At this year's E3 in June, I got the chance to play Forza 5, Gran Turismo 6 and Driveclub back-to-back. It was great fun, and I compared my experiences behind the wheel of each game in this feature. The biggest surprise for me was Driveclub. Despite being the newcomer to the racing scene, I enjoyed playing it more than I did the demos of Forza 5 and Gran Turismo 6.
However, as we all know, Sony's upstart racer didn't make it out of pit lane in time for the launch of PlayStation 4, and currently sits up on blocks in the developer's garage, waiting to be finished. As of now, there's no firm release date other than a speculative "early 2014," so we'll just have to be patient and await its arrival.
Until then, we have the usual suspects slugging it out for the title of king of the racing games, as they have done for many years. So which is best? Well, this is going to be an interesting one. For the first time ever, one franchise has the advantage of being a generation ahead of the other. But just how much of an advantage is it?
To find out, I'm conducting a 16-point comparison test of each game in a straight head to head battle. I've put about the same amount of track time into each game, and am comparing them both as objectively as possible. At the end of the review I'll simply add up the points scored on each comparison, and the winner will be the one with the highest score.
So let's get on with it...
To read the full comparison (graphics, sound, presentation and more) head over to US Gamer.