Af-farm-ative: Agrar Simulator – Historical Farming

By Craig Pearson on March 20th, 2012 at 12:00 pm.

Look at the, er, beveling on the, uhm, bit
When I think about the golden age of farming, I personally can’t see beyond 1897. Don’t argue. I know the advances of ’98′s “Carrot Injection Engine” revolutionised the speed that a plough could zip across the fields, but force feeding a horse carrot after carrot after carrot lead to the the equine rights riots and the infamous “Neigh More” speech. After that, human and horse relations hit an all time low. That’s probably why Agrar Simulator – Historical Farming focuses not on classic horse and plough elegance, but instead looks to the tractorial advances of the 1950s all the way to the heady days of the ’70s.

So if you’re a farming fan of that particular time-frame then you’re in hog’s heaven, with promises of “the original machines in use in the 50’s, and to till a field with a huge variety of well known ‘Oldtimer Tractors’” screaming from the press release. I’m not sure any game can compete with its own hype, but promised tilling the Alps or Italian mountainside is nothing to be sniffed at. Especially if they use natural fertiliser. Now whatever you do, don’t you dare turn this post’s comments into a cheap series of agricultural puns – corny behavior like that will not be tillerated.

Sadly there’s no trailer, but here we have the modern version in all it’s modern niceness, and I totally removed the one that tried to get you to download an evil pirated copy.


It’s out now!

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26 Comments »

  1. sneetch says:

    Aren’t simulators supposed to be realistic? If so why isn’t there a line of two dozen or more cars caught behind those tractors whenever they’re on roads?

  2. Moni says:

    Needs more dubstep.

    And as I typed that, this appeared in my Twitter feed:

    • soldant says:

      I don’t like dubstep, but I enjoyed that. You just made my day infinitely better, many thanks!

    • Cryo says:

      Related videos tab on that link led me to this treasure.

      • somini says:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velayudham
        THE craziest film I have ever seen. Almost-rape, decapitations, self-immolation mixed with musical scenes, including a TRON-esque that come and goes out of nowhere, but manages to appear on the poster. Not to mention the slapstick.
        It runs at 2h47(YES!), and it’s cut like a trailer, including speeding effect whenever someone is in a car.
        I’m still recovering from the shock.

        • Cryo says:

          Oh I’m confused now. So it’s an actual movie that in parts seems to (un)intentionally parody Assassin’s Creed for some reason?

    • stahlwerk says:

      May Demeter bless you, Moni!

    • Berzee says:

      Did that person just sing “Bangarang”?

      There you are, Peter.

  3. westyfield says:

    Craig’s puns are getting out of hand! Someone else from the RPS team needs to retract-or his posting rights. John, deere, can you do something about that?

  4. dE says:

    Might want to pick a different Youtube video. This one could get a bit funny at a lawyer congress.

  5. D3xter says:

    Always these Knockoffs, as if they’d manage to break Landwirtschaftssimulator’s record of over 1 Million copies sold… tss: http://www.derwesten.de/spiele/news/landwirtschafts-simulator-von-astragon-mehr-als-eine-million-mal-verkauft-id4579742.html

    That’s like the “Call of Duty” of agriculture simulators right there.

  6. Retro says:

    Uhh WTF

  7. Berzee says:

    Oo! My father would be so proud of me if I bought this game.

    (Finally I could win his approval after spending all those years recklessly playing Shoot n’ Kill n’ Shoot n’ Kill games…*sheds a single tear*)

  8. YanDaik says:

    This game needs more zombies or dinosaurs… to be more realistic.

  9. engion3 says:

    who keeps making these games lol wtf

  10. Dozer says:

    Craig, does RPS run these stories because you think there are many RPS readers who’d like to spend their leisure time driving simulations of old tractors, or just to make fun of the games and/or the Germans who buy these things?

  11. ukpanik says:

    Needs incest, weird locals, rapey sheep dogs, bestiality, ufo’s & cattle mutilations.