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Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out at the perfect time this year. Kids, teens, and adults are loving escaping to a new world but there are still many people that might not be able to get their hands on a Nintendo Switch to play the new popular game. Here’s a list of games that are similar in the theme, mechanics, and homely vibe of Animal Crossing that might help fill that void
- Stardew Valley: Stardew Valley is a farming RPG that places an emphasis on relationships with the townsfolk nearby. The game takes place in a small village called Pelican town with a large number of tasks and objectives to complete all while keeping a calm and homely vibe. Available for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, iOS, and Android.
- My Time at Portia: Not only does My Time at Portia’s gameplay and mechanics feel similar to Animal Crossing, but its graphics have the same theme as New Horizons’. Players will travel to their family’s rundown workshop in the town of Portia and try their hardest to restore the neglected land. While gathering resources and farming will take up a large portion of time, there’s also the chance to interact with many of the entertaining townsfolk. Available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One.
- Eco: If you’re more interested in the environment and outdoors aspect of Animal Crossing, Eco can fill that crave. The whole point of the game is to build and create a way to stop a meteor without destroying the ecosystem. Available for PC.
- Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: If you’re trying to get the closest as possible, this is your answer. Pocket Camp is only available on phones (iOS and Android), it’s still the cheapest (free) and easiest alternative to New Horizons. The gameplay is very similar and almost identical to New Horizons while still being two completely different games.