||Forza Horizon is the newest game in the Forza series, developed by Turn 10 interactive. And in this one, they add one great addition- Free-roam. I am a fan of the past games in the Forza series, but I have always wanted to see free-roam implemented into the game. When I heard that they were finally introducing it to the game in Forza Horizon, I was all over it. And I gotta say, I personally think it makes the game even better.
Now, even though this game has the Forza name attached to it, it plays a lot differently than the other games in the series when it comes to the driving mechanics. This time around, cars are a lot easier to drift, they implement tracks that take place off-road, and all the tracks take place on city streets, that still contain traffic most of the time. And you may be thinking, "Great, that just makes it like a Need For Speed type racing game", but let me assure you, the gameplay mechanics are completely unique, and make for a great game.
Turn-10 has also kept the ability to fully customize your car with upgrades, as well as custom paintjobs that you can either create yourself, or download from the storefront.
Overall, this game is a great, and fun addition to the Forza series, that is fun for gamers of all ages to pick up and play. I definitely recommend this game, and its Rally expansion pack to those who are a fan of the DiRT series.
Lasting Appeal: 7/10