15. Forza Horizon 4
Highest Rated Current Generation Games on Metacritic (Best Games)
SCORE – 91
The listed Metacritic scores have been calculated by using a weighted average system. This is because, on Metacritic, multiplatform titles are not only scored differently for a given game, they’re also reviewed by a varying amount of critics. For example INSIDE is scored 91 (PS4), 93 (Xbox One), 87 (PC), but there are over 80 critical reviews for the Xbox One version and only 18 for PS4. Therefore, to find an accurate average, we have taken into account what percentage each total represents the total number of reviews across all platforms. These are the best games on Metacritic, using that math.
This list was first published in November 2017 and has been updated.
Forza built its reputation as a road racing sim, but its open-world Horizon series has arguably become the high watermark of the franchise. The spin-off has quickly earned acclaim for its sublime mix of realism and arcade driving physics, beautiful expansive tracks, and pulse-racing gameplay across a wide variety of different modes. It has the enormous garage of cars and customization for car junkies but remains accessible and entertaining enough for the more casual racer. Horizon 4 remains the Xbox One’s highest rated exclusive title.