It's already one of the highest-scoring games of the year, and it is so because it deserves every piece of praise written or spoken about it. Playground's Forza Horizon 3 is one of the best racing/driving games ever made, and here's why.
An excerpt from our review:
My first Forza Horizon experience was in the second game, and it was something of a revelation to me. The freedom of how -- and where -- you drive was obvious, but I touted in my review just how rewarding the game was. Mistakes were rewarded. Ballsy driving was rewarded. Making silly decals for silly cars was rewarded. (And is rewarding.) Destruction was rewarded -- the whole thing was just a big invite to have fun in some very serious, and very digitally well-made cars. Like, the polar opposite of the series proper, or the likes of Gran Turismo and such. Those games can be scary, despite the wussy options for driver assists, because they tend to demand a clear and outright understanding of cars and how cars truly work. And you can have that and apply that in the Horizon series, too. It’s just that in Horizon you’re treated with absolutely zero contempt for not being that person. Horizon is like your Nan just letting you play cars however and wherever you want, while other games tend to be that smug, all-knowing car-loving Uncle who tells you your over-the-top Hot Wheels hot rod could never drive on sand. Jerk.
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It’s also fucking gorgeous. Sorry for the swears, Nan.