Thursday 19 April 2018

Games: A Forza to be reckoned with

Forza Horizon 3 (XO/PC), 4 Stars, Age: 7+

Forza Horizon 3: The Lamborghini on the beach is typical of the game's combination of flash motors and great locations
Forza Horizon 3: The Lamborghini on the beach is typical of the game's combination of flash motors and great locations
Ronan Price

Ronan Price

A racer needs great locations as much as it demands fantastic cars. FH3 hosts both, a deliriously happy confection of motorsport with a series of events on Australia's sunny east coast.

Horizon 3 puts you in control of a festival of speed - though secretly your Irish-accented assistant seems to be the real boss. She helps you set up events - street circuits, challenges and, most amusingly, cross-country races around suburbia, across beaches and through fields of crops.

FH3 looks stunning, meshing the angular appeal of the machines with the soft lines of the dirt, sand and trees of the Australian landscape, even at ludicrous speeds.

It plays even better, the vast swathe of race events always on tap, but half the fun remains in just driving around looking for trouble.

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