Generally favorable reviews - based on 85 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
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  1. Sep 8, 2015
    Although Forza Motorsport 6 is far from an innovative game, the rain and night add-ons are really cool and the number of cars and places are surely impressive.
  2. Sep 21, 2015
    For its anniversary Forza Motorsport delivers in bulk. It might have little flaws in certain elements. But this is the most complete virtual motorsport package you can get your hands on. And visually certainly right now the most beautiful.
  3. Sep 11, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is a love letter to racing fans that greatly makes up for the shortcomings of the last installment in the series.
  4. Sep 8, 2015
    A spectacular machine that makes perfect use of all its components. It incorporates familiar elements with those that may have seemed superfluous, but only serve to solidify this franchise as a frontrunner in the genre. Packed with content, modes and customizability, Forza Motorsport 6 is a grand evolution of a decade's worth of racing under the Microsoft banner.
  5. Sep 16, 2015
    In terms of graphics and physics, Forza Motorsport 6 shows great improvements. The game is fun and lets the player adjust the difficulty as he prefers. Its track and car selection are wonderful and cover many areas in motorsport.
  6. 90
    Forza Motorsport 6 sets a new bar in terms of visuals for a console racer. A more player-friendly progression system in single player and new online components compliment the massive track and car list.
  7. Sep 24, 2015
    For fans of racing sims and/or of the Forza series, the streamlined career mode and the improved handling make the game an essential purchase.
  8. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2015
    Forza 6 is friendly even towards inexperienced players, rewards good maneuvers and does not punish minor mistakes as strictly as it could have. [11/2015, p.38]
  9. Sep 22, 2015
    Microsoft and Turn10 have done a wonderful job putting together another Forza game that is near flawless from an artistic and technical viewpoint.
  10. 90
    Forza Motorsport 6 is the game everyone was hoping to have when they purchased their Xbox One the day it released.
  11. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is the definitive sim/circuit racing experience that is accessible to all levels of racers on the current generation of consoles.
  12. Sep 21, 2015
    Forza 6 is one of the very best racing games available on any system. If you are a fan of cars and racing then this is absolutely something that you need to play.
  13. Sep 18, 2015
    This generation's finest racer. Turn 10's racer certainly has the looks, but it's the raw speed and intuitive handling that make the occasionally over-long races thrilling from start to finish.
  14. Sep 8, 2015
    It was enough to outright bring me back into the racing fold. I found myself racing for hours, racking up credits, ferociously buying new cars to add to my garage, and cursing at my friend's Drivatars. Forza 6 is the new king of simulation racing.
  15. Sep 8, 2015
    Deciding if a vanilla racing game is worth one of those tokens is ultimately up to the consumer. What I can say is within that relatively narrow definition, Forza 6 does about everything necessary to fulfill the niche to a high degree.
  16. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is a terrific game. It misses a few minor beats, with yet another career mode that throws you straight in there, and good god the serious attitude of the game is sickening at best. But this is one of the best driving simulations out there: it's the game launch title Forza 5 really should have been.
  17. Edge Magazine
    Oct 10, 2015
    In every respect Forza 6 is an improvement over Forza 5, and yet the game feels oddly torn between two eras, its stodgy insistence on piecemeal progression undercutting a handful of fresh ideas. The series may have found a clear route back to its Maple Valley Raceway glory days, but Forza 6 is a shift in the right direction as it rediscovers the playful soul and personality it first introduced to the sim racer. [Nov 2015, p.118]
  18. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is a welcome shot in the arm for the series. Easily the best entry the franchise has produced, Forza 6 introduces tons of new online and offline gameplay that should make players want to stay in the driver’s seat for as long as possible this fall.
  19. Sep 8, 2015
    Bigger and better than the previous chapter. Turn 10 Studios has done a huge amount of work in order to improve the previous game in every single respect. This is true car porn, with awesome gameplay and a huge load of modes and content.
  20. Sep 14, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 raises the bar for racing simulators. Well designed Xbox One controller is ideal for this kind of game, and racing stays interesting even after many hours on track - Forza 6 is a new racing king on consoles.
