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GF Rating
8.3

1719 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Like Forza, but a little more arcade like.

posted by jtmartin313 (SACRAMENTO, CA) Nov 6, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Short and simple..
-It's very similar to Forza 4 except its open roads and storyline.
-You can upgrade vehicles but can't tune.
-You'll get rich quick - there's not much waiting before you can get into whatever ride you choose.
-Races can be a bit repetitive.. but what racing game isn't like that?

I loved Forza 4 and I love this game.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Not Forza 4 - Great Graphics

posted by MightyGStar (EDMOND, OK) Mar 30, 2013

Member since Oct 2012

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I really like the Forza franchise. This was the only one I didnt like.. Reminded me of the older arcade racing games.. Played the demo, was pretty cool, but something was lost in the actual game. It wasnt any better than the demo.. Would be a whole lot better with more crash physics, less - slam that wall at 120mph, just "wrinkles" paint job and pops out the glass.. Not as much fun as the forza series, but some others may like that. To each their own, I wanted a better dynamic racing game (even if its on the road)

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

From a non gearhead

posted by Huppydog (PORTLAND, OR) Feb 23, 2013

Member since Mar 2009

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Well, I've never been into racing games much. I do own Forza 2,3 and 4. I play them for a few races and get kinda bored to just race and race. I think Forza went out of their comfort zone and tried something new and I like it! It's the first racing game that I will probably play all night. I don't like the DLC expensive stuff but hey, I guess it does cost money to develop the DLC so that's ok. I think where Horizon keeps getting bad reviews on tuning and the racing aspect is they spent alot of time on a story line, voices, maps and other things to make it an arcade game. It's also nice for old folks like me to enjoy what Forza can do with graphics but then be able to just drive around if I want to without having to worry about tweaking my car. I just buy it. It was a nice break between Forza games and caters to a different crowd. Well done. I read a review that someone compared this to TDU and complaining about the true open world where you can drive around America site seeing. I guess I'll have to rent that now. I just like everything that Horizon is for now. They made it almost like a car party for the lazy that get tired of intense all the time . And that's ok by me. They should have put in more radio stations and a bigger variety of music but I guess you can plug in your own music. And my only other complaint is that since they added a GPS Nagivator, she should talk more and have a volume control. Sometimes she helps, sometimes she plows me into the wall and sometimes she didn't warn me about the sharp curve at all.

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