Submitted by cheez0707 148d ago | review

EGM Forza Motorsport 5 Review

EGM: Forza Motorsport 5’s Career mode is a shell of its former self, giving little reason for players to keep coming back. Couple this with a dismal launch lineup of cars and tracks, and this is a surprising step backward for the Forza franchise as it helps kick off Microsoft’s next-gen console. (Forza Motorsport 5, Xbox One) 6.5/10

2paclives  +   148d ago
thereapersson  +   148d ago
I predict a bunch of whining and trolling in this article. Moderators will have their hands full today!
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NewMonday  +   148d ago
I have been saying time and again, people need to drop the obsession with perfect scores and actually look deeper into game previews/reviews and judge on their own.

some said "Knack LOL", well should we now say "Forza5 LOL"
jatakk  +   148d ago

LOL @ comparing Knack to FORZA 5:

1 of 3 reviews score FORZA 5 9/10 or higher

50% of the reviews score Knack 5/10 or below
14Feb-R  +   147d ago
Reviews are not honest any more. It's really hard to see a good website with your same taste and judgment. The most reasonable website is gametrailers for me but still see some bad reviews.

The best way to judge a game is by playing it your self or ask a friend you trust with his taste.
Biggest  +   147d ago
Seems as if most of the reviews, including the 9+ versions, say the same things. EGM scored the negative aspects higher than most did.

Everyone seems to say it's the best looking racer on a console and the driving is fun. The Drivatar is a welcome addition. However, the game is stripped down and missing quite a bit compared to Forza 4. Many common racing game features are still missing. Some reviewers care more about the look and feel. Some reviewers care more about the missing features.

As with the release version of GT5, missing features are fairly annoying. Hopefully Forza 5 has the same support as GT5 had. I'd hate to see them wait until Forza 6.
Enemy  +   147d ago
Last gen tech, even less cars than before, it deserves less than 6.5.
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FITgamer  +   147d ago
That's harsh. I expected this to easily be the Xbox One's highest scoring game across all sites.
joecanada  +   147d ago
I expected higher scores as well, but I was critical of the few number of cars and tracks and wasnt sure if they would be docked for that.
so far the answer seems to be : yes.
obliteratorFTW  +   148d ago
Software_Lover  +   148d ago
Jaw on the floor
Yeah...I heard about you.
green  +   148d ago
There must be one lol. How can you reduce the score by that much just because it has less cars than before?
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MasterCornholio  +   148d ago
And there will be more. Thats the way it is.


Its 83 on metacritic.

BTW Forza 4 is 91 so this new Forza is worse than the previous entry.
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KNWS  +   148d ago
There is least 10 or more reviews already posted on this site from different reviewers. Forza got an 8 or a 9. I think its safe to say, the game is at least an 8 maybe an 9?
green  +   148d ago
@MasterCornholio: Do you think i care what the metascore is? Please go preach to someone that gives a damn about such things.
kiz2694  +   148d ago
Completely agree, CVG review was very clear and honest at its set backs.
Captain Qwark 9  +   148d ago
um easy, half the cars, half the tracks, half the game. still havent added night and weather. it went from being ahead of other racing sims to falling behind.

i wanted this game but then i read about all the stuff it dropped. better off waiting for the sequel

edit** make no mistake though, id still buy the game in a heartbeat if i was still getting the x1 but im going ps4 this gen, drive club will have to do
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MatrixxGT  +   148d ago
Yeah this game almost sold me on the x1. But the bad taste from MS early this year nudged me to go ps4 route. Mainly because vita remote play I dont fight over when I can and cant play games. The fact that MS just said they don't think gamers care about such stuff really just solidifies that this Gen I may not own a MS console.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   148d ago
i actually was one of the few who prefered the original vision MS had, that didnt leave a bad taste in my mouth until they went back on it. if they were still doing what they first announced, id be much more inclined to get an X1. when they went back on everything, the X1 just became a ps4 with worse hardware. prior to giving in to all the pressure, each console was unique and had its own vision. this gen now is more or less just the ps3/360 all over again but prettier

