15 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.
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Stardew Valley

Drawing inspiration from the Harvest Moon franchise Stardew Valley puts you at the centre of your own farming adventure. Using the well known as a foundation Stardew Valley takes the experience further than ever before with its own unique mechanics and superb game design which were refined throughout the games lengthy original development. Starting your adventure in the countryside players inherent a vast plot of land from their grandfather in the area known as Stardew Valley. At this stage char...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (54 votes)
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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 her to endlessly fantasize about the possibility and living a lazy lifestyle. Of course Annie’s parents are extremely worried about her daughter so they decide to consult her wise grandfather on the best met...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (12 votes)
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Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale explores an interesting blend of mechanics as you operate your own item shop and attempt to earn the maximum profit while haggling with your customers. On top of this core mechanic though Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale also encourages players to engage in dungeon crawling to obtain a steady flow of items to sell.  Originally released in Japan Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale was translated and brought to Steam in 2010. In Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale you will play ...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (15 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 discover that their sister is unable to wake up due to a mysterious power that has been slowly growing in the forest close to your home. Despite all your efforts she is still unable to wake, your only hope ...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (12 votes)
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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 place in a fantasy inspired game world and focuses on providing a solid role playing experience. Avalon Code revolves around a peasant who has been experiencing a large number of apocalyptic style nightmare...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (15 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 involves a number of tasks and also incorporates events based on seasons and time of the day. Wi-Fi connectivity is also involved in the gameplay and lets players easily travel between other villagers. Customisat...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (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 mayor in a rural village. This is unlike previous games in the series where players assumed the role of a new villager in the town. This isn’t the only new feature to be added to the Animal Crossing series w...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (26 votes)
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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 Reveria you’ll spend the first few minutes in Fantasy Life customising your avatar and choosing which life you want to begin as (although this can be changed pretty quickly into the game). The depth of custo...[Read Review]

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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 taking a break from the big city to purchase their own run down farm property. Taking the risk as either a male or female farmer players will clear the logs and boulders from their farm land while also taking p...[Read Review]

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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 into a single game experience. All of these gameplay elements are wrapped together into a cute graphical package and an affordable price that encourages gamers of all backgrounds to step into the colourful world. Set in a game world where a heavy storm has struck your quiet town and in turn unleashed the living dead it’s up to you the player and the few survivo...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (22 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 graphics of most other popular farming simulation games and paired with the solid gameplay is an overall rewarding and enjoyable farming experience. A big draw to Shepherd’s Crossing 2 over similar games is ...[Read Review]

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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 the Animal Crossing series (such as Wild World). In the game you’ll take over a customised character in a rural village and go about various activities. Activities include gardening, bug catching, fishing a...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (16 votes)
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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 enchanted with the Sugar Blossom Village and its cast of 32 individual characters that roam around and go about their day. Mechanically you’ve got crops, livestock, a farmhouse to customise, festivals to...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (11 votes)
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Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning is the second game in the franchise of farming and life simulation roleplaying titles to land for the Nintendo 3DS. Opting to introduce new customisation depth to the widely praised Harvest Moon franchise you’ll otherwise experience a similar but highly polished adventure to the previous titles. With these new upgrades its the same Harvest Moon as always but with enough new content that long term fans will enjoy their farming adventure. This time around pla...[Read Review]

3DS
7.3 User Avg (15 votes)
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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 four different classes (Sorcerer, Shaman, Druid and Mage) that each offer something special. Each class also has a male and female option so everyone is catered for. After your beginner’s tutorial with...[Read Review]

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7.2 User Avg (20 votes)