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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 221
  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 7, 2014
    10
    Best open-world multiplayer racing game this year w/ best realistic graphics(only if u r driving on high speed). One more generation andBest open-world multiplayer racing game this year w/ best realistic graphics(only if u r driving on high speed). One more generation and horizon will look like reality/ Expand
  3. Dec 9, 2015
    10
    OMFG this game is just awesome! Huge open world, 200+ cars and the ability to drive everywhere.

    The game takes place after 2012's Forza
    OMFG this game is just awesome! Huge open world, 200+ cars and the ability to drive everywhere.

    The game takes place after 2012's Forza Horizon and yes this is a direct sequel to Forza Horizon. The game features a wonderful array of cars, from jeep wranglers to Lamborghinis there is no shortage of fun here. The events are just like Forza Motorsport 5. They are arranged in Championships. Basically choose a car category and you are done. Select the car category, buy or choose a car you currently own and just race. During when the championships are over and you have the option to choose another championship and you pick it you are given a mini task to drive to a certain area on the map in a limited amount of time. But only if you want a small but satisfying cash reward. You can always rejoin the same championship and still possible beat the game with only one car.

    The map is also so huge. The time spent to get from one side of the map to the other side horizontally is almost 15 minutes. You'll also find fun car challenges that you can race in. They are called Bucket List challenges. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions on the car challenge bio and just hop in and drive. But you can only use them for the event. They also feel like test drives. In case you haven't got Pagani Huyura you've always wanted, try it out, you love it, like it, or hate it when it comes to its driving. Next we will talk/type about the special events. These are given out at a random time but you have a high possibility of earning a free car which is very nice. You can either face against train, airplanes, and hot air balloons. They are spectacular and don't get too boring. Rain and fog is now implemented into the game and they are both meant to enhance the simulation a bit more.

    The game also features a leveling up system. When you level up you get a chance at winning a free car or rewards ranging from 2,500 credits to over 100,000 credits. Its a really nice touch. You don't just get a free risk taker thing, but you also get a perk point. You can understand how this will go if you've every played an rpg. The game runs at an unbreakable 30 Frames Per Second at 1080p. Amazing how the frame rate never drops not even once. And did I say how good the game looks. HOLY F***ING S*** it gave me a boner. The game almost looks photo realistic. Bye Bye.
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  4. Oct 6, 2014
    10
    Forza horizon 2 is a spectacular racing masterpiece. The graphics is incredible the detail inside and outside the cars is incrediblyForza horizon 2 is a spectacular racing masterpiece. The graphics is incredible the detail inside and outside the cars is incredibly realistic.

    Such a huge variety of races and events to participate in. Driving in free roam you have the chance to witness and enjoy the beautiful world participate in side events, look for hidden barns with rare cars inside

    Leveling up in horizon is fun every time you level up you spin a wheel for the chance to win credits or cars and this makes you want to level up much faster just to see what prize you're going to win next.
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  5. Dec 11, 2015
    9
    Horizon 2 takes the deeper aspects of the Forza series such as: excellent visuals, outstanding sound mixing, superb gameplay, realism andHorizon 2 takes the deeper aspects of the Forza series such as: excellent visuals, outstanding sound mixing, superb gameplay, realism and competitiveness, and translates it into a very addictive and above all fun open world experience. Although it is a shame that does not have a local co-op, online functions are more than sufficient. Horizon 2 arrives first on the podium for fans of racing games and is a good add to anyone's game library. Expand
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    9
    Un seguito all'altezza. Grafica buona con ciclo giorno notte e condizioni meteorologiche convincenti, tante auto e modalità. Colonna sonoraUn seguito all'altezza. Grafica buona con ciclo giorno notte e condizioni meteorologiche convincenti, tante auto e modalità. Colonna sonora con svariate radio che accontentano tutti. Consigliato a tutti i possessori di xbox one 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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