Forza Horizon 3 Review

Drifting around Australia

Forza Horizon 3, the latest release from Playground Games takes gamers to the sunny beaches of Australia. As someone living in Australia I can personally say that they have done a very good job of recreating the iconic landscapes of Queensland and it feels amazing to drive through the streets with a choice of hundreds of different cars from an immense list of manufacturers. Forza Horizon 3

Playground Games are adding to that already large car lineup with constant new offerings which will keep players entertained for more time to come. The game starts you off straight in to the action with a baja-esque vehicle that reminded me of all the fun I had in Dirt 2 many years ago. As you progress through races and other events, you earn money which can be used to purchase new vehicles either through the showroom or via the Auction House, or you can modify your current cars to squeeze every last bit of performance out of them.

Forza Horizon 3

As you’ll see above, this is a Nissan S15 200sx that I modified. It’s really great to be able to use the same modifications by real-world brands like Volk rims, this makes it very easy to recreate your car in the game. Leveling up is also a breeze as you are almost constantly earning points. This can be from winning races, to drifting in the streets, even knocking over bins!Forza Horizon 3

Teaming up with friends online is relatively simple but I personally found the matching-making and performance to be a bit average at times with large amounts of rubber-banding. It is a tonne of fun if you do get a group of friends together and choose a nice few corners to have drift battles through. As you’ll see below my S15 was one of the better performing drift vehicles I tweaked.Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 offers a fantastic photo mode where you can take some stunning shots with lots of pre-set filters to apply. Sometimes I’ll find myself taking more photos of cars than actually racing them!Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3Final Rating

9/10
(PC Version reviewed)

 

+ Huge car list

+ Amazing graphics

+ Long playability

– Reasonably buggy

– Online performance issues

Recommended PC specs:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 @ 3.6GHz.
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or NVIDIA GTX 1060 (AMD R9 290X or AMD RX 480)
  • VRAM: 4GB.
  • RAM: 12GB.
  • Hard Drive Type: HDD.
  • Available Space: 55GB.
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080.
  • Windows Version: Windows Anniversary Edition 64-bit 14393.101.

 

Full car list

Company Car Model
Abarth 2016 695 Biposto
1980 Fiat 131
2010 500 Esseesse
1968 595 Esseesse
Acura 2002 RSX Type-S
2001 Integra Type-R
Alfa Romeo 1965 Giulia TZ2
1992 155 Q4
2007 8C Competizione
1965 Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale
1968 33 Stradale
2014 4C
1992 Milano Quadrifoglio Verde
Alumi Craft 2015 Class 10 Race Car
AMC 1971 Javelin AMX
1970 Rebel “The Machine”
Ariel 2013 Atom 500 V8
2016 Nomad
Aston Martin 2012 V12 Zagato
2016 Vantage GT12
1964 DB5
2010 One-77
2012 Vanquish
1977 V8 Vantage
1998 V8 Vantage V600
2016 Aston Martin Vulcan
2013 V8 Vantage S

Audi 2016 R8 V10 Plus
2011 RS 3 Sportback
2015 TTS Coupé
1986 #2 Audi Sport quattro S1
2006 RS 4
1983 Sport Quattro
1995 RS 2 Avant
2011 RS 5 Coupé
2013 RS 4 Avant
2013 R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI Quattro
2015 S1
2014 #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports R8 LMS ulta
Bac 2014 Mono
Baldwin MotorSports 2015 #97 Monster Energy Trophy Truck
Bentley 2013 Continental GT Speed
BMW 2015 X6 M
2013 M6 Coupe
2011 Z4 sDrive35is
2011 1 Series M Coupe
1991 M3
1997 M3
2005 M3
2008 M3
1981 M1
2016 BMW M2 Coupé
1973 2002 Turbo
1986 M635CSi
2011 X5 M
1988 M5
1995 M5
2012 M5
2014 M4 Coupe
2014 M235i
2014 #55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE

