Lawn Mowing Simulator Review (Xbox Series S)

This Lawn Mowing Simulator Review allowed us to experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawnmowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG, and STIGA as you manage your business.

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Lawn Mowing Simulator Review:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 11.7GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Lawn Mowing gameplay.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Field of view slider.
  • Set the speed and length units.
  • 3 save slots.
  • The tutorial is optional.
  • Create a company with a name, logo, and player editor.
  • Opening test drive is where you learn the basics of controls and what is expected of you.
  • The General goal is to cut the grass but at certain heights.
  • Pro view allows you to see what grass is not cut to the required height.
  • Blades – you can set the height of the blades and engage/disengage them at will.
  • Your engine can overheat and needs to be managed.
  • Progress bar for the current level.
  • Bars to show the condition of the vehicle, engine, and blade.
  • Contracts are seen and accepted from the map screen, you assign a worker and vehicle to accept and begin the contract.
  • Good loading times.
  • Ground check – before a contract begins you have an amount of time to survey where you will be working and can remove any obstacles that could break or break your vehicle.
  • The auto ground check will do it for you at the expense of RP and money earned.
  • The garage allows you to go in fix the vehicle, blades, engine, and refuel and you can do them individually or all together. Remember to empty your grass cuttings!
  • Flyover of the level once you finish.
  • Breakdown of the contract showing what fines you incurred like time taken, damage, etc.
  • Contracts are based on a 1 – 5 star rating.
  • Fines are for damaging the ground or running over flowers, ornaments, etc.
  • Third and first-person views with an overhead camera.
  • RP is the game’s EXP and you earn it from playing.
  • HQ – buy/upgrade your HQ to house more vehicles and employees.
  • Advertisements are used to try and entice new employees.
  • Loans – rank up enough and you can borrow money to accelerate your earnings.
  • Can get addictive as you put a podcast/audiobook on and just zone out.
  • A guilty pleasure.
  • The pre-ground check tells you how many items to find and pings when you find them all.

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Lawn Mowing Simulator Cons:

  • Is really hard to see where you have missed even with the pro view.
  • Pro view is short.
  • So easy to rack up fines.
  • Doesn’t tell you about fines that much so it’s a bit of a shock.
  • Slow pace to it all.
  • No way to save mid-contract.

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Lawn Mowing Simulator:

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Developer: Skyhook Games

Publisher: Curve Digital

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

With so many games having Simulator on the end, it’s hard to tell what games are serious and which ones are just a Gimmick. In Lawn Mowing Simulator is a serious attempt at being a Simulator. You create your own company, buy a lawnmower and then take on contracts to buy more lawnmowers and hire more people to grow your empire. As you can imagine, the gameplay is slow, you have to, first of all, clear the grounds and then cut the grass. The actual controls and driving of the mower are responsive and tight that allow a lot of on-the-coin turning circles, it is a game that emanates zen and calming. Well, I say that but when you are at 99 percent coverage and cannot find the single blades of grass you missed, Zen is not the descriptive term I would use. And that is the downfall to all this, the pacing is manageable, no it’s the fi ding of the last bits of grass. Yes, you can use a pro view that highlights uncut grass but it can be deceiving and if it’s border grass it’s hard to have it register the cuts. Fines are easily had and it’s inconsistent with what triggers them. I did enjoy playing the game but I already knew it wouldn’t be a game I would play religiously or keep coming back to, it just doesn’t respect your time, and whilst it’s fun to guess who the house owner is, that soon gets as tired as the game show “Through The Keyhole”. No, I say Lawn Mowing Simulator is a serious Simulator that doesn’t put enough game in the sim and it eventually tires itself out. But if you do feel the need to do chores then you can now cut strangers’ grass so silver lining and all that.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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