Tractors And Farm Machines Get Your Farm Up And Running The PC simulator "Professional Farmer 2014" takes the player to the countryside and gives hobby farmers full control in the comfort of their home.
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Mixed (485 reviews) - 47% of the 485 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 27, 2013

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“Professional Farmer 2014 is, without a doubt, one of the most realistic simulators to date.”
5/5 – Pixel Perfect Gaming

“I can safely say that the game is easily the most realistic farming simulation game you’ll find anywhere.”
8/10 – Universal Gaming Reviews

Collector's Edition

Extra Content included in Professional Farmer 2014 Collector's Edition:

  • Farming Giant: In the best tradition of the Giants-series the player will get a first-class business simulation crafted with a lot of details. The player will build farms, maintain and upgrade his properties.
  • Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming: The game takes you to the good old days and you will experience the charming farming of the 60's and 70's.
  • Good Ol’ Times DLC: 7 additional, historical Tractor models for Professional Farmer 2014.

About This Game

Tractors And Farm Machines Get Your Farm Up And Running

The PC simulator "Professional Farmer 2014" takes the player to the countryside and gives hobby farmers full control in the comfort of their home. Farm management, cultivating fields, planting crops, animal husbandry and buying and selling produce are just a few of the major game elements this simulator offers.

Starting out with a small estate, the player begins their career as an up-and-coming farmer and little by little acquires new fields, tractors, machines and animals, and can either specialize or make use of all options that farming has to offer. The key to success lies in good planning by season, expert knowledge that you acquire throughout the game, and skill and good old-fashioned hard work. As a farmer, the player learns to live with the forces of nature, accept the weather and respond so as to perfect the yield from fields, care for the animals and prepare the budget for new investments. Many tractors and farm machines (combine harvesters, field choppers, attaching parts and trailers, etc.) by renowned manufacturers are available to cultivate the farm and manage all the work. Only good planning and hard work will turn fallow earth into a flourishing and fertile soil. Of course, you can drive and control all machines yourself, be it hooking up the plough, re-filling the tractor or unloading the harvest.

"Professional Farmer 2014" has a broad variety of crops, depending on the environment and climate, with which the farmer can cultivate the fields diversely, effectively and with a high yield. Even crop rotation plays an important role in planning! The integrated seasons influence the game and provide the player with a constant stream of tasks and jobs.

The local farmers market is your first stepping-stone to success! After just a short time, you should take our home grown and harvested produce to the market and earn your first money by selling it. As you sell more, you will soon see more and larger machines in your fleet and be able to grow larger quantities of produce. Gradually, you will even be able to construct new buildings and acquire new fields.


  • For the first time ever in a farming simulator: Different seasons and yearly planning
  • Countless original tractors
  • Campaign mode contains a plethora of missions for hours of engrossing fun. It has it all, from short tasks to extensive missions
  • Sandbox mode lets the hobby farmer enjoy the game without restrictions - no time pressure or to-do lists

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 6800GT / AMD Radeon HD 3650
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad / AMD Phenom X4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6970
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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Mixed (485 reviews)
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tommiwa ツ
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Bad control, tractor is to slow and you need 1h to plow in real time. This game spend to much time.
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
This is a really nice game. Love the graphics, and the detail of the game. And also that little option of a "worker" that can help you out.
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( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
i got this game on clearnce at walmart in a pack or 3 game this lumber jack sim and trainz for 2 dollars thank god i did i wouldnt pay full price for this pile of ♥♥♥♥, go buy faming simulator 2015 by giants
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( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
I found this game in my library and thought let's play it. So I installed the game and started it. My first problem was this game took my intel graphics card (first game that chooses this one instead of the nvidia card). So I changed this and restarted the game.

I started the career mode and I had to plow my field when I did that I had to cultivate it. When I did that as well I had to go out to buy some seeds. So I followed the circles allong the road. In my opinion that was pretty annoying. Why didn't the developers choose to just draw a line to were you need to go? All right on my way back home a friend and I wondered what would happen if I would collide with another vehicle. The next thing that happend was that I drove over another car. Pretty strange.