Bowler 2012 EXR S
Bugatti 1992 EB110 Super Sport
2011 Veyron Super Sport
Buick 1987 Regal GNX
Cadillac 2016 CTS-V Sedan
2011 CTS-V Coupe
2012 Escalade ESV
Chevrolet 1995 Corvette ZR-1
1953 Corvette
1970 Camaro Z28
1960 Corvette
1970 Chevelle Super Sport 454
1969 Camaro Super Sport Coupe
1957 Bel Air
1979 Camaro Z28
2014 #3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R
2014 Super Sport
1967 Chevelle Super Sport 396
1967 Corvette Stingray 427
2002 Corvette Z06
1990 Camaro IROC-Z
2009 Corvette ZR-1
1970 Corvette ZR-1
1970 El Camino Super Sport 454
1964 Impala Super Sport 409
1966 Nova Super Sport
1988 Monte Carlo Super Sport
2015 Corvette Z06
2015 Camaro Z/28
2016 Camaro Super Sport
Chrysler 2012 300 SRT8
Datsun 1970 510
1969 2000 Roadster
Dodge 1968 Dart Hemi Super Stock
1969 Charger Daytona HEMI
1999 Viper GTS ACR
1969 Charger R/T
1970 Challenger R/T
2008 Viper SRT10 ACR
2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat
2015 Charger SRT Hellcat
2014 #93 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R
Donkervoort 2013 D8 GTO
Ferrari 1962 250 GTO
1965 250LM
2013 458 Speciale
2013 458 Speciale
1953 500 Mondial
2012 F12 Berlinetta
2010 599 GTO
1984 288 GTO
2003 360 Challenge Stradale
2002 575M Maranello
1948 166MM Barchetta
1967 330 P4
1994 F355 Berlinetta
1992 512 TR
1969 Dino 246 GT
2002 Enzo Ferrari
1987 F40
1995 F50
2007 430 Scuderia
2009 458 Italia
1957 250 Testa Rossa
2957 250 California
1968 365 GTB/4
2011 FF
1962 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
2013 LaFerrari
2014 California T
2016 FXX K
2015 488 GTB
2014 #51 AF Corse 458 Italia GTE
2015 F12tdf

Fiat 1952 8V Supersonic
1969 Dino 2.4 Coupe
1980 124 Sport Spider
1975 X1/9
Ford 1946 Super Deluxe Station Wagon
2013 Shelby GT500
2017 Focus RS
1995 SVT Cobra R
1981 Fiesta XR2
2003 Focus RS
1940 De Luxe Coupe
1993 SVT Cobra R
2017 F-150 Raptor Race Truck
2014 Fiesta ST
1971 Falcon XY GTHO Phase III
1992 Escort RS1600
2013 Focus ST
1992 Escort RS Cosworth
1977 Escort RS1800
1966 Lotus Cortina
1985 RS200 Evolution
2005 GT – Tier 10 Reward Car
1966 GT40 Mk II
2000 SVT Cobra R
1978 Mustang II King Cobra
2016 #66 Ford Racing GT LeMans
2015 Falcon GT F 351
2009 Focus RS
1973 XB Falcon GT
2016 #55 Supercheap Falcon FG X
1969 Mustang Boss 302
1987 Sierra Cosworth RS500
2012 F-150 SVT Raptor
2011 Transit SuperSportVan
1973 Capri RS3100
1956 F-100
2014 Ranger T6 Rally Raid
1975 Bronco
2016 Shelby GT350R
2017 GT
2017 F-150 Rapter
2015 Falcon XR8
2014 FPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute
2010 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
GMC 1991 Syclone
1993 Vandura G-1500
GTA Motor 2016 GTA Spano
Hennessey 2012 Venom GT
Holden 1973 HQ Monaro GTS 350
1988 VL Commodore Group A SV
1977 Torana A9X
2016 #22 Sharkbite HRT VF Commodore
1951 50-2106 FX Ute
1974 Sandman HQ Panel van
Honda 2004 Civic Type-R
2005 NSX-R
1992 NSX-R
1997 Civic Type R
2009 S2000 CR
HSV 2014 GTS
2014 Limited Edition GEN-F GTS Maloo
Hummer 2006 H1 Alpha

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