Farming Simulator 2013
Farming may not be a common dream job, but there are those who wish they had a shot at the country life and just take care of the fields all day long, without a care in the world and away from the noise of the city. This day and age, however, you'd be surprised at how difficult and stressful the job of a farmer really is, especially if you intend on making a living out of it as well.
An open world for you to explore
Farming Simulator 2013 is the latest release in the immensely popular series that gives you full control over an entire farm and the machinery required to take care of it. Moreover, the harvest can also be used to turn a profit and gain quite a bit of of money, which can come in handy if you are interested in buying more land, or better machinery to maximize efficiency.
To start off with, you might be a bit surprised at the size of the map on which the action takes place, since it is very large and you are allowed to basically go anywhere you like. In addition, there are plenty of beautiful landscapes to admire, including lakes, mountains, and even cozy diners on the side of the road, which brings back memories from a different era.
Plenty of vehicles to take out for a spin
The game puts a wide variety of missions and activities at your disposal, including plowing, harvesting, or even animal husbandry, in case you want to animate your farm with a few chickens or cows. Most of these activities, however, require specific machinery in order to be executed properly, such as tractors and combines that make the job a lot easier. In this regard, the game features over one hundred vehicles and tools that can be driven and used to accomplish various task, all of which are officially licensed and modeled after their real counterpart.
In addition, it is worth noting that the graphics engine is quite potent, especially when it comes to rendering the highly-detailed vehicles. The landscapes are very nicely done as well and you can really let yourself relax from time to time, since there is nothing stopping you from just driving around aimlessly at sunset.
A different kind of experience
All in all, Farming Simulator 2013 may not be your usual game, but it does occupy a very interesting niche and it can certainly be the source of countless hours of fun and relaxation. In addition, it is also a good opportunity to witness the daily routine of a farmer, as well as be aware of what it takes to keep a farm in shape.