Ultimate farmers' showdown now return with brand new machines, events and terrain!
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Mostly Negative (103 reviews) - 39% of the 103 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 14, 2014

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About This Game

The ultimate farmers' showdown returns with monstrous new machines, brand new events and an expansive new terrain!

Are you the fastest, most accurate and craziest farmer in the competition?

Climb aboard Farm Machines Championship 2014 and sit behind the wheel of tenacious tractors and humongous harvesters to compete in 40 various events. Test your skills in new events, such as racing with forage wagons or transporting grain. Tune up your machines by changing the gearbox, engine or brakes. And change your tractor's look by adding additional elements to its chassis to distinguish you from the rest of contenders including fresh paint, decals, pipes and more.

Jump behind the wheel and discover:
  • 11 dynamic event types
  • 12 brand new farming machines
  • dynamic and challenging gameplay
  • huge new map with various landscape, architecture and plants.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP3
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB GeForce 9800GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP SP3
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB GeForce GTS 450 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible
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Mostly Negative (103 reviews)
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deYjaVu | CSGOPoints.com
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Well it's ok kind of game, i recommend it but it's not a big thing ... it's like mario cart but not mario... :D
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XEONITE | kickback.com
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Game stays locked at 8fps
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Frederick S. Cairo II
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
Way to laggy, I got a refund for it :)
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Truron
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
This felt like a rushed game. It looks and handles very poorly and doesn't play well at all.
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FernandoIT@
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2015
xD
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Wolfie
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: October 22, 2015
Game of the year 2014
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sitebender
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 18, 2015
Farm Machines Championship 2014 puts you behind the wheel of a tractor for forty dull events. It varies in nuances of relaxing country races, to mundane and tedious beat the clock lawn mowing challenges. I will admit that the premise alone of driving a tractor through these events could be interesting, just as much as it can be comedic gold and this game strays to the latter far too often.There's a thin like between relaxing and boring and there are plenty of times where the game feels like its more chore than fun.

The only game mode is a tournament, where you participate in forty events. Here you will enter into events for a fee and make money for placing bronze, silver or gold. With the money you can purchase new tractors and upgrade your own. You can also change the paint job to coincide with sponsors. Some sponsors will pay your entry fee and I wish the game went further for this, such as sponsors demanding no less than bronze and if you fail them three times, you've lost the sponsor.

The tractor skins are perhaps the most creative part of the game. Skins like a police officer, a rhino, a dragon and a hot rod. It all shows that someone put time and thought into the design, but little else into the overall game. There are a lot of ideas, but they're all so shallow. For a game title Farm Machines Championship, I expected to drive a wider variety of farm machines than just tractors. There's no shame in calling this Farm Tractor Championships, unless the Farm Machines Championship is a real organization.

Earning a medal in each event will unlock the next. You can even replay previous events, but once was enough for me. The grass mowing is easy enough and quick enough when you go fifty to sixty miles per hour, but its just the variations of grass mowing. You have field clearing, then bailing lines of hay with a round bailer and even tilling the ground. There is an event for following a combine to catch the wheat in your trailer. Its all the same and there's no competition other than the clock. Its the same patterns, even if you're doing different tasks.

As for the racing, its a high point in a low game. you drive from point A to point B next to fields and rivers, through a small town eager to watch you. It is relaxing yes to just drive down country roads with spectators watching from beyond barricades while mellow country guitars play. The graphics are serviceable, even if the textures are low quality, the game still looks fair and I'm saying that as a good thing. Object pop in is forgivable, because the game's world feels different and unique to create a soothing vibe even if you're in the heat of competition.

Truth be told, there is no competition. You have no rivals, most events are you on your own, although the races have other rivals, but one engine upgrade and you'll leave them in the dust. For a championship this is hardly difficult on normal. If you veer too far away from the path, you'll respawn back on the path. Its also odd having a mini map that marks the track blue rather than white. There are bodies of water.

