Play it again: Hay Day
Farm with Friends and Family
There’s a very good reason why Supercell’s delightful farming sim has been a number one hit in over 100 countries. Hay Day delivers all the fun of the farm, with none of the mess.
Building your ranch into a thriving business and an idyllic place to live is incredibly rewarding. And the innovative tap-and-drag controls make chores a breeze: scything through fields of wheat to harvest it in seconds always feels good.
Build, tend and trade: the gameplay loop is enormously satisfying. And your farm keeps running while you’re away, so you can set tasks in motion and return to them when you have time. Its routines fit neatly around your own daily rituals – you might feed your chickens and milk your cows before breakfast, fulfil orders on your lunch break and maybe settle down in the evening for a spot of fishing.
It’s a world that just keeps on evolving too, with new features regularly added to freshen up the place. Plant peanut bushes and you’ll not only attract adorable squirrels that live in their own treehouse, but you’ll be able to make new recipes, from bacon fries to handmade pies.
The weekly horse derbies also have new varieties: if you’re short of time, you can take part in the more relaxed Chill Derby, or complete tasks so your horse can catch rabbits in the Bunny Derby. You’ll find new animals at the Sanctuary, including cute baby zebras.
While you’ll no doubt have tinkered with the layout of your farm to suit the way you play, you can add an extra personal touch thanks to the custom decorations feature. You can even upgrade these if you want to refresh their look, and obtain more by completing Valley and Derby goals.
The arrival of timed seasons yields further new rewards, with perks for hitting your targets – such as a fetching hat for each of your farmyard animals to make them look even cuter. And with new recipes, animals and events cropping up – pun intended – all the time, it’s clear that Hay Day’s heyday is, well, right now.