- Summary: Farming Simulator 2013 keeps all the ingredients that make the staple of virtual farming, while incorporating many new machines, vehicles, crops, animals, and environments. Farming Simulator 2013 features equipment from the top 20 vehicle manufacturers. Dozens of new machines have found their way into the game, such as the notable brand Case IH, as well as some gigantic farming machines, soon to be unveiled at Gamescom Cologne. … Expand
Nov 21, 201286With their constant improvements the franchise has blossomed to the king of simulators. The many innovations are great, now you don't have just the cows, you also have to take care for your sheep and chickens, the free placeable objects and buildings are also a good idea and the sound and look of the licensed vehicles are just amazing.
Nov 14, 201270Farming Simulator 2013 follows last year's version with a wide assortment of new content from hundreds of licensed vehicles and equipment to a massive map with support for raising animals. Players other than farming or simulation enthusiasts will be frustrated by the lack of in-game guidance beyond a few brief tutorials that ultimately results in a game that can only be recommended to series fans.
9This game is definitely not for anybody. It plays at its own relatively leisurely pace and is easy to get into not for action freaks.
The game runs great on my Win7 system I haven't encountered any bugs in hours of gameplay. I found the graphics and sounds very pleasant, but the interface is not intuitive or handy because it's kept out of sight most of the time you'll have to press keys repeatedly to bring up certain info on the screen, which I found annoying. Aside from that only gripe, I found the controls of the many vehicles good and easy to learn.
Running the farm is fun and relaxing, with lots of stuff to do once you have several fields going (you'll have to hire some workers to keep up). You can also change the game speed and enable/disable missions (mowing grass pays off) at anytime during gameplay, or download a free ATV to drive around at high speed.
Really enjoying this game a totally different experience from anything else I've played on the PC.… Expand
A very solid 6. The game plunks you down in front of a cozy looking home overlooking your farm: a compliment of empty sheds, barns, and a field ready for harvesting. I strongly recommend playing through at least several of the tutorials before you jump right in, because like games of yesteryear, there is no "hold-your-hand" and "everybody-wins" introduction.
The tutorials show you how to prepare fields, seed them, and harvest them. All essential if you want to be a farmer in Farming Simulator 2013, and I assume that you do! Once you get the basics down, and you've harvested your first field, you start the wonder how things might have gone with better equipment. The sandbox world of farming is what you make of it. The game wants you to use the funds gained from selling your crop to expand your farming enterprise. You can purchase new and more efficient gear, more fields to cultivate and farm, or even self-producing income generators like solar power collection, greenhouses, or bee farms. The self-producing income generators leave much to be desired however, as once you place them there is very little to no interaction afterwards (and the return is not even that great).
More funds affords better equipment, better equipment affords more productivity, so and and so forth. It quickly snowballs into an inordinate amount of cash flow from your series of a dozen or more plots around town. The end game becomes a matter of organization and timing doing the same old thing: farming.
Livestock is an interesting twist to break up the monotony of farming. You learn about harvesting grass, preparing it for different uses, recycling crop byproduct into food or silage, all of which contributes to the efficiency of your livestock production.
The one saving grace of this game is the incredible modding community. Without mods, this game quickly loses its lasting appeal to a gamer whose not necessarily in love with farming to begin with. You will surely want to spend time looking for interesting mods to give your save game a kick in the butt.
The game is monotonous, grinding, yet incredibly rewarding (surely an accurate simulation of farming?). I'm very happy to have played this game, and look forward to the new updates and mod creations from the community to keep it fresh. I think in the end, more than the depth of the game itself, the exposure to farming and it's basic processes was the most enjoyable aspect of the game for me: a casual, non-farming, video gamer. I would certainly purchase this game again, and would recommend it to friends to get about 30 hours of solid, fun, rewarding game play.… Expand
1This is my third farming simulator I play and I must say - I am disappointed. How is this possible that they sold so many copies of FS 2011 and didn't invest a dime in FS 2013? The bads: 1. Graphic engine (doens't need a comment, it is outdated as my grandpa) 2. Lack of phsyics (absolutely none, zero, null)
3. Lack of a good manual explaining how to use different buildings (I played other farming games so I know, but new player is completely lost)
4. Emptiness of surroundings. 5. Did I mention terribely ugly graphics and lack of physics? 6. No economy system (You just sell and buy sell and buy - but hey ,where is the competition? Targets You need to meet? nope.) 7. Sound... well, no wonder why every Youtube FS 2013 gameplay has music instead of game sound. The goods:
1. Machines diversity
2. And that's all I think.
3. Mods. But 90% of them is ugly or doesn't work, so actually I should move it to cons. I will recommend it to... noone I think. Just wait for Agrar Simulator 2013 and 7 patches and You will get something similar to real farming. Stay far, far away from THIS. 1/10 for some nice tractors models.… Expand
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