Farming Simulator 17 (PC)
Simulation 25 October 2016
Farming Simulator 17 is another installment in the series of simulators of farm. This time, the game was published by Focus Home Interactive, but the development was still carried out by GIANTS Software, known from the previous parts of this series. The mechanics remain unchanged - the players become farmers, who need to take good care of their establishment. During the game, much attention has to be paid to the economic side of the management - the right equipment needs to be purchased, used for sawing, gathering crops, and moving the goods around. Traditionally, the player can control many different machines, all with official licenses from real manufacturers, and personally take care of various tasks in the field. The new installment obviously introduces some changes and novelties. Contrary to previous games, Farming Simulator 17 was released on PC, XONE and PS4 simultaneously.
Farming Simulator 15 (PC)
Simulation 30 October 2014
The sixth major installment in the popular farming simulation game series. The franchise makes a comeback to key gaming platforms after a year off, when only smartphone and portable editions were released. The developer, GIANTS Software, prepared another portion of innovations to enhance gameplay. The game lets you play in a new environment (Scandinavian), characterized by different landscape, weather conditions, and vast forests. This time players can cut down trees using specially designed, licensed machines. There is also a car wash, allowing you to keep your vehicles clean. Overall, the gameplay mechanics remained unchanged; as usual, your task is to manage a farm and expand it using the money earned from breeding animals and cultivating land. The sixth installment introduced the series to the eight generation consoles, bringing about significant visual improvements.
My Summer Car (PC)
A simulation game developed by independent Finnish developer who uses nickname Royal John Love. The title enables the player to repair old and wrecked cars as a fan of 90s cars, who one beautiful summer decides to fix his old sports car. When the game starts, the player has only a tractor and a van useful when transporting larger parts. The pieces ordered by mail must be installed while focusing on details like selection of proper tools and correct combination of all engine parts. The player can also improve the car’s performance and even install a modern audio system. Complete vehicle can be used to travel through the open world of the game that recreates many aspects of the hobby, including irresponsible ones like drinking beer while driving.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 (PC)
Simulation 02 April 2015
A sequel to the unique simulation game developed by Polish studio Red Dot Games, whose first edition, released for PC and mobile devices, proved to be a big commercial success. Once again, we assume the role of an owner of car workshop, and our task is to build a good reputation by repairing customers’ machines. Unlike the previous installment, this game offers randomly generated missions, and limits the amount of time we are given to complete them. 16 car models are available in the game, each of them consisting of more than 200 interactive parts that need to be checked to identify the fault. In addition to the typical repair jobs, we can also carry out tasks encompassing visual and mechanical tuning, as well as - a new addition to the series - renovation. The cars we acquire on special auctions can be restored and either sold for profit, or kept for our own use, thus building our own unique collection of vehicles.
Pure Farming 18: The Simulator (PC)
Simulation December 2017
An advanced farming simulator developed by Techland in cooperation with the independent studio Ice Flames. Similarly as in other games in the genre, in Pure Farming 17: The Simulator the player assumes the role of a farmer who must maintain his farm. The task requires him to perform various field activities like planting and watering seeds, gathering crops and selling them. Funds obtained in that way can be used for improving the farm and buying new vehicles and farming machines. The game offers many innovative solutions and mechanics that were previously unavailable in other games in the genre.
Cattle and Crops (PC)
A farming simulator developed by a German studio – Masterbrain Bytes. The gameplay revolves around running a farm, which requires players to prove their skills in many agricultural fields. Because of the realistic weather system, on has to tend to sowing, soil fertilization and the crops’ condition – if, during a longer period of drought, one does not irrigate his crops they will wither in an instant. In order to handle the virtual farm in the most effective way, players have to learn how to operate agricultural machinery (the vehicles implemented herein are counterparts to machines of such makes as Claas, Horsch, Dammann, and Mercedes-Benz). This is not easy – the bed’ condition affects how these vehicles behave. Animal husbandry, on the other hand, forces players to take care of the feed, tidy the farmhouse, and prevent any diseases. Luckily, with time, players are able to employ workers, who handle some of the responsibilities and at the same time gain experience and to become even more efficient. Those among the players who are new to this kind of simulator games can make use of a number of facilitations and adjust the difficulty level according to their preference. Apart from the single player campaign, Cattle and Crops offers a Sandbox Mode - in which one can manage his farm with no limitations - as well as a multiplayer mode allowing players to work together.
