Welcome to the new generation of Farming Simulator! With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world, filled with details and visual effects transporting the Farming Simulator franchise to a new era.
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Release Date: Oct 30, 2014

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December 11, 2014

Farming Simulator 15: DLC #1 - ITRunner - NOW AVAILABLE

The first DLC for Farming Simulator 15 is now available for PC, and very soon for MAC!

This DLC contains new Trailer equipment from ITRunner, Bergmann and Farmtech.

With the hooklift trailer and its associated equipment, you can now drop-off useful tools across the map, right next to your crops!

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December 9, 2014

PATCH 1.2: Technical, Gameplay and Aesthetic improvements

Dear Farmers,

Thank you very much for your support and your feedback following the release of Farming Simulator 15.

To improve your gaming experience, we are pleased to announce the release of a the patch 1.2 containing technical, gameplay and aesthetic improvements.

Change Log:

• Improved vehicle handling (1.2)
• Improved locked differentials (e.g. improves handling of Ponsse Scorpion) (1.2)
• Dragged tools no longer jump randomly (1.2)
• Improved physics of cranes (1.2)
• Jenz chopper works more reliably (1.2)
• FSI ST65T works more reliably (1.2)
• Cuttings trees works more reliably (1.2)
• Trees in multiplayer stutter less (1.2)
• Vehicles stutter less when moving trees (1.2)
• Defoliaging trees is correctly synchronized in multiplayer (1.2)
• Trees are worth less, especially when selling entire, non-defoliaged trees (1.2)
• Log forks can now hold single trees (1.2)
• Vehicles stop less quickly when releasing the acceleration pedal (1.2)
• Various visual improvements to the vehicles (1.2)
• Various smaller functional improvements to the vehicles (1.2)
• Performance and memory usage improvements (1.2)
• Added additional costs if the AI helper brings its own seeds, fertilizer etc. (1.2)
• Various improvements to the AI helper (1.2)
• Fixed moved vehicles when loading a savegame (1.2)
• Improved the geometry of the bunker silos (1.2)
• Reduced the enormous time bonus for missions (1.2)
• Fixed wrong assignments of statistics values (1.2)
• Various translation fixes (1.2)
• Improved controls with gamepads or steering wheels (1.2)
• Increased the capacity of the manure heap (1.2)
• Mods now have the possibility to show the current time on the indoor hud (1.2)
• Reduced the costs when using the high pressure washer (1.2)
• Added option to disable Adaptive VSync (1.2)
• Added option to disable the AI traffic (1.2)
• Added option to change the time it takes until a vehicle is dirty (1.2)


We are thrilled that many of you are enjoying Farming Simulator 15 and hope that your experience will be even more enjoyable with these improvements.

Cheers,

Giants Software & Focus Home Interactive

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About This Game

Welcome to the new generation of Farming Simulator!

With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world, filled with details and visual effects transporting the Farming Simulator franchise to a new era.

Manage your own farm: from harvesting to animal husbandry, and from the sales of fresh products to woodcutting, the benefits of your exploitation will allow you to develop, and invest in new and more powerful vehicles or tools.

Across hundreds of acres of land offered by the new Nordic environment, and a renovated North American environment, use and drive over 140 authentic vehicles and farming tools, from over 40 most famous manufacturers (including 20 new brands): New Holland, Ponsse, Case IH, Deutz-Fahr…

This new equipment includes a selection of vehicles and tools entirely dedicated to a new activity in Farming Simulator: woodcutting!