When I arrived home I just wanted to sow my field. Only the game thought nope, you are going to plow your neighbours field. When I did that I also had to cultivate it. When I was done doing that I could finally sow my own field. You are never going to guess what I had to do next. Indeed I had to sow my neighbours field. So I started doing that. When I was almost finished sowing the field, my sower got empty. So I drove back home to get some more seed. And when I came back the field was reset. At that point I quitted the game. Oh and I almost forgot to mentoin that if you want to drive inbetween trees, that is not possible because there is not enough room even though you can see there is.
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( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
It could be better.
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 18
Very limited FOV. Tabbing out causes the game to crash.
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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
Do not buy it.
Not even on sale.
The developers havent done a good work.
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( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
This game is pretty fun. I probably would price it at around $10 myself because from what I've played the gameplay is fun, but there is only so much of it. Plus, not that the graphics are bad, but they are slightly lacking and it still somehow has lag spikes on my nice gaming desktop. Overall, it is more good than bad though. If I had to rate it out of ten, I'd probably give it a 6.5-7.5 so hopefully that gives you all some idea of if you'd like the game.

I recieved this key from the Steam Group: Accidentally Reviewed. I thank them very much and encourage all to join.
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Tim Kelly
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
not a good game
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( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
Very nice try, but get Farming Simulator 15 or 2013 instead.
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( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13
average 3/5
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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
They rebranded and renamed Ag Simlator and pushed out this turd. Then now I herd they did same thing with this game again for 2015. So was it worth the buy? No. More bugs then any game should have upon release. Rude customer services back when it was Ag simulator. Wasted my money. Want more of the same buy Farm Expert 2016 which is this game with very little graphic improvement.

Want a better game? Get Farming Simulator 2015 by Giants. Least they have mods and decent controller support and better costumer service.
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( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 11, 2015
good game
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( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2015


Get Farming Simulator 2015 instead.
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( 211.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 18, 2015
I never closed the game through task manager and left my computer on, now I have 300 hours in this game apparently.

I wish I could delete this game from my account.

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( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 6, 2015
these game sucks so bad i would not plays it if they pay me $100,000,000,000,000,000,000
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 21, 2015
Shadows on, all else off. All other options low.

Couldn't even run this trucker at 40fps. Got seriously much better performance out of F1 2014!

Time to uninstall and fill my hdd and time with better stuff.

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Hjem-Hash | Bønne
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 3, 2015
Damn bad game!
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 21, 2015
Too clunky and poorly optimized.
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( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 17, 2015
Alright for a simulator!!!
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015


Get Farming Simulator 2015 instead.
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253 of 344 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Should be titled "Tractor Driver 2014"...Career mode is just rinse, animal dynamics/feeding etc....they just 'exist' in the background ala Agriculture simulator 2011. To Sum up...Farming Simulator 2013 is the most feature rich, realistic farming Simulator currently released....and that my friends is a sad statement in its self....if you are looking for a simulator...'other than driving a tractor' then this is not for you.

Have spent close to 20 Hrs trying to give it a 'chance';

I consider this to be just a 3rd rate clone of an actual farm have to imagine ACTUAL substance...only the promise of what could machines, seasons are just for show, yields are the same pretty much no matter what you do...if you already own farm simulator you get nothing new here and less features..just a different view of barns and fields...gonna uninstall and then come back and check it out during the summer sale and see if they added any substance via DLC and able to get it at what it would actually be worth...usually 70-80% off...see you over in Farming Simulator land!
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138 of 204 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
I have a long history with UIG and in all honesty we both(UIG and me) would admit it has not been a great relationship. I was given pre-release access to this game so that, as I quote from UIG "you will be pleasantly surprised". Well as I played it....I was pleasantly surprised. You can find a thread labeled 'CE - This game delivers' in the profarm forum if you desire more info into all of that. Now with the review.

Technical: Currently at the time of this writing there are about 5 people saying they have bad frame rates. This means this game runs fine for 99% of all buyers. Which when you think about it, is a pretty darn good ratio. No crashes have been reported from what I have seen. From my side of things it has run very well with only some minor technical issues that I would think will be fixed in upcomming patches. These issues include odd and overly bright reflections from the sun at sunrise/set and from headlights. The occasional piece of texture floating a few inches above the ground after plowing (only noticable when you have camera at the right angle. Some controller mapping issues. All in all though no serious techinical glitches or bugs that break gameplay or the fun level.

