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Top 10 Best Farming PC Video Games (2018)


Top 10 Farming games for gardening enthusiasts
Ah, spring. The best time to get your vegetable garden
going. But in case you don’t like getting your
hands dirty, or feel frustrated about the time it takes to grow a good pumpkin, you
will be pleased to find out, that video games allow you to become a successful farmer without
all the annoying aspects of actual farm-work. Welcome to G2A.COM – for today’s list,
we are going to take a look at various PC games that allow you to try your hand at farming
without leaving your room! Before we begin, a quick reminder about the
Great Outdoors Sale on G2A.COM, full of nature-related games, including many of the positions from
this list. Click the link in the description to check
it out! Without further ado, here are our picks for
the best farming games! Number 10 – Shotgun Farmers
Shotgun Farmers has a very tongue-in-the-cheek approach to farming – in fact, it’s a
multiplayer shooter game with a twist. You play as an angry farmer trying to get
rid of your rivals – but you have to be very careful with your shooting accuracy – bullets
that miss your enemies will sprout into plants which can be used as guns by your opponents. Number 9 – Farm Manager 2018
This position focuses mostly on the management aspect of the farm-work. It’s your responsibility, as the manager,
to choose and train your employees, purchase suitable equipment and control the cultivation
process on your farm. You will have to select the type of crops
and livestock you want to grow, make sure that the changing seasons and weather don’t
affect your harvest negatively, choose what types of buildings are necessary for the development
of your business and so on. Farm Manager is especially recommended for
fans of city management/tycoon type of simulator games who would like to try their skills in
an agricultural setting. Number 8 – Plantera
Plantera is a fun little idle clicker game, perfect for distracting yourself or calming
your nerves. Thanks to the assistance of blue blobby creatures,
aptly-named Helpers, you can progress even when you’re away from the computer, though
the charming visuals and soothing audio design will make you want to come back to click some
more trees. You might also want to defend your garden
from an infestation of mean critters trying to steal your crops. All in all, Plantera is a very simple and
casual game, but it’s adorable enough to be worth a try. Number 7 – Farm together
Farm together focuses on the social aspect of farming games, so well-known from the days
of ubiquitous Farmville notifications on Facebook. The gameplay is very simple and accessible,
allowing the players to easily fall into a near-meditative loop of planting, watering
and harvesting, with occasional equipment upgrades and farm expansions. The repetitive and time-gated routine might
seem annoying, but in reality can be very soothing – especially when you consider
the friendly graphic style and ambient music of the game – making it very easy to spend
long hours in the game. The most distinct feature of the game is the
“together” included in the title – it allows your friends, or random internet people,
to join you on your farm and help you with your crops – and vice versa. The game even includes a built-in voice chat
to help you strike a conversation with your fellow farmers, making it great for a casual
co-op experience. Number 6 – Pure Farming 2018
Pure Farming 2018 offers what its name suggests – a game focused entirely on farming. You can utilize your land for different types
of agricultural activities, including classic farmlands, fields for your livestock, orchards,
greenhouses or even green energy. But farming doesn’t stop at your local farm
– the game allows you to expand your agricultural empire all over the world. Coffee beans, rice-fields, vineyards – you
can include all of those in your portfolio by visiting Columbia, Japan and Italy and
establishing your presence on the various continents. The assembly of farming equipment and machinery
at your disposal includes not only classic combine tractors, but also specialized machines
used specifically to harvest the region-specific plants from different parts of the world – all
of them based on real-life models. The satisfaction of working as a virtual farmer
can only be greater if you become the head of a multi-national agribusiness corporation
in the process. Number 5 – My time at Portia
While My Time at Portia is still in Early Access, it’s a position well worth checking
out. Inspired by Studio Ghibli’s visual style,
the world of Portia is adorably welcoming, with quirky and unique inhabitants who live
their own lives according to their own schedules. The player character inherits a workshop from
their father and competes against other workshop owners – and in order to do that, you have
to gather various resources to complete your commissions. One of the ways to do that is through farming,
which is done with the help of planter boxes, fertilizers and cultivated soil. Each type of crop has its own germination
time and preferred season and can be used for different purposes – a sisal plant can
be harvested for linen, used in production of clothing, and rainbow flowers can be used
either as pigment ingredients or as a gift for a character you fancy. Number 4 – Banished
In Banished, you take care of a group of exiles who start a new life away from their previous
hometown they’d been driven away from. Starting with a handful of men and women,
you will have to keep your people alive, turning your wretched settlement into a sustainable
community. Farming is one of the ways to keep your population
alive and growing – and the crops can later be traded with merchants hailing from other
towns. But as with other aspects of this unforgiving
risk and resource management simulator, farming is far from being simple. In order to keep your fields, orchards and
pastures in good condition, you have to rotate your crops and let the soil rest unless you
want it to degrade and for the plants to be more susceptible to infestations. The changing seasons will get in the way of
your farming plans, and you have to make sure that your people have enough food to survive
winter. Number 3 – Slime Rancher
As a young farmer, Beatrix LeBeau, you are sent to a different planet in order to take
care of a slime ranch. The adorable, slimy creatures you take care
of provide you with plort – a resource that can be sold for money used to upgrade your
ranch. As Beatrix, you will have to explore the alien
planet in search of new types of slimes, as well as protect your ranch from hostile slimes
hellbent on destruction. The game is incredibly cute and relaxing,
and will keep you immersed for long hours. Number 2 – Farming Simulator Series
The Farming Simulator Series offers the ultimate, realistic games for the modern farming enthusiasts. A new edition of the series comes out every
two years, which is a testament to the series’ popularity. The newest position, Farming Simulator 2017,
offers a huge and detailed world with locations based on real-life North America, with several
thousand square metres of farmable land. Manage your vast farmlands, as you can harvest
a variety of different crops, specialize yourself in animal husbandry or even forestry – all
that with the help of realistic machines, such as tractors and combine harvesters, all
modelled after real-life vehicles and equipment. Number 1 – Stardew valley
Stardew Valley masterfully combines the farming mechanic with RPG elements, crafting and exploration,
resulting in an immensely engaging and addictive game with tons of content for long hours of
gameplay. You start off with a plot of neglected land
inherited from your grandfather, which you can slowly turn into a sprawling, lively farm
with a variety of different crops and animals. In order to achieve that, you will have to
level up your skills in various areas, unlock crafting recipes for improved equipment and
choose professions, which will enhance your effectiveness as a farmer. The Valley itself is a living world populated
by an endearing ensemble of citizens who can be befriended or romanced – and who might
provide different types of assistance in your farming endeavors. Through your improvement of your own land,
you can help bring the town to its former glory and become a vital member of the community. So, that’s it for our list! What do you think about our picks? Did we include your favourite farming game,
or do you think our list is not complete? Make sure to leave a comment letting us know
what you thin, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for a regular dose of gaming
inspiration! See you next time!

