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Hokko Life Review
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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Hokko Life is a community simulation game like Animal Crossing. You pick a town and set up your home, before spending time helping the place develop into a charming rural idyl everyone loves. Even though it's the creation of one person, it has most of the features of Animal Crossing. The novelty is that you can play it on non-Nintendo platforms. On PC the designing, building and customising benefits from the mouse controls.

You explore the town and take on various tasks to gain new items and make friends. You can craft and combine materials in a detailed way, offering a more open customisation than Animal Crossing. You can also create houses for other people to live in. Collect flowers, mix paints and use them to design wallpapers, flooring and clothing.

As you progress you can expand the town, placing buildings ready for new villagers to move in to. In the forest there is an abandoned mine where you can dig for resources. Take them to your workshop to create your own unique items. Use the design table to build your own furniture, combining different shapes and materials in a simple but powerful editor. Customise the interior and exterior of any home, choose designs and place furniture to make a home your new friends will love.

Along with the building you can use various fishing spots to catch fish for your collection. There are also a whole range of insects to catch and collect. Like Animal Crossing, you need to be in the right place at the right time to catch some of these.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 02/06/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Robbo Dev (@RobboDev)


Duration: This game will take between 40 hours and 50 hours to complete. How long you spend playing the game depends on how ambitious your designs are.
Players: This is a single player game.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. The game is being updated over time:
  • Free Farming Update adds farmable crops, a new villager selling seeds and recipes, and a farming area.
  • Free Super Shopping Update adds a new Super Shopping city centre where you can share designs and pick up some new creations to add to their own Hokko community.
  • Free Future updates include a mayor merits system, a bug collecting even and desert island distractions.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Hokko Life Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RobboDev) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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