Forza Motorsport 7 vs Project Cars 2 vs GT Sport: Petrolheads are spoilt this year with three of the biggest names releasing new entries. Which is the best?
It will come down to Forza and Project Cars. GT Sport does not look nearly as good as the others.
GT Sport for me.
As a racing fan, I will likely get all three.
I generally really enjoy most racing games. I'll likely pick up Forza but I'm sure I'll get GT so I can use my new PSVR!
The entire reason GT Sports exists because it's officially recognized by FIA. You race and you can actually win an FIA trophy. That's why it's mostly MP because you have to race against other people. Now who's going to get GT Sports is completely a different thing. I'm skipping PC2 because I'm only interested in Formula cars and the career... PC1 was horrible with AI. They were all homicidal. I'm surprised I finished started from Formula C and went all the way to A in spite of the horrible AI. I'll wait for a year to get PC2 when the price comes down. Having said that I don't know if I will get GT Sports... I'll probably be ranked 564327. lol. I picked up F1 2016 only a couple of months back because I was getting 70% off. Won't even be looking at F1 2017. Frankly I just have too much of backlog starting with TLG so racing games are going to take a backseat.
@darthv72 Same. I'm so happy forza came to PC! I was torn between getting an xbox one x and an gaming pc, but they made the choice for me. I was going to pass on Pcars because the first one was rubbish, but the positive reviews are looking promising. As for gtsport... I've been hooked since the beta and that was without all of the cars & tracks, scapes, customization, livery editor, and it didn't look and sound as it does in the current build. As a racing sim fan, and car fanatic, I am in heaven... my social life is about to non-existent.
I would have said the same, but I'm really disappointed in the lack of a traditional career mode. What they state is their new career mode doesn't appeal to me, as it sounds like an extended version of the license tests of old GT games, which were my least favorite part of the game. Plus, I'm not that fussed about online play, so that aspect doesn't appeal to me. And I'm one of the biggest GT fans on this site. Absolutely love the series as a whole. And I've been accused of being a Sony fan boy. but I can't get behind GT:S. Such a disappointment, because I was really looking forward to it with PSVR, and maybe a new racing wheel set up. Maybe they'll eventually include a proper career mode and I'll change my mind. Apparently all the AI is there for having an actual race. Seems rather simple to apply that to a progressive leveled career mode.
For me as a PlayStation owner it stood between GT Sport and Project Cars 2. But I just came home from my friend who bought Project Cars 2 and after trying it hands on I decided to stick with my GT Sport pre-order. PC2 was great but it wasn't giving me that same nice feeling that the GT Sport Beta did, and I know alot of things have improved after that Beta ended so I wait until 18th Oct when GT sport releases here. That doesn't mean I can't sneak over to my friends house and take a few cars for a spin in Project Cars 2 and vice versa after I get GT Sport ;)
Was there any controller lag with pcars 2?
@Dee_91 We used a steering wheel (Thrustmaster T300 RS EU) and it felt really smooth for 95% or so, but I think the little micro stutters we could see and feel was videostutter, not caused by the wheel, that could be solved with a gamepatch. Because that was mainly during starts with alot of cars grouped up. As the races went on it felt really smooth overall. So that's probably an optimization thing. The very little time I played with a dualshock wasn't enough to judge anything by, but spontaneously it didn't feel just as smooth as with the steering wheel, but that's probably just because I have always prefered a wheel since I bought one myself and got used to it ;) My friend has an original PS4 but sadly he bought the game digitally so I can't just borrow it and try it out on my Pro just like that, but if possible I try convincing him to come over and download it on my system so we can try it out. But don't hold your breath, he's usually not so happy seeing games look much better on my PS4 Pro because his wife think after console, VR, Farpoint with rifle and whatnot, hes gaming budget is on hold hehe ;)
Comparing GT Sport beta and Project Cars 2 if you are using a controller, stick to GT Sport, it feels much better and precise, if you want a career mode, go Project Cars 2, just be prepared for some twitchty handling (and weird penalty system). I have PC2 for the single player but will get GT Sport for MP races as I have a feeling the GT Sport community will be a better online driving community (less ramming etc)
You never know, GT Sport can surprise. I think we might see a tough race between the 3
GT Sport is going after the online audience who like to race properly, I imagine there will be quite a few good player hitting that one.
Between GT and Forza, it just boils down to which system you own. Between Project cars and Forza, they both look very nice, but I think Forza will have a solid edge it the looks department. It will come down to how authentic they seem to handle and how fun and engaging the events are.
pc2 has more photo realistic look where forza looks god but oversaturated
Ummm does that make GT less fun?
I choose GT and once it becomes cheaper I will also get PC2.
Glasses are needed for this one
Forza will always be my first choice, but GT looks really good. To say it doesn't look "nearly" as good is coming off kinda trollish. All three look fantastic. Good time to be a racing fan!