Other events include a slalom that has you weaving between barrels and posts, but in reality I took out more than I went between. There's a hay race, but I'm not sure if its to collect the most hay or make it to the finish line first. Your rival competitors seem to only go forward. No one is smart enough to push backward.

I understand having different events, because this is the Olympics of tractors, but please make them optional. I would say make a campaign for those events, but the tedium would wear thin and no one would play them other than to punish themselves. You could do them for achievements, which there are, but there are no Steam achievements and for some people, that's why they play. There should also be a free play or quick event option that lets you setup your own event.

The game plays very casually. There are no gears or a clutch you'll need to work, just simple throttling forward and backward. Truth be told it is a better way to play that's easier, but in a game that's about driving tractors, manual would be appreciated.For a tractor, these vehicles feel light and agile rather than feeling like I can crush anything if I lose control. I suppose a tractor with a wagon going fifty mph is still going fifty mph.

There are additional controls for lowering a plow, mower or straw catcher. Its also odd that several events with the mower or straw sweeper let you raise or lower the deck. There's no punishment for having the deck down, so why give the ability to raise it? Perhaps it slows you down and I just never noticed?

One thing to note is that the game has 360 controller support, for driving and that's about it. The pause and camera are bound to keys and the mouse. At least there are full camera controls for your mouse, but having them for the controller would be nice too. Another sin of game development is when you're in the menus with a controller, the analog stick takes control of a very slow cursor.

But you're reading this to hear about the errors. There's nothing awful here. Sure the right side of your wagon is always a different shade than the other wagon and sometimes its a different color. Object pop in always happens so far away that its never an issue. We've discussed the controller issues. It seems like my wagon can bring a powerful tractor to a halt. Sometimes tractors will bump into the air, but never to a point of comedy. Zooming in on the wheels reveals that the tractors are hovering. The load screens are also notably long.

While I never expect much going into a budget game focused on tractor racing, i can say it did get me dreaming of what could have been and that became the disappointment.For all the bad, Perhaps next year it will be deeper.
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Britney Spears
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 13, 2015
I rocked out to the cheesy music for 3 minutes, got bored of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ races.
R.I.P.
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Micheal Wittmann II
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 4, 2015
What a piece of Mother F****** S*** Lag city even on low setting not worth it even if it was free on at intel i7 12 core cpu with 12 gb ram and nvidia gtx 850 gfx no excuse
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Gomi Day
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 29, 2015
this game appears to be locked at 8FPS even when it first loads up and i'm on the menus... your mouse cursor lags well behind your movement making selecting options agonizingly annoying. then when you enter an actual event.. it's still stuck at 8fps.. it doesn't matter how high or low my graphical settings are.

8 FPS

this is hilariously, brutally crap.
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kronikman07
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 22, 2015
the game is really bad, it has the slowest races, if you fall behind, you literally wont catch up, you can sit there and full throttle it thoughout most of it, a lot of it is wonky as hell. I suggest looking into other farm games if that's what you're looking for.. a fun farming game.
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Ecumene
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 16, 2015
This game is terrible. It looks, plays, & runs terribly.

I love it.

GOTY 2014, best potatoes I've ever planted.
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Sim0n
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25, 2015
Nah not really that fun
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drunkendentist
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2, 2015
It is so incredibly slow and boring, its fun again.
OK its not, i wasted my money. Dont buy!
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VapeKing69
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30, 2015
From the incredibly beautiful scenery to the balls to the wall speedy racing action, this game is a true gem. You'll find yourself racing through 1 of 1 enviroments, and the incredible speed and 15mph, in front of a crowd of literally half a dozen people. If that doesn't sound like a great game, then your right because this is ♥♥♥♥ and please don't buy it.
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twitch.tv/PeachyPixel8
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29, 2015
Is this game good? No. It is an unpolished, horriffic looking, physics? wtf is that?, peice of Jim Sterling bait.

Did I have enough fun/laughs out of the measly price (74p on date of purchase)? Yes absolutely.

