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POP THROWBACK: Facebook Games We Miss Playing

Jul 19, 2022
by Excel Dyquiangco

3 min read

AB_POP THROWBACK_ Facebook Games We Miss Playing

Remember the good ol’ days when we couldn’t wait to get home from school so we could play on Facebook? When logging on to our profiles became more than just updating our statuses, spending hours on Facebook games was the childhood pastime for us and many of our friends.

Let’s go on a trip down memory lane with these games!

You have to admit, going online and loading Facebook would’ve been much smoother if we had more powerful connections by PLDT Home WiFi back then! Which one of these did you play?

Backyard Monsters

Backyard Monsters

From BYMU Fandom Wiki

In the 2010 video game Backyard Monsters, initially launched as Desktop Creatures by Kixeye, players can build, manage, and protect a monster base in their own backyard. One of the oldest Facebook games that users consistently liked, this game bid farewell on December 31, 2020, along with other Facebook flash games. Although iOS and Android versions of the game were also released, the clamor for the original couldn’t be helped.

FarmVille

FarmVille

From Zynga Official Website

Were you really into Facebook games if you didn’t play FarmVille at least once? Introduced in 2009, this viral game allows players to cultivate their own farms by plowing, planting, and harvesting crops and trees. Keep in mind the days when you could also look after farm animals! We learned a lot from this game, to be honest. That’s why many users consider this one of the best Facebook games ever! To date, it still lives on in the FarmVille franchise, with FarmVille 2 still available on Facebook Gaming and FarmVille 3 on iOS and Android.

Hotel City

Hotel City

From Life at Playfish

If you ever wished to design or stay at a luxurious hotel, this game was probably your favorite. When Playfish launched it in 2010, it challenged players to create and operate their ideal hotel while climbing the ranks and adding new features. Many users can still picture the chambers they created with their high walls and golden chandeliers!

Pet Society

Pet Society

From Life at Playfish

A game was specially designed for animal lovers, Pet Society by Playfish lets players take care of virtual pets by dressing them up, designing their house, and visiting friends’ pets. Additionally, users could customize them by selecting genders, names, colors, and differentiating features. Playfish and Electronic Arts created Pet Society in 2008, but the service was discontinued in 2013.

Restaurant City

Restaurant City

From Life at Playfish

Can you still recall when you used to be the proprietors of our own virtual eateries? We changed into restaurant owners, chefs, and servers thanks to this game! Playfish created Restaurant City in 2009 as a Facebook game, with the objective of running a restaurant and leveling up while bringing in more clients. The possibilities were endless for players, and it became a huge hit. Sadly, the game's operations came to an end in 2012, but we still have great memories playing restaurateur!

Tetris Battle

Tetris Battle

From Tetris Wiki

Are you one of those people who became engrossed with Tetris Battle? Just as addicting as it was first introduced in the 1980s, this Facebook version created by Tetris Online, Inc. in 2010 was a multiplayer game that lets users compete against each other and challenge their friends online. It had seven different game modes, including Arena, Battle 2P+, Battle 2P, Marathon, Battle 6P, Sprint, and Sprint 4P. It was retired in 2019, but avid fans can still play other versions on several other platforms.

 

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Excel V. Dyquiangco

Excel is a content writer at Next Upgrade assigned to lead sections of Sports & Fitness, Pop Culture, and Entertainment. He has been writing for magazines, newspapers, and websites for more than a decade. He often works out, and takes pride in having traveled to far-flung places in the Philippines such as Batanes and Tawi-Tawi.

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