Forza Horizon 4 review – still incredible in 2021 and beyond

sunset drive forza horizon 4

6 minute read

In many ways, Forza Horizon 4 has been the culmination of my favorite aspects of the racing genre. I’ve never dove off into the sea of hardcore sims, but at this point in my life I’ve poured over a 1000 hours into a mixture of simcade and arcade racers.

What started with the early era of Gran Turismo on the PS1 soon gave way to various Need for Speed entries, Project Gotham Racing, early Forza games, and a smattering of games in between.

To say the genre clicks with me would be an understatement, and above all, the ability to jump right in and play has always spoken to me. I’d call the Forza Horizon series a sort of open world spiritual successor to the PGR series, but what Playground Games ultimately does better than anyone else is provide the means for immediate driving fun.

Forza Horizon 4 is accessibility done right – an experience that appeals equally to fans of the genre and those completely new.

Read more

GT Sport: where are the time trial leaderboards?

gt sport wrx sti

4 minute read

I, like many, held off on buying the newest installment of Gran Turismo due to its anemic amount of content. Once it became clear that Polyphony Digital was in it for the long term with regular free content drops, my stance quickly changed.

The change of perspective cost me $20 at the time and it’s what the game retails for these days at places like Amazon and GameStop.

At over 60 hours of in game driving time, I’ve found it to be well worth the asking price, especially with continued free DLC car packs and tracks.

The only caveat with this is a single glaring omission from the game – proper time trial leaderboards.

Read more

Bad Frame Rate in Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One

forza horizon 4 bridge

1 minute read

Note: I’m not talking about general stuttering and hitches in Forza Horizon 4. I would imagine if you aren’t rocking an Xbox One X this is par for the course. At least, this has been my experience.

After installing today’s update for Forza Horizon 4 (October 11, 2018), I initially booted to terrible performance and low FPS. I’m using a base Xbox One for reference, but I thought I’d let others know what I did if anyone else out there runs into this with the current or any future updates (restart your Xbox One).

Read more

How to Reset Car Damage in Forza Horizon 4

1 minute read

90% of the fun in Playground Games’ newly minted Forza Horizon 4 is chewing through the fictionalized United Kingdom setting, so it comes as no surprise that you’re car is going to get beaten up along the way. Getting rewarded for breaking anything and everything aside, sometimes you want a reset button to make your favorite car look clean and fresh.

Read more

GT Sport July Update Live

new cars gt sport july update

1 minute read After taking a brief month hiatus, Polyphony Digital is at it again with the rollout for July’s Gran Turismo Sport update. Watch the official trailer on PlayStation Korea’s channel The update, which clocks in around 3.5 gigs, offers a new fantasy track, Circuit de Sainte-Croix, 7 new cars, the ability to purchase … Read more