Forza Horizon achievements

Forza Horizon

4.4 from 8685 votes

There are 70 Forza Horizon achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,900 (1,500)

131,275 tracked gamers have this game, 5,413 have completed it (4.12%)


Rally Expansion

3.9 from 239 votes

This DLC has been removed from the Microsoft Store and is no longer available for purchase.

21,851 tracked gamers have this dlc pack, 4,682 have completed it (21.43%)

There are 10 achievements worth 551 (250)


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Posted on 11 December 15 at 20:03, Edited on 15 December 15 at 13:25
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Turn 10 has taken a different, err, turn… properly introducing rally to us players with the Rally Expansion DLC for Forza Horizon. That means, no more driving in open grassy areas to get your off-road fix. While this DLC looks just as beautiful as the game, it does leave something to be desired.

Forza Horizon: Rally Expansion, DLC Review

When I had heard Turn 10 announced this DLC, I have to admit I was rather excited. I immediately began to reminisce of the days playing Gran Turismo, blasting arounds tracks such as Tahiti Circuit, Costa di Amalfi and Pikes Peak. Then it occurred to me, we will have waited until the fifth installment of a Forza game, which is a spin off, for any Rally content. Granted, the Forza series is still young, and not as seasoned as Gran Turismo, yet, however, Gran Turismo always had the upper edge on racing simulators with its inclusion of rally. Needless to say, this was a breath of fresh air the Forza series needed. Forza rolled onto the 360 already packing the better graphics, the better customization, the better tuning and vehicle selection, but the one thing it was lacking was the different environments. Sure it has a multitude of tracks, and now an open world with the Horizon Festival, but it’s all on pavement! All of these negatives have stayed true until now, enter, Forza Horizon Rally.

Let me just say that I thought this content was mediocre at best, however, not awful. I won’t spend too much time on the positives (odd I know), because it’s exactly as the base game is, it’s Forza, it’s what we love. Being able to drive my favorite Forza cars, looking at the Forza graphics, all in a rally setting was great. The graphics, the sound, the added rally specific customization, the handling of the cars, it’s all what us Forza fans are used to, nothing has changed in that regard. Also, the inclusion of some classic rally cars like the Toyota Celica, or the Lancia 037 Stradale, was a thoughtful touch!

With all of this being said, and as I mentioned earlier that this was a breath of fresh air this series needed, I couldn’t help but feel this content was rushed. First and foremost, most the ‘tracks’ are not new, they are the roads that shipped with the base game covered in dirt (so believable), with the exception of a few. This really had me scratching my head as I noticed this deficiency in quality almost immediately. As I played more, and dove deeper into the content, I began to notice other things. One the biggest being there is no free roam in the rally content. If you are not racing, you are in a menu, and vice versa. Also, being limited to the 5 cars that ship with the DLC is kind of annoying. What if I want to see how my ridiculously fast McClaren fares off the pavement? The achievement list is very straight forward, linear and easy, with the exception of one achievement. The storyline for the Horizon Rally Championship is structured very much like the base game, and is short, clocking in around a few hours.

All in all, this is not an awful DLC, more like a mediocre one. Turn 10 needed to test delving into rally territory. From that we received an overpriced, thrown together after thought that you will most likely forget about 15 minutes after completing it. As a Forza fan or achievement hunter however, you are all obligated to pick this up... I'm kidding. In all seriousness, this DLC is probably cheap or removed from the marketplace at the time of this writing, playing it is completely up to you, don’t let my opinion expressed in this review sway your decision (I wouldn't). My personal advice, skip this. Instead, play the Storm Island DLC for Horizon 2, it is much better.

My final thought, and comment to Turn 10, you live and you learn.

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