Farming Simulator 2009
I Drove a tractor once. It had a gear stick with two gears: one marked with a tortoise, the other with a hare. Being the hardcore rebel that I am, I decided to take it to the max and make it x-treme, so I put it in hare.
Such was the hardcore x-tremeness of the acceleration, such was the force behind this beast of a machine, that I barely noticed a difference in velocity.
It was clearly so fast that my own perception of space and time had been warped, and the whole world seemed to slow to a crawl. It's moments like these that truly define us, and looking back I realise how close I came to death there upon the very edge of the max.
And in that context I give you Farming Simulator 2009, a truly x-treme piece of software. Be warned that such x-tremeness is extremely dangerous, and that those unprepared for such a hardcore experience may suffer whiplash. Driving tractors, ploughing fields, even harvesting your crops! This game takes you all the way to the agricultural edge, and then it pushes you, gives you a little nudge before grabbing you and smugly saying, "saved your life".
Cinematic thrills aside, however, it never goes too far by including such dangerous ideas as NPC interaction, building, research, upgradeable skills, the ability to customise your farmhouse, or elements of a wider economic simulation. And don't worry about hiding it from your children; the corrupting influences of livestock are thankfully absent, so there's no chance of your child virtually buggering a sheep or staring at a horse's bits.
Download Farming Simulator 2009
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP