|Forza Motorsport 4|
|Developer(s)||Turn 10 Studios|
|Publisher(s)||Microsoft Game Studios|
|Released||October 11, 2011|
Forza Motorsport 4 is the fourth installment of the Forza Motorsport series. It was released on October 11, 2011, developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The game was officially revealed at E3 2010.
Forza Motorsport 4 is the first game in the series to feature Top Gear content and support for Microsoft's sensor device Kinect. The game has been released as Limited Collector's Edition as well.
The game can be played either in single-player or multiplayer mode.
World Tour ModeEdit
- Main article: World Tour
The career mode in Forza Motorsport 4 features the World Tour Mode, which is similar to Forza Motorsport 3's Season Play Mode. The World Tour Mode is divided in 10 calendar years. It allows the player to take part in different race events and receive additional World Tour credit bonuses.
If the player wants to head straight into the action while playing career at the same time, they can go to a giant list of every event, known as the Event List.
- Main article: Rival Mode
In Rival Mode, it's possible for the player to race against a saved ghost car by another player. It encompasses various race types such as autocross, drift, drag , track days and time trials. Any event has car restrictions and a leaderboard. There are also monthly community events by Turn 10 Studios, where players can win new cars.
The Free Play Mode in Forza Motorsport 4 is split in three menu selections. Quick Play allows the player to select any vehicle and race track they want without being dependent on credits. Although achievements can be unlocked, money and XP rewards cannot be earned. Split Screen is similar to Quick Play, but allows two players to participate in a local multiplayer splitscreen game.
Hot Lap makes it possible for the player to practise race laps in an arbitary race track without the presence of rivalling racers. A ghost car of the previous lap will be shown.
In Forza Motorsport 4's online multiplayer mode, the player can race against other racers in different events. Supplementary, it includes drift, drag and The Playground events. The Playground features miscellaneous race events such as Car Soccer.
- Multi Class Circuit
- Track Days
Online Exclusive EventsEdit
- Time Attack
- Car Soccer
- Cat and Mouse
- Keep The It
- Tag (Virus)
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 4/Car List
The game features over 500 cars (665 to be exact) coming from 80 manufacturers. At the E3 2010 Press Conference, a 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia was used while showing the game. Every car can be modified with performance upgrades, fine-tuning and custom paint jobs.
The Porsche Expansion Pack, released on May 22, 2012, includes 30 different Porsche models as well as 10 achievements, 20 career events and dedicated Rivals and Hopper events. The Porsche Expansion Pack is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 1600 Microsoft Points.
- Main article: Auction House
Any vehicle can be sold to other players in the world as auctions. They are temporary and can be added with buyout options. As seen in older Forza Motorsport installments, cars that cannot be bought in the car dealer, which are known as unicorn cars, can be purchased in the auction house, but rarely.
- Main article: Autovista
Players in Autovista can interact with up to 24 vehicles by walking around, opening doors, starting the engine and listening to a narrator about technical and historical informations. Every vehicle also features a commentary by Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. To unlock vehicles, players must complete specific challenges. Autovista supports both Kinect and the Xbox 360 controller.
- Main article: Forza Motorsport 4 Tracks
There are 27 tracks in 26 places around the world, the exception being the Nürburgring which has the Grand Prix Circuit and the famous Nordschleife Circuit which is also featured in Forza Motorsport 3.
Limited Collector's EditionEdit
The Limited Collector's Edition of Forza Motorsport 4 features additional game content including the BMW M5 F10, VIP Car Pack, Ship Bonus Pack and custom-painted BMW cars from the Forza Motorsport 4 BMW Design Challenge.
The game is packed in a steelbook DVD case and comes with an artwork book by Top Gear and several vinyl stickers. A BMW Xbox Live theme and a VIP membership status within the online community are also available.