Not really. pc2 and F7 are much better graphical showcases because they are featuring on stronger hardware. Nothing there to fret about.
@ bigpappy I've looked at footage of all 3, and they all look great. Although I think F7 looks best, it's minimal. To say GT sport doesn't look NEARLY as good is trolling. Sorry, that's not an objective view and is said to get a reaction.
At this stage, Gran Turismo Sport's lighting system is incredible and is what gives it its signature look - and it so happens that they've done so much better done there than Turn 10 have with Forza 7's lighting, which looks flat and dull by comparison. Of course, the other games don't have VR integration on console, so I'll be enjoying that.
Haha, come on man, don’t even go there.
So you have an xbox, got it.
Didn't like Project cars 2, and I don't have xbox one, so it's Gt Sport for me
Got this feeling GT Sport will sustain the duration of PS4, and we won't see GT7 till PS5.
Well that would suck if true. Plus it breaks the trend of 2 GT games per console cycle. Then again sony already threw a wrench in the mix when they released the pro so.... yeah.
Do you also think that Microsoft threw a wrench into the works with the Xbox One X (terrible name...they should have stuck with Scorpio)? I'm asking honestly. I'm not trying to come off as a jerk in any kind of way.
Perhaps, sage but since this comment is about GT I really cant say.
They will release GT7 on PS4. If anything GT7 will end up on PS5 as well.
I'd be fine with that if they include a proper career mode at some point. I can easily play a GT game for 2-3 years.
Project Cars 2 here to win
GT SPORT and Forza 7 looks stunning and project cars 2 should not be even compared to those Two. WTF where they doing in slightly mad?!?! Graphics are horrible
So graphics are the be all and end all ? The truth is that's the only thing most people will pay attention to when it comes to online comparisons. Graphics are not the most important. Besides, Project Cars has a lot more going on than those two. Dynamic Time of day and weather, fully 3d vegetation (maybe this was a wrong decision though) and a whole lot of environmental simulation that the other two don't do. Forza has some weather, but still static Time of Day. All that pretty lighting doesn't come for free you see. GTSport has static lighting and no weather at all. Infact they even stated that the static lighting allowed for better lighting quality. It's always a compromise. It's a big difference. PCars 2 has to handle so much more because it's this dynamic.
Gt sport does have weather, just not dynamic weather like gt 5 and 6, also the lighting is still dynamic, its just at a fixed time instead of going through changes during the race.
Forza drives the same since I don't know when. Same game shinier each year. Still arcade and probably will always be. Sure pretty, but if the XBO can run this in 60fps @ 1080p than you know why. GT always had the best physics. For the best or the worst. Didn't always improve, I'd say, but still the most authentic car handling - where each car actually feels different, even the sucky ones. PC2 is a nice alternative. Haven't driven it, unfortunately but would want to give it a go. As a PC gamer of course that is a game which pulls of dynamic weather and supports the Pro and includes some real courses; and unfortunately no more DC(2). So, GT and PC2 has to do.
@ Ju, GT always had the best physics. No, just no. Sims: TOCA, F1, iRacing, AC, PC, etc. Simcades: GT, Forza, Sega GT Arcades: DC, Shift, Test Drive, NFS, Mario Kart, etc.
I have a ps pro and I'm waiting for my x, it would be nice b4 judging every tried all 3
exactly how can you judge before you try well said
90% of this site needs to follow that rule
Same thing I though. Have only played PC2 so far so its not really fair for the other games at this point lol. Ill be getting GT Sport as well.
exactly, at the minute i plan on getting forza 7 after playing the demo and gt sport beta. but i am going to wait till ACG reviews all 3 to make up my mind
I play Assetto Corsa on PC for my authentic thrills and will be playing GTsport for my competitive thrills. AC's online is a bit lacking. Not a fan of PC2 I got it on PC and it just feels the same as the first one, slightly improved physics but still nowhere near Assetto Corsa and the graphics are actually fairly poor imho. It is hard to argue for GTsport on the content department, cars yes it has many good ones, but it is very lacking in the track department. I only hope they add more as dlc down the road.
It has 4 less tracks than forza, pc 2 is killing it though with 60 tracks, i think all 3 will bring something diff and enjoyable.
It depends if you want a simulator or something towards arcades. I prefer an experience as real as possible for racing, Which is why I will definitely get GT and eventually PC2
GT Sport for me but good racing for all 3 platforms.
GT Sport for me. An actual E Sport with VR. Sounds good.
I'll probably wait and see how these games turn out later. Forza 7 demo on PC ran terrible for me so I have no idea how the final product will run. PCARS 2 seems to be an improvement over the first game but a lot of bugs which ruin the experience. GT Sport might be the first of the 3 I get although it's unfortunate my wheel is incompatible with PS4. I don't think sim racing with a controller is that bad but once you use a wheel, you never want to go back.
