The 2000’s was such a great decade to be a fan of racing games. With the release of very popular racing titles such as Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec for the PlayStation 2 along with Racing Grid on the PS3 the world also got to witness the inception of the Forza Motorsport series in 2005. The Forza Motorsport series is generally seen one of Gran Turismo’s main competitors in the genre of racing and is considered to be one of the best games that one can play one both the Xbox and the Xbox 360 consoles. When Turn 10 Studios developed the original Forza Motorsport game for the very first Xbox console many people were impressed by the in game mechanics it included. The realism in Forza Motorsport was one of the few things that added to the appeal of this game overall. During races exterior damage was visible depending on how on performed during races similar to something you would see in a Gran Theft Auto game. Also, Forza Motorsport had various game modes to choose from including Arcade, Career, Multiplayer, Time Trial and Free Run along with online gameplay through Xbox Live which made the gaming experience even more exciting.
The Career Mode in Forza Motorsport seemed very fun because not only did players have the ability to unlock new cars can various race tracks they also got level up as the game progressed while developing new relationships with various car manufactures from different countries around the world. Also, the customization feature in Forza Motorsport allowed players to get very creative when it came down to decorating the exterior of their vehicles. When customizing their cars players can change the color scheme while adding other parts to their vehicles such as rims for their tires. When players select their cars they are generally presented with a brief set of statistics regarding a particular vehicle including Speed, Accel, Brake Corner, and Rarity. Along with having a brief set of statistics for each car players are shown what type of vehicle they decide to choose along with year it was made. For anyone who is a huge fan of racing games Forza Motorsport is one of the coolest racing series out there next to the Gran Turismo series. Even though, the original Forza Motorsport game is probably not considered the best in the series it was still a very fun game to play during the mid to late 00’s.