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 (206 reviews) - 23% of the 206 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 25, 2012

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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
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Mostly Negative (206 reviews)
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WoutyGaming
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
The game keeps jamming my al the time.

Do somewan now how too stop that Jamming?

I play this on windows 10 is that the problem?

let my pleas now it i find it a funny ame but its keeping jamming.
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debriante20
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
game going to black screen
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Cpl. David
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Good game, except for fatal flaws:
-Crashes, I MEAN ALOT!
-I cant ever exit vehicles
-I leave the game so I can do something and I start the game again to find a duplicate tractor spazzing out, game crashes
-Bad physics
-Historical, yes. Realistic, if i saw someone merge to tractors together, i would call this realistic.
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HitGod47
( 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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Wereboar
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
Where's the mud?

Well, you look around and find yourself in a farmyard that might have come from an old picturebook of the early fifties. You turn around and see your dog, running towards you. You see your chicken, your pigs... well and Bessy, the old cow. And then you see your old tractor and...

No, I am not kidding, this is actually what this game looks like, but take care, you have to finetune the graphics a lot, if you don't you are in for some bad surprises. The game is... difficult to describe, it has some charm, yet it lacks a lot of important features. Actually you are quite in a freestyle mode, but without a lot of realism. Well actually, the graphics look nice and crisp but the game itself, it's lacking - and the game even isn't that realistical.

Driving around with your tractor will give you the first lesson, there is no mud in Historical Farming, the tractor looks like out of the showroom even after heavy duty farmwork... You can enter the barn, throw hay and stuff down... but, thats about all you might do. There is a tutorial, yes, it helps you to get the game straight... if you want to call it game. I prefer the category, "Glorified Walking Simulator"... Tuscany, Alps? Really? Well, at least that one the devs got right.

Pros:
  • Nice Graphic, if you know how to tune it down.
  • Nice Idea.
Cons:
  • Even the graphic is nice, you need to tune it down, otherwise even high end GAs might find the game hard to swallow.
  • The game could have been so much more, with some missions to get a first feel - and give an alternative Freestyle mode additionally.
  • Crashes regulary - I encountered during gameplay some crashes.
  • Soundtrack, though not bad, also not quite fitting to the game.

Not Recommended

Actually, though I do have some sympathies for the game and the devs, I really can't recommend the game. There is so much, that is left open to the wish of the customer, that it's really saddening. The game is a great idea, especially with the old models, but the realization is lacking. On a scale of 1 to 10 this game is a lowly four.
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Leftyizme
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Disclaimer: I received this game as part of a bundle. $219 for 8 Simulater games.

After watching a Youtube video, it still took me 5 min to figure out how to get the pigs in the stalls. There is a chicken coop, and tons of chickens, but I couldn't figure out how to get the chickens in the coop. I hear cows....
Can't find the cows.
After standing next to the tractor for another 5 min. wildly pressing buttons, I finally managed to get on the tractor.
Opened store to buy equipment.
Game crashed to desktop.

Well, that was a waste of 20min.
Even though I only paid 1/8th of $2.19 for this technically.. I still feel ripped off.
Graphics are bad.. Controls are bad, The entire interface is needlessly over complicated. Lots of Icons implying that there is stuff you can interact with.. but how? That's the big question.
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lol
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
not enugh $$ for start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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tornado killer
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
i tride to play on my new computer and i cant evin move
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Hieru
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
Saw a deer, drove my polished red tractor into it, deer ran into the ground. I was left with no vension soup for dinner
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smcggamer
( 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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Parker Free
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 31, 2015
Good luck getting this game to run.
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SniperEliteJoe
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
The uninstall button worked great! no issue!
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Agent Brownfinger
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
Bought to drive some tractors with my 2y.o. son and wow is this game is an un-optomized piece of rubbish. My gaming system is by no means top of the line but it can run Skyrim smoothly at near full detail in 1920x1200 while this game at mid detail runs like a slide show. Didn't even bother trying to fix it hence the short play time, just deleted it straight away.
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Andy Lego man
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
it's a very good game
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jens.nilsson4
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 22, 2015
The game simple dont work anymore when I try to get other then the default graphics. Stay away.
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Lunk
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 20, 2015
This game had a person working for "bugs and features". They should've name this game exactly like that. But without "features".
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Tin
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 12, 2015
Pigs flew and my tractor became sentient.
10/10
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DinoNerd
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 28, 2015
it keps haven an error
Helpful? Yes No Funny
iGor
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 26, 2015
NO
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
35 of 37 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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53 of 67 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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78 of 108 people (72%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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82 of 115 people (71%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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72 of 99 people (73%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7, 2014
i started the game and a dog spawned next to me. it made tractor sounds.

3/10
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35 of 52 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
the tutorials don't even work what a pos looks good plays awful
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
It's pretty bad when the tutorial section of the game seems to offer less functionality or information than the game itself...which also offers absolute zero information about what to do or how to do it. Given that I am not a farmer, this icomplete absence of direction is indeed how I would imagine it would feel like to suddenly wake up on a farm with chickens running hither and dither,

Thanks Humble. Despite the extreme confusion, some portion of my $6 was worth the 15 minutes trying to understand just whatever this game is.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2015
Game does not start. CTD. Steam obviously does not any quality control which I am very dissapointed about. How can they sell a game which doesn't work? Gaben pls
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
Doesn't start on win8 64 bit.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
I tried to get into my tractor for about 10 minutes, then it occured to me that the very idea of living had suddenly lost all meaning and i frantically started pressing all buttons. Somehow i got into my tractor and instantly got stuck in a pig. Deleted.

9/10 potatoes, would feed to dog.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
My experience with this game was brief: I started it up, the menu was unusable until I knocked the settings down to lowest.
I loaded into the game, looked at the relatively pretty graphics, the animal AI, wondered what to do, mashed buttons
Eventually got into my tractor, excited, drove around the farm.
Bumped into a wall. Tractor is now upside down, my head has clipped through the floor, and the graphics don't refresh: http://imgur.com/xwQhm6Y
Mash buttons again, find that Q resets tractor. Buy some items to do farming things, try to connect them to tractor: item flies into space, tractor spins around a bit on the ground.
If you want an unintentional Goat Simulator clone, get this game. If you want a farming simulator, or a fun game, don't.
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19 of 32 people (59%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2014
Oh my GOD! I cant believe that somebody has the balls to sell this! This is clearly a scam! This game made me create "TOTAL CRAP" section in my Library.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2015
For a lot of people in the reviews it seems that the game deosnt even launch for them. Well for me the game launches fine, and i wish i wasn't the exception. Game runs like ♥♥♥, controls are either extremely unintuitive or don't work. Only 2 maps. When you decide to run it in windowed mode it decides that windowed mode means still take up the whole screen and instead turn the resolution of your desktop to 640x480 because reasons.

Also no trading cards.
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22 of 38 people (58%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
I chased down a deer with a tractor as the deer and his family sunk into the ground. The chickens can fly through walls, it was like i was in a real farm. there are 5 tractors, offering the biggest selection yet! it was like i was in my own farm. 10 out of 10, a masterpiece.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6, 2014
Absolutely unplayable. It was glitchy even on the main menu.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Absolute ♥♥♥♥ing trash
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
fails to load
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2015
Not working
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
This game is so unstable, ITS not even funny, waste of my $9.99
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