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Forza Motorsport 2 Great, Realistic Racing Sim

Reviewing: Microsoft Game Studios Forza Motorsport 2  |  Rating:
By relicto on
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Forza Motorsport 2 follows in its acclaimed predecessor's footsteps and delivers a thus-far unparalleled racing experience in terms of realism, and it's a bunch of fun too. The game features hundreds of fast, gorgeous, and rare cars from makers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, GM, and Lotus, that you get to race on real and imagined tracks to a solid rock/dance soundtrack. Like its xbox counterpart, FM2 is not really for the casual player, as its unforgiving physics engine makes for a fairly steep learning curve (honestly, I haven't cursed this much at my TV screen since the last World Cup). Fortunately, to help you figure out the mechanics, the game has an option to toggle little green arrows that tell you where to drive over, where to accelerate, and when to brake. If you get past the initial frustrations and learn the game's basics (or if you have experience with other realistic racing games in the tradition of Gran Turismo), the game gets a lot more intricate as you then figure out things like tuning your engine, aligning your tires, and customizing your car in tons of different ways, all in the hopes of getting an edge over your opponents. When you are ready to put your skills to the test, you will have access to a very active pool of players on xbox live. All this means that FM2 is the one must-have racing title for the xbox 360 - nay, for this generation of consoles.