Graphics: Graphics are better than FS13 for comparision. There are seasonal changes and with that the foliage and trees change colors and drop leaves ect. It is this area that you will find the small little glitches like I mentioned above. The skybox is well done, have not seen any weather yet so not sure how well that is done.

Playability: The game plays very well. the career mode starts off with a tutorial that takes you through your first year and explains everything like how to use your multi-geared transmissions. Most of the complaints seem to center around these kinds of things. As many players have said why can I only go 24kph, only to get the reply on how to use the gears and achieve 42 kph. So if you do purchase this game, play career at least until the tutorial gets done after the first year. The map is good sized and pretty well done. There are only a single sales spot for crops and bales which is another source of some complaints. I don't mind since in say FS13 you go sell at the best price anyways so in the end your still only selling at one spot most likely. Which leads us to the area this game shines the most. that is farming realism. What I mean by that is with the seasonal structure of the game, the single sales point, the unhurried pace, is more the life of a farmer. I am surrounded by farms in RL and there is only buyer within about 500 mile radius. The seasonal change makes the whole game slower and more relaxed, much like the life of a farmer. Only under extreme situations a farmer might be in a hurry to get something done but the reality is hard work but not necessarily hurried work. Where I find myself in FS13 in a race against..something(time ect). There is no hurry here, no real need to hire helpers even if you own the whole map (although invisible helpers that charge per job are available). Basically it's get up, work til sunset, rinse/repeat. When your work is done you advance the season and start your work again. So maybe more simulation feel? I am sure some out there will not like this in comparision to its rival game. I myself find it a nice fit for a farming game. The equipment is well done on the inside but could use a bit of improvement on the technical/physics side(little things like tires momentarily going in terrain, sliding on a hill a few inches when you come to a stop ect). The amount of equipment is on the smaller end but there is always room for improvement(DLC,maybe modding ability in the future). For the price though there is nothing to complain about as you have everything you need and larger versions to upgrade to. There are 7 crops with one that is a winter only crop(i think) and this one cannot be stored. Crops wheat,barley,canola,corn,soy,peas,luvin. Animals are non interactive and just provide an additonal seasonal income per animal bought. All animal models are well done.

Sound: This area could use some improvement. Some sounds are good some not so good so it is a mixed bag. there is a nice sound feature though. When you enter a vehicle your radio starts to play and you can insert your own music with justa little effort(for info on that how to ect see the "CE - This title delivers' thread I mentioned above. So probably if I were to score this game by catagories this is the one catagory that would have the lowest score.

All in all it is a good solid release at frankly a pretty darn good price. The devs at the moment of this review are active and it looks like they have the will and time/money to address issues. Hope this review helps those looking into this game.
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61 of 85 people (72%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
This is a good start for a wonderful farming game however it needs much more to be worth your money. Sadly to say farming sim 2013 is better and has more thing to do then this game which is really saying something. To the maker please take some things from farming sim 2013 like saleing equpmient, modding, AND MORE! LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND ADD MORE STUFF!!!
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36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
Hours and hours of going up and down in fields! What more could you want....maybe if the game would actually work!

First of all this is the first time i have ever bought a farming simulator so I haven’t got much to compare it with.

The first hour you play is jaw dropping. You got spawned into your lovely farm. complete with a chicken coop stone sheds and a house. I think the whole place looks great! really well designed and created. Then you turn a corner and then say "oh my god! It’s a TRACTOR" you hit the shift key to put your heavy booted farmer into a over excited sprint, get up alongside, hit the enter key and fire her up! You hook up a plough and then out the road to one of your fields for a fantastic day of ploughing!

Unfortunately this excitement is very short lived......
After about an hour of playing you start to realise that there is one or two things a miss. After the 5th hour most people will surmise that there has been a HUGE amount left out of the game. To name but a few;

No Workers. Just mythical pixies that magically transform your fields from different states with only a mouse click...There is uproar about this...
You can spend 4 hours preparing fields for harvest only to skip to the next round to find that all your fields have been completely wiped clean. "No Christmas this year kids...we have been hit by some plague?"
Loading a trailer with bales of hay is nearly impossible. The physics is just all wrong
The map is huge. I mean its whopper big! But it takes about 7 days to get anywhere!

