The Farming Simulator series by Giants Software has always been one of the more popular farming simulator games and they are looking to remain dominant with Farming Simulator 19. Let’s take a look at what’s new and if you should upgrade from an earlier version of Farming Simulator.

Farming Simulator 19 Review

Graphics with most games can be crucial and the little things can really detract or hopefully enhance a game. Farming Simulator 19 took what were pretty good graphics from their previous release and upped the game a good amount with this release. Buildings and equipment visuals have improved, but there were a couple of smaller graphics details that really grabbed my attention. When moving through a field, you may notice birds around you and trying to get out of your way. For example, when plowing a field if there is a bird hopping around and the tractor gets near, it will fly away. It’s a small detail, but something I thought added a little extra to the improved graphics. Another detail I appreciated was seeing items such as wheat swaying in the wind and as the tractor rolls over it, looking back and noticing the wheat has now been trampled. While the graphics are improved overall, there were still a few lingering issues I noticed of objects clipping into other object. Hopefully, this can be patched in the near future.

Starting Farming Simulator 19, you are presented with three options for the Career mode: New Farmer, Farm-Manager, and Start from Scratch each with various levels of equipment, money and crop prices. I chose New farmer and immediate had a good amount of money and several pieces of equipment at my disposal. Given that starting advantage, I noticed I still had to grind a little at the beginning to get the cash flow started.  Farming Simulator 19 gives you options for roughly 300 pieces of licensed equipment including this year, the highly-requested John Deere brand. Animal husbandry is once again part of your farm and now includes ridable horses. Horses cannot be bred, but they can be sold for additional profit.

Farming Simulator 19 Review Final Thoughts:

The number of improvements added to Farming Simulator 19 makes this release a definite purchase in my opinion. It’s available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac and PC for $49.99. Do yourself a favor and pick up Farming Simulator 19.

Farming Simulator 19 on PC


Farming Simulator 19 Review Score



  • More equipment added including John Deere.
  • Graphics detail has been improved.
  • Ridable horses now available.


  • Slow grind needed at times to generate revenue.
  • Occasional objects clipping.