One of the biggest indie hits of the past few years, Stardew Valley still sports a healthy player base four years following its release. Dedicated modders haven't overlooked the title either and we're highlighting the best Stardew Valley PC mods in this here list.
Modders have certainly kept busy in the past four years, releasing a large variety of Stardew Valley PC mods. From simple stuff like experience bars that track progress to full-fledged fan expansions, there are plenty of options to choose from should the base game ever grow stale.
The Best Stardew Valley PC Mods
On our list, we try to include mods of all sizes, which improve or expand on different areas of Stardew Valley. We'll also keep updating our list of the best Stardew Valley PC mods, so dropping by regularly might lead to discovering something new that you've yet to try.
Farming using traditional tools is part of Stardew Valley's rural charm, however, if you find yourself wishing you could be more efficient and spend more time wooing your favorite villager or delving deep into the nearby caves, the Tractor Mod is here to help. With it installed, you can purchase the tractor garage from Robin as you would any other building, after which you'll have your very own tractor. The trick is that you can equip multiple tools on it. Find it on Nexus Mods.
The Automate Mod is perfect if you'd rather do something else than interact with different machines anytime you need to craft or refine something. The mod lets you place a chest next to a machine like the furnace in order to connect them. Once connected, The machine pulls raw resources from the chest and puts back refined ones. Machines adjacent to those connected to a chest also pull from and feed into it, meaning you could create fairly sizable production chains. Alternatively, you can use objects or paths as connectors. Download it from Nexus Mods.
Lookup Anything Mod
Memorizing harvest times or the various villagers' gift preferences is one of several small challenges you'll encounter in Stardew Valley. The Lookup Anything Mod is meant for those players who want all the information at their fingertips. The mod gives you all the relevant details about whatever object, plant, animal or person is under your cursor at the press of a button. It's quite a handy one if, like me, you're rubbish at remembering the gifts loved the villager you plan on marrying. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Bathroom after 2nd House Upgrade Mod
One with a fairly self-explanatory title, the Bathroom after 2nd House Upgrade Mod adds a bathroom to your house as soon as you purchase the second upgrade for it. This allows you to bathe in your own home to refresh stamina and cease roleplaying as a stinky farmer, at least for a while. Download it from Nexus Mods.
Experience Bars Mod
Falling on the quality of life side of things, the Experience Bars Mod tracks your progress in Stardew Valley's various disciplines in a position of your choice on the screen. Handy if you want to know how close you are to leveling up. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Stardew Valley Expanded Mod
Stardew Valley Expanded is a different beast than the mods featured above it on our list of the best Stardew Valley PC mods because it's a free, massive fan-made expansion. The expansion adds 21 new locations to explore, 108 new character events and 7 new NPCs to meet and get to know, a new village, 750 location messages, and more, to a title in which you can already sink many, many hours. The mod's creator aims for it to offer players a similar feeling to when they first played Stardew Valley and recommends going through the vanilla game before trying out the expansion. Download it from Nexus Mods.
NPC Map Locations Mod
Stardew Valley's NPCs can be a tad tricky to keep track of, especially when you're first starting out and getting to grips with what the game has to offer. Given how they each have their own schedules and activities to perform, the NPC Map Locations Mod can be a lot of help. It tracks the locations of NPCs both on your world map and a handy minimap that you can move around. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Chests Anywhere Mod
We've all run out of space when exploring Stardew Valley's caves or arrived at the blacksmith's only to realize that we left the item we wanted to upgrade in a chest back home. The Chests Anywhere Mod makes sure situations like these no longer happen, granting you access to your chests, well, everywhere. The mod turns your previously-local chests into a global inventory which can often be a godsend. You can get the mod from Nexus Mods.
Teh's Fishing Overhaul Mod
Stardew Valley's fishing is a bit of an acquired taste. Its minigame can, at times, be a little awkward and you generally need a lot of patience before you catch the one fish missing from your collection. Teh's Fishing Overhaul is a mod that aims to fix that. The mod makes fish 15% easier to catch while also rendering it impossible to catch fish of gold quality or higher without a perfect catch. The mod also introduces the unaware fish event, which makes catching fish considerably easier, alongside perfect streaks which increase the quality of your fish by 1 every three consecutive perfect catches. Download it from Nexus Mods.
Better Sprinklers Mod
The default sprinkler can be a bit underwhelming after a while, with its limited range and pattern. Enter the Better Sprinklers Mod. It not only increases the range of the sprinkler but also lets you choose custom patterns for it. As a bonus, it also lets you choose a custom pattern for your scarecrow. Get it on Nexus Mods.
