Excerpt: Simulation racers are, for the most part, personal experiences and everyone that criticises or applauds a certain title and the way it performs have validity in their own right. For me Forza has always had a place in my heart, from the early offering on the Xbox racing in split screen with a friend to the rediculous amounts of hours that I invested into Forza Motorsport 2 to be at the top of my game and even once get a top 50 in the world lap time.
Summary: Competition is good for gamers. Competition is really good for fans of racing simulation games. When Forza Motorsport 3 came out, it left every competitor in the dust with its polished control, a massive automobile collection, deep customization options and new levels of accessibility. I called it the "new king of racers" in my review, and I meant it. Up until last week, some two years later, I still played Forza 3 just about every week.
Excerpt: When Forza arrived in 2005, it was the plucky young upstart, challenging the golden god that was Gran Turismo. Microsoft putting their brand new racing sim up against the biggest of the big was a bold move, but In a short four years Forza has established itself as the best racing sim on the market. Forza Motorsport 3 was the best of the series, and now two years later Forza Motorsport 4 is here. Can it one-up one of this generations most complete racing simulations?
Pros: Gorgeous graphics and lighting, Streamlined online and community, New race modes
Conclusion: Forza 4 est incontestablement une réussite. Les joueurs peuvent donc se laisser tenter tant le titre propose aux joueurs un vaste programme de partie. Forza 4 tient sa force dans la richesse de son contenu, dans les propositions qu'il offre aux joueurs de tous genres. Les néophytes trouveront leur plaisir très rapidement grâce à différents systèmes d'aide mis en place, des petits coups de pouce utiles.
Pros: Une grande accessibilité pour les débutants, Un mode carrière très complet, Des perspectives d'évolution différentes selon les choix, Des améliorations automatiques apportées aux véhicules, Des véhicules magnifiques dans l'Autovista, Un multijoueur toujours bien fourni
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Common Sense Media
21 December 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Forza Motorsport 4 is a straightforward racing simulation. Players participate in several races and other events such as "hot lap" challenges to unlock more cars and boost their driver's experience. The game features crashes but the results are unrealistic, which could leave young kids with the impression that crashing isn't dangerous.
Excerpt: Everyone will have their own Forza Motorsport 4 story, and while many might have similar tales, much of my journey through Turn 10's fourth entry in its seminal racing series was in the 458 Italia, the luscious Ferrari that adorns the front cover. It's an obvious choice of beautiful supercar, regardless of whether or not you paint it in its iconic red hues, and a modern signature piece from the legendary Italian manufacturer; the 458 is a guaranteed head-turner, an...
Forza Motorsport 4 – Another lap around a familiar track
17 December 2011
Excerpt: Does one wind down a generation of hardware by resting on past success? That’s the inevitable question you’re left with after hours upon hours of tearing up asphalt in Turn 10’s latest iteration of its Forza Motorsport franchise. Addictive fun it may be, but there’s this sneaking suspicion at the back of your noggin that it’s also the same addictive fun that you had in the previous game in the series.
Summary: " Forza Motorsport 4 " is without a doubt the best in the series, and it has some great additions. But it’s also high time the game featured night races and dynamic weather effects. With the next game likely to be on the next Xbox, it could be 2016 before we see all these things finally get included. Still, if you ignore what is missing, the actual content on the disc is pretty much unrivalled, although you’re still unlikely to put quite as much time into it as Forza 3.
Conclusion: To those unfamiliar with the series, Forza 4 may seem like a perfunctory update. But like all good mechanical overhauls, a lot of work has gone in under the hood without ruining the important things. It's faster and more intense than ever before, with tangible improvements to every facet. The word forza is used to cheer competitors at sporting events: it's about enthusiasm and passion.