Forza Motorsport 7 Review

Forza Motorsport 7 is a simulation racing game has been in the spotlight ever since Microsoftannounced the Xbox One X. It’s a first-party game for Windows and Xbox One, and one of the first to be optimised for the Xbox One X. The game promises a realistic driving experience coupled with stunning visuals, both of which hardcore racing game fans appreciate. With a wide variety of cars and tracks, Forza Motorsport 7 looks exciting on paper but does it deliver?

Forza Motorsport 7 has been developed by Turn 10 Studios, which Microsoft established way back in 2001 to develop the Forza series. If you played the excellent Forza Horizon 3 and came here hoping for more of the same, you should revise your expectations or take a U-turn. Forza Horizon 3 (Review) is an arcade racing game with little emphasis on realistic driving and more emphasis on building a festival in Australia, making insane jumps off cliffs, and driving on gravity-defying Hot Wheels tracks. Forza Motorsport 7 is the polar opposite. Here you drive mostly on racing tracks closed to traffic, and the emphasis is heavily on mimicking the driving experience found in real-world cars.

This means that casual racing game fans may not enjoy Forza Motorsport 7, but hardcore fans are bound to love it. However, we must commend Turn 10 Studios for the effort they’ve put into making this game approachable for everyone. By default the game has all assists enabled so it will do its best to ensure that your car stays on track and you get to have fun. If you want, you can disable these assists, that is if you enjoy manually changing gears, having a fine control on the car’s steering, and if you think you can corner a car without spinning it off the track. We’re not highly skilled at simulation racing games and yet we found ourselves having fun learning how to drive without assists.