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Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)

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Description

Forza Motorsport 2 is the sequel to the original racing game Forza Motorsport. There is more focus on circuit racing and the point-to-point races have been removed.

There are 12 tracks in 47 different configurations (both fictional and existing) and over 300 cars with a unique feel that can be modified to the smallest details, mechanical and cosmetic. Cars are classified as Production Cars or Race Cars divided over different classes. Every mechanical part influences the car behaviour and sound, stressing the focus on realism. There are 3 settings: Simulation (large impact of crashes), Limited (light crashes and only a small amount of damage) and Cosmetic (only visible damage, not affecting the car's performance).

The game modes include a career mode with different classes, time trials, free runs and arcade races. In the career mode, winning races unlocks manufacturer relationships and you can earn money to buy new cars or customize your vehicles. This mode is expanded over Xbox Live with up to 8 human opponents. Players can buy and sell cars through the game's Auction House.

Screenshots

Forza Motorsport 2 Xbox 360 Driving the Porsche 911 GT2 cup.
Forza Motorsport 2 Xbox 360 #17 Porsche 962c
Forza Motorsport 2 Xbox 360 1969 Dodge Charger R/T-SE
Forza Motorsport 2 Xbox 360 Ferrari F40 and F50 on the race track.

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User Reviews

Better the Grand Turismo Brian Albrecht (59) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Cheat Code Central Jun 14, 2007 4.9 out of 5 98
XboxZone (Australia) Jun 16, 2007 9.6 out of 10 96
1UP May 29, 2007 A- 91
Gaming Target Jun 13, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
FZ Jun 07, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Bonusweb Jun 05, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Defunct Games Aug 29, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Factornews Jun 08, 2007 8 out of 10 80
NZGamer Jun 15, 2007 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Apr 18, 2012 C- 42

Forums

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Screenshots are not gameplay 11 vedder (20153)
Sep 02, 2009

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Forza Mototrsport 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Controversy

Fan outcry caused developer Turn 10 Studios to lower the price of the DLC track Twin Ring Motegi from 600 to 400 points. 600 points required users to buy a Xbox Live Marketplace point package of 1000 points, while 400 only needs a 500-points package. There was an uproar on the official forums and on 25th October 2007 community manager Che Chou announced the price had been lowered.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #9 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Xbox 360 Racing Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #8 Multiplayer Game of the Year

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andy zibits (26) added Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360) on Jul 20, 2007