18 Games Like Slime Rancher

Games Like Slime Rancher Our list of games like Slime Rancher features other unique titles that use farming or breeding mechanics while challenging the player in interesting ways.

Slime Rancher entered Steam Early Access in early 2016 and was rapidly praised for its unique gameplay mechanics and presentation. Following a rancher by the name of Beatrix LeBeau players will explore an open world as they attempt to wrangle various slimes. Once placed in your own slime farm players are tasked with feeding, raising and breeding them while expanding your farm as desired. With dozens of slimes that range from friendly to hostile and have their own diet requirements slime ranching is anything but easy.

By caring for slimes and feeding them the appropriate food items based on the type of slime you’ll be able to produce plorts, one of the games main currencies that can be exchanges for gold to upgrade your farm further. In order to achieve your objectives players are armed with a sucking vacuum tool called the VacPack that lets you suck in objects and release them later.

The games similar to Slime Rancher below feature other adventures that use farming or breeding in interesting ways. The majority of titles below also feature open ended gameplay that let the player choose their own destiny and explore varied game worlds.



Games Like Slime Rancher

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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)
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Grow Home

Grow Home is an adventure where you’ll literally have to grow their Star Plant to be able to return home. While there is some platforming involved this short robotic adventure is more about the exploration based journey than the challenge. Set in a colourful game world players control B.U... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(9 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)
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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)
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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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Creatures Exodus

Creatures Exodus was released in 2004 as a compilation package of Creatures 3 and Docking Station. Creatures 3 was one of the most advanced and popular games in the evolution simulation series known as Creatures. Creatures 3 offers similar gameplay to previous games in the series with players h... Read More »

User Score
8.0
(14 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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Proteus

Proteus is more of an artistic exploration experience than a game but is still very impressive and enjoyable. In Proteus you will explore a randomly generated game world and simply spend time enjoying your surroundings. If you enjoy going on exploration adventures in other randomly generated ga... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(26 votes)
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Creatures: The Albian Years

Creatures: The Albian Years is a re-released version of Creatures 1 and 2 which also comes with the additional Life Kits and Object Packs which add additional content to the games. The first two games in the Creatures series take place on the planet of Albia which features a variety of environm... Read More »

User Score
6.7
(15 votes)
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Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is the Xbox 360 exclusive sequel to the widely popular Viva Pinata. With similar gameplay but additional biomes and co-operative play the title is everything you loved plus a little extra. The game was eventually made available on Xbox One through the Rare Repla... Read More »

User Score
7.4
(7 votes)
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Viva Pinata

Viva Pinata turns a unique game idea into a fun sandbox simulation game with beautifully crafted graphics that can be enjoyed by all ages. Viva Pinata is published by Microsoft Game Studios and is available on PC and Xbox 360 (with spin-off games on the Nintendo DS). The focus in Viva Pinata is... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(13 votes)
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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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Funky Barn

Armed with a weird name and Wii U exclusivity Funky Barn enters into the simulation genre, challenging players to build a farm of cute animals and manage your farm economy. Starting at the basics as one would expect players are given a fairly barren plot of farm land, limited resources and only... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(12 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)
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Farming Simulator 2015

Ever wanted to play farmer? Farming Simulator 2015 lets you achieve just that with a sprawling farm at your disposal. Featuring authentic vehicles the game lives up to its simulator name by making you feel like you’re working hard on the farm. Farming Simulator 2015 isn’t the first ... Read More »

User Score
5.6
(7 votes)
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Zoo Tycoon 2

Zoo Tycoon 2 builds on the gameplay of the original game and offers a solid tycoon experience that will have players creating animal exhibits, maintaining the park finances, keeping the guests happy and everything else that comes with running your own zoo. The game was published by Microsoft Ga... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(31 votes)
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Wildlife Park 2

Wildlife Park 2 is the second game in the popular business simulation game series and has a number of similarities to the Zoo Tycoon series. Wildlife Park 2 was developed by Deep Silver for Windows and released in 2006 with two expansion packs being released in later years (Crazy Zoo and Marine... Read More »

User Score
9.1
(14 votes)
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Zoo Tycoon

The original Zoo Tycoon promises an experience very similar to that of Roller Coaster Tycoon and has players managing their own zoo. The game was originally released in 2001 with two expansion packs, a Nintendo DS port, a sequel and a complete 2013 remake for the Xbox also created. Zoo Tycoon a... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(9 votes)