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  • Summary: For the first time in the racing and driving genre, experience dynamic seasons in a shared open-world. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars, and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 25, 2018
    97
    Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most polished driving games ever made. The feeling, the amount of content, the spectacular open world and the unbelievable visuals are some pieces of this puzzle that match perfectly to form, all together, a true masterpiece that is perfect in almost every single aspect.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    95
    Forza Horizon 4 is nothing short of fantastic. With a host of content, backed by a fantastic roster of cars that tread the fine line between arcade and simulation perfectly. While the amalgamated UK may be a little too pristine, not completely reflecting reality, it's such a stunning and enjoyable place to race around that any issues are washed away in the utter fun you're having. Forza Horizon 4 is, without a shadow of a doubt, the pinnacle of the series and arguably the best racing game you can buy.
  3. It incorporates elements of arcade driving, simulation racing, storytelling, exploration, discovery, collection and even role-playing in ways that few other racing franchises have even tried and none can match. If there's space for just one racing game on your shelf, Forza Horizon 4 is probably the one it ought to be.
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    90
    Forza Horizon 4 is beautiful and exhilarating, with seamless multiplayer, compelling progression, and more cars than you know what to do with.
  5. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    90
    After a bit too conservative Forza Horizon 3, which was just an improved second Horizon, the latest game in the series easily exceeded my expectations. Its world is enormous and full of various activities (including seasonal events), the driving model is exceptional both on and off road, there are over 450 varied cars and the PC version is spectacular. All that makes Forza Horizon 4 the best open world racing game I have ever played. [12/2018, p.66]
  6. Sep 25, 2018
    89
    Unless you're looking for a hardcore sim, Forza Horizon is still the best racing series around.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    A AAA game produced in 2018 with the backing of Microsoft simply should be far more technically sound than Forza Horizon 4 in its current state. And this perhaps is the greatest travesty for this otherwise brilliant game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 95 out of 160
  2. Negative: 39 out of 160
  1. Mar 10, 2020
    10
    This game is by far the best open world driving experience to date. Mechanics, graphics, physics and overall gameplay is (as always withThis game is by far the best open world driving experience to date. Mechanics, graphics, physics and overall gameplay is (as always with Forza) the best you can get. There are a few things that can annoy you like online players not racing but playing bumper cars, not having unlimited car slots in your garage and the rewind mechanic doesn't always work like you want it to but that can't take anything away from the most awesome and realistic driving experience ever made. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2018
    10
    forza horizon 4 é o auge da saga, consegue melhorar oq tinha de bom no fantástico fh3, conseguindo se tornar o melhor jogo de corrida dessaforza horizon 4 é o auge da saga, consegue melhorar oq tinha de bom no fantástico fh3, conseguindo se tornar o melhor jogo de corrida dessa geração, o trabalho da playground é espetacular e acima da média, ainda tem espaços para melhorias, entretanto oq é apresentado aqui já é bem impressionante Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2018
    10
    This is one of the best games, let alone racing games, I have ever played. Don't tell PS4 that...
  4. Aug 29, 2020
    8
    “It is like World of Warcraft but with cars”
    My personal problem with this game is that it is too good and there simply are more than enough
    “It is like World of Warcraft but with cars”
    My personal problem with this game is that it is too good and there simply are more than enough things to do. I don’t consider myself a racing games fan or a car fan at all - nonetheless it didn’t stop me to spend all yesterday’s evening up until 2 AM (which is unusually late for me) racing, exploring the open world, upgrading my cars, customizing my character and looking for a car of my dream. Maybe in total I played something like 25-30 hours and I barely can say I scratched the surface. It feels like Forza Horizon 4 is a bottomless well with limitless opportunities and ways to entertain yourself for hundreds(!) of hours. It is like World of Warcraft but with cars.
    I would like to praise the optimization: it runs butter-like smooth on ULTRA (even with MSAA x8) on GTX 1660. I didn’t experience any crashes or glitches throughout the whole experience. I don’t wanna say much about the graphics because it is already a well known fact: Forza Horizon 4 looks gorgeous and sometimes you think that it is looks TOO good to a point when it becomes distractive 
    What I didn’t like is the soundtrack. It really feels uninspired and too general-public oriented. It is the kind of music no one would hate on but also no one will fell in love with it. Eventually I didn’t manage to find a single radio station I would be satisfied with.
    My final thoughts are these: Forza Horizon 4 feels like an ultimate racing game. What do I mean by that? I mean, I don’t see any point for ANYONE (especially for Playground Games) to develop and publish a new racing game in the next 5 years – here it is, Forza Horizon 4, near perfect racing game which I’m sure will remain its crown as the best racing game for really looong time before a better racing game comes out what I can’t even imagine.
