What are the best Harvest Moon games?

Do you know exactly how it feels to inherit a farm from your grandfather and maintaining it? How about playing this RPG game that does just that? Check out this list of the best Harvest Moon games and experience this cool farming simulation adventure without losing your gamer's edge. 

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    #1Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

    Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

    Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town lets you raise a successful farm just like the previous games from its franchise. With returning characters and a few exceptions, join Pete finish this RPG.  


    Amazon, Nintendo

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    Joseph Moore
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "This is the first Harvest Moon game I played so I'm a little biased though I recommend avoiding the 3DS ones that actually have "Harvest Moon" in the title. The development team who worked on all the good Harvest Moons went on to work on the Story of Seasons series. So there!"
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    #2Harvest Moon

    Harvest Moon

    Harvest Moon was released in 1997 as the first installment of its franchise and has soon taken gaming by storm. Prepare the fields, plant crops and raise livestock in this old-school yet fun farming game.


    Super Nintendo

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    Yang Xia
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Very nostalgic for me. Nothing beats the original so I'd always go for this game though it's been a long time since and the gameplay in this one is quite outdated."
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    #3Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life

    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life

    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is one of the more modern games of the series. In here, you’ll enjoy making friends in Forget-Me-Not Valley while finding your future bride on the way to building your own family.


    Amazon, PlayStation

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    Sunny Wu
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "The best feature of A Wonderful Life which I really find fun is having a kid! I have this in Ps4 and it's a fun game."


Did you know that the term "Harvest Moon" came from the season when the rise of the moon came directly after the sun sets? The Harvest Moon provides an abundance of light early in the evening, assisting farmers in harvesting their crops. This event has been considered a blessing by farmers, making it a fitting name for a game which requires players to farm crops and take care of livestock. Although Harvest Moon games throughout the years differ in graphics, story, and platform, the premise remains the same. Developed by Nintendo, Harvest Moon games require players to spend and allocate their time for their daily tasks which includes tending their farm, raising livestock, growing relationships with other villagers, attending festivals, and gathering supplies.

The farming game genre has grown so much in popularity that plenty of similarly-themed games has been made available in plenty of platforms, even going as far as to be introduced in Android and iOS, albeit with different developers. Although considered a hard sell by some game critics, the Harvest Moon series has broken through barriers, continuing to sell millions with every release since 1996. The subsequent games may have been renamed to the Story of Seasons in 2014, but the fans of this fun and lovable series still refer to it as Harvest Moon.

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    #4Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility

    Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility

    Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility is designed to make use of the Wii's motion control but you can also use the classic controller at your own choice to reawaken the Harvest Goddess which is the game's objective.



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    Guo Ding
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "This is one of the best games from the Harvest Moon series. Finishing the game may seem like a daunting task early on but as you progress you'll be able to mine for precious metals and gems, raise animals like chickens, cows, and ostriches, and even take on a few part-time jobs. Fun!"
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    #5Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

    Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

    Harvest Moon: Back to Nature contains a twist. It differs from the other games that take place in Mineral Town. It applies more 3D graphics and features that can't be found in the Game Boy versions. 



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    Joseph Collins
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Very good game compared to the others. I find my game time more enjoyable because of the addition of several different crops on a much larger farm, an easier statistic and rucksack management system, more enjoyable festivals. Great for real fans of Harvest moon"
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    #6Harvest Moon 64

    Harvest Moon 64

    Harvest Moon 64 is a farm simulation video game developed by Victor Interactive Software and published by Natsume for the Nintendo 64 video game console, and the third game in the Story of Seasons series.



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    Paridhi Sen
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "Grew up playing the Nintendo 64 and I remember this being one of my first games. This is a game changer for Nintendo so I think it's still one of the most fun and better Harvest Moon games."
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    #7Harvest Moon: Lil' Farmers

    Harvest Moon: Lil' Farmers

    Harvest Moon Lil’ Farmers is an Android game for kids in which they will have to help on people to develop several activities, as farming or taking care of the multiple animals that inhabit the game's world.


    Android, iOS


    Brandon Barrett
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "My kids play this on my phone. I still enjoy this version of Harvest Moon. So modern yet nostalgic"
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    #8Harvest Moon: Seeds Of Memories

    Harvest Moon: Seeds Of Memories

    Harvest Moon: Seeds Of Memories is a game for Android and iOS that gathers the best of farming and life simulation games, now with a new and original story that leads towards de Seeds of Memories.


    Android, iOS


    John Chen
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "It's great to play a game that has been out there since I was a child. For an old-school game and a ten-dollar iOS title, it's worth it! One of the best for sure"


Best What are the best Harvest Moon games
1Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral TownGames 25 Paid
2Harvest MoonGames 13 Paid
3Harvest Moon: A Wonderful LifeGames 12 Paid
4Harvest Moon: Tree of TranquilityGames 6 Paid
5Harvest Moon: Back to NatureGames 5 Paid
6Harvest Moon 64Games 2 Paid
7Harvest Moon: Lil' FarmersGames 1 Paid
8Harvest Moon: Seeds Of MemoriesGames 0 Paid

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