Once I started playing this game, I was instantly hooked. I was pretty amazed by the graphics that were in front of me. This game is even multiplayer! I personally hate playing single player games, so a game that is both is great. The game was very relaxing from the beginning while cultivating, sowing, and harvesting my plots with just the sound of my tractor, and even after 72 hours of gameplay, I still love playing it. But, there are a couple things that made me scratch my head in confusion, and made the game a little less realistic. My full score for this game will be at the end of the review.

When it comes to graphics, this game is beautiful. From the tractors and tools, to the scenery, Giants Software has definitely outdone themselves.

This picture shows the great detail in the tractor and the hay bail.

I do think they could have spent a little more time on the grass, the trees, and the crops. Looking at the crops, you can see that they are not three-dimensional.

They are two-dimensional pictures crossed together. This was disappointing because it looked like everything but the tractors graphics were coming out of Farming Simulator 12… Hopefully, they fix this in the upcoming Farming Simulator 17.

When I first started playing this game, I was having trouble finding the places to sell crops on the bigger maps. I also kind of had issues finding places to store my crops. After about an hour of trial and error, I finally figured out which sell points bought what.

When it comes to game mechanics, I absolutely love that you can hire workers while you go do other things whether it be harvesting another plot, to cultivating the same field the worker is harvesting. It makes it just that more realistic. Of course hiring a worker takes money out of your account. They also could have implemented mechanics for the crops when you drive through them with tractors and trucks. Instead, The crops just sway in the wind constantly, even when it is not raining/windy.

The biggest problem I had with this game was the Time Acceleration Mechanic. It’s a little bizarre. What I mean by this is you can run the in game time up to 120x real time speed. 1 minute is 2 hours in 120x speed. This is pretty useful when your at the point where all your plots are cultivated and sowed, and now have nothing to do. You turn on 120x speed and your plants will be harvestable in no time. The only problem that I see with this, is the fact that your movement does not get sped up at all. It is only, time of day and crop growth speed.

My final thoughts on the game are pretty simple. Great graphics but needs some work, pretty good mechanics, and it is definitely one of my favorite simulators out there right now. I love playing simulators, and I can say that even spending well over 72 hours playing this game, and I still cannot get enough of it. I definitely recommend this game to anyone that likes simulators or wants to start getting into them. It is a pretty easy game to follow, so I think this game is fit for most ages. I also recommend playing music in the background while playing the game. The game sounds tend to get a little boring after a couple hours.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Windows:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel or equal AMD-Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB OF VIDEO MEMORY ATI RADEON HD 2600/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 OR HIGHER
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE ONLINE GAME

Mac OS X:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.1, 10.8.1, 10.9.1, 10.10.1
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel or equal AMD-Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB OF VIDEO MEMORY ATI RADEON HD 2600/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 OR HIGHER
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE ONLINE GAME

Review submitted by Tyler

Posted and corrected for spelling by Matt

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