Forza Motorsport 3 Reviews (Xbox 360)

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Critic Reviews

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Gamestyle (2009)
Quite often minor niggles can see a game marked down, however the game is so much fun and the modes are so packed that once you're painting, tuning, taking photos, watching replays, browsing the storefront and finally racing... Those niggles don't matter at all. It is fair to say that on the current generation we have a perfect racing package.
Xboxdynasty (XD) (Oct 16, 2009)
Das beste Rennspiel für die Xbox 360 wird noch besser! Turn 10 hat sich in allen Bereich extrem viel Mühe gegeben und sorgt mit einem rasanten Gameplay, einem tollen Geschwindigkeitsgefühl, einer grandiosen Optik und einem gigantischen Umfang für das beste Rennspiel aller Zeiten auf allen Konsolen! Forza 3 strotzt nur vor gewaltiger Rennpower und beglückt den Käufer bewusst mit schicken Kleinigkeiten, wie zum Beispiel einer äußerst gelungenen Menüführung samt fesselnder instrumentaler Elektromusik. Das Spiel hat einfach alles, was ein wahrer aufpolierter Next-Generation Titel haben muss. Tausende von Möglichkeiten, ein spezieller Designmodus, einen extrem umfangreichen Xbox LIVE Part mit diversen Upload- und Communityfunktionen, über 400 Fahrzeuge, abwechslungsreiche Strecken, Tuningmöglichkeiten und und und... der Platz reicht gar nicht aus, um hier alle Features aufzulisten.
GameSpot (Oct 23, 2009)
There's also no denying that Forza Motorsport 3 is a truly special racing game. Not only does it make simulation-style racing accessible to anyone with the inclination to give it a try, but it looks and sounds superb doing it and manages to foster an unusually strong sense of community along the way. If you have any interest whatsoever in racing games, even if you've never played one before, you'd do well to pay a visit to your local video game showroom and become a member of the Forza Motorsport 3 owners' club at your earliest convenience.
XboxLiveAddicts (Nov 12, 2009)
For me this game is near on perfect there are a small few glitches like the waiting time of loading the races, start the race and go put the kettle on by the time you have got back you may be ready to race. I have also noticed that when the background music is changing tracks through a race the sound of the revs gets stuck apart from that its perfect. What more do you want from a simulation racer? This game has and will keep me entertained for hours from actually racing to tuning and even trying my hand at the painting (just shocking compared to some of the Van Gogh’s out there). If you haven’t bought this game then what are you doing reading this? GO GO GO down onto the shops as this is a MUST buy for anybody. Well done turn 10 for a beautiful game.
XboxAchievements (Oct 07, 2009)
Forza 3 is easily the best simulator on consoles and is a simulation game that racing fans around the world can welcome with open arms. I mean everyone, whether you want to race with all the assists off and get the true simulation experience, or whether you want to experience fast cars and beautiful tracks but don’t know your clutch from your cam belt. Plenty of content, lush visuals, and great delivery. A few minor hiccups, but even Shakespeare despite his brilliance had his drawbacks.
That Gaming Site (Oct 20, 2009)
Forza Motorsport 3 is an amazing achievement that should keep players happy for more than just a few weeks. Very few flaws don't hold back Forza 3 from being the best racer of this year and easily a candidate for Game of the Year 2009.
90 (UK) (Oct 13, 2009)
Forza Motorsport 3 is only you, the car, the rubber and the road, in a blissful, never-bettered harmony - until the race ends, you pull back, and you get the bigger picture. Then you realise that that experience was just the centre of a huge, welcoming, flexible and shockingly complete package, a racing game that genuinely has a corner somewhere in it for everyone who loves cars, and a world-beating online platform to share that love with thousands of others. For 2009 at least, consider the racing game defined.
GameSpy (Oct 08, 2009)
In the interest of nipping nerd-rage in the bud, allow me to preemptively lay out my case for scoring Forza 3 slightly lower than Need for Speed: Shift by indulging in a car analogy. Shift is a Pagani Zonda -- a brutish, screeching, exceedingly fun machine to play with. In comparison, Forza 3 is a Volkswagen -- brilliantly engineered, fully featured, and slightly less fun to drive. If you agree, as I indicated in my Shift review, that racing is best when presented as an assault on the senses, then Forza 3 might not be the game for you. If you prefer, instead, to be enveloped in car culture and presented with a far more civilized vision of auto-racing, then this is your game. Clear things up?
