Editorials, Featured, Galleries, Platforms, PS3, PS4, Xbox One

Gran Turismo 6 vs Forza Motorsport 5 vs Driveclub: a Screenshot Comparison Across Two Generations

by on October 7, 2013 4:32 PM 53

The tail end of 2013 is going to be a great time for racing game fans, with Driveclub, Forza Motorsport 5 and Gran Turismo 6 hitting the shelves in close sequence. All three games look great in their own right, but let’s take a closer look at some of their screenshots to see if we can crown a clear winner, and if Gran Turismo 6 manages to keep up with its younger cousins.

Let’s start with something simple. Static pictures for all three games:

Gran Turismo 6

GT6 (102)

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5 (2)

Driveclub

Driveclub (12)

Moving on, let’s see how the three contenders look with close-up pictures of the front end of the rides…

Gran Turismo 6

GT6 (29)

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5 (8)

Driveclub

Driveclub (21)

Next up, more close-up screenshots, but from the back.

Gran Turismo 6

granturismo6-5

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5 (4)

Driveclub

Driveclub (10)

More shots from the back end, but moving the camera a little further away…

Gran Turismo 6

GT6 (30)

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5 (11)

Driveclub

Driveclub (2)

Let’s see how multiple cars look together in a few group shots.

Gran Turismo 6

GT6 (127)

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5 (14)

Driveclub

Driveclub (8)

A quite important aspect of the visuals of a racing game are reflections on the body of the cars. Here’s how they look in all three games.

Gran Turismo 6

GT6 (59)

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5 (7)

Driveclub

Driveclub (17)

What about cars with a matte paint? They have their charm too. Unfortunately the folks at Turn 10 seem to love shiny cars, so I couldn’t find one with a matte paint from Forza Motorsport 5.

Gran Turismo 6

GT6 (8)

Driveclub

Driveclub (13)

What happens when you scratch that paint off your car? Check it out below. Unfortunately no damage has been shown for Gran Turismo 6 yet.

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5Damage

Driveclub

Driveclub (4)

But how do the games look when you’re actually driving, without fancy camera work?

Gran Turismo 6
(unfortunately no direct feed footage of Gran Turismo 6 has been shown yet from this angle, so keep in mind that the picture below is from an off-screen gameplay video. It’s a good one, but the lighting is a off)

GT6Gameplay

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5

Driveclub

Driveclub

What about the dashboard view? Here you are.

Gran Turismo 6

gran-turismo-6DASH

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5Dash

Driveclub

DriveclubDash

Here are a couple night screenshots. Of course Forza Motorsport 5 doesn’t appear here, as it doesn’t have a day/night cycle.

Gran Turismo 6

GT6_Night

Driveclub

Driveclub (6)

Wind the clock a few hours back, and we can see a couple shots at dusk:

Gran Turismo 6

GT6_Dusk

Driveclub

DriveclubDusk

To close the comparison, let’s take a look at something that normally gets overlooked quite a lot in racing games: foliage.

Gran Turismo 6

GT6 (56)

Forza Motorsport 5

Forza5 (13)

Driveclub

Driveclub (1)

And here we are, at the end of this trip into pure, unadulterated car porn. Which game looks the best? That’s extremely hard to say, as all three titles look definitely fantastic under basically every point of view. As usual it boils down to personal preference and taste, so feel free to tell us which one you like the most in the comments below.

One thing is for sure, though: if at the beginning of this comparison you thought that it was a bit unfair for Gran Turismo 6, I’m quite sure by now you changed your mind. It may be “last gen”, but it sure puts up a hell of a fight.

Join the Discussion

  • foureyes oni

    i can’t believe how good gt6 looks in comparison to next gen racing games. Its just amazing how good it looks , although i must say if gt6 looks this good on last gen just how awesome is it gonna look on next gen.

    • cc

      bullshots.. real gameplay is another story..

