Rated 10 out of 10 by Underling07 A real alternative to Gran Turismo
I am a diehard PS3 gamer. I am mostly into driving simulations and sports games on my console. FPS are for my PC. I am also a huge fan of the Gran Turismo franchise. Having said that, I played this at a friend's house on his 360 and was immediately blown away. The cars look just as good as GT4 and GT5 Prologue, the tracks look just as good... but, the sound is awesome. Microsoft really did a way better job than Sony with the cars awesome sounds. The C5R Corvette roaring around Sears Point blew me away. I could listen to the wonderful rumble of that V8 all night. Also, the sounds of the cars at different rpm levels, and the burble of a downshift or accelerator lift is absolute music to the ears. After playing this game on my friend's machine, I had no choice but to run right down to my local GameStop and buy an XBox360 Pro and a copy of Forza Motorsport 2. Even though I have a PS3 and will always be loyal to Sony and Playstation, I had to have an XBox just so I could have this game!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Opp.Lock skeptical
The game has a few inherent flaws, such as: Realistically the viper should be the slowest car in A class. But it is one of the few cars I have seen in the 57' sec range!?! It pulls almost as hard as the zo6 and runs much smoother than any other RWD car in A class!? The 997 Porsche should be MUCH quicker on the back straight. In reality it has trap speeds and E.T.'s similar to the ZO6 yet it is marginally slower on the straights. Physics are not spot on either. While the cars seem different from each other, I do a bit of road racing myself, and DC5 integras are nose heavy FWD cars that will not oversteer when you lift off the throttle going into some of these turns. The m3 in C class weighs less than the 350z and it also makes more power, yet it has a slower accel. and slower speed ratings. Gearing side it makes absolutely no sense. The game is also way to drift happy. All of these demo cars are factory yet they can drift at steep angles for days it seems. This is a sim?
Rated 0 out of 10 by Cpt Boomstick Amazing and Intense!
Just got done playing the demo and it is probably the best/most intense racing game I have ever played! I know it is just a demo but I had to crank up the sound! Everything is just spot on. Graphically, the cars look absolutely brilliant and handle realistically. I don't know what people are saying about cartoonish graphics. If you stop anywhere on the track (road, grass, etc) the textures look amazingly sharp. The sky and crowd look great too (I couldn't spot any duplicates in the crowd). Love seeing those brakes heat up! The controls are also spot on and you can really feel the weight of the car sliding around corners. The AI during the R2 races I did was so competitive you really have to draft and look for a spot to make your move. I decided to drive the wrong way just to see the damage and it looks absolutely insane. Multiple online modes including car auctions....enough said. I am not really into racing games but I am going to pick Forza up as soon as it comes out!
Rated 10 out of 10 by NiGhThAwK 468 Amazing
This game is a great racing game and has some of the greatest cars to race with. It gives you cars such as an old 1969 fairlady or the ferrari F50. You can customize your cars to whatever you would like in a racing world. This game as well keeps you satisfied and always playing. The main object of this game is to race against computers to earn money level up your driver as well as your car. You will also easily get achievements from doing this. There are online achievements as well but the cool thing is is that you can still earn money while you are playing your friends. (career race only) I am a huge call of duty 4 guy and never stopped playing have 19 days and some hours played on it but when i was introduced to this game it just blew me away. I could not stop playing. This game is really a must get racing game if your not into all that arcade racing. The need for speeds have gotten old and i needed something new so i just tried this game and everthing was better.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Necromonger Awesome Game takes loads of work and practice!
the game engine in this game is phenomonal for a racing game! It takes loads of practice to master tuning cars, driving them, and painting them. I feel the vinyl editor is very very difficult to use, and you have to be extremely patient when using it, as for the racing it is phenomenal and the best i have ever experienced out of any racing game that pits you on real race tracks, far out shines forza 3's game engine. The cars obviously slight outdated due to the game being 4 years old and could use more tracks, and an obvious graphic boost but considering it's age it looks brilliant. can't really complaing about the sound it's just the rev of the engine and they change depending on the parts and types of motors in the car so the rotory whines and the v8 roars. and on top this isn't an over night game, i've spent hours and hours on this game the career alone took me 2 weeks to finish and finishing up the achievements took another week and i play xbox a lot.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Iam08 One of the greatest simulation racers.
