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Forza 3 vs. Forza 2: Screenshot Comparison (Ferrari, BMW, Audi)

Videogameszone made a comparison of upcoming Forza 3 and Forza 2. They compared some screenshots including Ferrari F430, BMW M3 and Audi RS4. (Forza Motorsport 2, Forza Motorsport 3, Xbox 360)

Credit url: videogameszone.de
renegade  +   2026d ago
I can see barely a difference
DarthTigra  +   2026d ago
Well IMO the lighting is a whole lot better in most of the pics and the Cars look a little better but other then that its not as much better as the reviews or Turn 10 would have you to think ....at least by judging from these pictures.
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bageara  +   2026d ago
WOW Forza 2 looks great
Thats because there barely is a difference and i would go as far as to say in some shots Forza 2 looks better
tuglu_pati  +   2026d ago
@ Blacktigra

reviewers have played the game, so they should now more than us about how the game looks. I mean judging by the demo F3 is much better looking than F2.
lowcarb  +   2026d ago
Well it looks better but is really hard to tell unless in motion just like the UC2 versus UC1 screens or even GT. My 1st sight of Forza3 was wow unlike 2 so I know there's a big difference.
PROFIT   2026d ago | Spam
StanLee  +   2026d ago
You really don't get a sense of the dynamic lighting, real time, dynamic reflections and shadows and the track detail from screens. Forza 3 looks absolutely fantastic. I recently rented Forza 2 from Gamefly since I had never played a Forza game and there is no comparing the two. Forza 3 is a huge leap technically over the second.
PROFIT   2026d ago | Off topic | show
ZombieAutopsy  +   2026d ago
their is a huge difference

Forza 2 had terrible Anti-Aliasing, Forza 3 greatly improved on it. The lighting in F3 was improved too, along with the landscape. Other than that i didnt really notice a difference though.
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Shadow Flare  +   2026d ago
Turn 10

All talk, no walk
JANF  +   2026d ago
F3 wins by a mile.
Syronicus  +   2026d ago
Only MS can get away with simply polishing a turd and scoring above a 9 out of 10 from reviewers. Those must have been some swingin' swag bags this time around...
lowcarb   2026d ago | Spam
catguykyou  +   2026d ago
Only thing worst than a Blinded fan boy is a ignorant troll. Try trolling somewhere else Syronicus, you've been called out many times before for making comments purely to get people arguing.
Syronicus  +   2026d ago
Sorry, but that is MHO...
And the pictures above show that what I said is not too far off the mark. They simply polished their racing game and manage to score the same or higher than Forza 2. I have played them and like them somewhat but they have no excuse for simply tossing some polish on the game and releasing yet another forza in a couple years time. Any other company would have been nocked down for no new innovation and to deny that is simply fanboyish. Call me names all you want but that does not change the fact that media bias is rampant and heavily in favor of MS and their swag bag tossing PR folks...
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dachiefsman  +   2026d ago
Ok it's your honest opinion sure, but are you going to buy the game...uh no. So why do you care? Are you bored? Oh wait you saw something about Forza/Halo/Gears/MS...etc so you thought it would be a good time to flame a post.
Syronicus  +   2026d ago
Of course I won't buy it...
It's not worth the 60 bucks. I will rent it but never buy it. It's the beauty of GameFly.
Arnon  +   2026d ago
Anyone who has even touched the demo of Forza Motorsport 3 can clearly see a difference between the two games. Hell, you think the some-odd 30 reviewers who said it looks better than Forza 2 are being bribed or something?
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soxfan2005  +   2026d ago
Of course that's what they believe. They simply cannot accept the fact than an excellent racing sim exists outside the Sony Universe, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

You can't play screenshots, but that's all some people have to cling to while they wait (and wait, and wait). Three 90+ rated racing sims in four years - now that's a developer that knows what they are doing.

On topic - I've always though Forza 2 was a very good looking game, so any improvement will be a huge plus in my book.
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cheapndirty  +   2026d ago
Did you even play the demo? Do you have forza2? The looks better than 'polished'. Evidently you don't intend to own the game or even play it so why are you here? Shouldn't you be in an Uncharted 2 section claiming GOTY? Below is you from last week:

"The only thing keeping my 360 in my house is the fact that they have yet to cancel my Live account even though my credit card is off file and that I use the Three-Fix-Me for Netflix only. Trading it in for any one of those games puts you in the green if you ask me."

