Forza Street

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Forza Street
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This one hell of a cash grab deserved to be thrown out in the streets.
Genre(s): Racing
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows
Android
iOS
Release: April 15, 2019
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Developer(s): Electric Square
Publisher(s): Xbox Game Studios
Series: Forza
Predecessor: Forza Horizon 4 (2018)
Successor: Forza Horizon 5 (2021)

Forza Street was a mobile racing video game developed by Electric Square and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is the twelfth overall title of the Forza series, and the first entry that's not part of either the main Motorsport or Horizon series.

Why It's Thrown Out in the Streets

  1. Poor gameplay in a similar vein to CSR Racing 2, but instead of controlling when to shift gears, you control when to brake and accelerate at a corner. You never get to control the steering of a car.
  2. Micro-transactions galore, as expected of F2P games.
  3. It's far from being an actual Forza installment, and it somehow has less gameplay than even Need for Speed: No Limits!
  4. This game's size is way too large even by mobile devices' standards. It is even unacceptable given the simplistic gameplay and outdated graphics. It should be noted that it runs on Unreal Engine, which takes up absurd amounts of storage space on mobile devices regardless.
  5. Lackluster graphics that look more like a 7th gen game, despite running on Unreal Engine 4.
  6. The environment was extremely repetitive, with all of the races taking place around the same four tracks.
  7. False advertising: The Xbox YouTube channel published the announcement trailer video; it doesn't show the release date and the game was (never) even released on the Xbox consoles.
  8. Lackluster car list too, with many popular brands like Jaguar, Subaru, Ferrari, etc. missing!
    • Besides that, you cannot even buy your own car. Instead, they are obtainable by cards which are basically loot boxes.
    • And there's even two oddities; How could the developers manage to add in the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air from the main Motorsport and Horizon series, and the 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 between last seen in Forza Motorsport 4, and before Forza Horizon 5?
  9. Always-online DRM, which is common in most types of modern free-to-play games.
  10. The camera angle can be atrocious at times, when both you and your opponents are passing through a corner at the same time, the camera may be positioned in such a way that the cars block the view of the racing line, preventing you from judging the ideal moment to brake/accelerate.
  11. Forza Street servers had shut down on April 11, 2022. Since it requires a mandatory login (a DRM), this game is technically unplayable.
  12. The game was basically Miami Street, but it is renamed to Forza Street and replaced Miami Street billboards with Forza billboards.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. The soundtrack is good.

Reception

Forza Street has been poorly received overall, with a strong negative reception due to the fans and critics being upset about the game not being released for the Xbox One, excessively large bytes on mobile devices, overly simplistic gameplay and microtransactions.

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