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16 Games Like Rune Factory

Games Like Rune Factory Our list of games like Rune Factory offers a large number of other role playing games that combine simulation and monster battles.

Rune Factory is a popular spin-off to the Harvest Moon series, combining the life simulation elements of the HM franchise with monsters and swords the Rune Factory franchise has captivated a wide range of gamers. The Rune Factory franchise has over half a dozen offerings with the majority Nintendo being Nintendo platform exclusives.

While gameplay has changed slightly between game additions the core gameplay of the Rune Factory franchise revolves around growing crops, improving your farmstead and exploring dungeons. In these dungeons players can defeat monsters or choose to tame them instead which allows them to produce products on your farm or help tend your planted crops.

In Rune Factory players can also spend their time mining for minerals, fishing and increasing their wealth in order to upgrade weapons, farm tools and their house. While gameplay is open ended there is a linear storyline embedded in each Rune Factory game for players to follow if they wish.

The games like Rune Factory that you’ll find here offer other games where you’ll manage your life while also adventuring into dungeons. With games for PC, iOS, Android and other popular console platforms there is a game for everyone.



Games Like Rune Factory

worlds-dawn

World’s Dawn

Inspired by Harvest Moon, World’s Dawn offers up a colourful seaside village in need of your assistance in a social simulation game that will pull you in for over two dozen hours of gameplay. Players will immediately recognise the familiar top down graphic style as you quickly become ench... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(11 votes)
stardew-valley

Stardew Valley

After a hyped development phase Stardew Valley is finally here and is living up to all the hopes and dreams of Harvest Moon fans everywhere. Drawing large inspiration from the franchise Stardew Valley delivers a new farming experience that takes the well known formula but sprinkles its own impr... Read More »

User Score
9.2
(52 votes)
fantasy-life

Fantasy Life

Fantasy Life packs in a huge amount of customisation, cute graphics and a large open world. With a dozen different lives (classes) that each have their own activities and quests it’s easy to get lots of replay value from the game as each life promises a unique experience. Set in the world of Re... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(28 votes)
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River King: Mystic Valley

River King: Mystic Valley (Harvest Fishing in some European regions) takes farming simulation into the fishing simulation genre providing a great alternative especially for fans of fishing. The game is available on the Nintendo DS platform and was released in April 2008. In River King players d... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(12 votes)
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Shepherd’s Crossing 2

Shepherd’s Crossing 2 is farm simulation game available on the Nintendo DS that has many similarities to the popular Harvest Moon series. Development of Shepherd’s Crossing 2 was completed by Graffiti Entertainment with a 2010 release. The game features the beautifully crafted anime inspired gr... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(11 votes)
item-shop

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

If you like playing a farm simulation game but want to move away from farming Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale provides a good option. It takes the best parts of the game genre and incorporates it into management of an item shop. The game was developed by EasyGameStation and original released in ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(15 votes)
atelier-annie

Atelier Annie: Alchemist of Sera Island

Atelier Annie: Alchemist of Sera Island is a Nintendo DS game that blends role playing elements, resource management and item crafting together to create a fun and interesting adventure. The game follows Annie who loves nothing more than dreaming about marrying into money one day. This leads he... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(12 votes)
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Farm For Your Life

Farm for your Life is an interesting indie experience that combines zombies, farming, tower defence and even running your own restaurant. All of these gameplay elements are wrapped together into a cute graphical package and a very affordable price. Set in a game world where a heavy storm has st... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(22 votes)
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Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning is the second game in the franchise for the Nintendo 3DS. For the most part the game is the same as previous games in the Harvest Moon series but there is enough new content that long time fans will enjoy the new adventure. This time around players will be in ch... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(15 votes)
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a popular life simulation game with city building aspects available for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is published by Nintendo and was released in late 2012 (Japan) with international releases in June of 2013. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf players take control of the ma... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(26 votes)
avalon-code

Avalon Code

Avalon Code comes from the same minds that brought you the highly popular games of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory so you know you’ve got a great experience coming your way. The game saw its North American released in 2009 after great success from the 2008 release in Japan. The game takes p... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(14 votes)
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Animal Crossing: City Folk

Animal Crossing: City Folk is the third game in the popular game series and the only one that is available on the Nintendo Wii. The game was released in 2008 and re-released in 2011 in the Nintendo Selects Collection. City Folk has very similar life simulation gameplay to previous games under t... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(16 votes)
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Animal Crossing: Wild World

The second game in the Animal Crossing series is Animal Crossing: Wild World. Wild World released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS and is one of the top ten all time selling games for the console. In Wild World players live in a remote village that is populated by humanised animals. Gameplay involve... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(15 votes)
miramagia

Miramagia

Miramagia is a free to play game that combines farming simulation with a magical game world. It’s available to play online through your browser and was developed by the same company that produced the popular MMORTS game, Travian. At the start of your adventure players will get to choose from fo... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(19 votes)
wild-season

Wild Season

Wild Season is a Kickstarter born game title that intends to take the Harvest Moon formula and add its own spin on the life simulation genre. Available for Windows and Mac players will find Wild Season succeeds in some areas while falling in short in others. Wild Season opens with players takin... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(15 votes)
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Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley

Winter is the only season left in The Lost Valley and it is up to players to bring back the remaining seasons. With a whole world at your disposal and the ability shape the landscape like never before the experience is definitely different from the other Harvest Moon experiences that you’... Read More »

User Score
5.4
(13 votes)