Lawn Mowing Simulator (PS5) – Review
Follow Genre: Simulation
Developer: Skyhook Games
Publisher: Curve Digital
Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Tested on: PS5

Lawn Mowing Simulator (PS5) – Review

Site Score
6.8
Good: Decent simulator, Oddly satisfying
Bad: Very time consuming to get only a tiny bit of progress
User Score
9.0
(2 votes)
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It’s been nearly a year since we reviewed Lawn Mowing Simulator for PC, and even though it didn’t get the highest score on the site, we still quite enjoyed the relaxing experience. We only found that to make progress you’ll have to sink in many hours of your time. The latter somewhat ruined the zen-like nature of the game, especially considering that the career levels also take quite some time to complete. Nonetheless, the developers are clearly still doing their best effort to support the title via DLC, such as the Dino Safari DLC we recently reviewed. Now, however, the game has also been ported to the PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, and we were able to summon our inner gardener once again. As the game is pretty much the same on console, we’ll keep things quite short for this one. Those wanting to read our original review for PC can do so by clicking here.

Once again we found ourselves creating our own gardening company to mow various lawns, be it those attached to big estates or even public parks. After that, we were treated to the same experience we played through on the PC version of the game. The controls are identically the same as they are on the PC, and everything runs extremely smooth. We did notice that loading times aren’t completely optimized on the PS5 and thus you won’t be able to enjoy the super-fast loading times we have seen with certain PS5 exclusives.

The content has not changed that much either. Some of the newer updates are already embedded into the game, which is certainly a plus. You can opt to play through the Career Mode, the Challenges or even just zone out with the Free Mow levels. Sadly, the latter’s stages only unlock when you progress through the Career Mode, which is a shame. We would have loved the Free Mow mode to just unlock extra levels after playing through the first set. While we understand that it’s important to also try out the Career Mode, we found it, just like on the PC version, very slow to progress through the different levels and unlock new machines and stages. In most cases, you can clear a level from the first try, without too many fines, but you’ll often find yourself having to play for thirty minutes or longer.

Conclusion

The PS5 version of Lawn Mowing Simulator is still very much worth looking into if you like these types of games. The game has a solid foundation, and when playing through the Free Mow mode you can create your own zen-like experience. We still think the Career mode goes a bit too slow, and some levels might take too long if you’re a casual gamer. That being said, this is an enjoyable simulation experience, and it’s just as good as the PC version we tried out last year.

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Lawn Mowing Simulator (PS5) – Review, 9.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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