Forza Horizon 2 may be the best racer of 2014 | Gaming Trend

Gaming Trend Editor Ron Burke got his hands on a near-final version of Forza Horizon 2 sums up his thoughts thusly: "There is no doubt in my mind that Forza Horizon 2 is going to blow people away. Few games feel this polished, especially with several weeks to go before release. Ben describes Horizon as the perfect blend between machine and music, and I couldn’t agree more. If you missed out on the first one like I did, do yourself a favor and don’t let this one pass you by."

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mhunterjr1496d ago

I don't foresee anything topping it. It's overflowing with content... Gorgeous content! 200+ cars, all fully custumizable, great physics, drivatars, 1000 person clubs, tons of game modes, dynamic weather.... You name it, they've crammed it into this game. Give it to me!

Knightshade1496d ago

Right? I have NO idea how this one wasn't on my radar already. I was pretty blown away.

bouzebbal1496d ago

2:05 the guy.... Nathan Drake?

ThatOneGuyThere1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

after the letdown that was horizon one, a sequel to that game doesnt make me sad that I dont have an XB1 to "enjoy" another one of turn-10's titles. I will never forgive them for leaving out gearing tuning in horizon 1. SO stupid. The fact that they can make such a stupid decision the first time around means there are plenty of stupid decisions to disappoint you when you pick up this title and actually get into the meat. Someone else needs to take over the Horizon games.

lokirevamped1496d ago

You do know that's how life is right, we learn from our errors\mistakes and fix them. The problem is when we don't fix our errors\mistakes.....Madden anyone, IMO.

darthv721496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

Funny because the main developer of this game is not Turn 10. it's playground games.

oh well...your loss.

"Forza Horizon 2 is the second game to be developed principally by a studio other than Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 Studios. Playground Games, the lead developer for Forza Horizon, will be focusing on the Xbox One version, using the graphics engine from Forza Motorsport 5 as their starting point; the game will run at 1080p and a locked 30 frames-per-second.

Sumo Digital will take the lead for the Xbox 360 version, starting from the original Forza Horizon graphics engine. Turn 10 Studios will again provide support to the primary developers."

ThatOneGuyThere1496d ago

who made the first horizon? turn 10? it was a HUGE letdown. Honestly. NFS Rivals was much more solid and fun.

Foehammer1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

The original Horizon was developed by Playground Games in 2012.

Turn10 and Polphony Digital games have gear ratio tuning.

I suspect you will be out of luck with the other racing games releasing this year if gear ratio tuning is what you're after.

Edit, you might want to check this article, says the game has adopted the tuning system from Forza motorsport:

So win, win for you, enjoy

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2cents1496d ago

The Crew


Forza Horizon 2

Best year for racing fans EVER!!! There is a winner in those for everyone!

FamilyGuy1496d ago

I like your 2cents and agree.
There's omething for everybody!

Sayburr1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

You forgot "Project Cars"

I am just not sure which ONE to get... I will only have time to play one racing game... Ahhhh... decisions have to be made.

mcstorm1496d ago

You also forgot f1 2015 as well as project cars. For me its all about Horizon 2 loved the 1st and wow this one looks amazing. the graphics are stunning and its an open world racer too. Bring on Sept 30th can't wait to be playing this game.

ColinZeal1496d ago

The Crew (Mmmmmaybe)

Driveclub (Nnnnaaah)

Forza Horizon 2 (YES!)

Project Cars (Most surely!)

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3-4-51496d ago

Was already getting this game.

It looks twice as good as I thought it would in terms of look & fun.

Cant' wait.

Dewitt1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

@ThatGuy They have already shown full gear tuning and dyno levels to fine tuning each individual shift. This game is deep, FH1 was a short development cycle, it probably was cut to save time.

Foehammer1496d ago

Don't forget, Horizon 2 also has replays, it sounds obvious but not all the racing games coming out this year do.

Magicite1496d ago

yet driveclub and project cars easily tops it.

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cannon88001496d ago

LOL at 1:14 "Great Clean Racing 200 points" Five seconds later. Rips off other dude's bumper.

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Torque_CS_Lewith1496d ago

Yeah just like the sun may rise from the east tomorrow morning...
Foregone conclusion; 200 cars, open and pretty environments, dynamic weather and day cycle, strong focus on music, liveries and car customization and awesome Forza pedigree gameplay...what else comes close?

lokirevamped1496d ago

VR Headsets, or driving the car and track\course in real life.

DougLord1496d ago

You want to give me access to a garage of real super cars for $60, I'm all in. I'd probably kill myself though, so I'll need life insurance too.

Riggans421496d ago

This game is going to be amazing.

mrpsychoticstalker1496d ago

Without a doubt! Another year on a row that Forza racers are on top of the competition. Great job!

Is it Sept 30 yet?

Angerfist1496d ago

Yep. In the US. EU on 2nd of October.

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WeAreLegion1496d ago

Seriously? Debubbled for trolling? Come on, guys.

Torque_CS_Lewith1496d ago

Good. You had no business bringing all that noise here. How do you know what will or won't ever play?

cfc781496d ago

Maybe the best racer 2014/2015 ive seen nothing that comes close so far.