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Score: 9.8/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 652 - Forza Motorsport
Developed by Microsoft Game Studios

Forza Motorsport
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"Forza Motorsport" gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars. On the track, players experience an impressively accurate simulation, putting their performance-tuned creations to the test against the best the online world has to offer on Xbox Live.

Features

Make Every Car Yours - Collect models from over 60 top manufacturers like Mazda, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, and Dodge. Trick out sport compacts with real-world body kits, rims, spoilers, decals, side skirts, fender flares and hood scoops, or add motorsport decals and team paint-schemes to supercars, GT racers and exotics. Transform production cars into racetrack monsters.

Tune It Up - Take your car to the garage and install alternative engines, suspension kits, bolt-on superchargers, brakes, rims, racing slicks and more. Fine-tune gear ratios, fuel-mapping, forced induction pressure, tire temperature & pressure and ignition timing for the ultimate setup.

Experience the Most Technically Advanced Driving Simulation on Xbox - Top automotive engineers teamed with experienced programmers to create an advanced physics engine for "Forza Motorsport" that simulates authentic car performance. Cars incur damage and wear, which affects car performance. Advanced tire and suspension models respond to heat and pressure changes as well as weight transfer and aerodynamic load.

Drive in Gorgeous Track Environments - From the famously challenging Nurburgring Nordschleife to the spectator-lined streets of Rio de Janeiro, race on meticulously-designed tracks with an incredible sense of speed and realism.

An AI Revolution: Drivatar Technology - Train your own AI "Drivatars" to use the same racing techniques you do so they can race for you in competitions or train new drivers on your team. "Drivatar" technology is the foundation of the human-like AI in Forza Motorsport.

Online Racing Goes to the Next Level - From intense multiplayer wheel-to-wheel racing to challenging individual bests and beyond, Forza Motorsport's Xbox Live gameplay will deliver innovations that reinvent the online racing experience.

A Graphical Showcase on the Most Powerful Console - Well-balanced reflections, lighting and shadows tie together highly-detailed cars and smooth-edged environments. Camera effects like blooming, lens flare, heat shimmer, light rays, depth of field, and haze create TV-quality presentation. Unique road textures, surface irregularities, persistent oil and skid marks, and scraped walls deliver an incredible sense of speed.

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Review by: black-kat (Dave)
Dated: 26th of July, 2005

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This Review: 9.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Immersion Factor:
Score 10 out of 10
Sleepness Nights:
Score 10 out of 10
Replayability:
Score 10 out of 10

What can I say, ever since I played Gran Turismo on my original PSX (RIP) I haev been hooked on the 'Racing Simulator' type games that are around, but this was one genre that was lacking on the Xbox, until now.

Microsoft has taken a few pages out of GT's book and have developed a truely wonderful game in Forza Motorsport. The cars handle true to their form, with the different types (Front Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive & All Wheel Drive) requiring completely different driving styles and the added scheme of Home Regions makes it that much more interesting.

The crash damage is extremely well thought out with a impact on the side of the car causing damage to the steering meaning your car now has a tendancy to drift off to one side of another makes driving an even more interesting experience.

Another interesting feature is the Drivatar which does take a while to master and could have it's uses, but then i much prefer to do the driving myself.

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