A new DLC pack has arrived for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox, it's called the Porsche bonus pack and it features two brand new cars, the 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The Porsche bonus pack will also include 3 achievements from Porsche Expansion Pack: Porsche Owners Club, Horse Power, and This Is My Porsche.
To get your free bonus DLC you will need to open up the Forza Hub and from there click the offer to redeem your free pack.
Another addition to this weeks deals with gold is the Forza Horizon 2 car pass on Xbox. The price has been slashed by 50% down to just £10. The pass will give you access to 6 car packs containing 5 cars each! For members who purchase the Forza Horizon 2 car pass they will also get access to the 2010 Noble M600 bonus car (pictured)
For the next few days, Xtra-Vision are running a St. Patrick's promo and offering a HUGE 20% discount code.
Big discount vouchers like this don't come along very often, and there are some pretty tasty prices on some of their games using the discount.
Keep checking this thread for updates, we'll list everything we can find and in the meantime, if you're wanting to hunt out some deals of your own, use code PATDAY20Click here to read more...
Here we go again: more next-gen Xbox rumours to argue about, discuss or simply ignore out of hand. This latest report alleges that Crytek-developed Kinect action game Ryse and a new Forza title will play a key role in the console's launch lineup, with the former billed as the headline act.Click here to read more...
Cyber-sleuth extraordinaire Superannuation has spotted two job listings for Microsoft and Forza developer Turn 10 that explicitly mention the next generation of games and consoles. With Playground Games currently working on this year's Forza title (the inexpertly-leaked Horizon), Turn 10 have two years to design their next game, which requires a cinematic art director capable of "defining and driving the cinematics vision and techniques needed to achieve exceptionally high quality content for our Next Generation of games." Could Forza 5 be a launch/flagship title for the new console?
Elsewhere, a hastily-pulled Microsoft job listing sought audio personnel for the "next generation of Xbox."
The rumour mill has been churning out next-generation rumours over the last few months. If they're all to be believed, it's called "Durango," uses cards instead of discs and will attempt to destroy the pre-owned market. Whether anything will actually be announced at E3 2012 remains to be seen.
Forza 4, Turn 10's latest installment of their Xbox 360 exclusive racing franchise that would have probably been titled 4za by a lesser studio, is on course to be gaming nirvana for petrolheads. We rated its predecessor as being numerically superior to Gran Turismo 5 on merit of the dynamic singleplayer campaign and sense of unabashed fun that underpinned the entire game... and after enjoying plenty of hands-on time along with expert commentary from director Dan Greenawalt, we're rather impressed by how the sequel's shaping up. By which I mean that our tongues haven't fully retracted yet.
The Forza series prides itself on being "hardcore sim that a six-year old can play." Physics and driving mechanics are all painstakingly modelled from raw data that's then completely scalable for players of different abilities and tastes. The familiar range of driving assists including auto-braking, ABS, racing lines and even steering make a welcome return; allowing gamers to enjoy a ruthlessly hardcore simulation or a drift-heavy arcade racer. As well as anything in between.
However, Turn 10 decided that Forza 3 had taken their artificially approximated tyre mechanics as far as it could go... and proceeded to axe it in its entirety. A new deal with Pirelli means that raw data from countless road and laboratory tests (on a range of tyres attached to various cars) has been directly plugged into Forza 4's DNA, making for what promises to be one of the most authentic and realistic simulations of road/car interaction to have ever been coded for entertainment purposes. After all, realistic is a bit of an understatement considering that it's powered by reality. In practice, this does lead to a much greater loss of speed when driving over a rumble strip or uneven surface, making staying on track much more important this time around.Click here to read more...
If you're looking for a decent racer and need a wireless controller either for a bit of local multiplayer, or as a superior alternative to a wired controller, then this might be the deal for you.
You can grab a copy of the game on the 360 along with the wireless gamepad for £18.99 from Powerplay Direct, which should save you almost £7 over purchasing them separately.
