Get ready for the rural lifestyle! This game is set on your own farm! Enjoy the life of a farmer with all its amazing tasks and challenges! Drive your original vehicles, cultivate your fields, take care of your animals and market your produce! Different seasons and weather conditions guarantee realistic game fun.
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Mixed (15 reviews) - 60% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (101 reviews) - 47% of the 101 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 23, 2016

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July 29

Professional Farmer 2017 v1.1 (Content Update)

VIS Games and UIG Entertainment are proud to release a huge (free) content update for Professional Farmer 2017. With v1.1 the following updates have been made:

Machinery
  • New tractor: EuroTrac F40 in three versions
  • New tractor: EuroTrac F50 in three versions
  • New tractor: Lindner 114ep
  • New tractor: Vistra N150
  • New tractor: Vistra N165
  • New trailer: Krampe Big Body 500 Carrier
  • New plow: Vistra DG4 (4-furrow)
  • New plow: Vistra DG8 (8-furrow)
  • New grubber: Hirsch Terrano 3FX
  • New grubber: Hirsch Terrano 5FX
  • New seeder: D9-60 Super

Selling points
  • Added biogas plant where grass, corn and canola can be sold
  • Added mill where wheat, rye and barley can be sold

Gameplay
  • Added leveling system with 6 special abilities upgradable in 5 steps each

Tweaks
  • Added overlays to inform about important events within the game
  • Added acoustic warning for full containers when harvesting
  • Added acoustic warning on low fuel level
  • Birthrate of animals increased
  • Increased size of bales and bale press
  • The currently used tractor is marked by default within the machines menu
  • Field information is updated more precisely in the overview window
  • The map can now be opened directly by pressing ‘M’

Enjoy!

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March 31

Professional Farmer 2017 v1.01 (Update 1)

Changelog for v1.01 (Update 1)

- Fixed Black Screen issue when additional input devices are plugged
- Minor localization issues fixed

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About This Game

Get ready for the rural lifestyle! This game is set on your own farm! Enjoy the life of a farmer with all its amazing tasks and challenges! Drive your original vehicles, cultivate your fields, take care of your animals and market your produce! Different seasons and weather conditions guarantee realistic game fun.

Earn from your experiences as a farmer, use your knowledge to enjoy the satisfaction a farmer feels when sitting in front of the fireplace in a beautiful farmhouse after a hard working day. Your efforts will be rewarded – the better your fields are tilled, the more animals you breed, the more products you produce, the better the income available for new machines, larger fields and tractors. Get ready for the ultimate farming fun!

Features

  • Huge, open game world
  • Various, realistic seasons
  • Original tractors and machines
  • Career mode and detailed tutorial
  • Different types of grain
  • Dynamic Ground and visual field stages

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Dualcore, AMD X2 Dualcore with 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280, AMD Radeon HD 4870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8, 10, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i-series Quadcore, AMD FX-series Quadcore with 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon HD R9 270X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Soundcard
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Azura
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
The game is not worth the money it is right now if you want a good farming simulator go for the farming sim games from giant as they are more optimized than prof farmer 2017 its lack of machinery bad quality in the textures for a game that should have came from 2005 not 2016 as for game play you'll find it better from other farming sim games out there i plaed it for a while to see how it was and i waisted my money the description isn't even worth reading for this game therefore i would not recommend this farming sim to anyone but i would recommend other ones
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cocdragekal
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Wow, fantastic sim of all the vehicles. I have spent so much time on my farm I know every hill, every, tree, every blade of grass and pile of dirt. I know when my crops will be ready, when the harvestor will be done, when the cultivator needs to be readied ... Not bad considering I have lived my entire life in a big city.

There is a large selection of vehicles to purchase and they can all be operated manually, or hire a worker to operate it for you. Buy more land to expand your farm or try raising sheep or cows.

Be sure to check out the youtube clips for gameplay or tutorials.

The modders are incredible. I couldn't survive without Glance and Courseplay to monitor and control my fleet. GPS is also great when you want to drive in a straight line. Placeable seeds and fertilizer, amazing, I love you guys. Pallet mover is a joy, but only available on modded maps, come on Giant, get those pallets moving.

