Percentile Rank

Farming Simulator 19 is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameCloud
Wait for Sale
Wait for Sale
Dec 2, 2018

Farming Simulator might not be the most exciting game, but it's not without virtue. Vehicles can be impeccably modelled, the gameplay frees up space in your mind, and harvesting large swathes of grain can be satisfying. Those moments of joy are few and far between, though, and only the most dedicated farmer could take FS19 as a standalone experience without being consumed by Kantian levels of apathy. Perhaps I'm too cynical to appreciate the simple act of creating food in a virtual sense, calloused by the constant stimulation that the internet and games provide me. On the other hand, it could just be that farming is super dull.

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Scored Reviews

Planet PlayStation
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018
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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Overall, the Farming Simulator series is one that a lot of people are very fond of, especially with Farming Simulator 2017. With 2019 I believe all of those people are going to make the transition and find a whole new love for the series. The game is available on 11/20/18. Go out there and farm your hearts out, everyone!

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Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 is a complex and intricate farming experience but it is incredibly fun once you have grasped all the mechanics. The relaxing nature of the game sets you up for a great couch gaming experience, and the amount of work to be done on your land, as well as others, will give you endless hours of gameplay.

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Impulsegamer
4.3 / 5.0
4.3 / 5.0
Dec 26, 2018

Bigger and better and full of life(stock).

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Worth Playing
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2019

Overall, Farming Simulator 19 plays well and effectively puts you in the shoes of a farmer. Many use games as sort of escapism, to become something fantastical, powerful, to overcome evil, etc. Farming Simulator serves the same general purpose, only in a more realistic and tangible way by sating our curiosity about a profession that many of us will never know.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
Critical Hit
JamesLenoir

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2018

This year's version is a competent upgrade for the series. On its own, it stands tall as an excellent farm simulator, packed with features and with a level of complexity carefully hidden under its seemingly simple menus. Giants Software has managed to build on their game series and create an incredibly immersive game.

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Hu3br
Nov 23, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 still manages to be the best farming game on the market mainly due to Giants Software obsession over details and how incorporates the feeling of “owning your farm”, but its foundations are already showing its age.

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TheXboxHub
Nov 25, 2018

For me, the visuals, gameplay tweaks and huge array of sandbox elements to have fun with put Farming Simulator 19 right up there in the farming entertainment world

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Digitally Downloaded
Nov 21, 2018

If nothing else, the developers are doing genuinely good work in highlighting a job that we should all be much more aware of. We don't survive without our farmers, after all.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 lets the player live all the ups and downs of the rural life. Quality and quantity of vehicles, animals and crops is outstanding, while everything else seems a bit shallow. As always, this is a nice simulator game and it can also be addictive.

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Game Debate
8 / 10.0
Game Debate
Vicken B

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

Even though Farming Simulator 19 is much better then previous versions, I can't help but wonder how much better it could have been if they had taken a few additional steps. Perhaps Giants is waiting to use a new graphics engine to give it a complete overhaul? Who knows, I'm just glad the mods will flesh outthe game as they have with Farming Simulator 2017.

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AbsoluteXbox
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Nov 20, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 is a tough, detailed and rewarding experience that does its best to ease the path of the uninitiated and provide a challenge for players returning from previous iterations.

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PSX Brasil
75 / 100
75 / 100
Dec 6, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 has a remarkable improvement since its last edition, with better graphics, more scenarios, colors and animals to take care of, but still sins in the movement of objects in the scenario. It seems to be a game aimed only at the loyal audience, not at the beginners, because the learning curve is very delicate. The new features add more dynamism, but I feel it should've had more customizable options.

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SECTOR.sk
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2018

New farming season offers a lot of activities, vehicles, animals and crops. But still can improve.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
74 / 100
74 / 100
Nov 26, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 has beautiful and realistic gameplay mechanics. however, we can't see different gameplay mechanics in the new game compared to the previous game.

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Spaziogames
7.4 / 10.0
Spaziogames
Mastelli Speed

Top Critic

7.4 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2018

Good old vibes and same problems of the past. The gameplay it's very slow and needs great patience.

