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Forza Horizon 5 Review

Forza Horizon 5 Has Been Released and It's Bigger Than Ever

The release of Forza Horizon 4 was a huge success, selling over 3 million copies in just its first three days and over 10 million copies by 2021. Forza Horizon 4 was a massive improvement over the previous installment, and it was a great starting point for the series. The Horizon games have always been an excellent showcase for great open-world racing games, but now we can’t wait to find out how this spin-off series adds to the Forza brand. Wait no more! The Forza Horizon is back with the latest installment in the series “Forza Horizon 5” and it’s bigger than ever.

With over 1 billion hours of gameplay, the Forza series has become one of the greatest racing franchises of all time. From its first installment, which launched on the original Xbox in 2005, Forza has followed the evolution of the racing genre, with each title bringing new innovations to the table. Since Forza Motorsport 2, the series has consistently asked players to choose between racing on the track or drive the cars, with either option giving players the ability to go at their own pace. Forza Motorsport 5 brought this innovative approach to a new level by introducing dynamic weather, including day-night transitions, dynamic lighting, and changing seasons. The Nürburgring played host to the first Forza Horizon game, which introduced the series’ open world gameplay. Let’s get started with the review of Forza Horizon 5!

Forza Horizon 5: Graphics

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The Forza Horizon 5, if not biggest, is going the be the greatest open-world racing game of all time. The Forza is not just a racing series anymore. You can now roam around the beautiful beaches of Mexico, the forest, the Himalayas and buy your own houses. Remember when you stop for a while just to enjoy the scenery? This is the game that will make you just stop playing and enjoy the breathtaking views and graphics that you have never seen. I can honestly say, I have never enjoyed playing racing game as much as Forza Horizon 5.

Forza Horizon 5: Gameplay

Forza Horizon series took into a new direction than just being a racing game. It’s gameplay offers features like buying properties for perks, customizing cars, arcade modes, rewind to check stunts and many more that you have never experienced in an open world racing game. The gameplay is very smooth and controls are very easy to configure. The game, however, requires a decent PC to play it on high fps. The drifting in Forza Horizon has been made easier than the previous installment and now you can control your drifts better and faster. However, don’t forget to buy more upgrades for your cars. Things get pretty rough if you don’t have the right gear.

Check out the gameplay for Forza Horizon 5 below:

Forza Horizon 5: PC System Requirements

Forza Horizon 5 is certainly not a game that can run on any PC. It needs a mid-range to high-range PC or laptop to run on an average fps of 45. We run the game on a laptop with i7 processor, 16GB RAM and RTX 2070 graphics card and got a decent 60 fps at ultra graphics settings. Below are the minimum system requirement for Forza Horizon 5:

  • OS: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GTX 970 OR AMD RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 110 GB available space

Check out the full system requirements for Forza Horizon 5!

Forza Horizon 5: Drone Mode & Secret Cars

The Drone is one of the best feature included in Forza Horizon 5. Finding secret cars aka Barn Finds can be tricky and take a lot of time. Thanks to the Drone camera, you can now easily detect the secret cars hideout and directly rush to it. To enable the drone mode: go to start menu, click on creative hub tab and click on Drone Mode from the bottom ride. You can easily find hidden cars throughout the maps using the drone mode.

Forza Horizon 5: Car List

Forza Horizon 5 certainly won’t disappoint you when it comes to number and types of cars included in the game. There are over 100 different types of cars in the game from different times ranging from 1950 to 2021. However, you cant just select any car you like and drive off. You have to earn cars, find secret car hideouts, their upgrades, skins and perks through progress in the game. Racing cars, mountain cars, classic cars and vintage cars. You will get what you wish for at Forza Horizon 5.

Check out the whole list of cars below!

