Stardew Valley Features

To All the Video Game Characters We Never Got to Romance

We still love you, even if the game won't let us.

The 25 Best Steam Games

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it. Now updated for 2020!

USG's Top 100 Games of the Decade: #25-1

The 100 best games of the 2010s, as determined by us.

Stardew Valley's Creator on Self-Publishing, the "Everything" Update, and His Future as a Solo Developer

Talking to Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone about the future of the popular farming sim.

What's Your Favorite Co-Op Game to Play With Loved Ones?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | It's a weekend all about spending time with family and friends, so let's hunker down and talk about our favorite co-op games!

Starting Screen | Why I'm Increasingly Drawn to Single-Player Games After a Lifetime of Competitive Gaming

Kat may not have time for competitive games anymore, but her tastes haven't changed as much as you might think.

The Joys of Watching Friends Play Games

From Bloodborne to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, sometimes video games are better spent watching a loved one play than playing yourself.

Why is Stardew Valley Such a Hit on the Nintendo Switch?

Talking about a cozy game on a cozy system and its continued appeal for a worried generation.

Life on the Farm, Part 3: Bidding Adieu to a Game I Would Have Loved in Another Life

FIELD NOTES: Caty says farewell to another gaming missed connection. She'll miss her farm cat, but it's onto greener pastures.

Life on the Farm, Part 2: The Distracted Humdrum of Stardew Valley

FIELD NOTES: Caty's been "playing" Stardew Valley, if you call hardly paying attention to it at all while listening to podcasts "playing."

Life on the Farm, Part 1: Welcoming Stardew Valley's Escapist Fantasy

FIELD NOTES: Caty's kicking off her new diary series as she gets acquainted with the farming simulation Stardew Valley.

USgamer's Best Games of 2016: Best Surprise

We look back on a year loaded with surprise gems.

USgamer Community Question: Was 2016 a Good Year for Games?

Did 2016 meet all your expectations for gaming goodness?

The Nintendo Switch's Lonely Niche

Why Nintendo's new console may struggle to grow beyond the publisher's hardcore fans.

Tuesday Stream: Visit Beautiful Stardew Valley

Nadia gives you a taste of the farming life at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET

In Stardew Valley, Even Small-Town Life Has its Troubles and Scandals

ConcernedApe's hit farming game reminds us that people have big problems, even if they live in little towns.

With Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon Finally Has a True Successor

ConcernedApe's debut game brings back the lost magic of Natsume's series for the best farm life sim in ages.