It is obvious that this game was rushed and incomplete. I think that it is appalling that this game wasn’t properly tested before launch. It’s a rip off.

I could go on and on. But it’s all been said before.

I urge you to check out the forums before you pay for this!!!
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
A great farming sim, which this is not, would have you do more than drive a tractor from point A to point B in the slowest speeds that are below any real tractor speeds, to do something that sort of resembles farming.

Sure, there's great scenery along the way, but none of the buildings are usable or offer any use. It's not like you can buy them, but what would be the point anyways, they're just part of the landscape. The livestock is nothing but a non-existant part of the game. Cattle, chickens, rabbits? Haven't seen one in the game. Sure, I've driven to the their respective barns/buildings but that's all you do.
Anyways, in the end this game is nothing but a big disappointment. I wouldn't bother trying the DLC since it would only add more 'nothing' to the game. Well, you'd get to drive around different equipment I guess but that's all this game turned out to be for me.
A farming equipment driving simulator with LONG, LONG road trips, with very little actual farming happening.

Feel free to go through my screenshots of the game which will offer you some visual assistance with what I've said.
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80 of 128 people (63%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
I am both pleased and rather amazed to say that this is a really. . . really good farming sim.I have wasted more money on buggy unplayable games from UIG and this is NOT one of those.
If you like farm sims you need to get this game!
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36 of 54 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2014
DO NOT BUY this game. Remember this. The game has potential and is fun for some time, some thing are done really good. The farming is more enjoyable than FS2013, tractor controls are more realistic, physics are better and it has seasons. The map is better, you don't feel so alone. But everything is not done properly and lacks something. Feels like beta.

Graphics - it would be good if it would support anti-aliasing and the bloom would be lower. Objects, trees are popping everywhere. sometimes graphics looks very nice. Morning or evening really looks amazing.

Gameplay - it gets boring fast, because there's nothing more to do except for plowing/seeding/harvesting. There are animals but you can't interact with them, they just exist and give you some money. Aaaaand there are bugs. Career objectives sometimes do not register when you do them, so either do them again or load the game. And the interface.....all the tractors and equipment are in one place, there are no categories, you need to scroll through everything if you want to find something you need.

And the WORST thing. DEVELOPERS ARE CHARGING FOR THE PATCH. Yes for the patch, not ADD-on or DLC but P-A-T-C-H. Soooo if you didn't bought the DLC you do not get the patch for the whole game. And there's absolutely no communication and support from the devs, they just don't care. Please do not support them, do not buy their products.
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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
most useless farming game ever, even agricultural sim 2013 is better playable then this and that game has so manny bugg's
this is just a tractor driving game nothing more!
if you want a real farming simulation game then Farming Simulator 2013 is the game for you!!!
dont waste your money on this.....
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35 of 56 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
I PERSONALLY prefer Farming Simulator 2013.

In PF 2014 animals just exist and there is no feeding or keeping. Whatever you want to do (buy seeds, equipment, bank) you have to drive. Driving from one place to the other takes a long time. I feel driving from one place to the other most of the time.
Working a field requires plow, cultivate, seeding, fertilizing (optional). In FS2013 normally the fields are already plowed and from one harvest to other you just need to cultivate and seeding (can be done at the same time with proper equipment).
I prefer the economic system of FS2013 with the prices tendencies, great demands and different places to sell the goods.

I think there are more things to do in FS2013 and more ways to make money. Silage processing, wool selling, mixed rations for cows.
In PF2014 with the seasons system I feel in turn based game. Probably seasons are more realistic but I prefer FS way.

First farm sim I purchased was Agricultural Simulator. No comment.
After that I was thinking between PF2014 and FS2013. I decided to buy PF2014 (full price). Finally I had to buy FS2013 which I prefer.

I haven't spent too much time with PF2014 because after purchasing FS2013 I don't want to play PF2014 again. Probably after some further development the situation may change but so far, this is my personal opinion.

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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2013
This is NOT an FS2013 clone so if you want a farm tycoon, farm management sim DO NOT BUY. If you want auto everything DO NOT BUY.

