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  • Summary: For the first time in the racing and driving genre, experience dynamic seasons in a shared open-world. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars, and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 88 out of 88
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 88
  3. Negative: 0 out of 88
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    Again a little bit better and not because of continuity, but because of two years worth of obvious work. Thanks to that you can drown dozens or hundreds of hours racing on the ground that gave the world Jeremy Clarkson. And yeah, it has a couple of good cars too. [Issue#289]
  2. Sep 25, 2018
    100
    Playground Games managed to improve on an already almost perfect formula, adding even more modes and freedom for the players, with gorgeous visuals and the added variety of season changes in a shared world. Simply the best, prettiest and most content-filled arcade racer around. A must buy for everyone.
  3. Sep 25, 2018
    97
    It changes the game beyond visual sheen and charges players with new ways to think about races; about their cars or their car setups (if you’re so inclined). It makes the racing even more visceral this time around, which when you consider the heritage here, is no small feat.
  4. Oct 6, 2018
    92
    Playground Games has managed to deliver the best arcade games over the last decade and with Forza Horizon 4 proves it once again. It's a must for all Xbox One owners.
  5. Oct 2, 2018
    90
    Forza Horizon 4 might be a bit conservative. Apart from the continuously changing seasons and the amazing British landscapes, you could call this a new version of Forza Horizon 3.
  6. Sep 25, 2018
    90
    Building upon everything that has continued to mark out the Forza Horizon series as something special and unique its own right - beyond being Forza Motorsport's carefree sibling - Forza Horizon 4 demonstrates once again just how recklessly entertaining driving roughshod across an open environment can be. Revelling in what makes Britain great, Forza Horizon 4 also proves once more that Playground Games is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to delivering a polished, deep, and thrilling open-world racing experience.
  7. 80
    Forza Horizon 4 is likely the best looking and most robust game in the series, even if Forza fatigue is beginning to set in with only slight changes to the established formula in this release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 197
  1. Sep 28, 2018
    10
    Лучшая гоночная игра из когда либо выпущенных.
    Великолепная графика, огромный автопарк, шикарная физика для аркады.
    плойка сделала
    Лучшая гоночная игра из когда либо выпущенных.
    Великолепная графика, огромный автопарк, шикарная физика для аркады.
    плойка сделала конкретный отсос
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  2. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    This game is perfect, the graphics are beautiful, incredible gameplay,the best game
  3. Apr 29, 2019
    10
    Best racing game everthis game is master piece lot of activities lots of cars best optimized
  4. Sep 28, 2018
    10
    Best game ever, beautiful graphics and sounds, evething is awesome! Just play and enjoy!
  5. Dec 4, 2018
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Forza Horizon 4. Yeah, out of all the games I played in the year 2018, this is the most played game I had so far for X-Box One. Forza Horizon 4 is an open-world racing game created by Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios for X-Box One and PC (i don't have a powerful laptop to play this but I did play it on X-Box One), and if there was a describing game where you have to review it in 10 words or less, my answer is AMAZING!! I'm a big Horizon fan, I'm not that big on Motorsport but I had a played a few.

    So Forza Horizon was set in stylized Colorado, Forza Horizon 2 was set in stylized France and Italy, Forza Horizon 3 was set in the stylized place of my home country, Australia, and guess what, Forza Horizon 4 is set in stylized Great Britain. And no, we wouldn't be seeing the Queen because it is not set in London. It is set in Great Britain with Edinburgh as the big city with some average small sized country towns, an east shore beach line like in Forza Horizon 3, and lots and lots of cottages and castles. And guess what pairs well with castles, no. Not monarchies, cars. Its a Forza Horizon game bye the way.

