“Forza Motorsports 3” game review


Gameplay shot by Alex Rossi

The graphics in Forza Motorsports 3 mimic the Scion xD’s architecture.

Alex Rossi, Staff Writer

Exclusively for the Xbox 360, “Forza Motorsports 3” is a true successor for the series as it includes 400 different modeled cars that the player can choose from. No matter what difficulty level or handling setting, there are plenty of options available at the player’s disposal.  

To begin your long racing career, first choose a car with limited funds. I recommend buying the Scion xD. Career mode is split into seasons, with each season a world championship in which the player can compete in several different races. One thing career mode cannot do is to choose which championships you’re entered into, so the player starts with relatively slow cars early on. Championship races are generally two to three weeks apart and every championship race the game makes, the player chooses other shorter series of races.

With your newly bought car, I recommend testing your cars before you use them. None of the cars in “Forza Motorsports 3” handle poorly, and all are delivered to the personal garage with re-imagined interiors. There are cars that will suit your driving style better than others, so try to take advantage of the new quick upgrade option that optimizes the car for the class of competition the players wants to compete in. In career mode, the player is only able to use cars they own, but every car in the game is available on default for use in single races, hot lap events and multiplayer.

“Forza Motorsport 3” is a fast paced racing game that not only allows a simulation-style racing game it gives players a nostalgia for arcade racing games. Players will have fun playing it and creates a strong sense of adrenaline for players along the way. If you have an interest in racing games like Hydro Thunder or are new to racing games, welcome to the “Forza Motorsport 3” owners’ club. Enjoy the ride of thrills and chills.

The Parkway West Pathfinder gives “Forza Motorsports 3” a 9/10.