Uh oh, gotta run, the manure is piling up.
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Young Thug
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
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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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
very nice game here massive improvements from the last farming simulator game. i have plenty of hrs working on my farm growing my crops to make more money to buy the best machines to make even more money. the graphics are amazing and with the addition of the tree cutting and tree plantation it gives so much more to do in the game if you fancy a change from your crops :-) lets see what they come with in the new farming sim soon. a cert 9/10 game :-)
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Theadore Bagwell
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
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.

9/10 Highly Recommend this Game
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johnnytango
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Don't Purchase
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Ugandan Person
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
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.

The best features about this game for me was the atmosphere and the machinary. The day/night system, the weather, and the environment captured me immediately. On one side of a map theres a lighthouse and every time i was working the fields at night Id a the powerful light circleing around. Id also enjoy something as small as a plane flying over the farm just because it made the game feel real.
On the other hand the variety of machines are amazing to use as they were completely new to me and since their sounds were so real. As you progress through the game you also get to purchaase numerous machines all of which have their own speacial use.

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.
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ZFist
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This is the game you wanted your entire life. It's probably the best game ever made. Don't believe me? Ok then, take a look at these amazing features this game offers:

*Cows. With the new motion-track technology, these cows are probably the most detailed you will ever see. They move, eat and do other stuff just like in real life. It's 100% accurate!
*Next-next-gen graphics. With all these kids playing their Xbox One's and PS4's, talking about the "next-gen graphics", they don't know that Giants Software already did it. These stunning graphics have been considered to be even more realistic than real-life itself!
*Atmosphere. You can spend hours sitting in your tractor, listening to nature sounds, watching the beautiful scenery with those realistic animations.
*Perfectly balanced. While other farming games can be a little unrealistic with money, crops and other things, this game is balanced, so everyone can have fun while playing the most realistic game ever!

Still not convinced? Read again!

10/10 would play forever.
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otpt090
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Would be a great game for any aspiring modders out there to make it fun or interesting at all. it's SOOOO generic.
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anatoliberg
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
i found this game to be fun, however ... yes a however. playing without a mouse takes some getting use to and u are basically u are required to use a game pad right from the start without having a choice. also a tractor uses imense amount of fuel. cant finish a field without refueling a few times.limited types of equipment to buy and cant pick up bales on forks of loader. great fun if u dont need much complexity.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
i found this game to be fun, however ... yes a however. playing without a mouse takes some getting use to and u are basically u are required to use a game pad right from the start without having a choice. also a tractor uses imense amount of fuel. cant finish a field without refueling a few times.limited types of equipment to buy and cant pick up bales on forks of loader. great fun if u dont need much complexity.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
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.

9/10 Highly Recommend this Game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
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.

The best features about this game for me was the atmosphere and the machinary. The day/night system, the weather, and the environment captured me immediately. On one side of a map theres a lighthouse and every time i was working the fields at night Id a the powerful light circleing around. Id also enjoy something as small as a plane flying over the farm just because it made the game feel real.
On the other hand the variety of machines are amazing to use as they were completely new to me and since their sounds were so real. As you progress through the game you also get to purchaase numerous machines all of which have their own speacial use.

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.
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134 of 172 people (78%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
I went into this game with an open mind, but keeping in mind how other titles have already set the bar on these kind of games.
Sadly, I was disappointed very fast. My remarks from less than 30 minutes of playing:

- Camera behaves very strange. It is ok in vehicles, but very sluggish and laggy on foot.
- Tractor behavior is very strange. Tractors accelerate too fast, and stop too slowly. Carrying heavy equipment makes no difference at all in behavior. I have never seen any farmer plow their field at 30+ km/h. "Suspension" on the rear axle makes steering in small places tricky.
- A lot of often used UI elements are slow to get to. I.E. big map is only accessible through main menu.
- Surprising lack of content. Only a few tractors, trailers and equipment available in the shop. As far as I can tell, only one map.
- The map is split into several parts with a loading screen between. Is this necessary in 2017? Fields separate from "main farm".
- Engine sounds are very bland.

On the positive side:
- Large, diverse and well decorated maps.
- Ground feels realistic, uneven in the fields and smooth roads.

There might be some enjoyment in this game for some people, but it is sadly asking too much money for too little.
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119 of 160 people (74%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
I don't want to waste a lot of time reviewing this turd, but here goes.

I'd call myself a veteran of Farming Sim Games. I've had several YouTube series on Giants Software's Farming Simulator 2013 and 15 series, as well as Professional Farmer 2014 and Farm Expert 2015.

