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  • Summary: Race through a wide-open world featuring dramatic weather and day to night cycles. Connect with friends in this celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore exotic locations in more than 200 of the world’s greatest cars.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 85
  2. Negative: 1 out of 85
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Nov 12, 2014
    100
    Arcade racing in a stunning world that is so enjoyable and addictive that topping it seems impossible. [Issue#246]
  2. Sep 25, 2014
    93
    Forza Horizon 2 improves almost everything from the original chapter, serving as a real sequel able to take the series in new directions. The unexpected vocation of off-road proves to be a winning card, although some might not appreciate the lack of realism.
  3. Sep 25, 2014
    90
    The open world of southern Europe, rain or shine, not only provides a great backdrop, but it is an awesome automotive playground too.
  4. Oct 22, 2014
    90
    An amazing example of online and offline racing built around an engaging, satisfying handling model with the looks to match. Very, very nearly worth buying an Xbox One for alone.
  5. Sep 25, 2014
    86
    It sets a fun vibe without coming off as silly or childish. The racing is serious business, but there are plenty of ways to play that aren't so ardently competitive.
  6. The level of choice when it comes to Horizon’s 2‘s core circuits is surprising and ensures there’s something for everyone, regardless of your taste in cars.
  7. Oct 10, 2014
    20
    The most disappointing thing about Forza Horizon 2 is how little it’s improved since the first Horizon. There is still no meaningful career progression or economy. The career is quite literally running a circle around six chunks of Europe, over and over and over again, in the pursuit of colored bracelets with, as far as I can tell, no significance. Canned bucket list challenges and barn scavenger hunts supposedly break up the action if you feel like heading off in that direction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 201
  1. Sep 30, 2014
    10
    Outstanding racer . Graphics are amazing and every detail is just so nice . This game is seriously polished to a fine shine. Online play isOutstanding racer . Graphics are amazing and every detail is just so nice . This game is seriously polished to a fine shine. Online play is unmatched by any game or console . Xbox live really shines.

    Also not to hard for kids = great
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  2. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    Ignore any reviews giving this game a 0, they are trolling and trying to get the overall score dragged down.

    Forza Horizon 2 is a stunning
    Ignore any reviews giving this game a 0, they are trolling and trying to get the overall score dragged down.

    Forza Horizon 2 is a stunning piece of work. Graphics, gameplay, sound....everything has been so well crafted by Playground Games that you may feel the urge to find their HQ, go there and hug them all! :)

    This is the first, truly next gen title.
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  3. Oct 25, 2017
    10
    This is such a good game. It is by far my favorite Forza game to date. It has very modern look in terms of it's UI. Also, it has vey little toThis is such a good game. It is by far my favorite Forza game to date. It has very modern look in terms of it's UI. Also, it has vey little to almost no bugs. This is my third favorite game I've ever played and definetley the best racing game. Expand
  4. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    It is truly an amazing game! Good music, a large car park and a stable network mode will not make bored for many weeks)
    P.s. Do not be
    It is truly an amazing game! Good music, a large car park and a stable network mode will not make bored for many weeks)
    P.s. Do not be surprised some of the comments with low scores. These are just a wave of indignation at the DriveClub, which did not become a "Forza Killer")
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  5. Jan 4, 2016
    9
    For my money, it's the best racing game this generation. There's an insane amount of content in this game. The championship races can grow aFor my money, it's the best racing game this generation. There's an insane amount of content in this game. The championship races can grow a bit stale after you complete the main set, but there's plenty of other options to keep the game interesting. Graphics are top notch. Customizing is what you would expect from the Forza series. The "Storm Island" DLC is a also well done addition with a bunch more races and bucket list challenges.

    9/10
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  6. Nov 2, 2014
    9
    A very deep, fun, and engrossing racing game. It's not the hardcore simulation experience the normal Forza games provide but it's a niceA very deep, fun, and engrossing racing game. It's not the hardcore simulation experience the normal Forza games provide but it's a nice change of pace after Forza 5. Horizon 2 is a true next gen racer and I've been in love with it since launch. There's an easy 100+ hours of content here, so if you're looking for a racer that will last a long time go pick up Horizon. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2014
    0
    Very boring. What's the point of an open world when you're stuck inside a car? Waste of effort into world building imo. They should stick withVery boring. What's the point of an open world when you're stuck inside a car? Waste of effort into world building imo. They should stick with just track racers. On that note, the graphics were also disappointing, not much better than the 360 version. Sound design is also lacking compared to other racers, overall a very disappointing package. There are better racing alternatives out there on all platforms. Expand

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