Gran Turismo Sport Vs Forza Motorsport 7 Vs Project Cars 2: How Do These Racing Sims Stack Up Against One Another?

Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport 7 are respectable games in the industry and these franchises are known for providing a realistic driving experience. Then we have Project Cars 2 that may be a relatively new franchise but it too competes well with these racing simulators. All three are great games to play but how do they compete with one another.

Gran Turismo has been with us for the last 20 years and Forza Motorsport has been with us for 12. The original Project Cars came out in 2015 and keeping that in mind it has a lot of competition. Here we are going to take a look into how Gran Turismo Sport, Forza Motorsport 7 and Project Cars 2 stack up against one another.

All three titles target 60 FPS but how the games are designed to do that is different. The developers have different implementations running in the background to ensure 60 FPS gameplay. Project Cars 2, for example, uses dynamic resolution that can vary between 1360p and 1440p on the PS4 Pro, which is great considering the first game did not support the PS4 Pro and that the resolution is higher than 1080p on console.

Overall all three games manage to reach the targeted 60 FPS mark but it is important to note that Gran Turismo Sport is bound to the PS4 Pro in terms of hardware and graphics Motorsport 7 and Project Cars 2 can be played on PC and that means 4K resolution with all settings maxed out. It will also be interesting to see how well the Xbox One X will manage to run Forza 7.

Car Selection

The point of playing a driving game is to experience different cars and what they have to offer. The more the variety of cars the better. Gran Turismo Sport features 162 cars from the usual manufacturers like BMW, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Audi.

The Deluxe Edition of the game features additional cars that you can drive including the Mazda LM55 Vision GT, Mitsubishi Lancer Gr.B Rally Car and SRT Tomohawk Vision GT. If you want the full experience of the game then this is the version that you want to pick up. Gran Turismo Sport also features concept cars which means that you can try out cars that have yet to come out.

Project Cars 2 gives you 180+ cars including all the popular manufacturers. Even though the number is comparatively higher, nothing comes close to Forza Motorsport 7 with Turn10 offering 700 cars. This is not only the most amongst the three but is also the most number of cars to be featured in the Forza franchise.

Tracks Selection

Racing games often use marketing trickery in order for the tracks variety to sound more than what is actually in the game. Forza Motorsport 7, for example, features “30 environments”. This means that there are 32 courses and 200 variations within those. Gran Turismo Sport has used a similar tactic with the game featuring 17 locations with 28 layouts.

It should be noted that this is plenty for gamers and you should be able to clock plenty of hours before getting bored of the tracks. When it comes to the number of tracks, Project Cars 2 takes the lead with 60 venues with 130 individual layouts, which should be enough to keep you engaged in the game.

Career Mode

Career mode is one of the most important aspects of a racing game and often it can be a differentiating factor which is the case here. Gran Turismo Sport offers the most diverse experience of all. When you enter into the career mode you are presented with 4 options to choose from; Driving School, Circuit Experience, Racing Etiquette and Mission Challenge. Each one has a lot of content to play through.

Forza Motorsport 7 allows you to pick and choose how you want to develop as a driver, which is a vital part of the redesigned career mode. There are six major championships that you can take part in and none of them have a fixed path, so things are always interesting. Diversity plays an important role here and you will find yourself being part of NASCAR, classic racing and American Muscle racing.

Project Cars 2 takes a more traditional route and is not as diverse as the other two games. You can experience open-wheels, GT, prototypes, Rallycross, and touring cars.

Which Is Best For Newcomers?

All three games replicate reality but if we talk about which one is best for newcomers then it is a draw between Forza Motorsport 7 and Gran Turismo Sport as both have assists hidden in the option that will make the game easier for the players. You will still need to clock in the hours in order to learn the games but they are more friendly to newcomers as compared to Project Cars 2.

Let us know what you think about this comparison and which one of these 3 racing simulators you enjoyed the most.

Sarmad is our Senior Editor, and is also one of the more refined and cultured among us. He's 25, a finance major, and having the time of his life writing about videogames.