Forza Horizon 3 - Xbox One

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    • Playground Games Forza Horizon 3

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2638 out of 2692)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Playground Games
    • Publisher: Microsoft
    • Platform: Xbox One
    • Genre: Racing
    • Release Date: 09/27/2016

    Synopsis


    You're in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your friends, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world's greatest cars. Make your Horizon the ultimate celebration of cars, music, and freedom of the open road. How you get there is up to you.

    Features


    YOU'RE IN CHARGE

    With the new Horizon Blueprint, create and instantly share your own custom race events, championships and Bucket List challenges.

    CUSTOMIZE EVERYTHING

    Select your driver character, customize your car, your license plate and even your own car horn sound. Drive to the music you love with eight diverse radio stations, or stream your own music collection.

    HIRE AND FIRE YOUR FRIENDS

    Hire friends to star in your festival and win you more fans. If they're not winning you fans, fire them!

    EXPLORE AUSTRALIA IN OVER 350 CARS

    Explore the Horizon Festival's largest, most beautiful and diverse open world ever. Choose from an incredible selection of over 350 of the world's greatest cars, all in unrivalled ForzaVista detail.

    DISCOVER OPEN WORLD RACING THRILLS

    Danger Sign Jumps, Convoys, Drift Zones, and many other thrilling new driving experiences await you.

    START AN ONLINE CO-OP ADVENTURE

    All-new 4-player online co-op allows you and your friends to enjoy the variety, competition and rewards of a Horizon campaign together for the first time.



    Customer rating

    4.8
    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easily One of the Best Racers of all Time!!

      Posted
      OrangeCrush
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I will make this short and sweet. This is without question one of the best racing games of all time. The Horizon series is really a middel of the road racer. Its not a hard core simulation racer and its not an arcade racer. Its a series that has found a middle ground between the two. I am a HUGE fan of the regular Forza series as I enjoy simulation racers as they really test your skills FAR more than other racers, yet I also love really great arcade racers. Project Gotham Racing was an arcade racer is its one of my all time favorite racing series. Burnout is anoher arcade racer and that is another of my all time favorite series. I really wish we could get new installments from both of those series, but as great as those series are, they simply don't match up to Horizon. IMO, its one of the top 3 recers ever released in both arcade and simulation genre's. Not only is it incredibly highly polished, the sheer number of modes, the amazing selection of cars, and the massive amount of terrain one can drive over (this games takes place in Austrailia) is nohing short of mind blowing. Bottom line - even if your just a casual fan of racing games you owe it to yourself to at least give this game a try. If your a big fan of racing games they you should have already purchased this and if you haven't, it should be the very next purchase on your games to buy list. I own both a Playstation, Xbox, and a gaming PC and IMO the Forza series is now the premiere racing series on the market and I love that it offers the regular Forza title for serious simulation fans and Horizon for fans who want a bit more of an arcae racer. No other series on the gaing market matches the Forza series and each game has been better than the last. If there is one testement to just how great this game is, its the fact that I buy every Forza game the day it comes out and I RARELY ever do that. 95% of the games I buy I wait until the price has come down to $29.99 and many games I wait until $19.99. The fact that I buy Forza games for $59.99 without hesitation shows just how much I hthink of this series and given the amount of time I spend playing each of the Forza titles, $59.99 is an absolute steal. I am lucky if I get 12-15 hours from most games I buy, but I literally put hundreds of hours into Forza games. I a already over 140 hours played on Forza Horizon 3. Do yourself a favor and buy this game! You will not be disappointed!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG!?

      Posted
      JCoco83
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am an AVID video gamer to say the VERY LEAST, BUT not a big racing game video gamer since Ridge Racer, Mario Kart and, last but not least, (my FAVORITE), BURNOUT!!! I kept hearing how AMAZING this game is/was but none the less, I kept waiting and waiting. Then Forza 4, 5, 6 and now 7 came has since come, ALL with Good to Great to AMAZING Reviews but I still digressed. Then the Hot Wheel's expansion came out...Got my interest. Then I bought an Xbox One X and was FINALLY able to use my 4K HDR TV's true potential (since I only have the OG XB1). Long story short, after reading MANY reviews and playing Forza Horizon 7 in TRUE 4K HDR I decided to take the plunge... BACKWARDS!!! That's right, after all the sequels, there is a reason Microsoft Studios keeps adding, updating and expanding upon F.H.3 because, "If it's not broke and already near perfect as well as beautiful just keep Polishing it until it blinds you with Perfection!!!" I WISH THEY DID IT WITH HALO 1!!! Anyway, jump on this deal NOW and get the Hot Wheel's Expansion while you are at it, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!! P.S. Ever wonder why this old game STILL costs so much, EVEN on sale!? You'll soon find out ;-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One word - AMAZING!

      Posted
      PauloTJ
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Forza Horizon 3 has expanded on the Horizon series with a much larger open world (two times the size of the FH2 and four times the size of FH1), a large car list, CO-OP Campaign, a first for the series, wide bodykits, and overall an amazing game. In this edition of the Horizon series, you are the boss of the Horizon festival located out in Australia. You also have the power to recreate events into dream events with the new blueprint mode. The blueprint mode allows you change the settings of the current race you're about to join. You simply adjust the weather, time of day, what cars are to be allowed in, the amount of laps to race around in, renaming the race, etc. Bucket lists can also be created instead of changed. You simply choose a car you own, the choose one of the different modes, and then you choose the location. Simple as that. The car list has also been expanded since Horizon 2. Now supporting over 350 cars but however the real star of the show being wide bodykits and much more visual customization. You can even put a Liberty Walk kit on a Ferrari. I don't even know how Forza did it but they did. The handling model has improved quite a bit. The graphics look spectacular, a nearly locked 30FPS at 1080p is still in effect, tuning is back, a new drift mode has been implemented, also a new drone mode for video content, upgrading your festival how you'd like, more stuff to do, brighter more vivid colors, Xbox Play Anywhere Program, DMX is in the game, HDR capability, naming and creating your avatar character, Hiring friends for bringing in festival upgrades, the world is much more open, and FRIGGIN CO-OP!! Pros: Amazing graphics Brilliant Race Editor Mode Own it on the Xbox One and get it for the PC free digitally A locked 1080p30FPS Colorful Larger Open World Wide Bodykits Awesome Soundtrack Drone Mode Co-op Gameplay Improved physics

