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  • Summary: From the all-new world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and Sebring tracks to the spectator-lined streets of New York City in the New York Circuit, race on meticulously designed tracks with an incredible sense of speed and realism. Forza Motorsport 2 features over 60 tracks carved out of 18From the all-new world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and Sebring tracks to the spectator-lined streets of New York City in the New York Circuit, race on meticulously designed tracks with an incredible sense of speed and realism. Forza Motorsport 2 features over 60 tracks carved out of 18 environments, including 13 real-world licensed circuits such as Road America, Silverstone, Tsukuba, and Laguna Seca. Four new real-world licensed circuits further expand the world of Forza Motorsport 2. Collect, upgrade, and tune hundreds of cars. From sport compacts to purpose-built race cars, collect more than 300 cars from over 50 of the world’s leading manufacturers including Ferrari, Porsche, Nissan, VW, GM, and Lamborghini. Take your car to the garage and install alternative engines, suspension kits, bolt-on superchargers, brakes, rims, racing slicks, and more. Dial in advanced suspension settings, tire pressure, and gear ratios. Forza Motorsport 2 allows you to own the cars that will own the competition. Create and share your masterpiece with the world. Express your inner artist in the paint and upgrade shops with near endless visual personalization. Customize the shape of your car by combining different licensed rims, performance parts, and aftermarket body kits. Create your own unique paint scheme using millions of paint and decal options. Take in-game pictures of your creation in the Forza Motorsport 2 photo mode. Take your personalized car onto Xbox Live for some intense online wheel-to-wheel racing. Earn in-game credits and even complete single player career objectives while racing over Xbox Live. Watch the best racers from around the world complete on Forza Motorsport 2 TV. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. 100
    It really can teach you to appreciate the nuances of racing and may even renew your love of cars. For a game like this, we think that's the best compliment we can give it.
  2. Racing Simulation games have been done before, but they have never been done this well.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    92
    An excellent semi-realistic racing game. The Xbox Live race options are great. Too bad there are only eight cars on track. [Aug 2007]
  4. Forza 2 is an exceptional game, realistic, difficult and complex, with features rarely found in other racing titles. It's the type of game which has managed to attract people who otherwise wouldn't have touched a racing sim for the life of them, and showed them the "path". A must buy, for sure.
  5. Forza Motorsport 2 is a drivers best option for a well rounded simulation expereince so far in the next generation of gaming.
  6. With all of the praise, it is no wonder that for the second time Forza Motorsports 2 still manages to impress.
  7. 80
    Balanced control, evolved brilliance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 80
  2. Negative: 6 out of 80
  1. CThompson
    Feb 18, 2009
    10
    Easily one of the best racing games I've played, and my first ever 1000/1000 achievements game. I've grown to enjoy it more nowEasily one of the best racing games I've played, and my first ever 1000/1000 achievements game. I've grown to enjoy it more now than when I first bought hte game, if you want more than an arcade racer but don't want a full out sim, this is the game for you! Expand
  2. CameronL.
    May 30, 2007
    10
    A very deep, fun game. While the visuals aren't the best out there, the game itself is absolutely worth the money, giving loads of A very deep, fun game. While the visuals aren't the best out there, the game itself is absolutely worth the money, giving loads of things to do in an extremely small, tight, refined little package. Of all of the games on 360, racing or not, this is probably one of the best "bang for your buck" packages out there. It's even great if you're not a car lover! Before this game, I didn't know the difference between a chassis and a gearbox, but thanks to this game, I now know my way around a car, and I'm having a lot of fun with all that's available to me in the game. It's great fun. Whether you're looking for a fun racing game, great online game, or simply a game to let you experience some awesomely unique gameplay on your console, this is the game to get. Expand
  3. Jeltz0
    Jun 8, 2007
    10
    Two words "steering wheel" Its one thing to play this game with the controller, but plug in the 360's wheel and you're in force Two words "steering wheel" Its one thing to play this game with the controller, but plug in the 360's wheel and you're in force feedback heaven I'M HOOKED!! Expand
  4. JakeS.
    May 29, 2007
    9
    The most realistic racing simulator possibly ever. This game is extremely deep. Wow. I didn't give it a 10 because as a game I The most realistic racing simulator possibly ever. This game is extremely deep. Wow. I didn't give it a 10 because as a game I don't think simulator type racing games are that fun (race mechanics wise) and the graphics aren't all that great. As a sim, it is definately a 10. As a game, I'll give it a 9. Expand
  5. TracyC.
    Jun 7, 2007
    9
    I agree that this is the best racing SIM I have ever played. I grew up around racing and my first car was a 1967 Camaro SS which I raced I agree that this is the best racing SIM I have ever played. I grew up around racing and my first car was a 1967 Camaro SS which I raced illegally every chance I got so obviously I am into cars. Thing is, I chose Europe as my region as I prefer the Ferrari and Porche over all other. Anyways, everyone has said the game plays amazing that they are right. There is nothing like being rewarded for understanding the "grip" of the particular car you are driving and out braking/driving your opponent. You will hear that the graphics are a bit off and this is true to an extent. The graphics look amazing and the tracks and scenery can be distracting with their detail. I just think we expected perfection out of the visuals and we got 90% of that..still not bad. Thing is, at 120+ mph you will not be looking at the car as most SIM racers I know use the view that does not even show the car. One thing that will turn this game into Crack is the ability to see where you stand versus everyone AND just your friends for EVERY track, car class, time-trial, etc. I often plan to do a certain race only to see that one of my friends has beat me in a time-trial and I just HAVE to top them. This game even has a NASCAR-type oval track that is VERY fun and popular online. I cannot say enough good things about this game if you are a fan of racing sims. If you want to just hold the gas and turn, this is NOT the game for you. Brilliant!! Love this game!! Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2017
    8
    L'un des jeux phares de la 360 et le principal (ou plutôt l'unique concurrent des Gran Turismo à l'époque) ! et ce fut une révélation pourL'un des jeux phares de la 360 et le principal (ou plutôt l'unique concurrent des Gran Turismo à l'époque) ! et ce fut une révélation pour l'incrédule que j'étais, mouton soumis, docile et sans rébellion aux déjections de Polyfiony Digital. Avec Forza Motorsport 2, je découvris enfin ce que j'espérais et attendais des GT depuis trop longtemps. C'est à un degré tel que ce FM2 premier épisode "nouvelle génération" (celle de la HD, ouais, ouais) tient encore la dragée haute aux GT5 et GT6 ! c'est dire si ce FM second du nom a très bien vieilli. Bien sûr, le jeu ne date "que de 2007" mais tout de même...

