When it comes to driving games most people fall into one of two camps – Forza or Gran Turismo*. Personally I prefer the latter, mainly because I’ve owned both a PS2 and a PS3 and never felt the need to buy an Xbox as well. Mind you, I very nearly switched allegiance when I got fed up of waiting for Gran Turismo 5.
While I might be a GT fan, that doesn’t mean I’m blind to the fact that Forza is also a damned good racing sim. Just like Gran Turismo it gives you access to hundreds of dream cars recreated in stunning detail, and allows you to tear up the tarmac on a great variety of tracks.
If you’re a member of the Forza camp you’ll be getting all frothy mouthed at the prospect of the next chapter in the series, the not-so-surprisingly titled Forza 4. So far we know very little about what new features this game will bring, other than the cover car is the Ferrari 458 Italia.
However, if you haven’t yet sampled the delights of the Xbox’s finest racing game you should get your virtual ass over to Amazon and grab yourself a bargain. I’ve just seen the Ultimate Edition of Forza 3 is on sale for only £17.99!
That really is cheap when you consider that you could spend hour upon hour upon hour racing, buying new cars and tweaking their setup on some fantastic tracks. Don’t forget that this is the Ultimate Edition, so that means you get all of the downloadable extras included, taking the total number of cars to over 500 and the number of different track layouts to over 100.
* Yes, I do accept that other driving games are available but very few are worthy contenders to these two. Argue below, if you must.