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good game

      Posted
      bsjjj
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Forza Horizon returns! This time the Festival visits Australia which was a good choice for scenic purposes. Now, I am not a car guy, I literally know nothing about cars. But I bought Horizon 2 on Black Friday two years ago and I loved it. So I had high expectations for Horizon 3. It delivers on those expectations. The game immediately tosses you in as the Festival leader for the first time, walking you through new features like hiring drivatars to work for the Festival, hiring radio stations, or building a fan base through both races and stunt events. Showcase events are back and the game pretty much kicks off with the showcase that is shown in many of the trailers, where you race a huge double-rotor helicopter. I bought the Early Access because I am out of town next week and I really wanted to play ASAP, and I'm glad I did. It's been fun. Horizon 3 is an easy game to pick up, but you can make it as challenging as you would like. There's a lot of flexibility and customization, but at the same time it's not overwhelming. Many features and vehicles from previous Forza games return. The graphics look great, especially the Australian environment and sky. There are a ton of songs to listen to as you play, from EDM to classical, or just drive in silence. I highly recommend buying this game if you are a car person or a driving simulator enthusiast. The game has a 91 on Metacritic, so they must have done something right with this game. I have loved it and look forward to playing it in the weeks ahead.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than any NFS after Carbon

      Posted
      zennacko
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Forza Horizon is already a must-buy for Xbox owners, unless they absolutely hate open-world games and/or cars. The game is fun to play, you can have hundreds of hours playing the regular game, DLC in its majority only includes cars, there are 2 expansion DLC (every now and then discounted at the Store) that take you to other maps to continue racing and showing off your skills (And in case you don't know, Hot Wheels is one of the expansions, so Forza Horizon 3 is the best open-world racer, AND the best Hot Wheels game in the decade, to say the least) Lots of collectibles, Bucket Lists (which are FUN!), Showcase events(You doing something either impossible on real life, or extremely expensive to pull off... like you going for a race against a Fighter Jet... AND WINNING!) And the icing on the cake: On FH3 YOU are the boss of the festival, so you can customize events and even make your own bucket list events. All in a huge map based off Australia, it's so big that driving around (when you have driven all roads for completion purposes and to find collectibles) gets old and you'll fast travel a lot. Or not. Drive on the asphalt, go off road, or do both, you choose how to get from point A to B.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Amazing Experience!

      Posted
      OldSlowGamer
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have only been in the Xbox world for slightly over a year but I have all the Forza Horizon games in my library already (and mostly completed!). That is a testament to how good the franchise is. When This game Forza Horizon 3 came out I went all in on the super deluxe version ($20 off thanks to Best Buy GCU!) and I am loving it. The Australia back drop is beautiful and offers all kinds of racing variety. The graphics are the best on Xbox One. The new features where you can build events and share them is awesome and will keep the game fresh for years. The game will appeal to casual racers as well as more hard core people who want to tune their cars. At first I didn't like the soundtrack as much as previous Horizon games but it has grown on me, also you can add your own radio channel tailored to your liking with a paid music service available on Xbox One. As an ultimate edition owner I get monthly car packs and also bonus XP and $ on all events to rank up faster and buy new cars quicker). I normally don't buy the super deluxe versions of games but I knew with Forza Horizon I would not have to worry because they always provide a quality experience/product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Unbelievable

      Posted
      Nitendomania
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      I've been playing for about 3 hours now and I'm still amazed at how fantastic this game plays and looks. I bought the Xbox One X just to play this game and I'm absolutely blown away by the visuals with the enhanced graphics and 4k resolution. The game itself is very exciting right off the bat. The off-road/road/water/dirt/mud/snow/rain gives the game such a varied feel. I feel like it's a good balance between arcade vs simulation. Total simulation games like Gran Turismo are awesome but they get boring for me after a while because it feels like more and more of the same. Also they can be difficult because you're trying to nail every single racing line perfectly and it takes away from the fun factor IMO. If you want to mix things up or you have a One X, I would definitely recommend this. The graphics are absolutely stunning! I just wish it had a split screen mode so I could play with my son.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another progressive sequel title that stuns

      Posted
      caczech
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      While I didn't get this right away, I'm very thankful I got this on a price match. That said, this was worth the wait for any Forza Horizon fans! I started playing the series last year - partially thanks to the first one being a free title for gold members. Then a friend gave me the second one for Christmas and that one really excelled. This one goes bonkers in the best way possible. If you've felt limited by the other maps (first off, how?) then this will give you a lot to munch on. The design is gorgeous, the mechanics are quite good, and the sound is pretty robust. Plus, if you utilize Onedrive for your music, you can use your own playlists seamlessly in the game. Honestly, while DLC is a rather cringe-inducing item, I'm tempted to get the Hot Wheels expansion - but I could also wait to get it on sale too! Do you want to be challenged? Do you like a massive variety of cars? Do you also like surprises all over? This is for you!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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