      • Kamille

        I find hard to believe that people keep falling for the bullshots. 90% of the screen-shots here are nothing but a lie. =/

        • foureyes oni

          i’m thinking it will look pretty good either way considering the last few ps3 major titles looked amazing.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          Having played it at multiple events, it looks pretty damn good and puts up a great fight against both Forza 5 and Driveclub (which I also tried). All the shots have something added to them, for all three games.

          It’s not a matter of “falling for the bullshots”. It simply looks great.

        • ThePokeMaster

          Not to be that guy, but Forza 5 doesn’t look as good in the gameplay screenshots either compared to the photo mode/replays.

      • xoj_21

        of course but also driveclub and forza have degradation and all using bullshots.

    • BobFour

      gt6 looks great

    • xoj_21

      GT7 still 2 – 3 years away. but it gotta look good, no more 2d trees

  • Steve

    I’m Kind of gobsmacked aGT6 looks on current gen. But all the screenshots look stunning!

    • Daniel Lawson

      the only bullcrap thing is there is only a limited amount of high res cars

  • Reality check

    Forza 5 is just on another level with graphics then add in dedicated severs and cloud based AI=day one.

    • BWest

      trolol

    • Bankai

      DriveClub has far more detail than Forza, I’m sorry to say. Not to mention that DriveClub will run on dedicated servers and cloud based AI is extremely unreliable for most genres – racing being one of them.

      • foureyes oni

        Forza seems like the weaker/ more bare game but it looks better than Driveclub or at least more fun in my opinion.

        • Bankai

          Considering how much is going on in the background, DriveClub is visually on par with and quite possibly superior to Forza. You also have to remember that Evolution is still polishing the game, so it’ll look even better by November 15th.

          • foureyes oni

            i’m sure it is superior to forza altogether its just that i’ve always thought from the trailers and gameplay that forza looked more exciting/fun to play.

          • dranzer1

            You also have to remember that Turn 10 is still polishing Forza as well. It will also look better on November 22nd.

          • anzil

            forza to me just looks saturated and fake to me!!! arent these supposed to be racing games based on real cars then they have forza that looks like a car commercial

      • Daniel Lawson

        I don’t think you understand what Forza is doing with AI in the cloud…. it’s basically the drivatar, but supped up and the servers grind away at number crunching to come away with a life like representation of how you drive… it should work even on a track you’ve never driven

        • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

          Er….i’m not sure whether to laugh or cry by your description….seeing as how i am an Enterprise IT Administrator, it gives me chills to know what the normal users think ‘the cloud’ is..

          i think i will let reality convinced you what the ‘cloud’ is this coming november as it will be too cruel to break the bubble for you now.

          I hope you will like the ‘cloud’.

          • dranzer1

            You haven’t made 1 comment in your comment history which makes you a IT administrator.

      • dranzer1

        I don’t Driveclub will be nearly on par with Forza. Evolution= A small Studio
        Turn 10 Studios= Much bigger and better funding. Driveclub doesn’t quite have nearly as much cloud based computation as forza due the fact forza was built on cloud computing in mind.

        • Marcus Roue

          Cloud computing is a marketing joke and will do nothing for Forza.
          Evolution has been developing racing games like MotorStorm. They have one big advantage against XBone and that’s the power of the PS4.

        • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

          I’m sorry….do you really understanding what you are talking about with the ‘cloud computing’ term you kept on spouting?

          I’m an Enterprise IT Admin by profession with experience in Windows Azure and Amazon EC2 and I think you have an unrealistic expectation of what ‘cloud computing’ is.

          “Driveclub doesn’t quite have nearly as much cloud based computation as forza due the fact forza was built on cloud computing in mind.”

          I meant no disrespect and i am not trolling but this gives me the laughs….

      • Blastergamer

        Sorry, you are completely misinformed.
        Forza Motorsport 5 is the game that will run on dedicated servers and cloud AI on Xbox One.

        There is no dedicated servers nor cloud AI on PlayStation 4, so you’re totally wrong.

