Gran Turismo 5 vs Forza 3: How Realistic Are They?

By Jamie Pert - Nov 30, 2010

So, you’ve finally managed to get your hands on GT5 for the PS3 huh? That’s all well and good, but how does it compare to Forza 3 on the Xbox 360? Saying that, how about we put them head to head, with some comparisons to real lap times as well.

The comparisons basically come down to two things. First being performance comparison between that of Gran Turismo 5 and Forza 3, and the second being relation to real life lap times gathered from

The Lends of Truth have done a spectacular article. Numerous comparisons with graphics, performance, frame analysis and loading times suggest that both games are stunningly beautiful pieces of work, no doubt about that. But they seemed to be let down by the overall performance with GT5. Constant screen tearing and dropping below the 60 FPS mark hindered GT5, although it has marginally better graphics — whereas Forza 3 maintained it’s constant 60 FPS with no screen tearing. There is a video below that shows this in its entirety.

I guess for the real petrol heads, they want to know how realistic these two games stack up against real life racing. Although there is no fear factor and lack of caution when playing either game compared to real life, the results speak for themselves. Check the chart below to see the outcome.

Check out the article via LazyGamer who conducted these tests for a more in-depth discussion about how these tests were conducted.

So, there is the evidence — have you checked the video below yet? What are your views on this?

Source: LazyGamer / Lens Of Truth

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