Look, if you enjoy playing poorly made games for a few hours to give yourself/stream/YouTube/friends a laugh you should pick it up.

If, however, you are looking for a game using a simulator engine (I use the term loosely) that turns things on its head, mixes up your preconceptions and knocks it out fo the park, look somewhere else.

Oh also there are Shark Tractors... Shark... Tractors... TRACTORS THAT LOOK LIKE SHARKS.
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Pandorian
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22, 2015
Bored to death. The reason I gave 30 minutes of my life away was because I was hoping that the game will perhaps get better on higher levels. This never happened.

Bad sound, unpolished and resources killer, this is an absolute not buy.
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Nyess
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
Useless game.
It won't give you anything don't buy it.
I didn't enjoy,even I won...
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Sidney
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
Bad in every way. Bad graphics, Bad physics, Bad gameplay, and really terrible music. I got this because I thought it would be funny to mess about with tractors and do dumb races but the events are so tedious there's no fun to be had at all. There's not even the fun of ramming into opponents are the physics are so bad you just tip of or get wedged and there is no opponent AI, they just move on rails. Got it for about 70p and it was still a waste of money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Well it's ok kind of game, i recommend it but it's not a big thing ... it's like mario cart but not mario... :D
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Way to laggy, I got a refund for it :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Game stays locked at 8fps
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
This felt like a rushed game. It looks and handles very poorly and doesn't play well at all.
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563 of 612 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
This game is a scam, IMHO.

Edit 2015/11/20 : well moreso a scam when it would barely run on my old computer (Radeon HD 7970 -- still a very very powerful card) but on my entirely new computer, a year later, the game runs better. Still not much more than 30 fps, and on a Radeon R9 290 it can run Witcher 3 at a higher framerate. Either way, original review below:

I saw the screenshots, figured it looked amusing, so I figured I might as well try it out. I saw salinger06 had left a positive review, seemed like a relatively safe guess that it would be a good game. Before even playing the game, I noticed that salinger06 had no other games on their account, so it was likely that the developers had set up a fake account to leave a review. Who signs up to steam to buy just THIS game? I noticed that user only has 1 friend, Avreus Culter. I look at his account, and it's full of these "simulator" games from PlayWay, I find that suspicious since they have generally recieved horrible reviews. Now today, Avreus has left a positive review on this game as well! Hmm! I click on his review, and there is one comment from seph.au stating "Yet another dev or family of dev self review. " Furthering my suspicion.

Now, that aside, maybe the game is indeed fun, so just now I go and try it out. My system specs: AMD Phenom II quad core processor, Radeon 7970, 8GB DDR3. I can play any game on the highest options, I usually hold back on antialiasing (I don't go above 4x on the latest games) but generally any game I can max it out and play it smooth as silk. I boot up the game, max settings. It loads and is extremely slow, like 5 frames per second. I remember seeing people complain about "Mining Simulator" being rediculously poorly written and causing people to run it on lowest settings, so that's what I did, get out of the game and try everything on medium. Same exact performance. Hmm. Okay, just for fun, I tried every option on the LOWEST settings... It was marginally better, maybe 10 FPS, still completely unplayable. But just to see what the game was like, I tried to struggle through a race. The game engine is really bad. There was little to no effort put into this game. How a person could log more than an hour into it boggles my mind.

I wouldn't wish this game upon my worst enemies and I think the entire PlayWay catalog should be removed from Steam and those customers refunded if they wish. This is a scam.

Edit: Apparently someone has said that this game will run on nVidia GeForce graphics cards. So if you have a Radeon, don't even consider it, if that's the case. I literally can't play the game to log more time to give it an honest chance.
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94 of 119 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2014
Definitely not great. Really feels like they took Farming Simulator 2014 and just dropped a few barrels in a map editor to make this. Completely a bare minimum release, with carried over terrible physics from FS 2014 and no cool extras. No multiplayer?

Pick up Farm Sim 2012 instead?

