Review by Jon Donnis.
It is hard to put into words exactly how much you can do in this game when it comes to farming, calling the game Pure Farming almost doesn't seem enough.
You start the game with 3 different modes, My First Farm, Farming Challenges and Free Farming. My First Farm is for novices, and that is where I started, as I have never played a farming game like this before. The Farming Challenges are a set of 20 hour challenges whereby you are thrown into the game with a number of situations you need to overcome, so things like vermin, or fires, droughts and so on. The Free Farming mode is for people familiar with the game, and gives the most freedom.
As I said I started out with My First Farm, and this really does help you get to grips with how to play the game. Talking you through things step by step, from how to use the tractor, to harvesting crops, to buying new machinery, as well as introducing you to side missions, whereby you can help other farmers and earn more money.
This is not the kind of game you play to get a quick fix. This is a game whereby you really feel the need to invest time to play. And although sometimes playing it can feel like real work, as opposed to just gaming, it is strangely addictive, and before you know it a few hours have passed in the real world.
If you have played this kind of game before, then you know what to expect and I am sure you will love it. I had never played this kind of game before on a console, the closest I had come to any kind of farming game, would be those old Facebook farming games.
It is hard to score this game, because for some it will be perfect, and for others it will be tedious and boring. It really depends on the type of gamer you are, and I really advise you to watch the trailer below.
But I have to admit, the challenge of owning and running farms all over the world, having staff, turning a profit, driving all manner of vehicles etc, really is a challenge I would be willing to take up, there is a high level of accomplishment when you do get to that level.
For me personally I give the game a strong 8/10.
It is a relaxing game to play, but with plenty of challenges.
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Developed by Ice Flames and published by Techland Publishing, Pure Farming 2018 is out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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