Winner: Forza Motorsport 7
Best Xbox One Exclusive of 2017
There’s something kind of awe-inspiring about Forza Motorsport 7. No, I’m not talking about its breathtaking visuals (although running in native 4K 60FPS on the Xbox One X does look sublime). I’m talking about the amount of content, detail, and variety that Turn 10 Studios has managed to cram into one comprehensive and incredibly compelling racing experience. From its garage boasting over 700 cars to the 30 iconic racing locations and 200 ribbons you’ll be speeding around, there’s plenty of content to keep newcomers and veteran fans happy for hours on end.
Of course, all of this content means nothing if the quality isn’t there, but Turn 10 has delivered here, too. Handling feels tight in sports cars like the Jaguar F-Type, which stick to the track as you take tough, tight corners, while you’ll have to fight against the understeer of older American muscle cars if you’re anywhere near as aggressive. The eclectic mix of cars on offer and the way they handle, combined with the treacherous weather effects ensures that no two events you play ever feel the exact same.
Forza Motorsport 7 is a true testament to how racing games should be. It’s a sandbox of variety in just about every aspect, from cars to tracks, to tuning options, and events. Even the AI Drivatar racers who take on the racing style of your friends keep your opponents feeling fresh and interesting! Turn 10 Studios has packed an overwhelming amount of content into Forza Motorsport 7 to ensure it’s spinning in your disc tray for months on end and polished it to a painstaking degree.