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John Deere Drive Green

Drive 15 Authentic John Deere Rigs to Bale Hay, Plant Crops, Spray, Harvest and More!

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  • What's Free - Play game for 60 minutes.
  • File Size - 191.0 MB
  • Play It On - Win XP/Vista/7


DFG Exclusive Review Summary

A very good game, far above average & recommended.


  • Unique and interesting farming theme
  • Drive authentic John Deere machines
  • Grow and harvest crops on your own farm
  • Take on a host of realistic jobs for other farmers
  • Detailed and realistic simulation game


  • Working on big fields can get boring
  • Little difference between the various jobs
  • Game can be short with only a limited number of jobs to do and machines to buy




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Game Description

Get Behind the Wheel of Your Favorite John Deere Machines!

In John Deere: Drive Green, you're a farmer starting out with just a few assets: your own home and farm, a trusty utility tractor, a chisel plow, and your skills!

Complete jobs for other local farmers to earn coveted Deere Dollars, but don't neglect your own property. You'll need to balance the responsibilities and requirements of both to succeed.


Whether it's plowing, planting, spraying, or harvesting, no job is too big or too small for a John Deere driver!

An All-New Farming Simulation Game Unlike Any Other!

John Deere: Drive Green includes no less than 15 completely authentic John Deere tractors and farm rigs, each one fully playable.

Box drill automated seed planter, CX20 mower, Gator TH 4x6 utility vehicle, 8530 Tractor - all of these and so much more! As you finish jobs for other farmers, the Deere Dollars you earn will allow you to purchase more vehicles and implements, until you've collected them all!

John Deere: Drive Green also comes with 15 unique jobs to complete, which start out easily and become more challenging as you move along.

Go from simple plowing and planting to pulling stumps, mowing delicate fairways, harvesting corn, and even creating crop advertisements! You're also free to work with your John Deere equipment on your own farm to your heart's desire!

Engaging Gameplay and Features Keep You Coming Back for More

For each job, an easy-to-read efficiency meter lets you know how well you're doing. Keep control of things, because the more efficient you are, the more Deere Dollars you earn, and the more Deere Dollars you earn, the more dependable John Deere equipment you can buy!

If you aren't satisfied with your score, go back and try the job again for a better one, because John Deere: Drive Green keeps track of the high score for each job. It'll have everyone competing for the best scores!

Hours of Fun for the Whole Family!

Trucks, trains, planes, automobiles -- children are fascinated by things that go, and that endearing characteristic holds true when it comes to John Deere: Drive Green, as well.

The wide variety of tractors, mowers, and enormous combines keeps things interesting for all involved, no matter what age! Those who've never experienced farm life can get a great first taste, while those who have can relive their fond memories from the comfort of their own home.

Graphics Which Immerse You in the Farming World of John Deere

The game's visual environments are created with care and knowledge of what a farm really looks like, and the results reflect this.

In particular, even veteran real-world farmers will be impressed by the detail and realism of each John Deere machine, in all its green and yellow glory!

Rigs You Can Use in John Deere Drive Green

  • Chisel plow
  • Box drill automated seed planter
  • Rotary mower for cutting hay
  • Air drill seed planter
  • CX20 mower
  • 458 hay baler
  • 630R Bean Head
  • X720 riding mower for mowing grass and weeds
  • Gator TH 6x4 utility vehicle for hauling & cruising around your farm
  • 81 hp, 275hp, & 500hp tractors for light, medium, and heavy duty jobs
  • 9860 STS Combine for general purpose harvesting
  • 4930 liquid sprayer

Time doesn't grow on trees for a farmer, so grab your work gloves and ball cap, jump on your John Deere, and download John Deere Drive Green to show 'em what you can do!


If you are looking for even more John Deere farming game fun, try out John Deere American Farmer!

About Our Drive Green Downloads

Our John Deere Drive Green demo lets you play free for 1 hour to get a feel for the game to see if you like.  The full version of the game takes away all the time limits and you can play for free forever, you own the game!  None of our downloads contain advertising or bundled software you didn't know you were downloading.

