With a score of 91, Forza Horizon 5 is now the highest-rated new release of 2021 on Metacritic
It has overtaken the likes of It Takes Two, Deathloop, and Monster Hunter Rise.
Microsoft has received a lot of heat over the last decade for its exclusive content. Due to this many would perhaps be surprised that the highest-rated game of the year on Metacritic comes from its catalogue of first-party titles. The game we're talking about is, of course, Forza Horizon 5, a gorgeous new racer set within the varied environment of Mexico.
Of course, critical acclaim isn't exactly new for the Forza Horizon franchise. Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One has an identical score as the latest outing, and the fourth entry in the series even outranks its completely with a total of 92.