Two Minute Review of Forza Motorsport 4 for the Xbox 360

Continuing a games reviews, we have been playing Forza Motorsport 4 for the Xbox 360 and it is incredibly addictive!

Here is how the game is described:

The highest-rated racing franchise of this generation returns. Unrivaled in its innovation and quality, “Forza Motorsport 4” pushes the racing genre forward, delivering the most stunning graphics ever seen on the Xbox 360 platform, radical experiences only possible with Kinect, groundbreaking social features through Xbox LIVE, and a landslide of new content, cars and new ways to play. Launched exclusively on Xbox 360, “Forza Motorsport 4” is an entirely new automotive experience.



Platform-defining graphics. “Forza Motorsport 4” sets a new graphical standard for the racing genre. Featuring dramatic Hollywood-style camera effects and an all new lighting engine, “Forza Motorsport 4” creates an unparalleled, dramatically realistic graphical experience — all running at a silky-smooth 60 frames per second.

Xbox LIVE showpiece. “Forza Motorsport 4” is making racing more social than ever. Create a Car Club and build the ultimate dream team of drivers, tuners and painters from the “Forza” community. Share your custom cars and dominate the other clubs. With the all-new Rivals Mode, play against your friends whether they are online or not by challenging them for bragging rights and rewards in a variety of different game types.


Industry-leading innovation with Kinect. Autovista Mode brings the automotive experience comes to life. Walk around the car in a virtual showroom, crouch down to look at the details, or open the doors and hood using the power of Kinect. Immerse yourself with Kinect Head Tracking, which pans the camera view based on how you naturally look into the corners when you’re hard charging. Take the virtual wheel with Kinect as you sit on the couch with your friends and family — no controller required. You can even take advantage of Kinect voice control to easily navigate the game’s menu.

More of what you love. With more than 80 manufacturers, the most in any racing game available today, “Forza Motorsport 4” features unrivaled diversity and more of the cars you love. The all new World Tour Mode boasts new tracks, unending choice and hundreds of hours of gameplay as you travel the globe with your favourite car. With the most accurate physics engine, cockpits and damage on every car and assists that allow even the most casual player to race, “Forza Motorsport 4” redefines the genre.

Bonus Stuff

The game also includes some bonus stuff in the form of two codes that enable you to download extra content. The first is a Launch Track pack:

And the second is a Launch Bonus Car pack:


Final Thoughts

Forza Motorsport 4 is addictive – extremely addictive. I found myself continually saying “just one more race….”.

The graphics are amazing, and being able to use the Kinect to walk around the showroom and look closer at cars was a great idea! However before you get too excited you can only examine a very small number of the cars, but it’s still fun to do! Also you have Jeremy Clarkson giving you his take on the cars. Some might be put off by that!

You can even choose to drive using the Kinect, which is good for a laugh, but apart from people laughing at you as you are doing it, the gameplay isn’t as good!

There are different game modes for you to choose from as well, including a Rivals mode which is quite fun. In Rivals mode you can race your friends in various events, even if they are not online at the time.

The inclusion of some bonus launch downloads was also greatly appreciated.

And there are even monthly Speed Packs you can buy that include new cars, so you will never get bored!

For those who have invested tireless hours in "Forza Motorsport 3", Turn 10 Studios included a unique "Forza Motorsport 4" feature called Profile Import, which rewards fans for their time. Based on your player level and the cars in your garage in "Forza Motorsport 3", gift cars will be automatically added to your "Forza Motorsport 4" garage and you’ll also receive bonus gifts and credits. And for those who spent hours creating intricate layers and liveries in the "Forza Motorsport 3" Livery Editor, you will be able to import those layers, so your time isn’t lost! This is a great idea – well done guys!

I remember the early driving games on the Xbox, and I am going all the way back to Project Gotham, and Forza Morotorsport 4 is by far my favourite so far.

There is even a Top Gear track if you are fans of the show! Would you like to take a spin in the Kia cee’d?

There is also a massive online community which means there is always someone else to race, so you can never get bored.

Overall fans of racing games will not be disappointed!

Have you played it? What do you think?