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  • 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 11 out of 17
  1. Feb 5, 2014
    Approached with the right mind-set, a little planning and a lot of patience, Farming Simulator 2013 offers a true evergreen challenge for the console gamer looking for a new experience.
  2. Sep 23, 2013
    Fans of farming might enjoy this, but if you're not particularly fond of agriculture, we wouldn't recommend this game. To be sure, it's an incredibly deep experience, but sheer depth does not prevent a title like this from growing stale within a couple of hours. Repetitive gameplay, outright bizarre physics and mediocre visuals don't help either.
  3. Dec 5, 2013
    At the end of the day, unless you’re an agriculture fanatic that is interested in the rush of cultivating and harvesting fields for hours on end, you’re likely to feel cheated by a lack of content, boring gameplay and unimpressive visuals. Ultimately, the farm life is exactly what I expected — a lot of hard work for very little pay off.
  4. Sep 18, 2013
    The game is all about making more money to progress, but the grind to get it is monotonous, meaning most will lose the will to toil away on the farm long before getting access to the bigger, better machinery.
  5. Oct 20, 2013
    There's farming, but little of the promised "simulation". [Dec 2013, p.73]
  6. Appalling textures, clunky systems and gameplay you have to shake yourself away from. [Dec 2013, p.95]
  7. Nov 14, 2013
    In a state of stupor induced by gameplay I stopped noticing inbred clones wandering the streets, the sterile town straight from Stephen King’s novels and the hatred for humanity infused into every pixel of this virtual world. [12/2013, p.69]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    Enjoyably relaxing sim game. Gives you a sense of accomplishment as you plant, harvest, and sell crops to build up your farm. You have the freedom to go anywhere and make the world your own. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2013
    Everyone's dream simulator that has gone virtually unnoticed until now. Who isn't in line for this? A farming simulator. Farming. This is actually supposed to appeal to some mystery audience that has never, ever played anything else farm-related (unless you count every single iteration of Harvest Moon, except subtract all the character that makes the game enjoyable and you get this--or, heck, play FarmVille) that has nothing that justified the "farming" experience of things. It's there. You can have a fake farm. But you also can on a multitude of completely free Facebook games that are very popular. So...I mean, what else do you need to know? Expand