  • Bankai

    Evolution is doing a great job with DriveClub, everything looks great and they still aren’t done with it.

    • xoj_21

      they are a small studio, microsoft spend tons on forza, its just not same quality as GT and drive club have new things

      • Blastergamer

        Forza 5 also has new things, just like DC and GT6!

        • xoj_21

          still doesnt have night and daylight driving and still very arcade simulator. plus GT have things like nascar tons of circuits not available in forza

          • Blastergamer

            Ok, I agree that GT6 would have more features, but Forza 5 is NOT an arcade racer (except when it comes to MP playground or people crashing into others cars on standard MP race). Turn 10 is perfecting the physics, and many people who could try out Forza 5 said it felt so realistic, and even said playing with the XO controller felt like playing with a wheel. I am not lying, and I predict that Forza 5 could beat Gran Turismo this time with physics, where a part of Turn 10 started developing Forza 5 before 4 years (2009).

  • Axe99

    All three look pretty flash (even taking into account the bullshot factor) – looks like PS3, PS4 and XB1 racers all have something to look forward to :).

  • Megaman

    Forza…GT6 dose not look Nex Gen GET REAL

    • FlameWater

      because it’s not?

      • BobFour

        gt actually looks amazing

      • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

        Best response evar.

    • xoj_21

      well its last gen, but its look great D:

      • Megaman

        Your right I think it looks amazing ….it’s one of the reasons why I buy a PlayStation

  • Marcus Roue

    DriveClub drives home a winner!

    Night time driving, real weather changes, dynamic lighting, all of which Forza 5 doesn’t have.

    • dranzer1

      Forza= 1080 60fps and has dynamic lighting with way…. more detail but I was disappointed by the night time driving.

      • Marcus Roue

        DriveClub is being released at 1080P 60fps.

        Boy do you feel silly now.

        • dranzer1

          I didn’t say driveclub didn’t have 1080 60 fps

          • Marcus Roue

            You also didn’t mention the people who actually played Forza 5 in person at various XBone venues. The game is full of jaggies, no night time driving, unrealistic conditions, pre-baked lighting, etc…

            Driveclub is clearly a better and more advanced racing game.

          • You are flat out wrong

            There’s a very good reason why every screenshot of Forza 5 released so far is pre-rendered.

            http://i5.minus.com/jGCenUDXXDQJM.jpg

            Top is Forza 4, bottom is 5.

            It’ll be the same with Ryse, once people have to deal with actual gameplay the recriminations will be hilarious.

    • AdWhois

      Probably grab DriveClub is get a PS4. I liked Forza Horizon, lots of fun and Driveclub is I think open world like that was.

  • Junior

    I felt that GT6 had better graphics LoL

  • Jin

    Damn GT6 looks amazing. Next-gen, whats that?

  • Virdin Barzey

    Man, you folks are ridiculous. We all know you love Sony but stop being so bias.

  • jonam

    GT6 looks to compete even head to head with next gen. Kudos to that alone!

  • mike

    GT is PLaystation fans and Forza is Microsoft fans. Both games have their strengths and weaknesses. Both have loyal followings and as such I’m thinking if one is truly better than the other, it will not really matter that much. Most will not go buy a whole new system because of it. Drive club offers an interesting third contender to the mix though. I’m interested to find out which game comes out on top; especially with the new 4k tv technology.

  • dranzer1

    GT7 and Forza 6= Ultimate Racers. If the new augmented reality and virtual reality is made then we can have like heaven of gaming.

  • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

    DriveClub, GT6, Forza…there are all winners..especially for their platform owners. There’s only one losers here…Xbox 360 owners. :P

  • https://twitter.com/XisThatKid Xis That Kid

    this is nuts that this current gen game has this kind of power over these next gen racers. but I must say it looks to me the drive club lighting and reflection is great and visually the most impressive outa the three but GT6 overall.

Win Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for a Console of your Choice from DualShockers! in DualShockers' Contests on LockerDome

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus