The Culling Of The Cows is a side-scrolling shooter / tower defence game. You will take the role of Sammy, a soliloquizing schizophrenic farmer with a self prophesied mission to lay waste to the disease spreading over his farm.
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Mixed (66 reviews) - 65% of the 66 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,484 reviews) - 74% of the 2,484 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 9, 2014

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April 1

UPDATE - 02/APR/2016 - CLOUD SUPPORT


This update adds steam cloud saving to The Culling Of The Cows.

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“A challenging arcade shooter that requires some strategic thinking as well”
8/10 – GAMERamble

“Hilarious in its purest essence”
NerdMaldito

About This Game

The Culling Of The Cows is a side-scrolling shooter / tower defence game. You will take the role of Sammy, a soliloquizing schizophrenic farmer with a self prophesied mission to lay waste to the disease spreading over his farm.

With his dusty old 12 gauge at his side and god at his back, Sammy isn’t going to be taking too kindly to the infectious chaos of the big city’s leaking its way out into wild country. When all the lunacy started Sammy consulted God on what he should do, and the response was. KILL THEM! KILL THEM ALL!!!!

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Features:

  • Full Controller support.
  • Steam Achievements.
  • Fast paced action mixed with strategic gameplay.
  • 40 levels of critters that need a good butchering.
  • Cheat Console.
  • Plough your way through herds of shamblers and ravenous cattle.
  • Easy to pick up and play, but gets quite challenging.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP
    • Processor: Quad core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
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Mixed (66 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (2,484 reviews)
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D'
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I had no idea that kill zombie cows could be really interesting, this game can entertain you a lot.
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Murphy -
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
This is how the beef is made at Mcdonalds,

10/10 would eat mcdonalds again
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Phinzo
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
So, here I go. Everyone likes a good tower defense game and what better to have than zombies in it. Not just any zombie, but cows... freaking COWS!

The game is pretty straight forward. You move and shoot. And shoot like your life depended on it. As a matter of fact, it does. You get your various ammo upgrades and some other upgrades to help you manage those incoming zekes. But, heres the best part. You get assists, ranging from 1 to 4, based on which stage you are on. You just shoot, reload and shoot some more.

So, I highly recommend that you buy this game(wait for the sale though). And you kill some zombies and the odd badger or two. Goodluck.
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SnAke_NinjA
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Just... Just don't...
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Lξ quiteя
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I just tried this for a few minutes and I can`t stop laughing, I really recomend this game
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|KnightX|Faiz
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Why did I start this game

How tf did I get 16 hours clocked out of this crap

Wtf

Ohh I remember
My 7 y/o cousin was playing it
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RagingHammer
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
It's an "okay" game but more of a timewaster really, if you want something to play when you're bored just get this during a sale instead because I'm telling you that it's price tag isn't really that justified, it's not worth 5 or more dollars, more like a dollar fifty. It's a simple tower deffense from hordes of cow zombies and that's pretty much it. It has around 6 achievements and becomes stale quite quickly. Either way, I'm not one to recommend it. After only a few hours, if not any, I uninstalled the game. I got the game on a giveaway so it doesn't really matter to me.
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☆ G2H_HellBringer ☆
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
How did this get 74% positive reviews? Save your money for something else. Search this game on YouTube. See how boring and uninspiring it really is.
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bpp
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
One of the hardest games I've played since Far cry 1 and ♥♥♥♥ing Dark Souls...
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oldswan1
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
hahahaha what a game
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88b
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
hehewhegeq
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
I bought the wrong game thinking this was The Culling.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
If anything this game is going to be a hit and miss affair with you, as it did with me. The game is essentially a defence title, with an assortment of monsters rushing into the barn, and as the farmer it is your job to prevent the said monstrosities from getting in. If you fail a certain number of times, the stage is over and you have to restart again.

To mix up the formula some monsters act a little different to one another, along with varying amounts of hit points. To aid the chaotic game play, players can also summon a few tactical skills on the field, along with some limited and temporary upgrades to the shotgun.

Repeat the same formula with increasing difficulties for dozens of stages and you get the general idea of how this goes. Every rarely you’ll get to fight a boss or two, but they’re way too simple to pose a challenge.

The art style is hand drawn and mostly consistent, like the game play that may not strike everyone’s fancy either, but it sat well enough for me. The biggest problem I had with the game was that it lacked a sense of progression, you’ll upgrade your weapon level after level, but they never stick. There is also little point to divert from the main path and complete every stage, since there is nothing to unlock or to accomplish.

