1If You Like Animal Crossing, You’ll Like These Games

Over the last 18 months, millions of us have been whiling away the hours on our island paradises in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But what other games like Animal Crossing are out there?

Published by Nintendo, the Animal Crossing series is, mostly, unlike anything else you’ll have played. It throws you into a tranquil life of picking fruit, crafting tools and decorating your house and island. Where other games pressure you with objectives and quests, Animal Crossing has none of that; it’s all about doing what you want on your own timescale.

It’s part farming sim, part designer, part life sim; how you want to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons is up to you. You might spend your time decorating your house and your island how you want to. You might instead simply enjoy talking to your villagers, or catching fish or bugs.

While no other game out there is exactly like Animal Crossing, there are a few that scratch the same itch in one way or another. We’ve rounded up a handful of games that capture at least some part of the Animal Crossing magic. Click on through to see our choices.

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