Forza Horizon 2 vs. DriveClub: the Shacknews comparison

Shacknews' Joe Tirado takes a look at both Forza Horizon 2 and DriveClub for a head-to-head comparison.


Both Microsoft and Sony have released major racing games a week apart from each other with Forza Horizon 2 and DriveClub, respectively. With each game promising to take racing games into the next generation, Shacknews decided to take a look at each game and compare them in different areas.

Watch as our own Joe Tirado examines gameplay, visuals, customization, and more for both Forza Horizon 2 and DriveClub. His full breakdown can be seen in the video below.

If you're looking for more comparison points, you can check out our Forza Horizon 2 review and our DriveClub review, both written by Daniel Perez.

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    October 9, 2014 2:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Forza Horizon 2 vs. DriveClub: the Shacknews comparison

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      October 9, 2014 2:33 PM

      WHERE IS IT?!?!?!

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      October 9, 2014 2:38 PM


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        October 9, 2014 3:01 PM

        You bio on the right is a bit cut off.

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          October 10, 2014 5:16 AM

          He's too awesome to have his whole bio fit on the site!

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      October 9, 2014 3:02 PM

      Is it FH2 is playable and DC has stole your money jerks!

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        October 9, 2014 6:17 PM

        pretty much. DC is pretty and not much else.

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          October 9, 2014 8:28 PM

          Really Love FH2 and I was almost tempted to DC at the store this week. Glad I didn't. Maybe I'll try the free PS+ version when they finally release it.

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          October 10, 2014 5:17 AM

          Agreed. It's a great tech demo. ;)

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      October 9, 2014 7:44 PM

      That's too bad. Doesn't sound like Drive Club stacks up at all. lol

      Enjoyed the video. :)

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      October 9, 2014 8:01 PM

      Simply FH2 > DC in every way, I was looking forward to DC big time and was a fan but if you have a XB1 and a PS4 then don't even bother with DC its that simple.

      FH2 is a new bar as to what a racer should be like in this day and age I do believe others will have to follow or be left behind and off the podium.

      I really wonder what GT will be like on the PS4, I really think they should follow the lead with FH2(open world and how it is set up) and follow suit it really is the progression the genera needs.

      We shall see hey, personally I will find it very hard to play lap based courses racers now after playing FH2 I am spoiled now :(

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        October 9, 2014 11:28 PM

        Yup I think even Forza 5 / 6 will have problems. I know not everyone likes open world racers but Forza Horizon did it just about perfect with making it open world but still making the races feel and look great. Tracks just seem boring now.

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        October 10, 2014 1:26 AM

        I REALLY miss racers with few but very distinct looking fantasy tracks, like old Need for speeds (3!), or, hell, even Mario Kart. Open world races are so fucking boring to me. Yeah there are a ton of different races but to me it's no different than the randomized races in old Amiga games (Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge anyone?)

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          October 10, 2014 3:50 AM

          it should be old school, you create a character and have to actually drive and win to upgrade, none of this bullshit unlock DLC stuff.

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      October 10, 2014 1:18 AM

      These videos are looking good guys. Maybe posting a link to the shack article in the youtube description would help draw more repeat viewers.

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      October 10, 2014 1:36 AM

      Not to mention Forza has a real online component.

      Love the videos guys, this is top notch stuff

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      October 10, 2014 5:18 AM

      This reminds me, any of you FH2 players join the Shacknews crew? We have punch and pie.

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        October 10, 2014 5:44 AM

        HWM or the weird SHAK one that a few people seem to be in?

        HWM 4 lyfe.

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          October 10, 2014 6:09 AM

          At least the SHAC people are trying to represent. Unlike those fucking stinking BOMB defectors.

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          October 10, 2014 8:33 AM

          Indeed. Has anyone worked on a HWM paint job yet?

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      October 10, 2014 6:22 AM

      Video has good value per minute for a person who hasn't read reviews yet and is trying to find out how these two games compare. I guess that was the goal of it.

      On the other hand, for a person like me, who has read the reviews etc, it could have used a little more depth, and maybe some some detailed, personal takes on what's good and what's not.

      I love the basic concept of a short "here's what the game offers in 60 seconds".

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        October 10, 2014 8:25 AM

        I do agree I really like how the videos look and some of the information and presentation is spot on.

        But even though they're short I wouldn't mind just a few more deeper opinions. I said the same thing about the Forza 2 starter video.

        But yeah I know opinions can be dangerous on here and cause backlash :).

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