Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 11 out of 17
  1. Dec 5, 2013
    48
    Farming Simulator 2013 is a mixed bag. It works in the most standard levels and it can be a very addictive game IF you allow it to be. The problem is, the tutorials and explanations are really barebones when looked at from the larger scale.
  2. To convert us city boys to diehard farmers you are going to need some preparation or at least some decent tutorials. After eleven lengthy and mind numbingly boring tutorials however, we knew … absolutely nothing. [October 2013 p.93]
  3. Sep 18, 2013
    40
    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.
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    40
    Farming Simulator is nowhere near ripe enough for an unwavering recommendation, but budding agronomists will unearth the seeds of a compelling experience germinating beneath its grubby exterior. The title’s got more warts than an infected potato, but if you’re itching for something a little out of the ordinary, there’s the husk of an enjoyable husbandry excursion here.
  5. Oct 20, 2013
    35
    There's farming, but little of the promised "simulation". [Dec 2013, p.73]
  6. Nowhere near ripe enough to consume. Just a big ol' bale of boredom. [December 2013, p78]
  7. Appalling textures, clunky systems and gameplay you have to shake yourself away from. [Dec 2013, p.95]
  8. Oct 23, 2013
    30
    A lazy attempt at translating farming tasks to trivial gameplay. [Issue#140, p.119]
  9. Sep 18, 2013
    30
    This console version of Farming Simulator is disappointing. The game is technically far below our expectations and it suffers from different gameplay problems. The simulation aspect is also insufficient to fascinate the fans.
  10. 20
    An original idea that takes a turn for the worse. No strategy, depth or replayability in a game that forces the player to drive and watch the grass grow for hours on end.
  11. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    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]
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 15, 2013
    0
    Everyone's dream simulator that has gone virtually unnoticed until now. Who isn't in line for this? A farming simulator. Farming. This isEveryone'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? Full Review »
  2. Oct 11, 2013
    8
    Enjoyably relaxing sim game. Gives you a sense of accomplishment as you plant, harvest, and sell crops to build up your farm. You have theEnjoyably 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. Full Review »