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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (566 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2014
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July 10

UPDATE 3 - Achievements!



We've added some achievements into the game. There is currently 8 achievements so far and we're working on more and they'll be added in soon.

Enjoy!!!

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June 11

UPDATE 2 - LEVEL BADGES



This new FREE DLC update adds multiple level badges into the game, there are 3 badges per level and will be attained by completing various challenges within in each level. There is a total of 87 badges to acquire for the main campaign.

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Reviews

“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!!!!

Steam Big Picture

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 7, Vista
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Vista
    • Processor: Quad core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Generic Sound Device
Helpful customer reviews
132 of 164 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I hope this game is banned in India.
6/10
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
"Zombi Cow Hunter"

The Culling Of The Cows is a 2D Sidescroll Shooter in the weird world of zombi farming. You are a farmer with a shotgun in your hand and must protect your barn from incoming waves of zombi cows. In each wave another type of obscure zombi creature joins the hordes. There are a bunch of cliches dealing of a typical redneck life and leading towards the grand finale: Fight against a Nazi UFO.

The gameplay is quite challing, yes, but it turns out in higher levels even more repetitive and boring. Although there is a mass of funny elements to discover, nothing remains as necessary remindable. Like a chopper support, nukes or a barn sentry. Wow how interesting.
The biggest lack are the uncomfortable controls like reloading each shell for one key hit or to aim precisely in the isometric playfield. Also some bugs are still included in this game.

So I can just recommend it to players of brute and unstrategical shooters.
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Still better than Dota 2
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42 of 57 people (74%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
As an Indian coming from a religious background (duh!), this game is really offensive pretty ♥♥♥♥ing badass. The game definetly has its flaws but hey, its fun to kill some time *cough* cows *cough* . xD

6/10

Would not recommend to my brown people. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
The Culling Of The Cows is a 2D Shooter with a Side Scrolling Combat, As an old farmer, you must protect your barn from Zombie Cows and whatever that tries to pass through you. as your partner you've got a badass gun that you can upgrade the power over time, some awesome special supports also a Supply pack to give you a hand to defeat those Zombies Cows and a badass Nazi Ufo.

Pros:

+Very Fun and addictive game
+Nice visual graphic
+Simple Controls
+Nice Combat System
+Challenging Game
+Enjoyable

Cons:

- HitBox is kinda messed up I'd say
- The game is kinda short
- only few achievements, (Would be fantastic if this game had some more achievements, just to increase the challenge)
- No Co-op (A Multi-Player mode would make it really Fun to play with friends )
- High Price (I'd recommend buy this game with +85% OFF)

I had this game for free and i really appreciate it and i would recommend buy this one in a steam sale when you can get a +85% OFF it would be a fair enough price !!!
I wouldn't recommend for my indian friends, that could be offensive or something :(
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
It's basically a flash game with slightly upgraded graphics. Very simple gameplay, pretty bad story. This game isn't worth $5, let alone $13.

I got it free, still not worth playing :(
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I bought this in a bundle, for what amounts to about 40c ... I enjoyed the other Decaying Logic (DL) titles (Pixel Puzzles) so I was interested to try. I knew it was short, and I think DL realizes that and doesnt let this game take itself too seriously as a result. about 3 hours in, I am at the last level and I had to stop and take a break. Too frustrating.

Again DL to the rescue for people interested in playing different ways, as they offer the console codes here on steam and apparently that wont affect your achievement progress.

Default mode is really tough, and if you try for three badges each level it is even harder. These challenges are broken up by a handful of carnage levels that you basically spray the undead for a bit... Like their zombie pixel puzzler almost, but doesnt require 90 minutes at a sitting...

I got my 40 cents worth, and more. I'd pay a couple of dollars for it. Don't recommend it at retail or much of 1.99. Find a bundle and get a good value.

6/10
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Funny humor. Slide scroller combat. Make sure you get it on sale, cause the price isn't quite justified. Though I do love the developer, it's just not their best product.
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37 of 61 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Dat hitbox tho.

2.5D shooter with flash game level controls and very poor indication of when you're gonna hit something. Nothing to do with "tower defence".

Jolly?: Nay!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This was zombie cow massacre.
You play as an old man who has a farm.
Your farm is being invaded by zombie disease/virus so you have to protect your farm with your trusty rifle.
You're not alone in this game, you got a protection from "above".

Even though this game is repetitive, it's still fun for me to play it casually.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Very cute and adorable little game I enjoyed playing it! Also achievements are not hard. Completely positive note from my side!
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Is it worth 11€? No. Why? Let's look at pros and cons
Pros:
  • Trading cards I guess
Cons:
  • Terrible hitbox for enemies and also player character
  • Annoying and bad voicing
  • Boring
  • Bad music

Don't waste your money and time on this game! There are better flash games on internet which are free.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
English Review
This game is fun for anyone, but for me boring. Cool graphics, view play can be a terrible control. In the game you kill cattle, which is really ridiculous. When this game you play longer, you will go on your nerves. In particular sounds, effects, stupid switch weapons.
My rating 4/10.

Slovak Review
Táto hra je pre niekoho zábavná, ale pre mňa nudná. Grafika v pohode, pohľad hry može byť a ovládanie hrozné. V hre zabíjate dobytok, čo je fakt smiešné. Keď túto hru budete dlhšie hrať, tak vám bude ísť na nervy. Najmä zvuky, efekty, blbé prepínanie zbraní.
Moje hodnotenie 4/10.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Funny game but not worth the money! if it was for about 5 euros or lower it would be more worth it but perfect just chill play game with a controller! :)
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Love:
Zombies. Cows. UFOs.
How badass Sammy is.

Hate:
Wave 100, dead. Start over.
(Note: Exaggeration may included)

After all, it's fun. Recommended.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Luckily I got the game as a gift
If I have to spend 12.99 $ on it that was a mistake of my life!
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19 of 34 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
nice game to do :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Save your money.... The only good thing about this game is that it had cards
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I got this game for free and I thought it was going to be stupid and not fun like most free games, but I loved it. It was challeneging and very arcade like game. Tho, I hate some effects in the game, but still enjoyable.

8.5/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Finally! A really GOOD and FUN free game. I did not pay money for it but even if I did I wouldn't regret.

This is an arcade shooter/tower def. game where you play as an old farmer who must cleanse the area from evil zombie cows. Hilarious, isn't it? The Culling Of The Cows has got:
  • great humor
  • strategic gameplay - you must not allow mobs to enter the cowshed and you can use different assists such as helicopter and wall of fire. Also you can upgrade your 12gauge shotgun
  • nice music
  • even voice acting!
  • great variety of enemies - from martyr cow to fat woman who eats bullets
  • trading cards!

    Maybe it is somewhat too expensive and short but when the price drops it's OK.
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