What would you do if you had the keys to the zoo? World of Zoo is the only life sim game that pushes you past the fences and into a world of your own zoo. Create and customize your zoo experience and develop hands on relationships to earn the trust and love of your animals.
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Very Positive (97 reviews) - 81% of the 97 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 30, 2009

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What would you do if you had the keys to the zoo?
World of Zoo is the only life sim game that pushes you past the fences and into a world of your own zoo.
Create and customize your zoo experience and develop hands on relationships to earn the trust and love of your animals.
  • Build on relationships with the world’s most amazing animals through hands on interaction
  • Create unlimited animals with the Animal Creator
  • Hours of play with mini-games, achievements and unlockables
  • Create and customize your own zoo
  • Experience over 40 different animal species
  • Learn about each animal with the National Geographic animal fact cards
  • Connect online and share user generated content
* Some of the animals depicted in the trailer and screenshots are not included in the current version.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV processor running at 2 GHz, AMD 64, Core 2 duo 1.6Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM on Vista)
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT or ATI Radeon x1600 with at least 64MB of memory (video cards with Pixel Shader version 1.1 or better are required)
    • Display: DirectX-compatible display capable of 800x600 resolution in 16-bit color
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c and above
    • Hard Drive: 2GB of hard drive space
    • Sound: Sound: 16-bit Sound Blaster Compatible
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115 of 128 people (90%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
Fun game if you want to just goof around with adorable critters. bought the game with full excitement of "OH MAN CUTE THINGS" and was only disappointed to find that there are only these families to pick from for animals in the PC version:

- Big Cats
- Horses
- Giraffes
- Small Monkeys
- Koalas
- Pandas

The disappointment sets in when you realize, the game for Wii, has the above plus the following:

- Bears
- Penguins
- Crocodiles
- Antelopes
- Elephants

I looked it up, maybe there was a code or something for getting the other families, nope! Turns out the World of Zoo group was apparently laid off by Blue Fang, leaving half of the PC version incomplete. SOOOOO DON'T EXPECT TO GET THE REST OF THOSE ANIMALS ON PC ANY TIME SOON.

Other than that, if you've got no beef with the above I'd say buy it, it's really fun, I'm just a little peeved I don't get the game I was expecting. Know what you're getting into.

Yes I'm mostly upset I can't have a virtual Croc buddy. I was excited due to the fact that I haven't got a Wii and I've wanted this game for a while now.

A little let down, but it is a game meant for children, not 22 year olds with no life and tons of time on their hands. Feeling a little ripped off, glad I didn't buy it at full price, thanks Blue Fang. At least make some DLC for the rest of the animals or somethin?
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68 of 75 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
It would be nice if the developers owned and embraced the fact the game is definetly oriented towards younger kids. I found out about it online while looking for a game for my kids so I bought it knowing full well what I was buying. I can see how some people may have bought the game thinking it was something more than what it is. Either way my 5 year old loves it and its something we get to do together so great game in that regard. Not recomended for gamers though.
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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
Great game for a little kid. My daughter loves taking care of the different animals and its pretty easy for her to grasp and play almost totally on her own. She is 3 years old and has an absolute blast.
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 1, 2014
Both my 5 & 7 year old love this game! It's fun to play with the animals and earn points to get more animals. Shows you how to play AND clean up after them.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2015
Contain's a quarter of the content of it's console conterparts.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Cute game. A bit childish, but if you like cute animals or have a young kid to entertain it's a good way to pass the time. There is a nice variety of animals and plenty to do with them, toys to play with, and stuff to feed them. You can even design your own animals (fur pattern, body type, etc) to an extent. My only real wish is that you could rename the animals. Overall, not a bad game if you like cute, casual games. If you have a touchscreen laptop/monitor, it can be even more fun. And it runs fine on Windows 8, if that's what you happen to have.
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2014
i like the game even the details but theres one problem the (crocs,elephants,penguins,bear,and deers) are missing it only could be found in wii version so why they change it to the instead of the pc?
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2014
Only played this a little while, but damn it's cute!

Reminds me of kinectimals, and nintendogs on my 3DS.
But with a lot more variety...and probably more stuff to do.

Started with the big cats (can't think why :P ) and now have a little cub in the exhibit too. Hehe, too damn cute.

