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5 Best Forza Motorsport Games of All Time, Ranked

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5 Best Forza Motorsport Games of All Time, Ranked

Given how crammed the racing game industry is, it may be challenging to distinguish between the various productions. However, when we look at the changes between new releases and their predecessors, we can determine how far these games have come. Forza Motorsport games make up one of Microsoft's most successful franchises. Since its debut in 2005, the series has produced dozens of incredible games. 

With the quality of gameplay and driving mechanics often displayed in Forza racing games, there's no doubt in the fact that the series has secured its place at the top of the racing genre. Similarly, compared to other franchises, the Forza Motorsport developer's consistency in putting out releases is unmatched. That said, we are going to rank the greatest games ever to come out of the Forza Motorsport series. Let's get right into it.


5. Forza Motorsport 7

Forza Motorsport 7 4K Launch Trailer

Forza Motorsport 7 is one of the latest releases from the series that has shown the biggest improvement when it comes to visuals. Aside from that, the game features quite a fair number of new additions, such as the Dubai circuit and over 30 real-world racing tracks. Its new weather effects are also featured in a stunning display. However, the game is more focused on its driving mechanisms than it does on its visual setup. This works well for those who play mainly for the racing aspects and not to be wowed by its display. 

Don't get me wrong, because there are still plenty of impressive things with Forza Motorsport 7; such as the lineup containing over 700 cars. However, its most important feature is the race setup that allows both polished and newcomer racers to experience the game at their own pace and convenience. That's why Forza Motorsport 7 is worth trying if you are looking for flexibility in your driving experience.


4. Forza Motorsport 2

Forza Motorsport 2 Xbox 360 Trailer - Game Intro

Forza Motorsport 2 is one of the earliest entries that made a breakthrough in the racing game industry. It came out three years after the original Forza Motorsport, so you can expect some major differences between the two entries. The developer focused on making this game a real driving simulator, as the vehicle handlings were more realistic than ever. And for a 2008 game, the graphics were pretty much the most impressive at that time. Additionally, the game offers different styles of play that suit all types of gamers. It strives to provide accommodative features to those who are just beginning to learn the ropes of racing. 

There are various aspects that made the game gain praise at the time. Such as its innovative menu, which would indicate all damaged areas on your car. The gameplay focused on long-term drives rather than short races, which most players preferred. Let's not forget the diverse customization options that contributed to making Forza Motorsport 2 one of the best Forza Motorsport games of all time.


3. Forza Motorsport 3

Forza Horizon 3 - Trailer oficial E3

Forza Motorsport 3 came a year after its predecessor and was every bit of an upgrade from all the previous games. It redefined racing for Xbox and was especially praised for its massive step up in the Forza Motorsport franchise. The previous entries did not offer the same drifting mechanisms as this game; they were nowhere near as impressive. The tight corners that would previously be challenging to drive through were now made easy in Forza Motorsport 3

Several releases have followed after this game, but to this day, it not only remains one of the best Forza Motorsport games, but also the best games on Xbox 360. The game is most known for the various new elements it introduced to the franchise. Such as the rewind feature that lets you go back on your moves once you crash. Multiplayer racing also enhanced the gameplay as the presence of an online mode allowed for a whole new dynamic in racing.


2. Forza Motorsport 4

Forza Motorsport 4 [PEGI 3] - TV Trailer Extended Version

Forza Motorsport 4 was pretty much at the same level as its predecessor. The game focused more on polishing the gaming elements of Forza Motorsport 3 than it did on adding more features. The most impressive addition, however, is the visual technology developers used for the game's cameras. Players could look around the front of the cars and rotate their view. Aside from that, the only other notable change was the spicing up of the World Tour mode as well as the switch to the format in which players could unlock new cars. 

Similarly, most of the tracks featured were the same as Forza Motorsport 3. Forza Motorsport 4 is worth a try if you enjoyed its prequel since, in this game, you get a vast collection of cars to pick from. You also get to enjoy aspects of the World Tour mode that you did not in Forza Motorsport 3. Here you can choose what to drive and for how long, unlike the previous game series where you would be forced to complete hours of driving with a single car. 


1. Forza Motorsport 6

Forza Motorsport 6 Launch Trailer

We are going to skip Forza Motorsport 5 and go straight to Forza Motorsport 6, which is another groundbreaking release from the Forza Motorsport series. Don't get it wrong, the game's predecessor was great, and all but Forza Motorsport 6 is a greater, more polished version of it. Just when you would think the  Forza Motorsport series could not get any better, this entry came along to prove you wrong. It made a turn-around improvement in the graphics, vehicle collection, quality of weather effects and enhanced gameplay mechanics. 

All these factors contribute to the game being on top of the list of the best Forza Motorsport games of all time. Everything that was lacking in the previous series seems to have improved in this game. It features a total of five themes as well as various car class combinations you can enjoy. If you are looking for a car racing game that will keep you entertained with its numerous dynamic content, there is no better option than Forza Motorsport 6.

Which one of the racing games from the list above do you think is the Forza Motorsport game of all time? Share your pick with us in the comments below or over on our socials here!


Evans I. Karanja is a freelance writer who loves to write about anything technology. He is always on the lookout for interesting topics, and enjoys writing about video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain and more. When not writing, he can be found playing video games or watching F1.