Parents' Guide to

Forza Horizon 3

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun open-world racer is best driving game of 2016.

Game Windows , Xbox One 2016
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Where do I start…

This game had so much potential it’s insane. What they gave was a beautiful looking racing games with cars that can barely even drive straight. The weather is absurd, raining every 10 minutes making it impossible to see or drive with any control. Sharp turns are practically impossible to make clean without skidding off the road. The prices in credits for the cars needed to even come close to winning a street race is ridiculous. Once you get off road you might as well forget about having any control over your car. It reacts like your driving on a damn ice rink. The amount of trees that you can crash into head on is not even realistic. They literally put 10,000 trees in the fucking outback just so you could have something to smash directly into. The pedestrian drivers on the roads are a nightmare. It’s like they’re all elderly people with blind folds on, driving aimlessly making it impossible to not rear end them. I could go on all day, but other than that it’s a cool game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (25 ):

Thanks to great controls, twisty tracks, and a wide variety of vehicles and places to drive them, this open-world street-racing game is this year's best virtual Sunday drive. Like previous games in this series, and the Forza Motorsport series it was spun off from, Forza Horizon 3 features adjustable and spot-on controls regardless of whether you're looking for something realistic, something more forgiving and arcade-like, or something in between. By setting the game in Australia, the developers have been able to include tracks that not only have you speeding through suburbs and cities but also on the beaches and through the rainforest as well. Even better, these tracks are nice and curvy, a good challenge to your racing skills. Besides a deep career mode that will have you driving in many kinds of events, this game also has an option to play those events with three of your Forza-loving online friends, including those playing on another system. It also boasts a ton of other events, including some Hollywood-style stunts, as well as a deep customization system that allows you to make your dream car, mechanically and aesthetically. Together, it all makes Forza Horizon 3 the best racing game of 2016.

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