Zombie Fun on the Zombie Farm
I stumbled across this game over the weekend and I admit I’ve been playing it ever since. I can’t say I’ve played too many farming games, but there is something about growing zombies and zombie mutations that just made me want this game.
Zombie Farm is a casual little game where you tend to your farm in the countryside where you grow various vegetables like carrots, tomatoes, onions, turnips and potatoes and then take them to the market to sell for a profit. The way this game works, that alone could be amused, oh but there is so much more. You don’t just grow vegetables you are a farmer with a green thumb and an ability to grow zombies. You plant them in your garden, tend to them, then wait for them to spring from the earth and join your zombie herd. And then what do you do? Well, invade other farms of course! Once your zombie army is built up you attack your neighbors and loot them for everything they’re worth including money, farm equipment and brains.
Brains will keep your minions happy and it allows you to upgrade to bigger and better things. You can upgrade zombies, create bigger and badder mutations, buy headstones and other adornments to decorate your undead garden, as well as sell them for big money if you need to.
Quite frankly this game is silly and awesome. I have to say, the graphics are really very good, and even though I’m playing it on an iPad everything looks just fine. In fact I think the iPad might make it easier to select and move things. The developers, ThePlayForge, have put a lot of time and effort into making this new style of farming sim. Everything works extremely well and you can waste hours tending to your garden and plotting your next invasion (which I have). But don’t just plant some seeds and wander off thinking you’ll get back it when you have some spare time. Oh no! Your garden needs to be tended to and if you go to long without checking in on it your crops will wither and die on the vine. Your zombies will be the real dead rather than just the undead. And when this happens you have a huge mess to clean up. Not to mention seeing the decaying arm of a zombie slouched over in the ground is just heart wrenching.
Zombie Farm is incredibly enjoyable, but the part that will throw you for a loop is that it’s FREE. You can begin to raise a zombie horde for no initial investment. However, If you want to move through the game faster or just thank the devs for a job well done, you can buy more brains and other improvement as an in-app purchase at any time.
This game is well worth the download and not only is it a good game, the zombie aspect just adds even more fun!