Xbox Game Studios Forza Horizon 4

Last updated date: May 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Xbox Game Studios Xbox Game Studios Forza Horizon 4 placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.6
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
249 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Enjoy a wild racing festival atmosphere as you seamlesly meet and make friends with other drivers. There's so much to see, experience, and unlock in this beautiful game-it'll keep the most dedicated racing fans entertained for a while.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
It's fun purely to drive, but also offers unparalleled customization for creative types, and an assortment of activities outside of being first to the finish line. It's approachable, but never watered down. Quite simply, Horizon 4 is whatever you want it to be.
- Tom's Guide
May 23, 2019 | Full review
Forza Horizon 4 improves on its predecessors with a diverse set of changing locations like lakes, valleys, castles, forests, and other spectacular sights that take place all over Britain. Choose from 450 licensed cars from Ferraris to Audis, each with their own set of upgradable perk trees. Instantly jump into activities like off-road rally races or create your own race.
- Lifewire
February 27, 2019 | Full review
The game overall looks absolutely fabulous, with the graphics and lighting picking out every weather and scenic detail. Playing the game through Xbox Live on Windows 10 on my mid-tier PC rig, everything ran rock-solid even in the heaviest rain or snow conditions with no noticeable framerate drops.
- Tech Radar
September 25, 2018 | Full review
The upgrade, modification, and customisation system on offer in Forza Horizon 4 is also very detailed, with almost every aspect of most makes completely customisable (certain cars have more fixed specs, while others allow massive changes to be made).
- T3
The Forza Horizon formula is clear now: give people an open-world racing game with approachability, some real driving dynamics, good variety, and lots of fun. This iteration adds seasons and keeps pushing replay value. It’s a fast, fun, action-packed racing game that fans can keep playing for, well, seasons.
- Digital Trends
Visually stunning open world overflowing with activities. Features over 450 licensed cars. Stunning amount of detail and visual variety. Solid handling as ever with a huge number of vehicles to unlock. Online functionality creates the impression of a dynamic world.
- Tech Spot
What experts didn't like
The "Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle" is an expensive upgrade, but may be worth it for hardcore fans.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
Confusing progression system.
- Tom's Guide
May 23, 2019 | Full review
One slight issue was moderate pop-in at medium and long distance, with AI cars and roadside objects very obviously spawning in and textures sometimes struggling to load in time.
- Tech Radar
September 25, 2018 | Full review
Some side events can be tedious.Multiplayer can still jump in and ruin your races.
- Digital Trends
Forzathon Live events are tedious. It takes a while, though repetition eventually sets in.
- Tech Spot

From The Manufacturer

4 CHANGES EVERYTHING. Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival. Go it alone or team up with others to explore beautiful and historic Britain in a shared open world. Collect, modify and drive over 450 cars. Race, stunt, create and explore – choose your own path to become a Horizon Superstar.

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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