Hay Day is a casual farming game. Build and manage your own farm in a cheerful world where it never rains and the countryside is full of cute animals to raise.
All the fun of the farm
You start out with a tiny patch of land to grow some crops and a pen to keep a few chickens. The aim is to gradually build and grow the farm, trading your produce to characters in the game and other players to make money that you can reinvest into your farm.
As you make money, you'll be able to develop your buildings, decorate, expand your activities into dairy and so on. As you progress, you 'level up', and every time you do, more crops and animals will become available. Basic crops like wheat grow quickly, in minutes, while others like lemon trees take over a day. As well as your farm, there's now a town, which you can visit when you reach level 34 and repair the train station.
Freemium done well
Like other farming games, you can pay real money to speed things up. However Hay Day is not very aggressive with its freemium model, and you won't feel forced into paying, as long as you are patient!
Hay Day looks good, with cute, fun graphics that are full of character. This attention to detail lifts it above most other farming games alone. Since its release in 2012, developer Supercell has constantly updated and expanded the game. This helps keep it fresh, and means there's always the promise of something new to do around the corner.
Hay Day is a relentlessly happy game - your animals won't die if you don't feed them, they will just stop producing. This makes it suitable for all ages - parents can easily turn off in-app purchases too.
A polished farming game
Supercell has created a cheerful and compelling game in Hay Day. It's hardly that original, but it's expertly made and one of the best of its kind.