44 Comments

  1. Yggdrasil Author

    hey im looking for farming game that paying his debt and sending gift to someone until you can marry her
    i thought it is farmville but its not

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  2. Bengt Arne Johansson Author

    Thank you for the video. I must say you are one of the most professional and outstanding pleasant person to listen to, and believe me mate, I'm an old (64) man with lots of experience in a wide range of areas. Let us say that I "know a little about a lot", in another word, a multifaceted handyman. By the way, your presentation was so good that I instantly become subscriber with out a doubt.

    As some last words before my impending sorti and with all respect, let me come with a small suggestion to list the games that are mention in the video here above under the video.

    Keep up the good work and God Bless You mate.

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  3. CursedXistence Author

    Not sure why but it seems everyone doing these "best farming games" also forget to mention the game "Rising World" on steam. It's an Early Access game with only one developer that's minecraft-esque with realistic graphics. It's so easy to completely blow through the entire day without even realizing it while playing this game and they make steady (ie not the fastest) progress on adding functionality and features, it's definitely a game worth checking out. Personally one of the reasons why I love the farming in it so much is that at least right now it's still all hand tools, which gives it a very realistic homesteading feeling without being locked to a specific time period.

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  4. Djsolstice Author

    All I want is a GOOD QUALITY physics and chemistry based strategy farm management simulator. I want the cities skylines quality in a farm sim. .. and when I I say farm sim I mean sim! I want soil nutrient dynamics, I want microbial activity, I want temperature effects, water holding capacity, soil tests, compaction, eutrofication, hydroponics and aquaponics system building.

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  5. Aoxo Moxoa Author

    Thank you for the content of your video, it was very helpful. Thank you also for speaking clearly and like a normal person rather than like those really annoying YouTubers that think they need to try to be funny or exciting. Also thanks for not starting with or continuously playing annoying electronic dance music.

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  6. no noah Author

    Just realized this channel was literally G2A. Couldn't have disliked faster. Your cheery voice will not distract me from your borderline legal business.

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  7. Ninjai Author

    Wurm Unlimited – Why Wurm is so under rated it's beyond me excellent graphics a polished game made by the dev that helped make minecraft… before minecraft. IT has one of the most advanced farming/ seasonal farming/ crafting everything way better than all these games that have only a small sliver of what Wurm offers.

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  8. Kristy Whalen Author

    How about a realistic farming game that LOOKS real? Like, old tractors and other equipment. The actual manual labor that comes with farming, cutting tobacco, milking cows, milling lumber, tending a garden. Not this stupid click-this-and-it-is-done shit that is in games today. Not these super duper tractors that process 20 rows at a time. Give me old fashioned farming that LOOKS good on a pc. Any suggestions?

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