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  5. Dec 9, 2020
    7
    I have over 500 hours on this game and I have to say it's one of my favorite racing games that I have ever played. Many people won't agreeI have over 500 hours on this game and I have to say it's one of my favorite racing games that I have ever played. Many people won't agree with me but I prefer this "darker/washed out" feel and look of Great Britain over the over-saturated and colorful look of Australia in Forza Horizon 3.
    Even the gameplay is a big upgrade from the previous Horizon games and the car list is HUGE.
    I love every aspect of this game except the car sounds, car customization, and the events, or lack thereof...
    The events and races are fun for the first few hours of playing but they slowly get boring and repetitive. Every event is really similar, a bit of asphalt and some dirt, maybe a jump here and there but nothing really exciting that will put you on the edge of your seat. Quite a few times it won't even matter which event you choose (apart from not being able to use a certain car type) because if you choose a road race you will probably be driving on gravel and dirt as well. So this is a big issue for me because if I choose my 1400 horsepower Bugatti Chiron for a road race I don't want to find myself drifting on a gravel road in my 2.5 million dollar car.
    Now one of my biggest issues with the game, something that bothers me the most is the car sounds.
    I can't tell you enough how much this bothers me.
    Almost every AMG car sounds the same. There are 4 different Bugatti cars in the game, 3 of those use the same sound. A big portion of the Porches uses the same sound as well as a lot of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Audis.
    And when you swap out an engine for a V12 it's absolutely horrible. The sound sounds like autotune, the V12 engine sounds so computer generated and not even remotely realistic.
    Personally, I feel that the game that got the sounds just right was The Crew 2, but that game is nothing compared to Forza Horizon 4 when we look at gameplay and overall detail.
    My third issue with this game is car customization.
    80% of the cars in this game have only 2 customization options, Forza front bumper with a BIG UGLY TOW HOOK that you can't remove and an ugly Forza spoiler that never looks good on most cars.
    The other 20% of cars will have a few body kits or some different bumpers which I actually like but the body kits are usually Liberty Walk or Rocket Bunny.
    A feature that I would like to see in this game is that you could sell your cars from your garage for the listed price below the car.
    Because now the only way to sell a car is to sell it in the auction house or sell a duplicate when you get it in a wheel spin.
    With this lack of selling options, you are left with a garage full of boring cars you will never use because if you list one of these useless cars in the auction house for 10,000 credits nobody will buy it because in most cases people are trying to get rid of those cars as well.
    I wish the developers would add more fun and rare cars to play around with because the game is getting a bit boring.
    For the last year, all I've been doing in this game is, check the festival playlist, complete enough challenges to get to 80% of this seasons playlist so I can get the two "rare" cars and then sell them for a few million in the auction house, every season is the same, complete challenges to earn cars and do it again for the next season and the next season and the next and the next.
    It's getting repetitive and boring. I would love to do something else in this game but to be honest, after finding all the influence and fast travel boards, after completing the whole Fortune Island DLC, after completing the whole LEGO DLC, that's the only thing that's left, the festival playlist.
    I could go and do races and other events but it's literally the same as doing festival playlist challenges except without getting any rewards apart from a few thousand credits.
    I really hope that the developers plan on releasing Forza Horizon 5 in 2021 because if they keep milking Forza Horizon 4 they will lose a bit part of the players because the game is just boring at this point if you have put in over a few hundred hours.
    So to wrap it all up this a great racing game that has taken a more "arcade" turn.
    The game has big issues but unless you plan on putting hundreds of hours into this game It should be fine and entertaining.
    The game lacks any kind of story apart from a few events that don't really do much.
    If you want to get a bit more fun out of this game I would recommend purchasing the Fortune Island DLC and the LEGO Speed Champions DLC and all the other car packs/car passes.
    I would recommend you wait for a sale and definitely don't buy it full price.
    I would recommend buying it on Instant Gaming and getting a game code that you can redeem and the price is lower and more appropriate for the experience that you get in this game.
    Great racing game, lack of content.
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  6. Oct 3, 2018
    5
    Nice graphics, great opimization, terrible wheel handling and FFB. With game this expensive, the wheel should work too. The voice acting isNice graphics, great opimization, terrible wheel handling and FFB. With game this expensive, the wheel should work too. The voice acting is annoying, sounds like aimed at 5-year olds Expand
  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    3440x1440 on ultra with a 1080 averaging around 70FPS.
    Pretty game.
    Racing can be easy and arcady or with assists off exciting and more of a
    3440x1440 on ultra with a 1080 averaging around 70FPS.
    Pretty game.
    Racing can be easy and arcady or with assists off exciting and more of a challenge. Lots of races and cars, with challenges in the open world. The opening is a bit meh, but as soon as you get to weekly seasons the game opens up.
    My only complaint is online doesn't work. I am content doing everything solo, but it would be nice to use the online portion at least to try.
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