With 300 cars to choose from as soon as you put the disk into your console and more that can be added through downloadable content, Forza 2's every petrol-heads dream game and even if you're not that familiar with cars after a few hours of play you should develop a new appreciation for tearing things up in top of the range automobiles and come away talking like a pro. Messing around with your chosen car is great fun and with numerous upgrades along with the chance to customise its appearance you'll create something completely unique to break the speed limit in. The physics are the highlight of the game though and'll adjust almost instantaneously to a number of factors including even the slightest bit of damage that you might possibly sustain whilst being given a friendly nudge from on of your opponents.
The wireless 360 pad is my favourite controller out of this generation of consoles because it's perfectly settles into the palm of your hands and the buttons are mere centimetres from your fingertips, so you'll never obtain an injury through over-stretching due to a ridiculous button combination. You'll also be able to throw away any wired pads you might have lying around, trust me you won't want to use one when you've got the choice of picking up a wireless controller, but make sure you grab a play and charge kit because although they don't eat up batteries as quickly as some of the other controllers on the market, you'll definitely make a significant saving on batteries by using rechargeable ones.
In my opinion, this is a pretty good combination with a great price tag that you definitely won't be disappointed with.
Thanks to wassupjg @ HUKD
365 Games's special double pack is a very sweet deal and gives a pretty awesome saving. The cheapest that you can find ODST at the moment is £10.99 from Amazon or Play, while a solo copy of Forza 3 will set you back at least £13.85 (Shop To's price) right now, so you can save about £10 or more by buying the two together.
Forza 3 is a truly excellent racing game that has received high acclaim from just about every corner. This is partly thanks to its top notch graphics, with picture-perfect cars and great environments to drive them through. There's over 400 of these shiny vehicles for you to tinker with, before sending them off on one of over 100 tracks.
One of the great things about Forza 3 is that it is genuinely accessible to anyone, whether a total novice or a racing game superstar; there's assistance if you need it but there's also plenty of incentive to ditch it if you want to challenge yourself.
The game is absolutely packed with things to do so, if you're a fan of racing games, it will be an awfully long time before you get bored.
Halo 3: ODST is the first to venture out with Master Chief nowhere to be found.The plot focuses on the events which span the gap between Halo 2 and 3 when a Orbital Drop Shock Trooper is marooned in New Mombasa, a Covenant occupied territory.
The single player campaign is pretty short but even still, ODST feels like a lot more than just a run of the mill expansion and turns a lot of established Halo tropes on their heads. It's perfect for newcomers to the series as you get the excellent solo campaign and then a disc full of multiplayer delights to sink your teeth into.
Both games are highly recommended here on dealspwn and at this price you can't go wrong!
Thanks to taswir1 at Hotukdeals!
Automobile enthusiasts rejoice, as The Hut are now selling Forza Motorsport 3 for just £12.93. This saves you a few extra quid from the next cheapest offer, and delivery's free too.
Released late last year, Forza delighted fans and critics alike, earning an average score of 92 on MetaCritic, which critics praising the pitch-perfect controls, deep customisation options and improved graphics.
Forza is essentially Microsoft's answer to the Gran Turismo juggernaut, owned by Sony. But where Sony once ruled the roost, Microsoft have snatched away some of their thunder, capitalising on Sony's sluggish output of the GT series. At its core, Forza is a hardcore racing-simulator, tracking details as minute as heat build-up on your tires. But with the third installment, Forza 3 attempted to woo over the casual crowd, offering new and accessible control methods and automated handling.
Forza is also famous for its customisation options. As well as choosing what colour you want your car to be, you can apply a range of decals and layers, on top or around on another to create symbols, images and even detailed pictures. Talented artists have created vehicles toting Mario, Master Chief, and even the Batmobile! Once you've finished your masterpiece, you can post it on the online auction house, and spark a bidding war.
I'm a petulant child when it comes to racing games, if it's done in silly karts with all manner of topsy turvy tracks then I am just not interested. Nonetheless, even I can begrudgingly accept that, like the rest of the franchise, the latest Forza offering is an excellent game and if you're a fan of the less ludicrous end of the racing spectrum then you'd be mad to miss it at this price.
Zavvi's awesomely cheap price tag slices a good £2.something off the next best from Shop To and is the lowest I have ever seen for the game.
Forza 3 offers some great eye candy, at least for those who like consider shiny cars a sweet treat, with picture-perfect vehicles and a great selection of tracks. You certainly won't be getting bored either as there is simply masses to do. There's over 400 vehicles on offer from a range of 50 manufacturers and the game allows you to modify and fiddle around with your cars before you hit one of the 100 available tracks. If you get bored of that you move on to the excellent multiplayer options.
The gameplay is spot on and the difficulty perfectly pitched, meaning that it genuinely should appeal to anyone, no matter of their age or ability. The serious racing gamer is no exclusion and there are plenty of incentives to forgo all the assistance that the game offers.
Many have hailed Forza Motorsport 3 as the best racing game ever: hyperbole or not, it's certainly a must have addition to the 360 collection of any fan of the genre.
Thanks to SUPERCOOLWILLOW at Hotukdeals!
I can't seem to get enough of Forza 3. It's got the looks, it's got the speed and thanks to it's RPG-style experience and cash system it's got me thoroughly addicted. I've never been a huge fan of pure racing games such as this series and Gran Turismo, and although I dipped my toe in the waters of Forza 2 it never quite had me hooked. This sequel, though, is a staggering achievement. Accessible, deep, rewarding and, most importantly of all....fun!
The Limited Edition comes with VIP pass that'll give you special privileges online, a handful of exclusive cars to use in game, and a 2GB USB Flash stick and keychain. You can pick it up for just under £20 at the moment from Gamestation, which is nearly £7 cheaper than nearest in-stock competitor ShopTo. MyMemory has it listed at £20.85, but they're currently out of stock.
With over 100 tracks and 400 cars to keep you entertained, Forza 3 certainly doesn't lack for content. It looks to appeal to pretty much everyone, from genre newbies to racing veterans, allowing you to tweak and fiddle as much, or as little, as you might like. You can customise almost every facet of the difficulty to make the game as realistic and punishing as you want it to be. You can pimp your rides and then sell them online, all the while pushing forward in the Career Mode to earn more cash, more points, to buy better cars, components and decals. You really are in the driving seat with this one, and it makes all the difference.
There are one or two issues, the lack of 4 player local multiplayer is annoying and the loading times are excruciatingly long, but these are blown away by the presentation and the gameplay. If you're a racing fan who has somehow let this game slip through your grasp up until now then snap this up quick, it's an absolute stormer of a game.
Thanks to Alena at HUKD
I've put bundle of awesomeness in the title there simply because it would have taken up far too much space to write "Xbox 360 Super Elite Limited Edition Console with 250GB HDD + Final Fantasy XIII + Forza Motorsport 3 + Fable II + Gears Of War 2 + Halo 3: ODST + Extra Wireless Controller - £239.99 @ Play". But there's a lot of awesomeness in this pretty packet from Play, and it comes at a damn good price too.
With FFXIII still retailing at the moment for around £30, Forza 3 hovering around £15 and the other three falling in somewhere between £10-15, not to mention the extra wireless controller worth £20, you're looking at an awful lot of bang for your buck. Add in the massively expanded new hard drive and you're laughing really. It's worth noting that you can pick up a black version of this deal but it swaps out FFXIII for Crackdown and, although the latter is an excellent and thoroughly underrated little game, it's not quite worth as much as Square's shiny RPG.
NB. Do bear in mind that this is a pre-order, and that the item goes on sale on May 7th.
All of the games here are well worth your time. Final Fantasy XIII will positively eat up any spare time you have, as might Fable II. Gears of War II is still one of the best looking games on the console and Halo 3: ODST is a fantastic title hampered only by its short length. As for Forza 3, well I'm not usually a massive fan of 'serious' racing games, but this one has me hooked marrying slick, speedy gameplay with a phenomenal physics engine and some RPG-esque experience mechanics that keep me coming back for more.
If you're looking for a new console, then this deal bears some serious consideration.
Thanks to tinodz at HUKD
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
Whether you hate cars, and go all mute when your friends start banging on about dump-valves and horse-power, or are one of those boy-racer nutters who never tires of Top Gear no matter how many times it gets repeated on Dave, it’s impossible not to be excited by Forza Motorsport 3. And now, as part of a Monday Madness deal which is already attracting some insane levels of heat over on HUKD, you can get hold of a copy for just £14.99 from Game. According to price comparison, the next best deal comes in at £17.93 from The Hut.
