With the upcoming release of the 7th instalment of the Fast and Furious series Turn 10, MS studios and Universal have decided to collaborate and release this free at launch until April 10th 2015 when it will become £7.99/$9.99.Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious (Xbox 360)
is a standalone title that is completely separate from Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360)
and has its own achievement list. As it is part of Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360)
it borrows the Nice area of the Horizon world and uses all of Horizon 2's graphics, game engine, events etc and still has the same restrictions as the 360 version of Horizon 2.The story of Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious (Xbox 360)
Fast and Furious begins like Horizon 2 with you driving a Lamborghini Hurican to a location, only this time you'll be driving to Dom's 1970 Charger which is the first of 10 cars that you'll be driving in the game. Once in the Charger Tej will explain that he needs 10 cars from around Nice and its your job to get them.
You will use each of the cars you acquire to win the others, playing in various street races, 'drag' races, showcase events, head to head races and the odd circuit races. Once you've acquired all 10 cars Tej will explain to you that he has a pilot coming to pick the cars up in his cargo plane, only he cannot land for long so you will be racing them to the finish line on the Airport's runway, which is much like the end of the last Fast and Furious film.Ive put drag in quotations as I don't know many drag races where you get to the end and turn around again!Length
As the game is a sectioned off sample of the Horizon world the game is much shorter to complete only lasting around 3hours to complete every event and get all achievements, though there is still 20 reward boards, 3 bucket list events to complete and roads to discover still.Achievements
There are 25 achievements in the game which for the most part will all be unlocked whilst playing through the story as 13 of them are story achievements whilst the other 12 are for performing a number of various simple skills that anyone is capable of doing.
I forgot to mention all the references made in the achievement names, some of the most iconic lines The cars
There are 10 cars in the game that are all in the latest Fast and Furious movie:
• Dom's notorious 1970 Dodge Charger
• 1998 Toyota Supra (Not the lovely orange one from the first movie unfortunately)
• Plymouth Roadrunner (The barn find of the game)
• Jeep Wrangler (Believe this one is Hobb's)
• Brian's Nissan GT-R
• Plymouth Cuda
• 2015 Dodge Charger
• McLaren MP1
• 2015 Dodge Challenger
• Bugatti Veyron
• Maserati Ghibli
Being a big fan I was excited to drive Dom's Charger but its quite the handful, I did spend most of my time in the fast cars once I had them so I could travel around the map quicker. Infact I never drove the Ghibli or the Roadrunner during the story.
Whilst its nice that they made this I was hoping that it would be all
the iconic cars from the Fast and Furious world but im still happy with what we got.Restrictions from the One version
Much like its 360 Horizon 2 counterpart this game also suffers the same restrictions where in you're not free to go offroad wherever you feel like as theres walls/fences all around. Fewer AI racers and a lot less traffic. Reduced breakable objects and general polish. Things that are said in loading screens here are actually done whilst driving or investigating on the One.Final verdict
Overall I give the game 4.5 stars as the game is almost flawless just like its Xbox One counterpart was but is just as restricted as the 360 Horizon 2 was which drops it down a point, whilst it is quick and very clearly a massive promotion for the movie and Horizon 2 its great that they've given it to us for free. I enjoyed the 3 hours I spent playing the game (and the 3 I spent on the One version) and enjoyed playing about in the cars.