Forza Horizon 5, Rally Adventure – Review

Forza Horizon 5 which I’ve enjoyed for the longest period of time and was my favourite racing game since its launch it has been updated in the last few weeks with the latest expansion pack. If you recall the initial expansion pack that was released for the game came with Hot Wheels. The content was released we were racing on a brand-new Hot Wheels themed map, using the same vehicles that had the same theme. This content introduced also a fresh progression system. This is the same system is applied to Rally Adventure. This time, however, we get rally-themed content rather than Hot Wheels. Before you ask I’ll tell you immediately that rallying in this game that is a mix of arcade and simulation is pretty useless.

It was a bit odd to me to me that Forza Horizon 5 was reorientated towards rallies-like races. The rally games stay within their own genres track racing games stay in their own world, and open-world racing games like this kind remain inside themselves. This is due to the fact that different genres can’t be mixed within these types of games. In order to enjoy a great rally experience, proper racing mechanics and a racing feeling must be provided the opportunity, however when playing Rally Adventure, only the interface for the user is slightly like rally. The guy in the helicopter up the hill is reading the route just like the co-drivers in rally. Naturally, we have to keep track of time But none of this is like the rally.

The route reading system used in Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure is actually good, however you can still view the route on the minimap and also on the road. Yes, it’s possible to switch them off and only focus on the route’s information but regardless of whether you choose to do this, the race is much more like the dirt race in Forza Horizon 5 rather than an actual rally. I loved racing against the clock however, it was actually more fun than the time trial race as these races could be played later using several vehicles, like the traditional Forza Horizon race. It’s hard to create the experience we experienced from the race distinctive. Beyond the races, there’s additional classic racing, speed and drift zones in the updated map.

Another issue in Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure is that even though it’s an expansion pack that is themed around rally there are only two vehicles that make you feel like you are in a rally. Therefore, 10 cars are added to the game, however 8 of these are off-road cars. The Hoonigan Volkswagen Baja 1973 Beetle Class 5/1600 “Scumbug” and the new 2001 Ford #4 Ford Focus RS are modeled after an Rally car. One of the latest cars include that of 2022, the Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum. Other vehicles are, unfortunately, not appear to be brand modern in the game, and are huge disappointment. I believe that Hot Wheels added much better vehicles to the game.

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Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure focuses on the thrill of adventure, not rally feeling

As I said before, Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure is played with the latest progression system. The system is like the one that is available by Hot Wheels. This time, there are three different development lanes within the game. They are separated by race type and not the speed of this race. The Raptor team is focused on dirt races, while the Grit Reapers team concentrates on night rallies, while The Apex Predators team is focused in asphalt-based rallies. Similar to Hot Wheels the game, there are separate missions to each of the teams in this pack and you must reach the highest stage by completing these challenges. As you progress and unlock new games, new ones are available.


If not the rally-like experience that is offered by Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure, at least I enjoy the story. Of course there’s nothing much story to be told however, progress system is perfect in my opinion. I found myself motivated very quickly without having to finish all of the tasks of each team, and earn the highest amount of points. In reality, I completed the expansion pack in completeness within 2 days. Hot Wheels was also, according to me, perfect in their progress method. The development team is currently working on the latest expansion pack which hasn’t changed much so as not to add numerous flaws in this perfect game. Additionally, I loved the map, as well as progress system.

Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure, you know, does not play on the main island that the games takes place on. To play this rally adventure it is a journey to a brand-new map named Sierra Nueva. The more exciting and vibrant the map displayed with Hot Wheels is, the higher quality and style the map will be. Six regions are in this map and nearly every region is equipped with its own feature. For instance, every plant within Palm Forest can be broken. Sand Dunes also comes with new techniques for sand splashes. Even without these features I believe this map is quite nice It’s as if it’s an add-on to main map. The map is only just a quarter of the size it is the primary map.

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Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure is also a rally-themed mechanics to the game’s base. They are known in the game as “anti-lag turbo” and “launch control”. In short the first one, it allows you to exhaust with a lot of force, while the second one allows the car to be started at the ideal speed. Both features are completely up to you “launch control” can be switched off or on in the settings section. Another feature is able to be added to cars that have an altered system. Beyond that there are some other advancements such as smaller tire sizes however they are not worthy of being mentioned. Content creators can benefit from there is the Rally Adventure kit is added to the EventLab section.

I would suggest that you prepare yourself for a major loss in the beginning.

Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure actually suffers from one of its most significant issues with regard to creativeness. This means that we’ve got a totally new content, however, there’s nothing that’s innovative or has a unique look. Like I mentioned before the map appears as if it’s an add-on to the main game’s decision. This isn’t an affirmative comment. The team behind the development seems to have created the expansion pack using assets from the game’s main. The game is expensive and artificially increased. It’s not even anywhere near Hot Wheels. In addition the expansion pack doesn’t have the rally experience, and the fact is, as I’ve stated numerous times, there’s not any decent rally car selection.

Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure should have finished the game’s weaknesses according to my view. Thus, Hot Wheels took a more imaginative route, which is fine however, this new content should focus on the weaknesses. We could also see an image of a large city or land area could be given more attention. For instance the mechanics of sliding on ice and water were first introduced by Hot Wheels. There’s nothing brand that is new in the way of driving of this pack. This is why rally races are the same like dirt races on the mainland. The gameplay is identical. It’s the most enjoyable thing that the four grand final races included in the expansion, that has the word “Rally” in it is “cross-country” style.

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If you enjoy the basic gameplay of Forza Horizon 5 and you have already bought the ticket that provides you with all expansion packs, then by all means download this content and begin playing. It took me 3 days despite trying to complete 100% of the content slow. The expansion pack is able to be finished within a few days at a normal speed. If you don’t have an expansion pack tickets I would suggest staying clear of the content. If you’re looking to invest money in this game, you should consider the expansion pack known as Hot Wheels. Rally Adventure is a huge disappointment. It doesn’t even recognize who it is that people should draw attention to; it doesn’t offer any relevant content.

Rally Adventure was the last paid content available for Forza Horizon 5. From today Forza Horizon 5 will continue to have seasonal content, however the content will not extend beyond the latest cars, and we’ve been aware of this for a long time. It is a bit sad I am sad to see that Playground Games team said goodbye to this popular game, that had such poor content. I’m guessing that I’ll play this game for another few months before I move to it on a regular basis in the near future, particularly when the brand new Forza Motorsport game comes out. The presentation of this game was extremely successful however, the seasonal content and expansion packs didn’t meet what I expected from them. Hot Wheels wasn’t bad, however, Rally Adventure was another bad one.

Forza Horizon 5, Rally Adventure - Review

Not Worth Playing! - 5.3


Not Good!

The expansion pack features a rally theme however, without the rally car. Rally races don't create a rally feel.

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Ayse is an actress who writes reviews for the Games.

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