Exciting news everyone! Over the next four weeks, Gameplanet is partnering with Pandora to bring you a series of playlists we hope will pump up your gaming experience. We've hand-picked songs which we feel fit extra-well when paired with upcoming games, but don't worry if you don't have the relevant game to jam – these tunes are just as good when you are washing the dishes, doing some study, cuddling your dog, or simply trying to impress the neighbours with our immaculate* music taste. (*YMMV)

Listen to our Forza Horizon 3 playlist now

We built this week's list with Forza Horizon 3 – out now on Xbox One and Windows – in mind. Set in Australia, Horizon 3 is one of the most visually lush, expansive, and entertaining arcade racing experiences ever created. Its no surprise, then, that it comes with an expansive soundtrack, but there's one problem: there's very little Aussie or Kiwi music in there!

That's why our semi-curated Forza Horizon 3 Pandora playlist exists: to mix in some local flavour for when you are drifting around hairpins, gunning it into the sunset, or swerving to avoid a kangaroo and stacking it in a gorge somewhere. Everyone knows a great driving song when they hear one, and we think we’ve captured that feeling across our list – so much so, we feel this is a great set to blast while you fang it IRL as well as in-game. Just try to keep your foot off the floor! There are a classics you’ll recognise both old and new, but these songs are anything but the middle of the road.

As a starting week bonus, for this week’s playlist only, we’re allowing Pandora’s AI brain to shuffle in some related artists and songs to showcase the app’s peerless recommendation engine. Because that’s what Pandora does best: learns what you enjoy and gives you more of it. Discover awesome new artists, and your new favourite songs!

Listen to our Forza Horizon 3 playlist now

So, what are you waiting for? Start your virtual engine and hit play, or download the mobile app, grab your keys, and hit the road! Just be sure to check out our other game-themed playlists coming out each week this month thanks to Pandora. Happy listening!

Start your virtual engine and hit play, or download the mobile app, grab your keys, and hit the road!