The legacy of the critically acclaimed Giant games, already continued by the successful "Train Giant“, highlights now the popular theme Agriculture up to a new level in “Farming Giant”, presented by UIG. In the best tradition of the giants-series the player will get a first-class business simulation crafted with a lot of details.
User reviews: Very Negative (98 reviews)
Release Date: May 28, 2013
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The legacy of the critically acclaimed Giant games, already continued by the successful "Train Giant“, highlights now the popular theme Agriculture up to a new level in “Farming Giant”, presented by UIG. 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. Whether farming or ranching, the experience covers all parts of agriculture. With the right strategy and the courage for expansion, international success is guaranteed. A huge game world, a variety of production processes and trade opportunities and various game modes as well as achievements provide long-lasting fun. Furthermore the agricultural giant impresses with wide range of management options (from seed to distribution - the players takes decisions by himself) and an extensive fleet of vehicles. A detailed skill tree provides RPG elements and offers the opportunity to specialize more and more!

Features

  • Tremendous game world with farming areas all over Europe
  • Exciting scenarios with varying tasks
  • Four different playing modes for long lasting fun
  • From growing to breeding many economy circulations are provided
  • Many possibilities of management, from seeds to distribution everything can be decided individually
  • Extensive vehicle fleet with machines from renowned manufacturers

Steam Version includes all Gold Content

The add-on extends the game with a variety of new goods, buildings, freely placeable items and vehicles. Besides new commodities you will face a bunch of new challenges, including brand new scenarios.

Features

  • Many scenarios
  • Countless Plants including sugar beet, corn or hops
  • Numerous buildings like sugar mills, breweries, stables, warehouses or bakeries
  • Freely placeable items like kennels, fountains, fences, rocks or scarecrows
  • Vehicles for all goods and raw materials

Demo

Please feel free to check out the free Demo (English / German):
http://www.shacknews.com/file/33371/farming-giant-demo-1002-windows

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
    • Hard Drive: 500 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
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
It's a broken sandbox. If you can get passed the bugs (a feat in itself), you'll discover a faux-business sim with no intrinsic complexity saddled with a meaningless progression treadmill. Don't be fooled by the veneer of potential; this game will never be patched into desirability, or likely ever again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Ok, so this game has the odd issue with crashing, for the scenarios delete the pre-loaded saves then they work fine, then the other odd random crash issue is solved by saving often.

Another issue is that there's no vehicle to transport sugar processed from your sugar factories, so as a result you cannot make cakes at your bakery. when Olive's have grown from your orchards you have to send the olives straight to either the city to sell, or an olive press to turn it into oil or pitted olives sadly the barn or a silo won't accept them for some reason. I would personally also like it if the chilled storage allowed you to store milk.


There are not many farming simulators from a business point of view out on the market, so if the above issues were addressed this game would be perfect. It does take a little extra patience to put up with the crashing but sometimes you can tell its going to happen (sometimes you will notice the game "Lag" a little when running x3 speed, that's your cue to save the game as it will crash in a few seconds).

There is plenty of different crops to grow, animals to breed, and you earn achievements which you can spend on the skill tree to boost many different things, driver speed, growth rate of certain crops, breeding rates, have your buildings use up less water/electric. you can build your own wind turbines and solar panels and eventually build a bio-gas plant to turn manure and corn into electric!


There are two game modes, scenarios with pre determined objectives and campaign, campaign is a free play mode where you have to "level up" to unlock crops/animals and buildings, however the achievements earned, and your level are saved so if you start a new campaign map you don't have to climb the ranks again! so its great if you fancy a fresh start but don't wish to lose your level.

I apologise for the rambling, I just wanted to write my own little review on this game as while yes it has bugs, but hey a lot of games do -cough EA cough- it's defiantly worth the price and worth it even better in a sale.
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is awesome! There is some issues with crashing, but there are work arounds for this. You just need the patience to fiddle around with it for a while. For me it worked when I deleted all the scenario saves. It works perfectly now, and trust me, it took quite a while to figure out!

Even with the bugs, it's worth the price. It's realistic, absorbing, and though the tutorial could be better, it's pretty easy to learn and once you do, it's really fun. Build your buildings, decide if you want to buy or raise your supplies, whether you want to sell live animals or raw products and sell them or if you want to process them first... But remember, the more you have, the more you have to manage... Even if you're just growing crops, you have to watch the water, ph levels, your machinery maitenence... Where you buy your land affects those all...

