Professional Farmer 2016 for PC, PS3 and etc. is another installment of the popular farming simulators series that UIG Entertainment has been releasing annually since 2013. The roots of the franchise go back a few years earlier, though, namely to the Agrar Simulator, a unofficial predecessor or Professional Farmer created by ActaLogic and Koch Media. Contrary to the editions from the previous years that were developed by the Polish studio called PlayWay, the development of the latest game was entrusted to VIS Games, which is a part of the UIG Entertainment and has many years of experience in the genre. In the meantime, PlayWay established a completely new farming simulator franchise, Farm Expert.
Professional Farmer 2016 is distinguished from its predecessors as the first game the series to be released on a large variety of consoles. This way, the developers went in their competitionís footsteps, following the example of Farming Simulator that allowed the users of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to play farmer in 2012 already.
As the title suggests, in Professional Farmer 2016, we assume the role of a professional farmer whose task is not only to constantly develop his farm, but also work on the land himself. Therefore, we are personally involved in carrying out a number of field works, using a wide variety of agricultural machines and need to take care of the economic aspect of our business, investing the earned money in the development of the farm.
The gameplay of Professional Farmer 2016 for PC, PS3 and etc. has not significantly changed in comparison with the previous installments in the series and is still divided into simulation and economic parts. In the former, we can personally drive tens of various, licensed agricultural machines, such as tractors, harvesters and all kinds of trailers with different purposes. We engage in reclamation of fields, animal breeding, crop production, tree planting as well as felling. The realistically modeled farm work calendar, based on the cycle of seasons, is an important gameplay element because it influences the order and productiveness of our activities.
The economic aspect of the game boils down to constant development of our farm in the most profitable way, which, in turn, allows us to expand its infrastructure, hire essential employees, and purchase more efficient equipment. Of course, sometimes things are not going exactly as planned. The obstacles that we can occasionally come across include adverse weather conditions and many other kinds of random events.
The developers of Professional Farmer 2016 for PC, PS3 and etc. focused mainly on polishing the prequel's most popular features, as well as adapting its engine to the requirements of the new platforms. Despite the fact that Professional Farmer stands out with the quality of graphics from among a number of other simulators by UIG Entertainment, there are still numerous visual elements that remind us of the low-budget lineage of the series.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760/Radeon HD R9 270X or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz/AMD X2 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 280/Radeon HD 4870 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/10