Harvest Moon


Games Like Harvest Moon for Nintendo DS

#1 Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon


Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon mixes the Role-playing, Farming, Exploration, and Simulation elements developed by Neverland Co. and published by Marvelous Entertainment. Single-player and Multiplayer both modes are available in the game, and it serves as the 4th title in the series of Rune Factory video game and the 3rd installment available to play on DS. The story of the game starts with an exciting character named as Micah, who has lost his memory, living in a small town. The protagonist likes a girl called as Shara and is tasked with growing and raising the farm of the town. The player assumes the role of the protagonist and his ultimate task is to start a small farm and expand it further and further to become the master. The player needs to sow seeds in the empty lands, and grow different crops for profit and gather resources to survive. During the gameplay, the player will explore dungeons, grow crops and fight monsters to progress through the game. With the exciting story, fantastic graphics, and superb controls, Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is the best game to play.


#2 Harvest Moon DS


Harvest Moon DS is a Role-playing and Farming Simulation developed by Marvelous Interactive and published by Raising Star Games for Nintendo platform. The story centers on a man who lives with his fellow named Takakura on a beautiful farm in Forget ME Not Valley. It offers an exciting story, in which the witch princess sends the Harvest Goddess mistakenly in another world. After that, she sends the Harvest Sprites to rescue her. Now it’s up to you to save the Harvest Goddess and bring her back from another world. You can take on the role of the farmer and your primary aim is to earn money by growing and harvesting crops. The game offers the similar gameplay to its previous entries. You starts off from an empty land and needs to sow seeds in the land to grow trees, vegetables, fruits and more. You have planted each crop during a certain season and using crafting elements, you can create lots of farming tools and other equipment. The game looks easy but hard to master. With prominent features, addictive gameplay, and superb visuals, Harvest Moon DS is the best game to play and enjoy.

#3 Rune Factory


Rune Factory is an Action-RPG and RPG Simulation Series by Neverland Co., Ltd. It offers playability on multiple platforms such as Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii and PlayStation 3. Throughout the series, Rune Factory offers a lot of Common gameplay Elements and offers a harvest Moon inspired gameplay and mechanics. The games in the series allows the players to grow crops with the help of upgradable farming equipment, capture, befriend and train monsters in dungeons, etc. The monsters in the game are tama-able, so when they are fully tamed and trained, they can assist the players in battles, in gods producing and in tending the crops as well. Rune Factory offers an Action-RPG based combat system in the series and allows the players to enjoy epic arena-based PvP combats. Like the harvest moon series, Rune Factory lets the players have a limited stamina, and gain more stamina with the help of Rune points. With every task done, the player loses Stamina and to gain more stamina, the players can use the Rune made by Crops and Potions. The games in the series allow the players to sell the crops and earn gold, mine for resources such as Metal and minerals, go on fishing, and collect food from the befriended monsters. Sell the goods or use them, it totally depends on the choices of the players. Furthermore, Rune Factory offers a non-typical open-ended gameplay throughout the series, linear storylines, loads of dungeons to explore and capture monsters, and it allows the players to have relations with the villagers by talking to them or by giving them presents and stuff. With a great Harvest Moon like experience, great mechanics and an astoundingly addictive gameplay, Rune Factory is a fun Action-RPG Simulation Series to enjoy.


#4 Rune Factory 2


Rune Factory 2 is a Role-playing, and Single-player Simulation created by Neverland Co. and published by Natsume. The game takes place in the same universe of its previous titles, but different storyline and characters. It offers the similar gameplay to its predecessor and introduces a clock feature, which counts every second and calendar, while the player is outside, and in-game. There are four seasons available, and the game comprises only 12 days in a year, with thirty days per season. At the beginning of the game, the player starts with two tools such as water cane and the hoe, enabling the player to grow various crops, plants, and trees after the player obtains and purchases seeds. It has a variety of seeds, and each seed has a different growth cost and rate. It combines the farming and role-playing elements and offers the compelling gameplay to engage the player in the farming experience. Rune Factory 2 offers improved mechanics and gameplay.

#5 Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times


Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times is a cool Fantasy-based Adventure and Life Simulation video game. The game allows you to be a Magic Student, who studies in a top class magic school. Your tasks are to learn different magical spells, tricks, interact with other magic students, make new friends and enjoy your life to the fullest. Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times offers wonderful character selection and customization options along with a lot of amazing and fun filled quests/adventures etc. This cool game allows you to have multiple boyfriends or girlfriends, lets you learn and play different musical instruments, and allows you to have anthropomorphic animals as your pets. With a brilliant and engaging game-play, beautiful visuals, sounds etc. this game will definitely entertain you good.