Farm Expert 2017 (PC)
Simulation 02 September 2016
Another farm simulator developed by PlayWay, a studio experienced in the genre. Farm Expert 2017 traditionally allows the player to assume the role of a farmer who is tasked with maintaining and expanding his farm. His main task is to cultivate the ground with various professional equipment among which there are 170 devices, including vehicles from the world’s leading producers. The farm is also maintained with plant protection products. During the game one can breed animals and grow plants in glass houses where a computer can regulate temperature and air humidity. In comparison to the previous installment of the series, Farm Expert 2017 features more advanced driving physics and soil behavior system. The graphics of the title aren’t much different from the ones in the previous year’s edition of the game.
Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul (PC)
Simulation 16 March 2017
An advanced railway simulator developed by Dovetail Games, a developer known from the popular Train Simulator series. Train Sim World: CSX Heavy Haul follows in the same vein, yet is treated as a separate project based on new technology. Unfortunately, this means that the title is not compatible with numerous add-ons released for the Train Simulator series. As always, the gameplay involves controlling various railway engines and traversing numerous railways found all around the world. Moreover, the players can create their own tracks thanks to the included editor. The game contains both single and multiplayer modes. Interestingly enough, the game is powered by Unreal Engine 4, an engine used in titles such as Final Fantasy VII Remake, Days Gone, or Gears of War 4. As a result, the new incarnation of the railway series received multiple fixes, as well as improved graphics and physics.
Train Mechanic Simulator 2017 (PC)
Simulation 24 March 2017
A simulator game which casts the player in the role of a train mechanic; it was created by Si7 Studio - an independent developer. The game is set in an open world (about 25 square kilometers) and the player is required to search for broken machines and repair them in one of three available workshops. The game features 9 trains falling into 3 categories - steam, electric and diesel. The player maintains the engines using different parts, and one will find over a thousand of them here. The action takes place in a three-dimensional environment and the visuals are decent. The game stands out both with its carefully-designed trains and the environment filled with detail.
Farm Expert 2016 (PC)
Simulation 19 June 2015
A production of the popular agricultural simulation genre. The game was developed by PlayWay, a studio known for such titles as Professional Farmer and Farm Machines Championship. After splitting from the former publisher, the developer decided to continue the series under a completely new brand – Farm Expert. Similarly to many games in this genre, you are in control of a farmer who plants various crops and fruits, rears livestock, buys new machines and agricultural equipment, and finally manages and expands the business, thus the gameplay offers elements of both simulation and economy. There are more than 170 licensed and accurately reproduced machines designed for different agricultural purposes.
Simulation December 2017
An unusual simulation game developed by one of the former developers of the F1 series. Jalopy takes us to Eastern Europe of the late 80s and early 90s, just after the fall of communism. In the game, we sit behind the wheel of a fictional car called Laika 601 Deluxe, which was modeled after the famous DDR’s Trabant. The player’s task is to use the economical inequalities in various European countries in order to earn money quickly. It includes trading with various goods by buying them for next to nothing and selling them in places where people are ready to purchase them for large sums of money. Transporting some items abroad, we have to take border controls into account, which often forces us to smuggle. Apart from the economic aspect, Jalopy offers an extensive simulation mechanics that involve maintaining our car (refueling, repairing, and not overloading it) but also the driver, who has to eat, drink, and sleep, among other things. The title features simple vector graphics and brownish colors that emphasize the grim atmosphere of the period.