  21. Sep 8, 2015
    It's console driving at its best. By adding the lacking content from the previous chapter, and finally considering driving on wet tarmac, Forza is back to its former glory.
  22. Sep 8, 2015
    We've seen the career mode change from iteration to iteration, with the developer unable to define where it wants to go and therefore build upon a foundation in successive years. Turn 10 talks about its passion for cars, and that's evident on the track, but players have to feel it elsewhere, too.
  23. Sep 14, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 rights a lot of Forza 5’s wrongs.
  24. Sep 8, 2015
    As the series celebrates its tenth anniversary, Forza Motorsport 6 demonstrates that Turn 10 has found the ideal balance of sim gameplay and accessibility.
  25. Sep 8, 2015
    It's fitting that the 2017 Ford GT was chosen as the feature car for Forza Motorsport 6 as both of them are refined, beautiful, and stand out among a sea of competitors. Forza has always been great, and with this release it’s better than ever.
  26. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Oct 13, 2015
    When arcade spin-off Forza Horizon first appeared, it seemed that Motorsport series will steer towards more realistic simulation. Unfortunately, FM6 still hangs somewhere in-between. [Nov 2015, p.76]
  27. Sep 11, 2015
    Visually stunning, Forza 6 is a must have for any car lover. The physics and the gameplay will make you love every corner of its circuits... and this time it does it with many more cars and tracks, a better Career Mode and (finally !) rain and night conditions. We regret that those conditions are not dynamic and not offered for every track, that endurance racing is still far from perfect and that we would love to have a penalty system for cutting corners or dangerous driving, but Forza 6 is still a fantastic racing game.
  28. Nov 6, 2015
    If you can accept the fact that some Drivatars are going to be weird, and some cars will take a heaping amount of time to unlock, Forza Motorsport 6 is an awesome ride that you'll return to often. In fact, it's likely to keep you busy until the next Forza ride – potentially 7 – makes its arrival.
  29. Sep 11, 2015
    For the 10th anniversary of this racing franchise Turn10 delivered a rich, immersive and absolutely enjoyable driving experience suited for casual as well as hardcore fans of the genre.
  30. Sep 11, 2015
    It's a feast for fans of the racing sim genre, almost perfect and a must have.
  31. Sep 9, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 introduces gamers with heavy rainfalls and night races and offers as much content as we are used to in this franchise. The career mode is slightly boring and nothing is revolutionary in this game, but Forza Motorsport 6 will definitely let you experience cool moments.
  32. Sep 25, 2015
    Turn 10 makes amends for a lackluster fifth installment with a solid racing game. Packed with 26 tracks both old and new, and 460 cars makes this a massive game. The driving and feedback is better than ever before, and night and rain has a huge impact on the gameplay. Forza has never looked better.
  33. Nov 16, 2015
    I must say, I'm not one for racing games, but Forza Motorsport 6 easily wins me over with the overall cars to choose from and easiness in picking it up and playing it.
  34. Games Master UK
    Nov 3, 2015
    Throw your copy of Forza 5 in the bin - this new entry improves on the formula in every way. [Nov 2015, p.79]
  35. Oct 14, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is not the conclusive leap that some fans were expecting. It feels like more astute groundwork; more prep for the definitive seventh instalment. It doesn’t feel hollow or lacking in content; it’s a cautious and discreet update that still feels, to its credit, genuinely cutting edge. You probably shouldn’t miss it. Just don’t expect the ground to break.
  36. Sep 11, 2015
    Bigger, better and more challenging, just the way sequels should look like. After slightly weaker previous part we have now an unspoiled experience, which expands, fixes and above all motivates to better performance.
  37. Sep 8, 2015
    The Mod system and the weather effects are reasons enough for Forza 5 enthusiasts to seriously consider this sequel and the abundance of difficulty and assist options makes Forza 6 an immensely accessible driving simulation for newcomers.
  38. Sep 8, 2015
    This is a true showcase for Xbox One in every area except the racing. Inconsistent difficulty, random payouts and way too many dull events seriously spoil the party.
  39. Sep 8, 2015
    A few niggles stop this being a 10, but Forza Motorsport 6 is a damn fine package and excels where it counts.
