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.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018 (PC)
Simulation 28 July 2017
The third installment of unique series begun in 2014 and developed by Polish studio known as PlayWay. The player assumes the role of a car mechanic who attempts to promote himself with a number of high-profile jobs. Our task is simple – find the flaw, remove the individual parts to get access to the faulty one and finally replace it with a brand new part. The gameplay is characteristic for its detailed, simulation-like gameplay. The authors introduced various helpful features, such as highlights for the individual elements. Moreover, each vehicle can be taken for a test drive or repainted. The game is characteristic for its decent visuals, with faithfully-recreated models of over forty vehicles and detailed, impressive workshop.
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.
Pure Farming 2018 (PC)
Simulation March 2018
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.
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.
Gold Rush: The Game (PC)
Simulation 13 October 2017
A simulator of a gold seeker. Developed by a Polish studio Code Horizon, the game gives the player an opportunity to travel to the cold regions of Alasca in order to excavate plots of shining gold. The player supplies their equipment with fuel and electricity, carries loads of soil using an excavator or a loader, cleans the material with a stifer and other devices, and ultimately picks lumps of gold with tweezers. The metal gathered is then taken to a blacksmith that can turn it into gold bars. The funds gathered are spent on upgrading one's machinery, as well as buying fuel and counterparts for the machines owned. The in-game seasonal cycle and bad weather condtions resulting from that can damage the player's equipment and sometimes even render them unable to continue excavation. A day-night cycle was also included - the player is capable of conducting works at night, but the essential machines providing light use the precious fuel then, which also has to be taken into consideration. The game offers a complex tutorial for the beginners, apart from the main Free Mode, which is an open-world component. In this latter variant, the player is free to develop their career, explore the game world, and discover its mysterious stories.
Real Farm Sim (PC)
Simulation 20 October 2017
A farming simulator developed by Triangle Studios. In Real Farm Sim, we play as a farmer who gradually increases his fortune and works on reputation. Our goal is to not only take care of harvests and livestock but we also need to manage our farm – increasing the sizes of fields, selling crops, hiring workers, buying new machines etc. Besides us the world is also populated by other farmers that are controlled by AI and whose actions shape the market. Night and day cycle are this game's another feature. Real Farm Sim offers two game modes. The first one is a career during which we follow a story of a farmer who starts as a worker on a farm but later becomes a farm tycoon. The second option is to play in a free mode where we don't have to complete any goals created by the developers but instead we can develop our farm at our own pace and in our style. Real Farm Sim offers advanced graphics and supports 4K resolution.
Farming Simulator 17: Platinum Edition (PC)
Simulation 14 November 2017
The definitive version of Farming Simulator 2017, released in 2016 by Focus Home Interactive. The game was developed by one of the best developers in this genre, GIANTS Software, and it offers all features that are available in the original game with all add-ons but it also has a few new things. The game's biggest attraction is that the game is set in South America. With this comes new types of plants (sugar cane), cows and machines that weren't available before. The developers cooperated with such companies as CASE IH Austoft, Stara, Double TT, Bizon and Gessner Industries and they introduced, e.g. CASE IH A8800 MR combine to the game. The total number of all machines is more than 270 and they come from 80 companies. Farming Simulator 17: Platinum Edition is sold as a standalone add-on or as Platinum Expansion for all owners of the original game. All players that own the Season Pass can get the new content for free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Notruf 112: Die Feuerwehr Simulation (PC)
Simulation 09 November 2016
Simulation game developed by German company Aerosoft. In Emergency Call 112 - The Fire Fighting Simulation the player assumes the role of a firefighter posted in a fictional city, which is open for exploration. As you play, you take part in a various rescue operations – starting with road accidents to cleaning toxic spills, to putting down fires of hoses and industrial compounds. Each crisis is generated procedurally and may take place both outside and inside buildings. In your work you make use of a variety of tools (such as hoses, mobile lifts and ladders), but the success depends not only on the proper use of equipment at hand, but also on the coordination of entire team. The characteristic feature of Emergency Call 112 - The Fire Fighting Simulation is its far-reaching realism – the game developers consulted firefighters from Mülheim, Germany, which helped them faithfully recreate the equipment and vehicles (spearheaded by LF24) used by them. As for graphics, that is not the game’s biggest strength, however, players may like the design of firefighters’ trucks and the realistic way in which fire spreads.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 (PC)
Simulation 24 January 2014
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a simulation game, in which you play as a car mechanic. The game was produced by Polish studio Red Dot Games, known from e.g. American LowRiders, Rally Poland and Need for Russia 4. In the game, you can fix several car models. There are over 70 repair scenarios, in which you have to find what's broken and take care of it. Each virtual vehicle consists of about 150 components, and to disassemble them you need specialist tools. The repair results can be tested by driving the car on a test track. Car Mechanic Simulaton 2014 features simple but pleasant 3d visuals with well-rendered car models.
Tank Mechanic Simulator (PC)
Simulation December 2017
Another mechanic simulator published by PlayWay – a studio known for publishing such games as Car Mechanic Simulator, Train Mechanic Simulator, and Space Mechanic Simulator. The game has been developed by Degenerals and allows a player to assume the role of an owner of the museum exhibiting tanks from the period of World War II. The gameplay is divided into several stages. In the first stage, one has to search for a machine, gather information on it, assemble a team of technicians, and set off to acquire the desired machine. The search area can be covered with an off-road vehicle, and after finding the wreckage, it has to be excavated and transported back to the museum using special equipment. Another stage focuses on renovating the acquired tank - a player has to remove the rust, replace all the damaged components, etc. In order to do this, one has to disassemble practically the entire vehicle, and after thorough cleaning, repainting, and replacing all the necessary parts, assemble it again. Finally, the tank lands on the display at the museum and a player has to place information boards with interesting facts around the new showpiece. After that, one can start another assignment.
Crazy Machines 3 (PC)
Logic 18 October 2016
The third full-fledged installment in the popular series of logic games inspired by the cult series The Incredible Machine. Crazy Machines series was introduced in 2004 and has been developed since then by the German studio FAKT Software. The objective of Crazy Machines 3 is to construct unusual machines which must serve a specific task. The machines are constructed by using various parts which work with each other thanks to the domino effect. What’s very important, each puzzle available in the game can be solved in various ways. The new installment doesn’t change the gameplay drastically. Instead, it simply introduces more components, improved physics engine and modern graphics. It contains a functional editor which allows for creation of custom parts and levels and sharing them with the community.