Xbox Game Studios Forza 5

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

DWYM Score
8.5

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 55 expert reviews, the Xbox Game Studios Xbox Game Studios Forza 5 placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
311 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Forza 5 racing game for PC features an all-new graphics engine that delivers texture you can feel and air you can taste at 60 frames per second and a resolution of 1080p. All cars used in this game are selected by experts at Top gear,ensuring that you're always blown away with their performance.This game includes 17 next-generation tracks in addition to ten bonus downloadable cars including new imports, sport cars, open-wheel race cars and extreme exotics. Overall, the is one of the best racing games Zbox one.
- Car Bibles
The frame-rate never dips, textures are silky smooth and car models have been meticulously recreated to the extent that you can almost smell the leather interior and alpine air freshener.
- Digital Spy
November 20, 2013 | Full review
Beginning with a consistent performance set at 1080p and 60 frames per second, the result was always assumed to be a technical showpiece for the console. But there’s more to the game than just looks.
- Game Rant
Forza 5 holds fast to what separates it from other games of its type--you can get realistic racing from a dozen other games, but Forza is special in its ability to engender in the player a real passion and desire to improve.
- Games Radar
November 20, 2013 | Full review
This is helped by Forza's excellent controls, along with a new addition on the Xbox One's controller: the impulse triggers. The way Forza feels, physically, is probably the most next-gen thing about it. The controller's triggers give an incredible amount of useful, tactile feedback.
- Polygon
November 20, 2013 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Team building still feels superficial. No VR support. Visually a bit bland.
- Car Bibles
Our only complaint is that the backdrops don't appear quite as alive as the cars racing past them. Crowds, for example, look like cardboard cutouts, while trees fail to sway and move with the wind.
- Digital Spy
November 20, 2013 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Forza Motorsport 5 is a cinematic automotive journey starring the world's greatest cars and tracks. Built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox One and the vast power of the cloud, no game better delivers the wide-eyed thrill of racing.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Xbox Game Studios Forza Horizon 4
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 7
2. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Project CARS 2
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Xbox Game Studios Forza 7
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Codemasters DiRT 4
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Frostbite Need For Speed Rivals
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
6. Xbox Game Studios Forza 5
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
7. Xbox Game Studios Forza Horizon 2
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Codemasters Onrush
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
9. Xbox Game Studios Forza 6
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Evolution Studios DriveClub
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 7

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