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Forza Motorsport 6

Is Turn 10's Xbox One exclusive racer ahead of the pack?

With Forza Motorsport now a yearly fixture on Xbox, taking turns with its more flashy sibling Forza Horizon, there is less focus on the new, and more on what’s improved since last year. Project Cars and DriveClub have offered something new in 2015 already, and with the absence so far of Gran Turismo for this generation of PlayStation users, can Forza provide enough to drag petrolheads to Microsoft’s system, and continue to fight for its place on the starting grid? Here’s what the gaming press has to say on Forza Motorsport 6;

Digital Spy: 100

“Forza Motorsport 6 is a terrific game. It misses a few minor beats, with yet another career mode that throws you straight in there, and good god the serious attitude of the game is sickening at best. But this is one of the best driving simulations out there: it’s the game launch title Forza 5 really should have been.”

Destructoid: 95

“I found myself racing for hours, racking up credits, ferociously buying new cars to add to my garage, and cursing at my friend’s Drivatars. Forza 6 is the new king of simulation racing.”

IGN: 90

“Like a big bucket of Hot Wheels brought to life, Forza Motorsport 6 is first-order car porn for the automobile obsessed but remains an accessible and exciting racer for those who just want to drive fast in something red with a horse logo on it.”

The Guardian: 80

“The failings of Forza 5 are all but forgotten with this vastly improved installment on Xbox One, which boasts faster action, a broader range of cars and sublime handling.”

Official Xbox Magazine: 80

“Although night racing and wet weather effects don’t quite go far enough, Turn 10 knows how to celebrate cars, and have made their best game yet. An enormous amount of fun.”

GameSpot: 80

“As merely the second installment for the Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 6 not only keeps up with the high bar set by Forza 5, it capitalizes on that foundation of quality. The Mod system and the weather effects are reasons enough for Forza 5 enthusiasts to seriously consider this sequel and the abundance of difficulty and assist options makes Forza 6 an immensely accessible driving simulation for newcomers.”

Game Informer: 78

“It’s not a contradiction that Forza 6 is as fun as it is disappointing. Its faults and omissions do not make it a bad game or one that veers dramatically from the franchise’s path. But what exactly is the series’ philosophy?”

But if reading *gasp* isn’t your favourite way to consume reviews, then the inimitable Chris Scullion has put together a great video review. Make sure you check out his other work at www.tiredoldhack.com

What Chris doesn’t mention though is the, now seemingly “must-include-in-new-games”, photo mode and the astonishing results it can conjure up, if you have an eye for lighting and composition. Users over at NeoGAF have been submitting their shots, and they’re gorgeous;

“Forza 6 may seem like you’re re-treading familiar ground, but if you’re new to the series, there’s a great deal to do and a lot to like.”