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91

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6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 1033 Ratings

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  • Summary: Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Dec 20, 2021
    100
    The graphics, lighting and weather effects are some of the best we've seen in a racing game, but of course it's all about the cars. Although this is an arcade racer that does not focus on realism but rather on short and fast action, the cars behave truthfully and react differently whether you are driving on a track, on the street or off road. The controls have been kept simple, making the game accessible to just about anyone. Altogether, this makes Forza Horizon 5 the most fun racing game of the moment.
  2. Nov 4, 2021
    95
    Forza Horizon 5 is yet another step up for the series and arguably the best racing game ever made. Offering a host of content across a fantastic representation of Mexico, its varied terrain and scenery, there's so much to explore and race. A massive roster of cars will perform all of these, each feeling different from the others, with a variety of upgrade and tuning options almost matching those of simulation titles. While there are a few minor niggles here and there, they are nearly so small as to be hardly worth mentioning. All in all, it's impossible not to recommend this for anybody, regardless of them being a fan of racing games or not, as this is that good.
  3. Nov 5, 2021
    95
    Forza Horizon 5 is the racing game for everyone, which takes outsiders from the racing genre and turns them into followers of the speed, and for those who are already fans, it offers an almost endless variety of activities and challenges. Also very remarkable is the representation of Mexico, which offers vibrant landscapes full of incredible details that only those who live in Mexico will recognize. It is an indispensable game and highly recommended.
  4. Nov 4, 2021
    90
    While Forza Horizon 5 launches with a score of "only" 9.0, it has potential for even more. All Playground Games have to do is to eliminate bugs and bring back some missing cars, which could be done in a few months, with several updates. What about a perfect 10/10? It would require a multitude of further improvements to AI and physics. But perhaps Forza Horizon 6 will achieve that. I surely hope so, as this would give us the perfect racing game.
  5. Nov 4, 2021
    90
    Forza Horizon 5 is a formidable game, with a spectacular graphics and an overwhelming amount of content. But above all, it is a fun title that dignifies the fun in video games with no greater pretension than that, to have the best time possible.
  6. Nov 4, 2021
    90
    You can whine about the lack of revolution, but when everything works perfectly fine, maybe there is no reason to change it. Forza Horizon 5 is definitely the best racing game out there and has no competition. This is, by far, the biggest car adventure you can have on your screen.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 15, 2021
    81
    Forza Horizon 5 still is a great racing game, but there’s no denying that the series is in a torpor-like state. It’s obvious that Playground is afraid not only to innovate, but to make any sort of significant change to a successful formula. [Issue#257, p.64]

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  1. Nov 13, 2021
    10
    É impressionante como mexeram na perspectiva do horizonte nesse jogo... gráfico e diversão excelentes.
  2. Nov 13, 2021
    10
    I have a playtime of 24 hours as of this review, got it on XBOX game pass 3 days ago. I liked it so much I bought the VIP bundle. I'm not evenI have a playtime of 24 hours as of this review, got it on XBOX game pass 3 days ago. I liked it so much I bought the VIP bundle. I'm not even a car guy.

    Fantastic game with the right amount of technical tuning. You can just slap on the best modifications to boost your stats but that doesn't mean you're going to keep it on the track, let alone win the race. You can do that and get away with it for the most part on some cars, but if you want to top leader boards, you need fine-tuning.

    Despite being review bombed because of launch technical issue for some people. I've had 1 issue, solved it by turning off my power management program, EVGA precision. No problems since.

    The game has a wide variety of cars that you can either buy or win in a slot machine-type game. You can get some pretty amazing cars from the start. If the idea of a game to you is to have the fastest car that can smoke anything on normal difficulty, this game isn't for you. If you like collecting and racing, trying to 100% a large map with tons of content. If you like trying out different cars to see which one suits you, instead of chasing stat scores, then this game is for you.
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  3. Nov 11, 2021
    10
    Game is very beaufitul and breathtaking! Superb racing game!! I've never seen so gorgeous graphic!
  4. Nov 23, 2021
    7
    упровелнее на клаве говно как и сервера но остальное неплхо обычная гонка
  5. Jan 12, 2022
    4
    Game could be great, but there are too many problems for me to give it a positive review.

    Overall gameplay? Really good! A bit reductive,
    Game could be great, but there are too many problems for me to give it a positive review.

    Overall gameplay? Really good! A bit reductive, since it is basically the same old Forza Horizon formula that has continued since 3 but with a different setting, but why fix what isn't broken? Race, get cars, get LOTS of cars, tune, paint, whatever. It's all here.

    The online is basically unusable. Months after release it still doesn't work right. I don't even play online that much.

    The biggest strike against the PC version is the RAM usage. This game has had a terrible memory leak since release that is still not fixed. I get frequent "low memory" warnings that eventually leads to poor performance and crashes. I have 16 GB of RAM in my PC, which meets the recommended requirements.

    Given that it released over two months ago, and the PC version still isn't really playable, I've given up on the game.
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  6. Nov 29, 2021
    1
    The game is boring and same old, uninstalled already and I regret my purchase.
  7. Feb 21, 2022
    0
    TRash GAME TRash GAME TRash GAME TRash GAME TRash GAME TRash GAME TRash GAME TRash GAME

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