Farming Simulator 17
Farming Simulator is a video game series that was developed by Giants Software initially in 2012. Playable on iOS, Nintendo, Xbox, Windows, and PlayStation, Farming Simulator allows you mimic a farm setting and work as a farmer.
Farming Simulator 17 has high quality graphics and well-designed components within its plot. The primary setting of the game is the farm, which is surrounded by trees and hills. The menus on the screen are easy to navigate through, and function smoothly. The game takes first time players through a tutorial, which acquaints them with their simulated surroundings. Every aspect of the game is designed well and in great detail.
Farming Simulator allows you to play in three modes: career mode, mission mode, and multiplayer mode. In career mode, the player takes up the role of the farmer, whose long-term goal is to help their farm grow by making use of the tools and machinery they possess. The player is given the ability to sow crops and sell them to be able to better the farm’s state or to purchase, tools, crops, more land, or even animals to rear.
Mission mode generates certain missions and goals for the player to accomplish in limited amounts of time, for which they are rewarded with money based on how quickly and accurately the task has been executed. The missions (or quests) assigned to the player to be completed usually simple tasks such as mowing the lawn, and are an alternative way to generate income to help expand the farm.
Multiplayer mode enables more than one player to play the Farming Simulator 17. Although this feature was not enabled in the first-release versions of the game, the newer versions support the feature.
The controls for Farming Simulator on mobile phones are different from those on desktops and gaming consoles for obvious reasons. On phones, the game has an inbuilt gyroscope feature and an on-screen navigation system which can be used to move around. It is ideal for the player to be playing the game while sitting in an upright position for the gyroscope function to operate correctly.
If the player uses vehicles and other equipment while playing the game, they are provided with an on-screen lever icon that they can manipulate to increase and decrease throttle. Other actions can be executed by tapping on the icons provided on the phone screen.
Replay Value: 4
Farming Simulator has been assigned a rather high replay value by most of its users, owing to it being easy to play. The game engages its players in building the farm and taking care of the livestock in such a way that the players must keep playing to maintain their progress. Otherwise, Farming Simulator is considered simple, entertaining, and a good way to pass the time by quite a few of its users.
All in all, Farming Simulator’s newer versions have gained more popularity than its older versions, owing to their expanded range of operations, missions, and general gameplay features. As mentioned, the game is fun to play and keeps its players engaged and constantly searching for newer and newer ways to keep their farm alive. Several of its players have commented on how accurately the simulator has portrayed the farm life, down to the radio function available on the tractor!
- Graphics 4.5
- Gameplay 4.5
- Controls 4
- Replay Value 4
Automatic driver mode has been improved
Cannot drive between the mountains; have to go around them
Lighting of the game is too dim