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GF Rating
8.3

1843 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Made for idiots

posted by S4mWitch (CLEVELAND, OH) Oct 26, 2012

Member since Jan 2011

4 out of 13 gamers (31%) found this review helpful

This game is a complete contradiction of itself. They chose to include the Forza name, but none of the game. The presentation of this game is a complete mockery of everything Forza stands for. Here's what you have to look forward to.. Some painfully bad voice actors holding your hand,guiding you from event to event like a mother dragging their kid along shopping.
Whoever thought this style of presentation for a "forza" game was a good idea should be hit very hard in the face, preferably multiple times. It didn't work in the "Dirt" series, and it certainly seems dated and redundant in its nature. For an open world game, it feels rather linear and enclosed.
The name Forza should have never been attached to this game.. It would be impossible to create this type of game with the forza 4 engine because of technical limitations, so, I'm willing to take what I can get with Horizon, but the handholding, and lack of tuning are a huge turn off for actual racing game fans..
What you have here is actually a really well put together engine, with a shiny coating of american pop nonsense music, and some terrible voice actor constantly reminding you that they won't go away.
Thanks Turn 10... Alienate almost every fan of your series... Not a well thought out plan.. Will not be buying this, can't wait to finish Forza 4...
Turn 10, do us a solid and give us a REAL Forza open world game next generation..

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Skip NFS get this

posted by bscluber (MADISON, WI) Oct 25, 2012

Member since Sep 2009

2 out of 8 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

This is a great game, applying a good physics engine to a road environment has made this game a keeper

Good:
Graphics
Sound
Environment
Overall feel

Bad:
Turn 10 reaping our wallets for DLC that should be in the game ($60 for the game and $50 for the next 6 months of DLC)

Ugly:
The soundtrack is TERRIBLE but you can turn it off so only -1 for that

Why do forza games always have such bad soundtracks?

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Sim Meets the open road

posted by InfamousLion (EVERETT, WA) Oct 25, 2012

Member since Aug 2011

2 out of 10 gamers (20%) found this review helpful

In a surprising mashup, we have the sim style of Forza applied to the open road format with all past entries of Forza restricted to closed tracks or road courses. This major shift is even bigger since new comer Playground games built this ride instead of series founder and mainstay Turn 10. The results speak for themselves though, since this is one of the most exilerating series entries yet. Dodging traffic at 150 miles an hour, actually honest to goodness racing at night finally, a well thought out music library, and absolutely succulent visuals compliment the excellent festival atmosphere this title conveys. The only real downers I can see is the upgrades you make are automatic with no real tweaks you can make which will sadden gearheads, and occassionally the handeling is abit squirelly for my taste like they weren't 100 % sure how they should balance between arcade and sim style but overall a great follow up to an excellent racing franchise.

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