Forza 4 was released in 2011 and provided a strong rival to the genre-leading Gran Turismo series. Building in the same satisfying racing gameplay and an all-new career mode, the fourth full entry into the Forza world was met with many positive reviews from gaming sites and fans.
Familiar but Refined
Forza 4 copies much of the familiar gameplay and design choices from the third installment of the franchise, yet brings about a number of refinements that include improved visuals, an all-new lighting model and much improved car models. Audio is also vastly improved and cars sound more realistic than before, as do atmospheric effects. What’s more, the game is supplemented by a bigger roster of recognizable car brands and models. The only significant downside to speak of is that the gameplay is a touch too familiar at times, meaning that it can become repetitive when played at length.
If you’re a fan of the Forza series and racing games in general, then you’ll find a lot to like about the combination of returning popular gameplay elements and new touches to this sequel. However, if you’re easily bored, the gameplay could get repetitive fast.