Forza Horizon 2
Summary: Forza Horizon 2 has critics raving over its gorgeous graphics and fantastic gameplay. Some do say that the environments aren't as striking as the first game in the franchise, but that its gameplay is so fun that its one of the Xbox One's killer apps
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It's going to be a busy season for racing games, with sim hopeful Project Cars, ambitious online "CarPG" The Crew and the social score-attack of DriveClub all jostling for attention. Horizon 2 sets an intimidatingly high bar for those games to meet on every front, but in one aspect it seems unbeatable. I can't imagine any of them are going to feel this happy.
It's a racer informed by many others but, when it comes to open-world racing games, Forza Horizon 2 is best-in-class.
There are still a few rough edges to be driven over, but as mild as the improvements are this still makes Forza Horizon 2 one of the best racers of recent years.
By combining open-world thrills with simulation racing and letting you customize the experience to your liking, Forza Horizon 2 is an excellent entry in the series.
This sequel is a good showing for the series on the new system, but it won't blow your doors off
Forza Horizon 2's foundation is stronger than the underwhelming tracks built on top of it
There's a party in Forza Horizon 2, and everyone's invited.
Forza Horizon 2 is a solid open-world racing game that takes Forza's slavish devotion to car culture in a friendlier direction.
A meticulously crafted, marvelous-looking and superbly designed racer that dishes up an absolute feast of automotive madness and mayhem. Sheer brilliance through and through.
Every element in Forza Horizon 2 adds up to an exceptional experience. The story isn't over the top so as to get in the way of racing, driving feels as good as it ever did in Forza Motorsport, there's a ton of things to do, and the game looks absolutely beautiful -- especially the long-awaited dynamic weather system. Forza Horizon 2 is a must-have on the Xbox One.