In multiplayer, invite up to 15 friends to help you develop your farm. Thanks to an active and passionate community, benefit from limitless new content: new vehicles, tools, and even environments!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel or equal AMD-Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OF VIDEO MEMORY ATI RADEON HD 2600/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 OR HIGHER
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE ONLINE GAME
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7.1, 10.8.1, 10.9.1, 10.10.1
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel or equal AMD-Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OF VIDEO MEMORY ATI RADEON HD 2600/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 OR HIGHER
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE ONLINE GAME
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402 of 443 people (91%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
196.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Farmer Bob walked out to his field and looked over the fresh crop. For some reason, everything seemed a bit sharper and better looking lately. Which made Bob happy. But many of his favorite tools had vanished from the market, which made Bob unhappy. Surely they would return to the market later, but he'd probably have to pay for the access. "The Man" was always stickin it to Bob like that. Because that's "The Man"'s job.

Bob looked over his combine. It was dirty, but there was no damage to it, but that was expected. There was never any damage. He'd taken to jumping his tractor off cliffs and humming Dixie. Maybe he'd get a horn set up for it.

Bob's life was never exciting. There were no aliens, commie invasions to fight off, or Godzilla vs Mothra battles in the north 40. But that's okay. Bob drove tractors. He liked driving tractors and combines and loaders in giant circles and squares and quadrilaterals and stuff. And that's what's important in life. That, and sneaking off with the chickens' eggs to make some extra cash. It helped that he'd clubbed that dang rooster over the head every time he heard it. It finally seemed to shut up, or at least turn the volume down.

The south field was already planted, so Bob hopped into yet another tractor and hooked up a sprayer. Setting the brand spankin new cruise control to its only value - cruise, he activated the spray and drove his first pass over the field. Coming to the end of the field, he shut off the sprayer. The cruise control immediately sensed the shutoff and floored the accelerator. Bob whipped the tractor around as fast as he could and the cruise slowed a bit through the turn. But when he straightened out, the cruise shifted into warp 7. The inertial dampeners failed and Bob was crushed against the back seat of his machine, accelerating out of control. As his ribs cracked and he lost consciousness, his last thoughts were of how poorly the English language could express his dislike of the new cruise control. At least the tractor wouldn't be damaged.
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549 of 665 people (83%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
One of the fastest ways to become really unpopular on your Steam Friendslist.
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257 of 294 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
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Graphics:
+ nicely modeled and animated vehicles
+ nice light mood
- muddy landscape textures
- bad human animations
- bad effects

Atmosphere:
+ beautiful farm feeling
+ thanks to many licensed vehicles
- mostly lifeless game world

Sound:
+ good ambient noise
+ good vehicle sounds
- generally very thin soundscape

Balance:
+ three levels of difficulty
+ assistance at start
+ tutorials
- tough start
- little feedback

Missions:
+ farmland must first be purchased
+ different weather conditions
+ Side missions
- no proper campaign
- no competition

Game Size:
+ two huge areas
+ over 100 equipment and vehicles
+ forestry
+ co-op multiplayer
+ support mods
+ various fertilizer options
+ different animals

The Farming Simulator 15 is thanks to the new forestry one of the best - and still evolving too slowly.
The game engine has been redesigned, and the game can now display effects and graphics rendering, that are well ahead of the previous version.
The movement of vehicles in terms of speed and weight is more realistic case of activities.
The machines and equipment are also excellently intuitive. They responded beautifully to weight discrepancies, misplaced bales of hay and any objects.
There is a twelve-part tutorial, and on request also a small introduction at the beginning of a new career. However, these tools do not cover all areas. Where we sell our merchandise? Where do we find side quests? What's up with the forestry?

There is a feeling of absolute simplicity and satisfaction in growing your crops, harvest them and then always the nice money in the end. I just wish it was not so damn slow.
One big issue is the information that could help you with better prices. There are arrows pointing up, down or right, but they do not really say anything to make a strategic decision or where to save your plants.

You can farm anything alone or hire some workers that automate certain processes. But the workers burn your money like no others. If you don’t get good yields on your crops, you will be burning through your money in no time and even if you do manage good yields. A other nice new feature is, you can now manage forest areas in the game with a number of new vehicles and machines designed specifically for this activity: harvesting equipment, chain saws, chippers and even trailers.

