The Forza Horizon series has been a road trip adventure that us racing fans have been looking forward to with increasing interest. The first Forza Horizon started back in 2012 and served as a nice, arcade like adventure away from the serious Forza Motorsport series. What made Horizon so good was that as the main series followed a realism path, Horizon embraced the fun and crazy side and really brought the road trip and festival feeling to life.
Now, you could be thinking either; “I’ve never heard of this Forza Horizon series before, where should I start?”, or “I’ve played these games, they’re great but what is the best?”, both of these questions are going to be answered here on XNVR. Buckle in, put your sunglasses on as we take a drive down the coast towards memory lane.
Starting with 4th place, we have Forza Horizon 3. It’s in no way a bad game, not at all (the Hot Wheels DLC really should bring it further up the list, but I’m listing these purely on the base game.) Forza Horizon 3 is set in Australia and sees the player as the festival boss, driving around the different camp sites and setting up new places to party and drink (not you though, you’ve got more driving to do, bucko.)
The reason why this is dropped in at the worst Forza Horizon is because of this: the festival base building offers absolutely nothing to the game, and you do very quickly run out of races and things to do. It’s still a fantastic racer, don’t get me wrong, but after the brilliance of Forza Horizon 2 really overshadowed the 3rd adventure.
There was still an impressive amount of cars, still a lot of things to do and fun showcases to complete, but it just wasn’t a memorable enough adventure. Still great, but honestly just not the best.