Parents' Guide to


By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Popular farming sim needs Facebook friends or cash to grow.

Game Facebook 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


fun game only frustrating with too much going on lots of pop ups plug ins etc... it's tedious to play and fun goes away because of this... farmville developers keep it plain and simple! you are slowing my computer down... farm town works a lot better! remove the travel garbage!
age 18+

Violent and sexual

It corrupted my son and mad him a sex crazed manic he only talks about his fake cat. This is a joke. It is good I guess.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

FarmVille has all the best and worst qualities of social games. It heavily encourages teamwork between friends, and has put privacy safeguards in place to let players seek out other FarmVille fans as neighbors without opening up their Facebook wall to the eyes of strangers. However, the game is relentlessly viral, with constant prompts to invite neighbors, share status updates, spend cash, and call on friends for help. The constant stream of new content helps to keep the game fresh and interesting, but some players might find it overwhelming as they struggle to keep up. Plus, FarmVille has quests that try to keep you in the game or returning often, such as crops that wither unless tended to, and quests with time limits. This is the kind of game that can easily become a time-sink (and money-sink, too), so players should always be careful to know their limits.

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