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Horizon Chase Turbo Review

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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


This is an arcade racing game with the focus on competitive fun rather than realism; its graphics make it look like it was plucked from the nineties’ arcades, with a nod to Outrun and Lotus Turbo Challenge. It balances modern affordances with retro visuals to create a brilliant way for families to race each other.

Four players can race each other on one system as they battle to learn each track’s twists and turns, to manage turbo and collect fuel. The single-player, 100-tracks campaign mode is excellent, with the added challenge of finding every blue token and perfectly managing your fuel.

The blistering pace, simple steering and rudimentary collision detection are part of the fun and level the playing field for all ages more than the nuanced controls of games like Mario Kart. This is a great place to start your video game racing journey.

For younger players in the family there is the free downloadable ‘Rookie Series’ that tailors the game for beginners: twenty-four selected races with easier, computer-controlled cars and without the need to collect fuel. This also enables you to unlock each track just by finishing. It’s a great way to extend the game to including everyone on the sofa.

DetailsGame Details


Release Date: 08/11/2018, updated in 2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Racing

Developer: @AquirisGS


Duration: This game will take between 11 hours and 20 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Along with racing four players at a time, it’s also a fun game for competing for time trials and circuit scores. Who can get the fastest lap time, finish time, collect the most tokens and have the most fuel left? You can extend this competition to friends and family outside the home with the online ‘Ghost Mode’ where you see opponents as a ghost car that you must beat.

The ‘Playground Mode’ is available after accruing 700 points and offers a challenge that changes every two weeks. Players can also battle to get the best score on remixed circuits with extreme or unusual aspects (night, wind, harder computer opponents) to make them more difficult. Scores are ranked with other players online and the winners are published at the end of the two weeks.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. In-game purchase for additional levels and challenges in "Summer Vibes" pack. There is also a "Rookie" pack for younger players that is free.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


This game has been rated PEGI 3 and is suited for all persons. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Players can bump into other racers. Rival racers will show a minimal response to accidents and crashes.

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.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). 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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