Forza Motorsport 5 (Series) Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.


Forza Motorsport 7 immerses players in the exhilarating thrill of competitive racing. From mastering the new motorsport-inspired campaign to collecting a wide range of cars to experiencing the excitement of driving at the limit, this is Forza reimagined.

Forza Motorsport was first released on the original Xbox and over the years has been released on XBox 360 and Xbox One. These include the Rewind feature in Forza 3 to help players learn from mistakes, Kinect controls in Forza 4, split screen racing for two players on one console in Forza 6 and day, night and weather in Forza 7.

Although with all the driving assists turned off, and possibly the addition of a wheel controller, this is a super realistic and hugely challenging racing game, with assists turned on it can be accessible to all ages.

Forza Motorsport 8 is on Xbox Series X with 4K support and faster, more realistic visuals. Forza Motorsport 7 is updated on Xbox Series X at 4K resolution and smoother graphics and quicker loading times.



Release Date: 03/10/2017

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Genres: Racing.



Duration: This game will take between 30 hours and 50 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 24 players online. Although you can compete against 24 competitors in Forza, most prefer online races with around 16 cars.


You can try this game in a free demo. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

There are Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions with give you more content. You can also purchase Car Packs, VIP and Car pass separately.

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. You will need Xbox Live Gold to play online with Xbox 360.

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This game was rated PEGI 3. The content of this game is suitable for all persons. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Realistic-looking high-speed collisions can occur.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


This game supports accessibility, as outlined by Special Effect in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: A wide range of difficulty settings through different driver assist. You can turn car damage off.
  • Reading: There is some reading in the menus and customisation of cars.
  • Controls: Adjust buttons and sticks. The "Super Easy" mode that can be configured to even play the game with a single acceleration button. The game suppers a wide range of assistance controller hardware.
  • Image calibration: Adjust contrast and brightness. Provides colourblind friendly racing line.
  • Audio calibration: Audio signals for visual and haptic feedback, to signpost how far out of traction they are. Adjust volume of music, narration, car and tyre sound independently.
  • Online: Text-to-speech and speech-to-text for online communication.
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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