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Forza Motorsport (Italian for "Force", commonly referred to as Forza) is a popular and critically acclaimed series of racing simulation video games for the Xbox and Xbox 360 developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios.

Forza seeks to emulate the performance and handling characteristics of a large number of real-life production, modified and racing cars. Unlike the similar PlayStation franchise Gran Turismo, much more emphasis is placed on the modification and customisation of vehicles. Despite these differences, Forza is often seen as Microsoft's answer to Gran Turismo for the Xbox systems.

As of February 2010, the Forza games have sold around 10 million copies since the release of Forza Motorsport in May 2005.

Game historyEdit

The 'Forza Motorsport' series currently consists of four titles. The first game was released for the original Xbox, while the second, third and fourth are designed for the Xbox 360.


  • Track number shows only locations. There are multiple variations of almost every track.


Aggregate review scores As of January 26, 2012.

Title Year Released Platform Cars Tracks Sales
Forza Motorsport 2005 Xbox 231 17* 1,500,000
Forza Motorsport 2 2007 Xbox 360 349 15* 3,500,000
Forza Motorsport 3 2009 Xbox 360 500 25* Less than 4,000,000
Forza Motorsport 4 2011 Xbox 360 615+ 32 -
Forza Horizon 2012 Xbox 360 Unknown Unknown - Not Yet Released
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Forza Motorsport 92.96% 92%
Forza Motorsport 2 89.85% 90%
Forza Motorsport 3 92.13% 92%
Forza Motorsport 4 90.50% 91%

All four games in the series have been highly acclaimed by both critics and gamers. The first game sold 1.5 million copies, the second 3.5, and while official sales figures for the third are not readily available they are said to be less than 4 million by former Turn 10 employee Che Chou.