2001AcuraIntegra Type R
2002AcuraRSX Type S
2017AcuraNSX
1973AlpineA110 1600s
2017AlpineA110
2015Alumi CraftClass 10 Race Car
1973AMCGremlin X
1954AMG Transport DynamicsM12S Warthog CST
2018ApolloIntensa Emozione (and ‘Welcome Pack’ edition)*
2013ArielAtom 500 V8
2016ArielNomad
1964Aston MartinDB5
2013Aston MartinV12 Vantage S
2016Aston MartinVantage GT12
2017Aston MartinDB11
2017Aston MartinVulcan AMR Pro
2019Aston MartinVantage
2019Aston MartinDBS Superleggera
2019Aston MartinValhalla Concept Car
1984AudiSport quattro
1995AudiAvant RS2
2001AudiRS 4 Avant
2003AudiRS 6
2006AudiRS 4
2009AudiRS 6
2010AudiTT RS Coupé
2011AudiRS 3 Sportback
2011AudiRS 5 Coupé
2013AudiRS 4 Avant
2013AudiRS 7 Sportback
2013AudiR8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
2015AudiRS 6 Avant
2015AudiTTS Coupé
2015AudiS1
2016AudiR8 V10 plus
1958Austin-HealeySprite MkI
1939Auto UnionType D
2014BACMono
1930Bentley4-1/2 Litre Supercharged
1930Bentley8 Litre
2016BentleyBentayga
2017BentleyContinental Supersports
1957BMWIsetta 300 Export
1981BMWM1
1988BMWM5
1991BMWM3
1995BMWM5
1997BMWM3
2002BMWM3-GTR
2002BMWZ3 M Coupe
2003BMWM5
2005BMWM3
2008BMWM3
2008BMWZ4 M Coupe
2009BMWM5
2011BMW1 Series M Coupe
2011BMWX5 M
2012BMWM5
2013BMWM6 Coupe
2014BMWM4 Coupe
2015BMWi8
2015BMWX6 M
2016BMWM2 Coupé
2016BMWM4 GTS
2018BMWM5
2019BMWZ4 Roadster
1926BugattiType 35 C
1992BugattiEB110 Super Sport
2011BugattiVeyron Super Sport
2018BugattiChiron
2019BugattiDivo
1970BuickGSX
1987BuickRegal GNX
2016CadillacATS-V
2016CadillacCTS-V Sedan
2018Can-AmMaverick X RS Turbo R
2013CaterhamSuperlight R500
1953ChevroletCorvette Forza Edition
1955Chevrolet150 Utility Sedan
1957ChevroletBel Air
1960ChevroletCorvette
1964ChevroletImpala Super Sport 409
1967ChevroletCorvette Stingray 427
1969ChevroletCamaro Super Sport Coupe
1969ChevroletNova Super Sport 396
1970ChevroletChevelle Super Sport 454
1970ChevroletCorvette ZR-1
1970ChevroletEl Camino Super Sport 454
1970ChevroletCamaro Z28
1979ChevroletCamaro Z28
1988ChevroletMonte Carlo Super Sport
1995ChevroletCorvette ZR-1
1996ChevroletImpala Super Sport
2002ChevroletCorvette Z06
2009ChevroletCorvette ZR1
2015ChevroletCorvette Z06
2015ChevroletCamaro Z/28
2017ChevroletCamaro ZL1
2017ChevroletColorado ZR2
2018ChevroletCamaro ZL1 1LE
2019ChevroletCorvette ZR1
2020ChevroletCorvette Stingray Coupé
1970Datsun510
2013DeBertiJeep Wrangler Unlimited
2018DeBertiChevrolet Silverado 1500 Drift Truck
2018DeBertiFord F-150 Prerunner
2019DeBertiToyota Tacoma TRD ‘The Performance Truck’
1969DodgeCharger R/T
1969DodgeCharger Daytona HEMI
1970DodgeChallenger R/T
2008DodgeViper SRT10 ACR
2013DodgeSRT Viper GTS
2015DodgeChallenger SRT Hellcat
2015DodgeCharger SRT Hellcat
2016DodgeViper ACR
2018DodgeDurango SRT
2018DodgeChallenger SRT Demon
