Forza 4 vs. GT5 vs. Forza 3: HD Video Comparison

A new video compares the graphical differences between Forza 4, Gran Turismo 5 and Forza 3.

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TrevorPhillips2669d ago

Why would you compare Forza 3 and 4. Just compare Forza 4 and GT5.

Yi-Long2669d ago

... but I don't care if a car has a billion polygons, or 2 billion polygons: I just want lots of new original great-looking FUN tracks to race on!

darthv722668d ago

the improvements from 3 to 4 are what really matters. Throwing in gt5 as a comparative is for hits.

I_find_it_funny2669d ago

GT5 looks better but Forza is more fun

F4sterTh4nFTL2669d ago

Both GT5 & Forza 3 were semi-simulators and are arcade compared to PC Driving Simulators in terms of physics.

stevenhiggster2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

Oh behave yourself, I'm sick of that bull crap from PC gamers, have you ever even played GT5 or Forza? Because I have, and I've also got Race 07 from sim-bin and all its mods and dlc on the PC and guess what, there is very very little difference if any on the physics side of things, and you want to know the best bit? Both GT5 and Forza absolutely melt any of your PC sims as far as graphics go, so seriously just piss off and stop repeating bullshit that you've seen other PC eletists spouting.

Bereaver2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

So you're saying the physics of GT5 and forza are the same?

I have a test for anyone who is able to do it.

One steering wheel. Two games, GT5 and Forza.

I bet, if it was possible and if both were able to be calibrated equally.... they would go out of sync in the first sharp turn. Try doing a figure 8.

BTW, not hating on you if it turned out like that. I haven't tried any PC sims to see if the physics are different. But I really can feel GT5 has a slight advantage over forza.

jaosobno2669d ago

Let's just hope that Turn 10 will not brag with their incredible uber mega turbo bullshots this time (hopefully Greenwalt learned his lesson in humility with forza 3). Forza 4 is all good and fun, and no one can deny that it's a good game, but GT series are in a league of their own.

Narutone662669d ago

They'll be bragging about their uber realistic tire deformation. Because they helped designed a tire for a company. While PD is sitting grinning after designing a full car with Nissan, Citroen and Red Bull.

Close_Second2669d ago

Umm, no. You should compare F3 and F4. Comparing F4 to GT5 is just a fanboy pissing contest.

I want to see how much the franchise has advanced not how it compares to a game on a completely different format.

fullmetal2972668d ago

Because that would be boring and won't start conflict with each other.

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firemassacre2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

i think gt5 looks better, no offense to forza it looks good as well, but gt5 does 1080p and 60fps and has over 1000 cars, and because gt5 has made real racecar drivers. AND they do not widen their tracks, OR have a rewind feature. AND IM NOT DONE YET!!!...gt5 has nascar!...WAIT...IM STILL NOT has gokarts. IM STILL NOT has a unique feature called b-spec. AND (PHEW) you can create your own tracks.

PRHB HYBRiiD2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

yeap GT5 still looks better... i would like to have an xbox just for 4za 4 i love both

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turnerdc2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

GT5 doesn't do 1920x1080p (the res everyone refers to when using the 1080p identifier). It only does 1280x1080p.

Only one track is widened.

The rewind is an option, you don't have to use it. The leaderboards are separate for people who use the feature and those who don't.

zinkabass2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

So what?

It is 1080p,.. it is simply height pixel count,..

I like Forza 3 and I spent like 60 plus hours in it ,.. but GT5's lightning engine alone,.. is 2 generations in front of Forza 4,.. And that is the truth,.. I don't know how they did it on current gen, but Gran Turismo 5, almost looks like cleaner and more sterile version of reality, while Forza looks like a pretty game,..

Close_Second2669d ago

Including options like rewind indicates that the game is trying to target more the arcade racer.

turnerdc2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

The issue is that people use 1080p to denote a resolution of 1920x1080. Just like 720p is used to denote 1280x720. This is universally identified in televisions, monitors, movies, and digital photography that when the term "1080p" is used then it is referring to a resolution of 1920x1080. The difference in pixel count is also a sizable difference.