Unlike Forza 2 with its punishing level of difficulty, Forza 3 attempts to open things up a bit for the uninitiated, and provide a less elitist, more accessible and user friendly experience for gamers just looking to give it a try. Developers Turn10 seem to have cottoned onto the fact that being continually thrashed was turning many people away from the Forza franchise, and have implemented a system which succeeds in catering to the player’s individual needs. But while it's possible for gamers like me to be a winner every time by bombing round the track with every assist setting turned up, the game still provides plenty of depth for the hardcore veteran.
Players who go in for a more authentic experience by turning off the auto-brake system for example, can enjoy a further 10% on top of their winnings, while adding tire wear, fuel consumption and simulation damage will see your bank balance soar. Overall, this means that Forza pros and anyone new to the franchise can compete together and enjoy the outstanding racing experience and share in all those ‘DID YOU SEE THAT!’ moments.
Getting the right balance of assist settings can be slightly awkward however, indeed with these turned off completely it can be a real shock to your ego. Playing against the computer can also be a bit inconsistent, as despite being superb most of the time, the AI can occasionally do a Tiger Woods and crash into scenery for no apparent reason. But for anyone who is really into their racers, Forza 3 is a must buy and – if it ever emerges from development - a title which Gran Turismo 5 will surely struggle to surpass.
Thanks to UN4208 from Hotukdeals.
When it comes to racing games I sit firmly in the Mario Kart camp - give me fun and gimmicks over realism please! However there is no denying the quality of Microsoft's Forza Motorsport series and this instalment is no exception, getting scores of 9+ out of 10 all over the shop.
As part of their Mega Monday promotion, Zavvi are offering Forza 3 for only £17.95. This undercuts Shop To's already bargainous price of £19.95 by £2 and so is definitely worth grabbing.
I'd suggest getting your skates on for this one though, the Mega Monday deals only last until Tuesday and usually sell out well in advance of that deadline.
There's an incredible amount to do here. The game offers over 400 different cars from a range of 50 manufacturers for you to tinker with before you take them for a spin on your choice of over 100 track variations (which can accomodate up to eight cars at a time). Once you've exhausted your alone time with your beloved motors, there are some great online multiplayer options for you to get stuck into. If you're a fan of driving games then Forza will keep you entertained for long into the foreseeable future.
Thankfully for a game that has the potential to steal so much of your time, Forza 3 is a real treat for the eyes, with every car looking picture perfect and the tracks holding your attention throughout. The gameplay is also perfectly pitched, making this a game that is truly sorted to all ages and abilities.
The best racing game of all time? Perhaps. If it wasn't for the huge pile of games waiting for me to play them then I might even be tempted myself.
Thanks to Rhys135 at Hotukdeals!
Great racing games can make or break a console. The Forza series is generally reckoned to be Microsoft's answer to Gran Turismo, and Forza 3 has been flying off store shelves thanks to its enhanced gameplay and graphics. For those who haven't yet invested, however, your patience has been rewarded: ShopTo.net are selling at £19.95 (which is at £4 cheaper than Amazon and most of its closest competitors).
The Forza series has raised the bar for 360 racing excellence, and this latest instalment pushes the envelope even further with sleek graphics, perfect handling and a genuine sense of speed. Most importantly it features 400 licensed cars (not including downloadable content); all of which are customisable and accessible through a well structured RPG-style unlocking system.
Forza 3 marks the début of the rewind feature, allowing you to replay poorly-taken corners and collisions (and stop yourself hurtling humiliatingly into last place!). Purists will naturally disable this feature, but casual gamers will relish the chance to hone their driving skills without the outrageously strict difficulty curve that haunts most racing sims. A whole slew of optional assistance modes are also available; quite literally, the driving experience is as realistic as you want it to be.
An all-new single player season mode is the icing on an already impressive cake. Rather than a standard set of races and challenges, Forza 3 intelligently caters the array of events to the player's ability and unlocked cars. Sure, you'll still have to grind...but at least you'll be able to spend hours on events that you're guaranteed to enjoy!
