Forza Horizon 5 Review Roundup

How does Forza Horizon 5 hold up?

by Shubhendu Vatsa


In just a few days from now, Forza Horizon 5 will become a household name as the game finally makes its debut. The embargo for the game is behind us and the internet has started to flood with reviews from various publications informing us about how the newest Xbox exclusive is shaping up to be. But scanning through all the reviews from different publications can prove to be challenging and time-consuming. Whether you are looking to purchase the game or simply want to know what the fuss is all about, we’ve compiled all the reviews for Forza Horizon 5 for your viewing comfort and to get you up to speed about the game.

​Forza Horizon 5 is a racing video game and the latest addition to the Forza family. The game is developed by Playground Games and published by Xbox Game Studios. The game will be the fifth Forza Horizon title and the twelfth main installment in the Forza series. With Forza Horizon 5, the developers have upped the game a notch by adding a massive open-world map set in the fictionalized depiction of Mexico.

​Forza Horizon 5 puts you in the shoes of a racing driver who gets airdropped from a cargo plane onto different places on the map and players have to race others to claim the top. The game even comes with a single-player campaign that takes players to different biomes and scenic locations, but is it really the best racing game out there or just another iteration?

The Attack of the Fanboy Review: Not drastically different but steps in a good direction. 4.5/5. We said, “Forza Horizon 5 is ultimately a game in the franchise that continues to evolve in a more and more enjoyable direction, even if there is a core to the game that feels very familiar. Those looking for a more specific type of game that caters strictly to sim or strictly to arcade aren’t quite going to get that here regardless of how many settings you tinker with. While we still think the online player gets the most fun and value out of a game like this, Game Pass subscribers will get this as part of their subscription and it makes trying the game out non-committal.”

The review scores from other publications are as follows:

Forza Horizon 5 will release November 9 on Xbox Series X|S and PC and will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass.

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