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  • Summary: From the all-new world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and Sebring tracks to the spectator-lined streets of New York City in the New York Circuit, race on meticulously designed tracks with an incredible sense of speed and realism. Forza Motorsport 2 features over 60 tracks carved out of 18From the all-new world famous Nürburgring Nordschleife and Sebring tracks to the spectator-lined streets of New York City in the New York Circuit, race on meticulously designed tracks with an incredible sense of speed and realism. Forza Motorsport 2 features over 60 tracks carved out of 18 environments, including 13 real-world licensed circuits such as Road America, Silverstone, Tsukuba, and Laguna Seca. Four new real-world licensed circuits further expand the world of Forza Motorsport 2. Collect, upgrade, and tune hundreds of cars. From sport compacts to purpose-built race cars, collect more than 300 cars from over 50 of the world’s leading manufacturers including Ferrari, Porsche, Nissan, VW, GM, and Lamborghini. Take your car to the garage and install alternative engines, suspension kits, bolt-on superchargers, brakes, rims, racing slicks, and more. Dial in advanced suspension settings, tire pressure, and gear ratios. Forza Motorsport 2 allows you to own the cars that will own the competition. Create and share your masterpiece with the world. Express your inner artist in the paint and upgrade shops with near endless visual personalization. Customize the shape of your car by combining different licensed rims, performance parts, and aftermarket body kits. Create your own unique paint scheme using millions of paint and decal options. Take in-game pictures of your creation in the Forza Motorsport 2 photo mode. Take your personalized car onto Xbox Live for some intense online wheel-to-wheel racing. Earn in-game credits and even complete single player career objectives while racing over Xbox Live. Watch the best racers from around the world complete on Forza Motorsport 2 TV. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 66
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  1. 100
    It really can teach you to appreciate the nuances of racing and may even renew your love of cars. For a game like this, we think that's the best compliment we can give it.
  2. Racing Simulation games have been done before, but they have never been done this well.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    92
    An excellent semi-realistic racing game. The Xbox Live race options are great. Too bad there are only eight cars on track. [Aug 2007]
  4. Forza 2 is an exceptional game, realistic, difficult and complex, with features rarely found in other racing titles. It's the type of game which has managed to attract people who otherwise wouldn't have touched a racing sim for the life of them, and showed them the "path". A must buy, for sure.
  5. Forza Motorsport 2 is a drivers best option for a well rounded simulation expereince so far in the next generation of gaming.
  6. With all of the praise, it is no wonder that for the second time Forza Motorsports 2 still manages to impress.
  7. 80
    Balanced control, evolved brilliance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 85
  2. Negative: 6 out of 85
  1. CThompson
    Feb 18, 2009
    10
    Easily one of the best racing games I've played, and my first ever 1000/1000 achievements game. I've grown to enjoy it more nowEasily one of the best racing games I've played, and my first ever 1000/1000 achievements game. I've grown to enjoy it more now than when I first bought hte game, if you want more than an arcade racer but don't want a full out sim, this is the game for you! Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    10
    It's got to be a THE benchmark for any non-arcadish racing game. For 2007, this game was all you could ever want from a racing game.It's got to be a THE benchmark for any non-arcadish racing game. For 2007, this game was all you could ever want from a racing game. Realistic, endless customisation and not over-saturated number of events like in Forza 3. Multiplayer is good too. What does suck is the highly outdated graphics. The graphics for the cars are more like 2004 than 2007. When I first played this game I simply could not believe the amount of conetent. Precision tuning and easy-to-understand painting. There's no piece of art that can't be recreated on Forza 2. You can literally make any design with ease. The tuning includes explanations and you can save set-ups. The auction house allows you to buy and sell cars. The multiplayer lets you choose everything- especially the restrictions, such as the power limit, wight limit, car class, tuning setup, upgrades etc. Although the only thing in the career is just circuits with different cars, the arcade mode has pre-set challenges. You are given the car, the track and time to beat. With a wide variety of cars- everything from Rabbit GTi and Toyota 2000GT to the Hennessey Dodge Viper and Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. The tracks are impressive too. The only issue is that the cars are often just the same car copied and pasted but with different sponsor logos. Other than that, they all feel different to drive. The difficulty is wide-ranging too. Having never played a simulator or a console racing game before this, I was able to jump on and pick up playing with no assists. So it's user-friendly and you do get rewarded with more XP and money for playing on a harder difficulty. This game does everything well, and even if there's something you don't like, the complete package as a whole is almost perfect for its time of release. Expand
