I've been to quite a few motorsport events through the years and while they take place most of the time around a racing track, which has numerously times been represented in racing games, nobody has quite captured the essence of such events. It's not just about the actual cars racing a perfect line on the track, so well realised in the last Forza Motorsport 4. It's also about the atmosphere, the people and the feeling of being in the middle of something truly unique were the cars and their drivers are the stars. Forza Horizon represents not only a unique racing game it also captures the feeling of a huge motorshow in an incredible way.
Turn 10 must have quite nervously let Microsoft take their critically acclaimed simulator racer franchise and give it over to, luckily, a very competent mix of British racing game developers. And not just any developers; a fine blend of people from games like Dirt, PGR and Split/Second fame, all fantastic racing franchises. The result is something Turn 10 are, and should be, very proud of. Enter the world of Forza Horizon.
|The grand canyon are of the game.|
|The lighting in the game is incredibly well done.|
|Night racing looks amazing, but is difficult.|
|Go off-road for som rallying!|
There are lots of cars to buy and upgrade and tons of races. Anything from street racing, to track racing, beating speed camera records or simply nailing points while drifting. The races are not really that lengthy either, so boredom never kicks in during the time it takes to complete the game. You can seriously challenge yourself by setting the AI on harder levels.
|Two classic american beauties racing the highway!|