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  • Summary: You are now in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you. With theYou are now in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you. With the new Horizon Blueprint feature, you have the power to create and instantly share your custom gameplay. You can even hire friends to star in your festival and win you more fans. If they’re not winning you fans, fire them. Danger Sign Jumps, Convoys, Drift Zones, and Showcase events that pit you and against a fleet of speedboats, a giant zeppelin, and more. Select your own driver character, customize your cars, create vanity license plates – even choose your own horn sound. Drive to the music you love choosing from eight diverse radio stations, or create a custom station using your own music collection. In addition to 12-player online free roam and multiplayer racing, all-new 4-player online co-op allows you and your friends to enjoy the variety, competition, and rewards of a Horizon campaign together for the first time. [Xbox.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 91
  2. Negative: 1 out of 91
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Nov 5, 2016
    100
    Nicer and more sophisticated, also we finally see the sequel trying to change the existing status quo. The third Horizon is doing the most to deserve your attention, and newly it is now available on PC too. [Issue #268]
  2. Sep 20, 2016
    100
    Seriously, I have no idea where Playground Games can go with Forza Horizon from here. The map is huge, yet well-populated with things to do. The car selection is vast, the controls are spot-on, the game looks gorgeous in all areas, the musical options are diverse, the online play is excellent, and the community tools are rock solid. I have little doubt that we’ll see a Forza Horizon 4 down the road, but I think you’ll find Forza Horizon 3 leaves little room for improvement. It’s an A+ game top to bottom, and absolutely one of the best games you’ll play all year.
  3. Sep 25, 2016
    95
    Forza Horizon 3 doesn’t reinvent the wheel in any way – but it does perfect it. Everything that worked about past games is better here. There’s more terrain to traverse, more variety, and the inclusion of off-road racing alone expands the game’s already-expansive replay value. If you have always wanted to enjoy a Forza game, but don’t like the idea of sim racers, the Horizon series makes for a great gateway.
  4. Sep 20, 2016
    90
    The worst thing about Forza Horizon 3 is that it may have stolen me away from the 'Forza Motorsport' series for good. There's an important freedom to be found in the Australian festival racing, and the land is a gorgeous one when alight or after the rain. For those of us on the HDR train, this is close to must-have demo material, but it's tremendous fun on top of that. Playing casually or with a crazed glint in my eye, Forza Horizon ' is a fantastic playground.
  5. Nov 19, 2016
    90
    Horizon 3 is the best open world racer in years. [Issue#180, p.76]
  6. Sep 20, 2016
    90
    Playground Games reminds us once again that a car can be nothing more than a huge, expensive toy. Breaking the law in the Australian outback and building a great festival is a lot of fun - the newest Forza Horizon is the best one yet.
  7. Sep 20, 2016
    40
    Massive, full and with a list of things to do which borders upon incessant, Forza Horizon 3 is a driving game both without direction and made by a studio seemingly – understandably – bored with cars. It isn't wholly different or worse than its predecessors, but after four years of these games, and with titles like DiRT Rally rediscovering the fundamental, basic thrills of racing simulations, Horizon 3 feels tired.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 197
  1. Sep 23, 2016
    10
    Forza Horizon returns! This time the Festival visits Australia which was a good choice for scenic purposes. Now, I am not a car guy, IForza Horizon returns! This time the Festival visits Australia which was a good choice for scenic purposes. Now, I am not a car guy, I literally know nothing about cars. But I bought Horizon 2 on Black Friday two years ago and I loved it. So I had high expectations for Horizon 3. It delivers on those expectations. The game immediately tosses you in as the Festival leader for the first time, walking you through new features like hiring drivatars to work for the Festival, hiring radio stations, or building a fan base through both races and stunt events. Showcase events are back and the game pretty much kicks off with the showcase that is shown in many of the trailers, where you race a huge double-rotor helicopter.