2018ExomotiveExocet Off-Road
2018ExomotiveExocet Off-Road Forza Edition
1957Ferrari250 Testa Rossa
1957Ferrari250 California
1967Ferrari#24 Ferrari Spa 330 P4
1968Ferrari365 GTB/4
1969FerrariDino 246 GT
1984Ferrari288 GTO
1987FerrariF40
1994FerrariF355 Berlinetta
1995FerrariF50
1996FerrariF50 GT
2002FerrariEnzo Ferrari
2003Ferrari360 Challenge Stradale
2005FerrariFXX
2007Ferrari430 Scuderia
2009Ferrari458 Italia
2012Ferrari599XX Evolution
2013FerrariLaFerrari
2013Ferrari458 Speciale
2014FerrariFXX K
2015Ferrari488 GTB
2015FerrariF12tdf
2017Ferrari812 Superfast
2017FerrariGTC4Lusso
2018FerrariPortofino
2019Ferrari488 Pista
1932FordDe Luxe Five-Window Coupe
1940FordDe Luxe Coupe
1956FordF-100
1959FordAnglia 105E
1964FordGT40 Mk I
1965FordMustang GT Coupe
1965FordTransit
1966Ford#2 GT40 Mk II
1966FordLotus Cortina
1967FordRacing Escort MK1
1968FordMustang GT 2+2 Fastback
1969FordMustang Boss 302
1970FordGT70
1972FordFalcon XA GT-HO
1973FordCapri RS3100
1973FordEscort RS1600
1975FordBronco
1977Ford#5 Escort RS1800 MkII
1977FordEscort RS1800
1981FordFiesta XR2
1985FordRS200 Evolution
1986FordEscort RS Turbo
1987FordSierra Cosworth RS500
1992FordEscort RS Cosworth
1993FordSVT Cobra R
1994FordSupervan 3
1999FordRacing Puma
2000FordSVT Cobra R
2003FordFocus RS
2005FordGT
2009FordFocus RS
2010FordCrown Victoria Police Interceptor
2011FordF-150 SVT Raptor
2011FordTransit SuperSportVan
2013FordShelby GT500
2014FordFiesta ST
2014FordRanger T6 Rally Raid
2014Ford#11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
2014FordFPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute
2015FordFalcon GT F 351
2016FordShelby GT350R
2017FordM-Sport Fiesta RS
2017FordFocus RS
2017FordGT
2017FordF-150 Raptor
2017Ford#14 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing GRC Fiesta
2017Ford#25 ‘Brocky’ Ultra4 Bronco RTR
2018Ford#25 Mustang RTR
2018FordMustang GT
2018FordMustang RTR Spec 5
2018Ford#88 Mustang RTR
2019FordRanger Raptor
2020FordMustang Shelby GT500
2020Ford#2069 Ford Performance Bronco R (and ‘Welcome Pack’ edition)* 
2020FordSuper Duty F-450 DRW PLATINUM
2021FordBronco
1989Formula Drift#98 BMW 325i
1997Formula Drift#777 Nissan 240SX
2006Formula Drift#43 Dodge Viper SRT10
2007Formula Drift#117 599 GTB Fiorano
2013Formula Drift#777 Chevrolet Corvette
2015Formula Drift#13 Ford Mustang
2016Formula Drift#530 HSV Maloo GEN-F
2018Formula Drift#64 Nissan 370Z
2018Funco MotorsportsF9
1983GMCVandura G-1500
2012HennesseyVenom GT
2019HennesseyVelociRaptor 6×6
1973HoldenHQ Monaro GTS 350
1974HoldenSandman HQ panel van
1977HoldenTorana A9X
1974HondaCivic RS
1991HondaCR-X SiR
1992HondaNSX-R
1994HondaPrelude Si
1997HondaCivic Type R
2003HondaS2000
2004HondaCivic Type R
2005HondaNSX-R
2005HondaNSX-R GT
2007HondaCivic Type R
2009HondaS2000 CR
