The first thing you need to know is that everyone can get this for free until April 10. There's no requirement to already own Forza Horizon 2 on either the Xbox One or the Xbox 360. Fast and Furious is a separate, standalone product. It's essentially Forza with added Ludacris and Nitrous.
Vehicles in the game include the 1998 Toyota Supra, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, 2012 Nissan GT-R, 1970 Plymouth Cuda, 2013 Jeep Wrangler, 2014 Maserati Ghibli S and 2015 Dodge Charger. The infamous, Dom Terretto 1970 Charger also makes an appearance.
Apart from the new theme, this is essentially regular old Forza Horizon 2 underneath. And that means it's one hell of a driving game. Same driving mechanics, same glorious environments, same incredible looking cars. Instead of trying to win it all at the Horizon festival (which, actually, you already did in this) you're tasked to 'collect' a shopping list of 10 different cars. Since this isn't GTA, you don't go out and steal them, you go out and win them. Racing for pinks.
The same challenges present in the main game are also present here. Speed traps, street races, even the mad showcase events where you find yourself racing something that isn't a car. The first we've seen in Forza Fast and Furious is you, in a Jeep Wrangler, against an Army Helicopter.
This is about as close as we're going to get to actually being in Fast and Furious, but it's a great experience and one we're already having a lot of fun with. The longevity of the game might not be comparable to the main title, but there seems plenty to do and plenty of achievements to unlocks. Better yet if you haven't yet played the main game, this can act like a very long demo, giving you a proper chance to burn some rubber before laying down your money.
Check out our first play video above and some more in-game shots below.
If you've already taken it for a spin yourself, be sure to jump into the comments below and tell us what you think!
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