Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels Reviews
The Hot Wheels expansion for Forza Horizon 5 is a solid addition that almost feels like it could be a stand-alone game. The team has done a great job of providing a fun sandbox and plenty of different cars to use while playing in that sandbox. It doesn't matter if you're a big kid at heart or an actual kid; if you love playing with toy cars, you're going to have fun driving them around in Hot Wheels Park and across the Mexican landscape.
Forza Horizon is such a strong brand name and has always offered so much quality and innovation in a very limited genre that people just can't expect anything less, and even though Hot Wheels is a solid DLC that can easily blow many full fledged arcade racing games out of the water, the fact that it's not "innovative" enough compared to previous entries in the series.
Review in Persian | Read full review
A decent expansion for an amazing game. It's not what we actually wanted, but it still offers a good amount of fun content.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is especially aimed at those who have already logged many hours on the title and want additional content. Fans of the famous small car brand will be happy to find some of the iconic models and drive them. Nevertheless, the missions offered are quite repetitive, even if the progression system is well implemented. I would have preferred to have more varied missions while the environments of this new playground are. Not to mention that the vast majority of the cars can be picked up without even accessing the DLC and are not really customizable. Still, I had a lot of fun returning to the title for a few hours. I felt like I was back in childhood again with my little cars.
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Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is a thrilling ride that pushes the boundaries of physics and even allows you to build and share your own tracks. It's a great example of an expansion that mixes up the gameplay of the base game enough to make it worth owning as well.
Through more cars, challenges and a new map, Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels becomes a fun DLC that all lovers of this racing game and toy cars should not miss.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Forza Horison 5: Hot Wheels is a beautiful dive into the dreams of children who have been building tracks on tracks for decades. A sort of car-sized playground built to amaze from the very first moment, which however focuses too much on the glance and sacrifices on the altar of the scenography both the freedom of exploration of the base game and the beauty of its events. The spectacular expeditions of the festival are missing, as well as secondary events that increase the affection towards this new floating and intricate world. It is good that a different path has been tried than in the past but the experiment presents in our opinion some uncertainty.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels expansion is really easy to recommend if you enjoy Forza Horizon 5. It adds a brand new, Hot Wheels-themed region and 10 new Hot Wheels cars that you can earn for your collection. You’ll get hours of playtime from Hot Wheels park, from ranking up to Legend status to developing your own tracks in the creator. It’s worth noting that this Hot Wheels expansion is also quite a bit more enjoyable than the recently released Hot Wheels Unleashed game, which makes me wonder… when Playground Games are done exploring the world of Fable, maybe they should be tasked with a full-on Hot Wheels game. At any rate, I would highly recommend the Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels expansion.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is an excellent expansion, which gives you plenty of nostalgic fun, further enriching an already rich package. It's a real adrenaline-pumping and jaw-dropping graphic extravaganza, as its theme helps Turn10 and Playground's impressive graphics engine to show off its capabilities even more. There are a few flaws, such as the only 10 new vehicles, but overall, we're talking about an expansion that will be loved - expectedly - by Hot Wheels fanatics and fans of arcade racing games in general.
Review in Greek | Read full review
If you are new to Forza Horizon's Hot Wheels expansions, you’ll likely have a blast with the latest one. It's once again a nice change of pace from the main game – with cars reaching all-new top speeds. For returning players, you can go into this paid DLC knowing what to expect, although it may not be quite as thrilling as the first time for some veterans. At the same time, you could say the Hot Wheels expansion for the Forza Horizon series has now been fully realised thanks to the power of Xbox Series X|S. It’s got us excited to see what’s next for the fifth entry in terms of future expansion content. So go on, get out there and burn some rubber.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is the perfect example of a small expansion. It takes a new spin on the Horizon formula while its core remains the same, incredibly fun arcade racer. The new open world is a joy to explore and master, but sadly it can feel too much like an advertisement frequently.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is a wonderful bit of additional content for the core game, with absolutely thrilling racing for fans of the toy line.
Hot Wheels returns to Forza Horizon with more track types and an even larger map to speed through, but its strict progression is an unwelcome speed bump.
Hot Wheels is just another excuse to prove the excellence of Forza Horizon 5. More hours, more content and more fun for everyone
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All things considered, as a $19.99 USD standalone purchase, this is easily the wildest, largest, and most ambitious expansion to grace the Forza Horizon franchise to date. It makes Horizon 3’s offering seem like a prototype by comparison. This is the production model, and boy can she drive.
The exploration flaws are only a somewhat minor gripe, considering that the races themselves are some of the best that Forza Horizon 5 has to offer, and the expansion even includes various Hot Wheels pieces for players to create their own events too. Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels already feels like a massive and enjoyable expansion, and hopefully the player-created content will mean there’s even more to look forward to while we wait for the game’s second expansion.
If you enjoy Forza Horizon 5 and want more, this Hot Wheels expansion comes highly recommended. The track-based antics here are more restricted, which may put off players who enjoy the off-roading freedom that the base game provides, but in turn it’s a whole new experience with a completely different feel. As long as you like driving really fast and performing insane stunts, you’ll love Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels. You don’t even need to be a fan of actual Hot Wheels cars to appreciate it.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels expansion offers extreme speeds on dangerous courses with turns and loops that will keep your head spinning. Despite the name, there are very few Hot Wheels cars though.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is a worthy addendum to one of the best racing games ever made.
It isn't as surprising and novel as it was the first time around, but Forza's high-speed brand of life-sized, toy-themed stunt racing is still a riotous good time.