Forza Horizon 5 Is Racing’s New Apex | Best Games of 2021
2021. It’s been “a year.” We’re celebrating this collection of sun rotations by looking at the top 2021 games. Next up: Forza Horizon 5.
Forza Horizon 5 was revealed in the middle of 2021. This was the first indication that there would be a Game of the Year contender. Although the Horizon series has not been officially recognized as such at events like The Game Awards, genre aficionados consider the Horizon series one of the most critical racing games on the marketplace.
Forza Horizon 5 is now available to all. This makes Horizon 5 feel like a significant improvement to a series growing in popularity since its inception. While Forza Horizon 5 does have a few issues (like the fact that I can’t wear my avatar with beards), they are minor problems when you consider the game’s overall excellence.
Forza Horizon 5’s setting is simply the best. The first game featured Colorado, and I have fond memories of Forza Horizon 4. However, the British lad in my heart loves the way the UK was represented in Forza Horizon 4. Forza Horizon 5 takes the action to Mexico. Although it sounds like a Mexican racing game would feature lots of sand, cacti and other amenities, Forza Horizon 5’s world is much more varied than that.
It is huge and contains many biomes, including deserts, forests, urban sprawls and beaches. It’s not just racing games that feel the Forza Horizon 5 open-world is superior to other open worlds, even though there are way too many bonus board stickers on roofs of houses.
Forza Horizon 5 is a compilation of all the best Forza Horizon games. While the open-world racing game formula is still in place, the activities and content that make up the game are a highlight reel from Forza Horizon 3, 4 and 5, and have been refined to make the best possible game.
FH5’s progression model is more like Forza Horizon 3. The player builds outposts on the map and focuses on different racing disciplines. Accolade points can be used to build new Outposts that will allow you to access more races, Horizon Stories, and other content. You can get accolades for almost any activity. This allows FH5 feel more in control of your progress. To unlock more of the games you love, you can do whatever you like. It’s a great system.
There’s also more content than ever, with familiar Forza Horizon 4 favorites like Stories, The Eliminator, and Super7 providing plenty of activities for you to enjoy at launch. Forza Horizon 5’s Super7 mode and event creation tool are a great success. They ensure that there is always a steady supply events and races created, curated, and perfected entirely by the community.
Overall, Forza Horizon 5 is a great racing game. But, if FH4 is any indication, this is just the beginning. Forza Horizon 5 will only get better with two new expansions and, hopefully, many more free updates. It would be amazing if Playground Games added the LEGO Speed Champions DLC to the game’s last one.