17 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.
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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 origi...[Read Review]

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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 World). The game uses a power...[Read Review]

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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 Game Studios and released in lat...[Read Review]

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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 fl...[Read Review]

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Grow Home

Grow Home is an adventure where you’ll literally have to grow your own Star Plant to be able to return home one vine-like branch at a time. Selling itself as more of an adventure than a platform title (despite the heights that Grow Home throws at you) this short robotic adventure is focused on the exploration based jo...[Read Review]

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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 allows you to tackle the game i...[Read Review]

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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 hatching creatures (known as No...[Read Review]

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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 Replay compilation. In Trouble in P...[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...[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 i...[Read Review]

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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 f...[Read Review]

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Proteus

Proteus joins the ranks of other video games that aim to offer an artistic exploration experience rather than traditional gaming. Like others in this gaming niche though it still manages to offer an impressive, immersive and engaging adventure as you explore a randomly generated game world. With no other objective other tha...[Read Review]

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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 on designing the perfect gard...[Read Review]

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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 previo...[Read Review]

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Funky Barn

Armed with a strange name and Nintendo exclusivity Funky Barn enters into the farming simulation genre, challenging players to build a farm of cute animals and while managing your farm economy on your handheld Nintendo device. Starting at the basics as one would expect players are given a fairly barren plot of farm land, li...[Read Review]

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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 environments similar to that found on ...[Read Review]

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Farming Simulator 2015

Ever wanted to play realistic modern day farmer? Farming Simulator 2015 (also known as Farming Simulator15) lets you achieve just that with a sprawling farm at your disposal and all the associated technology of modern industrial farming activities. Featuring authentic vehicles the game lives up to its simulator name by maki...[Read Review]

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