Relaxing gaming activities go well with brand new Android tablets and phones. As part of the desired R&R package, many games turn into simulators involving peaceful activities, such as building, gardening, farming or harvesting. However, the problem with activity-focused simulator games is that they can become too boring and overwhelming if not cultivated properly.
On the other hand, some of the best Android games are simulation based. These games have perfected the formula thanks to a focus on tending and harvesting themes along with rewarding gameplay. So, to give Android users a better way to find relaxing and peaceful titles, we have collected all the best farming games on Android. Let’s dig in!
1 Stardew Valley
We just had to include Stardew Valley. The farming and settlement life sim that has exploded in popularity among casual gamers needs no introduction. Set in a world of beautiful pixel art, you play as a new opportunist, having moved to the valley and looking for a new life. Gameplay involves building a home, generating crops and supplies to trade with local businesses, and chatting with charming NPC characters. The world itself is full of style and personality, with seasons and weather changes affecting both your surroundings and the inhabitants of the valley. Although it can be a bit slow at times, and there can be annoying RNG elements, Stardew Valley is an exemplary example of its kind, up there and perhaps surpassing Animal Crossing. Well worth your time to try, and you can even mod the game to extend the gameplay.
2 Sumikkogurashi Farm
Aesthetics play an important role in a game’s atmosphere. Games like Animal Crossing emerge in part because of the lovable animal cast and open nature to express the user’s creativity and imagination. Sumikkogurashi Farm strives to provide charm with its soft color palette choices and simple graphics. The game focuses on building farms and harvesting crops; you will take care of animals, fulfill wishes and dress up Sumikkogurashi. It’s an adorable experience, not one to miss if you like Animal Crossing but are on a farm.
3 Hay Day
Now, if you’re looking for a simplified experience where you don’t have to worry about your crops dying or being damaged by the rain, we recommend checking out Hay Day. In Hay Day, you are responsible for creating an agricultural paradise on your own plot of land. You’ll care for farm animals like chickens, pigs, and cows while preparing and maintaining your crops, all to ensure your land thrives. In addition, you can add buildings and facilities, conduct business, and join a neighborhood of 30 players. Ultimately, you can decide what your farming paradise will look like; Hay Day gives you all the tools you need to get there.
4 Play Nature
Sharing the outdoor theme, Toca Nature gives you the sway of a living, breathing wilderness. Bend and shape the landscape to your will, fill it with life and zoom in to observe the creatures up close. Of course, you have to be very attentive and take care of the animals around you to help them grow and thrive in the environment you have created. This game recreates the feeling of maintaining a personal garden, recreating that sense of zen by watching everything grow and gather around you that has been shaped by your hand. Your mind will really feel at peace when you play through this one.
5 Blocky yard
Have you ever thought about an in-depth farming game with Minecraft graphics? Blocky Farm is exactly that. You’ll manage your farm, visit the town, fish and form relationships with your animals and neighbors – and don’t let this pixelated style fool you, as the game is bursting with personality and life. The best part is that you can play this game offline at 60 FPS, so completing tasks won’t feel sluggish, making the overall experience feel smooth as butter. Definitely give it a shot if you are already interested in this graphical style of gameplay and enjoy engaging in farming games.
6 Terrarium: Garden Idle
Adding a mix of realism and patience is what Terrarium: Garden Idle is all about. The game simulates the actual practice of growing plants very slowly. The main loop is an idle clicker mechanic, where you can place different plants and tap them to earn and collect points when not playing. Said plants grow towards levels that give rewards. Terrarium: Garden Idle is a great game to pick up when you feel overwhelmed from farming and just want to tend to a small collection of plants instead; it is the perfect example to reflect on how we can take care of our plants in real life too.
After playing through a few entries on this list, you might be ready to tackle a more challenging and engaging game. The township combines the best of both worlds of urban construction and agriculture. Harvesting crops, expanding your city and upgrading your factories are essential to the game’s progress. The best part is that you can do as little or as much farming as you want because there are many ways to establish your town’s business and economy. Even with the game’s broader focus, the gameplay isn’t overly complicated.
8 Pocket plants
Pocket Plants mixes a few different elements to create something quite original. Like Terrarium: Garden Idle, you can focus on gardening instead of managing an entire plot of farmland. In Pocket Plants, you must revitalize several different worlds with plant life, discover new types of plants and expand your collection. Each world has grids similar to the best match-3 games with stylized backgrounds, which add a lot to the game’s visual appearance and appeal. Overall, Pocket Plants idle gameplay is perfect for players looking for a more miniature, slow loop that plays out similarly to other farming and harvesting games.
9 Village of the Smurfs
As you might already suspect, Smurfs’ Village is a brand new game featuring everyone’s favorite Belgian blue creatures. In this story, you meet the evil wizard Gargamel and his cat companion, Azrael, who have caused chaos in the village and displeased all its inhabitants. Now it’s up to you to make things right. In Smurfs’ Village, you are responsible for gathering your lost blue friends and helping them get used to a new home in the enchanted forest.
Part of the package includes harvesting and growing crops to maintain your new home. And if you need a break from all the manual labor, you can hire Farmer Smurf to help with the main village while relying on tools like the Farmer’s Tractor, Moon Buggy and Shrub Harvester to cover the rest. So there’s no shortage of ways to play calmly; in addition to decorating, the game offers engaging quests and mini-games that are equally soothing to play.
10 Family Island — Farming game
Most farming games don’t delve into the darker survival themes. However, Family Island — Farming Games is not afraid to challenge these boundaries, as it is an elaborate farming game with survival elements. In this game, you play as a family born in the stone age living far away (on a deserted island). But to handle all of the game’s difficulties, you’ll need to manage and develop your farm, craft survival tools, and master housekeeping-based roles within your settlement.
Survival and creativity become the name of the game, but not just for yourself. Family Island — Farming game tests your ingenuity outside of technology and your ability to make decisions while out in the boonies; Do you have what it takes to raise your family on an island without food, water or shelter? Look for yourself.
11 SpongeBob Adventures: In a Jam
SpongeBob Adventures: In a Jam is a farming game featuring your favorite characters from your childhood: Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Patrick and, of course, SpongeBob. In this game, you are responsible for building Bikini Bottom, and unfortunately, Bikini Bottom will not build itself. You have to put in the work by growing and harvesting crops while collecting the necessary materials from the sea. As expected from a SpongeBob game, the game doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that’s the secret of this title’s charm — relax, relive some memes and remember who lives in a pineapple under the sea!
Planting and harvesting gives Android peace of mind
Similar to simulation games, the best sandbox games on Android often feature open-ended gameplay, leaving players feeling drained and stressed at the end of the session. But not all farming games have this problem, so hopefully we’ve highlighted enough titles to ease your daily stress and anxiety.