Forza Motorsport 4
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Forza Motorsport 4 is a straightforward racing simulation. Players participate in several races and other events such as "hot lap" challenges to unlock more cars and boost their driver's experience. The game features crashes but the results are unrealistic, which could leave young kids with the impression that crashing isn't dangerous. The game is playable online with open chat, which can expose kids to unmoderated commentary.
What's it about?
FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 is a racing simulation where players get behind the wheel of countless cars and participate in races and world championships. After each event, players will gain driver experience and affinity points for manufacturer loyalty. Outside of World Career mode, an Autovista mode lets players explore cars more closely, while the multiplayer component allows players to race others online.
Is it any good?
Forza Motorsport 4 is a gorgeous, gratifying, and accessible racing game. The graphics are realistic and the variety in cars and tracks based on real locations around the world keep things fresh. But its flexibility with controls invites players of any skill level to enjoy and become enamored with sleek, speedy cars. Players can go from simply steering vehicles to taking full control, right down to fine tuning tire pressure and other specifications. Forza 4 is arguably the best racing title available.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how the races here compared to real-world races. What makes them similar or different? What are the consequences of crashes here versus in real life?
How does the type of driving in a racing game compare to standard driving?