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Generally favorable reviews- based on 349 Ratings

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  • Summary: For the first time in the racing and driving genre, experience dynamic seasons in a shared open-world. Explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars, and become a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain.

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Forza Horizon 4 Gameplay: All 4 Seasons In 10 Minutes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Sep 25, 2018
    97
    Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most polished driving games ever made. The feeling, the amount of content, the spectacular open world and the unbelievable visuals are some pieces of this puzzle that match perfectly to form, all together, a true masterpiece that is perfect in almost every single aspect.
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    95
    Forza Horizon 4 is nothing short of fantastic. With a host of content, backed by a fantastic roster of cars that tread the fine line between arcade and simulation perfectly. While the amalgamated UK may be a little too pristine, not completely reflecting reality, it's such a stunning and enjoyable place to race around that any issues are washed away in the utter fun you're having. Forza Horizon 4 is, without a shadow of a doubt, the pinnacle of the series and arguably the best racing game you can buy.
  3. It incorporates elements of arcade driving, simulation racing, storytelling, exploration, discovery, collection and even role-playing in ways that few other racing franchises have even tried and none can match. If there's space for just one racing game on your shelf, Forza Horizon 4 is probably the one it ought to be.
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    90
    Forza Horizon 4 is beautiful and exhilarating, with seamless multiplayer, compelling progression, and more cars than you know what to do with.
  5. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    90
    After a bit too conservative Forza Horizon 3, which was just an improved second Horizon, the latest game in the series easily exceeded my expectations. Its world is enormous and full of various activities (including seasonal events), the driving model is exceptional both on and off road, there are over 450 varied cars and the PC version is spectacular. All that makes Forza Horizon 4 the best open world racing game I have ever played. [12/2018, p.66]
  6. Sep 25, 2018
    89
    Unless you're looking for a hardcore sim, Forza Horizon is still the best racing series around.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    70
    A AAA game produced in 2018 with the backing of Microsoft simply should be far more technically sound than Forza Horizon 4 in its current state. And this perhaps is the greatest travesty for this otherwise brilliant game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 74
  2. Negative: 22 out of 74
  1. Oct 5, 2018
    10
    I have this game on both PC and XboxX. Obviously, with a 108Ti and an i7-7700k is going to knock the quality to bits in comparison to Xbox,I have this game on both PC and XboxX. Obviously, with a 108Ti and an i7-7700k is going to knock the quality to bits in comparison to Xbox, but both are very playable and both look amazing. Starting out in FH4 seems like they cut lots of stuff out from the previous game, but mostly it just needs unlocking in a different way. The character customization is a bit like OnRush (if you have played it) where you win items or buy items in the store, and whilst its a bit gimmicky, I am having fun dressing my male character in the most feminine way. I do this because I thinks it's crazy that I can spend hard earned Forzathon points to win pink high heels and a skirt....As for the driving, being a citizen of the UK I am enjoying the scenery I am used to when I visit 'Up North'. The handling is pretty much the same as FH3 and there is in no way a shortage of stuff to do in the game.....One thing I am annoyed with so far is the idiots who still insist on ramming you at corners instead of slowing down without any penalty. I am yet to play in online adventure with my club so I'm hoping that will make some difference....I have to give this game 10/10, I just wish it had come out a few months ago because now I have no time to play this alongside AC:Odyssey! ….Looking forward to everything that is to come from the Ultimate Edition and really can't wait to play the Goliath equivalent once I rank 20 in racing series. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2018
    10
    A step beyond everything that was good in Forza Horizon 3 while fixing a lot of the aches and pains. Online events are seamless with the openA step beyond everything that was good in Forza Horizon 3 while fixing a lot of the aches and pains. Online events are seamless with the open world, loading screens are shorter than FH3, graphics are are smooth 60fps on all ultra with a 980ti at 1080p. It's clear a lot of passion went into this iteration. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2018
    10
    This is one of the best games, let alone racing games, I have ever played. Don't tell PS4 that...
  4. Dec 15, 2018
    8
    Me ha encantado, en este juego no hay trazada mala, en todo momento sientes que te estas divirtiendo, sobretodo con las carreras contra otrasMe ha encantado, en este juego no hay trazada mala, en todo momento sientes que te estas divirtiendo, sobretodo con las carreras contra otras cosas q no sean coches, normal q se llevara el premio al mejor juego de conduccion de 2018, nadie le hace frente a Forza. Esta muy bien optimizado. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2018
    7
    It's very nice!!!!! Nice graphic, Many nice car, Nice seasons and Nice sound!! But Unlike The Crew 2, the keyboard setup cannot be set fromIt's very nice!!!!! Nice graphic, Many nice car, Nice seasons and Nice sound!! But Unlike The Crew 2, the keyboard setup cannot be set from Gear 1 to Gear 7. If possible, I can give 200 points! Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2019
    3
    Could play the game for a few days, but now it wont start. It gets to the "Press Start" page, but whenever i do so, the game crashes. OtherCould play the game for a few days, but now it wont start. It gets to the "Press Start" page, but whenever i do so, the game crashes. Other people seem to have had this problem aswell, sadly none of the recommended solutions helped. Will fix my review when Microsoft fix their game.

    Edit: I got the game to work again. However, it sadly turns out that the AI is completely broken. Played the game on "Unbeatable" difficulty, and obviously i expected it to be hard. Problem is that the AI is cheating (Increased acceleration, better grip, faster turning etc.), rather than just driving well. Essentially, this means that with some cars, and in some specific races, it's simply impossible to win. So basicly, if you want to play on the highest difficulty/difficulties, you're forced to drive specific cars, and can't actually enjoy the large number of vehicles the game has to offer. Furthermore, some cars even make the difficulty feel easy. The Nissan Skyline GT-R '97 for instance, is basicly a free win regardless of difficulty. I dont know what causes this huge difference, whether it's the Car-ratings being off, or if the AI just performs better against some cars than others. But regardless of the reason, it's really sad to see. It pretty much ruined the experience for me, as i could only drive a few selected cars, if i wanted to play on a difficulty that felt challenging. And of course, it's also a lot more frustrating to lose against an opponent due to cheating, rather than just good driving. So please put more work into the AI for future games.

    TL;DR - Would probably have been better if i had not gotten the game to work again, lol.
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  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    3440x1440 on ultra with a 1080 averaging around 70FPS.
    Pretty game.
    Racing can be easy and arcady or with assists off exciting and more of a
    3440x1440 on ultra with a 1080 averaging around 70FPS.
    Pretty game.
    Racing can be easy and arcady or with assists off exciting and more of a challenge. Lots of races and cars, with challenges in the open world. The opening is a bit meh, but as soon as you get to weekly seasons the game opens up.
    My only complaint is online doesn't work. I am content doing everything solo, but it would be nice to use the online portion at least to try.
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