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  • Summary: You’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you. Drive throughYou’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you. Drive through the vast desert and rocky canyons of the Outback to lush, wild rainforests, and to the sandy beaches and gleaming skyscrapers of Australia's Gold Coast. [Microsoft] Expand

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 26, 2016
    92
    Forza Horizon 3 is huge, varied and constantly entertaining. It treads a fine balance between simulation and arcade—bombastic and silly at times, but also an accomplished populist racing game. I don't like the script, the cast of irritants manning the radio stations, the way playing your own music in-game requires the use of Microsoft Groove, or the fact that one of the nicknames you can choose is ‘Bantersaurus Rex’. More seriously, I worry Microsoft will continue its habit of integrating DLC cars and expansions in overbearing ways (Forza Horizon 2 went as far as playing an in-game trailer for its Storm Island expansion.) But these are annoyances I'm prepared to forgive in a game as good as this.
  2. One of the most successful productions in recent years.
  3. Sep 20, 2016
    90
    Forza Horizon 3 is a a great driving experience, probably the best in years. The Australian landscape is full of things to discover, and it's so sweet to get lost in such a charming setting. Buy it without any doubt, even if you're a PC gamer.
  4. Dec 1, 2016
    90
    The high-end PC settings don’t live up to our expectations, but the handling, courses, and community features are all top of their class. Forza Horizon 3 is the type of racing game that just about anyone can pick up and have fun with, but it still includes depth for committed players. Put that together with a beautiful environment that you can explore at your own pace, and Forza Horizon 3 is one of the strongest and most well-rounded open world racers we’ve ever played.
  5. Sep 24, 2016
    87
    If the joy of driving were a melody, Forza Horizon 3 would play almost every note perfectly. A milestone for the racing genre, but with some technical problems.
  6. Sep 27, 2016
    80
    The Forza Horizon series has long been the best arcade racer of the modern era, and this third iteration keeps that streak alive.
  7. 80
    If you can sacrifice an unlocked framerate for the locked 30fps option, Forza Horizon 3 is one of the very best looking racing games on PC to date and quite possibly a glimpse of what console players can expect from Microsoft's next console.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 108
  2. Negative: 36 out of 108
  1. Dec 17, 2017
    10
    like the old forza horizon games this one is great the music the cars the open roads
    i don't understand why people complain about the pc port
    like the old forza horizon games this one is great the music the cars the open roads
    i don't understand why people complain about the pc port why you give a good game a bad rating if its crashing on your trash bucket pc i don't see a problem runing the game i playing this game on a mid budget pc that has an i5 4460 and a nvidia gtx750ti and 8 gigabyte of ram on low settings with stable 60 fps and it runs just fine
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  2. Apr 16, 2018
    10
    ame has max positive and relax atmosphere, hundreds of cars, great sounds PC
  3. Sep 28, 2016
    10
    When a game can take someone who isn't even remotely interested in a genre and make them a fan, you know it's a great game. This game is looksWhen a game can take someone who isn't even remotely interested in a genre and make them a fan, you know it's a great game. This game is looks incredible and there's so much to do. Runs well on my rig, medium settings, 1920x1080, 60+ FPS: i7 4790k, Radeon R9 290, 16 GB RAM. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2020
    8
    Мне не нравится сетинг игры, а так все хорошо. Дефолтная форза. Которую просто улучшилиМне не нравится сетинг игры, а так все хорошо. Дефолтная форза. Которую просто улучшили
  5. Nov 2, 2016
    6
    Possibly, one of the greatest games ever released on PC.
    I'm so addicted to it, i just can't put it down. The game is a lot of fun, there are
    Possibly, one of the greatest games ever released on PC.
    I'm so addicted to it, i just can't put it down. The game is a lot of fun, there are countless of things to do, and while the map is not really that huge, it provides a playground for hours and hours of fun, playing alone, coop with friends or online with other people, just to mess around.
    The settings, i'm impressed, Australia looks beautiful, and i'm sure the Aussies must be proud of what the Forza devs have accomplished. It looks visually mesmerizing and i enjoy cruising around while looking at the different views, it kinda has that comfy vibe to it.
    As for the gameplay, it is extremely good, the driving is fantastic and the races are extremely entertaining. It plays perfect with the Xbox 360 and One gamepad, and its the way that's meant to be played.
    The music selection is top of the line, and its fantastic. If you are not convinced, you can play your own music using Groove, a music streaming service exclusive of Windows, just like Spotify. It comes with a 15 days trial.
    Overall, i'm so impressed with this game, i just lack the proper words to describe this masterpiece. I have never been so impressed with a racing game before. And you can tell the devs put a lot of love and efforts to it, you can see right there in every little detail they put, in the map and the cars.

    The only downside of the PC version is that this game is sold exclusively through Windows Store, which i'm really hoping for that to change in the future and become available in many others digital distribution services.
    The optimization of the game is not really perfect, but i just can't complain. Considering my CPU is below recommended, i'm extremely satisfied with the results, and the game plays quite fine on high and ultra settings.
    There are hitches here and there, especially in the city, but i'm sure these issues will be addressed in future patches.

    To those on the fence, you should definitely go for it. This game is really really good!
    I would give it a 10, but the fact that there are problems with the Windows store, i can't give it the perfect score.

    EVERYTHING STAYS THE SAME IN MY REVIEW, EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT THE GAME HAS BEEN SEVERELY DOWNGRADED WITH THE LATEST PATCH. DRAW DISTANCE IS PLAIN AWFUL NOW AND AMBIENT OCLUSION HAS BEEN REMOVED.
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  6. Jun 13, 2018
    2
    Great idea, great visuals but most important thing is very bad and that is physics of driving.
    Horizon should be arcade game but driving is
    Great idea, great visuals but most important thing is very bad and that is physics of driving.
    Horizon should be arcade game but driving is like in simulation games and that not working good in open world game!
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  7. Aug 23, 2018
    0
    Just like every other car game you play. The cars are bounding volumes. You smash into the side of another car and nothing happens. PleaseJust like every other car game you play. The cars are bounding volumes. You smash into the side of another car and nothing happens. Please Microsoft redeem yourself and hire Bizarre Creations old staff to get PGR remade. Even a remake of 2 or 3 would suffice. This Forza stuff is gash Expand

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