Forza Horizon 3
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|Playground Games Ltd
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|6.9/10 - 19 votes
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I felt like Forza Horizon 3 was a game that was made for me! Well not just me, but gamers who want to race in super realistic and cool looking cars. But who at the same time do not want an ultra-realistic driving experience where you have to pretty much come to a stop to turn a corner. The Horizon series is that perfect blend of arcade and sim that I wish more racing games would go for.
Let’s start with the obvious, Forza Horizon 3 is one of the best-looking games on the Xbox One. I would even put this up against its sequel! Setting the game in Australia makes for some breathtaking scenery and the whole map is just gorgeous and will have you wanting to drive to each and every part of it.
There are hundreds and hundreds of cars and I love how smooth and sleek they all look. There is also a very nice variety to the cars that you can drive so things never get boring in that regard. I really cannot think of a single negative thing to say about this game in terms of its presentation! Even the sound is amazing, from the cool soundtrack to the roar of your engine.
Racing Made Fun
Sim based racing games are a genre that I have to try really hard to be good at and also enjoy. Forza Horizon 3 is just all about having fun! The actual racing is very smooth and you can drift and power slide around corners like you are in a Fast & Furious movie. The game has that perfect blend of arcade and sim that many other games try to do, but fail. There is a really cool tutorial when you first fire the game up and this is great in teaching you how to actually drive in Forza Horizon 3. Even if you suck at racing games, this is one that you can fire up and get to grips with very easily. Cars come in different classes and it is very easy to pick a car that has a focus on handling, speed or whatever you want.
So Much To Do And See
I already touched on how large the map is. However, Forza Horizon 3 is a game that is stacked with content. You will, of course, have to take part in races, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to missions you will be tasked with doing. From racing a jet to pulling off amazing jumps. You never know what the game is going to ask of you next.
There is a pretty impressive upgrade system in the game which I will admit as I am not a gear head, took a while to wrap my head around. Still, being able to improve and make modifications to your cars is a nice touch and it does add a little bit of simulation to the game.
I loved the time I spent with Forza Horizon 3. While taking on all the missions is a lot of fun. For me, this is a game that you can just fire up every now and again, play for an hour and have a great and relaxing time with. Without a doubt, this is one of the best racing games that was released for the Xbox One.
- The game looks like a million bucks
- Over 500 cars are in the game
- There is a lot of variety to the missions
- Driving is actually a lot of fun
- You can get really into modding cars if that is your thing
- Modding can take a while to get to grips with
- I personally feel that the sequel is an overall slightly better game