If you are looking for a game where you can drive beautifully modeled tractors and all kinds of farming machinery around a farm, then you’ve found a nice game. Otherwise, you’d best be weary of Farming Simulator 15 as while you will be able to sink many hours into it, not all of it will necessarily be fun. Players new to the series and farming will require patience and trail and error in learning the various gameplay mechanics.

Score: 71 / 100
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152 of 166 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
What can be said about Farming Simulator 15 other than hell yeah? Seriously it is like, the game was already awesome. And then they sprayed some awesome fertilizer on it and increased their yield by a full 30%! Yeah I went there! Deal with it.

Some highlights of awesome I discovered while playing this morning:
  • The new Bjornholm map is excellent. I nice replacement to the old FS13 default
  • They also included the newer 'Merican map for those of us who love huge tracks of land (if you know what I mean)
  • After cultivating one field, your tractor is so muddy you can't even recognize the brand anymore! Still looking for an ingame car wash, cause while mud is fun, I can't tell which tractor is which lol. Still I count this as a huge positive.
  • You leave tire tracks EVERYWHERE. Like, you can follow your path that you just bushwacked through your neighbor's backyard to the grainery since it leaves massive wheel scars as you blast through his barbque hauling a sowing machine at 35 km/h.
  • The new equipment on the Bjornholm map is fun. Been working my way through the lesser tractors so far and while there are some familiar comfort-foods in there (looking at you Lindner Geotrack) it is still fun to experiment with some of the new stuff.
  • When you start performing a task like cultivating, plowing, or sowing, for the first time you can actually feel the tractor throttle up and "groan" under the stress of tearing a device through the earth. It is such a satisfying addition to the game. Before the tractor would just slowly throttle up to max speed and drive on. This time around you can sense the raw power the machine is belching out to perform the task. Well done Giant's Software for nailing that! You have perfected the sim world even more.
  • Did I mention collectable coins yet? Same concept as horseshoes.
  • I have not started the forestry path yet, But the concept alone intrigues me hard.
  • Lastly, and this is a huge ++++ .... you can finally hire someone to spray the fields. (Drops mic, walks off stage)
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153 of 168 people (91%) found this review helpful
146.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
The most polished installment of the series by far. Giants has really grown up in the past few years and matured the game from obscure niche title, to commercial success complete with all the hype that go along with a new release.

So what's new compared to FS2013? If I had to describe it one word, REALISM. For starters the graphics and physics engine has been majorly overhauled and they've done a great job with. It runs like a dream, smooth as butter and isn't a huge hardware pig so it's well optimized. The screenshots really don't do it justice but there is a plethora of details added to the game, some very subtle and others not so subtle.

Graphics and lighting are just better. The new tractor physics are really improved. Underpowered machines now really struggle uphill when pulling heavy loads and in some cases will stall or the wheels will just spin. Crash physics aren't so great but I overlook this because the game isn't about crashing. Everything in the gameworld is more detailed:

1. Machines now get dirty and muddy over time and really grungy looking.
2. The machines can now be powerwashed and also get washed during a rainstorm.
3. Machines leave dust trails and tracks on the ground where you've driven.
4. Little bits of cottonwood and allergens floating around in the air.
5. All new and improved particle effects and animations from the chopped straw coming out the back of the harvesters.
6. New particle effects and animations when unloading/loading grain.
7. New realistic looking animations for churning soil when plowing or cultivating fields.
8. All new animations for crop harvesting. Instead of the crops just disappearing when driving the harvester like in FS2013, they're actually animated now and get pulled into the header and swept to the center to the pickup shoot just like IRL.
9. The drivers in the cab now turn the wheel when turning instead of having static arms/hands.
10. Mirrors in the equipment now work and you can see behind you.
11. Vehicle speed can now be fine tuned to your liking in 1mph/kph increments to better match harvester speeds.
12. An in game semi transparent map overlay of the gameworld can be pulled up now while you drive with most of the major locations labeled so you don't have to refer to an external map.
13. Sprayers and fertilizers can now be hired out. Woohoo!!!!