You cant dispute that f3 is AAA. And it certainly looks better than a 'polished F2'. So 360 owners have a quality racing sim that they play NOW and all you can do is come in here and try to undermine it. Perhaps a dedicated gt5 forum would be the best place for you to do this.
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WenisWagon  +   2026d ago
Well lets be honest here, was there a dramatic difference in the visuals between GT3 and GT4? Nope, so why would you expect a game that is on the same console as it's predecessor to look dramatically different?
droid and bot  +   2026d ago
2 looks kinda better
it just feels more realistic with the better lighting and textures
Tachyon_Nova  +   2026d ago
Its scary how in at least half of the pictures, the cars look better in Forza 2. The environments look better across the board in FM3, but otherwise, how dissapointing are the graphics...
ambientFLIER  +   2026d ago
That's because most of the time the cars in Forza 2 look like they are made of glass. The reflections are way over the top in some of the shots, and it catches your eye, even though technically they look worse.
KionicWarlord222  +   2026d ago
In the new york city pick it shows a big difference in the environment.
beardpapa  +   2026d ago
are you referring to the 2nd picture with the ferrari? I actually like the F2 pic a lot. The lighting just makes that shot look amazing. You can see from the rest of the pictures T10 gave a lot of attention to background and track details.
PS3 slim  +   2026d ago
Might as well stop posting these pics from this site we all know the difference is vast. When you read the reviews or compare the games at home you know for sure these compressed pics claiming to be HD hides the flaws of Foza 2 and takes away the improvements in Forza 3 making them seem the same. These pics and their compression hide the finer things good or bad. This is how people were able to make NFS look the same as Forza 3

If I were a PS3 fanboy I would just give it up Forza 3 is AAA, you can't do anything about it anymore.
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droid and bot  +   2026d ago
"PS3 fanboy I would just give it up Forza 3 is AAA, you can't do anything about it anymore. "

tell your self and the other xbox fanboys that GT5 is a AAA too then you can talk
rareairtone   2026d ago | Spam
WIIIS1  +   2026d ago
GT hasn't proven to be AAA in recent instalments - that's a fact.
cheapndirty  +   2026d ago
Hey droid bot, everyone knows that gt5 will be AAA when it comes out. The odds of Sony bombing that one is slim to none.
Godmars290  +   2026d ago
Until I read the caption, thought the upper pics were Forza 2.
NoBias  +   2026d ago
I'm not going to lie...
So did I :\

Though I'm sure it would help immensely to see these pics in a 1280x720 format. I work in the industry as an editor and trust, files always look better shrunken down. I'd like to see these blown up to their actual sizes.
sub85  +   2026d ago
Just click on "Screenshot in HD" (below the pics) to watch them in original size (720p).
NoBias  +   2026d ago
Damn, I tried that and it didn't work..
Stupid Firefox... I'll try it through Safari.
KiRBY3000  +   2026d ago
me too
u got owned  +   2026d ago
You cant see much differences looking at screens except for better textures, cars, and a way better lighting system, but when you play the games and compare them, the difference is big, F2 feels bland, its like is cloudy all the time.
BannedForNineYears  +   2026d ago
Forza 2 looks really good.
Seems like they didn't improve Forza 3.
Besides taking the glare out of the car.
Sorry I sound like a fanboy but, it's true. Lol
tuglu_pati  +   2026d ago
Seems like you haven't played any of the two.
ironwolf  +   2026d ago
A screen cap picture just doesn't show the differences. Playing the two games are like night and day. Forza 3 looks so much better than Forza 2, it's almost frightening. My only issue is that the appearance of speed is to high. In real life, on open road, the countryside doesn't go by as fast as it appears to in the game.
ikral  +   2026d ago
No more Forza 3-GT5 comparisions, huh? Nevermind, just advice for you X360 guys: dont bother with graphics, most important thing is stable 60 fps and good driving model. If you got that, be happy and enjoy. Cheers!
mxpxboy  +   2026d ago
Which one is F3? The top or bottom?
Strikepackage Bravo  +   2026d ago
really got to download the Forza 3 demo and compare it to Forza2 on the 360, when I did that I could see a very big difference between the two.

These screenshots are too small and low rez to see anything, in fact the comparison is pointless when the pix are so horrible, makes me question the motives of that site.
ikral  +   2026d ago
I believe we have some guys here who are hitting dissagries no matter what. Well, have fun...
PROFIT  +   2026d ago
forza 2 looks like a xbox 1 game
4 years later into the 360s life....

forza 2 looks like a xbox 1.5 game

i posted this in the gamer zone, but microsofts damage control took it down in less than 1 minute.


id like to thank the honest people who restored my ability to speak.
seems butthurt fanboys dont like it when an honest opinion is based on facts. Thank you
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soxfan2005  +   2026d ago
Forza runs at 60 frames per second. So, your "facts" are based on a single screenshot, in other words, 1/60th of a second of a game. Wow, pretty overwhelming evidence there. Who knows, maybe in the future you can improve your standards and base your opinions on a full 1/2 second of a game.

