Parents' Guide to

Farm Vet

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Strong edutainment value; weak graphics.

Game Windows 2008
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The most challenging part of the game is treating sick and injured animals. With a variety of medical instruments and tools at your disposal -- including an X-Ray machine, syringes, swabs, a thermometer, and even surgical tools -- you must use powers of deduction and observation to arrive at a diagnosis, then administer the correct treatment.

Farm Vet's graphics could be better, and the game suffers from finicky controls, imprecise "hot spots" to click on the animals, and a wildly swinging camera. Although the game claims 60 different medical problems to treat, they seem to repeat very frequently. That said, Farm Vet does provide a lot of interesting reading material for young budding veterinarians in the family, including a glossary of tools and animals and a database of farm-related careers

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games
  • Release date: January 31, 2008
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief, Mild Blood
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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