John Deere Drive Green Review

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Review by Brandon

John Deere: Drive Green is a simulation game with a unique and interesting farming experience. You are a farmer doing various jobs for other farmers to earn money and improve your own farm and equipment. You'll get behind the wheel of a number of authentic John Deere machines as you tackle jobs such as plowing or spraying fields. You'll have to work quickly but efficiently to complete the jobs and earn the most money.

Farming is Just Better on John Deere Rigs

You start off your farming career with only limited and basic equipment. To earn more money and improve your own farm, you'll first need to earn money by doing jobs for other farmers. Successfully completing jobs will earn you money (John Deere dollars) that can be used to buy new machines. You can use the experience you gain doing jobs for other farmers and the machines you buy to grow and harvest crops on your own farm. You must also maintain your property and tackle simply tasks such as mowing your lawn.


Pick A Job and Get'er Done!

There are fifteen different jobs available in John Deere: Drive Green. Each job places you in control of an authentic John Deere machine in a unique location. One job will have you harvesting crops with a 9860 STS Combine in a field, while another will have you using a CX20 mower to cut the grass on a golf course. Other jobs have duties that range from planting seeds to spraying crops. Although each job explores a different machine and aspect of farming, the gameplay does not differ significantly from one job to the next. It may be realistic, but can also be repetitive. Additionally, working on a large field can be boring as you'll need to drive around it many times to complete the job.

Easy Controls

John Deere: Drive Green is not a very difficult game when it comes to controls or gameplay. The controls needed for each machine are clearly laid out before you need to use them, and can be referenced via the menu. Vehicles are moved with the WASD keys, while their implements (like a mower or plow) are activated with the Space Bar. Gameplay is not very difficult either, with jobs consisting of simply driving your John Deere machine around a field until you have sufficiently covered it. However, covering a field more efficiently will earn you more John Deere dollars than randomly or poorly covering the field would.

Unique Theme For Farming Dudes and Dudettes

John Deere: Drive Green has an unusual and intriguing farming theme present throughout all aspects of the game. From the clothing of your character to the detailed and realistic John Deere vehicles, you'll feel immersed in the world of farming. You are literally in the driver's seat of these machines. You'll watch fields change before your eyes as you plow, seed, spray, and mow them. The music also provides a nice compliment to the gameplay and helps set the farming atmosphere.

Some Replay

While John Deere: Drive Green offers fifteen different missions, the game can be short. There are a limited number of vehicles or implements to buy with the John Deere dollars, and once you have bought them all you have no more use for the money. However, there are some things that may keep you playing even after that point. You can redo the jobs and try to be more efficient to earn more money (although the extra money won't help you). You can also continue to work on your own farm after completing the jobs and buying all the equipment using the knowledge and experience you gained.


Conclusion - Good For Those Looking For Farming Sims

John Deere: Drive Green would be a good choice for anyone looking for a realistic simulation game or interested in the unique farming experience of the game. Simple controls and gameplay make it suitable for all ages. You can tackle a variety of farming jobs with detailed and authentic John Deere machines, or maintain and improve your own farm.

While it may not last as long as you'd like, you'll still find the positive aspects more than outweigh the short length or similarity between jobs. Play John Deere: Drive Green and find out if you've got what it takes to be a farmer.

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Fast Facts

  1. John Deere: Drive Green was released on February 9, 2008.
  2. It was made by the Indianapolis-based developer, Gabriel Entertainment.
  3. Other entries in the John Deere series of games include American Farmer, North American Farmer, American Builder Deluxe, Harvest in the Heartland, Welcome to Merriwather Farms, and Busy Days in Deerfield Valley.
  4. Gabriel Entertainment has also produced Rock Tour, Caterpillar Construction Tycoon, Super Stunt Spectacular, Ride! Carnival Tycoon, and the Robot Arena series.
  5. John Deere: Drive Green is available for Windows systems.
  6. Drive Green is the fifth official game in the John Deere series, which has been described as 'addictive' by Nintendo World Report thanks to its intuitive controls and variety in gameplay.

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