2015HondaCivic Type R
2016HondaCivic Coupe GRC
2018HondaCivic Type R
1955HooniganChevrolet Bel Air
1965HooniganFord Hoonicorn Mustang
1965HooniganGYMKHANA 10 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang
1972HooniganChevrolet Napalm Nova
1977HooniganGYMKHANA 10 Ford F-150 ‘Hoonitruck’
1978HooniganFord Escort RS1800
1986HooniganFord RS200 Evolution
1991HooniganRauh-Welt Begriff Porsche 911 Turbo
1991HooniganGYMKHANA 10 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A
1992HooniganMazda RX-7 Twerkstallion
1994HooniganFord Escort RS Cosworth WRC “Cossie V2”
2016HooniganGYMKHANA 10 Ford Focus RS RX
1969Hot WheelsTwin Mill
2011Hot WheelsBone Shaker
2014HSVGEN-F GTS
2014HSVLimited Edition GEN-F GTS Maloo
2006HUMMERH1 Alpha
2019HyundaiVeloster N
2015InfinitiQ60 Concept
1970InternationalScout 800A
1956JaguarD-Type
1959JaguarMk II 3.8
1961JaguarE-type
1964JaguarLightweight E-Type
1991JaguarSport XJR-15
1993JaguarXJ220
2010JaguarC-X75
2012JaguarXKR-S
2015JaguarF-Type R Coupé
2015JaguarXFR-S
2015JaguarXE-S
2016JaguarF-TYPE Project 7
2017JaguarF-PACE S
2018JaguarI-PACE
1976JeepCJ5 Renegade
2012JeepWrangler Rubicon
2014JeepGrand Cherokee SRT
2016JeepTrailcat
2018JeepGrand Cherokee Trackhawk
2020JeepGladiator Rubicon
2002KoenigseggCC8S
2008KoenigseggCCGT
2015KoenigseggOne:1
2016KoenigseggRegera
2017KoenigseggAgera RS
2020KoenigseggJesko
2013KTMX-Bow R
1967LamborghiniMiura P400
1986LamborghiniLM 002
1988LamborghiniCountach LP5000 QV
1997LamborghiniDiablo SV
1999LamborghiniDiablo GTR
2008LamborghiniReventón
2010LamborghiniMurciélago LP 670-4 SV
2011LamborghiniGallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
2011LamborghiniSesto Elemento
2011LamborghiniSesto Elemento Forza Edition
2012LamborghiniAventador LP700-4
2013LamborghiniVeneno
2014LamborghiniHuracán LP 610-4
2016LamborghiniAventador Superveloce
2016LamborghiniCentenario LP 770-4
2018LamborghiniHuracán Performante
2019LamborghiniUrus
1972Land RoverSeries III
1973Land RoverRange Rover
1997Land RoverDefender 90
2015Land RoverRange Rover Sport SVR
2018Land RoverRange Rover Velar First Edition
2020Land RoverDefender 110 X
1997LexusSC300
2010LexusLFA
2015LexusRC F
2014Local MotorsRally Fighter
1969Lola#6 Penske Sunoco T70 MkIIIB
1971LotusElan Sprint
1997LotusElise GT1
1999LotusElise Series 1 Sport 190
2012LotusExige S
2016Lotus3-Eleven
2020LotusEvija
2008MaseratiMC12 Versione Corsa
2010MaseratiGran Turismo S
2010MaseratiGran Turismo S Forza Edition
2017MaseratiLevante S
1990MazdaSavanna RX-7
1994MazdaMX-5 Miata
1997MazdaRX-7
2002MazdaRX-7 Spirit R Type-A
2005MazdaMazdaspeed MX-5
2011MazdaRX-8 R3
2013MazdaMX-5
2016MazdaMX-5
1993McLarenF1
1997McLarenF1 GT
2013McLarenP1
2015McLaren650S Coupe
2015McLaren570S Coupé
2018McLaren720S Coupé
2018McLarenSenna
2018McLaren600LT Coupé
