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GF Rating
8.5

4894 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Awesome/ Exciting/ Realistic/ LETS GO RACING!

posted by dstefanek (BUENA PARK, CA) Oct 11, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

I'm really disappointed with EA, because EA blocks Porsche from Forza 4. I really wanted Porsche in Forza 4 I'm a big fan with Porsche.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Forza 4

posted by l8rdaze (GOLDEN VALLEY, AZ) Oct 21, 2011

Member since Dec 2008

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Forza 4 (or 4'za) is so realistic and well done by Turn 10 that you can almost smell the leather interior of the Ferrari. An absolute masterpiece if I've ever seen one. Definitely more than I expected from this generation of consoles...just amazing.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

More amazing each time

posted by TheSolly (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Nov 15, 2012

Member since May 2009

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

Granted the tracks and most of the cars get repeated from sequel to sequel, but that is the nature of classic or exotic cars and licensed, real world tracks. It's always going to be fundamentally similar to the last version, with better graphics and physics being the draw.
The lack of dirt tracks or open wheel cars is a good thing, as most games that try to cram in too many styles of racing tend to fail at all of them, usually by being very arcade-like.
This is a game for those that enjoy the tiniest level of detail, be it tuning set ups or designing awesome graphics for 'sale' in game- the actual driving is only part of the draw for the Forza series, and as many hours are spent in the garage as on the track.
The replay function fits perfectly for hardcore racing sims like Forza, where it may be realistic to invest an hour or more into a race, only to throw it away on the last lap- but that's not much 'fun' for a video game.
The number of assists make it accessible to drive for the non-racing game fan, but the sheer repetition and lack of goal beyond collecting ever more cars and turning ever faster lap times, makes it very niche in it's appeal.
Much like shooter fans that memorize every nook and cranny of a map and know the exact reload times of their favorite gun- those that don't put that kind of attention into Forza are unlikely to find it more than endless laps in very similar cars. But those that find it rewarding to be able to perfectly navigate Laguna Seca's famous Corkscrew, lap after lap, it's just hard to beat Forza.
My chief complaint is the AI. Better than before but often after using a rewind the AI will careen out of control or otherwise freak out. AI drivers still rarely make mistakes, simply going slower on easier difficulty rather than acting less skilled.
Forza 4 is worth owning.

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