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Farming Simulator 22: I like the smell of diesel in the morning …

Farming Simulator 22: I like the smell of diesel in the morning ...

My story with Farming Simulator 22 begins hours before dawn , when it is still dark. In the distance I can see some cars go by that, without a doubt, bring and take young people who know themselves as owners of the night, among whom from time to time a truck sneaks in that, surely, comes from a place similar to this. Luckily tonight it has not frozen either, so the harvest is kept safe from the stab delirium that a simple drop of water can turn into when solidifying. It’s the first few minutes of the day, but hey, it’s great to start it off with good news.

I don’t remember what time I went to bed yesterday, although I think I remember that the sun had just fallen, so I must have slept about six hours, not bad if we take the dates into account. When I was more inexperienced, when for me Farming 22 was something new, I lacked hours to worry about all the tasks of the farm . Not even with assistants, and I have had them very, very capable, I managed to keep up with my attributions. Of course, it must be remembered that they were learning times, very hard learning! And to think that until then the biggest thing that had driven was a sedan…

But hey, I don’t want to bore you with the day-to-day life of my life in Farming Simulator 22, now, I would like to share with you everything that this experience has meant for me, a guy who despite living in a town , the only contact that I had had so far with the field was that of some walks enjoying the views and the surroundings. Now I am a new person, I can distinguish the faint growth of crops from one day to the next, the smell of diesel is my home and, by the way, you should know that much of what you eat every day you owe me to me .

Farming Simulator 22: Technical Requirements

Minimum requirements :

64-bit processor and operating system

Recommended requirements :

64-bit processor and operating system

As you can see, Farming Simulator 22 is not very demanding, but it is not satisfied with just any PC . This is explained once we start testing it and find that the visual rendering of the farm environment strives to be quite realistic. Since its first editions, Farming Simulator has always strived to offer an experience as close as possible (although with help, yes) to the environment it simulates.

This may seem obvious, but it is actually very important to be quite clear about it, since if if we are looking for an arcade on a farm, we will get a huge disappointment and surely we will not last more than 10- 15 minutes. Farming Simulator 22 is not a rural GTA 5 (and I attest to that after trying), it is not the adorable Stardew Valley farm and you will not have the Minecraft redstone and the villagers to create those formidable automatic farms that we can see in Minecraft. No, the Farming Simulator 22 proposal is a real farm.

The first thing we can conclude from this is that it is not a simple game. Don’t expect to start a game and, after 10 minutes, be an expert in the field . Quite the contrary, something that I find sensational about this game is that it provides all of us with direct contact with the countryside a decent approximation of what life on a farm really is. And I’m not just talking about the amount of work, which is already commonly known. No, I am talking about the level of knowledge that is also necessary to function with ease between hectares of crops.

To make it easier, Farming Simulator 22 offers you to start each game with an assistant with which you will learn, at the same time, the functions of the game and its interface. For those who reduce the concept of farm vehicles to a pickup and a tractor, the first revelations will come very soon, specifically when we begin to explore all the machinery we have on our farm. And a very interesting point in this regard is that much of the equipment that we will find in Farming Simulator 22 is a representation of what exists in the real world.

If you are new, you will need help

For players who are facing this franchise for the first time with this edition, even with the tutorial the help may fall a bit short . It will be necessary to persevere and even, if necessary, seek additional support online. Here, without a doubt, is where the gaming community should be mentioned, and if there is one thing that stands out for Farming Simulator 22 and its predecessors , it is because of the loyalty and commitment of its community to the rest of the players . Tutorials, videos on YouTube, direct on Twitch, etc.

Users who already come from previous versions will find some new features in Farming Simulator 22, among which undoubtedly something highly anticipated stands out: weather stations . From now on, it will be necessary to take into account the cultivation dates and, of course, be prepared for the weather conditions that may affect our farm. Another very interesting novelty is the inclusion of fruit plantations , which also adds more play to the title.

Farming Simulator 22 proposes, in exchange for the initial effort to become familiar with all its elements (and there are not a few) , various game modes that, in addition, we can alternate at will . We can devote ourselves to the work of the field, dedicating only the necessary time to aspects related to the management of the farm (purchase of seeds, sale of production, acquisition of new equipment, etc.) or, on the contrary, we can hire staff So that he takes care of the tasks of the crops and we focus on their management, as in any other manager.

This is undoubtedly one of the great virtues of the title, which also undergoes a qualitative leap in Farming Simulator 22 with the inclusion of the stations . The prices of the seeds and the productions will change throughout the year, we will have to know when we can grow each type of seed and much more.

Otherwise, Farming Simulator 22 is a simulator that bears the word realistic very much. Just as a farmer cannot find the field magically prepared to cultivate, in this game you will also have to worry about weeding, searching and removing stones, plowing the field and all those tasks that are necessary for the harvest come to good fruit.

This does not mean, however, that it is a game that requires hours of daily dedication. It is tremendously addictive if its proposal convinces you, but Farming Simulator 22 is also one of those games that you can spend half an hour after getting home from work to disconnect. And that is another of its unique advantages, as we are talking about a game that requires dedication to learn how to play it, but that reached that point can also be enjoyed casually.

Not everything is perfect in Farming Simulator 22 , of course. In addition to its arduous learning curve, nevertheless typical of a simulator that claims (and in this case succeeds) to be realistic, its optimization can be improved and its graphic style will undoubtedly be unsatisfactory for lovers of more realistic reproductions of the environment.

Farming Simulator 22 is available for PC, Stadia, macOS, Xbox Series S | X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 , and can be purchased from the GIANTS Software website. The price of the digital version for PC is 39.99 euros.

Final assessment


Life in the country is not easy, managing a farm does not consist of getting on the tractor and driving around like crazy. Farming Simulator 22 is a title that is fully aware of this, and therefore offers us a fairly realistic experience. This is something that some will like (including myself) but that will generate a significant rejection from other users, especially those looking for a more casual experience. Personally, yes, I must say that when a simulator, as is the case, seeks realism rather than a gameplay for all, then it is doing its job well.

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