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Forza Horizon

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Giant Bomb ( )

Plenty of racing games have tried to split the difference between simulation and "arcade" racing in the past, but there aren't many that do it as well as Forza Horizon.

Oct 12th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

TrueAchievements ( )

Forza Horizon is an excellent racer that will please both new comers and Forza fans alike. The changes and additions that Playground Games have made to Turn 10's already winning formula help create a more varied, less sterile game that will keep gamers coming back for more. The open-world setting is beautifully created and whilst it’s relatively small, the varied enviroments, road surfaces and race types keep the action fresh and enjoyable, but the removal of tuning, and easier mechanics might anger the hardest of hardcore franchise fans. Whilst the game certainly borrows ideas from many other racing games, the way it combines them all together - with arguably the best game engine available, makes this the definitive open-world racer of this generation.

Oct 22nd, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

The Controller Online (9.5 out of 10)

Forza Horizon is party in the front, and business in the back. If you’re a fan of the Forza series and are looking for a different experience, but one that can still get serious when it has to then you’ll enjoy Forza Horizon. Conversely, if you like racing games but were intimidated by the Forza series then Forza Horizon is the place to start. Turn 10 turn up the fun without forgetting what got them here in the first place.

Oct 26th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

Cheat Happens (9 out of 10)

Forza Horizon feels like the racing series near and dear to so many fans of the genre with the rules stripped down. If Forza 4 was “pure car pornagraphy” as I once referred to it, Horizon is an unabashed love letter to car culture and the feeling you get with just the pedal down and nothing but open road in front of you. Those who spent hours tinkering with their ride may be a bit disappointed by the lack of options here, but that's no reason not to get back into the driver's seat.

Nov 24th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

XboxAchievements (90 out of 100)

A breath of fresh air for the series and one that should appeal to fans old and new, Forza Horizon may have toned down on the realism but the open world environment and host of quirky ideas more than make up for any discrepancies. This is a racing game that has plenty under the hood, and leaves you wanting one more shot at racing glory.

Oct 18th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

games xtreme (9 out of 10)

If you're not all that into the tuning scene, but you like a comfortable mix between arcade style race options and Forza handling, then right out of the gate, this game is for you. If you're a Forza purist like a good friend of mine you might not be sold on it. Playground Games under the careful supervision of Turn 10 have managed to straddle the line between the Need for Speed series of old, Test Drive Unlimited and Forza Motorsport and they've done it successfully enough with this game that it provides a solid entry point into an open world racer with pristine car handling and lots of fun.

Nov 15th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gameplay (Benelux) (90 out of 100)

Deze wondermooie open-wereld racer combineert het realisme van Forza met (rij)plezier en afwisseling zoals geen andere racer dat ooit eerder deed. Race-fans mogen dit in geen geval missen!

Oct 31st, 2012 · Xbox 360

411mania.com (9 out of 10)

Forza Horizons is a great shot in the arm for the Forza franchise. While it takes out the super-simulation aspect of the racing, it adds in a great world to explore and race on, traffic to avoid, and a much better character progression that Forza 4 seemed to really miss. Despite a few small technical problems, notably the first half hour of the game, it’s still a stunning achievement for the series and for racing games as a whole.

Nov 12th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

Splitkick (9 out of 10)

Despite not being directly developed by Turn 10, Forza Horizon doesn’t feel at all like a “B-Team” game. They’ve managed to create one hell of a beautiful, open world racing game with tons to do and loads of cars. I’d be willing to bet that if you like racing games at all, you’ll love Forza Horizon.

Oct 23rd, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

4Players.de (88 out of 100)

Was fĂŒr ein Einstand, den Playground Games in Zusammenarbeit mit Turn 10 abliefert: Mit Forza Horizon rast das junge Team aus England mit Vollgas an die Spitze der Open World-Rennspiele! Das virtuelle Colorado sieht atemberaubend aus und hĂ€lt zig Wettbewerbe von PR-Stunts ĂŒber illegale Straßenduelle bis hin zu spektakulĂ€ren Schaurennen bereit. Die meisten Events sind allerdings in drei bis fĂŒnf Minuten abgehakt, erst gegen Ende der Karriere ist man lĂ€nger unterwegs. Davon abgesehen macht es einfach Spaß, unabhĂ€ngig von PositionskĂ€mpfen durch die Gegend zu cruisen, Neues zu entdecken und dabei dem fantastischen Lizenz-Soundtrack zu lauschen. Doch es ist in erster Linie die exzellente Fahrphysik, die mich begeistert: Sie mag nicht mehr so realistisch sein wie in Forza Motorsport, fĂŒhlt sich aber mit abgeschalteten Fahrhilfen und einem guten Force Feedback-Lenkrad immer noch authentisch genug an.

Oct 22nd, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

GamesCollection (8.5 out of 10)

Forza Horizon unisce un gameplay divertente e adrenalinico da tipico driving-game arcade alla qualitĂ  visiva e tecnica ormai leggendarie della serie di FM. Un mondo esplorabile bellissimo, ricco di gare, punti d’osservazione, eventi e sfide da scoprire e sbloccare...non ci si puĂČ annoiare! I fan della simulazione dura e pura si mettano l’anima in pace e continuino la loro esperienza estatica su Forza Motorsport 4: per tutti gli altri un gioco arcade con un motore fisico cosĂŹ accurato non ha concorrenti sul mercato perciĂČ...non fatevelo scappare!

Oct 25th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

VentureBeat / Gamesbeat (83 out of 100)

While Forza Horizon can come across as demographic-mongering, interactive junk food, you’ll find a deeply engaging racing experience below its overly gaudy candy-paint top coat. This new installment in the series truly shines when it lets you live out your childhood fantasies, driving that car from the poster on your bedroom wall down a meandering motorway toward the sunset-soaked 
 well, horizon.

Oct 12th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

Jeux Vidéo Network (16 out of 20)

Avec son monde ouvert, son ambiance électrique et sa maniabilité qui s'adapte à tout type de conduite, Forza Horizon devrait trouver son public sans problÚme. Classique dans sa construction, il reste une valeur sûre, sans parler de ses modes multijoueurs en béton.

Oct 25th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (16 out of 20)

Forza Horizon est plus qu'un pari ponctuel puisqu'avec des atouts totalement différents, il surclasse des titres comme Fuel ou Test Drive Unlimited 2. Sa plus grande réussite est sans doute de se destiner à n'importe quel amateur de jeu de course, qu'il soit néophyte ou confirmé, fan de la série Forza ou non. En totale liberté, le joueur prend plaisir à se mouvoir sur une map magnifique et particuliÚrement vivante au coeur de laquelle il trouve toujours un défi à sa hauteur. Le seul couac provient du multijoueur, incomplet bien que trÚs amusant.

Oct 25th, 2012 · Xbox 360 · read review

Games TM (8 out of 10)

Forza Horizon is the upstart son to the main Forza Motorsport series. It is brash, immature and petulant. It feels like the very stuff it's made of is market research. Of focus groups populated by teenage boys with attention deficits so severe they need giant, electric-pink fonts to whoosh and clank and screech about the screen while incoherent electronica wubs gally along. The problem for us critics is all that stylistic hot air becomes invisible when you're behind the wheel. Because Forza Horizon has its father's DNA, and to drive it is never anything less than pure joy.

Nov 22nd, 2012 · Xbox 360

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Critic reviews added by Alaka, Kennyannydenny, Yearman, Cavalary, Cantillon, Patrick Bregger, Alsy, Tim Janssen.