Parents' Guide to

Forza Motorsport 7

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Exceptional racing sim takes the checkered flag.

Game Windows , Xbox One 2017
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 6+

Fantastic racing series!

I've been a fan of the series since it started over a decade ago! Remember Gran Turismo over 20 years ago? Remember being frustrated at too many tuner cars, Mitsubishis, Toyotas? Forza solved that with a more Western bias. It was like a miracle. There is no problem giving it to your kids here. They will enjoy it to their hearts content.
age 12+

Forza is not what is use to be

I have played forzas all the way from The original Forza Motorsports on the first Xbox all the way to the 7th motorsport. LETS START WITH THE PROS: 1 Great graphics 2 Full Campaign 3 competitive racing 4 lots of cars 5 competitive multiplayer CONS 1 AI's racing recognition 2 back to back copy of the last motorsport 3 lobbys are very laggy even with great internet 4 very few after market options (visually) 5 game can freeze now and then 6 less courses 7 DLC Cars 8 less engaging than previous forzas 9 no CLUBS! 10 price of DLC and the game come to over $130.00 one thing that has changed is the racing which is almost the whole game. When I first ever played forza I was terrible and I kept racing and racing and now I'm a pro at it I could race any course any difficulty manual with clutch no drive lines to follow and no traction control or stability control ABS etc.... How ever all these years I have raced this is the first game that any difficulty above EXPERT makes the AI drivers unbeatable for (example) if I Drive a Homologated" Acura NSX" on "Road America" and if all the AI's drive that same car they are garenteed to go faster than you around corners and on. straights if I top out at 205mph they will blast past me @215mph! In the same car!!! You can complete the game about halfway before giving up on unbeatable. Also in this game the AI's do not register your car so if your turning they will side swipe you hate to say it but this IS my least favorite forza little time and effort was put into this one...prayers for forza horizion 4

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (13 ):

This driving simulation is easily the best racing game of the year thus far, thanks to its tight, responsive handling, multiple modes, and exceptional production quality. Xbox gamers who bought 2015's Forza Motorsport 6 will also find a huge leap froward in the way the game looks and plays. Car collecting remains a key element in Forza Motorsport 7, where gamers will aim to win races to unlock better and better (and more diverse) vehicles. Called "Forza Driver's Cup," the career mode is more than meaty, with a smart progression system spread out over six major championships -- with its high-end sports cars, NASCAR, trophy trucks, American muscle cars, JDM (Japanese domestic market) classics, and so on. As you might expect, the vehicles handle very differently (Mini Cooper vs. Lamborghini, anyone?) especially when coupled with the kinds of races you're embarking on, track difficulty, and weather conditions (such as rain). In fact, while there are 32 different tracks -- including Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Prague in the Czech Republic, to name a few, there are more than 120 different track combinations/layouts to race on (such as weather, time of day, and so on).

For the first time, you can also unlock Driver Gear -- to customize the way your driver looks (helmets, jumpsuits), for some pre- and post-race scenes -- along with fun car mods (modifications) as part of the randomized "Prize Crates" you'll earn. Bottom line: Whether you're playing by yourself against the AI, against someone beside you, or online, there's a ton of depth and breadth to take advantage of in this game. Add some outstanding graphics, hundreds of unlockable vehicles, and tight controls, and you'll find that developer Turn 10 has done a fantastic job with this family-friendly racing sim.

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