2019McLaren720S Spider
2019McLarenSpeedtail
2020McLarenGT
2016Mercedes-AMGC 63 S Coupé
2017Mercedes-AMGGT R
2018Mercedes-AMGGT 4-Door Coupé
2018Mercedes-AMGE 63 S
2021Mercedes-AMGMercedes-AMG ONE
1929Mercedes-BenzSSK
1939Mercedes-BenzW154
1954Mercedes-Benz300 SL Coupé
1987Mercedes-BenzAMG Hammer Coupe
1990Mercedes-Benz190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
1998Mercedes-BenzAMG CLK GTR
1998Mercedes-BenzAMG CLK GTR Forza Edition
2011Mercedes-BenzSLS AMG
2012Mercedes-BenzSLK 55 AMG
2012Mercedes-BenzC 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
2013Mercedes-BenzG 65 AMG
2013Mercedes-BenzA 45 AMG
2013Mercedes-BenzE 63 AMG
2014Mercedes-BenzUnimog U5023
2014Mercedes-BenzG 63 AMG 6×6
2015Mercedes-Benz#24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck
2015Mercedes-Benz#24 Tankpool24 Racing Truck Forza Edition
2018Mercedes-BenzX-Class
1971MeyersManx
1971MeyersManx Forza Edition
1986MGMetro 6R4
1965MINICooper S
2009MINIJohn Cooper Works
2012MINIJohn Cooper Works GP
2013MINIX-Raid ALL4 Racing Countryman
2018MINIJohn Cooper Works Countryman ALL4
2018MINIX-Raid John Cooper Works Buggy
1988MitsubishiStarion ESI-R
1995MitsubishiEclipse GSX
1997MitsubishiGTO
1999MitsubishiLancer Evolution VI GSR
2004MitsubishiLancer Evolution VIII MR
2006MitsubishiLancer Evolution IX MR
2008MitsubishiLancer Evolution X GSR (and ‘Welcome Pack’ edition)*
2014Morgan3 Wheeler
1953MorrisMinor 1000 Forza Edition
1958MorrisMinor 1000
2010MoslerMT900S
1933NapierNapier-Railton
1969NissanFairlady Z 432
1971NissanSkyline 2000GT-R
1973NissanSkyline H/T 2000GT-R
1987NissanSkyline GTS-R (R31)
1990NissanPulsar GTI-R
1992NissanSilvia CLUB K’s
1993NissanSkyline GT-R V-Spec
1993Nissan240SX SE
1994NissanFairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
1994NissanSilvia K’s
1995NissanNISMO GT-R LM
1997NissanSkyline GT-R V-Spec
1998NissanR390
1998NissanSilvia K’s Aero
2000NissanSilvia Spec-R
2002NissanSkyline GT-R V-Spec II
2003NissanFairlady Z
2003NissanFairlady Z Forza Edition
2004NissanPickup #23 Rally Raid
2010Nissan370Z
2012NissanGT-R Black Edition
2016NissanTitan Warrior Concept
2017NissanGT-R
1984OpelManta 400
2009PaganiZonda Cinque Roadster
2010PaganiZonda R
2016PaganiHuayra BC
2016PaganiHuayra BC Forza Edition
2011PenhallThe Cholla
1984Peugeot205 Turbo 16
1991Peugeot205 Rallye
2007Peugeot207 Super 2000
1971PlymouthCuda 426 Hemi
2015PolarisRZR XP 1000 EPS
1965PontiacGTO
1977PontiacFirebird Trans Am
1987PontiacFirebird Trans Am GTA
1987PontiacFirebird Trans Am GTA Forza Edition
1959Porsche356 A 1600 Super
1970Porsche#3 917 LH
1970Porsche914/6
1982Porsche911 Turbo 3.3
1985Porsche#185 959 Prodrive Rally Raid
1987Porsche959
1989Porsche944 Turbo
1989Porsche#65 Rothsport Racing 911 ‘Desert Flyer’
1993Porsche968 Turbo S
