Learn to Play FarmVille 2 Even if You Don't Have a Facebook Account

FarmVille scene

 courtesy of Zynga

FarmVille was one of the biggest games on Facebook, and now there is a FarmVille 2: Country Escape to enjoy. But you don't have to have to play through the Facebook social network any longer if you choose not to. The developer, Zynga, has made Farmville 2 available in a number of ways, including through its own website and through app downloads.

This is great if you want to play on your downtime at work or school where Facebook is blocked, if you're overcoming Facebook addiction but still want to play FarmVille, you do not want to have a Facebook account at all, or if you just don't like playing games while being bombarded with Facebook notifications.

Original FarmVille on Zynga's Website

Playing the original FarmVille from Zyngagames.com is straightforward, but you will need a Facebook account to play it now—you used to be able to play it by creating a Zynga account, but that has apparently changed.

FarmVille 2 Does Not Need a Facebook Account

You can play FarmVille 2: Country Escape on Zynga, and do it without the Facebook account. Zynga offers FarmVille 2 as playable through its website with a Zynga account. All you have to do is log in with your Zynga account, or if you don't have one yet, create a free Zynga account.

You can also log into FarmVille 2 using your Facebook account; FarmVille 2 allows you to play with either method.

To play the FarmVille games through your web browser, you will have to enable Adobe Flash.

The game itself looks and plays exactly as it does on Facebook, only without the social networking trimmings. These have been replaced with a variety of FarmVille specific features.

There's an activity feed on the side that gives you the latest updates from your in-game friends or everyone currently playing FarmVille, letting you know everything they've been up to.

You can also check out all of your current requests and stay up-to-date with a Farmville news feed, which keeps track of all the latest developments in the game.

Play FarmVille 2 on Your Windows PC, Smartphone or Tablet

While FarmVille isn't available as an app for devices and PCs, FarmVille 2: Country Escape, however, is. You can find it for Windows PC, Android, and iOS devices.

To play on a Windows PC, download FarmVille 2 from the Microsoft Store for your Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, and Windows Phone 8.1.

To play on your Android device, install FarmVille 2 from the Google Play store.

To play on your Apple iOS device, download the FarmVille 2 app from iTunes using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

The FarmVille 2: Country Escape app connects you to FarmVille in the same way the Zynga website does, which means you don't have to log into your Facebook account to play it.