Farm Frenzy PC review

Old Macdonald may have had a farm, but now so does Lucy... and apparently it's very addictive

Despite the fact the title of this game sounds like a bad porn movie – it’s not. It is in fact another time wasting casual game. And in terms of time wasting, Farm Frenzy has got to be one of the best.

At first glance, and indeed, on the first couple of levels, the game is mind-numbingly dull. But persevere and you will discover that this is a completely daft and pointless but lovable game.

As you may have guessed, the action is based on a farm. To start, you have a little money and some geese. You also have a well to water the ground, which produces grass for the geese to eat (yes, I wondered that too). The geese will then lay eggs, which you click to put in your storehouse, and eventually take to market, which is where you sell your goods and earn money.

Still sounds dull? Thought so. But as with most casual games the first couple of levels are just there to warm to you up and give you a bit of a tutorial. Rocket science it is not, but as you progress through the game, there are more animals you can have; sheep, dogs, cats, cows, etc. They all play a vital part in the action. Your main aim is to make money and upgrade your farm.

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Each stage gives you a goal. For example to collect x amount of eggs and own three geese. The goals get harder the longer you play. But just to make things more difficult for you, there are predators around. Every now and then bears will drop down from the sky and start roaming around your farm. If one of your animals gets too close, then say goodbye to your animal, and the potential profit it could have made for you. D’oh! But the good thing is, frantically clicking on the bear will put the bars of a cage around it to stop it terrorising your animals. And, if there’s room in your storehouse, you can put the bear in to take it to market. So it’s not all bad.

As I said, it’s a little slow-paced to start with but give it time and things start to get a little more exciting. It’s also a bit different to a lot of the games out there at the moment, which all seem to based around shops and customers. With Farm Frenzy you have to think a little more about what you’re doing in order to make sure you have everything required to complete the level, and progress.

Still not convinced? Just try the hour long demo – it’s enough to get hooked.


4 out of 5