29 gorgeous shots of the best-looking car game ever made

Let’s not mince words: “Forza Horizon 3” is the best-looking game on the Xbox One. It’s the prettiest racing game we’ve ever seen.

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The game launched this week, on Tuesday, September 27, for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. One day later, and fans have already captured thousands of images of the game looking outrageous. Check it out:


In case you don’t know, “Forza Horizon 3” is the latest entry in the long-running “Forza Horizon” series.

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The “Forza Horizon” series is about about racing hundreds of different cars, trucks, buggies, and all mess of other vehicle.

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In “Forza Horizon 3,” the game’s open-world is a massive section of Australia.

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And since Australia is a massive, geographically-diverse landmass, there are tons of different race types in “Forza Horizon 3.”

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You’ll race souped-up SUVs along the beach, for instance.

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Or carve down mountain passes in your favorite supercar!

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The whole point is choice. Choice in vehicle, environment, race type, etc.

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“Forza Horizon 3” is basically a playground for fans of cars, driving games, and anyone else who loves the thrill of a great game.

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It’s also a great way to live out fantasies of owing luxury beasts like this BMW M3.

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Both casual car fans and hardcore tuners alike will find something to love in “Forza Horizon 3.”

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You can set the game so all the cars are automatic, your car takes no damage from accidents, and a driving line is painted on the road.

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Or you can do the exact opposite, and change stuff like gear differentials and tire width.

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The game actually rewards you with bonuses for making the game more difficult to play.

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But it doesn’t punish you for making it easier. Again, this is a game about choice. There is no “fail.” Just have fun.

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If you’re noticing a tremendous amount of paint and style variation on these cars, that’s because the game has a huge selection to choose from.

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But on top of the options in the game, there’s a massive online section that lets players upload their own custom creations for other players to use.

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The game also has a photography mode, which is where many of these images were taken. It’s a nice touch!

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And clearly there are plenty of great opportunities for photos. Even this humble Mazda Miata looks RAD.

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“Forza Horizon 3” uses your online connection in a fascinating way.

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The game’s open world is full of your friends…sort of!

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Your in-game world is populated by what the game calls “Drivatars” — AI re-creations of how your friends play the game.

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If that sounds intense, that’s because it’s <em>totally intense</em>.

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You can even recruit these “Drivatars” to be part of your crew, and vice versa.

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When the Drivatar representation of you wins races in other peoples’ games, you earn in-game money. On a daily basis!

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And those daily bonuses for wins (again, by your Drivatar, not by YOU actually doing anything) accumulate quickly.

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It’s a nice little bonus after not having played the game for however long. You log back in and — BLAMMO! — here’s some free stuff. Nice!

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Some players create cars that you’d think would cause a copyright infringement suit. That’s long been the case for “Forza” games.

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“Forza Horizon 3” is out now on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC — if you buy one version, you get both copies.

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And you probably <em>should</em> get it, because it’s a really, really good game.

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