2 out of 5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hGut37NZOo
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76 of 108 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
4 FPS on low quality with a I5 and 670 GTX , is that normal ?
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
A bad version of Farming Simulator with 100% more lag! Do not buy....
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
This is by far the most depressing game I have ever played.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2015
Farm Machines Championship 2014 puts you behind the wheel of a tractor for forty dull events. It varies in nuances of relaxing country races, to mundane and tedious beat the clock lawn mowing challenges. I will admit that the premise alone of driving a tractor through these events could be interesting, just as much as it can be comedic gold and this game strays to the latter far too often.There's a thin like between relaxing and boring and there are plenty of times where the game feels like its more chore than fun.

The only game mode is a tournament, where you participate in forty events. Here you will enter into events for a fee and make money for placing bronze, silver or gold. With the money you can purchase new tractors and upgrade your own. You can also change the paint job to coincide with sponsors. Some sponsors will pay your entry fee and I wish the game went further for this, such as sponsors demanding no less than bronze and if you fail them three times, you've lost the sponsor.

The tractor skins are perhaps the most creative part of the game. Skins like a police officer, a rhino, a dragon and a hot rod. It all shows that someone put time and thought into the design, but little else into the overall game. There are a lot of ideas, but they're all so shallow. For a game title Farm Machines Championship, I expected to drive a wider variety of farm machines than just tractors. There's no shame in calling this Farm Tractor Championships, unless the Farm Machines Championship is a real organization.

Earning a medal in each event will unlock the next. You can even replay previous events, but once was enough for me. The grass mowing is easy enough and quick enough when you go fifty to sixty miles per hour, but its just the variations of grass mowing. You have field clearing, then bailing lines of hay with a round bailer and even tilling the ground. There is an event for following a combine to catch the wheat in your trailer. Its all the same and there's no competition other than the clock. Its the same patterns, even if you're doing different tasks.

As for the racing, its a high point in a low game. you drive from point A to point B next to fields and rivers, through a small town eager to watch you. It is relaxing yes to just drive down country roads with spectators watching from beyond barricades while mellow country guitars play. The graphics are serviceable, even if the textures are low quality, the game still looks fair and I'm saying that as a good thing. Object pop in is forgivable, because the game's world feels different and unique to create a soothing vibe even if you're in the heat of competition.

Truth be told, there is no competition. You have no rivals, most events are you on your own, although the races have other rivals, but one engine upgrade and you'll leave them in the dust. For a championship this is hardly difficult on normal. If you veer too far away from the path, you'll respawn back on the path. Its also odd having a mini map that marks the track blue rather than white. There are bodies of water.

Other events include a slalom that has you weaving between barrels and posts, but in reality I took out more than I went between. There's a hay race, but I'm not sure if its to collect the most hay or make it to the finish line first. Your rival competitors seem to only go forward. No one is smart enough to push backward.

I understand having different events, because this is the Olympics of tractors, but please make them optional. I would say make a campaign for those events, but the tedium would wear thin and no one would play them other than to punish themselves. You could do them for achievements, which there are, but there are no Steam achievements and for some people, that's why they play. There should also be a free play or quick event option that lets you setup your own event.

The game plays very casually. There are no gears or a clutch you'll need to work, just simple throttling forward and backward. Truth be told it is a better way to play that's easier, but in a game that's about driving tractors, manual would be appreciated.For a tractor, these vehicles feel light and agile rather than feeling like I can crush anything if I lose control. I suppose a tractor with a wagon going fifty mph is still going fifty mph.

There are additional controls for lowering a plow, mower or straw catcher. Its also odd that several events with the mower or straw sweeper let you raise or lower the deck. There's no punishment for having the deck down, so why give the ability to raise it? Perhaps it slows you down and I just never noticed?

One thing to note is that the game has 360 controller support, for driving and that's about it. The pause and camera are bound to keys and the mouse. At least there are full camera controls for your mouse, but having them for the controller would be nice too. Another sin of game development is when you're in the menus with a controller, the analog stick takes control of a very slow cursor.

