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Forza Motorsport 5

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Kids steer exotic cars around tracks -- with open chat.

Game Xbox One 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

This game can excite your child about cars instead of smoking or drugs.

Forza 5 is a truly wonderful game. If you are thinking about buying this game for your child there are a few things to know first. Racing games like Forza 5 can be difficult, so if your child doesn't mind not doing good or losing in a race then its ok. You can go VERY fast in Forza 5 and sometimes you crash. The only bad thing about this is when you crash the car gets scratched and dented, but the driver isn't even hurt in a 290 mph collision, which may make kids think crashing isn't dangerous. You do have to buy cars in Forza 5, some costing up to $4,000,000, which could also teach your child to save up for things they want or need. Overall, Forza 5 is a good family game and will give your child a fun racing experience.
age 6+

Great livery editor

Kids can make unique designs for cars, and share them to the world. It can take some time to get used to, but once it does, kids can spend hours tinkering on the car's livery to make it look best. Just watch out for somewhat inappropriate designs!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (11 ):
Aside from a huge number of cars you can climb into -- including the challenge of tackling open-wheel vehicles that feel very different -- Forza Motorsport 5 takes advantage of Xbox One's power to provide stunning graphics and smooth animation. The career mode is deep and fulfilling -- with artificial intelligence-controlled vehicles tough to race against -- whereas online play tests your skills against other human racers in cyberspace. There isn't much to complain about with this next-generation racing simulation other than fewer tracks than Forza Motorsport 4, and it's perhaps a little on the difficult side, but overall this is a fine racer for the Xbox One.

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