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Having already reviewed Forza Horizon 3, you’ll know that we here at TheEffect.Net HQ are big fans of the game but this latest piece of DLC really adds to the overall package. Pairing the fantastic visuals and well-honed controls of the original game to the mad and frantic racetrack structures and wacky cars of Hot Wheels makes this DLC a fantastic offering for fans of both franchises.



Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels takes players to six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks – positioned hundreds of feet in the air – made up of your childhood favourite track parts like the loops, corkscrews, and more.



The DLC also includes an all-new campaign which tasks you with completing events on your way towards the ultimate stunt-driving test, an epic Grand Finale taking place on the massive new Hot Wheels Goliath circuit.



You can also play around with the new Stunt Swap feature which lets you modify stunt track sections and share them with your friends to try out. There’s also the brand new Playground Arena to test out and you can do so with 10 new cars including classic Hot Wheels rides such as the 1969 Twin Mill.

One thing I really like about the DLC is the attention to detail Playground Games and the guys at Mattel have from brought to the table. Underneath the huge orange tracks, you can see the connecting pieces holding the whole thing together. In inclusion of gigantic boost pads that rocket your car of head-spinning jumps are the stuff of childhood dreams. They’ve even included an enormous animatronic T-Rexes that are randomly plopped amongst the madness of the spiraling tracks which adds to the overall craziness of this DLC.



Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels adds a level of manic and childlike fun to what was already one of the best arcade racers of this generation. One YouTube commenter sums up how I feel about the whole thing by simply saying “Forza just gave me something I didn’t even know I wanted!”



Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. It is available now as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Expansion Pass or as a standalone purchase for €19.99.


John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.

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