Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One): Open-world racing at its finest
September 30, 2018

This new Forza is better than ever.

Another year, another Forza game – but rather than feeling the fatigue of these racing games that’s exclusive to the Xbox One, these games actually kept getting better and better. With Forza Horizon 4, everything you loved about the past installment is back along with new additions that make one of the best games of the year.

The constantly changing seasons in Forza Horizon 4 is probably one of its best features. Each challenge is completely customizable, meaning that there is a never-ending combination of racing that you can do, not to mention that the changing seasons give a different perspective on how you play.

Edinburgh is the setting for this installment, which is perfectly recreated in the game. With more than 400 cars available, you have a lot of choices on how you would complete your races. The racing environment also factors in how each race will be completed. For example, in the winter when everything’s frozen, there’s more opportunity for you to explore other areas of the game that is usually inaccessible in other seasons.

I played Forza Horizon 4 on my Xbox One X and with the beefed up hardware you have the option to choose between quality and performance. Quality means the console will keep the resolution at 4K 30 fps and performance (which I personally prefer) will keep the game’s resolution at 1080p but will extend to 60 fps.

No matter what you choose though, Forza Horizon 4 looks excellent. Graphics are almost photo-realistic, making you doubt if the game isn’t live action footage. The implementation of HDR also brings more excellent colors, and driving against the sun would actually make you squint as if how you were driving in real life.

All previous game modes make their way back on Forza Horizon 4, including Showcases where you can race alongside a delta wing bomber. Its fast, it’s crazy and undeniably fun – Forza Horizon 4 is indeed open-word racing at its finest and stands not just as one of best Xbox One exclusives, but one of this year’s best.

We Love:

+ Photorealistic graphics

+ Fun gameplay

+ Changing season make racing more challenging

We Hate:

– None that we could think of!

Final Rating: 5/5

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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