    Bien sûr l'interface est vilaine mais reste efficace et le mode carrière très copié sur les GT est bien fait et pas artificiellement rallongé comme sur les FM suivants (c'est le seul FM qui peut se finir sans bailler d'ennui devant la multiplication exagérée des épreuves). La conduite reste le point très fort du titre, même après toutes ces années ! mi-arcade mi-simu, on peut seulement lui reprocher sa tendance exagérée à bloquer les roues. Les bruits de moteurs sont excellents, loins devant le concurrent de chez Sony, tout comme le mode multi-joueurs solide et bien conçu (mais déjà payant hélas).

    Et n'oublions pas les possibilités de personnalisation (esthétique et mécanique) des voitures, ni les réglages clairs et pratiques qui ont une réelle incidence sur leur comportement. Le gros défaut finalement de FM2 (à part le manque de circuits) concerne les ralentis ratés (caméra trop souvent incapable de suivre l'action et qui reste à zoomer stupidement sur la voiture).
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  7. FrankC
    Dec 12, 2008
    0
    Worst game ever, the Wii has racing game with better graphics. The game stutters all over the place as the xbox can't run game. I am onWorst game ever, the Wii has racing game with better graphics. The game stutters all over the place as the xbox can't run game. I am on my 5th xbox, as xbox's break down all the time. All my friends had to ship back all of their xbox's because they broke. Expand

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