    I bought the Early Access because I am out of town next week and I really wanted to play ASAP, and I'm glad I did. It's been fun. Horizon 3 is an easy game to pick up, but you can make it as challenging as you would like. There's a lot of flexibility and customization, but at the same time it's not overwhelming. Many features and vehicles from previous Forza games return. The graphics look great, especially the Australian environment and sky. There are a ton of songs to listen to as you play, from EDM to classical, or just drive in silence. I highly recommend buying this game if you are a car person or a driving simulator enthusiast. The game has a 91 on Metacritic, so they must have done something right with this game. I have loved it and look forward to playing it in the weeks ahead.
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  2. Sep 28, 2016
    10
    jogo epico que merece ser jogado do inicio ao fim, pois é uma obra de arte primorosa e cheia de possiblidades, nao deixe de jogar, pois é umjogo epico que merece ser jogado do inicio ao fim, pois é uma obra de arte primorosa e cheia de possiblidades, nao deixe de jogar, pois é um dos melhores da geração Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2017
    10
    Simply amazing! Every single thing about Forza Horizon 3 is amazing. I've always been a Forza Motorsport fan, but I absolutely love theSimply amazing! Every single thing about Forza Horizon 3 is amazing. I've always been a Forza Motorsport fan, but I absolutely love the festival theme of the Horizon series. The scenery, the stunning sunsets, the music and the beautiful (and wide variety of) cars.

    In Forza Horizon 3 you get a little bit of everything. The festival is set in Australia this time. It's a very diverse map: bushy jungles, beautiful beaches, a big desert and a vibrant city. They've also added a snowy mountain map with the Blizzard Mountain DLC, which is a great addition to FH3.

    I've played it for over 70 hours now, but I'm not even close to getting bored by it. Playground adds new content to the game every month, both payed and free content. With Forzathon you have a chance to win unique cars by completing challenges. It's a lot of fun and makes me come back to FH3 every time.

    It's also a great game to play with friends. Just cruising around (and showing off your car collection), online "mini" games like capture the flag or the online tournaments are all fantastic.

    Forza Horizon 3 definitely deserves a 10/10!
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  4. Sep 24, 2016
    10
    The new standard for open world racing games. If you liked the previous Horizons you will be very impressed with this one. It has thatThe new standard for open world racing games. If you liked the previous Horizons you will be very impressed with this one. It has that Midnight club and Need for speed vibe but is still uniquely it's own. If are more of a sim racer this game is not for you go back to Motorsport and stop complaining about how unrealisticly fun this game is. Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2017
    9
    Jogo é pika só que éJogo é pika só que é enjoante......................................................................................................................... Expand
  6. Oct 28, 2016
    9
    This is the first Forza horizon game which I have played as I don’t tend to play driving games and I have been extremely impressed. There is aThis is the first Forza horizon game which I have played as I don’t tend to play driving games and I have been extremely impressed. There is a massive range of car types and driving environments which prevents the game from getting repetitive.

    The visuals and audio on the cars are very realistic and the scenery is breath-taking. This could be some of the bet graphics which I have seen on the Xbox one so far.

    I was impressed with the music choices, however I felt that there could be more tracks on each of the radio stations. There are a lot of hours involved in completing the game and the music starts to become repetitive.

    The gameplay is excellent as it has a range of fun stunts and challenges along with some competitive racing for some more serious moments.

    What I enjoy most about the game is seeing cars in unexpected situations stunt and challenge situation or having a race between some of the less obvious cars. I haven’t taken advantage of all of the online feature but I did enjoy rivals mode competing against my friends-list lap times.

    Although there is no riveting story line I did feel entertained for many hours which would indicate the successful of the game.
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  7. Jun 19, 2020
    0
    Enjoativo e maçante, mecânica dos carros todas iguais, eventos repetitivos, os carros não sofrem danos ao bater no estilo Mario Kart ouEnjoativo e maçante, mecânica dos carros todas iguais, eventos repetitivos, os carros não sofrem danos ao bater no estilo Mario Kart ou carrinho bate bate, também não há punições por prejudicar outros jogadores, muitos glitches e bugs, andar fora da estrada cortando caminho gera mais xp do que correndo de verdade nas ruas, coletáveis em excesso, menus em excessos, menus complicados e repetitivos...ou seja, o jogo é bem fraco para os amantes de jogos de corrida. Expand

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