  3. Jeltz0
    Jun 8, 2007
    10
    Two words "steering wheel" Its one thing to play this game with the controller, but plug in the 360's wheel and you're in force Two words "steering wheel" Its one thing to play this game with the controller, but plug in the 360's wheel and you're in force feedback heaven I'M HOOKED!! Expand
  4. SnakeZ
    Jun 1, 2007
    9
    Excellent game. Great car selection. 60fps is great for a racing game. The physics are basically perfect. Awesome paint and decal Excellent game. Great car selection. 60fps is great for a racing game. The physics are basically perfect. Awesome paint and decal customization system. The career mode is deep and requires you to tune many different vehicles for different events. I agree with two of the main flaws of the game. One is that you don't get a great sense of speed. This may be because we are used to cars that accelerate unreasonably. However, if you buy a Lancer or something, race it a few times, then supe it up to the absolute max and race it again you will feel some pretty amazing speed. My second knock is on the track selection. You can have a realistic game and still have more fantasy tracks. I love the New York track and wish there were a few more like it. All in all, this is a very fun game. It is a Sim, so don't expect PGR or Burnout or Test Drive. This game is easily the best 360 racing game except maybe PGR. I love it. My three friends with the game love it. And don't underestimate how fun it is to tune up your cars and paint them all fancy and show them off to your friends. My Forza story. In NA career mode, you get a Lancer (I think it's called) for beating some races. It is the ugliest turd ever but has AWD. It also looks a lot like the mirthmobile from Wayne's world. I did everything I could to make it a supercar and it came to a PI of 968. Then I painted it just like the mirthmobile. I raced my 3 buddies online and let them check it out. It was hilarious at the start when they were looking at it, then equally hilarious when I absolutely smoked them off of the start. The car has almost as high of acceleration as you can get, since it is very light and AWD. But it is very hard to drive because it has supercar acceleration and grandma car handling. You end up braking almost as long as accelerating and slamming into the wall is easy to do if you aren't careful. It is great moments like those that will make you love this game. Expand
  5. TracyC.
    Jun 7, 2007
    9
    I agree that this is the best racing SIM I have ever played. I grew up around racing and my first car was a 1967 Camaro SS which I raced I agree that this is the best racing SIM I have ever played. I grew up around racing and my first car was a 1967 Camaro SS which I raced illegally every chance I got so obviously I am into cars. Thing is, I chose Europe as my region as I prefer the Ferrari and Porche over all other. Anyways, everyone has said the game plays amazing that they are right. There is nothing like being rewarded for understanding the "grip" of the particular car you are driving and out braking/driving your opponent. You will hear that the graphics are a bit off and this is true to an extent. The graphics look amazing and the tracks and scenery can be distracting with their detail. I just think we expected perfection out of the visuals and we got 90% of that..still not bad. Thing is, at 120+ mph you will not be looking at the car as most SIM racers I know use the view that does not even show the car. One thing that will turn this game into Crack is the ability to see where you stand versus everyone AND just your friends for EVERY track, car class, time-trial, etc. I often plan to do a certain race only to see that one of my friends has beat me in a time-trial and I just HAVE to top them. This game even has a NASCAR-type oval track that is VERY fun and popular online. I cannot say enough good things about this game if you are a fan of racing sims. If you want to just hold the gas and turn, this is NOT the game for you. Brilliant!! Love this game!! Expand
  6. ApocalypseBrown
    Jun 9, 2007
    8
    Very good game but not the Gran Turismo killer I was hoping for. The game has improved from its originator, but only on a surface level. The Very good game but not the Gran Turismo killer I was hoping for. The game has improved from its originator, but only on a surface level. The cars, tracks and menus are nice and shiny. But the 60fps everyone was harping about doesn't cut it for me. The cars seem to move slower than in FM1, was is odd! Also there are criminally fewer tracks than on FM1. What happened to the ship yard track? My bloody favorite. Online, albeit in its early stages, isn't great. Players spend more time crashing into than playing, and the sever keeps kicking you out. But this is still a very good game with great cars, excellent handling, and a decent career mode. But thats as far as it goes! Expand
  7. FrankC
    Dec 12, 2008
    0
    Worst game ever, the Wii has racing game with better graphics. The game stutters all over the place as the xbox can't run game. I am onWorst game ever, the Wii has racing game with better graphics. The game stutters all over the place as the xbox can't run game. I am on my 5th xbox, as xbox's break down all the time. All my friends had to ship back all of their xbox's because they broke. Expand

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