By the way, do you enjoy playing screenshots? Is it as good as playing sales?
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chrisulloa  +   2026d ago
PROFIT, you do realize that you look make yourself seem like a complete idiot when you post in Xbox comment boards right?
PROFIT  +   2026d ago
hahaha!!! no, i actually play next gen games exclusive to a specific system
i also enjoyed mass effect and gow in its full glory on pc....u know, those bullshots that you thought youd get for the 360? the games really do look that well, just not on 360.

so because it looks like crap, you bring up the fact that its at 60fps?

is gt5 not at 60fps? how come that doesnt look like last gen sh1t?
Nerd Alert  +   2026d ago
Bottom one is Forza 3.....right?
jack who  +   2026d ago
heylo  +   2026d ago
54percent  +   2026d ago
Same Sh1T, just they make the cars looks like toys.
Nerd Alert  +   2026d ago
Lets have a game of spot the difference.
jack who  +   2026d ago
what the pic doesnt show you is that forza 3 does this at 2x the fream of forza 2
DelbertGrady  +   2026d ago
I have both Forza 2 and the demo of Forza 3 and Forza 3 looks a whole lot better. But I agree with you, in these screenshots they look almost identical. Seeing it live is different though.
54percent  +   2026d ago
yeah, the delusion is amazing when you see it running.
1nOnly  +   2026d ago
The only big thing that i hate about FM3 is the upclose coc*pit view, I just learned to like playing in coc*pit view but it feels kinda unrealistic because when i drive a car IRL I can see my arms both side-mirrors and the no-shifting-animation is somewhat acceptable but it would still have been a nice touch. Other than that the game is a must-buy for me! I've really missed playing racing-sims
ShuUemura  +   2026d ago
Which one is Forza 3...?
Top or bottom? Bottom one has better lighting and textures in some of these pics
KionicWarlord222  +   2026d ago
The top is forza 3 ....
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   2026d ago
I played the demo on my 360 (will be thrown out the window tomorrow) and I've got one thing to say...

IT SUCKS!!. The game looks exactly like Forza 2 with no improvements whatsoever, nice going Turns(& lies in your face)10.
ambientFLIER  +   2026d ago
Sorry, nobody will believe that bs. Everyone who has Forza 2 and played the new demo knows otherwise.
ambientFLIER  +   2026d ago
My opinion, owning the second game, and having played the demo:

The cars are moderately improved, as far as polygons go. Not only that, but there are full interiors and underside, so the game is pushing a lot more polygons per car.

The lighting is better.

The tracks are far more detailed, including the backgrounds and trackside objects.

And...it all runs smoothly at 60fps.

Basically, it's not the amazing graphics that Turn 10 promised, but it is a noticeable and significant improvement.
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Shadow Haze501  +   2026d ago
Im gonna say this in spanish.

Te cogieron de pendejo mamao.
ambientFLIER  +   2026d ago
I don't speak spanish, so I'll just say it in Russian:

Я не понимаю что ты сказал.
komp  +   2026d ago
Did you notice the tracks have the same details and skid marks on them?
Is this the same game as before?
Jamie_C_UK  +   2026d ago
N4G.com pulls plug on important “Forza 3 is a Fraud” News
WIIIS1  +   2026d ago
Wow FM3 looks better than reality.
Jamesways  +   2026d ago
God you fanboys make me frickin sick.
Give it a rest.
horndog  +   2026d ago
That's not what the reviews say
but i guess it doesn't hurt to try.
taylor35  +   2026d ago
it so sad every foza forum the sony boys are there,
dont worry lads you get your day with gt5 and dont worry the xbox fans
will do the same to gt5 like you did with foza.
good or not they will rip through it.
tee_bag242  +   2026d ago
I have played forza 2 more than any other xbox game. I'v playing it up to today. I have to say that Forza 3 demo def has better graphics but my pants are still dry.
My only gripe was that engine doesn't feel as responsive and tight, nor as much of a sim as forza 2... All the aids were off as usual and I used the same car (ferrari GTB). I know this is unlikely since it has more physics calculations, however im not totally sold..
Very strange as I bought my 360 because of Forza 2
Hopefully the final build changes this but i doubt it.

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