Forza Horizon (Xbox 360) by Microsoft

Forza Horizon (Xbox 360) by Microsoft Box Art

Xbox 360 Smart Glass Enabled Xbox One backwards Compatible

North Amercian Release Date: October 23, 2012.

Average Overall Score:
9.00 / 10

In last week's preview of Forza Horizon we were given an opportunity to acquaint ourselves to Microsoft and Turn 10's latest racing offspring; a wilder, hipper Forza child prone to wanderlust and staying out well past curfew. Our 20-minute test drive with the game left us with a good impression, perhaps even a little infatuated, much like the feeling one gets after a first date that went REALLY well. Since then we've received our review copy, driven it off the lot, and put her through the paces to answer the question everyone wants to know: Is Forza: Horizon worthy of a spot in your garage?"

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Podcast Mentions


Monday, October 15, 2012


You've dominated 10 Festival Races.
...and across the line!
You competed in your first race at Horizon.
A Wristed Development
You received your Yellow Wristband.
All Your Race Are Belong to Us
You've won every single race in the game!
Almost Famous
You're the 50th most popular driver at Horizon.
Bargain Shopper
You bagged yourself a nice discount.
Barn This Way
You found your first barn find.
Been There, Done That!
You've fully explored the Horizon Festival Loop.
Black Friday
Never pay for an upgrade again!
Born Slippy
You've won your first Mixed-Surface or Dirt Race.
Close Encounters
You've challenged and beaten 10 festival racers on the spot.
Cruise Club
You've completed 10 free roam challenges online.
Darius Who?
You owned Darius Flynt and became the Horizon Festival champion.
You got to Level 5 online.
You've sent every Horizon Star packin'.
You've won every Showcase Event in the game.
You won your first race at Horizon.
Freshly Squeezed
You received your Orange Wristband.
Gettin' It Done
You rocked every single Festival Event.
Going Green
You received your Green Wristband.
Golden Boy
You received the Golden Wristband.
Hard Driving
You finished in first place on HARD? Nice.
Just Me and the XP
You've reached level 25 online. Did you win a car yet?
Killer Skills
You're the 10th most popular driver at Horizon.
Kudos to You
You've completed 5 Sponsorship challenges.
You blasted past 5 speed traps and 5 speed zones.
May The Forza Be With You
You received free cars for being a loyal Forza fan!
Noob No More
25 online races complete… awesome!
You're the most popular driver at Horizon.
You won your first car online.
You got seriously lucky and won 5 cars online.
One to Watch
You're the 200th most popular driver at Horizon.
Out of the Blue
You received your Blue Wristband.
Playground Games
You completed each of the Playground game types. How fun was that?
Purple Reign
You received your Purple Wristband.
Racing for Pinks
You received your Pink Wristband.
Rave Paint
You created a paintjob and your ride is looking SWEET!
Road Trip
You've driven along every road in the entire game.
20 Sponsorship Challenges? Now you're popular and rich!
Still a Noob...
10 online races complete… not bad!
You've completed every Horizon Outpost PR Stunt.
Swings and Roundabouts
You've completed 3 of each Playground game types.
Take Her for a Spin!
You bought a car from the Autoshow. Now take her for a spin!
The Next Big Thing
You're the 100th most popular driver at Horizon.
You've beaten a Rival time in 10 events.
You've won 10 Street Races. Ali would be proud.
Welcome to Horizon
You arrived at Horizon Festival raring to go.
Wheelin' 'n Dealin'
You sold something via your Storefront. KERCHING!
Win Diesel
You cruised past the competition and won every Street Race.
You've won 3 cars online.

Forza Horizon News

Forza Horizon 2 Announced
No Louisiana Bayou for our Forza Horizon! The sequel to the Forza spin-off will be taking place in Southern Europe this time, and will feature Drivatars just like in Forza 5.

Could the next Forza title be going to the 'Deep South'?
Forza Horizon went off the beaten path, but a new title set in the Louisiana Bayou could be sumthin’ interestin’. I GAARONTEE!

Countdown to 2014 Sale Day 3: Forza Horizon, Season Pass only $15 each
If you haven’t picked up Forza Horizon yet, now’s the time. Today only!

Playground games working on follow up to Forza Horizon, going annual
Last Fall Turn 10’s Jon Knowles confirmed in an interview with Xbox Addict that the Forza franchise was moving towards a more annualized release strategy, and now it appears that Playground Games is already at work on the follow-up to Forza: Horizon.

MS adds more "fuel" to next-gen Forza fire, EA IP
A twitter contest being held by MS that concludes on the eve of the Next Xbox announcement has inadvertently suggested the likely appearance of a new Forza title and possibly even a new EA exclusive at the upcoming reveal, via its "follow" requests.

Forza: Horizon gets free 1000 Club DLC tomorrow
Turn 10 and Playground Games are still pumping out content for their fans, and this time, it’s free for all Forza Horizon owners, regardless of whether you bought the Season Pass or not. Included are literally over 1000 challenges and two free cars!

Horizon Jalopnik Car Pack out next Tuesday
Time to put those racing gloves back on, as Turn 10 and Playground Games are far from done delivering content for Microsoft’s elite racer.

More Forza Horizon DLC Incoming - Recaro, anyone?
Turn 10 is keeping up with its Monthly Car Packs, starting off January with the Recaro Pack plus a sweet bonus Pagani Zonda for Season Pass holders.

Forza Horizon December IGN Car Pack available now
Forza Horizon fans should definitely make a note to fire up their game discs today and download the December IGN Pack, which will add another 7 luxurious cars to their collection. And don’t forget, the Rally Expansion is due later this month!

Forza Horizon "Bondurant Pack" available tomorrow
Turn 10 believes in the loyalty of Forza’s hardcore fan-base. Why else would they launch Forza Horizon’s first DLC pack on the same day that Halo 4 comes out? Still no drivable Warthog, but plenty of Lamborghini and BMW love in this one.

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