Ever since the GT7 game release back in March 2022, sim racing drivers have been debating about which game was better between Assetto Corsa Competizione and Gran Turismo 7.
While they both have their pros and cons, it can be tough to decide which one is the perfect racing game for you.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the key differences between these two popular sim racing games.
Our goal is to help you decide between these two racing games by looking at few different factors including:
- Driving realism
- Variety of cars and tracks
- Graphics quality
- Car handling
- Laser scanned tracks
- Prices and Download
So let’s now get started with our in depth comparison guide.
Table of Contents
- How realistic is it to drive?
- Variety of cars and tracks
- Graphics quality
- Car handling
- Compatibility (PC, Xbox, Playstation)
- FOV (Field of view)
- Are tracks laser scanned?
- Online multiplayer
- Force Feedback (FFB)
- Prices and Downloads
- So which one is better for you?
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How realistic is it to drive?
Assetto Corsa Competizione is probably one of the most popular sim racing software that is frequently used by real life GT3 drivers to practice their driving skills.
Thus, it is natural for Assetto Corsa Competizione to offer some of the most realistic driving experience for its users.
After years of testing a variety of racing games, we can safely say that ACC still stands as possibly one of the best in terms of combining all aspects of a realistic driving experience including handling, sound quality, force feedback, car & tyre grip and much more.
Gran Turismo 7 is another great racing simulator that has been around from March 2022.
Despite being known more as a game rather than a racing simulator, the developers of Gran Turismo 7 are still prioritizing their simulation engine to be as realistic as possible to real-life racing.
In fact, the software itself was created based on real life racing physics!
Variety of cars and tracks
Assetto Corsa Competizione doesn’t have the most cars and race tracks option, but they are definitely the best racing game when it comes to GT3 and GT4.
There are 43 different kinds of cars available and you can use them to race in 18 GT3 tracks.
On the other hand, Gran Turismo 7 features more than 520 cars from countless manufacturers around the world.
All in all, the car details and specs in Gran Turismo 7 are quite impressive, but they could definitely add more realism when it comes to car physics and handling.
As for the tracks, there are 35 venues with 25 extra different layouts for you to race on.
Assetto Corsa Competizione has a state of the art graphic quality that we can hardly find any flaws in.
Both the car exterior and interior are very detailed and you can see how they pay high attention to every single detail including the racing cockpit environment.
As long as you are using a PC with reliable GPU and processor, be ready for the ultimate graphic experience!
Similarly, Gran Turismo 7 is also known for their excellent graphic quality.
It has been one of their strong points since their first release, and the Playstation version itself was set as a flagship software used to demonstrate the maximum potential of a Playstation graphic quality.
The car handling in Asseto Corsa Competizione is known to be extremely hard to adapt to.
For us, we would call it extremely realistic rather than extremely hard.
Yes, the only reason why it is relatively harder to handle a car in ACC is because of how realistic it is compared to driving a real life racing car.
Once you get a hang of it, it will actually provide a better sense of realism that racing enthusiasts always keep looking for.
In contrast, the car handling in Gran Turismo 7 is not quite as realistic as ACC, in fact you’ll struggle to properly feel the grip from the tyres and won’t be able to tell whether the car is sliding or not.
However, it is quite a bit easier to adapt to, and that’s why we highly recommend using Gran Turismo 7 for beginners who just want to have fun with a realistic racing simulation.
Compatibility (PC, Xbox, Playstation)
As you might know already, Assetto Corsa Competizione is available for PC, Xbox and Playstation consoles which means that you can play it with any devices that you have, though playing on PC usually tends to yield the best graphics experience thanks to powerful GPUs.
With that in mind, racing with consoles is not to be overlooked, especially when you are racing with Gran Turismo 7 which is only available on Playstation (PS4 & PS5).
In fact, especially for Playstation users, we highly recommend Gran Turismo 7 as it really is one of the best racing games that you can run on Playstation.
FOV (Field of view)
FOV is one of the most important factors that will determine the immersion of your overall racing experience.
As it applies with most high quality racing games, you can always adjust your FOV in the settings menu.
In the case of ACC and Gran Turismo 7, we believe that both games have excellent FOV even when used by default and so you won’t really have to change it that much.
having said that, make sure you check our free FOV calculator that we’ve recently released!
Are tracks laser scanned?
Laser scanning is something that will not directly affect your racing performance, but it is highly regarded by sim racers as one of the most important factors to get on point for sim racing games.
In Assetto Corsa Competizione, most of the race tracks are based on real life racing venues.
Thus, the majority of tracks are completely laser scanned up to each and every detail.
Similarly, Gran Turismo 7 has only a few tracks that are based on real life venues, and some of these (but not all) are laser scanned to provide users with the most realistic details from the kerbs and bumps on the track.
The majority of tracks that are not laser scanned in Gran Turismo 7 are the ones based on fictional and historical racing venues.
Assetto Corsa Competizione is an online racing software that is dedicated for online multiplayer races.
It’s in fact one of the most popular simulators where the best sim racers from around the world use to test out their skills against each other.
ACC is supported with a sophisticated licensing system where you will be able to participate in racing events with racers of your skill level.
Thus, the races are always winnable yet still challenging at the same time.
Gran Turismo 7 applies similar measures to make sure their online races are kept competitive and fun for racers of all levels, though it’s nowhere near as competitive and professional as Assetto Corsa Competizione.
Force Feedback (FFB)
While ACC and Gran Turismo 7 operate on different devices, it is safe to say that both developers have done a great job in maintaining a precise and accurate force feedback system.
Some drivers would be fine racing with the default settings, but you can always adjust the in-game force feedback according to your own preference in the settings menu, to either make the wheel feel “heavier” or “lighter”.
Prices and Downloads
Assetto Corsa Competizione costs $39.99 on Steam and offers a lot more content that can be purchased separately which comes at another $57 in extra cost.
So if you made a single purchase, it would cost about $97 in total for ACC.
Gran Turismo 7 prices
So which one is better for you?
Both Assetto Corsa Competizione and Gran Turismo 7 are great choices depending on what you are looking for in a sim racing game.
If you are looking for the most realistic experience with excellent FOV and laser scanned tracks, then ACC is the perfect choice for you.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a simple GT online multiplayer experience that is fun and competitive for all skill levels, Gran Turismo 7 is probably better.
You should really give both of them a try and see which one suits you the best!
As always, happy sim racing!
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