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Games of the Decade: Forza Horizon transcends racing games

But the reason Forza Horizon stands out - not just among the racing games of the last 10 years, but among the very finest video games of the decade - has nothing to do with cars. It is its relentless and inspiring positivity, its generosity of spirit. From its globe-trotting views to its heart-pounding soundtrack, Forza Horizon is all about finding excitement, happiness and beauty wherever you look. This is a video game about joy. What better legacy than that?

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Gazondaily258d ago

The legacy of the Forza Horizon reigns supreme this gen. It has been in league of it's own this gen. A true classic.

If done right however, Horizon's best has yet to come in the form of the next iteration if set in Japan.

gangsta_red258d ago

Not a racing fan but I do think the Forza Horizon games are drop dead gorgeous.

Can't wait to see that open world Playground can craft in a RPG setting.

bluefox755258d ago

It's a great game, but I wouldn't go that far, lmao.

DerfDerf258d ago

I'm assuming based on previous comments it's not as far as it cold be if it had the PS branding attached to it.

TK-66258d ago

Racing games is a genre that many naturally overlook due to it not appealing to them. When a game of that genre is able to draw in sales from people who are believed to be unattainable, it's a sign that the game has done something very well.

Years later and other developers still haven't been able to replicate what Horizon has done. The game definitely deserves a place among the best games of the decade.

bluefox755258d ago

Oof, guess I poked the golden goose, lol. I forgot this was the only 90+ Xbox game. You guys get really sensitive when someone doesn't take the knee.

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NeoGamer232258d ago (Edited 258d ago )

So, really, what you are saying is you've never really played it and are just spouting off as a PS only gamer.

I don't mind people having opinions but your opinions should be based on facts and actually playing the game rather than just giving an opinion based on the console you own.

I have almost all consoles released in the last two decades, PS, XB, Nintendo, PC, iOS, and Android... To me, Forza Horizon is the best arcade racing game period.

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TK-66258d ago

You're calling people sensitive because you had two comments offering a different view? Notice how you're the one to bring up the review scores, and not anyone else?

You're the one who comes across as sensitive, lol.

Imortus_san258d ago

Must be hard for a Sony fan to see Sony destroy the GT series with that online beta that charges for single player dlc.

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specialguest258d ago

If not Horizon, then tell me what other racer deserves #1 in the last 10 years? Gran Turismo 5, 6, Sports? Lol. All good racers, but not quite like Horizon

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ReadyPlayer22258d ago

It doesn't need to be said. Highest rated racing franchise this generation and it's not even close. Playground Games are damn good at open world racing.

Abnor_Mal258d ago

Never played the series, but definitely a franchise I would have lots of fun racing around in from the looks of the games.

2ndhandcorn258d ago (Edited 258d ago )

I prefer the straight up vanilla Forza i find the Horizon festival to be a bit poxy the music is garbage , looks and plays well open worlds are annoying.

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