I won't list them all but there are many others. The biggest thing added in terms of mechanics is the addition of forestry and logging. You can now engage in the planting, cutting and chipping of trees and selling them to the lumber mill or wood burning plant for big profit along with a nice selection of wood cutting and processing equipment and implements. Is it fun? Yes but like real life the handling of logs with 6 axis or more machines has a bit of a learning curve and can be frustrating at first, but very satisfying once you get the hang of it.

Finally the interface has also been overhauled and is much cleaner, polished and more modern looking and generally better although I do miss the onscreen PDA which they've done away with.

The core gameplay remains essentially the same and that's a good thing because it works.

10/10
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230 of 272 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
85.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
This is a great game!
This game is one of my favorite simulation games ive ever played!
Day 1: You start out, harvesting your one field and trying to scrape out enough money to buy another field.
Day 2: You start out, harvesting your one field and trying to scrape out enough money to buy another field.
Day 3: You start out, harvesting your one field and trying to scrape out enough money to buy another field.
Day 4: You start out, harvesting your one field and trying to scrape out enough money to buy another field.
Day 5: You start out, harvesting your one field and trying to scrape out enough money to buy another field.
Day 6: You finally have enough money to buy that long coveted field... Oh look here is a cool looking tractor.. lets buy it!
Day 7: You start out, harvesting your one field and trying to scrape out enough money to buy another field.
I'm sure you get the pattern...

Pros:
Steering Control and Camera angles are perfect
Somewhat realistic looking tractors
You can turn off crop withering
Maps are perfect size
Easily Moddable (And I mean lotsssss of mods)
Income system works great
Terrain on the starter maps is perfect
Graphics are great
You can hire workers to harvest for you

Cons:
Gameplay is somewhat unrealistic (You run into a car going 40mph and you bounce back)
Headlights are kind of glitchy at night time
Speed is slightly unrealistic

Its a great game! I definately reccommend it. The Pros outway the Cons

Rating:
Where Did My Life Go/10

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129 of 140 people (92%) found this review helpful
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
So I'm having a blast with the game so far. The improvements over FS13 are pretty dramatic in a lot of areas. The vehicle modeling is vastly improved, showing far more detail and complexity in various areas. The cabins now have fully-functioning side mirrors and all the dashboard dials are fully animated. Combined with the new lighting engine, the collection of vehicles and equipment are far more gorgeous than they have any right to be in a mere Sim title.

On the downside, the environments look largely the same as FS13. You can notice sharper texture work all around (buildings, stone walls, etc.) but harvest-ready wheat, canola, corn, etc. seems carried over from the last game. The biggest offender is the draw distance, which hasn't changed much. I know it can be difficult to render natural environments with expansive, flat planes that stretch on forever, but the graphical fill-in render distance feels way too short.

It's not all bad on the environmental front. There's been numerous upgrades as well. Vehicles leave tire tracks behind them and kick up dust. Harvesting fruit is now fully animated (instead of simply disappearing when collected, it's now cut-down and pulled through the rotating header blades). Similarly, treated soil is now animated when plowed and cultivated, showing churning dirt under the blades instead of a simple texture swap in FS13. Vehicles now get muddy with prolonged use. A handy high-pressure sprayer allows you to manually wash them off. I do think the dirt accumulation happens way too fast though. I like effect, but your equipment can get completely covered in mere minutes. I'll be looking forward to a mod that stretches out dirt accumulation over a longer period.

As advertised the physics engine has undergone a full overhaul. Vehicles now have weight to them. You can feel it when you're pulling heavier equipment and your speed pulls back when riding up inclines. Equipment is now power-rated, meaning low-rpm tractors can not pull larger loads as there's a minimum threshold they must meet. Overall, the machinery feels heavier and more substantive, like they stick to the ground vs. flying off on the slightest whim in FS13. There's also been an upgrade in the audio dept. as engine sounds are deeper and more guttural, adding to the sense of authenticity.

