2 thoughts on “Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One

  1. 31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great racing game with a wealth of content, November 28, 2014
    This review is from: Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One (Video Game)
    As I’ve said in the past, I’m by no means a core racing fan (Mario Cart counts right?), I’ve played the occasional Forza and Gran Turismo game in the past but traditional circuit racers have never really caught my attention long term. I’d been hearing good things about this game for a while and I certainly had my doubts, but after playing the recent demo on XBL (which was excellent by the way) I readily admit this is a dang fun game! It helps that the game is beautifully rendered with lots of pretty colors and expansive vistas, as well the sounds and visuals are all top notch. There’s also a pretty good selection of in-game music to pick from.

    Racing along cliff sides or tearing through a vineyard is good clean fun; personally, the best feature for me is finding short cuts or new ways to navigate the existing maps. Not being limited to just the road is an excellent change of pace. Making a daring cut through rough terrain is a risky move in some instances, but most often you’ll be thrust full force into unfamiliar terrain. For those looking for a more hardcore racing experience you’ll be happy to note there are a mass of options to tweak not just the settings and difficulties but also the way is which the car drives (very expansive with many options – too complicated for me). At a glance the game can be tuned to be very sim-like and I don’t think most motor heads will be disappointed. Admittedly I’m pretty terrible at the game but the softer difficulties are still very fun albeit with a strong arcade feel once the difficulties are tuned way down (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).

    There’s a wealth of micro events and challenges to keep you entertained and a variety of non-standard races (i.e. racing hot air balloons and jets – somehow it works and is awesome). There’s also just open world free-roam and exploration, not to mention a wealth of multiplayer options and join-in features. Honestly for $60 this game offers a good deal of content.

    It’s like the Skyrim of cars. Obviously not for people who hate racing games, duh!

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  2. 13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    If you loved the original you will love this sequel!, December 1, 2014
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    This review is from: Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One (Video Game)
    The presentation of the game is what stands out first hand. It sucks you into this fictional race lifestyle of horizon. You feel the intensity and beauty of the cars and the environment, and that’s just the introduction. Once you get racing, you cannot stop. The cars looks amazing, sounds incredible, and the game play and physics makes this game feel more polished, refined, and better than the original horizon.

    Its main story mode is decently paced and once your finished you have so much more to do to completely beat the single player.The online has made major changes since the first horizon with similar game modes like king and infected and is mixed with other race types to go along.

    If you loved the first horizon, you will be obsessed with horizon 2. Theres so much so do and nothing feels old or played out. This is a must buy!

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