GWN editor Richard Manley writes, "Forza Motorsport 2 is an incredible game and here's why. Previously, driving simulators such as this appealed only to the hardcore crowd. With Forza 2, Turn 10 have created a game that is easily accessible to non-gamers. By enabling the driving aids, a person who has never played a game before in their life can grab hold of the Xbox 360's wireless racing wheel and churn out some respectable lap times.
I know this because I've handed the game over to complete newbies and watched them come to grips with the driving engine in no time at all. I'm not saying the game is easy to master - far from it. With driving aids disabled, Forza 2 offers such depth of play that it will last hardcore gamers many months.
But it's also incredibly easy to pick up and play simply because the cars do what you'd expect them to do in real life. Where most games require you to learn their intricate handling models which are not realistic at all, Forza 2 equates to real driving, and that is something most people of driving age already have significant experience in."