A lot of people get this game and complain that it is too hard because you cannot merely push a button and drift half a mile. That is because this is a race simulator, and one of the best race simulators around if you are looking for one. Let's start with the tracks. They are good but get pretty repetitive after a while, although they are fun to race with different cars on. My main issue with this game is the engine sounds. There isn't much audible difference in them select a few name cars. the rest sound almost just alike. A great feature of this game is it's in depth tuning process. This let's you make the car just the way you want it down to the gear ratios. Another great thing is the cars. You have quite literally over 250 cars on this game, and that is without the disc that gives you EVEN MORE. So if you are looking for something a little bit more hardcore in terms of racing, and a whole lot more options then this is the game for you.
Rated 8 out of 10 by hobobob1011 great game
the game is an excellent game!!! the graphics are sew real and how you can customize you car is i thinkk the best thing about the game!!!!!!!!the tracks differ so much from one another because like nissan speedway is like one big circle and leguna seca is much more complex. there are soo many cars to chose from. there is an old school shelby cobra to a mclerrin f1. also if u have xbox live (which should be free) there is this thing which is called the auction house. the cars that you have customized in career you can sell in the auction house for as much money you want to sell it for. you can also buy othe peoples cars. there are some really cool cars there. some are from fast and furious. although if you are thinking to buy the game BUY IT NEW NOT USED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you buy it used on certan maps u will lag or it will say the disk is unreadable!?!?!? if you buy it new that wont happen. all in all i love the game and recommend it 8/10
Rated 9 out of 10 by theBean Best $2.99 I've ever spent!
Bought my kid an xbox a couple of months ago, figured I'd go and get this cheap driving game, and maybe if I picked up some skills, I''d eventually fork out the $$$ for Forza 4 that just came out.
Guess what - I love this game! The graphics are excellent, and the skill required to drive any of the cars and actually win takes time and practice to develop, just like real racing. You can't just pick up your controller and treat it like a wireless collection of on/off switches. I'm hooked on this game, and I will finish it before moving on to Forza 3 and 4. I just can't believe how well this old game plays.
If you're looking for a game that makes you look like a great driver after a few minutes of practice, pass this one by. It's way too hard for you. But if you're an middle-aged has-been amateur racer like me who has actually gone through learning how to drive, set up, and upgrade cars in real life, you gotta try this. The $2.99 is painless. The many nights of sleep deprivation this game has caused me... well, that's a different story.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Firedog25 Excellent.
Unfortunately the demo doesn't have damage modelling. Not a game for a "casual gamer", but with the driver aids it can be a good entry for one into the sim racer genre. The graphics aren't as super ground breaking as some other next gen console games, but the gameplay supercedes that. All the cars on the demo handle differently just as they should, the controls offer great feedback, and the visual damage that occurs when colliding with other cars and walls is pure entertainment. I found myself turning around just to take other cars in head on collisions just to watch bumpers and spoilers fall of and windows explode. If the customization and net play aspects of the game are anything like the original then FM2 will be a winner. However if Gran Turismo can offer good net play and damage modelling then it may steal the FM thunder whenever it comes out. I've waited almost a year for Forza 2, from the demo I think it was well worth it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by DrewBreezy Not too shabby at all
I got Forza 2 the other day for about the same price of a Big Mac Value Meal. There really isn't much out right now, and why not I plugged in plenty of hours on the first one. The verdict; It's good (that's it). The thing that made the original Forza stand out was it's innovations, suprisingly this is the same thing that makes Forza 2 mediocre. I got home, turned it on and got down to work. After about 3 hours, I realized I was racing on the same tracks, with the same base cars and even winning damn near the exact same cars I won in the first Forza. I wouldn't waste my time cross checking, but Im almost positive that the exact same cars (year/model/make) are again in this title. Overall, the graphics are good. The soundtrack is lame. The game play's still good. Though I feel a bit slighted by the what seems to be repackaging of Forza 1. Either way it was dirt cheap and this reviews almost irrelevant considering the age of the game.