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 (51 reviews) - 58% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (2,499 reviews) - 74% of the 2,499 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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Recent:
Mixed (51 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (2,499 reviews)
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JeNeRaL
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
.........
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neptronix
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I think i paid $2 for it? anyway, that was $2 too much..
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MrBearJelly
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I don't know why I have 21 hours. For some reason the cards were taking a long time to drop.
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UnknownGuy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
it's okay
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Midge
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
I got this free from a pcgamer key, definitely NOT WORTH THE 13$ PRICE. Rather short and quite lacklustre in depth, childish humour too. Only positives are ♥♥♥♥ easy achievements and cheap trading cards
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Sir Joni
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Just idle the Cards and delete it.
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Nekro G
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Kill zombie Cows, Trample over there dead bodies as they continue to pile up,
Take down the Nazi Zombie Regime, Cow-abunga.

First off I didnt pay 12.99 for it, and I think that is a lot.
However this game was very fun.
Its like a tower defence game in a way. except your just defending 1 base, against different kinds of attackers.
The game has lots of upgrades and a decent amount of levels, my biggest gripe was it freezing after beating the last boss.
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-Darkly-
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Fue free,pero es bueno para pasar el rato


7/10
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KawaiiDesuChan
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
i Don't like this game because it was killing animal but somehow i find it hard to play. 7/10
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S. Lee
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
What a waste of time..

I've got this game as part of a 10 key bundle, and this was my "premium" game (price wise).
This game is an utter joke.

At first I liked the music - A bit 16bit'ish with some nice distortion.
It quickly irked me once I realised the distorted sounds where allover the place.
And once you get further into the game, the charm of the sad and ugly graphics quickly turns for the worse.
The more enemies you kill, the more garbage fills your screen.
No explanation of the different ammo types or upgrades, and the stupid assist constantly changes slots. Also, it never mentions that your own "assist" can kill you >.<

At least you're able to mute the game, make it windowed and idle while doing other stuff (= getting the 5 free cards).

If you got this game as I did (i.e: No refund option) and you want the stupid free cards (and easy 100% achievement) follow the neat guides.
One, by the developer, tells you how to open the cheat menu (I could NOT figure out how to do it) but also list all the cheats.
One opens up all the worlds - BOOM. Go to last level, use the guide which tells you how to skip the first two sectors and BOOM! Achievement done in less hours than I have spent.

*sigh* I can't believe it took me 3hours of grinding before I finally "cheated" and went looking at the guides.
Save yourselves some time, and just blatantly "cheat" through the achievements.

Very bad game.
Very bad price tag.
I sincerly hope you didn't buy this game by your own choice.

Having a boner and no arms > This game.
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Ciroc
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Worst game ever! I could make this ♥♥♥♥ in 15 mins in clickteam. Don't pay this much for this game! I'm glad I got this game free. Idling for the cards then uninstalling!
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Oh What You Say
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Worst game ever! I could make this ♥♥♥♥ in 15 mins in clickteam. Don't pay this much for this game! I'm glad I got this game free. Idling for the cards then uninstalling!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Just idle the Cards and delete it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
52 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 4 people (75%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
im bad and can't beat the last stage but. i enjoyed shooting cows.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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 4 people (50%) 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
29 of 31 people (94%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
TL;DR review at the bottom!

The Culling of the Cows is a wave/horde zombie shooter with no content at all. There are 2 "gamemodes" you either control a guy running up-down and left-right while shooting, upgrading your weapon, or bring in assist abilities, or its a simple turret shooter. Number of maps: 1. Yes, only 1 map for a zombie defense game. The only difference between the levels are the assist abilities which. There are around 10 types of enemies, most of them basicly the same: cow, a bit faster cow, a bit tougher cow, ect. Controls are clunky. In the main gamemode you can't aim, you have to move your character in the line where you want to shoot. The hitbox are buggy as hell, bullets often go through the target without damaging them. Finishing the game takes around 2 hours, highly repetitive and there is no co-op. The game also highly overpriced (there are much better flash games in this genre for free). If you'd like to buy a zombie defense game which is cheaper, simple but has co-op and runs on a microwave go with the Yet Another Zombie Defense. It's only 2€ and essentially has the same, but cheaper and has coop (also frequently updated).

TL;DR:
Just don't buy this.
It's boring, has zero content, repetitive.
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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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........ok..........
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