Forza Horizon Games Ranked from Worst to Best

BLG writes: "When the Forza Horizon games franchise launched in 2012, it was an enjoyable spin-off of the highly successful simulation racer. A decade later, the Horizon series has overtaken Forza Motorsport series as one of, if not the, premiere driving video games of all time."

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SinisterMister721d ago

Don't think there's literally a "worst" Forza game man. Microsoft just makes these too damn good.

MaximusPrime_721d ago

Microsoft didn't develop (make) Forza, Playground Games did.

Microsoft simply published it.

SinisterMister721d ago

Ah okay. Thanks for the correction mate!

MadLad721d ago

I see no difference being they've only ever made games for Microsoft on Microsoft's dime for the entirety of their existence as a developer.

Godmars290721d ago

The amount of MTs and repeated attempts at rivalry towards Gran Turismo.

darthv72721d ago

@god, i think you are confusing motorsport with horizon. MS is compared to GT, Horizon isnt.

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MadLad721d ago


Care to explain how that has anything to do with anything here?

DOMination-721d ago

lol.. pedantic much? ^ PG and the Forza IP are owned by Microsoft.

FH5 may be a technical marvel but it's been a buggy mess since launch and PG seem intent to add new content without ever bothering to fix anything. Many of which were bugs that were also in FH4.

FH2 (still good but the structure was messed up - too much emphasis on grinding "roadtrips" which was tedious)

jznrpg721d ago (Edited 721d ago )

They didn’t buy Playground until 2018 or 2019 I forget which year but it hasn’t been that long . The first Forza came out in 2005 . So most of the games were published by MS at the time but they didn’t own PlayGround. MS doesn’t make good studios in general , they buy them .

DOMination-721d ago

When Sony buys a studio after working with them for a couple of games, people on here call it an "organic purchase". MS & Playground made three very good games, based on an existing IP using an engine made by Turn 10 before purchasing them. But it is still pedantic. Shall we say that Sony didn't make The Last of Us? Or that they don't "own" the first 12 Ratchet & Clank games because they only purchase Insomniac a few years back? We all know what they meant.

Anyway, Forza Motorsport has always been developed by Turn 10. Which Microsoft built from the ground up. So when you refer to games from 2005, your point about only buying studios is completely wrong.

darthv72721d ago

You left out a FH2, there were two versions. The one made for XBO by playground and the one made for 360 by sumo digital. There are enough differences to warrant each one being on its own.

monkey602721d ago

FH3 is my favourite by a long shot. I got surprisingly bored of FH5 quick enough unfortunately so that's down the bottom of my list

sammarshall102721d ago

Yeah I think this series peaked with Forza Horizon 3

Orbilator721d ago

I really dont care for any of the horizons. Hate having to do what I'm told. Forza 7 was the same, I didn't want to do anything other than race cars. But it made me drive lorries!!!..

Technically they all good games but I want the next Forza to be a proper car racer, all the trucks etc can be put under an arcade racing section which I never have to go into.

MrBaskerville720d ago

The mandatory gimmick races are a bit of a bad habit in FM games, atleast since 5. Also dislike the heavy amount of unskipable cutscenes and dialouge in FM5 and perhaps 7.

Azraeia720d ago

Tbh I found FH3 to actually be my favourite and the one I played the most.

The one I got bored of very quickly was 4. Wasn't a fan of the seasons and driving round England was boring cause its where I live. Got very old quick.

glennhkboy720d ago

I still think 2 (Xbox One version) is my personal best. Driving an Italian supercars on an Italian highway just feel so "right"!!!!! "2" make me understand why Italian make those supercars.

I don't know why so many do not like 4. I like the seasonal change & dramatic weather change. 5 seems to dial the weather change way way down that the weather seldom change (Is the real Mexico really has such a perfect weather all the time?).

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Forza Horizon 5 Has Now Topped 34 Million Players Since Launch

Forza Horizon 5 has achieved a new milestone of 34 million players. The game has been drawing a million players each month since May.

Obscure_Observer242d ago


Forza Horizon 5 topped 30 million players five months ago! O.o


3 years of phenomenal success!

Definitely the most popular racer in gaming!

Playground Games are masters of their craft and I have no doubt that Fable has the right studio to continue its legacy!

Phil absolutely nailed acquiring such a talent studio!

True next gen Forza Horizon 6 will raise the bar even higher!

I can´t wait!

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ForwardDude241d ago

With Phil Spencer missing his Gamepass target three years in a row and the consensus that Starfield and Redfall are massive disapointment among players , it's good to see some win on Microsoft part. I second Obscure_Observer with the fact that Mario Kart 8 deluxe sales on Switch means nothing since Nintendo and Microsoft are not even in the same industry at all.

Lightning77241d ago

Redfall is a disappointment but Starfield is far from a disappointment. I dunno where you got that from.

Neonridr242d ago

well deserved, probably one of the best Forza games overall.

XiNatsuDragnel242d ago

Good forza unlike the recent one.

DivineHand125242d ago

I have spent many hours playing forza Horizon 5 myself and I love the crazy races where you are racing alongside planes and jet skis.

The only negative I can think of is that the in-game sound track could be better. I would also like to see nitro in the future games.