Forza Horizon 2

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Forza Horizon 2
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Protagonist: Generic nameless Caucasian male
Genre: Racing
Platforms: Xbox 360
Xbox One
Release Date: NA: 30 September 2014
AU: 2 October 2014
EU: 3 October 2014
Developer: Playground Games (Xbox One)
Sumo Digital (Xbox 360)
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Made in: United Kingdom
Franchise: Forza
Previous Game: Forza Motorsport 5 (chronologically)
Forza Horizon (Horizon series)
Next Game: Forza Motorsport 6 (chronologically)
Forza Horizon 3 (Horizon series)


Forza Horizon 2 is an open-world racing video game developed for Microsoft's Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. It is the sequel to 2012's Forza Horizon and the seventh instalment in the Forza series. The Xbox One version of the game was developed by Playground Games, the team behind the original Forza Horizon, while Sumo Digital developed the version for Xbox 360, with Forza series developer Turn 10 Studios supporting both builds. The Xbox 360 version is also the final Forza game released for the platform. The game received positive reviews from critics and a sequel, Forza Horizon 3, was released on 27 September 2016.

Why It Rocks

  1. Improved significantly from the original Forza Horizon.
  2. Gameplay was more intense than before.
  3. Car list is superb, over 200 cars were featured.
  4. Dynamic weather system is added in the Xbox One version of the game.
  5. Improved multiplayer system.
    • Despite having two sequels, the multiplayer is still very active.
  6. Drivatars are better behaved than they were in Forza Motorsport 5.
  7. You can have a Horizon Wheelspin after growing of level (though absent on Xbox 360 version).
  8. In June 2015, Microsoft announced a new Porsche expansion pack, which became the first Horizon game to get the marque.
  9. Beautiful open world in the form of Southern France (including Nice and Sisteron) and Northern Italy (including Genoa's Castelletto and the fictitious San Giovanni). Better yet, it's bigger than the first Horizon's Colorado and has way more off-roading areas.
  10. Hands down the best highway system in the entire series, with main highway cutting through the middle of the map through hills, valleys, and fields, interspersed with bridges, tunnels, and on-ramps, giving it plenty of variety.
  11. The opening cinematic is beautiful for a racing game (if a little cheesy).

Bad Qualities

  1. The online mode tends to have glitches.
  2. There is a location named Montellino which has a repetitive open world.
  3. You can buy a Treasure Map to discover all hidden prizes in the open world, which counts as pay-to-win.
  4. The 360 version had no DLC and its open world is much more restricted.
  5. Festival director Ben Miller is the most annoying character in the entire series.