Free ‘Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious’ Available For Xbox, Grab It While It Stays That Way

That Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious racing sim that Microsoft previously teased finally arrived Friday for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The stand-alone expansion is free for a limited time, so you may want to download it sooner rather than later. It’s actually pretty good too, as far as movie cross-promotions go.

The Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is available to download for free from the Xbox Marketplace and Xbox Store until April 10. It will cost $9.99 for both consoles once that date line is crossed. Owning Forza Horizon 2 is not required in any shape, form, or fashion.

The Furious 7 cross-promotion comes with a section of the map from Forza Horizon 2 that is set in Nice and Saint-Martin, France. There are also 10 cars that can be unlocked in the game, including the iconic 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, 2012 Nissan GT-R, and even an armored 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

As far as what to do, there are 16 races to participate in along with two showdown events given in a mission-style format meant to recruit you to the Fast & Furious crew. One of these missions includes a race against an attack helicopter. All of this is guided by Tej Parker from the movies, voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

All of this should take approximately three hours to complete and comes with Achievements worth 1,000 Gamerscore points. For those Achievement Hunters who own both the Xbox One and Xbox 360, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is an extremely quick and easy way to rack up 2,000 Gamerscore points.

What’s not included is some of the fancier Forza Horizon 2 features. You won’t be able to tune your car, change parts, or paint. But, that’s all fine for what is essentially a free demo.

As I wrote earlier, this is an interesting cross-promotion between the movie and video game car franchises. On the one hand, it helps promote the April 3 release of the Furious 7 movie. On the other hand, it gets more Xbox players to try out Forza Horizon 2 and possibly purchase the full game. That’s probably worth the cost of offering it free for two weeks. It quite possibly serves as a better demo for the game than the actual demo.

Have you tried Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious yet? What do you think of the cross-promotion? Sound off in the comments below.

[Images via Xbox Wire]