Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 85 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 736 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Race through a wide-open world featuring dramatic weather and day to night cycles. Connect with friends in this celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore exotic locations in more than 200 of the world’s greatest cars.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 85
  2. Negative: 1 out of 85
  1. 100
    Arcade racing in a stunning world that is so enjoyable and addictive that topping it seems impossible. [Issue#246]
  2. Sep 25, 2014
    93
    Forza Horizon 2 improves almost everything from the original chapter, serving as a real sequel able to take the series in new directions. The unexpected vocation of off-road proves to be a winning card, although some might not appreciate the lack of realism.
  3. 90
    The open world of southern Europe, rain or shine, not only provides a great backdrop, but it is an awesome automotive playground too.
  4. Oct 22, 2014
    90
    An amazing example of online and offline racing built around an engaging, satisfying handling model with the looks to match. Very, very nearly worth buying an Xbox One for alone.
  5. Sep 25, 2014
    86
    It sets a fun vibe without coming off as silly or childish. The racing is serious business, but there are plenty of ways to play that aren't so ardently competitive.
  6. The level of choice when it comes to Horizon’s 2‘s core circuits is surprising and ensures there’s something for everyone, regardless of your taste in cars.
  7. Oct 10, 2014
    20
    The most disappointing thing about Forza Horizon 2 is how little it’s improved since the first Horizon. There is still no meaningful career progression or economy. The career is quite literally running a circle around six chunks of Europe, over and over and over again, in the pursuit of colored bracelets with, as far as I can tell, no significance. Canned bucket list challenges and barn scavenger hunts supposedly break up the action if you feel like heading off in that direction.

See all 85 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 170
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    10
    Outstanding racer . Graphics are amazing and every detail is just so nice . This game is seriously polished to a fine shine. Online play isOutstanding racer . Graphics are amazing and every detail is just so nice . This game is seriously polished to a fine shine. Online play is unmatched by any game or console . Xbox live really shines.

    Also not to hard for kids = great
    Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2014
    10
    I'm not a huge fan of racing, but this game...just wow.
    Full open-world European setting, the visuals are strikingly done, the car physics
    I'm not a huge fan of racing, but this game...just wow.
    Full open-world European setting, the visuals are strikingly done, the car physics and handling is the best in the industry, and the content....holy crap, THERE. IS. SO. MUCH. OF. IT.
    Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2014
    10
    Played many types of racers across many platforms; from Mario Cart to Need for Speed to Gran Turismo to Dirt. This one is the best I've triedPlayed many types of racers across many platforms; from Mario Cart to Need for Speed to Gran Turismo to Dirt. This one is the best I've tried yet. If we could strap weapons on top of my ride like Twisted Metal, this game would get an 11. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    A sweet joy-ride. Having a blast playing this right now. Beautiful game as well. More of a casual racer fan myself as I lean more towards theA sweet joy-ride. Having a blast playing this right now. Beautiful game as well. More of a casual racer fan myself as I lean more towards the Burnout series, but this one if a perfect blend of elements of all great racing games. Notably the Project Gotham style combo meter. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2014
    9
    Great game! Graphics, sound, gameplay, all super. It is necessary a little polish work shadows. Game "Forza killer" just a poor excuse. ForzaGreat game! Graphics, sound, gameplay, all super. It is necessary a little polish work shadows. Game "Forza killer" just a poor excuse. Forza Horizon 2 is a great game I recommend to everyone! Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2014
    9
    Easily the best driving experience i have ever played. Been deeply into racing games since GT2 and nothing have ever impressed me like HorizonEasily the best driving experience i have ever played. Been deeply into racing games since GT2 and nothing have ever impressed me like Horizon 2 has. Offline/Solo play is very fun, and doesn't feel like the same old grind of ever other racing game, on the same tracks ever racing game uses. This game is fresh and new. And if you're into online play, there's nothing like it. Amazing game. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2014
    0
    Very boring. What's the point of an open world when you're stuck inside a car? Waste of effort into world building imo. They should stick withVery boring. What's the point of an open world when you're stuck inside a car? Waste of effort into world building imo. They should stick with just track racers. On that note, the graphics were also disappointing, not much better than the 360 version. Sound design is also lacking compared to other racers, overall a very disappointing package. There are better racing alternatives out there on all platforms. Expand

See all 170 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The Best Videogames of 2014

    The Best Videogames of 2014 Image
    Published: December 22, 2014
    We reveal the best and worst games for each platform in 2014.