Animal Crossing is one of the most loved life-sims out there. Be it the art style, the mechanics or the interactivity, the game ticks all the boxes to deliver a pretty immersive and enticing experience for the players. The latest entry in the fan-favorite franchise has taken to a different level altogether. 

While Animal Crossing New Horizons is a very alluring game, the game’s Switch exclusivity makes it inaccessible for many gamers out there. If you are looking to play Animal Crossing but don’t have a Switch, don’t get disappointed. We have listed the top 3 alternatives to Animal Crossing you can play right now! 

My Time at Portia 

My Time at Portia was launched back in 2017 by Team17, and the game has witnessed tons of development since then. This is the closest you can get to Animal Crossing on other platforms, which includes the PC, PS4, Xbox One and the Switch as well. Don’t get it wrong though, the game has enough caliber to set it apart from Animal Crossing. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, there are a number of activities you can try including fishing, farming, exploring the world, and a lot more. 

Yonder The Cloud Catcher Chronicles 

If you are looking for a relaxing life-sim with a twist of adventure, then Yonder The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is definitely a must-try. What makes it stand apart is the fact that the game is such a well amalgamated composition of various genres that it can turn out to be a thrilling experience for people who don’t enjoy life-sims as well. The game is set in a fantasy world where your motive is to collect magical creatures to banish evil. The plot might be cliched, but the gameplay is quite decent enough and offers tons of things to do. 

Stardew Valley 

Stardew Valley is next to paradise for life-sim lovers. The game is very well-paced and it is a good choice for players who want to try their hands in the life-sim genre. The plot of the game is something we all might have dreamt of someday or the other, getting away from the daily humdrum of urban lifestyle and relaxing in the countryside. The game also supports multiplayer so you can try out with your friends as well. 


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