You may have noticed recently that you received five free Super Wheelspins in Forza Horizon 5, and if you're not sure of the reason for the generous gift, it's because the game has been crowned IGN's Game of the Year 2021!

The game joined a long list of incredible nominees, and impressively managed to beat them all:

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Hitman 3
  • Inscryption
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

In the video you see above, Playground Games had the following to say about winning the award:

"Thank you so much, this absolutely means the world to us. Congratulations to everyone on the Playground [Games] team. This team has poured so much into this game over the last three years."

Better yet, FH5 also won Best Console Exclusive, Best Racing Game, and Noteworthy Achievement in Accessibility!

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