Race through a massive wide-open world featuring dramatic weather and day to night cycles. Instantly connect with friends in the ultimate celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore beautiful and exotic locations in more than 200 of the world’s greatest cars, all created with precise detail in 1080p. This is how Microsoft describes their upcoming racing game Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One. Reviews of Horizon 2 game were posted online today and they were hugely positive. In fact, most of the sites have rated it 9/10 and highly recommended it.
Find the some of the review summary below,
The first Forza Horizon set a new standard for open-world racing games, and Forza Horizon 2 has comprehensively updated that standard. The location is right, the car list extensive, the handling nuanced but accessible, and the visuals are excellent. Above everything it’s always fun, whether you’re in a ludicrous Land Rover race or sniffing out a hidden Barn Find. Forza Horizon 2 is Test Drive Unlimited, PGR, Smuggler’s Run, and Forza Motorsport all crammed into a T-shirt cannon and fired into your face. It wears its inspiration on its sleeves but damn if that’s not a killer combination.
There are so many good things that can be said about Forza Horizon 2. It isn’t just a game that brings immense satisfaction to car enthusiasts, it’s a highly enjoyable destination for anyone willing to buckle up behind a wheel. Equipped with fun gameplay, an outstanding presentation, and over 100 hours of content and features, Forza Horizon 2 is the greatest open-world racing game the world has ever seen.
Outside of that, I found Forza Horizon 2 to be stunning, and one of the best new-generation titles I’ve played this year, even outside of the racing genre. There’s so much content packed into this game that I could easily continue to play and see new things weeks after this review is posted. And the the world crafted by Playground Games is so fun to explore, I certainly wouldn’t mind doing just that. Even if you just have a passing interest in racing games, you really owe it to yourself to check out Forza Horizon 2.
I’m not a huge car guy, but Forza Horizon 2 makes me realize that I am someone who loves driving. It combines all the best elements of car culture and empowers players to take and leave the things they enjoy. For example, it has deep tuning options for you mechanics. You can adjust the level of air in your tires if you want. And if you don’t, then don’t even think about it.
On top of that, the open-world is ideal for multiplayer. Gamers can team up with friends and explore the European countryside and even enter championships and events together. All of these elements work together to make one of the best racing-game experiences I’ve ever had. I like Forza Motorsport 5, but I adore Horizon 2.
Forza Horizon 2 provides an engaging driving experience that we’ll be coming back to regularly. After all, where else would you get the opportunity to drive a Ferrari at 200 mph the wrong way down a French autoroute?
If Forza Horizon 2 has a philosophy, then, it’s that you’re free to dig in as far as you want. That doesn’t speak to the amount of content you consume, per se, but the level of personal dedication you want to apply. If you just feel like having a fun drive along a pretty road with Chvrches playing on the radio, go ahead and do it. When you’re ready to bump into big trucks in the rain, staring at your screen without blinking, there’ll be a suitable championship or multiplayer roadtrip for you on the next stop. There’s more to the feel of driving in Forza Horizon 2 than what the post-race screen says.
Forza Horizon 2‘s world isn’t the most lively, beset as it is by roaming bands of automotive enthusiasts, but it leaves room for the living – for you. There’s space enough to imprint your moods, whether you rocket into hairpins with a Ferrari or simply cruise around in a gaudy, gold Bentley. Forza Horizon 2 is a big, bouncy summer drive.
All in all, it’s a new, friendly context for multiplayer racing that’s in total harmony with the solo game’s adventurous, celebratory tone. In the original Horizon, as terrific as it was, the festival theme felt like a marketing hook first and a clever game structure second. In Forza Horizon 2, it’s more like a philosophy, an outlook, a mood that has seeped right through to the core of the game and infused the whole thing with a pure, escapist joy.
It’s going to be a busy season for racing games, with sim hopeful Project Cars, ambitious online “CarPG” The Crew and the social score-attack of DriveClub all jostling for attention. Horizon 2 sets an intimidatingly high bar for those games to meet on every front, but in one aspect it seems unbeatable. I can’t imagine any of them are going to feel this happy.
You can pre-order Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One from Amazon and Microsoft Store.
You can order the Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect from Amazon.
You can order the Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect Microsoft Store.