Enjoy being a farmer between 1950 and 1970 in the 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. Fans of nostalgia and history will be glad to work with original designed machines and to till a field with well known Old-timer Tractors.
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Mostly Negative (203 reviews) - 23% of the 203 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 25, 2012

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Includes 3 items: Agricultural Simulator 2012: Deluxe Edition, Agricultural Simulator 2013 - Steam Edition, Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming

 

About This Game

Enjoy being a farmer between 1950 and 1970 in the 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. Fans of nostalgia and history will be glad to work with original designed machines and to till a field with well known Old-timer Tractors. With the new feature – the dynamic ground Agrar Simulator – Historical Farming presents the first real furrows which will be left when working at the fields with strong machines. The furrows will have impact on the driving behavior of the tractors and guarantee pure realism. It is up to the player to decide in which region he would like to cultivate his farm. There are two amazing scenarios – idyllic highlands, valleys and woods in the alp-region or the fascinating Toscana region with measured climate.

Features

  • Experience the charming farming in between 1950 and 1970
  • Original drafted Old-timer tractors of well known brands like John Deere, Lanz Bulldog etc.
  • Pure Realism due to features like the dynamic ground with furrows.
  • Two different scenarios – Toskana and the northern Alp-Region.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / Vista / 8
    • Processor: 2,4 GHz Pentium or 100% compatible CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6800GT, ATI Radeon HD 3650
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / 7 / Vista / 8
    • Processor: 3,0 GHz Pentium or 100% compatible CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560, ATI Radeon HD 6970
    • Storage: 1300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Wow, would you look at all the negative reviews. Does that scare you? It scared me.

I probably wouldn't have bought the game either, but I got it in a bundle with some other farm simulators. Despite my reluctance I decided to give it a test drive one day and see what all the hate was about.

Ten hours later I came to a conclusion and can now tell you what I think about this unusual game.

First of all, you have to be familiar with farming sims and understand how they are played. If you don't know how to operate the machinery then you are not going to have fun. That brings me to my second point: half of the reviews on here are from people who have absolutely no idea what to do and, instead of looking for help, they decided to nix the game altogether. The other half is from jokesters who jumped on the hate bandwagon because that is the popular thing to do nowdays.

If anyone with the least bit of interest in the subject would have taken the time to learn the game then I think they would have appreciated what the developers have almost succeeded in creating here. I say "almost" because I can admit that it is not a perfect game. Yes, it does have lots of bugs; and yes, it is slightly underdeveloped. But no way is it the unplayable disaster that the reviewers here would have you believe. I have played games far far worse than this one.

It helps to have some prior experience with farming, but the game itself is quite easy to learn. I have a rudimentary knowlege of the subject and still didn't know what to do. I found the tutorial videos from the main menu but they would not play. However, with a little bit of digging you can find the videos in the game's main folder and watch them from there. You can even read the subtitle files that accompanied the videos with insightful tips. Reading and watching those made the game so much more easier to understand and I have been having fun playing it ever since.

My gameplay experience so far has ranged from average to great. It is a small game without a lot of replayability; so I can't see myself spending any more than 25 - 30 hours on it. But I am enjoying the game for what it is. It's a farm sim set in an historical period; and it's not trying to be anything more than that. The sooner you can accept that the less disappointed you will be.

Maybe I am a bit biased for having such a strong interest in antiquated farming. I've tried recreating the same time period on the more popular farming games without success. Their antique tractors were nice, but in the end all it is is modern farming using old machines. But this game is so much more detailed. You actually have to connect implements by hand and get off your tractor each time you want to lower the seeder for planting. And the plowing itself is the most real I've ever seen in a farm sim. Instead of having ready-made fields for you to plow, you have to decide where you want to grow and start digging up the green. I spent hours on my first day outlining a field in my backyard and plowing a sizable portion of the yard. After cultivating, fertilizing and planting I'm now waiting for my first crops to show.

This game also features the most animal interaction I've ever seen. You have to keep them stocked up on hay and grass. The bales can be stored in the barn loft and, just like any farmer, they must be thrown down to the bottom floor and placed in designated locations. Milk and eggs can also be collected and sold at the local market. Unfortunately the animals do not move much, but you can walk them to places you want them to be. You can also breed them for their offspring and sell your old animals. And make sure you don't scare the chickens too far away or they may die of starvation.

The machine models, I think, are some of the best-looking in a game like this. They all look beautiful and shiny and historically accurate. There are a few different tractors you can purchase, including a John Deere model; not sure how they were able to acquire that license. The implements are varied and also look good. Antique plows, cultivators, seeders, balers, wagons and more have been perfectly modeled. Even the harvester is one of the old ones that is pulled behind the tractor; something I haven't been able to find in any other game.

I plan to spend more time on this game because I am actually enjoying it. However I do wish they would patch it with fixes and added incentives. There is a gas station in the game, but you never run out of gas. Was this a planned but cancelled feature? Also you can sell logs, but no way to chop down trees? That's disappointing when you realize that the game could have been so much better with a little bit more work. But, still, it is not a terrible game.

So far I have experienced no game-breaking bugs. There was an incident in which all of my animals disappeared, but I reloaded an older save and they returned. Some times the game does lock up when launching, but closing and relaunching usually helps. There are some minor physics issues, but the solution to that is don't do stupid stuff. This is not an FPS. Treat it with a little bit of delicacy. Why would you be doing silly stunts when you should be farming? The only real annoying thing that occured was when one of my pigs and dog became stuck and I couldn't move them. I drove the tractor through them and they returned to normal. Sometimes it's the simplest solutions that save the day.

Even though I wish more work could have been done, I am still happy to have discovered this fascinating game. I would like others to enjoy it too, but I guess you can't please everyone.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
If you get this game you have to be prepared to overlook the bugs and issues that are almost certain to crop up. Despite this, it is nicely detailed with some good quality machinery models and some accurate history behind them. The game can get boring at points but overall is quite satisfying to play. For those of you who are familiar with Farming Simulator, this game has more manual labour involved in farming but is less of a game. A nice alternative to relax a bit and farm!
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82 of 112 people (73%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2013
AgriBUGutral Simulator Historical Crashing

The gamemodes are as follows
-See how long you can go before crashing
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76 of 103 people (74%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
AS REAL AS IT GETS!

The fairy Deer run through ground.
The flapping chickens can teleport through walls.
They even implemented real life health issues, all my pigs have seizures.
Lady's of the night sell you farming materials.
The most realistic water I've ever seen in a game

This is amazing

Watch me play it if you like
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6j5lxFE-KU&list=UUf2ocK7dG_WFUgtDtrKR4rw&feature=c4-overview
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53 of 66 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
The game runsh smooth only on lowest video settings. The game controls are the worst I have ever seen. This is a nightmare. Go and grab Farming Simulator instead.
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