  40. Sep 16, 2015
    The new Forza Motorsport is a magnificent, huge, beautiful and incredibly fun title. Despite some minor problems with the AI and the netcode for the multiplayer, this is hands-down the best Forza ever, in terms of content, gameplay and graphics. If you love racing games and don't own an Xbox One, FM6 could be the best reason to buy one.
  41. Sep 12, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 maintains the series’ strong handling, robust features, and its ability to bring together players of varied skill levels. There are improvements in virtually every area, but even with additions like night and weather, it doesn’t really feel like there’s a standout change to push the series forward. It seems like most of the effort this time around went into getting Forza back on track.
  42. Sep 8, 2015
    The controls are spot on, and perfect for virtually any skill level to pick up and play. It’s also a technically sound experience, outside of some lengthy load times between tracks.
  43. Oct 30, 2015
    With 21 authentic tracks to choose from and over 450 cars to unlock, Forza 6 has knocked it out of the park to provide gamers with an amazing experience from start to finish. Whether with the xbox controller or a steering wheel, there's so much to enjoy that you'll forget just how much time you put in.
  44. Sep 12, 2015
    With improvements in literally every area, Forza Motorsport 6 positions itself as the absolute best racer on the market. There are a few oil leaks, but when compared to the upgrades, they are easier to ignore.
  45. Sep 8, 2015
    A spectacular package that meets the high expectations of race driver wannabe’s the world over. If snow and sleet were added to it, it’d be perfect.
  46. Sep 10, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is one of the best installments in the series but Forza 4 still wears the crown. You could ask yourself why this series isn't simply growing from game to game and why the players are getting "only" tweaked graphics and different car and track lists. Perhaps the developers are still looking for a perfect mix of arcade and simulation or they do not want to give us a "perfect Forza" - would we wait for a next game if that were the case?
  47. Sep 14, 2015
    Forza 6 feels like a worthy apology for the misjudgements it made with Forza 5. With competition from the likes of Driveclub and Project Cars, the franchise isn’t quite the benchmark it once was, but it’s damn good to see Turn 10 back on track with such impressive flair.
  48. Sep 8, 2015
    We’re getting to the point where denying the greatness of the Forza franchise is borderline ridiculous. The saddest part about Forza Motorsport 6 is that it will likely be brushed away by critics and gamers alike as a fantastic racing game rather than a fantastic game in general. Make no mistake, with all of its meaningful content and rock solid gameplay, Forza Motorsport 6 is one of the best games to come out in 2015, period.
  49. Sep 8, 2015
    The franchise created by Turn 10 Studios enjoys its birthday with an iteration that is an elegy to motorsport (mc). Rain and night are not included in all the circuits, but the overall game is tremendous. It’s one of the best racing games of all time.
  50. Sep 8, 2015
    Like a big bucket of Hot Wheels brought to life, Forza Motorsport 6 is first-order car porn for the automobile obsessed but remains an accessible and exciting racer for those who just want to drive fast in something red with a horse logo on it.
  51. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is the best driving simulator on consoles, a new step for a franchise that constantly and eagerly aims to perfection.
  52. Sep 8, 2015
    Maybe the best racing game of the year, but it could have been better with a more polished campaign and a dynamic weather system and day-night cycle.
  53. Sep 9, 2015
    There are enough cars, tracks and options to enjoy this game for a very long time, especially if you are a series car fanatic playing online. The new rain and night effects are impressive, but it is not a super innovative feature that will change the game.
  54. Sep 14, 2015
    We were afraid that Forza Motorsport 6 would get eaten alive by Project CARS, but Turn 10's game offers a mighty resistance to Slightly mad's game thanks to it's state of the art drivatar system. Still we regret a lousy weather system, a destruction system that's too light and the dullness of the career mode.
  55. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 22, 2015
    The best Forza Motorsport so far: beautiful, with rich content, fun and tuned almost to perfection. If you’re not sick of the oval circuit racing yet don’t miss this one. [Issue#257]
  56. Oct 14, 2015
    A solid racing experience that pleases both car enthusiast and beginners alike. Forza Motorsport 6 adjusts to your prerequisites and needs. The mistakes of it’s predecessor stand corrected, making Forza 6 truly the definitive version of the series.
