FarmVille 2: Country Escape

App review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Fun farm sim remix requires patience; watch in-app buys.

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age 8+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Kids can learn to budget their time, money, and resources, as they try to complete orders and work through the in-game events. Although the farming portion isn't necessarily accurate in terms of how a real farmer operates his or her business, it may just get kids thinking about where their food comes from. Kids also can learn patience as they wait and watch their crops grow over what sometimes feels like a very long time. Although FarmVille 2: Country Escape isn't intended to be an educational experience, kids may still learn a thing or two as they tend their farms.

Ease of Play

A tutorial gets you started. Once you're past that, gameplay is relatively simple. However, the menu for purchasing items is challenging to navigate without dragging unwanted items onto your farm (and risking accidentally purchasing them).

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

Expect pressure to purchase additional coins and in-game items with real money. In-game purchases start at $1 and go up to $100 or more.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

You have the option to build a winery that can produce several kinds of wine.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that FarmVille 2: Country Escape is the mobile sibling of Facebook's FarmVille 2. The games aren't the same but can be linked for limited sharing of products among farms. Much like other games of the genre, everything takes time to grow, build, and produce. Some kids may have a hard time waiting and may want to make sometimes pricey in-game purchases such as coins, keys, and other items (with real money) to speed along production. Players are welcome and encouraged to join a co-op to help each other out; these have open chat, which is filtered but not moderated. Note: The app's terms require that users are 13 and over. 

User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Adult Written byconnieg1 November 17, 2015

13 and up is insane

My kid doesn't play Minecraft yet because I know he'll want to play in "survival" mode, which includes killing. I don't want him growi... Continue reading
Adult Written byJ337 March 3, 2016

A frustrating life lesson in how cheats do prosper

While the game is very addictive, a lot of fun and has the potential to teach kids things like organisational skills, time management, and patience, there are s... Continue reading

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What's it about?

FARMVILLE 2: COUNTRY ESCAPE sends you back to the farm to grow more crops, nurture farm animals such as sheep, cows, chickens, and pigs, and make plenty of products to sell. There's a wide range of goods to market, from peach yogurt to overalls to teddy bears. Depending on your interest, you can visit special areas to collect items: Want to go fishing? To the glade for berries? Or into the mine for gems? Once your products are ready, sell them to Eagle Eye Eddie (or one of the other in-game characters) or other players for profit. There also are game-wide special events that have their own raw materials and products, as well as goals and prizes. Joining a co-op allows you to interact with and request help from other users. You'll also be able to count on your Facebook friends if you wish or play anonymously on your own.

Is it any good?

FARMVILLE 2: COUNTRY ESCAPE lets you join a colorful community with plenty of options for things to grow and make. The characters and animals are full of personality, making interaction lots of fun. However, things just seem to take off very slowly. It can take a long time for buildings to get completed, and there's a big issue with a lack of storage space for all your stuff. Kids who aren't that patient may start craving in-app purchases, which can add up quickly (though the game itself is free to play). The highlight of the app is the roster of special events, such as barbecues and harvests, which occur regularly, giving users goals to work toward and a sense of fellowship. Things get progressively more interesting as your farm grows -- it's just a matter of whether you're patient enough to get there.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about farming, what it's really like to grow your own food, and how long different foods take to grow.

  • Plant your own vegetable or windowsill garden and take care of it as a family. What do you notice as things begin to grow? Is it difficult to work with other people to make sure everything gets done? 

  • Find recipes for some of the items in the game (chive butter, scones, apple pie) and make them together.

  • Discuss online safety and what is -- and isn't -- appropriate for online chat

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