Description official description
Take control and manage a virtual farm for a local town. Game-play includes planting and maintaining crops, of which there are 24 different varieties to choose from, each with their own requirements. The buying and selling of livestock, and land, whilst competing for space with the town. Additional simulation includes changing weather systems and realistic seasons, each affecting the running of your farm.
- SimFarm - Alternate spelling
- シムファーム - Japanese spelling
Credits (DOS version)
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|Something Somewhere Somewhen|
|Manual Written By|
|Real Farms Section by|
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Average score: 73% (based on 9 ratings)
Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 66 ratings with 2 reviews)
Not a lot to tell the truth. I could probably have more fun with a big gun, 2 pencils and a balloon.
I guess it was original in the setting of a farm, but Maxis have exhausted just about every possibility for a sim game there is.
It was good though to watch out for your horses and then try and catch them as they all run around.
Most of it I think. I couldn't for the life of me get anything to grow, and when I did have horses, they always escaped. No, don't take my uselessness as bitterness towards the game, I am indeed a big fan of the Maxis sim games, but this one was just the pits. :(
The Bottom Line
I wouldn't bother describing it to you, I'd instead recommend that you grab a copy of the original Sim City, or Sim City 2000. Sim Earth is even a great improvement on this one.
DOS · by Michelle (176) · 2002
This game has always and will always be the best farming simulation. Granted it's a very slow game, but farming is a slow process. The advanced (for it's time) features of crop cycling and reseeding were flawless, and added a complexity to the game that I really enjoyed. Many say this game is boring, but those are people that are stuck on Halo or the newest add-on to the Sims.
Not much I can say that I didn't like. Music was kind of poor even for it's time. Other than that I love it and always will.
The Bottom Line
A time consuming game of farming fun, a blend of rural life with SimCity.
DOS · by Stephen Krueger (1) · 2005
Manual contains 42 page section on "Real Farms" detailing the history of agriculture and modern farming techniques and business strategies.
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Game added by Julian McKenzie.
Game added June 30th, 2000. Last modified September 22nd, 2023.