You may not know it, but there's a little-known film called Fast and Furious 7 that's racing into cinemas next week. To celebrate, Turn10 have released Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion that's currently free to play in Forza Horizon 2 for a limited time on Xbox One and Xbox 360. It's free until April 10th where it will cost £7.99, and you don't even need to own Forza Horizon 2 to play it.
The expansion lets you get behind the wheel of the many star cars in Fast and Furious 7, from Dom's iconic 1970 Dodge Charger, the late Paul Walker's 1998 Toyota Supra, a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, a Bugatti Veyron SS and, er an armoured Jeep Wrangler. A few cars even make their debut in Forza Horizon 2, such as the Maserati Ghibli last seen in Forza Motorsport 4. Sadly the W Motors Lykan Hypersport didn't make it in, which seems like a missed opportunity given that it stars in one of Fast and Furious 7's most memorable stunts in a spectacular skyscraper jump.
Actor Ludacris reprises his film role as Tej Parker and narrates a series of challenges inspired by the film, in which your goal is to secure the ten available cars. Alternatively you can simply cruise freely around the pictureseque sights of Southern France, which is one of Forza Horizon 2's purest joys – around half the map is available in the expansion. The Fast and Furious expansion also introduces nitrous to the Forza Horizon series; a mainstay of the street races featured in the Fast and Furious films.
To be frank, in its current free state it plays like an extended demo for Forza Horizon 2 which happens to feature cars from Fast and Furious to cash-in on the film's release, but that's no bad thing if you haven't snapped up the full game yet. Still, at least it's better than the last Fast and Furious game; the farcical Fast and Furious Showdown.
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