Review: Forza Horizon VIP Membership
Everyone loves the VIP treatment right? Well if you are a Forza Horizon fan who didn’t bother with the Limited Collectors Edition of the game, you can now pick yourself up the VIP Membership on Xbox Live. Suit up, today we are going through to the roped area….
The VIP membership, costing 800 Microsoft Points, offers players a host of perks, including exclusive in-game content, new in-game functionality, and special recognition within the Forza community. First off we’ll look at the cars since they are fairly fundamental to the game. You’ll receive five cars featuring some of the rarest high-performance exotics in the world, starting us off with the 2012 Audi R8 GT Spyder. This all-wheel super car is a great racer, it doesn’t seem to care about how fast you are going because of its ability to stick to the road, it’s already won plenty of races and I’ve earned myself plenty of style points along the way.
Ever fancied having your socks blown off by pure speed? Step forward the 2011 Koenigsegg Agera – This car packs in a 940 horsepower twin-turbo 5-liter V8) with a top speed of 260mph, I won’t lie, I managed about 230mph before my eyes started to bleed. What a great car to drive on the open road, pretty hard to handle though!
Now I get to talk about the best looking car in Forza Horizon hands down, the 2011 Lamborhini Sesto Elemento – Sesto elemento is Italian for “sixth element;” if you don’t have a periodic table nearby, that’s carbon, and this car is covered in it. Not only does it look good but it drives well too, it’s certainly worth some of your hard-earned credits.
The next car on the list is a work of art, the 2012 Pagani Huayra – The Huayra has been a long time in the making; designer Horacio Pagani began work on the car in 2003. But, like all works of art – automotive or otherwise – true beauty takes time. It’s a slightly tougher car to handle but not as difficult as the Koenigsegg.
The final car, the 2011 RUF Rt 12 R caught me by surprise, it’s nothing to special to look at but when I took it on the same stretch of road as the Koenigsegg it beat my speed camera record, definitely a car worth adding to your collection.
The VIP membership isn’t all about the cars though, you get a snazzy little icon next to your gamertag on the Forza website as well as in the leaderboards, plus you get to take part in custom-made Rivals Events exclusive to VIPs. One thing that has never really interested me in any of the Forza games was user-generated content. If it is your thing then the VIP Membership caters for you too in the form of an expanded storefront. VIP members receive additional slots for their content such as photographs, vinyl groups & designs. You’ll also get more gallery space so you can store an additional two videos or “Big Shot” images in your MyForza gallery.
If you are a big fan of Horizon then this is worth looking into, the cars alone are worth the 800 Microsoft Points (though you’ll still need a good few million credits in-game to actually drive them) and the extra VIP benefits round things off nicely. Add this one to you list!
Review: Forza Horizon VIP Membership Results
What we liked:
Some of the best cars in the game to drive
VIP extras are good
At 800 MS points it's great value
What we disliked:
Still need to amass credits in-game to actually own the cars