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GamePro
71 / 100
71 / 100
Nov 20, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 only enhances the game system in nuances, but remains one of the best simulations on the market.

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GameSkinny
Nov 19, 2018

While Farming Simulator 19 certainly isn't for everyone, it does offer a deep and immersive experience that some gamers will absolutely love.

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FingerGuns
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 20, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 is the most expansive game of its type to ever release on consoles and represents a definite step forward for the series and the genre itself.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 20, 2018

By all other counts, it's a rough entry point into the genre for newcomers and not the kind of game most people would enjoy as much as the more accessible titles seen in recent years.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 30, 2018

I have mixed feelings about Farming Simulator 2019. For a biennial release, I would initially have expected more, so this might start off feeling like a large expansion rather than a new game. Get further into the game, you'll start to enjoy the new features and vehicles, and the little improvements build up to what is still an enjoyable farming game at heart. For newcomers,

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GRYOnline.pl
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

The Farming Simulator series is a true, if somewhat baffling, phenomenon. I guess the only other game that receives equally huge vote of confidence from the players would be Star Citizen. The developers are currently doing less than the modders. Farming Simulator 19 is great if you’re new to the series. If not – think twice before you buy.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

If you're new to the agricultural world, Farming Simulator 19 would be a solid place to cut your teeth. Just be prepared to throw out your first farm, while you attempt to figure out all of the intermingling systems at play. Fortunately, if this isn't your first rodeo, there isn't enough that's changed to make this transitional release off-putting. This is a case where more of the same is more than enough, as long as you are okay with self-directed entertainment. Your acreage may vary.

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Game Rant
Nov 26, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 provides players with a unique, peaceful resource management system that is fun but bogged down by complex mechanics and a lack of direction.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Nov 27, 2018

Farming Simulator 2018 (just like its previous edition for that matter) has a base that allows it to be serene for future developments. Unfortunately, these developments are likely to be the result of a very active community, rather than the developer itself to overcome the lack of user-friendliness of its interface and the accompaniment of the player. Very complete on certain things (machines and activities proposed), it is failing on many aspects in its form. However, there is a real pleasure to act as a farmer, who would have been even greater with explanations and a real "story" to follow. Management games have been around for a long time when it comes to developing and managing a city, why not take inspiration from it here too?

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PC Invasion
PC Invasion

Top Critic

Nov 19, 2018

Farming Simulator 19's new features do push the series in the right direction, but more needs to be done next time around. The old flaws have to be rooted out so a truly fresh new experience can grow.

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PlayStation Universe
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 is a very visually appealing simulation/strategy game that absolutely nails the look and feel of the rural United States. Unfortunately, some very rough AI and a non-existent tutorial are barriers to entry. Series newcomers had best stand back and let the veterans clean this one up through mods before giving it a go.

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GamingBolt
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 is a title that will appease existing fans but does nothing to entice outside audiences into trying the farming lifestyle.

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PowerUp!
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

Farming Simulator 19 was not made for me, and that’s fine. There is clearly an audience that enjoys the series, and for those that do, there is a hell of a lot of depth in terms of gameplay mechanics.

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Screen Rant
Nov 20, 2018

Not for everyone, but players looking for the zen that comes with taking care of corn and other crops will rejoice.

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Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

4 / 10
Nov 20, 2018

Its incremental improvements will appease fans but it does little to entice new players, in what is still a very dry and demanding sim that's devoid of character.

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SA Gamer
4 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Ashwar Jacobs
4 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2018

As someone who never saw themselves living out life in the country managing crops and livestock counting every grain as to determine whether all my efforts were fruitful, Farm Simulator 19 reaffirms that it will never be part of my train of thought. For those who are interested though, they may find a lot to look forward to and will be bombarded with many pieces of information based on the time put into nurturing their piece of horticultural heaven. Beginners won't feel that at ease during the early stages, but I guess a decent amount of time spent in the game might start making sense after a while. It's no technical marvel, but like any trusty old tractor, it does what it does for those who like it.

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