If you like your driving games to have jaw-dropping visuals, searing pace, phenomenal physics and a million and one sliding bars with which to tinker, then I'm willing to bet that you'll love Forza 3. The Xbox's flagship 'serious' racing franchise has been finely tuned for it's third outing, making this game the most accessible of the series, although still with enough depth and options for the most pedantic of petrolheads.
The Game Collection has recently acquired some copies of the game and are selling it for the magical sub-twenty price of £19.95, which is the lowest I've seen it since its relatively recent release. If you're quick enough to snap up a copy - as there were only 120 or so as this post got published - then you'll be making a fine saving of nearly £10 as the nearest in-stock competitor is Simply Games, who happen to be selling it for £29.89.
I posted a deal regarding this game a few weeks ago, so if you'd like to know a little bit more about it, and read a slightly more in-depth discussion of the game's pros and cons then click here.
I will just say this: this is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best driving games I've ever played. The speed is eye-poppingly good, and the beautiful visuals will positively melt your retinas (on a high-end system this game literally shines), but the game handles even better. The driving itself is a pure joy, with a scalable difficulty engine that constantly challenges you, but never to the point where all of the fun gets sucked out of the game experience.
Yes there are several skip-loads of customisation options and you can tweak and fiddle for hours on end, but if you just want to get in a really pretty looking car and drive, Forza 3 will let you do that too. With 100 tracks and over 400 cars to choose from, a career mode that proves much more engrossing than that of the previous game in the series, and online leaderboards and custom car sharing, the £20 you spend here will certainly prove to be a sound investment.
For years Sony fanboys have been banging on about Gran Turismo, finally the Xbox has a competitor too, and for £20 it's an utter steal!
Thanks to the savage at HotUKDeals!