It's a no contest. GT is hugely popular, more people will be on GT it will be a massive game no doubt. I understand it's not GT7 but never the less it will be fun to play ▶ I'm intrigued to know how well FoRzA and PC will be received
I am more intrigued that people think GT is carrying that same weight it did a decade ago. I really hope it is great and does well, but I think GT Sport is going to come no where remotely close to GT5 numbers and maybe not even surpass GT6. At this point I would say it will do as well as Forza this holiday (maybe it will have legs unlike the annual Forza) GT Sport will be one of the most intriguing games to look at over the holiday. I don't see an online competitive racing sim tearing up the sales charts and some reviewers will probably slam it for limited features and content.
Gt 6 still sold 6 million and that was only because it launched after the ps4 did, i didnt buy it because i assumed it was coming to ps4, but it never did, funny you should say that gt isnt as strong as a decade ago, the exact same thing was said about gt5 too, lack of features? You mean a campaign mode?? It has a mode to teach you how to race along with what the flags mean etc far more important than a few races strung together no?, there are still cups etc but they are online focused, this is a new type of gt and the fans are gonna love it, yeah its only got 150 odd cars, but other than that its near enough feature to feature against other racers, thats not even going into what gt is doing that none other are, real life race licence, online competitions, real prizes and awards, proper fia recognition, the game is gonna do gt numbers no problem, because at the end of the day its still gt, the handleing and attention to detail is still there, just with a new twist, im glad kaz is trying to evolve gt, bit more exciting than the same game re-skined no?.
GT6 sold 3.3M on vgchartz, which is clearly wrong after looking around. I am stating GT Sport will be lucky to sell that many copies.
Japan - GT Sport will sell the most, but nothing impressive as driving games are on the decline. Europe - GT Sport will sell the most. North America - Not sure. Maybe PC2. Forza will sell a few consoles but the series has been in decline for years. GT Sport will get slammed for lack of traditional campaign. PC2 is multiplat and can swoop in to collect the fallout.
Guess we will know at the end of the year when all scores are out.
Forza looks like the winner
Forza 700 cars. PC 2 180 cars GT Sport 150 cars
Ya know what's funny... GT has been criticized often in the past for having to many cars to wade through. What was the number in GT5? EDIT: I just did a quick web search. 1074 cars in GT5. That's nuts.
Difference is that Forza's 700 cars are unique and don't have repetitions. GT just tacks on a larger number cause it counts a blue Civic as an individual car vs a black Civic.
No it didn't...
"Forza's 700 cars are unique and don't have repetitions" Of course /s
My pick is always Forza. GT Sport is the wild card here though. It will be interesting to see how reviewers and gamers alike take to it. It will have GT's tried and true handling that gamers are use to, but it's clearly the lighter of the three in terms of content by a huge margin. I expect it to get solid gameplay scores but in terms of Polyphony shipping a complete game, I'm not so sure.
I'm a longtime fan of the GT series, but since they're essentially doing away with the single player campaign, I'm planning on getting a X1S during Black Friday-Cyber Monday, so my vote is for the Forza series in general. Already bought PC2 - lots of tracks, and not much else. Both FH3 and FM7 give you extensive campaigns and lots of cars that you can upgrade, so lots to keep you busy. Actually looking forward more to playing FH3 with it's lush open world. Can't wait to see what they dream up for FH4.
Don't do that to yourself. Been there done that. But, well, if you've never played FZ, it might be worth it...
I've played Forza on 360 previously. I think the AI can be a little overly aggressive, but other than that, my experiences were ok. GT is abandoning longtime fans like me, so I don't feel I really have a choice.
I mean, yeah. I always wanted to play it. But it still feels like a GT3 or something; just prettier graphics each year. Still fun to play, I agree. Almost gives me a retro feeling. But getting a console just for that isn't worth it. Tried. Was fun. And sold it after 2 months.
Forza is quite good. But if you're looking for the same feel as GT, then you won't really get it. Plenty of racing fun in Forza, but the feel of the races is just different. Both have their pros and cons in this area, but that's what makes them unique from one another. I doubt anyone would be disappointed in Forza so long as they aren't expecting it to be a equivalent replacement for GT.
ive played gts and forza 7 demos, and id give it to forza easily. gt sport left me very underwhelmed, and forza was just more of the same crashing into one another. I think Forza horizon has probably spoiled me for racing.
Why aren't the VR options mentioned If controllers and multiplayer options are mentioned? VR just kills 2D. The controller or wheel won't really impact on the killing level VR has an impact,. Are there vive or rift options?
It's amazing how many people underestimate GTSports simply because it doesn't have dynamic weather, it's multiplayer focused or it doesn't have a traditional campaign. At the end of the day it's the driving that counts and GTSports feels really good. Graphics are right up there with the other 2, I personally think GTSports has the better lighting and colour palette. I'm excited for GTS and I've chosen to skip PC2 until the many issues it has are resolved.