5 Best Stardew Valley Mods (2024)

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While Stardew Valley is one of the larger farm life sims, even it has a limit to the amount of content it can offer. There’s so much one single developer can do after all. However, Stardew Valley is a lucky game because it’s backed by a loving community over at Nexus Mods. 

A community so loving in fact that it has breathed new life into the game by making hundreds of unique mods. Where some completely overhaul the graphics, others introduce new NPCs, features that felt missing, and questlines to expand the story. Here are the best Stardew Valley mods you can need to install.

5. Daisyniko’s Earthy Recolour

Daisyniko’s Earthy Recolour
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Earthy Recolour is a mod that drastically changes the feel of Stardew Valley. It adds new texture sheets that have different color palettes and next-level details that make the world look more mellowed out as a result. The mod also replaces the boring old static map screen with a seasonal map that’s beautifully decorated.

Daisyniko’s Earthy Recolour from Nexus Mods is one of the best things you could add to Stardew Valley as a beginner since its effects are simple yet massively alter the vibe of everything. Perfect for players just jumping into the world of modding.

Read More: How To Mod Stardew Valley: Easy Guide (2024)

4. Fashion Sense

Stardew Valley mod Fashion Sense
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While it’s a bit complicated to use, Fashion Sense is the ultimate framework to spice up Stardew Valley. Fashion Sense basically allows community members skilled enough to create equipment in-game. You can create your own custom accessories, shoes, hats, outfits, and virtually anything else. What’s more amazing is that you can add animations to the items. Hair hasn’t ever looked better riding a horse.

3. The Perks of Being Married

The Perks of Being Married
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Stardew Valley players are full of life the first time they find out they can get married in-game. There aren’t many games that let you do that after all. However, while the tradition is euphoric, there’s unfortunately not much to look forward to once you tie the knot, well, unless you download TrentXV’s The Perks of Being Married mod.

The Perks of Being Married adds bonuses to your character depending on the NPC you are married to. Tied the knot with Emily? Now Gems and Minerals sell for 50% more. Want to marry Penny instead? Now Artifacts are worth twice as much. The Perks of Being Married is a fun little addition to keep the marrying mechanic entertaining for players otherwise it is as bland as it gets in vanilla Stardew Valley.

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2. NPC Map Locations

Stardew Valley mod NPC Map Locations
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You’re probably tired of starting a quest only to have spent an hour searching for a specific NPC. With every character in Stardew Valley moving locations frequently depending upon the season or task at hand, it’s impossible to remember where all of them are located at all times. Fortunately, Nexus Mods’ Bouhm has made a mod that shows you the location of NPCs in the game.

The NPC Map Locations mod highlights where NPCs are on your map, and lets you even toggle on a minimap for additional guidance. It’s simply an invaluable mod for those who value getting the most out of their playtime.

1. Stardew Valley Expanded

Stardew Valley Expanded
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Stardew Valley Expanded is the biggest mod for the game to date. Imagine it as a giant expansion pack to Stardew Valley that adds hours of new content. Specifically, 200 new character events, 50 locations, 27 NPCs, 2 farm types, music, more fish species, and innumerable other changes.

Another big one is that more story missions are included too and this expands the already 100-hour-long base game by another 50. FlashShifter’s Stardew Valley Expanded is incredible because it provides players with near-endless hours of fun content. It’s hands down a mod every Stardew Valley player needs to play. Besides, it’s not like you’re being charged a penny.


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