Winner: Forza Motorsport 6
Forza fully took advantage of the new generation of hardware this year when delivering Forza Motorsport 6. As a result, it was a beautiful racing game, and one that built upon the core strengths of the franchise. It had a wealth of cars, game modes, tuning options, and difficulty settings. While that may have been expected by many players, its improved handling model and genre-leading rain effects came as a welcomed surprise. Furthermore, it delivered a massive package that was the simple biggest leap in delivery for the genre since Gran Turismo 3, and that's all a car enthusiast could ever hope for.