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Last year, when Covid-19 took over the world, it seemed as though people everywhere were playing Animal Crossing after investing in a Nintendo. The game certainly took the world by storm, and now, in 2021, it’s definitely one of the most well-known video games available!

Unfortunately, you might have reached a point where you are sick of it, and you’re looking to stay in the same realm of Animal Crossing while trying to find a different game. 

Fear not because we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’re going to take a look at 5 games you can play if you’re sick of Animal Crossing

Garden Paws 

Just like Animal Crossing, this game does not have an end! It will bring you the same peace of mind because you can build a town, farm and feast your eyes on the adorable animals that are your friends and neighbors in the gameYou’re’re not an animal in the game, but instead, you’re a cat, dog, fox, or even a bunny rabbit! If we haven’t mentioned it already, this game is nothing short of extremely cute. The setting is atmospheric and soothing, and all you have to do is make your living space a comfortable place to dwell in. 

The platforms that this game is available on are PC and Mac OS, and Garden Paws costs $19.99. 

Stardew Valley 

Animal Crossing might have been too demanding for you, what with the characters screaming at you for abandoning the game for a few days. Of course, the animated creatures probably weren’t aware of the fact that you have a life outside of theirs! Thankfully, Stardew Valley is here to save you. 

When you play Stardew Valley, you’re living with characters of your kind. (Think: humans!) You get to do things like tending a garden, clean your house, and earn money, and you can also start a little family by getting married and having children in the game. If all of these fun, wholesome activities are not for you, you could let off some steam by fighting cave creatures every so often. 

The platforms that this game is available on are Xbox One, Switch, PC, and PS4, and it costs $14.99. 

The Sims 4 

After spending so much time with animals in a virtual world, you might crave interaction with some humans, so where better to start than with The Sims 4

This strange game is not new to gamers and fans of the earlier version of The Sims. In this version of the game, you can do things like play as one of the many townies, recreate yourself within the game while also recreating friends in it. You could also try making over yourself or downloading a family and give them all makeovers as well! 

The Sims 4 allows you to take the characters a level further than ever before. Start by building the house of your dreams or make fun of a character for as long as possible if you need to let some pent-up anger out. Additionally, if you’ve been searching for a game that’s a bit more PG-13 than Animal Crossing, look no further than The Sims 4

The platforms that this game is available on are PC, Mac OS, PS4, and Xbox One, and it costs $4.99. 

My Time at Portia 

My Time at Portia takes things in a different direction than some of the other cute games we mentioned earlier in this article. In this funky game, your goal is to expand the city of Portia while establishing yourself as the best builder in the game. 

Within the realm of this incredible game, civilization has long since been destroyed, and human beings have risen from under the ground. Their job and yours is to begin rebuilding society. Last year, Covid-19 led the world to feel as though we were experiencing some sort of apocalyptic situation. If you want to take your mind off of the present-day scenario and have a bit of fun in a more pleasant, controllable environment, then My Time at Portia is for you. 

While Animal Crossing doesn’t come close to being post-apocalyptic in any way, this game reinvents the idea of building something from scratch. Who knows, it might give us some practice for an apocalyptic future!

The platforms that this game is available on are PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and it costs $29.99.


Many of us miss going out at night. Even if you’re not into clubbing or partying, a nice dinner out with some friends can do wonders for your peace of mind and sanity. Moonlighter isn’t a wholesome restaurant simulation, but instead, it helps you get a bit active, albeit in the game. 

Within this fantastic game, you, as the main player, must manage your shop during the day, while going out and foraging through town as you explore in the night. While shopkeeping, you need to earn money and take care of the products you sell. As you move through the game, you can start to invest in the town; doing so upgrades it, and allow you to add services and goods like potions and weapons. 

If you ever grew up reading mysteries or adventure stories, this game is like the virtual manifestation of the adventures your favorite characters went through. Think about it: you’re working hard during the day, investing in yourself, then fighting the bad guys under the cover of darkness, then returning to your regular life when day breaks. To make this game even better and cooler, it is divided into four different dungeons with different kinds of enemies in each one. 

We’d recommend Moonlighter because we think that it brings out the inner child within all of us, and because, unlike Animal Crossing, you’re not confined to an island.

The platforms that this game is available on are PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4, and Mac OS, and it costs $19.99. 


A global pandemic might have changed our lives in numerous ways, but we can still choose to have a little fun and kick back in a virtual world. Buy one of these games, indulge your inner child, and enjoy the best of what gaming has to offer.