FarmVille 2 (FarmVille 2: Country Escape on mobile devices) revitalises the FarmVille name with a fresh take on the farming management genre. With new graphics, exciting activities, the ability to play offline and more co-operative opportunities FarmVille 2 and the mobile counterpart will get you hooked once more.
FarmVille 2 builds on the gameplay established by the original game which has now become the benchmark for the genre. Fans of the original will feel right at home with the structure of the game and newcomers won’t feel out either with the simple mechanics that are easy to learn.
Farmers from the original will recognise a few key differences between the two, most notably is the enhanced graphics that really help bring the game to life.
You’ll also find a better crop growing cycle that no longer requires players to continually plow land. To replace plowing players will have to use the resource of water which slowly regenerates over time (alternatively players can send water from their mobile farm to their Facebook one).
The final noticeable change is the shift to an inventory system for your crops instead of having them sold instantly for gold upon harvesting. This opens up the opportunity for players to be able to fill orders, use it for animal food or turn them into crafted goods. Players will also rejoice to hear that the mobile version of FarmVille 2 supports offline play, letting you get your farm fix wherever you might be.
With so many improvements to the original it is well worth your time if you found yourself hooked on the original. It’s still got all the shortcomings of the genre though so it isn’t going to convert gamers who aren’t a fan of this genre.
Harvest, decorate, trade and fish in your browser or on your mobile device with the FarmVille remake.
- A whole new FarmVille experience.
- New graphics bring the game to life.
- More depth with the ability to save your harvest and even go fishing.
- Available on Facebook or try the mobile optimised Country Escape version.
- Option to play offline to game anywhere.
- Play FarmVille 2 (Facebook)
- Play FarmVille 2: Country Escape (iOS)
- Play FarmVille 2: Country Escape (Android)
Review Platform: iOS