The developers maintain the recipe for success of the Forza Horizon series. It is simple – they take advanced racing simulator Forza Motorsport, cut everything needless, technical grind and professional aspects, and make amazing game with open world, scenic views and perfect cars.
Sunny Australia. Heavy tropical forests, red deserts and white-sand beaches are presented in seamless open world. The map of the game world covers one of Australian coast, which is two-fold bigger than Forza Horizon 2 offered. The players boost their image via racing and exhibition races, and advance the level of the controlled festival sites, attractive new fans. All this unlocks new races and places.
The player can explore available map or focus on one of the region, collecting credits for new cars and making different tasks. Races include traditional circuit race, drifting, autocross, baggy and 4×4 and so on.
The volume of credits for tasks and wins will directly depend on difficulty mode. Novice will get 10% extra for base sum, while Insane mode will bring 105% extra bonus. Another source of credits can be fans that can be hired into the team after “beating” them. After the following races, the player will already get credits not only for own wins, but also for races by teammates.
Tuning in Forza Horizon is good as well. Of course, those who is at home under the hood can do all details by their own, though others can use button “Make good” and the game will pump the car. Moreover, it is possible to paint the car with invented color or use available palette.
The game visualization is also great. There are some fails – shading maps are not always uploaded in time and trees appears from nowhere, but this is mostly due to technical issue with Xbox One. And that’s all, everything else is perfect. Wonderful sunsets and dawns, races under heavy rain, sun rays refraction in Pacific Ocean waves.
In-game assistance is AI ANNA. The voice assistance is summoned by D-PAD combination. ANNA asks what the player needs and offers several options. It is really useful – to set up the route without switching to the world map.
The Forza Horizon 3 can really get 10 of 10 points. The developers have made something outstanding worth playing.