1920x1080 = 2073600 pixels.
1280x1080 = 1382400 pixels.

My point was not to prove either is prettier than the other but simply pointing out a mistake in the original posters information. GT5 does not run at 1080p but runs instead at a resolution of 1280x1080.

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Peaceful_Jelly2669d ago

1280x1080 is still much higher than 1280x720 and on top of that GT5 renders replays and everything else in 1920x1080 while in Forza 4 everything's 1280x720.

Daz2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

close second.

SO car/racing game that is for everyone. I dont see a problem?. ANyway if you ever played it your should know there are seperate leaderboards for be who use it and dont.

Foxgod2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

Lets not count pixels, makes no sense.
Rather have a 1000 pixel diamond then a billion pixel turd anyway.

Not saying that GT5 is a turd, cause its a great game, just saying its BS to give props to a game for having some more pixels.

Instead judge a game for the way it looks.

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Series_IIa2669d ago

You mention all of that firemassacre... But the online on GT5 is a pile of ass.

snake-OO2669d ago

gtfo the online is awesome and IMO better thatn forza 2 and 3 and i have played all 3 games.

snake-OO2669d ago


yea it is.
If you would be kind enough tell me how is forza 3 online better than gt5.

Rattlehead202669d ago

More features including auction house, more game modes, simpler to set up races, and races that also run smoothly.

And more importantly, a better community.

Whenever I have played GT5 online, cars have been rubber banding and zig zagging along the track like hell.

Rattlehead202669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

More features including auction house, more game modes, simpler to set up races, and races that also run smoothly.

And more importantly, a better community.

Whenever I have played GT5 online, cars have been rubber banding and zig zagging along the track like hell.

Why the hell did it double post? Well, theres the end of our discussion :(

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units2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

GT5 card board cut out trees are the next step up

@Peaceful_Jelly realtime jaggy shadows

Narutone662669d ago

Standing on bumper, flying cars, cars at supersonic speed. Should I go on, troll?

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The Meerkat2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

Backgrounds, Shadows and Trees all look way better in GT5. /s

IRetrouk2669d ago

if you look at the track in the vid they actualy look almost the same, both game series are amazing and each offer something the other dont, i still think the premiums in gt5 look better, but forza 4 is definatly holding its own.

Peaceful_Jelly2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

GT5 does have real-time shadows and they can do it because of the superior lighting system while Forza is still using pre-baked ones you know. That's why the cars in Forza always looks so bright in the inside. And Forza has 2D trees too so I don't know what is your point?

Peaceful_Jelly2669d ago

Forza 4 looks much better than Forza 3 but it still can't beat GT5.

firemassacre2669d ago

and gran turismo 5 surpassed 5.5 million in sales, so the people speak for themselves. and that data was in 10/12/2010.
right now its probably at 8 million

forza does not come near those numbers.

LOGICWINS2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

^^What the heck do GT5/Forza 3 sales have to do with the topic at hand? This is a graphical comparison article.

EDIT: So I'm looking through your comment history and just 2 days ago u said this.

"NUMBERS DONT LIE. then farmville is the greatest game of all time. (. ) ( . ) #2.1.3"
I now understand what kind of person you are.

firemassacre2669d ago (Edited 2669d ago )

ok im in gts's favor so sue me

Hicken2668d ago

That was sarcasm aimed at you, Mr. Logic. Since you stated "numbers don't lie" a million times about CoD, if I remember correctly.

I think his point, here, is that GT5 has sold more copies than Forza 3 did in a fraction of the time. (See here, where F3 is just around the 5 million mark http://gamrreview.vgchartz.... And, frankly, given that this is the same argument you use on a regular basis, I fail to see how you could even have a problem with it.

Max_Dissatisfaction2669d ago

CoD surpasses 20 million...its official, CoD > Battlefield + killzone + Resistance in quality

TheKayle2669d ago

look at metascore that users give to forza 3 and gt 5...already forza 3 beat gt5 in scores......sales r jsut numbers...and i can buy a game that after ill go to ...sales dont mean nothing..