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author: Adrian Werner

Forza Horizon 5 Reviews Suggest it's One of the Best Games of the Year

The first reviews of Forza Horizon 5 leave no doubt - Playground Games has delivered another big hit.

We're just days away from the release of Forza Horizon 5, the latest installment in the hit racing series from Playground Games. The first reviews have started to appear on the web and it seems that the creators have delivered another hit.

On Metacritic, the game has an average rating of 91%, both on PC and Xbox Series X/S. The Xbox One release has too few marks for now. Forza Horizon 5 was also appreciated by our editor, earning a score of 9 out of 10.

Sample reviews of Forza Horizon 5

  1. GamesRadar - 5/5
  2. God is a Geek - 10/10
  3. IGN - 10/10
  4. Saving Content - 5/5
  5. Seasoned Gaming - 10/10
  6. Stevivor - 10/10
  7. TrueAchievements - 10/10
  8. VGC - 5/5
  9. Windows Central - 5/5
  10. PowerUp! - – 9.8/10
  11. XboxEra - 9.6/10
  12. Game Informer - 9.5/10
  13. Game Revolution - 9.5/10
  14. Press Start - 9.5/10
  15. Wccftech - 9.510
  16. Xbox Achievements - 92/100
  17. Gamepressure - 9.0/10
  18. AusGamers - 9/10
  19. Game Rant - 4.5/5
  20. GameSpew - 9/10
  21. GameSpot - 9/10
  22. GamingTrend - 90/100
  23. PC Gamer - 90/100
  24. PCMag - 4.5/5
  25. Screen Rant - 4.5/5
  26. Shacknews - 9/10
  27. TechRaptor - 9/10
  28. TheSixthAxis - 9/10
  29. Twinfinite - 4.5/5
  30. Worth Playing - 9/10
  31. CGMagazine - 8.5/10
  32. WellPlayed - 8.5/10
  33. New Game Network - 83/100
  34. Digital Trends - 4/5
  35. EGM - 8/10
  36. GamesBeat - 4/5 star
  37. Pure Xbox - 8/10
  38. VideoGamer - 8/10

Reviewers are ecstatic about almost every element of Forza Horizon 5. Many of them call it the best racing game ever. The graphics, driving model, extensive content and great representation of Mexico are all praised. Criticism is limited mainly to small technical flaws and the lack of some cars that were available in the previous game.

What's more, the reviewers agree that the game is just an extension of the series formula. Some of them are bothered by this (but not enough to give the game a rating lower than 8/10), while others emphasize that such a huge and polished title could only come as the end result of a decade-long development.

Forza Horizon 5 is coming to PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The release is scheduled for November 9, this year. The game will simultaneously launch on Game Pass. Those who bought the Premium edition of the game can play it already on November 5, that is tomorrow.

Forza Horizon 5 visual comparison on PC and Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One

At the end it's worth mentioning an interesting video prepared by the ElAnalistaDeBits channel. It offers a visual comparison of different versions of the game. It is very accurate and even shows the differences between different models from a given generation (e.g. Xbox One vs. Xbox One X), as well as between different graphics modes.

  1. Forza Horizon 5 - official website
Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5

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