- System: PC (Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
- Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
- Developer: Playground Games
- Release Date: November 9, 2021
- Pricing: $59.99 (free with Xbox Pass)
- Rating: RP
- Genre: Racing
- Players: 1
- Official Website: https://forzamotorsport.net/en-US/games/fh5
Forza Horizon 5 Official Announce Trailer
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Forza Horizon 5's map is full of things to do, so you can lose yourself in the story, collect classic cars, or just drive aimlessly through the Mexican roads, exploring different biomes and challenging random drivers here and there. But that's just a tiny part of what's to do in this game. We'll tell you more in the Gameplay section!
The map is big enough to give you hours upon hours of exploration, visiting deserts, paradisiac beaches, and everything Mexico has to offer. If you like taking screenshots, trust us when we say you'll be tempted to open the photo mode every few minutes to show the world how cool your car looks from all angles!
Where Forza Horizon 5 shines is the music selection, with a collection of licensed songs for all tastes. You could be listening to Lil Nas X, the Beastie Boys, Dua Lipa... or Chopin, because there's also a radio station for all of you, classical music lovers. In our opinion, racing games are meant to be played with no music at all—the only "music" in our adventure was the roaring sound of our motor!
Although the map will show you several challenges, you can just follow your heart and drive with no clear destination. If you know how to drive, you'll earn points for being fast or smoothly taking curves, but don't be afraid. Going out of bounds and destroying everything in your path will also net you an immense amount of experience points!
The UI can be daunting, but once you get familiar with it, you'll notice how much you can do in this game. There are daily timed events popping up here and there, community-created events, seasonal challenges, and the always attractive paint/tuning section that's a must before going online. And as you can tell, that's the only problem with Forza Horizon 5: some content won't be accessible to you unless you're connected to the internet at all times.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
We can't recommend Forza Horizon 5 enough. It's a dream come true for all open-world racing lovers, and it features several fan-favorite cars like the Chevrolet Camaro Z28, Ferrari's Enzo and Testa Rossa, Lamborghini's Diablo (GTR and SV), the stunning Porsche 911, and more.
- Extraordinaire graphics that will make you want to visit Mexico as soon as possible!
- The story mode is fun, yet you have all the freedom in the world while behind the wheel. There's always time for some minigames or a head-to-head race!
- This game is almost flawless to be honest. It's only bad if you have no internet access...
Honey's Final Verdict:
We've been hooked on Forza Horizon 5 for several days now, and we're sure this will remain the same for weeks to come.
The ball is on your park, Gran Turismo 7... Will Sony be able to win this race? ONly time will tell!