  57. Sep 15, 2015
    With 460 cars and 26 tracks, Forza Motorsport 6 brings the big guns to "the best simulation game of the year" competition. Rain is the newest addition to the series, and it's great. You have double the cars than Forza 5 and a lot more tracks, but sadly, the simulation is almost the same.
  58. Sep 14, 2015
    A whole new weather system, in addition to new cars and tracks have made Forza 6 one of the most satisfying experiences in racing simulation.
  59. Forza 6 is one of the most realistic and joyful racing experiences we ever seen. It has amazing Force Feedback effects, beautiful graphics, and huge range of different cars.
  60. 90
    The best Forza Motorsport so far and arguably the best driving simulator on consoles, with stunning visuals and a mountain of highly compelling content.
  61. Sep 10, 2015
    Definitely the best racing sim on the console as of today: Turn 10 filled it up with lots of contents while putting incredible care in every smallest detail, like the new extremely realistic tire physics and the aquaplaning simulation during rainy races. All of this at rocky-solid 60 fps and with a majestic graphical fidelity. A must buy for ever car lover.
  62. Sep 8, 2015
    Simply, the best Forza Motorsport developed by Turn 10 and the most satisfying sim-arcade available on the market.
  63. 80
    A quality racer, a game that dares to think a bit outside the racing sim box but still delivers plenty of classic Forza fun...Forza Motorsport 6 is an easy title to recommend to the racing fan and the casual gamer alike. It’s a racer with something for everyone.
  64. Sep 16, 2015
    Forza 6 is the typical exceptional quality we’ve come to expect over the past decade. The racing is smooth and can be tailored to suit anybody’s skill level, and the tracks are designed with meticulous attention to detail.
  65. All that aside, Forza Motorsport 6 offers the best racing experience you can get on Xbox One, bar none.
  66. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 5, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 delivers the best console racing game to date. It really features stunning attention to detail and driving model. Gran Turismo really has to up its stakes. [Oct 2015]
  67. Sep 24, 2015
    With the loss of some of its personality, Forza Motorsport 6 sometimes feels like a little less than the sum of many much improved parts, and there are certain quality-of-life changes that feel increasingly overdue. But these are only distractions, bumps in the road that make Forza feel "just" great when looked at from a distance. And in the playing, Turn 10 feels like it's found its line even more effectively.
  68. The sixth iteration in Turn 10’s reliably polished series capably lives up to the franchise’s revered name, but doesn’t dare exceed it.
  69. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza 6 is a proper sequel to Forza 5 with some fun new content, but the game really only excels in its presentation rather than with its physics. A recommended get for the petrol heads, but don't expect Project CARS' realism .
  70. Sep 14, 2015
    Warts and all, this is well worth the investment.
  71. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is what I always wanted a next-gen driving game to be. It offers beautiful visuals, a wide variety of options, and uses real-world physics to dictate how vehicles perform...It's unlikely anything will unseat it in the near future.
  72. Oct 25, 2015
    A game that finally brings back the Forza series to its original status. There's racing aplenty in here, with the content its predecessor needed, and the usual quality when it comes to driving and shiny graphics. It's not perfect, still, and some problems from the last chapter weren't addressed, but it's the best and most exciting arcade racing game around, that's for sure.
  73. Mar 2, 2016
    With gorgeous sound and visuals, immersive and expansive modes for single players, captivating multiplayer options, a rewarding economy, and a staggering amount of cars and tracks, Forza Motorsport 6 delivers a powerful racing experience. It single-handedly makes the Xbox One console appealing, and is a no-brainer “gotta have it” title for those that have Microsoft’s gaming machine in their homes.
  74. Sep 21, 2015
    Despite the volume of content and the sharp precision and attention to detail levelled at everything from visuals to audio, Forza 6 can oftentimes feel like the standard bearer of a bygone age. On the one hand it's a mechanical wonder, but on the other it's firmly rooted in ideologies and design tropes of the past.