Professional Farmer 2015 (PC)
Simulation 05 December 2014
The next installment in one of the most popular farming simulation games, developed by Polish studio PlayWay. The game lets you become a professional farmer working at his agricultural holding, growing crops, breeding animals, hiring employees, and making the business profitable. You can play on either of two different biomes featuring maps of 30 square kilometers each. The variety of works performed on the farm justifies the wide array of over 150 licensed vehicles and farming machines available. The 2015 edition introduces a new branch of production – growing fruits – as well as annual growing cycles. The game features enhanced graphics, including thing like visualization of dirt and wearing out of equipment. Finally, the game introduces multiplayer gameplay, in which players can cooperate developing their farm and fulfilling various objectives together.
Professional Farmer 2017 (PC)
Simulation 23 March 2016
Another installment in the popular farming simulator series, also known as Agrar Simulator. The general gameplay mechanics remain the same, while the game is still divided into simulation and economic parts. In the former, we personally engage in various farming activities, such as field reclamation, animal breeding, crop production, planting trees, and harvesting, using a wide variety of agricultural machines. The money we earn is invested into development of our farm, namely: expanding its infrastructure, hiring employees, and purchasing additional equipment. The realistically modeled calendar of farming work as well as occasionally occurring random problems and obstacles play important roles in the game. In addition, the visuals were enhanced, especially since Professional Farmer 2016 is the first installment of the series to be released on consoles.
Farming Simulator 17: Big Bud DLC (PC)
Simulation 09 May 2017
Farming Simulator 17: Big Bud DLC is an expansion to Farming Simulator 17 developed by the creators of the original game, GIANTS Software. Big Bud DLC requires the base game to be playable. This add-on introduces new agricultural machines like the two enormous tractors: Big Bud 450 and even bigger Big Bud 747. The latter one, designed in 1977, is over eight meters long, six meters wide, weights over fifty tons, and has over 900 horsepower. Unlike Big Bud 450, the 747 one is no longer used and the only 747 tractor ever built is at display at the Heartland museum. Due to their size and weight, both machines have a different 'driving feel' than the ones from the base game. In addition to these two colossal machines, Big Bud DLC introduces a couple of other tractors, spreaders, and ploughs that we can use to make our job on the farm easier.
Demolish & Build Company 2017 (PC)
Simulation 18 October 2016
A building and demolition simulator created by an independent team known as Noble Muffins and published by PlayWay. Demolish & Build Company 2017 casts the player in the role of a company owner who both builds and demolishes various structures. Gameplay as such was based on two pillars here - destroying buildings and constructing new ones in their place in order to rent the new buildings. The game is played from the first-person view, allowing the player to grab a hammer and attack the walls by himself or plant explosives in critical structural points. Heavy machinery is at the player's disposal as well - one can make use of bulldozers, cranes, excavators, loaders, as well as steamrollers and trucks. Spectacular destruction is guaranteed by the capabilities of an advanced physics engine. Simultaneously, the player has to take care of running the business, which includes managing the workers appropriately, as well as buying new tools and machines for money gained both from renting the buildings they constructed and acquiring special bonuses for being an effective destroyer.
Take on Mars (PC)
Simulation 09 February 2017
An original simulator of a martian planetary rover, developed by Bohemia Interactive, the Czech developer team also responsible for the helicopter simulator, Take on Helicopters, and two famous military simulation franchises - Operation Flashpoint and ArmA. The game aims at realistically representing a research mission on Mars and simulating the behavior of martian rovers, including an extensive damage model. Take on Mars offers two game modes. During the campaign, we supervise a space agency, and our task is to explore Mars, conduct research on new technologies, and construct more advanced equipment while keeping an eye on the agency's budget. Single missions focus exclusively on surface exploration and a set of specific tasks prepared by the authors. The game is complemented by a powerful set of modding tools that allow us to create our own adventures, vehicles, and locations.