[edit] Background

Forza Motorsport 3 is the third game in the Forza series and follows the traditional racing gameplay seen in the previous games; it was developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 in 2009. A Windows 10 version of the game has been confirmed but no release date has been provided yet.

The Career Mode puts the player in control of a newcomer to the racing world who has big dreams; the mode is spread across a wide range of events and races where the player needs to win or get a good place to earn points and money. Earning points allows the player to unlock new events as they push to reach the World Championship. Money is used to purchase new car pieces and to upgrade current pieces of the car.

[edit] Gameplay

Driving is controlled in a similar fashion to the previous games; the player directly controls the game with buttons for accelerating, turning, drifting, reversing and braking.

Players have a large number of options to select from in the menu such as quick races, multiplayer, time trials and events. Unlike the previous games, events are found in the “Go Race” menu option; the events are formed of several races and are split into different racing categories to display their difficulty. Some events also place car restrictions which are color coded to make them obvious to players.

Multiplayer works through Xbox Live where up to eight players can race in a single instance; the rules of the race can be adjusted by the players to create different types of events such as classic races or drag races.

[edit] Whats new

For the first time in the series, the player is able to control the car using an in-car driving view that allows them to sit in the drivers seat; it also features an assisted driving mode where the player only needs to press one button to direct the car. Changes have also been made to allow cars to drift and roll with detailed undercarriages for the first time; drag racing has also been added to the game in the form of special events.

Stock cars have been added to the game which form the basis of the vehicles; each car can also be fully upgraded now to make them unique to the player.

[edit] Features

Career Mode – Take on the main campaign and race to win the World Championship

Events – Select from a wide range of events and different races to earn money and points

Customization – Build the perfect car by upgrading the different parts and buying new pieces

Multiplayer – Race against other players online with up to 8 players per race

[edit] Players liked:

  • Great multiplayer options
  • Hundreds of car combinations
  • Nice tracks

[edit] Players didn't like:

  • Weak AI
  • Small Career mode bug that prevents car restrictions on races

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XBL Deal of the Week focuses on Forza 3

Car and track packs 40 percent off

Aug 02, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 0 comments
Forza 3 "Summer Velocity Car Pack" bundles 10 new autos

Late model cars to speed around with

Jun 08, 2010, by Dany Argueta | 1 comment
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Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3 still king

May 26, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 3 comments
First batch of new Forza Motorsport 3 autos available now

Some free, more next month

Nov 17, 2009, by Dany Argueta | 1 comment
Automotive celeb stars in new Forza Motorsport 3 video

Custom car designer RJ De Vera highlights new features in Forza 3

Sep 18, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 4 comments
Forza Motorsport 3 screens detail pre-order and LCE goodies

Plus more cars than you can shake a stick at

Aug 06, 2009, by Lydia Sung | 1 comment

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Release Dates
  • North America: Oct 27, 2009
  • Japan: Oct 22, 2009
  • Europe: Oct 23, 2009
  • Australia: Oct 23, 2009
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