- Platform: Xbox 360
- Genre: Strategy
- Release date: 9/4/2013
- Developer: Giants Software
- Age Rating: ESRB Everyone
Farming Simulator Review
Farming Simulator, as evident by the title, is a farming simulation game wherein you will play the role of a modern-day farmer. Giants Software developed the game, and Focus Home Interactive is responsible for publishing and distribution.
Graphics — 4.5/5
The engagement with the game is considerably dependent on the graphics and visuals. As Farming Simulator is a simulation game, the developers have done a superb job in creating a realistic farming environment as found in the countryside.
The game incorporates farmlands from American and European rural areas. The well-carved landscapes, perfect lighting, and lush green fields; everything seems perfect. Further, the simulation of farm vehicles and other aspects is also commendable.
Gameplay — 4/5
The gameplay of Farming Simulator is pretty simple. If you are looking for an action-based game, this place is certainly not for you. But if you would like to explore the open-world game where you are driving farm vehicles, sowing seeds, harvesting crops, managing livestock, making money, and so on; you are at the right place. The game requires you to adopt the thinking of a farmer and apply techniques and strategies to manage your farm in the most efficient manner.
There is a Career mode wherein you will play the role of a farmer. You will plow the field, sow the seeds, reap the crops, sell them, manage livestock, procure vehicles, earn money, and so on. The main motive is to expand your farm. There are time-based missions as well. You have to complete certain tasks in these time-bound missions. Mowing grass, reaping crops, and delivering cargo are some of the tasks. The game will be played from a third-person perspective. Further, the game incorporates multiplayer mode as well.
Controls — 4/5
While playing Farming Simulator, you will not feel any difficulty while giving instructions to accomplish the tasks. The well-defined menus aid in navigating effectively without any difficulty. Further, the intuitive interface renders quick and hassle-free functioning without any lags.
Whether it’s driving farm vehicles or feeding livestock, you can actually feel the effects while it’s happening on the screen. From the third-person perspective, it becomes easy to analyze the situations, and thus, act accordingly.
Replay Value — 4.5/5
The game holds a high replay value, and there are a couple of factors responsible for this. First of all, the simulation of various activities in the game enhances user engagement considerably. Whether it is driving farm vehicles or rearing livestock, the situations look realistic.
Secondly, the game adopts progressive gameplay. This means you have to earn money by selling commodities such as crops and livestock. The money will be used in expanding your farm, buying vehicles, and completing missions.
The Bottom Line
Farming Simulator is surely a pleasant retreat for gamers. If you’d like to experience simulation games without violence, we recommend opting for Farming Simulator. The multiplayer mode allows you to play along with your friends and other players.
In addition to this, the mesmerizing scenery of the rural landscapes is eye candy. The open-world environment lets you unleash your creative side. There are various activities in the game that avoid repetitions in the long run.
- Fantastic simulation job
- More than 100 types of vehicles
- Open-world gaming environment
- Lacks universal appeal
- Can be boring after some time