Take a spin around Storm Island in Forza Horizon 2’s new expansion

take spin around storm island forza horizon 2s new expansion stormislandexpansion forzahorizon2 01 wm jpg
Storm Island, a new expansion for Forza Horizon 2, is now available for download on Xbox One. The downloadable content adds a brand new location, a variety of gameplay modes, and of course, a selection of new cars.

The eponymous island spices up the game’s southern European locale with some of the most extreme weather conditions ever seen in a Forza game. Raging tropical storms and blankets of thick fog add new elements of danger and excitement to your driving experience.

The expansion also adds 90 new events, including five new types of competitions. Rampage and Brawl are off-road races loaded with smashable objects. Extreme Cross Country and Cross Country Circuit increase the difficulty of the game’s cross country mode by taking advantage of Storm Island’s extreme terrain. Finally, Gauntlet presents the ultimate challenge with point-to-point night races set during the expansion’s wild storms.

Storm Island also comes packed with more of the existing content, adding new Playground arenas, Rival events, and Bucket List challenges. It wouldn’t be a Forza expansion if it didn’t also add some sweet rides to your garage. Storm Island includes five new vehicles, ranging from the classic, feisty 1982 Ford Fiesta XR2 to the rugged, off-roading 2014 Ford Ranger T6 Rally Raid.

Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island is available now to download from the Xbox Live Store on Xbox One. It costs $20 normally, or $10 for Horizon 2‘s VIP members.

Product Review

Get crafty as you scavenge your way through Far Cry New Dawn's wasteland

Far Cry New Dawn is more of an extension of Far Cry 5 than a full blown sequel. Its focus on crafting and building up the world makes it a great open world shooter and an overall rewarding experience.
Gaming

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.
Gaming

How do the revised Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles stack up?

Microsoft's new Xbox One S and Sony's PlayStation 4 "Slim" have bucked the generational gaming console trend. But which of these stopgap systems is worth spending your paycheck on?
Gaming

You can play these classic Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

The Xbox One supports backward compatibility with a growing library of Xbox 360 games. These are the best Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with Xbox One, including action games, shooters, and more.
Gaming

Kingdom Hearts 3 on Nintendo Switch reportedly never going to happen

Kingdom Hearts 3 for the Nintendo Switch will likely not happen, according to Game Informer's senior editor, Imran Khan. Square Enix is reportedly considering an alternative in bringing the franchise to the console.
Gaming

This list of PlayStation 4 exclusives puts its competitors to shame

The PlayStation 4's game library and incredible selection of exclusive games could make anyone with an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch think twice. Here's our list of the latest and greatest PS4 exclusives.
Gaming

Apex Legends dataminers discover upcoming characters and weapons

Dataminers have discovered code in Apex Legends that refers to characters named Octane and Wattson, and weapons named the Havoc Rifle and the L-Star EMG. Octane is believed to have a Stim Pack ability, while Wattson has the Tesla Trap.
Gaming

Bayonetta 3 still in the works, set to launch on Nintendo Switch this year

Bayonetta 3 was notably absent from the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, raising concerns that the game will be delayed. A Nintendo executive clarified that the Nintendo Switch exclusive remains on track for a 2019 release.
Gaming

Over 16,000 Apex Legends cheaters have already been banned by Respawn

Respawn Entertainment revealed that it has already banned over 16,000 cheaters in Apex Legends in the less than two weeks since its release. The developer may be working on an in-game feature to report cheaters.
Gaming

Get the most life out of your Xbox One controller with these tips

The Xbox One controller has fantastic battery life, but eventually your batteries will still die. To make it even better and ensure you never have to stop gaming, follow these tips.
Gaming

How you can share your best gaming moments with friends on the PS4

Check out Digital Trends' quick guide to everything you need to know to save your outstanding PlayStation 4 gameplay moments, share them online, and transfer them to your computer.
Gaming

A beginner’s guide to Far Cry New Dawn’s postapocalyptic Hope County

Far Cry New Dawn is yet another entry in Ubisoft's popular open world shooter franchise. But while it may feel quite similar in motion, the progression system is changed in a lot of ways. Our beginner's guide is here to help.
Gaming

Learn to scavenge like a pro with our Far Cry New Dawn crafting guide

Far Cry New Dawn revolves around the hunt -- the hunt for materials to craft new weapons, vehicles, and other useful items. It's easy to miss out on great opportunities to find new materials if you don't go off the beaten path.
Gaming

Here's our take on the best game-streaming services currently out there

You can still get your physical video game discs or cartridges at your local store or download games digitally, but another option is even more convenient: Game streaming. Here are the best game streaming services.