This game is about BEING a farmer. It's hard graft and can get quite tedious. You do have AI of sorts but it's click-done AI, not a pixel farmer you can follow around.

My review gets a + only if you understand that it's about BEING a farmer. If that's what you like, get it. You'll enjoy it.

Now to flesh this out.

- The graphics are pretty good and on on i7/670gtx, it hums along maxed out at 60 (with vsync). Some of the detail is very well done, albeit with a very Euro flavour.
- The tute is on rails and must be followed but once you learn the locations and the techniques it's better to go freeplay.
- Tractor driving is very manual and takes some getting used to. NOTE: *Look* at the lower left for how to change the gearbox ratios. (And reversing is REAL reversing, not just pressing a down key).
- Some machines are missing cruise control at time of writing. Missing as in, devs probably assumed it wasn't needed. They were wrong and as far as I know, will change it.

- Limited but enough to keep interest. (and in reality, not all farms can grow all crops anyway)
- Seasonal variations (a big feature) in yield work fairly accurately and devs are working on making it better.
- Seed prices. Enough to make BEING a farmer worthwhile.

- As good as non existent. Worth having for the extra income (3k or so per qtr) but there is no management or husbandry. (and it's incorrect for many to believe all farms have animals anyway - a common complaint. Most "real" farms are fairly dedicated enterprises. Such diversity is usually reserved for smaller hobby farms, certainly in Australia anyway)

- A bit short in this department (again devs are on it) but there is certainly enough to crop and harvest every field with ease.
- The equipment shop is badly designed and laid out (imho) but equipment purchases are close to a one-off in RL anyway.

- Some nice looking layering is used for the various states and the PDA provides field status etc. as you work.
- Crop yields etc. are RT as you harvest (F2 PDA)

- Big. Generous number of paddocks. No real monsters but you'll be working really hard if you own even a quarter of them.
- Shop to shop transactions. Poorly done. You gotta drive to the bank, the seed shop, the tractor shop manually - everytime. Will devs change this? Unknown but can be very, very tedious. (see gearbox ratios above - take stock of it).

- A good game for players who like the down and dirty of farming. I reiterate though, if you want an "auto" farm managment game, DO NOT BUY.
- Scenery is nice, gameplay is consistent. Some glaring anomalies but very easy to forgive.
- Sound is pretty ordinary and equipment sounds are pretty lame. No engine load being the biggest let down. It won't take long to despise the music but a few well placed Oggs can fix that.

There are some issues, some by poor design, some by poor release. Devs seem to be willing to listen and ready to take on constructive critique.

I'd say a price of $20 is reasonable but it's relative. If you're tight for cash but love to farm, wait for the specials.

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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
Lost the motivation after two hours. There is no need to do anything else in this game then pushing a few buttons to earn money. There is no reason to buy new machines, everything happens instantly. If you are using the machines it takes ages. All in all there is no objective, no goal you want to achieve.
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Totally abandoned by delveloper!!
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
"5/10. Kinda playable. Best game published by UIG." According to My Own Rating. (Played ver. 1.017)

WARNING: If you haven't played a farming simulator such as farming simulator 2013 (still the best option), or this game's bugged siblings by UIG, make sure you watch some videos before you buy. They're not action games. Don't expect adrenaline rush, or intense experiences or anything happening at all. It's about farming, riding the machines to work the fields. And then hiring someone else to do it for you. Do not expect to be anything more than slightly amused. This is the kind of game you play when you're wondering if you should kill everyone at work/school or just your boss or a specific person. Then you spend hours looking at the calm scenery, listening to the sound of the engines and some soothing music until you're sure you'll make it to the next weekend without killing anyone and feel confortable enough to go play another game.

As for Professional Farmer 2014, it fails to meet UIG standards of (lack of) quality, which is awesome. If you ever played other games published by UIG, you probably already associated their logo with frustration. It's pretty much a low quality unfinished alpha version game seal. However, for this game I only had a graphical bug that was fixed following the forum recommendation. No crashes, only a few minor bugs, some annoyance. No major issues. In other words, the game is pretty playable.

