Hay Day

App review by Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Farming sim has lots of features but slow progression.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 5+
Hay Day is a farming simulation game that has gained immense popularity since its release in 2012. Developed and published by Supercell, the game is available on both iOS and Android platforms. Hay Day allows players to immerse themselves in the life of a farmer by managing and growing their farm, producing crops, and raising animals to sell and trade. The game's graphics, gameplay, and social features have made it one of the most popular mobile games on the market. The graphics in Hay Day are impressive and contribute to the game's immersive experience. The game features a detailed 3D environment with vibrant colors and intricate details. Everything from the crops and animals to the buildings and scenery is rendered with impressive fidelity, creating a visually stunning world for players to explore. The attention to detail in the graphics makes it easy to get lost in the game and forget that you're playing on a mobile device. The gameplay in Hay Day is addictive and engaging, providing a variety of challenges and objectives to keep players interested. Players must plant and harvest crops, raise and care for animals, and build and manage their farm. The game's progression is smooth and intuitive, with each action contributing to the overall development of the farm. The game's pace is relaxing and laid back, providing players with a calming experience that can be played at their own pace. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Hay Day is its social features. Players can connect with friends or other players online to trade goods and resources, help each other with tasks, and even visit each other's farms. The community aspect of the game is a major draw for many players, who enjoy the sense of camaraderie and collaboration that comes with working together to build a successful farm. The game's social features also add to the game's replayability, as players can continue to interact and collaborate with other players long after they've completed the game's main objectives. Hay Day is a free-to-play game with optional in-app purchases. While players can progress through the game without spending money, the option to purchase resources or speed up progress is available for those who want to accelerate their farming activities. The monetization system is balanced and fair, with players not feeling like they are forced to spend money to progress through the game. In conclusion, Hay Day is an enjoyable and engaging game that offers a fun and relaxing escape for players of all ages. The game's impressive graphics, addictive gameplay, and social features have made it one of the most popular mobile games on the market. Whether you're a casual player looking for a fun distraction or a serious farmer looking to build the ultimate farm, Hay Day has something for everyone. The game's attention to detail, smooth progression, and balanced monetization make it a must-play title for anyone looking for a relaxing and immersive mobile gaming experience.
age 13+
This is a lovely game but it’s definitely not one for younger kids to play without supervision. Kids want to get free goodies which they can get if they watch a trailer, unfortunately there’s not a way to opt in/out of this feature which is a pity as in my opinion these are not always suitable

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