Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Dec 10, 2018
    70
    Where it excels is in ideas and concepts, yet it falters on the basic function of exciting racing. It looks and sounds good but lacks any memorable locations or tracks and it straddles an odd balance between pure arcade racer and pseudo-simulation, with its use of refuelling and permanent upgrades. And yet I finished the World Tour mode, knocked out some tournaments ready to write this review, but still find myself booting it up for the odd fifteen minutes and still thinking about how I’d like to chase a first place in every race. I’m obviously chasing something along with the developers.
  2. Nov 30, 2018
    70
    The spirit of 90s arcade racing is reborn in a homage to everything from OutRun to Lotus Turbo Challenge, and despite a few bumps in the road it’s all just as much fun as you remember.
  3. 50
    Horizon Chase Turbo does a good job of creating a sense of speed, and emulating the look and feel of Out Run. Where it falls down is in replacing the timer mechanics of Out Run, which made for a frustrating but ultimately exciting and tense arcade game, with a more typical racing track structure. It plays fine, but with none of the intensity, nor sense of reward, of the game it pulls almost all of its inspiration from.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 53
  2. Negative: 4 out of 53
  1. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    Picked this up as it looked interesting but was not expecting it to be quite as good as it actually turned out to be! This is a modern take onPicked this up as it looked interesting but was not expecting it to be quite as good as it actually turned out to be! This is a modern take on the 16 bit racing games of old (Think Outrun, Lotus Turbo Challenge and Jaguar XJ220 etc). It is presented wonderfully and there are various modes that unlock as you play. The game plays brilliantly and feels like the old games that it sets out to emulate while still feeling modern and tight. The graphics are clean and nostalgic while still being sharp. The music is pure genius and is as catchy as the tunes in the 16 bit games of the 90s (So many new games have forgettable music). There is a huge number of locations and tracks and cars unlock as you play. All in all this is a great game for anyone that loves racing games, especially those that love 16 bit racing games. Full Review »
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    People who are looking for a great arcade racer from the 90s, this is a great experience. A huge number of gorgeous and treacherous tracks, aPeople who are looking for a great arcade racer from the 90s, this is a great experience. A huge number of gorgeous and treacherous tracks, a lot of unlockable cars and a eletronic soundtrack beautifully composed, the game has his best version on the Switch. Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Melhor jogo de corrida dos últimos tempos, trilha sonora pra lá de fantástica que ataca forte a nostalgia, gráficos belíssimos tanto no modoMelhor jogo de corrida dos últimos tempos, trilha sonora pra lá de fantástica que ataca forte a nostalgia, gráficos belíssimos tanto no modo portátil quanto no Dock, jogabilidade impecável! Uma bela homenagem aos clássicos arcades de corrida da velha guarda. Este jogo é espetacular, literalmente uma obra prima, orgulho-me de ser brasileiro e me ver tão bem representado. Full Review »