90 (Oct 17, 2009)
Pourquoi faire compliqué, quand nous pouvons faire simple ? Certes, Forza Motorsport 3 n'est pas exempt de tout reproche, mais ses nombreuses qualités, sa réalisation de très bonne facture, ses très bonnes sensations de pilotage, son impressionnante durée de vie (en solo ou en multijoueurs), et toute sa partie communautaire en font un titre à côté duquel vous ne pouvez passer. Vous l'aurez donc compris, Forza Motorsport 3 est la simulation de courses automobiles que vous devez absolument posséder. Un titre qui convient parfaitement à tous les pilotes, en herbe ou aguerris.
90 (Nov 14, 2009)
Turn 10 may have dethroned Gran Turismo as the sim racing King. This game is breathtaking in every sense of the word and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more complete game in any genre. A must have for any racing fan.
VideogameUK (Oct 27, 2009)
This is without doubt the best racing game on the market to date. It’s managed to seamlessly integrate the playground of PGR with the hardcore elements the franchise has been famous for for some time now. All the bases are covered and that takes a lot of talent and ideas and Turn 10 have shoehorned both into two discs and there is no way you can do without it. If I had to be picky I’d have a moan about the rewind functions and the menu layouts, which can be a little bit easy to get lost in, but that’s LITERALLY being picky. If you are into racing games in ANY way, you need to grab Forza as soon as possible.
Thunderbolt Games (Oct 22, 2009)
All this just skims the surface, as there are a wealth of new features and multiplayer modes that we’ve barely even touched upon here. If you own an Xbox 360 and have even a passing interest in racing games, this is a no-brainer. If you own a 360 and have zero interest in racers, but love games in general, this is still a title that needs to be seen to be believed. If you don’t own a 360, Forza Motorsport 3 might just be enough to make you buy one, it really is that good. And all this from someone who doesn’t drive, isn’t interested in cars, and is not particularly a fan of racing games…
90 (Oct 27, 2009)
Forza 3 is undoubtedly the most comprehensive in the series to date, boasting more cars than you can shake a (gear)stick at and a whole host of fantastic courses to race them on. Slickly presented throughout, Forza 3 has pure quality coursing through its high-performance engine. Make no mistake, this is currently the finest racing sim money can buy.
88 (Oct 23, 2009)
Mit Forza 3 wollte Turn 10 nach eigenen Aussagen das ultimative Rennspiel dieser Generation erschaffen - und das systemübergreifend! Hätte man dabei den PC außen vor gelassen, würde ich sofort zustimmen: Forza 3 ist die beste Rennsimulation, die man derzeit auf einer Konsole finden kann! Das Fahrgefühl ist vor allem mit dem Fanatec-Lenkrad fantastisch und stellt alles in den Schatten, was man bisher erlebt hat. Der Umfang? Überwältigend! Mit einer derart großen Auswahl an aufwändig nachmodellierten Boliden und zig Strecken kommt trotz des etwas drögen, aber verbesserten Karrieremodus so schnell keine Langeweile auf. Nicht zu vergessen die umfangreichen Tuning- und Setupfunktionen sowie Community-Features, die kaum Wünsche offen lassen. Doch gerade im Vergleich zu PC-Simulationen vom Schlag eines GTR2 merkt man, dass bis zur perfekten Rennsimulation noch Luft nach oben ist.
85 (Oct 08, 2009)
Forza Motorsport 3 est une simulation soignée qui tourne autour d'un mode Carrière prenant, bien pensé et d'une interface d'une clarté sans égal. Offrant un gameplay équilibré en accessibilité et réalisme, il s'impose sans mal comme le jeu de courses à posséder sur Xbox 360. Sa principale qualité est d'être ouvert à tous les joueurs, ce qui n'est pas forcément le cas d'un Gran Turismo par exemple. Reste quelques problèmes d'IA et une technique parfois discutable mais au final, se passer du fruit du talent des équipes de Turn 10 serait une bien curieuse idée.