Side missions are handled more intelligently in the new game. Instead of having them pop up at pre-set intervals, you instead travel job boards located around the map and pick from a list of job opportunities. You still have lawn-mowing and pallet delivery missions, but they've also added 'great demand' requests for various grains. Picking when and what you want to do makes you feel more in control of collecting extra coin when needed.

So all in all I'm really enjoying my time with Farming Simulator 15. It's just as Zen & relaxing as ever, only this time out if feels entirely Bigger, Better, & More Bad-♥♥♥. The game feels like it's come into its own and is finally in the Big Leagues. It's met all my "upgrade expectations" that were set in motion during the initial media rollout and info dump regarding new graphics and physics engines. Honesty, when standing FS13 and FS15 side by side, I can't help but think about the all-around qualitative leap from Euro Truck Simulator to Euro Truck Simulator 2. ETS2 was a breakout hit for SCS Software that had enough crossover appeal to even help legitimize the oft-stigmatized Mundane Vehicle Simulator (tm.) genre with the masses. I'm now wondering if it's FS15's turn to make a similar leap in awareness and appreciation. Seeing it sit at #1 on the Steam Top Sellers chart every day since release has been a positive nod in that direction.

Side note: Been playing for over 7 hours and I haven't even touched the new Logging feature set, so I have no feedback in that regard. I've never been into money-cheat mods, opting instead to build my empire up from the ground floor, adding to my fleet piece by incremental piece. I'll get there in due time. I'm in no hurry.
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132 of 145 people (91%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
The joy that this game provides is unfathomable. I am consistently draw back to it like an ex i just can't drop, and each time I come back I'm reminded that I love it, but I just can't figure out why. I try to tell my buddies about it, but trying to describe it in words just doesn't do it justice. I find myself spending most of my time driving under 10 mph, staring at lines in the ground and tryin to stay within them. It sounds ludicrous. But right now, this is the most relaxing thing in my life and I look forward to it thorughout the day. I find myself fanasizing about actually becoming a farmer. Moving to the middle of no f-ing where and finding a farmers daughter to settle down with. I want to powerwash everything. To control nature with my two hands, and harvest it with the most rediculously oversized harvester the world has ever seen. I might be millions in debt to the bank, but damn this tractor has so many buttons!!! Thank you Faming Simulator 15, for bringing zen into my life.
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665 of 864 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Farming Simulator 15 > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
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394 of 513 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Have lost many Friends when they found out that i bought Farming Simulator 10/10
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93 of 105 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,082.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Not a bad game at all, very realistic in most aspects, but very very buggy at times.

The wood chipper is a prime example. It is so buggy and underpowered, it makes one think that these guys have never seen one in action. Once they grab a log, there is no going back, it is shredded. Short of turning off the equipment, there is no way to get the log out of it. In this offering, your main task is to get the log to go INTO it. Even when it does, there is a very high chance it will be just spit out again. Actually all trees can get very buggy at times. Ghost logs, screwed up cuts, ( they are still attached to the main log even though cut off), trees that decide to disobey the laws of physics. ( standing verticle instead of falling over)

Another issue this game has is BAD and I mean very bad physics. You can look forward to all your vehicles spinning out for no reason. Even a tractor going 20 miles and hour will do donuts on you. Tractors jumping 10 feet in the air on the least bump, total loss of steering unless you are under 10 MPH, and if you over steer an instant jacknife/donut.

Smaller issues are with any vehicle that has an articulating joint. Constant cameras switching angles while trying to drive these vehicles will give the average person headaches in minutes. Just bad physics and bad camera useage on these vehicles.

