Forza Motorsport 6 Reviews
Forza 6 comes close to the finish line, but long load times, sluggish racing, and frustrating design decisions betray its gorgeous 1080p/60fps visuals.
The latest in Turn 10's driving series is terrific on the track but outdated off it.
This is a true showcase for Xbox One in every area except the racing. Inconsistent difficulty, random payouts and way too many dull events seriously spoil the party.
Forza continues to be part of Microsoft's dwindling core of exclusives and while fun, it's beginning to lose its grip as sequels blend together.
New tracks and cars give you plenty to play with, but the re-styled career mode still doesn't provide sufficient motivation
Some of the off-track functionality in Forza Motorsport 6 is sometimes surprisingly lazily implemented but you'll tend to forget that when you're in a battle with the elements, trying to shave a tenth of a second off your laptime in your newly-tuned favourite racer, or simply gawking at the outstanding visuals. Time ebbs away when you're playing. "One more race" becomes "one more series" and then you just pop online to have a quick League race, then you just have to take on a rival's laptime real quick…and soon it's 5am and you realise exactly how much game you get for your buck. Warts and all, this is well worth the investment.
A smart and confident update
When it comes down to it, Forza Motorsport 6 offers more than any other version in the past. The game is extremely fun, and feels like the way to go if people wanted to start getting serious about simulators. The game certainly has simulation aspects, but falls behind when comparing to Project Cars or Gran Turismo. Forza 6 is certainly a visual accomplishment on the Xbox One, but the consistency with the sense of speed sets it a tad back. The game offers a lot of different and productive things to do and it rewards you with perks to keep you coming back for more.
Any petrolhead should buy Forza 6 without a second thought - they will get some serious enjoyment out of it - and even those who don't know their Sierra Cosworths from their Huracans should give it a try. The racing can be as easy or difficult as you like, but however you tweak the settings the fun will always shine through.
With competition from the likes of Driveclub and Project Cars, the franchise isn't quite the benchmark it once was, but it's damn good to see Turn 10 back on track with such impressive flair.
Turn 10's latest racer is a bit bolder than Forza 5, but still doesn't constitute a turning point for the aging sim category
As merely the second installment for the Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 6 not only keeps up with the high bar set by Forza 5, it capitalizes on that foundation of quality.
With the loss of some of its personality, Forza Motorsport 6 sometimes feels like a little less than the sum of many much improved parts, and there are certain quality-of-life changes that feel increasingly overdue. But these are only distractions, bumps in the road that make Forza feel "just" great when looked at from a distance.
Forza Motorsport 6 marks the true arrival of the franchise on the Xbox One. From an overabundance of content to great gameplay, the bar has once again been set for simulation racing on consoles.
If ever a racing title was considered a must-have for your gaming rotation, Forza 6 is it.
Simply a better game than Forza 5 and with a lot more content to boot, Forza Motorsport 6 is an endlessly playable racer that deserves a spot in your Xbox One collection. Go get it.
When it comes right down to it, Forza Motorsport 6 is a big improvement over Forza 5 and a must-have for driving simulation fans. Winning races here is all about precision and timing. If you want to showboat, stick with Forza Horizon 2. If you prefer pure skill over splashy moves, Forza 6 is your game.
If you can accept the fact that some Drivatars are going to be weird, and some cars will take a heaping amount of time to unlock, Forza Motorsport 6 is an awesome ride that you'll return to often. In fact, it's likely to keep you busy until the next Forza ride – potentially 7 – makes its arrival.
Possibly the best racing game of the year, even if it's not perfect because of its campaign mode and limited racing conditions.
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Forza Motorsport 6 maintains the series' strong handling, robust features, and its ability to bring together players of varied skill levels. There are improvements in virtually every area, but even with additions like night and weather, it doesn't really feel like there's a standout change to push the series forward. It seems like most of the effort this time around went into getting Forza back on track.