1995Porsche911 GT2
1998Porsche911 GT1 Strassenversion
2003PorscheCarrera GT
2004Porsche911 GT3
2012Porsche911 GT2 RS
2014Porsche911 Turbo S
2014Porsche918 Spyder
2015PorscheCayman GTS
2016Porsche911 GT3 RS
2016PorscheCayman GT4
2017PorschePanamera Turbo
2018Porsche718 Cayman GTS
2018Porsche911 GT2 RS
2018PorscheCayenne Turbo
2018PorscheMacan Rally Raid
2019Porsche911 Carrera S
2019Porsche911 GT3 RS
2019Porsche911 GT3 RS Forza Edition
2019PorscheMacan Turbo
2020PorscheTaycan Turbo S (and ‘Welcome Pack’ edition)*
2015RadicalRXC Turbo
2017Ram2500 Power Wagon
1972ReliantSupervan III
1980Renault5 Turbo
1993RenaultClio Williams
2008RenaultMégane R26.R
2013RenaultClio R.S. 200 EDC
2018RenaultMEGANE R.S.
2019RimacConcept Two
2016RJ Anderson#37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck
2004SaleenS7
2018SaleenS1
1965ShelbyCobra 427 S/C
1965ShelbyCobra Daytona Coupe
2021SIERRA CarsRX3
1998SUBARUImpreza 22B-STi Version
2004SUBARUIMPREZA WRX STi
2005SUBARUIMPREZA WRX STI
2008SUBARUIMPREZA WRX STI
2011SUBARUWRX STI
2013SUBARUBRZ
2015SUBARUWRX STI
1969Toyota2000GT
1974ToyotaCelica GT
1979ToyotaFJ40
1985ToyotaSprinter Trueno GT Apex
1989ToyotaMR2 SC
1992ToyotaSupra 2.0 GT
1992ToyotaCelica GT-Four RC ST185
1994ToyotaCelica GT-Four ST205
1998ToyotaSupra RZ (and ‘Welcome Pack’ edition)*
2013Toyota86
2020ToyotaGR Supra
1998TVRCerbera Speed 12
2005TVRSagaris
2018TVRGriffith
2015UltimaEvolution Coupe 1020
2005VauxhallMonaro VXR
2016VauxhallCorsa VXR
1963VolkswagenType 2 De Luxe
1963VolkswagenBeetle
1963VolkswagenBeetle Forza Edition
1969VolkswagenClass 5/1600 Baja Bug
1970Volkswagen#1107 Desert Dingo Racing Stock Bug
1981VolkswagenScirocco S
1983VolkswagenGolf GTI
1992VolkswagenGolf Gti 16v Mk2
1995VolkswagenCorrado VR6
1998VolkswagenGTI VR6 Mk3
2003VolkswagenGolf R32
2010VolkswagenGolf R
2011VolkswagenScirocco R
2014VolkswagenGolf R
2017Volkswagen#34 Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Beetle
1983Volvo 242 Turbo Evolution
1997Volvo 850 R
2015Volvo V60 Polestar
2017VUHL05RR
1945WillysMB Jeep
2019ZenvoTSR-S

Forza Horizon 5: Photo Gallery

Check out the stunning photos from Forza Horizon 5 below:

Image Credit: Riot Pixels
Image Credit: Riot Pixels

Image Credit: Riot Pixels
Image Credit: Riot Pixels
Image Credit: Riot Pixels

Final Words

The Forza Horizon 5 is a game to play, hands down. The stunning graphics, the unlimited cars, the drifting, the gameplay, everything is just perfectly created to fulfill your racing needs. Need for Speed was one of the best game series I ever played and Forza Horizon tops that with a huge margin making it the best open world racing franchise. You can buy the game for $59.99 from their official website and enjoy the ride of your life!

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