Professional Farmer 2017 feels like it should be a predecessor to Professional Farmer 2014 and feels like it should have come out in 2008, not 2016. Honestly, how can you make a farming game that is actually worse than Professional Farmer 2014?? I mean, come on? I slightly enjoyed Pro Farmer 2014, but 2017 is an embarassment.

I'm going to play a bit longer, but right now I can't see a light at the end of the tunnel which will make this game likable.

If you are expecting an experience equal to or better than Farming Simulator 2013 or Farming Simulator 15 but from a different company, THIS GAME IS NOT IT!

As a YouTuber and as your friend, I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS GAME IN ANY WAY AT THIS TIME!

Spend your money on something better.
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85 of 126 people (67%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
This is copy and paste from a thread I started when the game came out.
***update****Played an additional 35 minutes***
Just posting my notes,
5 crops wheat,rye,canola,barley,corn and grass for animals.
Has farmhands but you can't see them work.
An astonishing lack of usable equipment.
Mirror "reflection" is not a reflection and is so bad you kinda wish it was just left blank.
Certain ground textures are really really bad and repetative. Like the one used for some dirt roads.
Sound levels and some sounds themselves are bad.
It's looking more like this is gonna get returned and I would drop the rating to 4 out of 10 and now gonna give it a thumbs down as it just has no "staying" power. Not much in the game that makes you want to stay with it.
***end update***

If any of you hang out in the farm simulator forums of the various farm games over the years you may recognize my name. If not, thats probably better for you but UIG knows me. Me and UIG have a past. The long and short of it is I dislike them. The type of dislike and mistrust you have in a 3rd cousin that always comes around and steals from your grandmother type of dislike.
I created a steam group called Caveat Emptor with the sole purpose of warning people of games like UIG publishes. We lobbied players for several games warning them of the various problems they could face when buying from these German publishers. Ag Sim, Pro Farm ect . if it sucked we were on it. Thankfully steam ended up making a review system so we disbanded.

Today is a different time though in the steam world. We now not only have a review system we also have a product return system.

I see alot of people not wanting to take the plunge so in a few minutes I will purchase and play the game for 60 minutes , putting me well within the 2 hour time limit for returns and giving me enough time to at least check for a broken game. Stay tuned I will post my results to the end of this post.

Ok exactly 59 minutes of playing later......
First my specs, Win10 I7 3.6 with 12 gb ram, nvidia 760ti with 2gb ram.
Settings used: everything max even the stuff I hate. 1600X900 resolution. FPS was locked at 58 for the entire play through.
What I did: I went through the tutorial. Explored settings, tried to make stuff break.
What I found:
Well the game start and runs. but so did the last pro farm 2014. So that really isn't saying much hehe. From a technical side it wouldn't break or get it to break ie crashes ect. So technically the game is not broken, it works and is completely playable and seems to be for the most part error free, although NOT glitch free.
That is as far as I will go from the buyer beware point of view. Reviewing the game is subjective and I personally think those two things should be seperate ( if a game works/not and if it fun).

From a review perspective going through the tutorial introduced me to the basics of farming and animal upkeep in the game. It took about 35-40 minutes to go through with me stopping during various tasks to take notice of glitches ect. (the other 19 minutes of my play time was devoted to trying to technically crash the game).

The game plays simuliar to pro farm 14 and has touches of ag sim in it as well I believe. It incorporates the animals into the farming side for the production of slurry and the animals aparently mate and breed providing they are taken cared of. During the tutorial there were a few odds and ends like the tut telling you to press the d-pad up but you end up needing to press it down. Also you run across some agravating things like not being able to unhook your last piece of equipment for the next on in the tutorial unless you un-hook it right in front of the next item you need. So then you have to push the old equipment out of the way with your tractor.

From a simulation perspective, the game simulates insects and weeds apparently (did not experience that personally) you also have to monitor water levels (humidity) so compared to its competitor ( FS by Giants) it is a bit more complex but easy to manage as the interface is pretty strait foward. The fields are pretty small in comparision though and the field itself looks like a bandaid on the earth as it is a raised patch above ground level.

I would imagine this is to accomodate the deformable terrain and make lag managable which I think was the other games achilles because the whole map was deformable and this has got to cause an issue but i am no programmer. So although it looks like crap, it makes the deformable terrain possible and managable fps wise. Is it worth the trade off?? Well I found myself thinking it was worth the trade off anytime I was in the middle of a field but anytime driving next to the edge I was instantly annoyed (the tractor sometimes catches this edge) and driving up on a field , well it just like poo so was it worth the trade-off?? yes and no.