however despite all that, i still much prefer the X1's UI and controller and love forza and halo but besides those two, im mostly an rpg guy with a little racing and the ps4 already has double the rpgs announced and drive club looks nice so thats where i need to be even if i like almost everything else xbox better. end of the day, its a games console so that wins over all.
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mrmarx  +   148d ago
or get gt 6 on ps3.. i am
SoapShoes  +   147d ago
Driveclub doesn't have to do, Gran Turismo will eventually be going to PS4.
Squall5005  +   148d ago
I would be suspicious of one low score but I've seen 3 now.
KNWS  +   148d ago
Killzone got a 6 and 7 rating of some reviewers also. I think they got it wrong. I watched Killzone on twitch and thought it was at least an 8.
Rzep  +   148d ago
You watched Killzone on twitch and thought it was at least an 8.

Watched on Twitch, well sir you must know everything there is to know about that game.

By watching someone play I hope you mean from start to finish.

I bet you thought the controls were great and responsive.

The graphics were I bet crisp and next-gen which you could clearly see in the stream you watched.
joecanada  +   147d ago
actually watching a game on twitch or youtube is much more informative in purchasing a game than reading some random dudes review.... not sure what you are going on about.
Kurt Russell  +   148d ago
I bet you didn't expect some mental response like the one from Rzep above me did you? lol.
angelsx  +   148d ago
Only Ign give it high score.Guess why?
jackanderson1985  +   148d ago
it's currently tracking at 83 on metacritic from 24 reviewers... think more than IGN has given it a high score
IHassounah  +   148d ago
Actually many did , GameInformer Italy gave it a 9 , this is the metacrtic reviews : http://www.metacritic.com/g...
UbiquitousClam  +   148d ago
I guessing this will be the only review that doesn't get accused of being payed by Microsoft by fanboys. Who knows maybe they were payed by Sony to bash the game, lets keep the wild speculation going!

Thats how it works on this site right?
cactusjack  +   148d ago
so killzone was trash becuase it got a couple 6's and a few 7's.

but if forza gets a 6, its a bad review, or the reviewer is a "noob".

thats how it works on this site right?
Omran  +   148d ago

Well Said
UbiquitousClam  +   148d ago
I should probably clarify that I agree with the review, as a forza fan this games lack of content compared to forza 4 is inexcusable. Im just tired of this sites mentality of

game gets a good review = clearly payed off shill

game gets a bad review = thunderous applause
Death  +   148d ago
Obviously the bad reviews were paid by Sony.

I actually felt more stupider saying that. I have no idea how some do it so easily.
joecanada  +   147d ago
More stupider... i see what you did there.
MysticStrummer  +   148d ago
"this will be the only review that doesn't get accused of being payed by Microsoft"

Is someone claiming the 7s were paid for by MS?

FANTA1180  +   148d ago
it wasnt a well done review , but its true u either love forza or hate it ,..this guy was very cut n dry about forza some people just dont like it.
DiRtY  +   148d ago
There is always THAT guy.
4logpc  +   148d ago
It sounds like the person reviewing it just doesn't like forza. Reminds of how some killzone reviewers were new to the series.

if you are gonna review a game from a long standing franchise, you should probably of enjoyed past games.
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Rzep  +   148d ago
If a game is good than it's good. It does not matter whether a reviewer played the previous games. Especially when the game in question is not clearly marked as a direct sequel. Notice that it's not Killzone 4, it's Killzone Shadow Fall.
4logpc  +   148d ago
Considering the fact that reviews are based on opinions I have to disagree.

