Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    50
    Farming and breeding must be a very boring and repetitive activity, or at least this is what Farming Simulator 2013 makes us believe. Giants Software made a pretty impressive reproduction of the farming activities and tools, but they totally forgot that a game needs to entertain or at least involve its public.
  2. Only hipsters and farming fetishists need apply. [Nov 2013, p.91]
  3. Sep 10, 2013
    50
    Farming Simulator 2013 is made from the perspective of a vehicle simulator, through the spectacles of a carpenter for the many agricultural machines. Although the farming simulation and economical parts have been well developed, it misses the controversial essential elements that made the PC-version so interesting. The challenge that we praised in that edition, doesn't live up to expectations, which makes the most expensive version of the game the most limited as well.
  4. Sep 12, 2013
    40
    Farming Simulator 2013 is unintentionally entertaining at times, providing retrospective moments of amusement with its dodgy physics and tedious activities. But while it may capture the long, gruelling process of maintaining a farm, it doesn't do enough to maintain your attention.
  5. Sep 10, 2013
    40
    Don’t be fooled by the funny YouTube vids, Farming Simulator 2013 is less fun than mad cow disease.
  6. 35
    At 30 bucks, Farming Simulator 2013 mainly reminds us why the expression “bought the farm” has such negative connotations.
  7. Sep 13, 2013
    34
    I wouldn’t have missed a thing if this “game” would have stayed away from consoles. This is just a boring, technically absolutely unimpressive simulation that fails at the only thing it should rather do well: Simulate.
  8. Oct 18, 2013
    30
    Thank God our daily bread and cereal is not dependent on this game.
  9. Oct 2, 2013
    30
    Overall, Farming Simulator does not feel like a simulator – if the point of the game is to offer a realistic experience of what it’s like to run a farm, the game fails: people never fatigue (your staff will work straight through the 24-clock if left unattended), livestock produce is harvested by AI automatically and there’s a few game-breaking exploits that completely undermine the game.
  10. Sep 26, 2013
    30
    Monotonous enough to make a grown man cry.
  11. Sep 12, 2013
    30
    All it had to do was actually simulate farming. That, apparently, is too much to ask from a game called Farming Simulator. In its own weird way, the complete lack of ambition shown by this underdog has disappointed me more than any lacklustre blockbuster ever will.
  12. Sep 13, 2013
    10
    Surreally awful on almost every level, the strangest thing about Farming Simulator is how little effort it makes at… simulating farming.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Oct 8, 2013
    10
    Pretty darn fun! You start with nothing and eventually make millions! Really fun game that is crazy addicting. Hours and hours of fun.I'm notPretty darn fun! You start with nothing and eventually make millions! Really fun game that is crazy addicting. Hours and hours of fun.I'm not even a farm lover, but I love pretending to be one! Full Review »
  2. May 9, 2014
    8
    Once again, the so called 'critics' get it wrong. Although the title of the game is slightly misleading (it's more of an arcade game thanOnce again, the so called 'critics' get it wrong. Although the title of the game is slightly misleading (it's more of an arcade game than simulation) the game is still very solid. It's easy to learn, easy to play, and will keep you farming for endless hours. Full Review »
  3. Oct 27, 2013
    7
    If you do not like the game it is kind of your fault, I mean what do you expect? It's a good simulator, not a Triple A game, its a solidIf you do not like the game it is kind of your fault, I mean what do you expect? It's a good simulator, not a Triple A game, its a solid simulator and if you want t see what a farmer does, pick up the game. Full Review »