Another smaller issue is with traction. Some of these tractors are over 400 HP, and yet they can't climb a 15% grade pullling an empty trailer. These tractors in real life are able to crawl up 30 and 40 degree slopes, but not here. It gets annoying fast when a 400 HP tractor powers out going up a hill with nothing attached to it.

If you are looking for a genuine farming experience with real world physics, and handling. Skip this one. It needs alot of love before it reaches that point.

On the other hand, If you are into eye candy, can live with ridiculous physics, and don't mind the odd bug or two. By all means, you will not be disappointed. The world is very beautiful, vehicles and equipment are immaculate, everything is very pleasing to the eye and very well presented. Prices are a little under what they should be, but that helps get into the high end game a little faster.

Logging can get you cash fast, and with the ability to buy and place your own trees, will mean an ever lasting cash influx to get those high end machines your farm needs to grow. Buying cows and chickens can also benefit you, but don't get ahead of yourself. Owning and feeding cows requires alot of equipment and should be saved for later on. Chickens can get you a bit of cash, but are unreliable as a means of income late game.

the tractors, for the most part behave as one should expect, but are a bit underpowered and can be hard to control at times. Understeering/oversteering is always an issue. But they are still fun to pilot.

The truth is in the game, farming is one of the most expensive occupations a man can persue and the game reflects that wonderfully. Think you have 2 million and the world is yours? Think again, that's a new tractor, combine and header witha new cart thrown in. Maybe a piece of land to add to your growing farming empire. Some of the hirees, are bums, they leave strips all over the field, miss seeding sections, leave strips unplanted. But as the saying goes, it's hard to get good help. You get what you pay for.

All in all, the game is fiarly decent, brought me hours of fun and enjoyment. Took me back when I grew up on the farm and drove tractors and harvesters just like these. I guess that's why my view on the physics of the game is a bit demanding. I have driven this equipment, I know what it does and what it is capable of, and was expecting this game to reflect that. It does not, not even close. I was fully looking forward to watching these diesel demons start grunting and pouring out the black coal. They don't grunt, it's actually more like a soft whimper.

I would suggest that they need to get behind the controls of these monsters and actually experience what they do before tring to put forth a digital representation of these beasts. To the average city slicker, who doesn't know the difference, it will pass. For those of us good old boys that grew up driving these metal behemoths, it falls short to the point of stopping playing putting down your mouse and hollering; "Yo! Earl!, check this out!... I can do 180's in a 40,000 LB tractor at 20 MPH!" You ever trying spinning a donut in a 20 ton Tractor? It's bloody impossible! They are designed to stay stuck to the ground, that's what they do! Only time I was able to spin one of these bad boys out was on ice. and that was full bore into a turn towing 10 tons of cow dung. Try it on dirt, and you will not succeed.
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133 of 169 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
This game is superb. If you were turned of the last one by the graphics (filthy peasant) or by the lack of physics but really wanted a good farming sim this is the game for you!

Let me start by saying the graphics are great! I mean great!!! The screenshots loot pretty much like the game I think they have touched them up a bit but overall veeery similar. There are tyre tracks, tractors get dirty and have to be cleaned these dont sound like much but its the little things that make a game.

The physics are actually there!! not only that but so far they are great! when compared to the last game there still pretty average. Your tractor slows down up hill gets tossed about a bit when your plowing to mimick the friction of the dirt and if you are working on a slope you will go down it. Also when loading a trailer you can affect how it is loaded by where you position it relative to the loading device.

Overall a great game so far however there is one bug that annoys me the grabber things that hold onto stuff have no hitbox so you can get stuck on things if you have something attached to it and wrap yourself around a fence but other than that great so far!