Horse Boys Mod
Have you ever wanted to replace your trusty steed with some of Stardew Valley's characters? That might worry some people, but we're not here to judge and neither is the creator of the Horse Boys Mod. Installing it replaces horses with Alex, Elliott, Harvey, Sam, Sebastian or Shane. You'll find it on Nexus Mods.
Better Artisan Good Icons Mod
The Better Artisan Good Icons Mod might be a small addition but its place on our list of best Stardew Valley PC mods is well deserved. The mod takes the icons of goods such as wine, juice, or honey and adds smaller icons of the fruit, vegetable or flower they're made from to them. After a short period of getting used to it, you'll be able to more easily distinguish between the goods and remember which items you need to craft them. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Animal Husbandry (Former Butcher Mod)
What started off as a mod that gave players a tool to turn their animal friendos into tasty meat, grew into the Animal Husbandry Mod which now offers plenty more options. Not only was a meat wand added as an alternative to the meat cleaver, the mod also adds an insemination syringe which impregnates animals and a feeding basket that lets you give your animals treats which greatly improve their attitude towards you. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Convenient Chests Mod
The Convenient Chests Mod is another quality of life-focused entry on our list of the best Stardew Valley PC mods. The mod makes it possible to craft and cook from nearby chests, which saves you the trouble of constantly opening and closing menus, alongside introducing the ability to auto stash items in nearby chests using a simple tag system. Check it out on Nexus Mods.
TV Recipies Mod
Weaving some TV time into your Stardew Valley routine can prove tricky with all the things that need doing, which can lead to missing out on quite a few cooking recipes. If you never seem to be able to catch a break when The Queen of Sauce is on, the TV Recipies Mod is here to make your life easier. Install it and you'll find that Gus is selling all the recipes you'd otherwise only be able to learn from The Queen of Sauce TV show. You will, however, need gold in order to become an all-knowing cook. Download it from Nexus Mods.
Stardew Valley's ItemBags Mod is yet another way in which players can expand their inventories and carry more stuff without having to rely on static chests. The mod adds Bag-type items to the game, each bag having enough space to store multiple items while only occupying a single inventory space. Each bag comes with a custom interface and an autofill option which, when toggled on, automatically adds whichever item you pick up to the appropriate bags. Bags can be purchased from various shops around the game world, meaning you'll have to put in a bit of effort to open up your inventory organizing options. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Night Owl Mod
By default, Stardew Valley insists on you doing the entire sleep thing. If you're not in your cozy bed by 2 AM, your character will just fall asleep wherever they are while incurring a fee for being gently returned home by the ever-friendly local corporation. The Night Owl Mod injects infinite energy into your farmer, letting them stay up forever. You'll get to see how the world looks at night and witness the sunrise as you continue exploring or working on your farm. The game saves at 6 AM which is when you'll see your character briefly collapsing, however, you won't lose gold or items and will be able to resume whatever you were doing from that very spot. Get it from Nexus Mods.
Farm Extended Mod
Stardew Valley's Farm Extended Mod is made for players who have a hard time deciding which type of farm they want to start with. Instead of limiting yourself to just one type, the mod lets you start with a farm that has a bit of everything. Aside from places to plant crops, you'll have dedicated foraging and mining areas alongside animal fields. Better yet, there's also a minecart that makes moving to and from your farm easier. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Minerva's Harder Community Center Bundles Mod
When first starting out, Stardew Valley's community center bundles act as long-term goals that can help familiarize you with when and where you can find or grow different things. If you're a veteran of the game, however, they quickly become afterthoughts. Enter the Minerva's Harder Community Center Bundles Mod, which increases the difficulty of community center bundles, adding an additional challenge for experienced players. Although it's name doesn't suggest it, the mod also has an easy mode. You can download it from Nexus Mods.
Jump Over Mod
The Jump Over Mod shines through its simplicity, doing precisely what its title suggests. By default, Stardew Valley characters lead too chill a life to think about jumping. However, if you're into placing down intricate fence patterns and would rather not walk around them every single time, this mod lets you jump over things. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Non-essential Stardew Valley PC Mods
- A Better Looking Plasma TV
- Bus Recolor
- Industrial Kitchen and Interior
- Helpful Spouses
- Auto Fishing
- Personal Anvil
- Upgraded Horse - Horse friendship and speed levels
- Metal Trees
- Power Nap
- Dynamic Sleeves
- Skip Intro
- Range Display
- Expanded Fridge
- Save Anywhere
- Bigger Backpack
- DaisyNiko's Earthy Recolour
- Sunset Garden Greenhouse
- Wildflower Grass Field
- Shop Anywhere
- Star(dew) Wars
- Dragon to ride
- Animated Furniture and Stuff
- Fruit Tree Shaker
- Hot Spring Farm Cave