- Developer: UIG Entertainment
- Publisher: UIG Entertainment
- Platform: PC
- Format: Digital Download
- Release Date: May 25, 2012
Billed as the "most realistic agriculture simulator released to date" by the developer, Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming distinguishes itself in three key areas.
First is the time period, which focuses on farming between 1950 and 1970.
Second is the licensed equipment, with a roster that includes tractors from Lanz Bulldog as well as John Deere.
Third is "dynamic ground," which means that the soil you'll plow is designed to create furrows that will influence the handling of the tractors you'll drive.
The game involves managing your own farm from a choice of two different regions: the highlands of the Northern Alps or the plains of Tuscany. In addition to preparing the land to grow crops with a variety of authentic machinery, you'll be able to raise and breed livestock such as cows, pigs, horses, geese, chickens, and sheep. The goal in Agricultural Simulator 2012 is to earn enough money from selling the fruits of your labor to expand your farm by buying more land, purchasing new equipment and more.
The equipment you'll be able to use includes a mix of tractors, combine harvesters, forage harvesters and a variety of attachments and trailers. You can either drive these vehicles yourself or have the computer AI take over specific jobs so you can focus on other aspects of your farm. Crops you can plant range from barley and rye to wheat and corn. You can sell crops to the market for a profit or use the surplus to feed your animals. Market prices will vary, so you won't always get the same prices for your product.
If you decide to add livestock and engage in animal husbandry, you'll have to feed the animals, maintain their stables and pens, and monitor their overall health and well-being. Inadequate upkeep of barns and living conditions will lead to deteriorating health and possible death for your animals. Keeping animals such as cattle well cared for will allow them to breed and potentially create offspring to increase your animal population. If managing both animals and crops becomes too challenging, you can invest money in hiring workers to assist you in running the farm.
Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming features a choice of two play modes: career and co-op. The career mode includes a series of challenges to complete while overseeing your farm, while the co-op mode, playable either online or offline, lets you team up with friends and/or family members to manage a single farm together. Each farm offers a 3D landscape complete with a day-night cycle, a shop to purchase seeds and equipment, and room to expand.
Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System Requirements
- Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7
- Processor: Dual Core Processor
- Memory: 2 GB
- Drive: CD-ROM
- HD: 1000 MB
- DirectX 9 or higher
- Peripherals: Keyboard, mouse
- Graphics Card: Geforce GT 4XX Series / ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series (at least 512 MB VRAM) or better, Shader Model 3.0 or higher with latest drivers
- Internet connection required for all features
- Note: Game server may need UDP port forwarding in network router