Forza Motorsport 2
One of the most realistic driving games out there
Forza Motorsport 2 is a very highly rated game, especially for a driving game. This is due to the realism of the driving mechanics and the added weather mechanics that affect the way you drive.
Out with the plot, in with the realism
Forza Motorsport 2 throws plots out of the window for a realistic driving experience. Rather than throw in a story that doesn’t make much sense that other car game, not naming any names, but it starts with need… Forza Motorsport 2 focuses mainly on the cars you drive in the game to make it feel like you’re actually driving a real Lamborghini by looking at how the cars would actually handle in real life. If you’re looking for a car game to get you a step closer to the experience of driving a sports car Forza Motorsport 2 is the game, you need. If you are looking for a less realistic car game with a little story, then I recommend Need for Speed or The Crew.
Do the cars look like cars?
Yeah in Forza Motorsport 2 the cars look like cars. The details graphically and mechanically are fantastic especially for 2007 when the game was released. Even though today’s standards of graphics after 13 years it still holds up well. It's obvious that they’ve added a lot of detail to every car and nearing 700 cars in the game that’s a pretty massive task to get all the cars’ details right and the same as the real thing to add the real feel to the experience of the game.
0 MPH to 100MPH it takes how long
Even though there’s a slight feeling that you’re not going as fast as you would be in real life, that’s more of a hardware barrier than a game machinic fault. As the hardware of the Xbox 360 can’t show something go that fast so it does seem slightly slower. This is nowhere near a big problem though as the handle of the cars seems very smooth and enjoyable and every car feels slightly different when using it. The weather changes also affect this, when it’s raining the car is harder to handle due to the slippy tracks, this does really add something extra to your races and making it slightly more challenging to get that first place.
The finish line
Forza Motorsport 2 is a solid game for car lovers out there who want to be behind some of the most powerful cars in the world. Although it might not feel as fast as it would in real life, the graphics and details like the weather mechanics put into the game do make up for it.
Download Forza Motorsport 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Gran what's that? Who knows how many months or years until the next real Turismo game comes out, and it's hard to care when Forza is just around the bend. "Forza Motorsport 2 will deliver the most realistic racing simulator available," says Dan Greenawalt, and while we expect that kind of potential hyperbole from the game's lead designer, the Xbox 360's new force-feedback racing wheel will definitely help Greenawalt and co. deliver. Forza's got a lot going on off the track, too. "We're planning to break new ground by making the community site a true extension of the game itself," says Greenawalt. Players will be able to organize a race series with their friends and trade custom-tuned and -painted cars, then swap over to the Forza online site and post pictures of their in-game exploits or do some old-fashioned scoreboard and stat browsing. Any volunteers to design the Team EGM livery?