu le titre pour son aspect relaxant, calme appaisant et autres synonymes. Il se trouve en effet que le jeu est plutôt sympathique a vous les joies d'être fermier... Non pas comme dans la vraie vie ou vous devez vous lever a 6AM pour aller labourrer de nombreux hectares pour toucher une misère, mais plutôt une vie calme dans un petit village paisible situé loin de tout souci extérieur. La progression est plutôt modérée, les interactions sont elles aussi réussies(même si les gens vous oublient TRÈS vite) enfin bref un petit jeu sympa.
    • C'est joli, meme pour du pixel art !
    • Tout va bien
    • Fermier, quel beau métier
    • Impossible d'installer une VF chez moi
    • Les gens ont tendance à nous détester très vite si on ne leur parle pas souvent
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    I love this game. You can download a lot of mod which is very good. The most Value For Money game I ever bought! I surelly will recomend anyone buy this game. Great fun game, good graphics and game-play, plenty of things to do and explore. Good Story.
    • Relaxing game
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    Ich liebe dieses spiel einfach. Man hat ewig viel zu erkunden und taucht förmlichein in die welt. Da hat man zum einen seine farm mit den tieren und auf der anderen seite kann man ein komplettes höhlensystem erforschen. Außerdem gibt es noch die Stadtbewohner die das ganze spiel interessanter machen mit ihren quests.
    • Viele stunden Spielzeit
    • klobiges menü
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    Very good game!! i buy it 3 days ago and cant stop playing day and night. i see this game 2 years now and thought its not something special, till i decided to buy it.. very addictive and nice!!! you must try it ;)
    • Easy to play
    • Some times you have to look in internet to find answers
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    It is a truly magical experience. Games can often be enjoyable but they don’t all manage to be as captivating as this. This is the sort of game that ideally requires a significant amount of time to be invested. The enjoyment doesn’t necessarily come from the day-to-day actions you perform, but rather from the general growth of pride, satisfaction, and sense of security as the days go by. The sense of community along with the great soundtrack included with the game are things that I can't left aside, such a joy to hear. I'm sure that you will play for hours.
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