Rated 10 out of 10 by buggy1 My Absolute Favorite Game
This game is what life should be like all the time, fast cars, great music, and the fantastic the Colorado landscape. This game is absolutely perfect, packing my favorite cars, songs, and state. This game is nothing short of what a car game should be, it packs both free roam and simulation. The story is both satisfying and lengthy. It also has a great online communities. As far as car selection goes, there are a good amount of them plus many DLC packs (which I didn't start purchasing till about a year after I bought the game because there were so many awesome cars to drive, buy, and upgrade). There is also a rally DLC available. Horizon rally gives you several rally stages and cars to play with. In my opinion this is one of the best rallying experiences I have had in a game. So picture this, you are going down the I-70 interstate (in forza horizon) in your favorite exotic super car at 200 MPH + listening to your favorite song...that will turn any bad or good day into an even better one!
Rated 10 out of 10 by David12132 Looks like Heaven
I've never played the game but in my mind it looks like the best game ever. The only reason why I said that because I Seen videos Forza horizon vs Forza horizon 2 and the graphic is way better than I thought and much more.
Rated 9 out of 10 by TheSnowGator Continuing a great tradition.
Even though Forza Horizon is a new title in the Forza series, it continues a tradition of great racing games. First off, this is unlike any of the previous Forza games. Horizon, although it is technically a mix between sim and arcade, feels more like an arcade racer when compared to its predecessors. That is not a drawback, though, as Horizon has proven its own merit. The artstyle of the environment is beautiful; the graphics are great, but slightly less effective than Forza 4. The gameplay is simple, and just like any other racing game, it is easy to understand. The sound keeps a lot of the sim feeling from Forza 4 with authentic engine and environment sounds. The multiplayer can be addictive, just like any other racer, and your rewards from online competitions can be utilized for your singe player experience. Overall, this game can last you awhile, and although this game seemed to fly under the radar, considering the death row of games that followed, Forza Horizon has staked its claim as maybe the best racer of 2012.
Rated 10 out of 10 by David12132 looking nice
I'm getting this game but cheap family won't buy me anything and I chose this game for now because it's good game and cheap
Rated 10 out of 10 by Xbox098 Perfect racing game.
I was never a racing game fan at all, but I seen gameplay of this game and also played the demo. I decided the other day to pick it up, so I did. After playing for about 2 hours I fell in love with this racing game. I've been playing it for a few days now and my opinion has not changed about it. The gameplay is smooth and easy to understand for new players to the racing scene, like I was. The graphics are amazing, I could just go in free roam and just ride around in my Hennessey Venom GT for hours, literally. The sound makes it feel like you're actually in the car with the driver. I can play this game for hours on end and I usually don't do that with games, so lasting appeal is very good. Overall this game in my opinion is a masterpiece to racing games. If I were you I'd definitely pick this game up, it's definitely worth every penny, also for my fellow gamerscore lovers the achievements are pretty easy for it, so yeah, check it out.
Rated 9 out of 10 by andy1123 Solid Open World Racing
I must admit, I tend to get racing games that you compete in circuits, careers, etc and tend to get burned out on them pretty quick.
The driving games I have enjoyed the most in the past include NFS: Hot Pursuit, NFS: Most Wanted, Burnout Paradise, etc. If you like any of those games, you'll love Forza Horizon.
There are over 200 roads total, areas you can go off-road, even catch some air jumping bunkers on the golf course. Challenges galore, both races, crazy stuff like racing planes, hot air balloons and such, and plenty of goodies to explore for and find. Also, I love how fast you can earn credits so you can actually enjoy buying a new car or tuning your current car(s) without having to wait hours before reaching that point.
I got the game at a great price so I figured why not, worst case I will sell it, but it has grown on me VERY quickly and I don't see myself parting with it for a while. Oh, and almost forgot to mention the great scenery and car graphics, car sounds are worthy as well. The game is worth it, so go ahead and get it!
Rated 9 out of 10 by TyrisFidel Forza Horizon left me wanting the sequel.
Forza Horizon is a great game with good gameplay, great graphics, and even better physics. My favorite part is the gravel roads they are simulated perfectly, minus the bumps and chug holes you would normally expect and would roll a car that drifted into them. The modifications are accurate as they have been with most of the Forza franchise. You can race with cars from the old Nissan fair ladies to a modern Mini Cooper S, or burn down the interstate pulling 285 mph in a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. I found the game enjoyable at first, then it became tiresome since I am a hardcore racing gamer that wants to beat the game in a day, but then that wore off and it left me wanting more. I recommend this game to anyone that wants a game that puts them as close to real racing as you can get without actually buying a car and turning it into a racing machine. (Experience is better with a full simulation cockpit)
Rated 9 out of 10 by maatt Very good game
I was a little hesitant about getting this game at first because it looked too arcadey. I loved forza 4s realisticness and i wanted forza horison to have the same feel. I have had this game for about a week now and this game is plain amazing. It doesnt really feel like an arcade game at all. The feel of this game is way better than forza 4 in my opinion. The reason i gave it a 8/10 for gameplay is because the single player is kinda short. But if you have xbox live, the fun is endless. Also, one thing that i noticed is it doesnt have nearly as much cars as forza 4. They are going to add cars every month that you have to buy with microsoft points or you can buy the 50$ season pass which i think is really stupid considering you already bought the 60$ game so it should come with more cars. I am also very happy they kept all of the customization from forza 4. Over all this game is very good and i would recommend it to anyone.
Rated 10 out of 10 by IronAngel2014 Wonderful Game
I have been a fan of racing games ever since I started gaming about 10 years ago. I will say this is one of the best racing games that I have ever come across. For anyone who has played Forza Motor sport games in the past will love this game. However it is not the formal racing that you get with previous Forza titles. It has a mix between country side winding roads and town like streets and even some off road style racing.
The game will appeal to anyone who has played the Dirt franchise games or the Forza franchise. However the game is not limited to those audiences, anyone who is looking for a fun casual racing game will enjoy it. Or any serious racer will also have fun due to the vast settings that allow you to alter the games difficulty.
The game offers a open world game play, it allows you to fast travel to locations (Races, Garages, etc) or you can drive to them with the handy GPS that is built into the game.
I could talk about the game for hours but overall I would give this game a 10 of 10. It will truly leave its mark in the Forza franchise along with racing games as a whole.
Rated 10 out of 10 by LemonNades Making the Forza Family Proud!
While waiting for the next installment of the forza franchise many months ago I was thinking of what huge advancements would be in Forza 5. So when I saw the trailer for Forza Horizon I was truely amazed. And when I played the demo, amazed. And when I played the full game, shock and awe. Pros: Amazing Colorado open world with beautiful backdrops and gracefull roads. A variety of EDM, rock, and smooth music, I simply can't get enough of the music. The races are fun and easy with a great tiered progression system. Different ways to become the driver you want to be. The tried and classic Forza physics. Great customization. Rivals!! Cons: Guard rails can limit your experience, car selection is a step down from Forza 4. No fun racing planes if you can't plot your own course. Verdict: A fresh take on Forza that simply doesn't disappoint and can stand tall above NDFSPD. Love it!!!