The supporting cast of cars is the biggest it’s ever been in the series, and also the most eclectic, with rides ranging from the 59-kilogram Peel P50 microcar to the ludicrously large Unimog, which is fun but so big it can actually cause the chase camera a spot of grief sometimes when passing under structures.
Race through all four seasons in a photo-realistic British countryside with over 450 cars alongside a huge community of racing fans. Enjoy a wild racing festival atmosphere as you seamlessly 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 for a while.
This game is a beautiful experience. As driving games go, it’s the best I’ve ever played, not only because of its irresistible scenery, exhilarating driving and perfectly-recreated cars, but because spending time with it puts me in a lasting good mood.
One of Forza Horizon 4’s strengths is that it tends toward freedom, letting us do just what we want, and liberating us from races and activities that we don’t fancy. Most of all, this is a fun, even joyful experience, a thrilling racing fantasy.
Seasons are one of the biggest new features in Forza Horizon 4 and have a direct influence on the gameplay. Once you've qualified for the Horizon roster and begun the Horizon Life, the seasons will change weekly for every player at the same time.
Horizon's fourth open-world locale is a version of Great Britain that amalgamates and condenses iconic regions of England, Scotland, and Wales, offering some fantastic terrain to explore.
This is the most gorgeous racing game I’ve ever seen. Hell, it’s better than most open world RPGs I’ve played
There’s also a ton of cars to unlock, and thankfully Forza Horizon 4 doesn’t hide these cars behind excessive grinding. In fact, the game practically showers players with rewards, with its slot machine-like wheelspins usually offering up hefty chunks of change or brand new vehicles for players.
In proper Forza style, the game kicks off with a moment of beautifully rendered glory that puts you in the car on the front of the package.
Forza Horizon 4 is an absolutely gorgeous game that encourages you to explore it your way. It wants you to keep coming back to it, and makes the idea of doing that deeply appealing.
The game overall looks absolutely fabulous, with the graphics and lighting picking out every weather and scenic detail.
Forza Horizon 4 is another fantastically fun Forza Horizon game even if it's tough to pinpoint Playground's grandest ambition. If it was to reinvent the series with seasons, that falls a bit flat and underwhelming.
Engine noises are superb, with every single vehicle sounding as it should, in every type of environment.
Forza Horizon 4 is the most stunning, deepest and most engaging Forza Horizon game to date. The sheer volume of utterly diverse and wildly interesting content pushes the game’s longevity through the roof.
The game’s sound is equally impressive, boasting some of the most satisfying racing sound effects and an awesome, diverse soundtrack.
Forza Horizon 4 also excels at multiplayer, allowing players to experience most of the game in cooperative or competitive ways. This means you can cruise around the open world together (and with up to 71 other players) to make progress in your own campaigns.
Forza Horizon 4’s verve feels the most genuine it has since the first game, and I still think it all comes back to the flavour.
First, Warwickshire-based Playground Games isn't ashamed to admit that Horizon 4 isn't merely a love letter to the home of motor racing — it's a love letter to home, period.
These seasons not only change the look of the world; it also affects the driving. Summer and Autumn are drier giving you a bit more predictability with your vehicle?s traction while Winter and Spring tend to be wetter causing you to slip more often.
The shared world is extremely well designed
It's a great-looking game across the board, though players with appropriately built PCs will have the best experience.
It's very much a adrenaline-inducing playground to mess around in while in fast and desirable cars.
Online functionality creates the impression of a dynamic world
Forza Horizon 4 is an awesome experience if you want to play solo but it also has a fun multiplayer component.
The game also sounds phenomenal. Horizon radio is back with fan favorite stations, like Hospital Records and Bass Arena. These stations have always been great, so I normally would play music all the time, but I found myself occasionally muting the radio to just listen to car and environment sounds.
The new weather mechanics being the biggest difference and focus on the shared world experience certainly feel like it has more to offer than previous games.
Forza Horizon 4’s digital garage is jam-packed with exquisite automobiles. And they all look amazingly photorealistic.
Forza Horizon 4 is built around seasons. In its opening moments you drive a McLaren Senna across autumnal country roads, race a Polaris RZR across a frozen winter lake, skid through mud in a Ford Fiesta in spring, before hopping back into the Senna for a road trip on a clear summer's day.
The big gimmick for Horizon 4 is the new seasonal system, which sees the environment change every week as the in-game season shifts.
I’m pretty convinced that this is by far a more rewarding progression route than we’ve seen in recent entries. With two ways now to level up, getting a new reward or wheelspin is something that happens a lot more frequently.
Forza Horizon 4 is stunning. Racing games are always technical showpieces, but I don’t think you could get a better looking game for your Xbox One X right now.
Forza Horizon 4 is fun. It's really, really fun. At the end of the day, that's what you want out of a game: hours of exhilarating, continuously evolving gameplay. Whether you are into racing or exploring, it's a complete blast.
Forza has tried to bring weather experience even better with Seasons. When you first start the game, you get a glimpse of all four seasons including Winter with Snow all around.
One of the biggest new additions this time around is seasons, which allows you to race around the UK at different times of the year.
This is exactly the sort of game that has you staring bleary-eyed at your watch at 3am and wondering how convincingly ill you’ll sound when you phone in sick tomorrow.
Another new multiplayer feature in Forza Horizon 4 is the Team Adventure multiplayer mode, which is a lot of fun. There are three types of Team Adventure modes mixing different type of races (including a capture the flag mode), but every mode puts two teams of players against each other and the one ending the most points across different rounds will be the winner.