Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. 85
    Easily the best entry in the long-running series to date, though Farming Simulator 22 might not have a picture perfect PS5 debut, it does augment the series already robust strategic and micro-management fundamentals with a number of new additions and features that make it an erstwhile choice for series veterans. Though newcomers will likely struggle with the tutorial and learning curve, Farming Simulator 22 soon becomes an engaging time sink that not only taxes the brain duly, but helps to provide a modicum of insight into the sheer amount of hard graft that goes into one of the most challenging occupations in the world.
  2. Nov 22, 2021
    At its core, Farming Simulator 22 remains mostly the same. But, if you want, production chains and seasons expand depth and complexity. But the main reason, why this game is the best part of the series so far, is the technical progression that makes it proverbially from an ugly duckling to pleasant swan.
  3. Nov 30, 2021
    Farming Simulator 22 represents the most complete embodiment of the spirit of the series signed by Giants Software. An uncompromising simulation experience, which makes its relaxed rhythms and the vast range of contents its proud distinctive element.
  4. Nov 29, 2021
    Players of earlier Farming Simulator games will notice and appreciate a lot changes and improvements in the new release. Everything looks a lot better, there are new crops, and the new production chain mechanic and changing seasons really mix things up. New players may be flummoxed by the tutorial, as well as the deep, open-ended gameplay. Farming Simulator 22 has some rough patches, but there’s a lot of fun to harvest as well.
  5. Nov 22, 2021
    Farming Simulator 22 re-proposes the formula that made the Giants Software series famous, with all its strengths and weaknesses. The new features (new crops, cross-platform multiplayer, new build mode, seasonal cycles) are interesting, but the frequent graphical glitches should be addressed.
  6. Jan 26, 2022
    Farming Simulator features a huge list of vehicles, machines and more, to present farming life as complete as possible. GIANTS succeeds once again with this new part in the franchise. The multiplayer is fun, there is plenty to do, the integration of seasons is a valuable addition and we could go on and on. However, the tutorials could be better for newcomers and the world is a bit dead.
  7. Dec 21, 2021
    Anyone with an unbridled love for the virtual farming, horticulture and animal husbandry of the Farming Simulator series will love this latest installment. The inclusion of virtually all major agricultural brands, combined with all available crops and animals, as well as superb graphics and sound design, provide an authentic farming experience that has clearly been crafted with great care and love. Please note that you are dealing with an in-depth simulation of farm life here. You have to figure out every function of a machine if you want to use it effectively and that feels, for the agricultural layman that I am, all just a bit too hardcore.
  8. Nov 30, 2021
    Farming Simulator 22 is the best installment of the series, but it's not perfect. Some issues could have been easily avoided, while others are clearly the results of choices. But we can be sure that mods will fix many things soon. Then the veterans of the series will love it.
  9. Nov 28, 2021
    While Farming Simulator 22 will undoubtedly appeal to fans of the series, newcomers may feel overwhelmed by the possibilities. However, it would be a shame to miss this episode since it corrects most of the faults of the previous part. Vehicle modeling is always more precise and the arrival of the seasons or even production lines is a real plus. Now it's up to you to see if you are ready to immerse yourself in this experience, which is as complete as it is difficult to master.
  10. Jan 18, 2022
    Farming Simulator 2022 continues the ten-year tradition of agricultural simulator, bringing some nice innovations but with little depth.
  11. 70
    If you’ve been chomping at the proverbial bit, in preparation for Farming Simulator 22, most likely you are going to be extremely pleased with this outing. It takes the more surface-level mechanics found in prior installments and then builds upon them immensely. While it certainly has its fair share of issues such as terrible AIs and tutorials, which hopefully can be improved through post-release patches, this new level of depth helps drive the franchise well into the PlayStation 5 era. Using this year as a foundation, I can’t wait to see where the series goes in the future.
  12. Dec 20, 2021
    So at the end of the day, it’s hard to call Farming Simulator 22 a perfect game. It could be, and I’m pretty sure the mods will once again improve this great franchise in a way that Giants Software should study closely and keep in mind before the next version is launched. Yes, it’s just a matter of time until modders end up delivering this must-have polishing, but of course, this isn’t the right way to go for such a popular franchise.
  13. Dec 3, 2021
    Despite all its technical limitations, there is something undeniably satisfactory in Farming Simulator 22. The stress of managing crops, inconsistent workers and visual glitches is mitigated by the pleasant pauses to watch the sunset, as we gazer upon a 2 hectar terrain that we sowed and are ready to harvest.
  14. Nov 22, 2021
    Farming Simulator 22 massively expands upon the management aspect of past games, giving greater importance to your crops once you’ve harvested them. Building supply chains is immensely rewarding, even if it can take what feels like an eternity to get your business up and running the way you want to. Interesting new crops, like grapes and olives, add gameplay variety to the tried and tested loop, while an abundance of licensed machinery gives you a wealth of vehicles and tools to work with. It’s the best entry in Giants Software’s series yet, but like a popular British yeast extract, you’ll either love it or hate it.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Nov 19, 2022
    Very good game. Doesn't really get boring because it has collectibles and many other things. It perfectly simulates farming.
  2. Dec 15, 2021
    The most underdeveloped game I have ever played. Lots of mechanics not working, game keeps crashing.
  3. Dec 9, 2021
    Game is much better then 19. It is definitely made a big step in a good direction with loads of new things to play around with. The graphicsGame is much better then 19. It is definitely made a big step in a good direction with loads of new things to play around with. The graphics also look so much better and there has been allot of attention made in small areas that improve of the overall game.
    Sadly thou like all new games these days there is a few bugs that can be annoying. Like for example at 1 point I changed the time to 120x to skip the night time and then when I switched back to real time the clock was ticking normally but the sky continued flickering.
    Plus there is a glitch that been in the game since I can remember and yet they still haven't patched it. When you park a vehicle up against a wall or invisible barrier then get out it teleports you through the wall. Things like this really let the game down as it makes the game feel old and stop it from feeling like a AAA title. I know some people mite call this being picky but I don't see why it cant be fixed and maybe it teleport you on the opposite side of the vehicle if something is blocking your way.
    Also the driving could be improved a small amount. Not so much when your driving round fields and stuff but more when you're driving on roads or when you crash. Cars just feel a bit basic like your driving in a lego game or something. Plus if you drive into another car you literally flip round all over the place. You should make it so traffic or parked cars aren't static object and it knocks them backwards. Its a pain when you're towing something and you hit a car with your trailer and it sends you all over the place. I know this is a farming simulator but still you are virtually forced to turn traffic off because when your turning around on your field and hit a car the penalty for it is extreme. Another change is there should be different traffic options like low, medium and high. So far its on or off and when you have it on you hardly ever see cars. You could have a motorway (Auto barn/highway) and you would see 1 car once every 30 seconds.
    Little changes like the ones I have said would make the game feel so much more realistic and overall improve the feel whilst playing it.

    But other then this the farming side of things which is of course where the focus is mainly set in a farming game is amazing. I think it would be better if you had things like tram lines (You could mod 19 for this), or checking crop moisture, or have a chance in your animals to be killed and so on. Maybe not have it so you see the body but maybe drop a notification saying an animal was killed from... Ofcourse have the option to toggle these things in game settings. This would make it far more realistic and be fun to make it more challenging as at the moment literally nothing can go wrong making the game way too easy.
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