The latest instalment of the 360's flagship racing series is slowly creeping its way towards the golden £10 threshold of thrift, at which point I'll finally give in and probably buy it for myself rather than stealing my mate's screen time, but for those of you with impatient tendencies, well, you might like to know that Simply Games have recently dropped their price to just £13.89, which is more than a quid cheaper than nearest competitor Gameplay.
Turn10's third racer of the series is exceptionally good, combining searing pace with gorgeous presentation and gameplay that's been opened up for the casual driver too. Whereas Forza 2 often seemed to be a little fiddly for its own good, its sequel keeps all of the tinkering tools to please die-hard petrolheads, but also renders them totally optional.
Drivers unconcerned by differentials and incremental downforce can just shut up and drive happily, but if you do want a more authentic driving experience, and the option to tweak and twist every little facet of your car to milk all of the performance out of it that you possibly can, well you can do that too, with optional assistance modes ensuring that the game is pretty much as punishing as you want it to be. Pull it off at the highest level, and you'll be rewarded extra too.
There are 400 cars available, 100 tracks, online leaderboards and custom sharing to keep you entertained beyond the impressive Career Mode, but it's the driving here that makes this game so special. Augmented by the new Rewind feature that means you can resurrect yourself following hairpin crashes and devilish chicanes, you can forget about Peugeot...this is the ride of your life.
Thanks to leeds_united_afc at HUKD