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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. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 55 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Nov 20, 2013
    100
    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
    90
    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
    88
    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. Nov 20, 2013
    80
    Technically impressive, but limited on new ideas. Drivatar is the closest to innovation Forza 5 comes, but needs more depth to be worthwhile.
  5. Nov 28, 2013
    80
    Forza 5 is as spectacular and solid as ever, but you can't ignore the fact that there's a clear content cutback from the previous game.
  6. Dec 16, 2013
    71
    Forza 5 will do as a holdover racing game for now, but for all the bombast that next-gen brings, the game is awfully stagnant, and its lack of competition has never been more apparent.
  7. Dec 5, 2013
    60
    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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  1. Nov 22, 2013
    10
    Might be single handedly my favorite racing game I've ever played! And I'm a guy who normally hates racing games! The controls are slick and the feedback from the controllers make the game even better! I'm even considering buying the wheel and I never buy the wheel! Note there's going to be a lot of PlayStation fam Boyz coming on here to smash the game.. just remember to report them. if you're going to buy any game on xbox one it would be this one! A game that truly deserves for the first time I've ever reviewed anything An actual 10! Buy it! Expand
  2. Dec 6, 2013
    10
    FM5 from the first seconds made ​​indelible impression on me: spiritual oupening accompanied voice Clarkson, elegant music, beautiful trails, attention to detail etc. Overall, Forza 5 produces a lovely experience.
    Great start for racing games on the Xbox One.
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  3. Nov 27, 2014
    9
    I got this with the XB1 a year ago and I still play it. I understand that to some it seems kinda light on content - compared to what was there on FM4, but it never bothered me. I think some folks focus a little too much in this comparison. This is a new game on a new system, they can't just take all the original content and 'make it look more pretty', everything had to be rebuilt. Having a game like this at console launch is quite something. But yeah, FM4 had lots of content (which was 'just' taken over from FM3), but FM6 will do the same and be double the size of FM5. Anyways, there's no need to buy anything extra in this game, only of you love, say, a certain oldsmobile, then you can buy that extra. The three additional tracks were free downloads and every now and then there's new (free) cars, so it's really not all what people make it out to be. As for the actual driving: There's no better game out there (that includes you, Forza Horizon 2) as far as 'feeling the car and the track' goes. It's really beautiful. I play FH2 a lot, I played DriveClub (which, also, ain't as bad as people say) and Gran Turismo, but nothing touches the feel of Forza 5. It plays perfectly. Graphics are good to quite good (1080p, 60fps), with the occasional blandness and the weird 2D spritey people standing next to the tracks. But yeah, it's super smooth and fast, that's what counts. Some tracks look magnificent (Prague, Switzerland), some look a bit dull (Sebring etc.) but these courses look bland in real life, too. You've never seen a better Nurburgring, though. I personally didn't like the music and had it off constantly. I prefer the sound of the engines and the surroundings anyway, but this cheap classical score was just bad. I like classical music very much, but this was just too poppy and transported a weird kind of cheap melancholy. Really poorly written. So, to those who like racing games: try it, you'll get it used for cheap. And to those who love racing games but weren't sure about this one: You'll regret nothing. It's the best racer out there and a good mix of sim and arcade. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2014
    7
    Driving feels good and the game looks great. Drivatar brings extra dimension to it although it is still far from real person. Another cons: Online code is sometimes very bad, too few city circuits, playing with wheel is difficult and pointless special races in the career mode. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2013
    4
    This game is a rip off. It costs more than Forza 4 did at launch but has half the content. Cars and tracks have been removed and there are no weather effects. Its doesn't even have the Nurburgring! The missing cars and tracks will no doubt be purchasable later, making the game even more expensive. Very disappointing for a supposed system seller title. Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2014
    2
    Another masterpiece fouled by the greed of the "pay to play" mentality designers seem to increasingly embrace. They clearly create a grind for players who don't have the time to unlock their favorite cars so that they will pay to unlock these cars straight away. The graphics are spectacular, driveatars are great this game could be so much more. Future content will come at a premium, not a big deal however given you will likely have to purchase the content and then purchase the car again in game to unlock it makes me concerned about how stupid they think their consumers are. Another game ruined. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2014
    0
    I'm a new returnee to console gaming after a 15 year break - things have changed a lot and not all for the good since the PS2 days, and I'm disappointed I have to say.

    I'll start with the good bits of Forza 5: great graphics, beautiful. Decent driving experience. Clarkson.

    Unfortunately the game is unplayable because of the micro purchases. It's not even clear how you earn tokens without paying for them. I'm used to this on free ipad apps, where you get one car, map or character, but this game is GBP60. Experiencing the developer's greed, extreme greed, in this way has actual left me feeling dirty. It is quite disgusting - what if a teenager bought this game with his pocket money?

    Fortunately, Forza 5 came free with a 2nd XBOX ONE I have just bought, so after less than two hours of gameplay I don't feel bad about erasing it from the HDD.

    I'm giving Forza 5 a zero because it is unplayable. Shame on you Microsoft Studios.

    By the way, how this game gets a 79 Metascore is beyond me, I can only assume the critics got a fully unlocked version to play with and weren't asked to part with more of their cash just to have the stuff that should have been available to start with.
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