I suck at fighting games, and I will never be able to perform well at them. Therefore, I would never review them because I will never be able to fully understand the mechanics and gameplay.
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Revolt13  +   148d ago
Nooooooooooo, why you drag down teh meta?!
torchic  +   148d ago
one score will not drag down the metascore.
Revolt13  +   148d ago
Halo 4 has a 2/10
tell me again its not dragging down its meta
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firefly69  +   148d ago
And dont forget if you want more cars and tracks you can always buy the season pass!What lame,they release a half assed game and then they want people to have more but paying more!Lame..............
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badz149  +   148d ago
the reason they can't put more cars on the disc is because they can't make it in time for printing, so they HAD to put it as PAID-DLC, NOT FREE and still charge $60 for the game! they really think gamers are THAT stupid!
cyhm3112  +   148d ago
it doesn't even look next gen, they are already being nice to it.
Chaos_King  +   148d ago
Doesn't look next gen ? lmao u got to be a real stupid fanboy to say it doesn't look next gen it looks better than any ps4 game out right now!
Naga  +   148d ago
I had the immense pleasure of playing Forza 5 at the McLaren booth in Austin this last weekend (Formula 1), and I can confirm for everyone that you are dead wrong.
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tfh74  +   148d ago
So was forza good or bad and is it worth buying.
Naga  +   148d ago
It was excellent. For anyone who even remotely appreciates cars, it would be a terrible mistake to pass up.

As a related note, I was so completely weirded out when the triggers rumbled that I actually crashed. By the end of the first lap, though, I felt like it was the most amazing controller innovation since the original Playstation DS1.
WeAreLegion  +   148d ago
There's always one troll review...
Playstationologist  +   148d ago
Your mother reviewed a troll last night
WeAreLegion  +   148d ago
I want to be offended, but I'm not sure how. Lol. I miss mom jokes.
Veneno  +   148d ago
What chyou say about mah mama?
MRMagoo123  +   147d ago
There are a few now, the games half made with half the stuff of previous games , giving it a score higher than half is trolling imo.
Bakkies  +   148d ago
It's getting hot in here.
Naga  +   148d ago
I already took off all my clothes, so I don't know what you're getting at.
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BeAGamer  +   148d ago
make sure you stay hydrated
Naga  +   148d ago
My body is ready.
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Playstationologist  +   148d ago
Oh how the mighty have fallen.

If I were buying xbone and still into single player track racing, I would still get forza. It's the best Sim/fun/realistic racer out there. But tbh I bored of that type of racing after forza 2. The crew and drive club look to invigorate racing for me with interesting next gen and open world features!!!
Nabbic  +   148d ago
The score seems a little harsh.
But then again, considering it has no weather effects, no day and night cycle and less cars than the previous installment, any website giving more than 8 is being far too lenient.
josephayal  +   148d ago
nice review awesome game
NewZealander  +   148d ago
since when is an average score of 82 bad based on 26 reviews, I would think a score 0-20 = bad, 20-40 = below average, 40-60 = average, 60-80 = good and 80-100 = great.
NewZealander  +   148d ago
Anyhow I think sony fans are jealous, as far as launch go, xbone one has the games and ps4 has the lames :-)
Jury  +   147d ago
You shouldn't think. It's making you look stupid.
Hicken  +   145d ago
Yeah, no. Between GT and Drive Club, I think I've got the graphics, cars, and features covered twice over. Seems like it'll be nice for those that pick up and Xbox, but those of us with a PlayStation won't be without our own quality racers.
b-dash  +   148d ago
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khyu7777  +   147d ago
first turn 10 forza game with meta under 90. in fact under GT5
Jury  +   147d ago
Drive club will be the definitive racer the day it launches
Really? Are you currently a member of the dev team working on the title then, or just another N4G Blowhard who thinks his thoughts transcend opinions and are magically fact?

Eat dog poop, and like it, tosser.
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mmj  +   147d ago
It will have been severely rushed to meet launch deadline and they probably plan to rob customers selling the missing portions of the game as DLC.

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