Game Review: Forza Motorsport 5

Forza Motorsport 5 has finally arrived on the next gen consoles and judging by all the hype it’s going to be better than anything that has preceded it, is this just PR hype or is this game as good as they say?

Featuring just over 200 cars, this is a petrol heads dream and we are talking some serious motors here from classic muscle cars to icon classics, Forza Motorsport 5 has them all and they look superb on the new Xbox One.

The gameplay as ever doesn`t disappoint with some very impressive lighting and visual effects that really bring this whole experience to life, handling has improved and you can really notice the difference between the cars, OK it was great in Forza 4 but now it’s superb.

There are not as many tracks as Forza 4 (14 to be exact) for some reason and the lack of weather and the dynamic time of day is a somewhat bizarre emission, would have been nice to take on some of these tracks at different times or weather conditions. Mind you the detail is superb and very realistic.

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    The rivals function returns from Forza 4 allowing the player to gain cash and XP as well as the excellent multiplayer which is as mental as ever.


    Forza Motorsport 5 is another triumph of car mania with superb graphics, stunning vehicles and excellent sound, it’s almost everything we wanted just the lack of variety in the weather, times of day, and the shortage of tracks did add a little disappointment to the affair, yet as a Forza fan I cannot give this less than top marks because after all its brilliant!

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    Forza Motorsport 5

    Developer: Turn 10 Studios

    Publisher: Microsoft Studios

    Xbox One


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    Genre: Racing Simulation

    Release Date: 22nd November 2013

    Gameplay: 5/5

    Graphics: 5/5


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    Overall: 5/5