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Parents' Guide to

Forza Horizon 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.

Game Xbox 360 , Xbox One 2014
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+
age 8+

Not as good as the first

This game wasnt as good as the first one but has new cars better graphics and new races. Sad to see no real competitors/characters like the last one.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (20 ):

Forza Horizon 2 expands on the formula established in Forza Horizon by providing players a bigger, truly open world to explore, more objectives to complete, and prettier graphics -- especially if you're playing the Xbox One edition, which builds off the next-generation visual benchmark established by Forza Motorsport 5. Off-road racing is a very real thing in Horizon 2, with players challenged to careen through Italian vineyards and hilly fields of lavender that sometimes prove much more challenging than driving on pavement. "Bucket list" challenges -- objectives, the game suggests, that simply need to be completed before leaving this year's festival -- sweeten the deal. Imagine racing through a forest at midnight in the pouring rain or being told to drive a Ferrari "like you stole it" to a specific location, and you'll have an idea of what these creative challenges represent.

But the true genius of the Horizon games is in how they offer real cars and authentic handling to please gearheads while simultaneously providing a much more game-like experience than what's found in rigid, traditional driving simulators. Forza's Horizon games are just plain fun, and Forza Horizon 2 improves upon the original in just about every way.

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