If you love farming, or sim games, or both, you'll love this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This game is out since 2012, but has so many bugs which really kills the game. Crashing every now and then (found solution in forum saying to remove water and workers from building / field before changing anything = worked ). but then there is problem with cars, time to time they decide to stop moving for no damn reason. Definetly not recomended to pay for this game ....
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
the amount of crashes you get are so bad its not worth playing at all and for the price i would not advice anyone paying for it.they need to patch it or remove it
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
DONT BUY!
its broken!
i cannot even start the game.
Game forum is full of complaints and problems. i dont understand how this game could be on steam....
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I played it for awhile, it was okay to begin with. But after I upgraded my videocard it didn´t want to start up anymore. I only get an error and that´s that. Looked everywhere but can´t get it to work and only just started to play before I upgraded my card.

I do not recommend this game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
crap!!!!! CAN'T GET GAME TO START..PLEASE TAKE GAME OFF OF STEAM. EVEN CRASH MY COMPUTER TRYING TO START IT. DON'T BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Needs to be removed from Steam. Does not work, Developers do not care... Remove it.
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60 of 65 people (92%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Can you get past the crashes? If not, sorry, it's likely nothing will get done about it.

If you can, has interest for sometime. A few glitches but not game shattering. Design leaves you click-happy after awhile, get's to the point you can't be bothered. At $60m after a few hours, why would you?

And consider, at time of writing I am a 1200+ hr Farming Simulator 2013. I am a stayer. This is not an ADHD or twitchspeed teenager here.

The crashes. Did I mention them?

Insomnia, Actalogic, UIG.

'Nuff said.
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
I was very excited to play a game like this one but the GAME DOESN'T WORK. Many people including me have crash problems and there is no update fixing it. I bought and could only play 0,6 hours before it bores me with many crashes and bugs. Dont buy!
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Once again Steam has released a game that was not ready to play on Steam. I requested "tech support" thru Steam and they granted me an audience 2 weeks later with the standard remove the game then re-download, etc. etc and obviously didn't read my ticket that I carefully typed out to them explaining exactly what it was doing and what the problem was. This game is buggy as hell (before Steam got a hold of it), and they had to have known it was going to be a problem based on the reviews of this game online. Add that to completely incompetant and nonexistant tech support via Steam and you have a waste of money on your hands. There is a group out here on Steam warning people about Steam's refusal to stand behind the games they sell, nor give refunds, nor give store credit, etc. We need to join together with groups like this to demand Steam take better care of its customers and starting appreciating our $ and act like a real store.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
The potential is there for being a great sim, but the fact none of my accumulative orders ever actually "accumulate" means that they all fail. That combined with no in or out of game wiki means I can't look up on why things aren't working. Needs some patches before properly playable I think.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
Buggy.... really buggy. Crashes all the time.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
Ive seen a lot of negative opinions; a LOT, including many saying 0 out of 10. But, in my opinion, its really not all that bad. I think all the hate is making it look really bad, but once you figure things out, it gets cool. you can beef up your piggies with treats of pumkins and potatoes, then send them off to play with butch the clown just down the road in an animal truck. Or, you can grow that complete buttload of apples you've always wanted to grow since you were younger. Theres tons of room for specializing in what you want to do with your money, which I think is a cool feature. I think the music is wonderful. Graphics were a pain till i turned them down a bit. instructions from help, i found to be somewhat poor, so learning for some may take a while. 8.5/10. I do recommend.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Full of bugs, don't buy it!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
This game is filled with bugs. most can be worked around. i've already invested 20+ hours. Really confusing at first since there is a lack of a real tutorial. There are scenarios, but only one map. The key is to save and save often cause the game will randomly crash. 95% of the time it will be raining so alot of crop can't grow to effecent quanities due to the field being to humid. If you enjoy trying to figure out games that have very low details of what stuff does and you enjoy working with bugs (such as the new simcity) then you will enjoy the game, atleast til it crashes and you realise you havn't saved it for 1/2 and hour and you have to redo a ton of stuff.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2013
The game runs in compatibility mode (Win XP). The mouse does not work well.
Impossible to play. Waste of time and money.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Very demanding CPU and video game ( Core 2 duo , GeForce 9600m 512m , 4 gigs ram ) punishing my computer , rendering is all low settings and its still choppy and slow ( any game that has fine detail imaging and can be zoomed way out is ussually very demanding on memory and cpu )

The minimum requirements on the game is misleading , 2,4 GHz Pentium and the recommended 3,0 GHz Pentium with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 ( btw who runs a 3,0 GHz Pentium with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 together anyway , is that even possible ? )
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
I've been playing this sim for a couple years on Windows XP and now the gold version on Windows 8. I've never had any crashes or issues. This is a sophisticated micro-management game that looks really nice. There is a lot to plan, buy/sell, build, and do on the farm. You need to layout fields, seed crops, fertilize, water, harvest, care for animals, make deliveries, etc. This is a true sandbox and every little bit is up to you. If you like Railroad Tycoon, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Transport Giant, etc., you'll probably enjoy this game.
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