But you're reading this to hear about the errors. There's nothing awful here. Sure the right side of your wagon is always a different shade than the other wagon and sometimes its a different color. Object pop in always happens so far away that its never an issue. We've discussed the controller issues. It seems like my wagon can bring a powerful tractor to a halt. Sometimes tractors will bump into the air, but never to a point of comedy. Zooming in on the wheels reveals that the tractors are hovering. The load screens are also notably long.

While I never expect much going into a budget game focused on tractor racing, i can say it did get me dreaming of what could have been and that became the disappointment.For all the bad, Perhaps next year it will be deeper.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
For the money and the compitition its bulky, slow and crash prone. I can't justify it at the price, if it was much cheeper then it may be worth it.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
Gameplay is slow, controls are clunky, progression is hamfisted, and the presentation is barebones. Certainly not worth $10, maybe worth $1 just for the tractor sized cowboy hat.

Want to watch some gameplay? Check out my Bundle Buys video on the title!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5aq95ckEsk&index=7&list=PLGZzj3oUhxhuXeQrkh0Mu2imakntfc4x2
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
This game is terrible. It looks, plays, & runs terribly.

I love it.

GOTY 2014, best potatoes I've ever planted.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
this game appears to be locked at 8FPS even when it first loads up and i'm on the menus... your mouse cursor lags well behind your movement making selecting options agonizingly annoying. then when you enter an actual event.. it's still stuck at 8fps.. it doesn't matter how high or low my graphical settings are.

8 FPS

this is hilariously, brutally crap.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
I like to claim to be a fan of more 'casual' racing experiences, such as GRID, Flatout and maybe Gran Turismo, so I decided to pick this game up in a bundle for 79p, thinking that it can't be TOO bad.
Oh boy, how wrong was I?
First of all, when plugging my USB Gamepad in and launching with it enabled, my cursor kept going to the right in-game, which is where I found out that the mouse can be controlled with the analog stick, and for whatever reason it seemed very buggy. There were also numerious spelling errors, which I can forgive since it is not an English developer.
Despite all that, I started a career and entered my first race, and, simply put, I was not expecting the level of sheer incompetence in the driving. On my game controller, the left analog stick controlled throttle, brake AND steering, which was odd, so I chose to use a keyboard.
My rig can run GTAV at 1080p 60fps, and it was struggling with this game, which was alarming as it looked like a game from 2006. The game controlled HORRIBLY, and the AI seems to be arguably braindead. There was a point where a rival mounted my trailer somehow, with the lackluster physics engine enabling it to.
There are no engine noises, instead the pure lack of anything is filled with a really bad 'country' soundtrack, which I had definitely heard somewhere before.
A game shouldn't be tedious to play, but halfway through the first race I just wanted it to stop, and that's not what you want from a game in the slightest. The most entertainment this game provided me was uninstalling it.
1/10 - Don't buy it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2015
Is this game good? No. It is an unpolished, horriffic looking, physics? wtf is that?, peice of Jim Sterling bait.

Did I have enough fun/laughs out of the measly price (74p on date of purchase)? Yes absolutely.

Look, if you enjoy playing poorly made games for a few hours to give yourself/stream/YouTube/friends a laugh you should pick it up.

If, however, you are looking for a game using a simulator engine (I use the term loosely) that turns things on its head, mixes up your preconceptions and knocks it out fo the park, look somewhere else.

Oh also there are Shark Tractors... Shark... Tractors... TRACTORS THAT LOOK LIKE SHARKS.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2015
i love ets2 im a big fan but this game here i did not enjoy good thing i won this game on listia instead of paying for it. i like this game for 1 hour then it got boringit's a slow pace game the music is ok
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
STAY AWAY FROM THIS ♥♥♥♥. JUST STAY AWAY
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2015
you wanna be a true street hustla? you better pick this up
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