#6 Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon


Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is a Role-playing, Farming, and Single-player Simulation developed by Neverland Co, Ltd. The game takes place in the fantasy world and lets the player get into the role of the farmer and learn about different crops, plants, and vegetables. The ultimate is to purchase seeds, sow them in an empty land and grow different fruits, plants, and vegetables. Earn by harvesting crops and accomplish all task within a limit of time. The player can manufacture different goods, and sell them on the market at nice profits. He can craft different tools and other items using different accessories. The game rewards the player with Rune Points as he completes the objectives and can them to unlock further content. Kardia is a small city where the game takes place and casts the player in the role of Raguna. With detailed environment, addictive gameplay, and superb mechanics, Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon is the wonderful game to play and enjoy.

#7 Animal Crossing: New Leaf


Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a sequel to the series Animal Crossing is a community simulation and strategy game developed and published by Nintendo EAD Group. In the game player lives in a world with a lot of Anthropomorphic Animals (Human-like Animals). The player manages the daily life events and happenings of the animals and his life in an open world environment. Collecting items, planting the plants, socializing with other characters etc. are the things a player goes through every day while living in a rural village. The game features an extensive use of system clock and game systems to simulate real life like passage of time. Animal Crossing: New Leaf provides with a great experience of simulation gaming. The newest addition to the series “Animal Crossing” is “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” and a spin-off named “Animal Crossing: Plaza”. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is available to play on Nintendo 64, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

#8 MySims Kingdom


MySims Kingdom is a fantastic Single-player Life-Simulation by Electronic Arts, EA. Made specifically for Nintendo gaming consoles (Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS), MySims Kingdom is a follow-up of already trending MySims video game. For the both consoles, MySims Kingdom offers a slightly different storyline and lets the players enjoy a different but equally interesting gameplay. The game offers new characters of Lynsday, Princess Butter, Sapphire, Sylvia, Duchess Beverly, T.O.B.O.R, Zombie Carl, Gonk, Zack, Proto-Makoto and Lord Daniel along with a bunch of returning ones. The returning characters include Buddy, Renee, Hopper, Roxie Road, Chief Gino, Yuki, Morcubus, Linda, Trevor, Sir Spencer, Vincent Skullfighter and others. According to the story of the game for Wii platform, the game allows the players to control a character that lives in the devastated kingdom with a king who desperately struggles to bring the happiness back. All of the Wandoliers, the Wand bearing Sims, responsible for keeping the kingdom happy have retired, and some are missing. It’s now the player’s duty to be a Skilled Wandolier and restore the order in the Kingdom. The player must rebuild all the destroyed buildings, explore the world and collect various types of essences to unlock the scrolls with instructions. The scrolls also unlock various new items that the players can use to rebuild the world. The game offers Mana, for creating items such as Furniture and buildings and that Mana can be used to buy more scrolls. On progressing to new game levels, the king rewards the players King points and new outfits for the player’s Sim character. Upon completion of a level, the players can unlock new islands and accommodate more sims and keeps of developing the Kingdom. With all the beautiful graphics and sounds, loads of upgrades, customizable characters, a massive game world and a totally immersive gameplay, MySims Kingdom is a fun Life-Simulation to enjoy.

#9 Animal Crossing: Wild World


Animal Crossing: Wild World takes place in a remote village filled with cute animals developed and published by Nintendo EAD. The game encouraged the player to perform a number of tasks such as planting and gathering. It combines the elements of Management, Social, and Simulation and lets the player get into the game world by customizing his character with lots of stuff. It offers an open environment where the player can take on the role of the human who must travel in a village populated with sweet animals. The game is played from the third-person view. Weather and days system are also included in the game. The ultimate task is to earn experience points by completing a set of levels and use the points to unlock further content in the game. He can interact with other players, socialize with them, and immerse himself in exploration experience. With detailed environment, addictive gameplay, superb mechanics, and wonderful visuals, Animal Crossing: Wild World is the best game to play and enjoy.

#10 Shepherd’s Crossing 2


Shepherd’s Crossing 2 , the sequel to the popular Shepard’s Crossing is a brilliant new addition to the series and offers a a truly remarkable Farming and Life Simulation experience. The game provides with a wonderful Farming and Life Simulation experience in which you act as a farmer whose duty is to manage the farm, grow different crops, raise animals, produce different products and sell them in the market to earn money and experience points. The game also tasks you with interacting with other players, making friends, marrying your loved one etc. This game basically focuses on trading, hunting and on your management skills. In order to complete the objectives of the game, you must complete all the tasks and enjoy at the same time. Shepherd’s Crossing 2 is a wonderful game to play and enjoy.