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Forza motorsport 5 review

Although it was a simple exercise in programming, many hoped to realize the project, with the landing on personal computer of one of the most representative and tasty sagas within the Xbox brand. After all, even if with fortunes alternate and in a decidedly partial way, the “glorious triptych” both Halo and Gears of War had already crossed our monitors.


Exactly two years from that demonstration and a few months after the launch of the spectacular Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One, that dream just touched has turned into reality, with the announcement of the development of an exclusive Free to play version of Forza Motorsport for Windows 10, translated from the latest, brilliant console chapter.

Forza motorsport 5 gameplay

Son of the new App system and the breaking down of the concept of exclusivity in favor of the so-called Windows ecosystem, Forza Motorsport 6 Apex is basically an appetizer of the classical experience, a sort of experiment born to probe the ground and practice parallel development , which in these days will blossom thanks to the debut of the Forza Horizon 3 spin off, waiting for Forza Motorsport 7 that next year, most likely, will also be one of the spearheads in the Scorpio launch line-up.

Forza motorsport 5 release date

  • WW: November 22, 2013

 After a few months in the beta phase, Forza Motorsport 6 Apex has just been updated to its final version, and finally we could test it with our steering wheel.

The Turn 10 show the muscles on PC with the excellent and free Forza Motorsport 6 Apex debut title


Free to play often rhymes with poor quality, intrusive microtransactions or even worse with the notorious “pay to win”, but fortunately it is not the case with Forza Motorsport 6 Apex.


Indeed, for the first work of the Turn 10 on PC we can speak of free title in all respects, since the gold medals needed to unlock the various cars – about sixty in all – are easily obtainable in the game and without even investing too much time. In short, the 0.99 cents to take prematurely into the garage one of the racing cars is an absolutely avoidable expense.


As specified in the premise, the game is a reduction to the bone of the chapter for forza motorsport 5 xbox one, which translated in a nutshell means little content and sharp cuts in ways and frills (not all), while maintaining the same, very solid playful substance.

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For this reason, if you want to discover the alchemy of delicious gameplay we can only refer you to the already mentioned review for Xbox One; in this case we just add that support for steering wheels, and specifically to our trusted Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia Edition, is really excellent and has a good number of advanced parameters to set.

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The compatibility with these devices, which will be enriched with new models also in light of the upcoming launch of forza motorsport 5 pc, was after all one of the most anticipated features, which was made available on the occasion of the exit from the beta phase. For those who do not want to go and browse the review of Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One, we emphasize that Apex is a very solid sim-arcade, with a plethora of options that can shape a driving experience suitable for beginners as well as so-called hardcore gamer.

Forza motorsport 5 full car list

Among the most intriguing elements of the sixth chapter there is a yield of the astonishing wet asphalt; a real gem that we are sure will be revived also in Forza Motorsport 7, perhaps with support for the dynamic weather, the only drawback of the last Turn 10 masterpiece along with absence of the night-day cycle.

Forza Motorsport 5 PC System Requirements


Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5Ghz, AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1.5GB
Free Hard Drive Space: 8GB
Video Card: 256MB NVidia 7900 / 256MB ATI X1900
DirectX 9 compatible Stereo Sound Card


Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
Memory: 2GB (Windows XP) 2.5GB (Windows Vista)
Free Hard Drive Space: 8GB
Video Card: 1GB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870