The Clutch Kick
Story - 80%
Graphics - 95%
Audio - 95%
Gameplay - 90%
Realism - 90%
“Live the Horizon Life when you play Forza Horizon 4. Experience a shared world with dynamic seasons. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain.” – Turn 10 Studios
We’ve all been waiting for this and it feels like the big day has finally arrived! Time to shred all across Britain in 450 of the most accurately detailed cars in any Forza series yet!
Users with Microsoft’s Game Pass will also be able to play the game from launch. Quite a bold move from Microsoft, adding a launch triple A release, but this makes Game Pass an absolute must have.
The feel of Forza Horizon 4 has been so drastically improved, it feels like a brand new game, instead of an updated Horizon 3. There are still some issues, I’ve noticed the wheels haven’t changed much in the last 4 Forza titles and some of the modifications are locked to certain cars only. The addition of brand-name car parts like body kits and wings also makes the game feel more polished over previous versions. Although all the wheels were branded, some of the body-kits lacked the beauty that the OEM kits offer. This has been addressed in Horizon 4 and the cars look amazing, with of without aftermarket parts!
What impressed me more was how the cars were captured in the way they sound and feel. I’m a bit of a car-nut, so I usually go into games like these and buy normal cars that we see see every day. The point is to upgrade it, enjoy it and see to see how the improvements make a difference to the overall feel of the car.
Now, the only thing better than a great handling car is an even better looking one! So lets get straight into the graphics. I’m going to be honest, I was skeptical, usually E3 trailers never end up looking like the game. This time around they have succeeded, Forza Horizon 4 looks absolutely amazing. The game revolves around seasons. This is particularly amazing as it brings so much more. Here’s the best part, every season looks better than the previous!
So in conclusion, if you’re a car-nut or even just like them a little, get your hands on Forza Horizon 4. It looks and feels absolutely amazing. The story is a bit of a let down, but the car action should more than make up for all of it! The game is free with Game Pass from 2 October 2018 and owners of the Ultimate Edition will have early access from 28 September 2018.
Reviewed on: Xbox One
Available on: Windows PC and Xbox One
Age Rating: 3+
Publisher/Developer: Playhouse Games/Turn 10 Studios
Estimated RRP: R999(Standard), R1299(Deluxe), R1599(Ultimate)
Release Date: 2 October 2018
- The handling and feel is superb
- Game looks visually amazing
- Audio is like nothing else, even taking on big brother FM7
- Drift suspension setups!
- Some of the cool modifications are still limited to a few cars
- Horizon festival story could do with a refresh
- Same old wheels from a few Forzas back