• Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review
  • Forza Horizon 2 review

Drive Clubs

Forza Horizon 2 review
Forza Horizon 2 review

Horizon 2 has also beaten Sony’s Driveclub to the chequered flag when it comes to social gaming with its, er, very similar ‘Clubs’, which you can either start or join with your friends. Each one can take up to 1000 members, which means Playground Games must have a vastly different opinion on what a gamer’s friendship circle looks like to the rest of us. Other club members will even earn you rewards while you’re not playing.

In general it’s not a game that makes it hard to pocket cash. Doing well in races earns you credits and XP and even with the difficulty ramped up it’s not too difficult to regularly finish on the podium. Until the latter stages few of the other drivers are ever consistent enough to give you a real battle in the championship, so anyone looking for more of a challenge should turn off rewinds and switch on full damage.

Each time you level up you’ll get a Horizon Wheelspin – a virtual fruit machine that offers prizes of either credits or new cars. Around nine times out of ten it’s the former but when they all go towards buying new wheels anyway, who’s complaining? Your Drivatar will also pocket credits for you even when your Xbox is turned off. It’s clearly a game that wants you to earn, earn, earn so you can spend, spend, spend, although with the very top cars priced into the millions, you’ll have to save significantly in order to get behind the wheel.

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Verdict

Forza Horizon 2 review

Forza Horizon 2 is everything an open-world driving game should be. There’s loads to do and it captures the feeling of driving very fast better than any other game, to the point where it could soon eclipse its older brother once and for all. In fact, right now, if it were a choice between this and Forza 5, we'd pick Horizon 2 every time.

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Stuff says... 

Forza Horizon 2 review

As exhilarating as pretending to drive a supercar from your sofa gets, Forza Horizon 2 is a must for any Xbox One owner
Forza Horizon 2 review
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Good Stuff 
Stunning 1080p, 30fps countryside
Thrilling off- and on-road races
Huge catalogue of cars to drive
Bad Stuff 
Slight lack of variation to the events
Drivatars can be overly aggressive
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depth
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