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Can you tell the difference between GT5 and real life?


The graphical line separating video games and real life has been getting thinner and thinner with each passing console generation, and the Gran Turismo series always seems to be the one leading the charge.

Harnessing the PlayStation 3's graphical power, Gran Turismo 5 features the most realistic graphics to date. So real, in fact, that many people can't tell the difference between an image from GT5 and its real-life counterpart. To prove this, a Neo GAF forum member created a quiz featuring screens from GT5 and GT5 Prologue that will have you staring inches away from your monitor trying to discern the difference.

Take the quiz, and see how you do!

[Via NeoGAF]

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1. Wow, I only got 12 right, I was more looking at the backgrounds to determing if they were from GT5 or real life, but, I did better than I thought:-)

Too bad they don't tell you wish one's are what after you finish:-(

Posted at 9:57AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Illusion8400

2. i also got 12 points, pretty nice

Posted at 9:58AM on Oct 8th 2007 by doug

3. I got 14 points...The last one I can't tell but I think they are both real life photos.

Posted at 10:01AM on Oct 8th 2007 by derrickgott007

4. I got 11 points. I was trying to use the backgrounds too, but even then it's much too difficult.

Posted at 10:15AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Vincent060

5. 14 out of 14, helped by the fact that half of them have sony disclaimers or logos on them making it damn obvious.
As for Q15, pic 1 is real, pic 2 is from F1:CE, however i initially thought they were both real until i spotted the F1:CE banner in the background.
So i didnt bother ticking either because neither were GT photos, got 14pts, then tried it with 15B and got the 15th point, but they're still cheating :P

Despite getting them all right, i have to admit had they been clean samples (free from GT logos & text) they could have been used for a motoring magazine and im sure people wouldnt tell the difference.

Posted at 10:16AM on Oct 8th 2007 by P

6. Car shaders are absolutely superb in GT5. However, I am not keen on the surroundings, as far as I could see in trailers. There were even texture repeat problems on occasions, and the trees use a cross billboard technique. All this probably because, they want to run it 60fps at 1080p. Very pointless to me (the 1080p part, not 60fps of course. 60 fps is a must). I'd have preferred better surroundings at 720p, and maybe throw in there some AA to make it even smoother. And wait, the replay mode is 30fps. Urgh. I am gonna buy it anyways, but these make me a sad little boy.

Posted at 10:27AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Emrah

7. @P: there are 15 questions...

Posted at 10:30AM on Oct 8th 2007 by animekid3515

8. on the 6th one you can see a GT sign in the background on the B one so i wonder which pic is that ^_^

Posted at 10:32AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Kxpuc

9. 14pts...sweet ownage

Posted at 10:50AM on Oct 8th 2007 by bajanboss

10. I got 13. From the HD trailers I've seen its the background that ruins it for these cars as its not up to the same quality. The cars look so photorealistic they're out of place. You could fit the car in a real life video and you wouldn't be able to tell.

If the last one, pic 2 is from F1:CE I like to point out that the cars do not look like that in the gameplay.

Posted at 10:51AM on Oct 8th 2007 by bamf

11. @6

You know they still have some time until the finished product comes out so you know they could work out the kinks and make it run really smooth! I won't sell it short until I see the finished product but from what I'm seeing GT5 is looking amazing!

Posted at 10:55AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Byron517

12. We have only seen fairly blank backgrounds thus far. I still expect more than this game is currently giving. I like the fact the full product will continue to be supported after release. Hopefully the additions won't be subjected the same pricing idiocy that Prologue suffered.

Posted at 10:56AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Sammy

13. baaabbabbbaaabb

Do I get a prize?

Posted at 11:20AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Ian

14. lol 10 out of 14 ( bonus 15)

Posted at 11:39AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Zobar

15. That we can even take a quiz like this shows the TRUE power of the PS3.

Posted at 12:02PM on Oct 8th 2007 by Killjebus

16. If you have seen the trailers it makes this a while lote easier because of the brick pattern used, and the red suits that the pit crew wear.

Posted at 1:06PM on Oct 8th 2007 by Wonderflex

17. @15

I think your confused. Its the fact that we can barely tell the difference between real life and gt5 that showcases the true power of the PS3.

I'm assuming they worked on the car models first because thats what most people look at, and are now cleaning up the backround.

Posted at 1:22PM on Oct 8th 2007 by Andy

18. 11 out of 14. Doesn't look too bad, but GT doesn't interest me as it used to.

PSN: Mr_BurnZ

Posted at 1:22PM on Oct 8th 2007 by BurnZ

19. I got 8 questions right only, LMAO I was like this is so easy then I press validate or whatever only got 8 right o sht this game's graphics are better than real life.

Posted at 1:27PM on Oct 8th 2007 by sm

20. Wow I only got 9 right and I totally thought I knew the difference!! Anyone got a test comparing xbox 360 games to real life??? Uhhh, thats right, didn't think so...

Posted at 1:55PM on Oct 8th 2007 by never$$hort

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