On the other hand, being playable doesn't mean it's good. The game also fails to deliver most of what was promised. The game save folder can reach a few GBs mark so I'm guessing they really planned on doing all they promised. At least they're storing all the data they'd need for it. But it doesn't seem to have been implemented. And, no one would ever expect this from a game related to UIG, they've announced a DLC/Deluxe version that promises to do all those things this game promised but didn't deliver! Yeah, right... I'm pretty sure this time it will be for real. They'd never keep selling dlcs, special editions and new yearly version of the game until people stop buying and they have to relabel (Agricultural simulator, anyone?)...

What they did deliver:
Career Mode - It's actually a several hours long tutorial. For the first 5-10h the game will use season advance on its own and you can't hire people to do your work for you. That means you'll have to do all the work on your fields and your neighbour's. The tasks are set up in a very annoying system of waypoints that prevent you from picking the best path for the 20min long trip to the store or the bank. It's not worth doing what you haven't been told to. Chances are the game will send you back there to do what has already been done and make you waste time riding the tractor around. And you can't refuse to help your neighbour. You can steal his crops when he hires you to harvest, though. Anyways, on career mode everything happens extremely slowly. If you're new to farming simulators, it will likely take 6-8h of gameplay until you're able to harvest your first field.

Free mode - No restrictions on how you play. That means you can do everything yourself almost roleplaying mode like in the career mode and spend a few weeks (rl time) getting the fields ready before you click next or you can just hire people to instantly do the setting up and skip to the next season (the only thing you can't hire people to do is fertilizing). The game can be anything from a few dozen clicks and then skip until harvest for a few more clicks to hundreds of hours of gameplay bewfore you're able to harvest.

The seasons system actually made the game turn based. You click to skip to the next one when you're done setting up your fields. It does seem to make a difference on your yield. If you keep track of your yield, you'll come up with a rotation. Then you'll drop it because it doesn't really matter if you can get a better yield of a less valuable crop. The crop rotation doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Especially for the Lupin part.

As for the animal husbandry, it's pathetic. You buy the animals and get some income everytime you click skip. You can see them, but there's no possible interaction. Also, they don't breed. You have to refill them from time to time.

The challenge:
The game is soooo challenging. You'll feel the urge to quit it but if you persist you can do pretty much anything and it will work out fine. You can start by rushing to the bank to get the highest loan possible, and to the store to buy all the animals the game lets you buy. That's it. You win. Your assests will increase like 2k each time you skip. If you want to play the rest of the game, with the remaining money you can buy the two largest fields and hire workers to plow, cultivate and sow soy on all your fields. To do that you should abandon your tractor at the store and teleport home to your other tractor. You can fertilize the nearby fields or just skip until fields are ready to be harvested. Then you hire people to harvest everything. Then skip back to spring and repeat until you have plenty of money to buy more of the larger fields. Repeat the process, maybe buy a faster tractor to ride to new fields. If you feel like trying the hard work, buy the best machinery and work the nearby small fields. Done.

Minor Bugs:
*Missing crops. Sometimes the game will lose track of fields (resetting to 0%). This may lead to losing the plowed pct info, the cultivated pct info, the sowed pct info or all of them. Which is an absolutely lovely thing to happen if you've done all the work on the field by yourself (2-12h rl time wasted). It's just a small annoyance if you're hiring people to do the slower tasks for you.

*GPS and Map blackout at night. Yup. They both depend on sunlight to work properly. At night, you can only see crops due to their natural bioluminescence.

*Closing menu. The menu will close when you hire workers for a task. This can't possibly have been designed this way. I refuse to believe anyone would be this stupid. It takes 3 key presses and 9 clicks to set up a field before you skip to the next season. And then another key press and 3 clicks to harvest. Anyways... since you're probably not going to want just a few fields, it scales up to hundreds of clicks per season. The ui is supposed to be well designed. If they didn't want the possibility for quick progress in the game, they shouldn't have hired work finish instantly. Maybe add a timer and worker queue if they don't want quick progress. But, nope. It's not worth clicking that much on a farming simulator.