Graphics are cute too, and the animals move quite well and realistically. They behave as you'd expect, when stroking and brushing, and even have a little fun without you pestering them all the time.
Just give em a toy, and watch em go...or sit back and let them make their own fun.

I especially like the thought bubbles...makes it easier to do stuff with them, without having to search for ages in your bag to find what they wanted.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
74.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
great for younger kids, nothing on telly? no Mrs about to keep kids occupied and out of mishchief, sit kid on lap and launch this game they will love it.
(my 4 year old daughter does anyway, not sure about sitting my 15 year old son on my lap and making him play it haha)
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
In all honesty, this game is great! It's supposed to be a kid's game, but nothing wrong with getting in touch with your inner child every now and then. Originally bought this for when I watch my 4 year old nephew just to keep him occupied, but I found that I enjoy it as much as he does! Of course I had to operate the controls for him at first, but he caught on pretyy quickly and can play it on his own mostly now. It's very entertaining for us both, and his reactions to the animals are priceless! Every now and then I'll play a half hour of it myself, kind of a refreshing change of pace from my usual games and a good time killer too. If you have a kid, get it. They will love it! And then you can act like a kid too when nobody is looking:D
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Lady Crownguard
0.5 hrs
Posted: July 15
World of Zoo is great for all animal lovers like myself! The music and art of this game is just adorable. You will love the animals you care for and will become a parent for them. The hardest part of this game was picking the type of animal you wanted to care for first! This is a game that will melt the coldest of hearts and create the brightest of smiles.

P.S. My baby panda called Rolly says you should get this game... he's a very wise panda.
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8.4 hrs
Posted: May 30
SERIOUSLY!!! You make this game, give the trailer Penguins, Aligators, Bears, Anteleopes, and Elephants, but there is only The Big Cats, The Small Monkeys, Pandas, Giraffes, Horses, and Koalas. I AM NOT HAPPY!!!
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wolf girl
128.7 hrs
Posted: May 26
this be the best game ever me love koalas
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12.1 hrs
Posted: April 29
it awsome because it fun to crate animale and it doesn't have to be normale.It hard work but it all was fun.
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7.8 hrs
Posted: April 29
The game is intended for children with its colourful graphics, simple goals and educational cards about the animals but I'm having a lot of fun with it even as an adult. This is a perfect break from the usual zoo simulators. No need to worry about bankruptcy, slacking employees, complaining visitors or the animals getting jiggy with it a bit too much and overcrowding the enclosures.

Just sit down with your friendly technicolour beasts and relax. Play with them, hand-feed them, clean them and build a few additions to their habitat while soothing music plays in the background. Definitely worth the purchase even at full price.
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15.8 hrs
Posted: April 21
I'll admit I personally am not crazy for this game, but my 6 year old daughter can't get enough of it, and that's exactly why I got it.

Kid pleaser - 10/10
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1.0 hrs
Posted: March 22
yo this game has a ♥♥♥♥ing 30 fps lock
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0.2 hrs
Posted: March 12
acording to steam I have 0.2 hours on record and I bought this 2 years ago so I definitly hate it if you're buying this for a
5-8 year old go ahead any older and you'll be dissapointed.
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My $160 shop vac
10.9 hrs
Posted: January 24
It's a child's game, sure, but why did Blue Fang have to rip us off? Did they think we wouldn't notice because, perhaps, are kids wouldn't tell us thst half the game is missing. Do they enjoy ripping off small children? With out the additional animals the game can be completed in an hour. Did they think are kids would just keep playing the same game over and over agian? Why do they call it a zoo when they're are only five or six different types of animals to began with? Why did I pay fifteen dollars for half of a game? DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! IT IS A HUGE RIP OFF! I tell you. I don't understand? How hard it would have been to add the rest of the game to the pc when other platforms already have? More people play the pc than any other platforms. This is a serious marketing mistake. The people at Blue Fang should all be fired. No, wait, I'm firing them and will never buy a Blue Fang game agian for the pc.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: December 28, 2015
I played this a ton with my little sister when it came out on the wii, I had to have logged 60+ hours on it. Even now it's still cute and charming, the graphics are simple enough that it ages well. Now I keep it on hand for when I babysit. I'll even sit down and play it myself sometimes if I'm stuck waiting in an airport or something equally as mind numbing. Recommended for parents or older siblings mostly, and do turn the sound down, those effects get old quick if the kid doesn't know what they're doing.
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