So I'm going to try and buy an Xbox One for Christmas along with GTA V and some other racing games. The problem is... I don't know whether I'd want to buy Forza Horizon 2 or the next Gran Turismo. I'm not really into arcade racing styles and I know that's what Forza Horizon is about, but I want a game with the newest cars, the best physics, and the most amazing roads and places to travel through. So... tell me which game is better in each of these categories please.
First of all GT and Forza are console exclusives. GT isn't on Xbox.
Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox One uses the Forza 5 engine so technically FH2 is a simcade.
Graphics: Personal preference. Personally I prefer Forza
Physics: Same as graphics
Car selection: Hands down, Forza. A good chunk of cars in GT are either re-skins, standard cars (with poor interior models) or one of 30 odd skylines. Seriously though, the lack of effort shocked me.
Customisation: GT. I'm look at this in more of a tuning aspect than actual body kits and spoilers. The tuning system in GT isn't perfect but it's what it does that makes it superior. The rating of the car will increase if you tune the car in a way that will make it faster whereas tuning in Forza is at a set rating. I suppose it's a personal preference
Scenery/environment: No competition at all. It's FH2. FH2 is open world and it's set in Southern Europe, specifically: France, Monaco, Italy and probably one or two I've missed. Open world games will always have better sceneries and environments than a closed track racing game.
Realism: It's hard to say. It sort of depends on experiences. Personally, I haven't driven a car but I feel that GT is too gripy.
It's not that I have anything against the GT series but imo GT5 shot the series down and GT6... That could have been a PS4 exclusive to show off the graphics. There's not really a genre of game that can show off graphics as good racing games. Rather than doing that they released it for the PS3 and lost the chance to redeem the Gran Turismo name.
So overall, it's basically about personal preference. Out of FH2 and GT6 it would have to be FH2 for the free roaming. Personally, I want to see if FH2 can stand its ground against The Crew which, by the looks of it, is what Test Drive Unlimited 3 (well probably TDU4 but that's not the point) would have been.
Wow... I just looked at the GT6 car list and there's 53 Skylines.