Farming Simulator 19 #review

Sometimes you just want to relax with something that doesn't set your heart racing like a theme park ride. Years ago when I was a cub journo I used to mindlessly watch Neighbours after deadline. Nowadays it's more likely to be a basic smart phone game where I swipe sweets to wipe the stress of the day from my mind.

According to my teen son, the new game Farming Simulator 19 is a bit like that. Entertaining and lots of fun but maybe not one for when you are in the mood for thrill seeking.

Farming Simulator 19

As farm simulation games go, this is top notch. Farming Simulator 19 is the deepest, most complete farming simulator ever as the multimillion-selling franchise takes a giant leap forward and provides the richest farming experience ever made for consoles and PCs. 

Farming Simulator 19

The game is an accurate simulator at heart, filled with deep management options, though it is also an accessible sandbox featuring two huge new maps, countless vehicles and a range of equipment to play with. Farming Simulator 19 boasts the franchise's largest roster yet with over 300 unique vehicles and equipment from all the leading brands, now including John Deere alongside Case IH, New Holland, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Krone, Deutz-Fahr, and many others. 

Farming Simulator 19 includes two new American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities. Plant and harvest many types of crops including the all-new cotton and oats. Tend to your livestock – cows, pigs, sheep, chicken – and for the first time raise and ride horses to explore the huge environments.

Farming Simulator 19 is now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC/Mac.

Disclaimer: We received a code to enable us to play Farming Simulator 19 free for the purpose of this honest review.