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You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

Release DateFeb 26, 2016
Price$ 14.99  Top 15%
Steam Rating (Steam Purchases / All)98.2% (overwhelmingly positive) Top 1% / 98.2%  Top 1%
Steam DB Rating (Steam Purchases / All)97.3% Top 1% / 97.3%  Top 1%
Reviews (Steam Purchases / All)523.2K  Top 1% / 618.8K  Top 1%
Curators574 reviews  Top 1%
Median Play Time111.8 hours  Top 1%
Play Time per Dollar7.5 hours  Top 1%
Followers749.4K  Top 1%
Owners± 17.9M  Top 1%
Copies Sold± 15.9M  Top 1%
Gross Revenue ($)± 149M  Top 1%

Rating and Reviews (Monthly)

Chart showing the monthly evolution of Stardew Valley steam rating, positive and negative reviews.

This chart shows Stardew Valley's Steam rating and reviews from February 2016 to December 2023. Steam's rating is very stable, varying from 99.1% (February 2016) to 97.4% (May 2019).

With 618.8K reviews Top 1%, Stardew Valley is definitely a major AAA level success.

Review Languages

Donut graph showing review languages for Stardew Valley and the proportion of players they represent.

This doughnut chart shows Stardew Valley's review languages. The most popular language is English (52%), followed by Simplified Chinese (13%). There is a nice diversity in the reviews, with 29 languages represented. The game is available in 12 languages, which is great.

Time Played

Chart displaying Stardew Valley percentiles of time played for positive, negative, and early access reviews.

This chart displays the time played in Stardew Valley depending if the reviewer left a positive or a negative review. You'll notice that the time played is very impressive, reaching 250 hours in the 80th percentile.

The median play time for the negative reviews is 3.8 times less than the median for positive reviews. Some Stardew Valley players left negative reviews after playing for a long time (more than 114 hours for the top 20%), it can be a sign that a part of the fanbase was displeased about the evolution of the game and decided to review bomb it. You could check if there is an explanation in the Players' feedback section.

Players' Feedback

Game's StrengthsGame's Weaknesses
  • relaxing gameplay
  • freedom to do what you want
  • plenty of things to do
  • charming graphics
  • engaging story
  • big and customizable farmland
  • great music
  • mod support
  • active developer
  • multiplayer component
  • can become repetitive
  • no real challenge or difficulty
  • lack of depth
  • relationship decay
  • some characters can be unpleasant
  • Joja Corporation undermines the game's spirit
  • meh mini-game

These advantages and disadvantages are not meant to provide a fair assessment of the game, but to help developers identify potential improvements. The game's 98.2% rating  Top 1% should be factored in during their evaluation.

Take into account that list was generated using AI on a small sample of Stardew Valley's Steam review data, it is not meant to be exhaustive. You don't always need to solve every issue. What some players hate might be what your fanbase loves.

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