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  • Summary: By learning how you and your compatriots drive, the utility of the cloud delivers real human behavior. Drivatar technology creates an evolving network of opponents who are consistently ready to take up the wheel. Real tendencies, real mistakes, real victories. Truly feel what it is like to own the world’s most exotic cars in an experience that brings you very close to the history, craftsmanship and potential of every car in the game. Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    Forza 5 isn't a fluke. It's the product of almost a decade of refinement, evolution and an unbelievable amount of experience on Turn 10's part. In essence, this is a game without any real weaknesses.
  2. Nov 20, 2013
    The fifth lap in the Forza Motorsport series is a great start for the speed genre in Xbox One, and the first truly must-have for Microsoft's new hardware.
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    Forza Motorsport 5 is what die hard fans of turn 10 deserve. Stunning visuals and great sim-like handling are the highlights of the game, but we need more tracks and cars.
  4. 80
    Drivatar is a brilliant innovation, but where's the weather, night racing and improved damage model? Turn 10 has a lot of room to improve with the next Forza Motorsport game. For now, Forza Motorsport 5 will do.
  5. Dec 4, 2013
    Forza Motorsport 5 is a gorgeous racing game that continues the tradition of Turn10’s excellent attention to detail and style. I am not a fan of the way they are handling the progression system, and hope they can tweak it over time to be a bit more realistic.
  6. Dec 19, 2013
    Impossibly smooth and good-looking, it's just a shame it doesn't play as well as Forza 4. [Jan 2014, p.58]
  7. Dec 5, 2013
    Forza Motorsport 5 becomes a game that is outstanding in specific, limited situations, but overall, it's kind of a drag.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 215
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    This game is quite good with the new drivatar system and amazing next gen graphics probably best racing game I ever experience it's changed my life and it's really good you have to get it. Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2013
    How anyone could give this game a negative review is beyond me. I'm a fairly seasoned racing game player, and this is easily the best racing game I've ever played. It has options for practically anyone. If you want a hardcore simulation type game, then you can adjust the settings and have a simulation. If you want a more laid back, casual, arcadey experience, then you have that option. If you're like me a want something in between, you have that option. It's the best looking game I've ever played. It's jawdropping. If you like racing games, you can't go wrong with this one. Keep in mind that it's not Need for Speed. If you're into running away from cops, go play Rivals. Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2014
    I loved this game from beginning to end. The car customization is just like most of the older Forza games. Apart from a few miinor complaints (needs 2 to 4 more tracks), I think the game is perfect. I really enjoyed the games soundtrack, and the detail on the car interiors is awesome. The cars handle well and the overall game play mechanic fells smooth. If you enjoyed the older Forza games I do not see any reason why you would not enjoy this one. I highly recommend this game to any racing sim fan. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2013
    Okay, this game is great, but it is misleading. (I'm Australian, so prices listed are in $AU).

    In order to get a working, complete game (in
    my opinion) you will need:

    $78 Forza 5
    $27 VIP add-On (these two can be combined by purchasing the limited edition)
    $65 6x10 car pack

    Once you understand you need to pay $170 to get (again in my opinion) the full game experience, you can begin to look objectively at the game. If you like racing games and know you will play this one for a while then I still think it's worth the money, but I would have liked to know this upfront rather than feel I was duped into the extra costs. The graphics are great, the content is down from Forza 4 but updates are sure to remedy. New game modes are coming and rivals mode will def help you earn that all important in game credit.

    Once you start playing, if you're new to Forza or been living under a rock playing the previous titles, I recommend you log into and start getting rewards. In the first day I played FMS5 I was awarded $1,000,000 CR and a couple of cars for my recent achievements. There are challenges and new rewards on a regular basis. After 3 days of play approx 9 hours of racing I have 27 cars all gifted or purchased with earned in game credit, no micro transactions.

    The controllers really enhance the feel of the game and the realism improves as a result, each car type exhibit their own unique qualities and progressing the game from D-Class sequentially is a great idea because taking some of the assists off and jumping into an F-1 will be terrifying! And exhilarating, but mostly terrifying! it's much more fun if you've already got a handle on the basics first.

    To conclude: I'd rate it higher if I were just focusing on content it's a fun and more complex game than it first appears, but obscuring the 'true cost' of the game is just a shady, misleading move from such a big game developer. Do not fret, as long as you have at least the VIP add-on (if you don't care for additional cars) there shouldn't be any reason to use the micro transactions and to do so I think risks ruining the flow of the game. [All that said, this is possible only now because Turn 10 have modified the economics since the initial release. Had this not been done, I'd have saved all this typing for a letter to consumer affairs rather than this review]
  5. Dec 18, 2013
    Feels like a game with little ambition other than looking good and functioning as a platform to sell DLC. €50 for DLC? Effectively the price of a normal game. Ridiculous.

    It offers less than the previous Forza in every aspect other than graphics. Next gen games don't look "that" much better than the previous gen that to impress people.

    Still a fun racer and I liked the drivatar system, but as a package I think it's bad value and a bad indicator of where gaming is going.

    PS. Please get rid of the annoying woman who forces us to wait for her condescendingly explain what every single menu and mode.
  6. Nov 25, 2013
    400 less cars than forza 4 and 23 less tracks and no more drag, drift or game modes. FORZA FANS DONT BUY THIS GAME. This game is a micro-transaction disaster, because to buy a car it costs more than $100 of real money. The game seems stripped of everything (amount of cars, tracks, races, upgrades, drag racing and drifting all gone.) and you have to pay money to unlock stuff that already should be there, there is no weather effects like in forza 4. Dont support ripoff DLC. Don't listen to reviewers. Expand
  7. Apr 4, 2014
    This game seemed fantastic until my "drivavatar" was complete. The game has not worked since then, having spent 3 hours on the web to ms switching machine on and off and various variations of this heartily sick of the whole thing. Give me my money back Microsoft. Expand

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