Last weekend, I drove a Lamborghini Centenario through the Australian rainforest. It was even better than it sounds.
Sadly, I didn’t personally pilot the Lambo. I was sitting on my couch in Brooklyn, holding an Xbox One controller, grinning uncontrollably. I’m talking, of course, about “Forza Horizon 3” — a new racing game on the Xbox One and PC.
Not only is “Horizon 3” a blast to play, but it’s by far the most gorgeous game on the Xbox One.
When you hear 'Forza,' you might think 'simulation.' In the case of the 'Forza Horizon' series, that isn't accurate.
'Forza Horizon' is the 'Fast & Furious' of racing games. It's reverent of cars, sure, but its focus is on FUN.
The 'plot' of the game is based around the Horizon Festival, a sort of commercial-friendly Sturgis for car culture.
But it's really just a backdrop for racing all sorts of amazing cars, trucks, buggies, and other stuff all over Australia.
The game's selection of vehicles is, to put it lightly, very large. Over 350 vehicles of all types are in the game, and they can all be tuned as you like.
There's plenty of opportunity for street race-style challenges -- again, the 'Horizon' series is basically the game version of the 'Fast & Furious' franchise.
Weather is also an important factor. Rain makes the game look even more impressive than it already does.
A signature of the 'Horizon' series is ridiculous races against stuff like trains, helicopters, and planes.
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