Tour de France 2016

I have to be honest and say that I don’t really follow the cycling sport, before playing this game I couldn’t even say one single name from a Tour de France cyclist. My interest for this sport became much higher after playing Tour de France 2016, the game isn’t for everyone but it¬†surprised me quite hard. Please read on and check out why Tour de France 2016 is worth buying!

THE GOOD!

  • Managing energy and attacking at the right times or laying back a little and travel with the¬†peloton. Both are really important while playing Tour de France 2016, finding the right balance between your cycling style is a challenging but fun process.
  • Having more than 150 riders on screen is really impressive,¬†visually the game isn’t mind blowing but its good enough to really enjoy the¬†environments.
  • Playing as a team and having to give team instructions makes Tour de France 2016 a very¬†strategic game. It always makes you second-guess your game plans, should I attack now? Should I stay in the Peloton? Will I have enough energy to attack this climb? All the different things you have to consider makes it a very fun brain challenge.
  • Tour de France fans will be happy to see some familiar recreated places.¬† Ventoux,¬†Mont Saint-Miche or the beatiful¬† Champs Elys√©es. You can all experience it in Tour de France 2016.
  • You can play with your friend in co-op play, on one screen. The game suffers from a few frame rate issues while playing this mode but its really fun and something totally different than your usual Killer Instinct or Fifa match.

THE BAD!

  • Stages can be very long, forcing you to play for 30 minutes and more. I can imagine that not everyone will enjoys this.
  • Very repetitive

Conclusion

Score: 75% | Tour de France 2016 is a game that all cycling fans should buy, even for players like me, that aren’t really into the cycling sport, Tour de France 2016 is still a fun and pretty unique game for Xbox One. I have to¬†applaud the developers making this game challenging and fun, who thought riding a stage for 300 KM would be¬†something you could enjoy?