Forza Motorsport 5 Reviews

Forza Motorsport 5 is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Nov 19, 2013

Ignore the nonsense, though, and it can still be electrifying. Take an Audi R18 e-tron away from the messy drone of the career and set about beating a Rivals hot lap time around Spa and it's sublime: the diesel engine roars stealthily, the sun streaming through the Ardennes' thick forest. With Forza Motorsport 5, Turn 10's created a driving experience both accessible and beautiful - but it's been stripped back to make Xbox One's launch, and augmented with a host of ugly extras that only serve Microsoft's bid to make a few dollars more.

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IGN
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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2013

Lacks the girth of FM4 but wrestling iconic cars around legendary tracks has never looked or felt this good on console.

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7 / 10
Nov 19, 2013

An excellent driving game but one sullied by cheapskate microtransactions. a lack of tracks, and the dubious worth of the Drivatar technology.

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Nov 19, 2013

Forza Motorsport 5 prizes quality over quantity, eschewing the vehicular excess of previous entries to focus on the gameplay. The result is a leaner, more refined racer.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2013

Forza 5 is a lot of fun to drive, but its structure off the track should be better

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9 / 10
Nov 19, 2013

Forza's love for all things fast is more infectious than ever in this exquisite racing sim.

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Polygon
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2013

Forza 5 brings multiplayer to solo play

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Dec 4, 2013

The great driving and great looks of Forza 5 get buried by bad menus, frustrating AI, and a disappointing number of "opportunities" to spend additional money.

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Nov 19, 2013

Forza Motorsport makes its next-gen debut in stunning style, with great gameplay and superb visuals that show off the Xbox One's capabilities in impressive fashion.

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Nov 26, 2013

While Forza Motorsport 5 is a strong launch-day title for Xbox One, it has more style than substance and serves better as a foundation for future next-gen Forza Motorsport titles than the limited sampler that it really is.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2013

For this, Turn 10 deserves high praise. 

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8.7 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2013

In order to make room for next-gen growth, Forza Motorsport 5 comes in riding lighter than past entries in the series, but despite these big cuts, there's still a hefty driving game with lots to do. Despite infuriating DLC practices Forza remains a fantastic drive, and with some improvements, Drivatars could set a new path for competitive AI.

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8 / 10
Nov 26, 2013

Forza Motorsport 5 simultaneously captures the simulation racing experience and the arcade atmosphere, thanks to its Drivatar system that successfully brings a multiplayer experience to nearly every aspect of the game.

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IGN Italy
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8.6 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2013

Forza Motorsport 5 is the highest expression of digital motorsport, but also is a "pretty slim" game, to put it mildly. It will improve with time and perhaps with the addition of the Nürburgring or other contents for enthusiasts.

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Unscored
Nov 20, 2013

You'll want to see Forza 5 push the Xbox One to its visual limits, but this is the good-but-thin game that will make you glad Microsoft relented on its no-rental policy. Try It.

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Nov 26, 2013

Forza Motorsport 5 is a fantastic racing game that employs the worst of the worst when it comes to monetization strategies. $60 is no longer enough for even one day of the full Forza experience.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 21, 2013

It's refreshing to play a racing game that doesn't feel stale when played alone, and that's all thanks to Drivatar keeping things fresh every time you race. Forza 5 looks absolutely gorgeous, which makes the lack of weather and night races even more glaring. But other than the terrible music, there's very little to complain about.

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9 / 10
Nov 19, 2013

The bodywork is built for showing off your new machine, but there's something more substantial under the hood.

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GamesBeat
Top Critic
85 / 100
Nov 19, 2013

Forza 5 is a fine way to spend a console launch. I'm not all that into cars, but I found an exceptionally built game that is welcoming to rookies.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 19, 2013

Turn 10's Xbox One debut delivers magnificent graphics and excellent car physics, but its primary mode follows an old and well-worn road.

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