  75. Sep 18, 2015
    A must buy for any racing fan or car nut.
  76. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is beautiful, meticulous, dramatic and generous. It is arguably a faultless piece of driving software, and on top of that, Turn 10 have definitively proven that the Xbox One is an exceptionally capable machine when in the right hands.
  77. Sep 8, 2015
    As technically polished and fully-featured as any racing game out there, Forza Motorsport 6 transports you to an incredibly realistic racing world where there's a huge breadth of choice in terms of cars, tracks and types of driving experience. Pretty much whatever you're in the mood for, Forza Motorsport 6 has you covered.
  78. Sep 8, 2015
    Turn 10 has done a great job with Forza Motorsport 6, fixing many of the issues its predecessor had. Still, we think it should try to be more ambitious so it really feels like a next generation game. One way or another, is one of the best racing simulators we’ve ever played.
  79. Oct 9, 2015
    It's essentially like the previous Forzas but with more stuff and slightly tweaked handling. I like it a lot, apart from the trees which are absolutely awful. But yeah, if you like yourself some simulation Forza, Forza 6 is the Forza for you.
  80. 90
    Forza Motorsport 6 is, without a doubt, the best simulation racing game ever made. Not only is it chock full of content, but it's also fine-tuned to near perfection and an absolute blast to play.
  81. Sep 15, 2015
    When it comes right down to it, Forza Motorsport 6 is a big improvement over Forza 5 and a must-have for driving simulation fans.
  82. Sep 29, 2015
    There are some foibles – notably the general attitude of the game – but there’s absolutely no denying Forza Motorsport 6 is a brilliant, deep, rewarding racing game.
  83. Sep 11, 2015
    Simply a better game than Forza 5 and with a lot more content to boot, Forza Motorsport 6 is an endlessly playable racer that deserves a spot in your Xbox One collection.
  84. Sep 8, 2015
    Forza Motorsport 6 is one of the most astonishing racing games ever made. The game offers a complete Forza experience with lots of cars, tracks and race types. Unfortunately, the impressive weather system isn't dynamic, but that doesn't spoil the pleasure.
  85. Sep 15, 2015
    Forza Motorsport is a game I rarely get excited about playing, but almost every time I dive in, it gets better.
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  1. Dec 9, 2015
    The game's wet race simulations are exceedingly convincing, and I write that as someone who has driven in a lot of wet races and who enjoys racing in the rain. The selection of cars is eclectic, and they look gorgeous, particularly in ForzaVista mode, as do the tracks, both new and revamped. If you like cars or racing games and you own an Xbox One, you should buy this game.
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 916 Ratings

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  1. Sep 15, 2015
    Just the most amazing racing game I've ever played. This is like you are in this incredible atmosphere. Lots of cars and tracks. BeautifulJust the most amazing racing game I've ever played. This is like you are in this incredible atmosphere. Lots of cars and tracks. Beautiful graphics. That's why we can call it "next-gen"! Full Review »
  2. Sep 15, 2015
    What can I say. The best Forza ever, the best racing game on this generation of consoles. Forza 5 seemed to be unfinished work. Forza 6 is aWhat can I say. The best Forza ever, the best racing game on this generation of consoles. Forza 5 seemed to be unfinished work. Forza 6 is a different story. That's the beauty in pure form. Full Review »
  3. Sep 15, 2015
    Loads of Content & variety, Loads of GREAT graphics, Loads of GREAT weather effects, Loads of GREAT Detail, Loads of GREAT night racing. OnlyLoads of Content & variety, Loads of GREAT graphics, Loads of GREAT weather effects, Loads of GREAT Detail, Loads of GREAT night racing. Only 3 hours in & having a blast though I have 1 MAJOR GRIPE, DRIVING LINES ON THE ROAD ARE TOO STROBING LIKE & are a little on the annoying side & in your face. Forza 5 wasn't that bad from memory & hopefully a patch will fix this. If there was an option to score this a 9.5 than I would but a 9 score wouldn't do this game justice so its a BIG 10 for me. Overall LOADS OF FUN !!!!!!! Full Review »