Here is your list of games like Fae Farm that are budget-friendly on Nintendo Switch and Steam!
Fae Farm is poised to be the most popular cozy game release of the year!
It has all the elements you’d expect from a cozy farm-sim rpg like harvesting crops, romancing townsfolk, cute baby animals and lots and lots of home decoration.
But what makes it stand out on its own is the addition of fairy magic! You can build the fairytale life of your dreams on the enchanted island of Azoria. The game has similar vibes as Stardew Valley so I expect it will be a hit with fans.
But unlike Stardew, Fae Farm comes with a hefty price tag.
The game is $59.99 (£49.99) on the Nintendo eShop, the same price as Animal Crossing New Horizons. But what New Horizons had that Fae Farm doesn’t is reputation.
Phoenix Labs is an independent game studio with one other title under its belt which is a free-to-play hunting action RPG MMO.
Quite the departure from relaxing and wholesome farming sims right?
Having not played Fae Farm yet I cannot comment on whether the game is worth its price tag but I am very much looking forward to seeing what the hype is about!
UPDATE 09/17: I’m currently playing the game and will do a full game review soon.
Until then let’s take a look at some similar games like Fae Farm that won’t make your purse cry out in distress.
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Palia is a free-to-play online MMO on PC that is also coming to Nintendo Switch this winter.
Get lost in a captivating shared world that prioritizes community and relaxation above your typical combat and competition.
Begin by crafting your own unique character and gathering precious resources. Cultivate thriving crops and forge genuine connections with the charming villagers.
It’s reminiscent of beloved titles like Stardew Valley. Yet what truly sets Palia apart is its rich online features. You can embark on exciting explorations with friends and share your wonderful experiences with the online community.
Watch my first impression playthrough on YouTube.
2. Stardew Valley
Stardew Valley, the beloved and enduringly popular farming sim, has firmly established itself as a timeless classic in the gaming world.
It provides an abundance of delightful entertainment that can be enjoyed by players of all ages and backgrounds. It’s a cherished and unforgettable experience for everyone who likes a charming pixelated world.
3. Coral Island
Coral Island offers a refreshing and relaxed twist on traditional farm simulation games.
Embrace your desired lifestyle and enjoy the laid-back rhythm of island living.
Cultivate the land, care for adorable animals, and even date someone from the diverse community of townspeople. You can actively contribute to the vitality and harmony of the world around you.
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4. Everdream Valley
Everdream Valley is a farming adventure sprinkled with a touch of magic!
During the day, transform your charming homestead into a vibrant summer haven. Cultivate crops, tend to animals, and rebuild to your heart’s delight.
When night falls, venture into the realm of dreams, embodying the diverse creatures of the farmland, and bring enchantment to the valley.
5. Wylde Flowers
Looking for more life simulation games? Join Tara as she embraces her magical destiny in the soulful Wylde Flowers.
By day, nurture your farm, and under the cover of night, weave enchanting spells while crafting your idyllic cottagecore existence and forming deep bonds with your coven.
Meet wonderful characters with real voices, and together, you’ll unravel this sweet local mystery that’s going to totally capture your heart.
6. The Witch of Fern Island
The Witch of Fern Island is a farming game about a young girl who wants to become a witch.
Play as Abrill, dive headfirst into the island’s rich culture, unearth its hidden mysteries, and hone your skills in the arcane arts.
Triumph over the island’s trials, showcasing your mastery of magic, and rise to fame as the most renowned witch in the region!
7. Sun Haven
Welcome to Sun Haven, a land now plagued by dark magic, where you’ve just arrived with meager funds and worn tools.
The responsibility to bring your dream farm to life rests solely on your shoulders.
Cultivate crops, tend to livestock, master the art of crafting, delve into mining and conquer formidable bosses. There’s always fishing (I hate fishing!) or creating delightful recipes, adorning your farm, fulfill quests, experiencing love, and venturing beyond the medieval town’s forested borders too.
Can you rise as the hero of Sun Haven and thwart the encroaching darkness before it’s too late?
Harvestella is now available on the Nintendo Switch.
Embrace the serenity of rural life as you cultivate the land, sow the seeds of prosperity, and reap a bountiful harvest.
However, the tranquil cycle of seasons is disrupted by the ominous Quietus, causing crops to wither, lives to be endangered, and it’s up to you and your newfound companions to unite and conquer these daunting trials.
Harvestella is a fresh and captivating lifestyle simulation RPG by SQUARE ENIX.
Within a vibrant and picturesque world, players will nurture their crops, forge connections with the charming townsfolk, triumph over imminent perils, uncover the world’s origins, and unveil the truth behind the calamity that unfolds with each changing season.
Your journey commences as you awaken amidst the chaos of “Quietus,” a calamitous force that threatens all life with every seasonal transition.
9. Paleo Pines
Step into the delightful world of Paleo Pines, an enchanting island renowned for its amiable dinosaurs, unique villagers, and intriguing history.
Watch my first impression of the game on YouTube.
Forge bonds with these majestic creatures, enlisting their aid in restoring your ranch and cultivating crops to craft your very own welcoming dinosaur haven.
Embark on thrilling adventures alongside your loyal companion, Lucky, as you unveil the island’s captivating mysteries.
10. Roots of Pacha
Step into the captivating world of Roots of Pacha, a prehistoric farming simulator that redefines a genre known for its charm in the simple and routine.
Unlike other similar games I’ve experienced, Pacha stands out by prioritizing the creation of a close-knit community and fostering a strong sense of fellowship.
Instead of leaving novice farmers to navigate the challenges alone, the Pachan Clan chooses to settle closely, ensuring mutual support and camaraderie from the start.
11. My Time At Sandrock
Are you on the hunt for your next farming adventure? Look no further than My Time At Sandrock.
Immerse yourself in a captivating desert world, inspired by the developer’s personal journey to the Gobi desert. Go on a quest to explore and uncover vital resources.
As the latest addition to the My Time series, this game brings a richer narrative and a plethora of expanded gameplay options. Witness the intricacies of farm management within a vibrant desert community that promises to keep you engaged.
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