Most people play online horse games, but not everyone.
Thanks to the fact that I grew up playing horse riding games-that came on CDs- I have have played tons of them. Many of these games are super fun and only available in PC format, so make sure you have a way to play them before you click 'buy now'.
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I haven't played all these games so I try to write these overviews based on my experiences, reviews, and what other people have told me. Some of these games have other versions for DS, Wii, PlayStation, etc. Sometimes the storylines change across devices so just keep that in mind.
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Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge is the best horse game for PC. You can disagree with me, but I will stand by this statement. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun I had playing this game. The graphics are great and the attention to detail will make horse lovers so happy. This is a 3 day event, also know as eventing, horse game which means there is dressage, cross country, and show jumping. Each component is challenging but not so hard it is frustrating. Of course your also get to customize your horses including breed, coat color, and markings. Your avatar is also fully customizable from their gender to hair color. As you move through the game you get to unlock new 2 star, 3 star, and 4 star competitions. You will also have access to new tack, accessories, riding gear and more by winning competitions.
You may already own Horsez for the Nintendo DS or another device, but it also comes in a PC format. But from what I understand the PC game is different than the DS version. I haven't played the Horsez for PC but reading reviews from those who have the PC game it sounds like it involves an exciting storyline along with exciting competitions. Also known as Pippa Funnell 3: The Golden Stirrups, this game is played from the perspective of Flora. Flora is a young woman who has recently joined the Italian Riding Academy and must work her way up the levels in show jumping, cross country, and dressage all while managing friendships. Outside of training and competing at different international venues you also have to take care of your horse and help raise a foal. While you don't get to customize your avatar you do get some say when it comes to your horse or pony.
My Horse & Me is a really fun horse PC game. In the game you get to train, groom, and compete with your horse along with playing mini games. The graphics in the game are really good and the customizations for your horse and rider avatar are extensive. Unlike some horse games that have missions or horse care tasks, such as cleaning the stall, that take you away from training and competing this game has short tasks and no missions so you can spend more time with your horse. As you continue to train and win show jumping competitions you get to move up the levels and unlock new show jumping competitions around the world. The only thing that isn't great about this game is that there is only show jumping instead of the usually 3 day event style that has show jumping, cross country, and dressage.
This is another horse game for PC that is also for the Nintendo DS. Petz Horsez 2 is a challenging but fun horse game with an interactive story line. Unlike some PC games that are hard to find nowadays this one is available for download making it possible to still get on a Windows computer. In the game you play a vet named Emma who has been excepted to a prestigious French riding academy. At the academy there are missions to complete, trails to explore, foals to raise, horses to care for, and competitions to win. Your decisions impact the story line in the game and can cause the end of the game to change, which is unique and exciting. The controls, for things like steering, in the game are noted as being a little sensitive so it may be better for those that are a little older. The disciplines in the game are show jumping, dressage, and cross country. This game is also known as Pippa Funnell 4: Secrets of the Ranch.
Imagine: Champion Rider, also known as Petz Horse Club, is a great horse game. There is a Wii version of this game that from what I understand is pretty similar with just some slight changes. In the game you are on a beautiful remote island with wild horses. Unfortunately, the wild horses are disappearing because they can't breed. It is up to you to figure out what is wrong with the horses and save the horses. Throughout the game you get to interact with wild horses and foals while following a fun storyline. You do get to train the horses you tame as well and can even enter competitions.
Even though this game shows a picture related to Dreamer, the horse movie, on the cover and it is inspired by the DreamWorks movie many reviewers have mentioned that you don't play the movie storyline. In the movie as many are familiar with the movie Dreamer it is centered around Sonya who is a racehorse that breaks her leg, is nursed back to health, and eventually goes on to race again. This game doesn't follow that storyline. Rather it is similar to other horse games where you take care of a horse, train in various disciplines, go on trail rides, and compete at horse shows. Caring for the horse is the usual feeding, bathing, and grooming the horse. Training and competitions include show jumping, dressage, and cross country. You do win ribbons an prizes in the competitions which is fun.
This another horse game for PC that I absolutely love! I played this game so much growing up and I just remember thinking how it was so amazing. The game is focused around you training and competing in eventing which is made up of cross country, show jumping, and dressage although their is a trail riding option. You get three horses in the game, one for each discipline, and you get to customize each horse and their tack. Of course you also get to customize your rider avatar. As you win horse shows you unlock fun new tack, accessories, riding apparel, and of course higher level courses and tests. Plus it says there is a multiplayer feature, although I will say I had plenty of fun playing the game on my own.
This horse game is easily in my top 5 for best PC horse games. I don't know if you can find this game anymore, but if you come across it I recommend buying it. No the graphics aren't fabulous or the most realistic but this game has so much going for it.
Jump and Ride Academy and this game are pretty similar.
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