So, not only is Forza 3 an impressive thoroughbred racing sim, but it's also accessible to the masses who don't have the time to perfect every racing line and corner (though it still rewards those that do). Fans of all abilities will find something to like here- and at a price like this, it's definitely worth checking out.
Pretty cars? Check. Searing pace? Check. A thousand and one bits and pieces to fiddle with and tweak? You bet. That's right folks, we've got another Forza 3 deal for you. If you're an Xbox 360 owner and a petrolhead to boot, and you somehow managed to let this game bypass you, now is the chance to rectify that.
Amazingly, Coolshop have got in there first and whether it be through limited stock, a festive continuation of goodwill to all men, or simply temporary insanity, they've slashed the price on Forza Motorsport 3 down to just £20.99, which as far as I can see is a saving of £6 on the nearest competitor (Choices UK - £26.99).
Forza 3 is good. Really good. I'm not really a huge one for spending hours tweaking and changing every little dial and slider, which is kind of what put me off Forza 2, but I've found the third instalment to be surprisingly accessible.
The presentation is superb, the visuals pushing the machine to its limits and providing the experience with some eye-melting speed. The sound is wonderful, especially on a high-end system, and the car physics are spot-on. The gameplay, though, is what makes this game exceptional. I found Forza 2 to be a little detached, almost too clinical at times. But this is a much more fun experience: whether you're a driving newbie or racing veteran, Forza 3 will push and challenge you without ever forgetting that it's all supposed to be fun.
The speed helps a lot, and boy is it fast. But it's the seamless integration of the rewind feature that goes a long way into making Forza 3 a more accessible game. Screw up a hairpin? Just go back 5 seconds and try it again. The AI will push you, and with over 400 cars to choose from and 100 tracks to take on, you won't be running out of things to do anytime soon. Highly recommended, especially at this price.
Thanks to pop82 at HUKD
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!
There are a whole bunch of driving games out there: you have the likes of Gran Turismo for the more serious-minded petrolheads, Burnout for the adrenaline junkies and crash fanatics, Need For Speed if you like your games slick and shinier than Vin Diesel's polished skull; but there's never really been a driving game that more or less suits anyone. Until Forza 3.
It was only released a few weeks ago which means that it's somewhat surprising to find it under the £30 mark, but the folks at Simply Games are offering the game at a highly pleasing £28.89, which is significantly cheaper than the nearest competitor (DVD.co.uk - £33.95).
Forza 3 is probably the best driving game I've ever played, and when I say that it's accessible to both an eleven-year old kid and a middle-aged F1 fanatic I mean it. I've seen it. It's such an easy game to get into, the tutorial are really well implemented and it gets you driving as soon as possible. On top of that is the scalable difficulty that adapts to your own abilities to provide you with one of the most enjoyable driving game experiences you'll have. I suck at driving games, but even I found Forza 3 to be accommodating and challenging at the same time.
The sheer amount of options for you to tinker with, the level of customisation, is also staggering; and it's also completely optional. Couldn't care less about tweaking the rear differential on your Audi R8? Don't worry about it; the game allows you to be as hands-on or laissez-faire as you like. The game progression is pretty standard: start off in a boring hatchback, race to win cash, buy better bits and pieces and expand your stable of cars. But, as it should be, the real revelation of Forza 3 is the driving itself. The physics are perfect, the graphics are exceptional to look at and the sound is marvellous too. The overall experience is incredibly exhilarating, something I've never really found with any 'serious' racing game. The AI players are always competitive, and you have a realistic damage modelling system to contend with too, but thankfully if you wipeout on a hairpin, the rewind feature means that you can replay and erase the thousands of pounds-worth of damage you just wreaked.
With over 100 tracks in-game, 400 cars to choose from and a wealth of multiplayer options to entertain, Forza 3 will keep you coming back time and time again with online leaderboards, movie modes for the creative types, and custom car sharing. If there is a complaint it is that you'll need a high-end entertainment system to truly get the best out of this game - a fourteen inch TFT really won't cut it - but the depth of the gameplay offers so much more than just a bunch of pretty vehicles, and if you're a fan of racing sims it's a must-have game.