So the field and farm sim seems ok but what about equipment simulation? Now I for one could care less about equipment licenses and driving the "official" tatra or whatever. So I won't makr it down for that although some others may. But the vehicles are just like other farm games from them and other non -Giants companies. They lack simulation especially the most important vehicles in the game, the tractor and the combine. For starters once again the vehicles have this wierd suspension that seems to be based in the center of the vehicle. So your tractor tires do not move up and down but the tractor rocks back and forth. its kinda like being in a small boat. The suspension is also way overdone as far as bouncing around goes. I feel like I am in my teen age years lincoln continental which had really bad shocks and would rock for 30 secons after hitting a bump in the road.

The turn radius on the tractors is also lacking but maybe that just the "feel" and maybe the radii are correct for ech vehicle. The harvesters dont have visible grain tank (least not the one in tutorial). Trailer hitches are on a single horizontal plane and have no ability to move oon a verticle axis. So when you go over bumbs any trailer will lift up. For instance, go over the little rise from the pavement as you go from dirt to road at an angle and one side of your trailer tires will be off the ground at certain moments. Weight seems to have no effect. Terrain no effect. You can plow and max speed for instance. So simulation wise the equipment is the worst part of this game.

Will I keep the game....well i have another 40 minutes of "safe" time to explore the game still so I might at least do that, keeping it....not so sure.

While giants does need to worry about the "other" farm game coming out later this year I don't think they need to worry about this title all that much, other than the fact they ( giants ) better get thier poopies together or face extinction because real compitition is not far away and frankly this title, if they could fix the vehicles could be part of that compitition.

I will post this all in the review section and I am going to, for the time being give it a thumbs up. Because 1) it aint broke, 2) at the price it does at least meet the value imho
If I were to grade it though it would be a 5 out of 10.
I may revisit my thumbs up at a later date.
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
A Modern Farming Simulator
https://youtu.be/Z9oNAZ5PfCk
+ Easily playable with a gamepad
+ Controls are easy to understand (no overly complicated simulator nonsense)
+ Great tutorial that teaches you everything you need to know in around 20mins or less
+ Very nice environments with some pretty nice graphics for a simulator
+ The farming itself although repetitive, can be quite relaxing and generally realistic
+ A very surprising soundtrack with a few pretty epic songs
+ You can manage pigs, chickens, cows, and sheep
+ Large open world, 4 areas in total
+ You can purchase better equipment, vehicles, and crops

- The game feels a bit lifeless without other NPC characters in the world
- The main game is extremely slow paced, and if you don't want to torture yourself you need to position equipment in a way so you can easily teleport between them without having to drive long distances.
- It seems to be missing a plot or any real goal, I feel like this game would be much better if it had an overall objective or some sort of reward for all of your hard-work.
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56 of 86 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
This game is a complete joke. I would not wish this game on my worst ememy. The best thing about this game was the loading screens. There is 4 different areas to the map and I only tried to go into one of the other areas but as soon as I got to a tunnel I hit a loading screen and then it crashed. Unless they have some major updates I would NOT BUY THIS. I don't even know if I would play it if it was free. This is the worst game I have ever played in my entire life and will NEVER be buying a UIG game again this is complete trash. I just livestreamed this game but it is still processing so I can't give you the link but I will leave the link to my channel and you to take a look at it once it is done processing. I streamed for about and hour and somewhere I had audio issues but I left a review at the very end when it froze (shocking). If my link doesn't work just search for SubXero Entertainment on YouTube and you should be able to find us.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Krv7R8f1y9pT1GZadRYwA
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
This farming simulator has outdone itself with
- Nice graphics
- Relaxing and realisitc gameplay
- Great tutorial
- Large open world

Overall a fun game for casual gamers and if you ever wanted to know what farm live feels like, this is your opportunity!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
simulators are the best type of games and Professional Farmer 2017 is one of those games that offer you a good amount of fun this game have beautiful graphics and realistic textures and the gameplay is so unique. the game will help you to understand everything in the first 10mins also you can do a lot of different things so you will never get bored.
to conclude I recommend this game for everyone who love simulator games.
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