Forza Motorsport 4 (2011) Review

Review #15

3y ago

Forza Motorsport 4 is a circuit based racing game. It was developed by Turn 10 studios and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox 360 and came out in 2011.

Just like in Forza Motorsport 3, when you start your racing career in Forza Motorsport 4, you are given a choice of city cars. As usual, you don’t have any money for upgrades, but that’s okay because you get reasonable amount money for the first few races. Just like in the Forza Motorsport 3, the opponents in the first races don’t seem to know how to drive, so it’s easy to win races.

Forza Motorsport 4 has over 500 car with a huge rang from little city cars such as the Citroen C1, Peugeot 107 and the Toyota Aygo to vans and SUVs like the Ford Transit, Land Rover Range Rover and the Audi Q7. There’s a lot of odd cars in Forza Motorsport 4 such as the DMC Delorean and the Bertone Mantide.

Forza Motorsport 4 has the best levelling up system of all the Forza Motorsport games up to 2011. Instead of getting given a car when you level up, you have a choice of three to five cars. The cars that you have a choice of are all evenly matched. This is the best way to do this because it makes the player think what car would be best to progress through the game, so there’s some strategy to it as well. When you go passed level 50, you stop getting given cars, and you start getting from around 100,000 credits instead. This is brilliant, because at level 50 you would have already have got all the cars that you’ll need to complete the game, so you can then use the money to build up your collection. You can also level up a car manufacturer as well, by winning races in a car made by that manufacturer. So at level 1 you get 25% off upgrades and 1,000 credits and that goes up to 100% off upgrades at level 4. After level 4, you get money and the amount of money you get depends on the level you go up to.

I should talk about autovista. For those who don’t know what autovista is, t’s a part of the game that lets you walk around the car, open the doors, bonnet and other parts that can be opened. You can also get in the car and rev it. The best bit about autovista is that Jeremy Clarkson says something informative and funny about every car in the autovista.

Upgrading and tuning is as you would expect for a Forza game. So you have engine swaps, drivetrain swaps, addition of turbochargers and superchargers, and engine internal upgrades. You can spend hours upgrading a car, and with 100% off car parts, it’s cheap too. The upgrading and tuning have been designed really well. The only bad thing about it is the engine swaps, because there are a lot of engines, but the game thinks that car manufactures like Jaguar and Land Rover have nothing to do with each, so you can’t put engines from one manufacture into a car from another manufacture.

To up this review, the car and track list are brilliant, the physics are realistic, but the upgrading did need some work. Overall I will give Forza Motorsport 4, 9 out of 10.

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