24 Games until Xmas is our special feature to build up to the end of the year, however that is not all.
Each member of staff was asked to provide their top twenty four games of the year; we have taken this list and will reveal a game each day until December 24, at which point we will unveil our number one game of the year.
There are some fantastic titles on the way and when the final game is revealed, that’s where you come in.
Once the number one game has been revealed we will then create a poll with all 24 games and ask you to vote on your own personal game of the year, this poll will run from December 24 until January 2nd, at which point we will announce the ShopToNews readers Game of The Year 2011.
We hope you are enjoying counting down our best 24 games of the year with us and if you have just joined us then make sure you check out the other games in the list.
Here’s the next…
17 games until Xmas – Forza 4
Last year was the year of GT, that is without question, this year was the turn of Forza to step up and take the crown. Forza 4 is one of the most impressive driving experiences that we have played, it has a system that caters to the amateur to the professional driver and integrates the depth of upgrade system that the Need for Speed spin-off series, Shift established so well.
The strength of driving and gameplay mechanics isn’t the only thing that makes this the one and only driving game on our list of the year, but also the visuals are beyond extraordinary. You can see that true love and attention has gone into every car, they all look different and they have that hand polished look that you can only get after a car just drops from the showroom. The game even has a mode that allows you to stare at the cars and enjoy the pleasures of playing with a car without having to visit your local car dealer.
For petrolheads this is the game for you. GT5 has the class, but Forza combines it with pure fun and some amazing views. The opening race is so amazing that you really are glad that you’re not on the clock.
To see a more in-depth analysis of the game, and our thoughts on it, click here to read our review. You can order Forza 4 from ShopTo with or without a wheel.
Do you own Forza 4? Have you played it or are you considering it? Let us know in the comments field below.