FarmVille 2: Country Escape

Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 0 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 214,557 votes.
Google Play:  (4.29) with 2,625,613 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Sep 13, 2022
This game has a timed feature with many of the items you craft. Some take little to no time, such as the apples, which grow in less than ten seconds. Some take longer, like peaches, which take four hours - meaning you either have to check in in four hours time, or use a 'speed grow', which you buy with real world money. Most take about half an hour to complete, meaning you're left checking in multiple times through the day to collect the items that have completed crafting and begin new ones.
Grinding reported on Sep 13, 2022
This game does have some grindy sections. Lots of crafting recipes use more product than ends up in the final product (ex 3 bottles of milk used to produce one strawberry milk). You don't need to grind a lot for leveling up or in-game money most of the time, but the crafting recipes can take a long time to get everything you need for them.
Advertisements reported on Sep 13, 2022
This game is actually one of the few that doesn't interrupt in the middle of gameplay or every so many "levels" to force you to watch an ad - one of the few good things about it. However, there's a "theater" where you can earn rewards for watching ads, and some quests you get assigned are to watch ads. To the developers credit, these are all voluntary, but still extremely annoying.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Sep 13, 2022
I'm not sure if there is a level cap - never been able to let myself sink that long into this game - but if there is one, it's way up there.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Sep 13, 2022
Some quests ask you to link your facebook or invite other friends who play the game to your "co-op" for rewards.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Sep 13, 2022
Yes. It makes it hard to delete the game sometimes, but when I notice myself becoming obsessed with it, I make myself uninstall it. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it multiple times by now.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Sep 13, 2022
Recently, I noticed "gift boxes" scattered around the map that you need to watch an ad or pay keys to open, and they have a timer counting down from 5 minutes and says it'll expire. Every time I log back in, though, the boxes are back - they don't really expire. There are also special events where you can get rare items, and timed quests for selling items, like with Eagle Eye Eddie - a pilot who takes off at predetermined times.
Wait To Play reported on Sep 13, 2022
THE IN GAME TIMERS ARE THE WORST PART OF THIS ENTIRE GAME! Some aren't so bad, like 15 minutes for foraging in the glade. But others are up to 8 hours, like fishing at the pond or crafting a shovel! I found myself actually trying to schedule my day around when things finished crafting in the game - and as soon as I noticed myself doing that, deleted it immediately.
Pay to Skip reported on Sep 13, 2022
You can purchase "keys", "golden gloves", and "speed seed" which all allow you to skip crafting / foraging / growing timers. You get these for some in-game quests, but not nearly enough, if you use them regularly. You can also buy these with real world money. You don't HAVE to use them, but the alternative is sometimes waiting 8 hours for an item to complete crafting.
Reciprocity reported on Sep 13, 2022
When you friend other players in the game, you can sell and buy resources from one another.

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot **App Store Best of 2014**
Escape to the world of farming, friends and fun! Go on farm adventures to collect rare goods and craft new recipes. Raise animals and grow your farm with friends. Join a farm Co-Op to trade and share or play on your own in Anonymous Mode. You can play FarmVille anytime, anywhere… even when not connected to the internet. Best of all, the world’s most popular farming game is free to play!
** ”FarmVille is back and this time, it’s portable!” – TIME **
** “”Officially not just for Facebook anymore”” – Los Angeles Times **
** “” They may have built the best FarmVille game of the series”” – Kotaku **
- CRAFT a variety of baked gourmet goods like classic country apple pies
- HARVEST farm fresh crops of your favorite fruits and vegetables
- CUSTOMIZE your own farm for charming country living
- COLLECT hidden and rare items as you discover a new coastal farm
- NURTURE and raise a wide variety of adorable animals like your very own farm dog
- EXPLORE a new FarmVille story filled with special farm adventures
- BUILD a lush family farm by the coast so all your friends can visit
- GARDEN by the beautiful blue ocean as you decorate your farm with flowers and fresh produce
- TRADE and chat with friends or play anonymously with people from all over the world
- ESCAPE to the coast then connect to your Facebook farm to send free water
- EARN daily rewards with the Mystery Chest and take a spin at the Prize Wheel”
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