TL;DR: The game is playable. They finally completed Agricultural Simulator 2011/2013 (although the animal husbandry was better at the bugged unfinished siblings). It's almost 60% as good as their competitor's FS2013 (except for the appearance that is actually better than fs). If you really want the game, wait until they release the dlc/deluxe version to see if they delivered what was promised when they launched the professional farmer 2014.
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45 of 76 people (59%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
After spending some time on this game and a long time Farming simulator player i have found this game to be fun and entertaining. The game looks great and runs great with little to no lag (FS2013 lags more witch is saying somthing as it dosnt lag much at all). The game has a few bugs that are to be excpected in the early release of the game. Looking are the past of UIG and the other games they have made it is a major improment in the level of game and a nice job by the developers who are behinde the core of this game. I recormend this game for any simulator fan out there and I will enjoy this along with my normal simulators I play. Good work cant wait to see where this game go's.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
For now i cant recommend this game... Its just stupid that the maker of this game had released this game very to quick..
The game wasnt finished when it was released.. Really a shame!!.
The game have to much bugs in it, vehicles / equipment selling / buying goes on a very poor quality menu..
It could be like more on Farming simulator 2011 / 2013.. I have all the three games so i can give my opinion on this game..
FS 2013 looks in quality more better, but its getting to boring soon.. Dont like the system of buying seed in FS2013, cant upgrade the silos in FS2013, graphics in FS2013 looks to kiddy to me( i like to see more realism in graphics)
So PF2014 have quality items in it: Buying seed, Buying manure, you have a shed to store bales in it. I like that the vehicles are washable, and that you need to buy a big stock of petrol on the gas station to refill the gastank on your farm... Those things make a farm sim more enjoyable.. FS2013 is just boring on the longer playtime, dont like the mods on FS2013.. They make the game less quality (because there is no standard that people need to guide to.) Then you getting bad quality mods in the game... So overall its an ok game if you look to the basics... But its needs more improvement and bug fixes..
So i cant recommend it for now.. UIG isnt very help full on their forums.. Trying to get my account enabled.. PMed Heini two times, looks like they blind or so.. So they arent customer minded..
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2014

No response from the forums

Loads of people having issues with loads of issues

From graphics issues, to low fps, to not being able to enter and exit vehicles, to crops not making money, to just plain unplayable and non starting games

If you read the comments from other games that have been published by UIG you will see they are all filled with negative feedback

PLEASE stay away from UIG at all costs
As they say by funding them you are just feeding the trolls
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2014
This game is too slow, not pretty enough and not feature rich enough to be considered a worthwhile purchase while Farm Sim 2013 is out there. I own and have played both. FS2013 is miles ahead despite the fact that it's ... well not all that great. At least FS2013 made farming fun even if it is really funny how bad it can be.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2014
You would think that in the year 2014 ♥♥♥♥ like this would never see the light of day, and to charge $20.00 for a game like this should be a crime. I've played Farming Simulator 2013 and it gets old really fast lack of options and detail are bad. But this game went something like this: enter tractor hold down gas pedel for 2 hr's (no cruise and max speed 24kh) go to machinery store check out limited machines, go to bank borrow 250,000E, go to another place of interest on map, "nothing there". head home, buy up all the fields on the way home some allready planted some not, by the time i'm back at home base i have about 25k euros left, that included buying 20 cows, 50 chickens and 50 ducks max limit on them all. (I have no control whatsoever with any livestock just pay for them and there milk, eggs, and ducks sell automaticlly every session) and buying a weather station, completly pointless and useless. and upgrading my silos wich is kinda cool but pointless cause everything you grow with a worker sells automaticly..... So now i'm standing in one place hiring workers who plow, cultivate, plant, and harvest ♥♥♥♥ instantly. (no hiring to fertilize has to be done manualy but it doesn't have to be done) and it takes me a little over 20 minutes to get my bank back up to 100k just standing in one place never looking at a field or getting in a tractor feeding the ckickens or cows or ducks or purchasing one peice of equipment.......I would rate this game out of 10 stars: minus 50 by far the bigest wast of gaming money I ever spent.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
8Gb RAM, 8 core processor, 2Gb Radeon HD7850...

Runs. Like. Crap.

Didn't even get to find out if farming is my thing or not, runs so horribly it's not funny. Even the main menu screen lags, and most of my playtime was staring at a loadscreen. Control response is as bad as the menu screen, at least everything moves slow enough you won't notice.
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