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Forza Horizon 5 - Review thread

Craig of War

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Available on: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Developer: Playground Games
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Genre: Racing


IGN: 10/10

Gamespot: 9/10

PC Gamer: 9/10

Videogameschronicle: 5/5

Game Informer: 9.5/10
 
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anthony2690

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Looking at the state of racing games, and all other games in 2021, I can't wait for the guy that's going to give it a 4, and you know it's coming.
Probably ibtimesuk I think they did that for horizon 3 lol


If you checked their review history at the time too, you would see why :p

How much longer till I need to go my New Zealand trip to play this game?
 
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octiny

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As expected. Forza keeps chugging along w/ hit after hit. Can't wait!
 

reksveks

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Thier meta is already high, and they placed high on other years where ppl said the games suck.

Halo will decide thier place, but it looks like they will be in the top 5.
Yeah, I also was thinking about Halo and its effect. I think it is a min low 80 for Infinite personally.
 

Kagey K

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Yeah, I also was thinking about Halo and its effect. I think it is a min low 80 for Infinite personally.
I can't see it being that low, but every time I guess at Meta scores they screw me.

I dint even try anymore.
 

kikkis

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Looking forward to this. I didnt play any racing games on PS4 because dualshock triggers caused forearm pain/discomfort when pressed on for longer periods, but X controller issue seems to be resolved.
 

RaZoR No1

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Looking at the state of racing games, and all other games in 2021, I can't wait for the guy that's going to give it a 4, and you know it's coming.
I would give the game probably a 4

of 3

I really hope that FH5 will be refreshing enough for me.
FH4 got a bit boring / stale a bit too fast compared to the older entries but had the best content support off all Forza games (played all Forza games so far)
 
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Look I'm glad it's out and I'll most likely get 200 hours out of it, but having this released just means Fable is that teeny bit closer!
 
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Ezquimacore

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91 MC with 65 reviews in.


Playground are pretty incredible.

That gives me hope for Fable
 

Certinty

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Playground Games are Gods.

Fifth Horizon game I’ll be picking up day 1. My favourite gaming franchise by a mile these days.

It’s actually a joke how low the first game is rated to be honest, should easily be 90+ MC.
 
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10/10 from IGN, and so many perfect scores...holy crap, this is good :D

""

Verdict​

Forza Horizon 5 is a deep and nuanced car nirvana for revheads and auto geeks to endlessly collect, tinker, and experiment. It’s also an extremely accessible buffet of racing spectacle open to everyone, from Deluxe Edition diehards to Game Pass nomads – no matter their driving skill or mechanical knowledge. It’s an occasionally goofy but always earnest Valentine to Mexico’s world-famous culture, and a romantic ode to the magic of road-tripping through postcard-perfect vacation vistas. It’s a long haul, MMO-inspired racer that’s exploding with more races, activities, and event types than can comfortably fit on some parts of the map – and yet it still always feels relaxed rather than daunting. It never locks you into something you don’t want to do and steadily rewards you for however you choose to play it. It looks beautiful, it sounds magnificent, and it is glorious to play. Yes, Forza Horizon 5 is a lot of things. Above all, however, it is the result of a racing studio at the peak of its craft and the best open-world racing game I’ve ever played.""

MASTERPIECE 10/10
REVIEWED ON: XBOX SERIES X
Forza Horizon 5 is the result of a racing studio at the peak of its craft and the best open-world racing game available.