Homesteading Video Games

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For those who want a little country in the city, you can get that as well. My son has always loved gaming and if the games were about farming and homesteading he was in heaven. His favorites are Minecraft and Farming Simulator for my gaming needs. The best part is this was not just limited to playing; it also left me with hours of entertainment from mining, planting crops, or raising animals!

For all those looking for some farm-life moments within bustling town limits: don’t worry about missing out any longer because now they’re available too!

Farming Simulator

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Farming Simulator is for more experienced gamers who want a challenge. It’s a simulation game that allows players to take on the role of a farm manager. You’ll be responsible for managing your farms and replanting fields as well as maintaining your equipment. It’s like a big video game!

With Farming Simulator, you’ll have to deal with the seasons and time of day. You’ll have to be able to manage your farm in specific ways at different times of the day. It’s really fun and the graphics are amazing.

This game also includes a multiplayer feature where you can play with friends online, which allows players to compete against each other in the game. So if you like playing games with friends, this might be the one for you!

Farmer Sim

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What do you get when a farmer and game designer team up? You guessed it: Farmer Sim! From harvesting crops to tending animals, this farming simulator lets you experience all the different types of farm life. Whether you’re just starting out or an expert already, there’s something for everyone in Farmer Sim.

The game takes place in an open world where you are free to explore the land and experience every aspect of farming. Most levels contain a city around them that gives players some diversity, as well as the ability to do things that are not necessarily related with farming.

The points of interest are many, but you can use the points to visit a general store for new tools, buy seeds and plants, and sell produce. There are also other shops for upgrade items or to spend your hard-earned money with. These upgrades include things like vehicles, livestock, or even buildings that can expand your farm as you make money from it.

You also have the ability to hire help from people around your area who can help you with things like harvesting, planting and other errands. This allows you to become more efficient in your farming life while still maintaining some of the control you want to have over it.

Farming Sim is a game that gives players a chance to get their hands dirty with their own farm as well as those of others. You also get a chance to interact with other players and make friends in this virtual world.

The game is available on iOS, Android & Nintendo.

Life is Feudal (PC only)

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Life is Feudal provides for a historically accurate, immersive experience in the medieval era. With its hardcore sandbox RPG and MMORPG gameplay style it lets players get as much freedom as they want within serious combat that poses challenges to even experienced gamers

Players are given many different things to do in this open-world game, but you can also choose to be a farmer, castle lord or soldier… In the same way, you can also level up your main character by completing quests, exploring towns and cities for resources, or hunting down that elusive Legendary beast!

This game is interesting as it allows players to create their own characters with their own playstyle. For example, if you like to explore the world or be a builder, who cares what other players think? Life is Feudal will let you do that. You can have your own style and play by your own rules.

There are also plenty of things to do outside of farming as well in this game. In fact, one thing I loved about this game is the ability to take on different roles in the game and try things out for myself without having to rely on any other player.

What if your imagination is more than just a little infectious? The sandbox aspect of this game, where you can shape the landscape and even towns to your liking could be appealing for homesteaders. It’s a little different from the other games compared above, but the way it offers its players so much freedom is very immersive.

Although it is technically a PC game, it can also be played on Mac or Linux computers as well! The game is also compatible with VR headsets, which makes it that much more appealing.

Stardew Valley

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Stardew Valley is an addictive and fun game in which you get to inherit your grandfather’s farm, work through a small town with its share of residents. In the beginning, it can be hard but things will become easier as time goes on where eventually there won’t seem like enough hours in the day for all that Stardew has to offer!

You can turn your grandfather’s old farm into a thriving business, bring in new people to live in the small town, expand your farm, and discover new areas filled with treasures. There are also plenty of festivals you can go to with the locals that lead to new opportunities for various rewards.

There are a ton of things you can do. For example, You can till the soil, plant crops, buy or sell produce, or even help out farmers in need! There are also a lot of upgrades you can purchase upgrades for your house. You can decorate your home and farm with things like decorations and furniture.

The game has its share of challenges as well. You need to make sure your farm is profitable, otherwise, you won’t be able to afford all of the upgrades you want. The game lets you know exactly what needs to be done and some even give you extra rewards if you complete them.

You can also get married if that is something you are interested in as well.

Stardew Valley is available on all major platforms because it’s so popular with gamers. The game can be found in the Steam store, Nintendo Switch eShop, PlayStation Store for PS4 owners and Xbox Games Marketplace just to name a few! If you have an iOS or Android device then Stardew will also work great with your mobile devices too!

Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon is an iconic farming simulation game that’s been around for decades. It first was released in the late 90s and has had many new versions since then, including one called “Harvest Moon: One World.”

With a similar plotline to Stardew Valley, your character is also tasked with maintaining the farm inherited from his grandfather. The main goal for this game is to restore and build up the rundown property that was once so prosperous back when it belonged to Grandpa. It’s not easy work but you’re eager enough about fixing everything up because of how much he loved farming all those years ago before passing away at an old age surrounded by family in some picturesque countryside location.

The game is fun and challenging as you quest to get your farm back up and running and very large by the end of it all. It’s not just a simple save-the-farm type simulator but is much more than that. You can attend festivals, get married, befriend townsfolk and you can even have children with your husband or wife that can help out on your farm as they grow older.

In Harvest Moon, there are many tasks you can do like planting seeds, tending to cows, planting crops and going to market. What’s great about Harvest Moon is that you can spend your time on the farm just taking care of it and see how it develops over time. You can decide when you want to sell produce at the market. There are a large number of ways to make money through financial contributions and the collectors’ edition of the game comes with even more opportunities than that!


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Runescape is a great game that takes patience and allows you to build skills, farms, and reap your rewards. It’s also free-to-play so there are no barriers in the way of you getting started!

In Runescape, you can build your skills like mining and fishing as well as farm crops. You can have chickens, cows, and sheep to raise if you so choose. The game has a storyline with quests so you never get bored which is great. It’s also good for older gamers because it’s a slower paced game that many enjoy in this day and age.

You can also go into the wilderness to fight monsters and gain experience or fight other players in the PvP feature of the game if you’re more competitive in nature.

The game’s graphics are nice and the controls are easy to use so you can have fun playing even if you’re not experienced. The game itself is massive with hundreds of hours of content to explore and hundreds of different ways to level up and improve yourself.


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The common misconception about Minecraft is that it’s a game for kids. But when you go on Youtube, you’ll see people of all ages playing. The best part is there are so many ways to play and have fun with this game! You can either just scratch the surface by doing some easy stuff or get into complicated mechanics and create something truly special in order to win one particular challenge.

You can build anything in the game and there are no limits to what you can create. The best part is you can save your progress as you build things and resume later or show off what you’ve created if you show your friends.

This game is very user-friendly and the graphics are great. It’s a game that is always evolving as new updates are added to it, so you never get bored with the same old thing! You can play with other people online on multiplayer servers or even just by yourself.

Minecraft might not seem like much at first glance but as soon as you delve deeper into it there are so many mechanics and items you can use. There’s no limit to what you can create in Minecraft.

Fallout Series

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The Fallout series doesn’t offer the in-depth farming and building that Minecraft offers, but it is a great survival game. In it, you inhabit a post-apocalyptic world that was ravaged by war. You’re tasked with rebuilding and finding a new path on how to live in this world.

The gameplay focuses heavily on exploration, survival, and community. The game is filled with both enemies and allies for you to meet along the way. You can hunt down some lovely animals or just steal their stuff which will let you take advantage of crafting.

You can also find resources to build structures and home improvements, craft weapons, and even create vehicles. There are tons of other things that you could do in the game as well but this article is getting long so I’ll just leave it at that!

The game has been around for decades, especially with the first Fallout released way back in 1997. The game has gone through a lot of changes and updates all the while still maintaining its own style.

Medieval Dynasty

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Medieval Dynasty is a great game. In this interactive card battle, players are cast as lords or ladies of medieval Europe vying for control over the continent’s destiny! The game begins with the exchange of a number of cards representing armies, nobility, and peasants.

The objective is to score 250 points before any of your opponents do. You can play the game against the computer or against other players. The higher quality your opponent is, the more points they are worth!

The gameplay is simple and straightforward where all you and your opponent do is take turns playing cards in an attempt to capture territories on the map. You can also choose to attack another player or help a defeated opponent by casting a card that earns you the points for all troops on the field.

The game is very easy to learn but difficult to master. It has a great theme as well, reminiscent of medieval Europe, which makes it fun and will entertain all ages!


There are so many homesteading games that you can play. There is something for everyone when it comes to the variety in video games. From farming simulations, such as Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon: Magical Melody which let players cultivate their own crops on screen to more intense ones like Minecraft where they have to build shelter from monsters while surviving harsh conditions of a world full of dangers and hazards!


Shanna is the 2nd half of Top Outdoor Survival. Like Forest, she has a passion for guns and knives. They love to go on a survival trip at least once a year. They love to go camping, hiking, and traveling.

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