Stardew Valley is a game that empowers you to build your own slice of paradise. Here are 10 Stardew Valley mods that make the experience even more engaging.
Stardew Valley is a game that rewards creativity, resourcefulness, and ambition. Therefore, it makes sense that Stardew Valley mods are plentiful, powered by a thriving community of passionate modders.
If you’re keen to expand your world, make changes to characters, or just make your Stardew Valley experience more enjoyable, there’s a mod out there for you. Let’s take a closer look at 10 of the very best Stardew Valley mods you can get right now.
Farming: it’s hard work. The tractor is one of the most historically significant tools of the industrial revolution and the good news is that it’s made it into Stardew Valley!
The tractor comes with a healthy stockpile of tools to help you clear land, collect milk, and get your garden looking healthy. With a slight tweak of the config.json, you can also nab a few weapons while you’re at it.
Diverse Stardew Valley
This one is all in the title. It augments the traditional cast of villagers in Pelican Town and as the community who maintains the mod says, adds “ethnic, cultural, gender identity and body type diversity.”
It also adds new costume varieties in the form of festival outfits, swimwear, and character-specific options like glasses, tattoos, and piercings.
Seasonal Japanese Buildings
Don’t get me wrong, Stardew Valley is a pixelated beauty straight off the rack. But if you want to take that pretty aesthetic to the next level, Season Japanese Buildings is the mod for you.
It also speaks to evolving aspects of the game, as the buildings change slightly, depending on the season. It’s the perfect mod for those wanting to immerse themselves deeper into the life of the village and farm.
Need a forum for living out your polyamorous fantasies? What better place than Stardew Valley? Multiple Spouses has got everything you need if your goal is to make life a little more complicated.
For example, you can marry villagers when you’re already married, or just dabble in a bit of dating on the side. And if your plate gets too full, you can also get a divorce: as amicable or downright messy as you like. It feels like this mod should come with a ‘do not try this at home’ warning.
Map Editor is one of the more intuitive Stardew Valley mods as it allows you to copy and paste tiles on the map in a non-destructive way.
There are simple controls for a basic level of editing, but you can also get pretty advanced. For example, you can copy tiles with multiple layers and scroll through the index using up and down arrow keys. A great tool for speedily altering and creating features and natural landmarks on your map.
Stardew Valley is all about farming, right? So while weed has a dubious legal status in some jurisdictions in the real world, the cannabis crop is something that you can add to your farming portfolio in this game.
Grow it, use it, sell it: the choice is yours! While we wait for it to become fully legalised outside of the game, the Cannabis Kit mod will satisfy your cravings.
Get ready to get wet with the Stardew Aquarium mod. And what an aquarium it is! Ice cream shop, fishing supplies, and conveniently located right next to your train station.
You can build up the aquarium by adding fish from your collection. Plus, you can venture out in a submarine to catch some more. It surely ranks as one of the most fun mods on this list.
Much like Map Editor, Automate is a mod designed to speed up and smooth out the overall experience of Stardew Valley. There are a plethora of items that can be automated by taking advantage of this mod, including casks, garbage cans, kegs, mills, and more.
If you’re really clever, you can form machine groups. Essentially, these are stacks of automated machines designed to take care of complicated, but repetitive tasks.
The Love of Cooking
This mod adds a wholesome new dimension to the Stardew Valley experience. If you’re a foodie, this mod offers up all the immersion you could ever want.
It also offers a game within the larger game. You can level up your skills in the kitchen by cooking more and unlocking new recipes. Also, new crops are able to be utilised as you continue to smash through the levels.
Stardew Valley Anime Mods
Bachelors, bachelorettes, and even non-marriage candidates get the anime treatment in this mod. And why not?
If you’re an anime fan, as well as a Stardew Valley fan, this gorgeous mod will give your character portraits an entirely new personality.
How to install Stardew Valley mods on PC
If you’re playing Stardew Valley on PC, you need to take a couple of things into consideration before you dive in. Firstly, there’s SMAPI — a program that allows mods to be managed in the game. Then you’ll have to get the Content Patcher to ensure that your mods will work without issues within the game.
For a comprehensive walkthrough of the process, check out this article from The Gamer.