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  • Summary: Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your mowing business.
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  1. May 3, 2022
    Those are little nitpicks though, really. Lawn Mowing Simulator is a detailed replica of the real-life equivalent that lawncare aficionados will presumably get a kick out of, but like so many of these “job simulator” type games, there’s a much wider appeal than just that core audience. A good mow is something anyone can take pride in, and with its serene locations, attention to detail, and a meditative effect of cleanly cutting through swathes of long grass, Lawn Mower Simulator turns what can feel like a chore in real life into a wonderfully relaxing experience.
  2. Apr 4, 2022
    If you’re looking for a game that’s challenging yet relaxing, Lawn Mowing Simulator fits the bill. Starting up your own business, you need to choose your contracts carefully and mow lawns with care. And while it really does feel like work at times, there’s something seriously enjoyable about going back and forth in serene British parks and gardens, making them look prim and proper. Ultimately, Lawn Mowing Simulator is more addictive than it has any right to be.
  3. Apr 28, 2022
    Lawn Mowing Simulator lands on PS5 in a good condition, though the lack of PS5-only features and a little bit of spit and polish wouldn’t have gone amiss. Thankfully, the zen wonderment of this game remains, and there’s really nothing else like it.
  4. Apr 8, 2022
    Start your mowers, start aggressively into the battle with the overgrown grass (but not too aggressively in order as not to damage the engine) and show the world that you have mastered another absurd game.
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  1. Jan 12, 2023
    A good game but a terrible port. Draw distance is like 10ft away from the player and pop in of garden objects like flowers is crazy.A good game but a terrible port. Draw distance is like 10ft away from the player and pop in of garden objects like flowers is crazy. Unacceptable on a ps5 and I hope they fix this soon because otherwise the game plays good and works decent on a wheel too. Expand
  2. Jun 30, 2022
    The concept of Lawn Mowing Simulator (LMS) is pretty straightforward. Cut grass, grow your business, hire employees, get better equipment,The concept of Lawn Mowing Simulator (LMS) is pretty straightforward. Cut grass, grow your business, hire employees, get better equipment, rinse and repeat. The biggest issue with LMS is how long it takes to accumulate capital, in order to expand your business, upgrade your mowers, and eventually tackle larger and higher paying levels. Most jobs will pay out $400-$500 on average, with the higher end mowers costing around $14,000 - $20,000. Fines are also very easy to accumulate when you bump into property, cut flowers, or leave grass trimmings lying around. Your mowers also need maintenance and fuel, and the costs add up quickly; your employees also need a salary. It just takes too long to generate decent capital, and the grind is real in this game. You will also find yourself repeating the same strategy for each "level", and the game incorporates a pre-level search / treasure hunt for items, which unfortunately becomes extremely repetitive very quickly, and down right annoying. Your only alternative to tackling larger plots of grass, is to take out loans, with criminally high interest rates (we are talking 40% here). The levels in the early stages also repeat quite a bit, making this more a game of grinding as opposed to offering much else. The novelty wears off VERY quickly, and is probably the biggest drawback. It's a great time waster, but the long term replay of this game just isn't evident.

    Each level has a "recommended deck size" for the type, power and size of mower you need to use, and recommended in terms of the size of the plot, and the height of the grass, as an example. The game warns you when your deck is too big, but no warning when your deck is too small. If you start a job with deck size that is too small, you will be grinding for a long time before you finish the level, as even the largest and most powerful mowers in the game struggle with thick grass. My frustration is that as a player you want to take on higher paying jobs, but early on you just won't have the capital available to buy the correct mower. So why even offer these jobs in the game? You will need to either cut half the grass, cut grass at a higher level and come back and re-cut, or as I discovered, drive very very slowly, which results in some "jobs" going well over the hour mark to complete.

    The game is also pedantic in the sense that you need to cut 99.9% of the grass on each level. You can spend a lot of time looking for tiny patches of grass hidden under shrubs or in previously cut areas, and this in itself becomes tedious level after level. You do have the option of a "pro-view" to see where the uncut grass is, highlighted to contrast against the other grass, but this ability disappears as soon as you press the corresponding button.

    Overall, the game does a good job of incorporating grass cutting mechanics, and the graphics are O.K. The game does struggle with draw distance in larger levels, however, which is evident by the non-existent grass in the distance.

    My verdict? Not worth the $19.99 that it's currently selling for. Rather download this with playstation plus deluxe as I did, or wait for this one to be on sale at a big discount. But at the end of the day, it is a game about mowing lawns; not exactly a cutting edge concept (pun totally intended).
  3. Oct 27, 2022
    recommend 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!1111!