If you want a farming simulator to muck about in then this is the game for you. 8.5/10

Wow this was longer than expected heh.
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135 of 178 people (76%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Farm Farm Farm it up Farm Farm Farm Farm Farm it up. This game will send chills down your spine while harvesting at breakneck speeds of 6 miles an hour. It will test your sanity as to why one man needs so many different items delivered by forklift. And it will test your bowels when your tractor spins out of control carrying a huge load. This game is all i ever wanted in life and it will complete yours.
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172 of 235 people (73%) found this review helpful
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Farming Simulator 15 > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
104.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I was a hardcore FS2013 fan, for that reason I love this. New graphics of course, and cutting down trees. The best part is being able to cut down trees blocking fields and workers in the equipment. This was the biggest problem for me in FS2013, you can cut trees that tractors are hung up on. The maps are huge, plenty of room to stretch your legs. Also lots of farming fields, you'll never run out.

Bugs are the only drawback, there aren't any show stoppers though. Very minor stuff. The physics work much better than FS2013, though is still buggy at times. Bumping a rock for example can (rarely) send your machine across the map. The automated workers at least attempt to fix from getting stuck at the edge of fields. Don't make them too large, also. The missions are given out at job boards. You can set the frequency (mine is set to 2min), and multiple jobs come in. FS2013 put the machines on your screen, was annoying. I keep a cheap tractor at the job board to check missions constantly.

For whatever reason, a massive bonus of several hundred thousand dollars comes with the farming missions. The payout would be 10,000 ish, and the bonus could be 400,000 dollars.. what? The drawback is these missions may or may not pop up often. Once I got 3 missions at a time, other times I had to wait several days. I expect this to be fixed? who knows, it's the only true way to get money quickly.

The job board is almost always pallet missions, that is, pickup a pallet and drop off to said location. Those get old very quickly.. Grass cuttng mission is painfully slow until you get both front and back mowers. There is no longer the useless riding mower, also.

As with FS2013 farming, farming the largest fields with the largest/quickest equipment is the key to success. The tractors are the same, maybe a couple new here or there. But the graphics overall is such a huge improvement. You can wash your equipment for kicks, or if you are really, really bored.

The starter equipment is much better as well, the very basic tractors go 42mph. No more rust bucket putt putts. They have high maint cost of course, the sooner you get rid of them the better.

Overall, they thought BIGGER with FS2015 as an improvement. There is rarely flat terrain. Everywhere has hills, sometimes road going up very steep terrain. Improperly powered tractors have no chance of pulling trailers up steep hills. The way things are laid out, you are sometimes better off taking the roads. Versus FS2013, you would bee line towards your point, plummeting down the sides of hills.

Other thoughts:
The reset button needs some kind of timeout. It's too tempting to reset your tractors and equipment constantly. Maybe a minute or so, nothing silly.

Picking up trees is hard, period. I've spent a good amount of time picking up tree trunks, sometimes it takes several minutes PER log, you need to gather hundreds of them.
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124 of 172 people (72%) found this review helpful
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Love the game, but to call it a simulator is not correct. As a former dairy farmer I can say that if it was this easy in real life, I`d still be doing it...
I`m sure that if I jump in my tracktor right now (Case IH 2007) and steer it into a brick wall that would be the end of that tracktor. AND ever so often it needs service, I cant just drive and drive forever on it. This "simulator" lacks the realism of real life farming and shuld therfore be called a farming/driving/arcade game!
But still, Its a great GAME that I can reccomend to all who is interestet in farming.
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56 of 70 people (80%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
A big improvement from FS2013. A lot of new features, it looks a lot better and also plays really well!
At first everything was kinda confusing (even though the game has pretty good tutorials) but after you get into the game really well you start loving it and well, you just can't stop playing it.
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42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
239.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
-First Day Reviews-

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Highlights
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- Amazing Graphics/Physics
- Forestry Is AMAZING And Fun!
- Gameplay Is Addictive
- Tons Of Vehicles And Equipment

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Journal Experience
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Journal Entry 1

Upon entering my new farm I have a goal, a goal which will include everything but farming. I am a logger and I'm going to cut down trees. I first discover a wide variety of farming equipment at my disposal. Harvesters, Combines, Tractors, all beautifully built and glistening in the sunlight. I decide to sell all of them in return for cash to spend on my logging dream.

