Welcome to my review of Farming Life on the PC. Farming Life is brought to us by developers Pyramid Games (Castle Flipper, Rover Mechanic Simulator) and publishers Ultimate Games S.A. (Deadliest Catch: The Game, Down to Hell). In this game, we take on the role of a farmer who is just starting out on a new farm in town!
Farming Life Brings You More Than Just A Farm!
Can Farming Life live up to previous farming sim titles such as Stardew Valley and of course the Farming Simulator series? Keep reading to find out. You can check out my previous review here if you enjoy this one.
The game introduces us to Sam and Linda. They have received a family photo which one can only assume is taken on the family farm. Farming Life has many features in it so our little helper, the scarecrow, offers us to learn the ropes with a tutorial. As always, this teaches us how we can control the game, as well as a simple intro to the basics of running the farm. The first task the player is given is to clean up the rubbish that’s been left around the farm.
Soon enough we have a relatively basic farm up and running with a small crop patch, some beehives, and a berry bush. The game allows players to expand on all of this. Of course, this comes as more money is made whilst playing. You can raise animals on the farm, sheep, cows, pigs, goats, geese, they’re all here. Crop wise we have a pretty large selection too. There’s a lot of choice of vegetables ranging from carrots, pumpkins, potatoes, peppers, and more. We also have grains that we can grow which contains a choice of grass, sunflowers, corn, and wheat.
This isn’t it though. We can expand the farm with extra buildings such as silos, sheds, cheese factories, a bakery, a hot sauce factory, and many more. All of these options can assist you with making big money once you get the flow of hired hands and money balanced right. All of your grown crops, grains, picked berries and fruit, animal meat, and animal products can all be sold to the locals who live in the nearby town. You can use your trusty truck to take these items into town, or, your employees can walk. Good luck with carrying all of that into town on your back!
Whilst working on our farm, we also receive requests from the local townsfolk. The variety of requests is rather large and helps keep you interested in the game. For example, we will get a request to take honey to the bakery in town. The game challenges you to have 6 lots of honey packed and taken to the bakery within 3 days of accepting the request. This isn’t so hard to complete. But of course, later on, these requests do become more demanding which will keep you on your toes to ensure you’re aiming for the right target for that request.
If you keep a good balance, your farm will most definitely start earning you a ton of money. Keep with it, and you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.
Graphics & Audio
The graphics are quite nice. The developers aren’t trying to do anything fancy here, but that doesn’t matter as what they’ve done looks good. Textures in the game are rather basic, but again, it goes with the art style of the game if you ask me. The game ran flawlessly on my PC and I did not run into any issues at all.
The audio in the game is charming enough. It contains nice little sound effects to brighten up your farm. It’s not bad to hear whilst your workers put in some elbow grease to earn their keep. The soundtrack is okay for a while but then it gets a bit “samey” unfortunately.
As with other sim builder games like this, this can literally last as long as you want it to. If you’re a bit tired of the current farm you have, you can create an entirely new one and lay it out completely different. The game has five slots for five different saves for you to play with. The options are endless once you’re past the tutorial section, so go wild!
All in all, Farming Life is not a bad game. Unfortunately, for me, I personally preferred other farming sim games. But please don’t let that sway you away from this game. It is a good game and Pyramid Games has done a solid job on this. It does have some good little features in it which does keep it fresh from other titles. I give Farming Life the Thumb Culture Gold Award.
Disclaimer: A code was received in order to write this review.