3 Games You Should Play Similar to Animal Crossing

3 Games You Should Play Similar to Animal Crossing

3 Games You Should Play Similar to Animal Crossing

3 Games You Should Play Similar to Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing was a Nintendo classic. However, New Horizons is the latest addition to the Nintendo Switch. It’s currently the second-best-selling Switch title. Its familiarity and calm atmosphere was the ideal escape from everyday life.

Nintendo has now confirmed that the 2.0 update will be the last major update to New Horizons. A new Animal Crossing game is possible, but it’s likely that this will not happen anytime soon.

This is a disappointing news but there are many Animal Crossing-style games available if you still want something light, comfortable, and relaxing.

Here are 10 games such as Animal Crossing that you can play when you want to unwind and relax.

1. Stardew Valley

ConcernedApe is the developer
Publisher: ConcernedApe, Chucklefish
Platform(s),: PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, Switch, iOS and Android

Stardew Valley is another game that offers a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. You leave your boring office job and move to Pelican Town, where you live on the old farm of your grandfather.

You will need to work hard to make the farm a thriving, profitable business. The farm is very overgrown and has few buildings. Similar to Animal Crossing, you’ll find many villagers around the town who are eager to get to know each other. Each villager has their own personalities and backstories.

Developer: Bitten Toast Games
Publisher: Bitten Toast Games
Platform(s) available: PC, Mac, Switch

Garden Paws heavily draws inspiration from Animal Crossing’s charming visuals as well as its addictive slice-of life gameplay. You inherit a farm from your grandparents. Now it is up to you to make the town a success.


There are many characters you can play, including horses, dogs, cats, humans, and even dragons. The world has many anthropomorphic characters that you can befriend just like Animal Crossing. However, you cannot hit people you don’t like with a net.

2. Hokko Life

Developer: Wonderscope, Wonderscope AB
Publisher: Wonderscope AB, Team17
Platform(s): Mac, PC

Hokko Life is a peaceful, comfortable town with a similar design to Animal Crossing. It also has a similar formula as Animal Crossing.

You arrive in Hokko, a charming animal-run community. You have a lot of customization options, including the ability change your hairstyle, eyes, and hair color.

3. My Time at Portia

Developer: Pathea
Publisher: Team17
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

My time at Portia takes place in a postapocalyptic setting. It has the same addictive gameplay and joyful atmosphere as Animal Crossing. Portia is a pleasant town, but there are dark secrets hidden within it that you will discover as you go along the story.

As a builder, you can create a variety of contraptions and objects to satisfy commissions and improve your town. While crafting is the main income source, you will soon be able to engage in other activities such as farming, raising livestock, collecting relics, mine, or fighting baddies for valuable loot.

3 Games You Should Play Similar to Animal Crossing
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