Forza Horizon 5 has yet to be launched, it has already 800,000 people playing it
Quick out of the gate.
Forza Horizon 5 will be available on Steam, the Microsoft Store, Xbox One, and Game Pass starting November 9th. Except if you bought the Premium Edition or the Premium Add-Ons Bundle, in which case you've been playing it since November 5. You'd think that having Game Pass would reduce the number of individuals willing to pay the full price, but that isn't the case. The in-game Hall of Fame leaderboard already boasts 800,000 players, according to VGC.
This latest open-world racer is set in Mexico and features expeditions, a new event type, and Event Labs, a bespoke race creator. Aside from that, it's Forza Horizon as usual—only better. "I can't really criticise Forza Horizon 5 for not making major, sweeping changes for the sake of feeling more different," Phil Savage stated in his review. Given how effortless everything feels, it's easy to overlook the level of detail in the environments and the level of craftsmanship visible in each of the over 500 cars.
Forza Horizon 5 isn't a comprehensive simulation, but it's also not a simple game. If you turn off the many optional assistance, each car has its own personality and can provide a severe challenge. It's just realistic enough to give each car a personality, and the modelling quality is insane—their interiors meticulously rebuilt for the Forzavista viewing option."
Phil rated Forza Horizon 5 a perfect score of 90, praising its polish, the speed with which you earn cars, and the liveliness of the Mexican location, particularly its weather.
"While I'd love to know what Forza Horizon would look like if it had any serious rivals forcing it towards greater innovation, I'll happily make do with playing the most polished and confident Forza Horizon game made to date."