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  • Summary: A tribute to 80s and 90s arcade racers. Chase horizons and find the thrill of 16-bit classics. Soundtrack by the legendary racing games composer Barry Leitch.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 15, 2018
    90
    This is without doubt the best retro ‘90s style racing game available on the Xbox One right now, and it is highly recommended… no matter whether you are old enough to remember the glory days or not.
  2. Jan 17, 2019
    87
    It’s hard not to blush about and sing the praises for Horizon Chase Turbo, which is an addictive and engaging experience that feels right at home on consoles despite originating on mobile devices. Right from the start, this game scratched an itch that I didn’t know needed scratching, and brought back great memories that I’ll always cherish. Even when I’ve fully finished all of the tournaments and the optional modes that it has to offer, I keep it installed so that I can return to it for my fast-paced, retro racing fix.
  3. May 25, 2020
    80
    As far as old-school racers go, Horizon Chase Turbo is one of the best and now is a great time to check it out with its cool new update.
  4. Nov 27, 2018
    78
    Horizon Chase Turbo doesn’t come without faults, but even so, it’s easily one of the most entertaining retro arcade racers in recent memory. I take issue with the game’s unbalanced AI and its unsteady difficulty curve, collectively presenting infrequent moments of frustration. This, however, is easy to overlook in the face of its deep serving of content, its diverse track and vehicle selection, and its addictive, energetic gameplay.
  5. Dec 4, 2018
    78
    A great homage to the old arcade racing games that manages to hit the right pedal during a couple of hours, but doesn't evolves enough to keep you entertained forever.
  6. Dec 20, 2018
    70
    Horizon Chase Turbo manages to successfully bring back the 80s arcade racer feelings, with a nice visual style and a great sense of speed. We feel the lack of some more modern elements on top of this formula, though.
  7. Apr 8, 2019
    60
    Horizon Chase Turbo is best viewed from the perspective its designers intended. In that sense, it’s a rather fun title, and might actually make a great option for younger drivers who are a bit overwhelmed by the “Forza” franchises. Achievement hunters may be turned off by all the grinding, and driving purists will have issues with the frequent collisions. However, when played as an occasional diversion instead of a campaign – just as one did with its arcade inspirations – this is one horizon that racers certainly won’t mind chasing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 29, 2020
    10
    Não é possível dar uma nota menor do que esta. O game é uma obra prima. O estúdio brasileiro. Homenageou o país com pistas lindas que refletemNão é possível dar uma nota menor do que esta. O game é uma obra prima. O estúdio brasileiro. Homenageou o país com pistas lindas que refletem os principais pontos turísticos. A diversão é garantida. Expand
  2. Aug 7, 2019
    9
    Recommended for anyone who enjoyed the classic racing games from the 80's and 90's (Out Run, Top Gear etc). The visuals, whilst basic byRecommended for anyone who enjoyed the classic racing games from the 80's and 90's (Out Run, Top Gear etc). The visuals, whilst basic by today's standards, are full of charm and the game looks great. The soundtrack is fantastic, the controls are excellent. And the game performs with a consistent framerate, meaning it runs extremely smoothly and gives a great sense of speed. Retro style arcade racing at its best. Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2018
    8
    There’s a surprising amount of content for you to get to grips with and if you’re a fan of racing games this will no doubt satisfy you forThere’s a surprising amount of content for you to get to grips with and if you’re a fan of racing games this will no doubt satisfy you for quite a while. The presentation side of the game has been done extremely well and in my opinion both the visuals and sound design make the game stand out. If you like trying out lots of different tracks and vehicles then this game will be right up your alley because each track and vehicle has variety a plenty. The game can be a little too difficult for its own good at times the easy to pick up and play style that’s been implemented keeps the frustration levels down.
    Technically the game holds up really well for the most part and I must admit that I was impressed with how tight and responsive the controls were. As mentioned earlier the game can be quite unforgiving and having to be flawless at times doesn’t help matters. Unfortunately the game offers no online offerings which is a shame because I think it would’ve elevated the game even higher. Classic arcade racers paved the way for a lot of the fantastic racers that have made the way to consoles since then and even though the new racers satisfied me a great deal a part of me was still crying out for a modern 80’s & 90’s style racer. Thankfully that dream of mine has now been fulfilled thanks to the fantastic racer that is Horizon Chase Turbo. From the moment I started the game I was hooked and when you take in all of the game’s beauty you soon realise that it’s a game that you’ll return back to time and time again. You’ll be pleased to know then that this game isn’t lacking in terms of content and even though an online multiplayer offering would’ve been nice you will without a doubt be satisfied with all the different tracks and vehicles you can get to grips with. I will warn you though that racing on these different tracks can be quite unforgiving at times, but thankfully I never seemed to get too frustrated because the easy to pick up and play style meant that I always wanted one more race. At the end of the day then I can’t recommend Horizon Chase Turbo enough because the developers have catered to old-school gamers and modern gamers at the same time and the fun this game delivers to you means this game is up there with the very best arcade racers around.
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  4. May 22, 2020
    6
    There was a pretty big racing game sale on Xbox live last week and that's where I bought this. I really wanted a new racing game and there wasThere was a pretty big racing game sale on Xbox live last week and that's where I bought this. I really wanted a new racing game and there was quite a few to choose from I hadn't played, but this was the cheapest and seemed to have the best reviews too so I went for it... Dissapointed is the word.
    It's not terrible by any means and as a throw back to games like Outrun (or my personal fav Super Hang On) it does the job, it really does feel like a 8/16 bit era game just with tarted up graphics and I think that's the problem. It almost doesn;t feel like a racing game, cars are glued to the floor, you never need to let go of the gas and you just turn left or right. It's too simplistic I think. Even something like Burnout seems involved compared to this. It's also oddly hard, getting 100% on things takes a fair bit of effort, as does the achievements.
    But heyho, it's fun for an hour blast at a time I guess.
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