    If you bought the Ultimate Edition, you have the ability to get a head start in the game with the pre-order bonuses for some existing new cars, the Car Pass, the VIP Bonus, the pre-order of the games two Expansion Packs with the first one coming out sometime in December 2018 and the latter coming out for my prediction, probably mid 2019. Hencing the name 4 in its name, the biggest factor this game has which no other game even thought of is the changing of seasons which happens service-wide when online aswell as weather effects. One of my favorite feature from its predecessor, the Blueprint Feature is back and better than ever with one of its updates that Playground Games and Turn 10 did is the Route Creator, and lets say. This is the closest I seen to having a race editor, you drive the car as its driving line. The only minor thing is that there is no props, but hey there has to be some limitations. Before I was into Forza Horizon 4, in the predecessors, I wasn't that big into designing my car liveries, but with this game, there is almost absolutely nothing that could bore you. I'm starting to like the idea of making your car stand out by using the Design Editor. The Horizon Stories practically replaces our lost feature the Bucket List Challenges, with what oh yeah, challenges by the people that run the festival. How dare you drop that Blueprint feature for Bucket List Challenges. But yeah, the Horizon Story missions are pretty good. How often would you have a jet flying over you. And speaking of jets, the Showcase Events are pretty good this time but the problem is the number, 5 Showcase Events with one of them being Halo themed. I suppose that is good with that vehicle (I haven't played any Halo games, sorry). The Street Races are good too, had no problem getting up far in the Horizon Life. The Team Adventure ideally sucks because you are locked in for that event until all of it is done, And the final events like the Goliath and the Gauntlet is strange if you finished below 3rd place or worse. Oh wait, any event don't really care about bonuses because regardless of position, you still getting around the same amount of Credits and Influence. I'm not that big into Drag events too, because they're practically just quarter miles of lame.

    And the last thing that totally disappoints me is the one that brings friendship together, Clubs! No longer do we care about the leaderboard to see who had the most Experience Points, or wait, Influence for that week on that club ladder. We don't even have a working Club System, so they basically resorts with the introduction of the X-Box Dashboard (feel free to join my club, TCTT 185 Club [TC85]). Besides that, I don't mind the use of the Dashboard but no. I thought of a concept idea for this Club feature to be improved for this game, but I won't explain it in this review. Anyway, I feel bad for Turn 10 and Playground and they're doing a good job by listening to the community and updating that game every in-game year (which is one month real-time), but there are just some features that could be improved upon. But that problem is minor, major, no minor, OK moderate. But lets put a positive aspect on this review. There is so many cars that I like such as the McLaren Senna and the Hoonicorn just to name a few, and with these updates to improve car noises and to have new unique rewards, this game is still AMAZING! My Metacritic score reflects that. Besides, where are we going in Forza Horizon 5?
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  6. Oct 2, 2018
    9
    I have never ever seen a better looking racing game and both the visuals and sound design have been done to perfection because each aspect isI have never ever seen a better looking racing game and both the visuals and sound design have been done to perfection because each aspect is packed with realism. There’s a huge amount of cars for you to get to grips with and each car has had a lot of thought and effort placed into them which means every car is thrilling to race. Everything about the gameplay feels rewarding and the progression system means you’ll return back to the game time and time again. The content the game possesses will no doubt keep you satisfied for a huge number of hours and the variety the content has is absolutely spectacular. Technically the game is straight perfection and the controls and handling stay tight and responsive throughout your time with the game. The world in which the game takes place is mesmerizing and the added effects of the different seasons means your racing style can change at the drop of a hat. I was very impressed with the online components in the game and racing against real people gives the game even more replayability. Forza Horizon 3 was for me the best racing game of all time and I didn’t think it could be surpassed in any way. I will however hold my hands up and admit I was wrong though because Forza Horizon 4 blows Forza Horizon 3 out of the water which is very impressive to say the least. Everything about this game is pure perfection and there have been many times where the game just had me in awe. The visuals and sound design are breathtakingly brilliant and the attention to detail in the world in which the game takes place in makes racing an immersive and fantastic experience. Speaking about racing there’s an abundance of cars you can get behind the wheel in and each of them handle like a dream and that’s because the technical side of the game is so realistic. In fact the content on the whole is very realistic and that’s very impressive considering that the game has a huge amount of content for you to get to grips with and you’ll no doubt return back to the game time and time again. In terms of problems and shortcomings the game has none in my opinion and when it’s all said and done Forza Horizon 4 is without a doubt my game of the year so far and I think it’s going to be extremely difficult to beat. Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2019
    0
    the game does not bring anything new, it gets boring very fast different from the first games you had a reason to keep progressing in thethe game does not bring anything new, it gets boring very fast different from the first games you had a reason to keep progressing in the game, be it the king of the festival or create your entire festival, in this game they only play you in the middle of the game and do random runs Expand

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