Stardew Valley is one of this year’s underrated indie gems and is now available on iPhone and iPad. It isn’t a game with a linear story, nor does it force you to follow one. You make your own story as you start off with a farm that was passed down to you from your deceased Grandfather along with his old tools to look after it. Along the way you forge friendships, relationships, go spelunking and become a part of the world. If you have always wanted an experience-driven game without scripted events, this game will be the best purchase you make today.
Stardew Valley is an open-world RPG where you make your own story, the way you want it. The story puts you in the shoes of someone who has just inherited a farm and you are now responsible for its upkeep. Do you dedicate all your time to it and make it thrive? Go to the town and socialize with the locals to form friendships and romantic relationships? You can take different routes to develop and create a character that best suits your personality.
Developed by ConcernedApe and published by ChuckleFish, the game was originally released in 2016 and made its way to every possible platform: Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita and Android. The game is now available for iOS users as it invites them to the bright and colorful world of Pelican Town, where their actions shape their character, interactions, and the way the game proceeds. The game speaks for itself as it holds a 10/10 rating on Steam, a feat which is only reserved for the cream of the crop on the digital games platform.
The game has no objectives, goals, nor does it force you to follow a path. It is an experience which you make as you go. It can be a great avenue for someone to play on their commute to work, during a break, or when you’re bored. The graphics are a throwback to the 16-bit era which helps complement the aesthetic look and feel of the game. They also help ensure that the game performance isn’t affected no matter which device you choose to play the game on.
The game costs a well-priced $7.99 and it has no in-app purchases. You get the complete game ready to play right off the bat without the need of worrying about any pay walls hindering the complete experience.
Download Stardew Valley for iOS