Forza Horizon 2 is an action-packed, open-world driving game filled with beautiful vistas, amazing music and the world's greatest cars.

FHM got behind the wheel with Ralph Fulton from Playground Games and here’s what we learned...

 

01 There are loads of cars to choose from.



And by loads, we mean over 200, which definitely constitutes as loads. Each car is recreated in obsessive detail, with full cockpit views, including functional windshield wipers, working headlights, and authentic interiors. It’s the closest we will ever get to driving most of them.


02 It’s raining, raining, raining.



Forza Horizon 2 has a dynamic weather system, so one minute you are driving in the beautiful hot sun, then the heavens open and it’s raining. The detail is amazing, with reflections in the water drops and even realistic smears on the windscreen.

 

03 You can finally take that road trip around Europe, sort of.



Ever wanted to drive around Europe in a cool car? Well until you can bring yourself to actually save money, this game will have to do, with locations such as Tuscany and Provence, oceanside cliffs, to city streets and other beautiful rolling landscapes.


04 Don't go solo like Jason Derulo.



If you don’t want to drive on your own, you can easily and seamlessly drive with your friends and free roam together, compete in races and team modes, or take part in fun co-op Bucket List challenges. You can join or create your own Car Club of up to 1000 members to expand your network of friends and rule the leaderboards.


05 It’s Open World.



Sod it, why limit yourself to humble tarmac. In this game, you can drive wherever you want, through fields and trees and even go hunting hidden treasures like exotic barn find cars - it’s all up to you. And you can even race against aircraft and trains in thrilling Showcase events.

 

06 We have some gameplay to share with you.

Here is the gameplay trailer that was revealed at E3 – it’s all from in-game footage:



Forza Horizon 2 will be released October 3rd on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Words by Andrew Edney