Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious: XBox One Review

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious: XBox One Review


Platform: XBox One
Released by Playground Games

Fast and Furious 7 is tearing up the box office globally currently, and it was perhaps no surprise that the best racing game of 2014 would get in on the action.

But the biggest surprise of Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is that this expansion was free.

A 15 GB load of the game and it's yours to own. Which these days is no bad thing.

Though, it has to be said, if you were a player of Forza Horizon 2 already (and if not, why not? It's one of the best racing games I've ever played) then you may feel a little let down by this expansion pack.

Taking its cue from Ludacris' Tej, and Forza Horizon 2's France map, you're thrown into a world of racing that sees you having to acquire cars by winning various jaunts (essentially, a revamp of the races of Forza Horizon 2) across country and so on.

And that really is it - add in a nitrous feature that makes the street racing a little more in line with the movie series and you've got something that's disposably fun to play for a few hours which ties in both universes pretty neatly.

Graphically, the game looks and plays well on the XBox One, with the same dynamics in the Fast and Furious expansion as there was in the Forza Horizon game. The addition of various cars, including Vin Diesel's Toretto trademark gives it a nice edge and a nod to the films it's trying to emulate.

I sense there could be the start of a series here and I'd be happy with that - if you're a Forza player already, there may be little here for you other than a re-introduction to the world. But if you're a non player and given it's free for a limited time, you really have no excuse not to give this set of cars a spin.

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