Gran Turismo 6 vs Forza 5 - which looks best?

So, I've been playing Gran Turismo 6 and Forza 5. A lot. And although they're on different consoles, which are a generation apart, they do look very... comparable. While Forza 5 is clearly learning how to make the most of Xbox One's power, GT6 appears to know every trick in the book when squeezing performance from the PS3. That means the two are fairly similar in terms of visuals. However, you don't need to take my word for it--here's a video of the two games, side-by-side, running the same track.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below. Yes, I know they're both in 720p, because YouTube... And don't forget to read my Gran Turismo 6 review.


comparison video


  • Balaska - December 7, 2013 12:27 a.m.

    /golfclap the video is in 720. I don't know about GT6 but Forza runs native at 1080, which means you video will give an advantage to GT6 as we aren't seeing Forza at it's best.
  • Gouranga - December 9, 2013 6:03 a.m.

    GT6 runs 1080p also.
  • Timstertimster - December 6, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    Doing such a comparison on YT is totally inane. YT compresses the video and you're looking at so much compression artifacts that inevitably it will look pretty much the same. But go ahead, fool yourself into thinking one looks better than the other.
  • james-myhre - December 6, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    i actually think the tarmac looks better on gt6, forza has a problem where they need to make every thing shiny and bright im sorry i like my darker atmospheres the cars look about the same in detail.
  • usmovers_02 - December 6, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    So... who is it that thinks that split view is an effective way of comparing graphics? It isn't.
  • Jok3sta - December 6, 2013 9:06 a.m.

    One thing i do notice about forza 5 is that developers are getting a lot better at the atmosphere. Look a lot more photo realistic than games of the past.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - December 6, 2013 8:22 a.m.

    Impressive, but Forza still knocks it out of the park.
  • jh4911 - December 6, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Unsurprisingly Forza 5 looks considerably better. But it's on a next gen console so.... Also why isn't this at 1080p?!
  • AdonisX82 - December 6, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    I'm sorry, i'm not a graphics whore by any means, nor am I a fanboy for any system, but from what I saw, GT6 looked better. I wasn't paying attention, and from 0:50 - 1:15, I was looking and thought "yeah, Forza looks noticeably better", only to realize that what I thought was GT6 on the left and Forza on the right was actually the other way around! ! ! The trees looked better, the road looked better, the sky looked better (that could be something to do with day/night cycle, I don't know) the car was far more reflective of light and objects in GT6. The only thing I saw in Forza that looked better was the grass, and for a next gen system, it damn well better be. I won't be pickin up either and don't really care either way, but I thought i'd take a look just to see, and... yeah, GT6. Though it may look different if it was on my tv instead of youtube
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - December 6, 2013 7:51 a.m.

    Wow, the fact that Forza doesn't look head-and-shoulders better is either a very big compliment to GT6, or a shake-your-head moment for Forza.
  • StrayGator - December 6, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    any chance for lossless 1080p/60 capture?
  • cmodman - December 6, 2013 7 a.m.

    Forza is better hands down, and I do own a copy of GT6, so not playing a fanboy card
  • supaMcnugget - December 6, 2013 6:57 a.m.

    Forza 5's graphics are still better. The foliage is more detailed, the lighting is better, and the cars are sharper. Still, Gran Turismo 6 looks REALLY nice for a last-gen title. The fact that a Xbox One game is even comparable to a PS3 game is a testament to the PS3's capabilities and the talent of Polyphony Digital.
  • Jok3sta - December 6, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    While i agree with you, and i dont mean to discredit gt6 in any way, but this is the best the ps3 will ever look and f5 is the worse the xbox one will ever look. This is only the beginning. Think of how launch title for the ps3 looked compared to the games now. With that being said, Gran turismo 6 looks fantastic considering its a last gen game
  • supaMcnugget - December 6, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    You mean that because Forza 5 was developed so early in the Xbox One's life cycle that it's not a true comparison because the console still has so much potential with regards to graphical capability? Yes, I think you are right on that. Still, Heavenly Sword was a PS3 launch game and it look BEAUTIFUL (especially its facial animations). In my opinion, it was ahead of its time. Future Xbox One games will look better, but I'm inclined to think that the disparity will not necessarily be dramatic.

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