Journal Entry 2

After selling all my equipment, spare one green tractor, I find myself still too broke to buy the Ponnse Processor or Buffalo. I opt for a chainsaw in the hopes that I can at least get things started. Although there is no plow blade for the tractor, I simply purchase a large weight that will attach to the front as my new bumper. I now have a means to cut down trees and a vehicle that can at least push the bits around until I get richer.

Journal Entry 3

I start things off by testing out my new chainsaw on a random tree (assuming that it wouldn't work on all trees). I pull out my husqvarna chainsaw and rev it up with a satisfying growl. To my surprise im able to cut down any of the trees that I see in the area. I pick a large poplar tree and make a precise angle slice in the base, a few moments of teedering and boom down she goes. I now discover that I'm able to buck this tree into as many bits that I want. Seriously I can cut this thing in to 1/10000's if I feel the need. After going Texas chainsaw massacre on the tree for about 15 mins I realize that the mill is on the other side of the map, screw this tree were heading for something closer.

Journal Entry 4

After trekking around the vast map full of lush trees, people, houses and breathtaking scenery I find myself at a rail yard. I have 3 points to unload logs, either at the train, the station beside the train or the big watery log pond in front of the mill. Since I only have my tractor as a pushing device I decide to start with the pond. I gracefully fall down trees bucking them up for what seems like hours. I carefully use my tractor as a plow and push the chopped tree bits into the pond gaining me more and more money. Finally after a few hours of hard work I have enough to purchase my Ponsse Processor.

Journal Entry 5

I feel like I've earned this, The purchase feels great, it feels right and im honored to own such a beautifully crafted logging vehicle. I hop in and start it up, It sounds heavy and roars when I lay down the throttle. This is what I've been waiting for, I head back towards the mill. I am now able to grab trees directly from standing and delimb/cut them into whatever lengths I choose. A small LCD screen inside the detailed cockpit tells me my length setup. I start grabbing trees and dragging them over to the pond, While over top of the pond I cut the tree into sections and drop them into the water. Now were making real money, I repeat this process until I again have enough money for my next investment the Ponnse Buffalo.

Journal Entry 6

I have purchased the Buffalo which has a similar build to the Processor but instead it has a big grapple for picking up logs and a bunk for stacking the logs and bringing them back to the mill. Now that I've cut down all the trees close to the mill It will be faster to process piles of lumber in the bush and just haul back double the amount on the buffalo. I have already processed several trees into nice neat piles so I take the buffalo out. While tearing up the side of the mountain to my new cut block I am starting to notice big mud tracks forming on the road and the mud splashes all over my vehicles, now were logging!

Journal Entry 7

I have loaded up my buffalo using it crane arm and grapple on all my pre-cut logs. I now have to carefully sneak back down the hill and get this stuff into the bank. Unfortunately I went a little to fast on one section and clipped a stump of a previously cut tree, this sent half my logs flying out of the bunks and all over the road. I then spent the next 20 mins maneuvering around cleaning up the mess. It pays to take your time.

Journal Entry 8

I have now delivered my logs and understand the process of logging, Its an addictive cycle and yet very relaxing. The repetition that would seemingly bore others to death becomes my salvation for peace. I park my 3 vehicles, grab the pressure washer and start to clean all the mud off in preparation for the next day. I am a now a virtual logger and im proud of it ;)

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46 of 57 people (81%) found this review helpful
53.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
BIg step from 2013. Game is well done. Fun to play. Worth every penny. Grab some friends and farm to your hearts desire! If you are willing to play online with a group of people. Add me! I wil be quite wiling to join!
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48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
The game is great!
I enjoyed every single minute so far and i think the game is really worth the money.

Btw. logging is also awesome!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=335955761
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