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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 182
  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. Oct 4, 2016
    10
    jogo bem feito, gráficos lindos, historia contagiante, mundo aberto, diversos tipos de carros , clima dinâmico, varias competições , modojogo bem feito, gráficos lindos, historia contagiante, mundo aberto, diversos tipos de carros , clima dinâmico, varias competições , modo online surpreendente. jogo nota 10 Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2017
    10
    Most beautiful racing game out there, majority of the time spent exploring and enjoying the vast open views of what Forza horizon has toMost beautiful racing game out there, majority of the time spent exploring and enjoying the vast open views of what Forza horizon has to offer. If you have a xbox one S and a 4k TV, this game will not disappoint. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2016
    10
    It's an amazing race game that everyone should enjoy. A lot of cars to choose, big map, when you play it makes you believe you in the game,It's an amazing race game that everyone should enjoy. A lot of cars to choose, big map, when you play it makes you believe you in the game, it's nothing but awesome, Playground, Turn 10 and Microsoft Studios are showing why they deserve the trophy of a great team. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2017
    9
    I've spent nearly 72 hours alone in this game. It's probably one of the funnest things I've ever played. It's gorgeous too. I don't even likeI've spent nearly 72 hours alone in this game. It's probably one of the funnest things I've ever played. It's gorgeous too. I don't even like cars, or racing, but this game has that je ne sais quoi that so many simply great games have. I love how all the different cars feel and the variety of Australia. I really wish more people would just try it out. To me, it's quite simply distilled fun. The only issue I have with it is the DLC, but even then, I have yet to come close to collecting the 350 cars in the base game. Expand
  6. Dec 2, 2016
    9
    Yo lo he jugado muchísimas horas y he me he parado a pensar por que leído y visto que se dice que es el mejor juego de la ultima década. YoYo lo he jugado muchísimas horas y he me he parado a pensar por que leído y visto que se dice que es el mejor juego de la ultima década. Yo creo que se quedan cortos con solo lo de una década. Yo creo que desde Daytona Usa 2 o Scud Racer yo no recuerdo nada mejor que este Horizon 3. Es tanto grafica como en juego completo lo mejor del género que se ha hecho en 20 Años. Horas y horas de velocidad y **** brillante. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2019
    0
    All i wanted is a car game with something useful to do. Theres noting there. Just an empty world again. Multiplayer is pretty dead too.

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