FORZA HORIZON 2
REVVING OUR ENGINES
Every spin along Forza Horizon2‘ s coastal roads feels like a holiday by the European seaside. It’s a beautiful, leisurely experience that can transform into a thrilling white-knuckle test of your racing skills at a moment’s notice.
As you explore the game’s sun-kissed open world – a condensed version of northern Italy and southern France – you’ll unlock 700 or so driving events, which you can then pick and choose from as you go. During your exploration you’ll also randomly encounter potential opponents (called drivatars, these are AI driver profiles that mimic the driving styles of your friends and other players). Challenge them to a race and your engine’s gentle putter becomes an aggressive roar, tearing through vineyards, small towns and mountain passes. Perhaps a little more variety in the game’s landscape would not have gone astray, but we’ve greatly enjoyed the time we’ve spent and that’s largely due to the game’s sense of place.
Sure, the environment’s pretty, but a game like this is meant to be all about the cars, and Forza Horizon2’ s line-up is enormous. Whether you want to sacrifice speed for class in a vintage Aston Martin, or test your reflexes in one of the game’s many hypercars, this has the wheels for you. As far as open world racers go, you won’t find a better selection.
Forza Horizon2 caters to racing fans of all skill levels, and it’s one of few racers that’s about more than just winning and losing. There’s no need for constant competition when just driving through the world can be fun enough.
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