For the low price though, I would recommend it for a decent distraction.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
im bad and can't beat the last stage but. i enjoyed shooting cows.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
you just killing cows and some bulls that's all
so just don't buy it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
i just got this game of a "random 10 steam key" witch is worth 2$ and i have to say WTF.

This game good but the price? about 10$ why?

but i got it for 2$ so i don't really mind.

just don't buy this game, by 10$ you can buy a better game, think twoice befere its already done.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
You can annoy your friends with the starting sound 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
I grabbed this one for free when they used to give it away on most websites.Game isn't too bad, you just defend the farm by killing cows, much like plants vs zombies only that the plants is just a farmer and the zombies are mad cows.

A few upgrades and unlocks, a few unlockable enemies, and that's about it.

It's worth giving it a shot, if you don't hate it straght away it can be completed in 2 hours or less, there's cheat codes which makes it a lot easier to unlock all the levels.

The last boss can be a bit tricky, but it's pretty easy in the end.
5/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
The game is alright, nor is it horrible, nor is it unplayable. The game follows a farmer who tries to protect his barn/farm from the diseased alien cows and human zombies. The game is like a tower defense game, where you play the farmer shooting your way through hordes of cows, with a little variety here and there. The concept is okay but can get a little repetitious at certain parts.
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13 of 25 people (52%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
McDonald's simulator ^^
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
As others have said, this game feels and plays like a cheap, uninspired flash game. I really don't understand why it has 75% positive reviews; gameplay gets stale by the third level, art is awkward and tacky, main character is the embodiment of stinky Texan redneck stereotypes... I've put 3.3 hours into it, completed 100%, achievements included.

Got it for free and I tell you I'd be angry if I had paid for it. Avoid.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Simple, short indie shooter.

I feel £9 it is a bit pricey considering how short and simple the game is, thankful that I got mine in one of the eight bundles it has so far appeared in. This perhaps irks me the most, had it been £1 game I may have been more forgiving.
The graphics are overlaid single scenes, nothing special, new or particularly interesting. Sound okay though I ended up muting after a while. Weapons, upgrades etc. seemed superfluous to me as the game is easy enough without.
Achievements super easy and drop with progress.
For me the replay value is 0.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
You kill cows ... thats it.

You have a shotgun and 4 ammo types. First one is regular and is unlimited. Other 3 have to be bought.
You can reload one bullet at a time. 8 bullets is max. Prepare for mashing the R button.

God can drop you supply drops with buffs or coins. You can use coins to buy ammo or upgrades for your shotgun.

You also have 4 abilities with cooldown.

There are 10 types of enemies (mostly cows).

Enemies come in waves and want to kill you.

One background image for each level - mostly static.

Can't recommend this. It's boring.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Story about UFOs, zombies and cows... Graphics is so-so... The concept is okay but can get a little repetitious at certain parts... :3
Annoying sound, game too short, first levels too hard... Has cards and achievements :)
The movement was clumsy. If it's free to you, go ahead and try it, but I wouldn't suggest spending money on it... :D
Idk why it has mostly positive reviews on steam.. maybe due to cards and achievement... :/
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
The Culling of the ♥♥♥♥ing cows
YOU ARE BANISHED FROM HEAVEN AND FORBIDDEN FROM GOD IF YOU EVER PLAY THIS PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥.

JESUS ♥♥♥♥ING CHRIST HELP HUMANITY


p.s. not enough bi(t)ches 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
I got burp ban! i can not burp anymore please help!
i just want help what is wrong with that?
you guys at steam that heartless to ban people from burping? really?
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
Cool because this is a classic game and funny.
And some cows are insane.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
if you can get for 2E its worth it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
Very good and simple game sometimes hard, but ♥♥♥♥ that ♥♥♥♥ its awsome.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Fun to play an almost mindless arcade shooter, where you are a redneck who defends his farm against the undead - animals and post-humans too.
The carnage is pretty straight forward, and will take 4-5 hours to complete.Never buy in full price, but around a dollar it is to played in the hours you can't play any brain activity demanding game.
Shoot to thrill.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
I got this game for free from a giveaway.The rules are simple.Protect your farm from the evil alien zombie cows and other creatures.You stand with your shotgun in front of your farm and you kill waves of different creatures.That's all.It's a boring game with no story and the only reason that i played it is because it was free.There are better tower defense games out there to play.

Graphics: 3/10
Gameplay: 4/10
Music: 2/10
Story: 1/10
Level Design: 4/10
Overall: 3/10
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