Farming Simulator 17 is the 6th installment of the series of farming games designed for the personal computers (the previous ones were Farming Simulator 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 and Farming Simulator 15). It’s also worth to note that there are mobile editions named Farming Simulator 12, 14, 16 and 18.
In Farming Simulator 17 we will build and then manage a farm. We’ll find there everything a player expects from a game of this genre: everyday chores and duties of a farmer. Thus we will need to cater for our finances, we’ll invest in our farm, we will grow our agricultural machinery base and perform all the necessary farming activities. FS 17 is the first GIANTS Software game which is available not only on PC computers but also on the consoles Xbox One and PS4.
The Contents of the Game
Farming Simulator 17 allows for the play in two basic modes. The first one is the individual career mode for a single player. Here our task is to steadily grow our farm and to become a powerful farm owner. The second mode is a multiplayer experience which requires an internet connection. Here we compete against other farmer-players.
Additionally, we receive access to the in-game tutorial which introduces us to all the aspects of the gameplay. It will be especially loved by the players who are not familiar with the previous games.
How to Play Farming Simulator 17
The heart of the game is the simulation of farm management. All the actions the player performs are strictly interconnected. To harvest a crop you need first to plow the fields, sow the seeds and then with the necessary expertise perform the fertilization. Afterward, we can wait for the hopefully positive effects.
Farming Simulator 17 lets the player start seasonal jobs given out by other farmers. These can be plowing, mowing and reaping. The player will also have to perform all the complex activities on his own farm. The jobs for the other farmers allow for a steady flow of cash, which is indispensable if we want to buy new machines or purchase land if the price is right.
Farming Simulator 17’s Attention to Detail
Farming Simulator 17 very accurately depicts countryside life. And we are not talking only about the daily work which we need to do on our farm but also the agricultural machinery that helps us to achieve our goals. The creators of the game provide us with 260 machines from the biggest 75 world manufacturers. All of them are faithful replicas. They look exactly as the originals both from the outside but also from the inside. They also have the same characteristics like speed or efficiency.
A great feature of Farming Simulator is the possibility of upgrading and tuning the machinery. This includes small details like the color of the body but also serious mechanical improvements. We can change the tires, wheels and even the engine which can be tuned-up but also totally replaced. All of this is not just done for fun. It is crucial if the player wants to progress in the game. The game has also mods and DLC expansions like Big Bud DLC or Kuhn DLC.